Buckeye Game Fest2021 Canceled


Columbus, Ohio (March 22, 2021) – Buckeye Game Festivals, the nonprofit corporation responsible for managing the annual Buckeye Game Fest boardgaming convention, today announced the cancellation of its 2021 show. The Board of Directors of the corporation voted unanimously to cancel the convention, originally scheduled for September 16-19, 2021,  due to COVID-19 pushing many other conventions into the fall.

With COVID-19 vaccinations increasing and regulations being eased, many organizations have moved their conventions into the fall to ensure their attendees’ safer experience. With both Gencon and Origins Game Fair running in the second half of September, it was clear that Buckeye Game Fest would be in direct competition. Therefore, the Board decided to focus its efforts on the production of the 2022  convention.

The corporation also announced that Buckeye Game Fest 2022 will be held April 7-10, 2022, at the Hyatt Regency Columbus in downtown Columbus, Ohio. The War Room, a dedicated wargaming space available to attendees for an additional fee, is scheduled to open on April 4, 2022. Registration will open in January 2022. “We’re excited for this opportunity to bring our convention back with a blast in the spring, kicking off the 2022 gaming convention season,” said Bryan Stanbridge, president of the Board.

Buckeye Game Festivals is an Ohio nonprofit corporation responsible for the organization and operation of boardgaming convention events in central Ohio. Founded in 2017, the corporation hosts an annual boardgaming convention, Buckeye Game Fest, featuring the library of the Columbus Area Boardgaming Society (CABS) with over 500 unique attendees. The corporation also manages the Board Room at Origins Game Fair, a national convention with over 20,000 unique attendees.


For more information, please contact board member Kristin Genchi at kristing@buckeyegamefestivals.org