Event Registration is open!

Attendees can now register for the events they wish to play in for free*. Registering for the event(s) you wish to play in helps us know what events are desired and also helps our GMs know who to expect to show up to their game.

Anyone can play in an event, even without a ticket, as long as there is an open space. Ticket holders get priority for the event seating.

* There are special charity events that do have a ticket cost of $5. All proceeds from these events will be donated to the Nationwide Extra Life Campaign. These events are being hosted by our Guest of Honor Man Vs. Meeple. You will get to play some hot new games and enjoy their company while helping raise funds for a great cause.

Head over to see the event schedule now and make sure to get your tickets. Anyone can view the event schedule, but only badge holders are eligible to register/purchase event tickets.

2022 COVID-19 Policy Update

In accordance with the Columbus City Council ordinance passed March 7, masks will no longer be required at BGF 2022. We encourage all attendees to continue safe practices with regards to COVID-19, including masking, social distancing, and handwashing while in attendance. We will continue to monitor state and local guidelines and provide further updates as appropriate. 

BGF 2022 Hotel Block Update

Couldn’t get a room last night in our hotel block? Don’t worry, the block is still open through Saturday! There was a small glitch that prevented some people from using the block. If you’ve already booked outside the block, your room will still count for BGF. Send us an email or private message and we can notify hotel reservations to make sure you get our room rate. If you didn’t book because you thought the hotel was full, it’s not! Book away!

One of the best ways to support BGF is by booking a room. We have a target as a group to hit, and we’re still a little far from that target. If you’ve been on the fence about booking a room, please consider doing so before Saturday! It would really help. Thank you!


2022 Guest of Honor: Man Vs. Meeple

Man vs Meeple was created to treat the hobby with the respect it deserves, and shine a positive light on it for anyone and everyone who wants to join the community. As they’ve grown, so has their perspective on what’s most important–having fun at the table.

Jeremy Howard

Elisha Waybright

David Waybright

MvM creates a variety of content and provides the industry another platform to showcase games we’re all playing, and some that we’re not playing yet.

This group of creative gamers will be running some events to help raise funds* for the Nationwide Children’s Extra Life Campaign. Make sure to check back when events go live to register for your ticket!

*All proceeds from these events will be donated to the ExtraLife Campaign.