Sixth Annual Winter Gamesfest

Logo in SnowballHoGS’ sixth annual extravaganza of weekend-long board games, Winter Gamesfest (WGF), will occur on 20-21 August 2016. Once again our Winter Gamesfest will be a part of Area 52’s DI Con.


Saturday, 20 August — 10 am – 10 pm
Sunday, 21 August — 10 am – 5 pm

Terrace Room, 1st Floor
Hobart Best Western, 156 Bathurst Street

Are you new to strategy board games (think ‘Risk on steroids’)? This is your perfect opportunity to escape the winter’s chill and explore the many varieties of strategy games available. HoGS members bring a huge number of their own games to WGF, and are more than happy to let you borrow one — or teach you how to play!

Special events:

Our WGF wizards are busily planning several events that will tie in nicely with two days of playing games. These include —

  • door prizes on both days
  • trade table — bring your old games to sell or trade
  • Splendor tournament
  • Sushi Go! tournament
  • A Game of Thrones LCG tournament
  • Dice Masters teaching/playing
  • Long Games, including Twilight Imperium
  • Lightning Transfer chess (with Hobart Chess Club)
  • Bullet Horde chess (with Hobart Chess Club)
  • and more

Places are limited for all tournaments and special games, so you’ll want to sign up early. When the schedule has been finalised, we’ll also include details on how to sign up for each event.

Watch this space and our Facebook page as we firm up plans and can share more details with you.

A gold coin contribution to help cover the costs of running the event is appreciated.

Children are welcome but must be accompanied by an adult.

We hope to see you at Winter Gamesfest 2016!

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