The mission of the Rio Grande Games is to promote the playing of games that offer the players choices. We do so by publishing adult and family strategy games, although children with appropriate parental supervision will enjoy playing many of these games.


Origins Game Fair is an annual tabletop gaming convention hosted by GAMA in Columbus, OH. With 6,000+ gaming events scheduled throughout the week for attendees, a dynamic vendor hall, special events throughout the weekend and so much more, there’s sure to be something for everyone!

Barley’s Brewing Company is Columbus’ oldest operating Brewpub. Established in 1992, we offer a variety of award-winning ales paired with elevated pub fare. We are located in the heart of it all. Right across from the convention center a short walk from the neighboring districts: Short North, Downtown, Arena District. We also have an event facility and a second-floor tap room with vintage arcade games. Cheers!

Ravenwood Castle is a unique get-a-way. Their beautiful remote location is surrounded by half a dozen state and national forests, providing them with absolutely amazing hiking. It also means we’re one of the few places left where cell phones, television, and internet service aren’t all-pervasive. The disconnected nature of our location provides an ideal opportunity to enjoy some quality time with your family and friends, free of electronic interruptions. But don’t forget about all the board game fun as well!

Alderac Entertainment Group (AEG)

AEG has focused on board, card, and dice games. We’ve created huge hits like Smash Up and Love Letter, and recent innovative games like Mystic Vale, Thunderstone, Space Base, Cat Lady, Tiny Towns, Cubitos, and many others! AEG is based in the United States and has a virtual workforce distributed all over the world. AEG staff work from Greece, Canada, the United Kingdom, and several US States.

Blue Panther Games leading publisher and manufacturer of print-on-demand board games. Our services include board games, fulfillment, game accessories, custom game components, and more. They are this year’s Guest Of Honor Sponsor.

The Riverside Realm Seeks to improve your gaming experience by offering tabletop gaming accessories. Decor, upgrades, accessories, gameplay, and more!

The Escape Room USA has been crafted over the better part of the last decade to be a place where friends, family, teams, and coworkers come together to participate in a hands-on, immersive gaming experience unlike any other. Our Escape Room Adventures span space and time, reality and fantasy. We offer a handcrafted story that places your group at center stage. Unlike other escape room companies who buy pre-designed escape room games from vendors, all of our games have been written and designed by our own creative team—meaning you’ll only ever find these exclusive escape room adventures at our locations. We strive to make a difference and have fun while doing so! 

Torg Gaming Expo is Ohio’s Largest & Best Video Gaming convention. Enjoy the many vendors, special guests, open free play retro gaming arcade, and more! Nov 1-3, 2024.

Heroes & Games, located right near the food court of the convention center, is your one-stop shop for all things gaming, geek, comic, and more. Stop by, shop, and maybe stay to play in one of their TCG events.

Double Exposure Envoy donated our play to win games. They help bring value add to gaming conventions.

The Guardtower is one online community and store and TWO 4,000 square-foot brick and-mortar locations, all of which carry time-honored classics as well as today’s hottest and best games, miniatures, and supplies.

Mikey’s Late Night Slice Mikey launched the pizza concept “Late Night Slice” in the parking lot attached to his apartment in 2009. This would become the first of several locations and two food trucks to provide “Columbus’ Original Street pizza” to the region.