Board games

Ticket to Ride Bonanza

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A pass where you play as much Ticket to Ride as you can handle. Most variants will be available, including Norrköping/Linköping, Gothenburg and Rydsgård. Drop in is possible. We start games as soon as there are enough players and space.

Organized by Jacob Hallén

  • Fri 10:00 - 18:00
    Place:
    • North Entrance 02
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Playable with Asmodee

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Come and play novelties and classics from Asmodee Nordics

Organized by Asmodee Nordics

  • Fri 10:00 - 21:00
    Places:
    • South 202
    • South 205
  • Sat 10:00 - 21:00
    Places:
    • South 202
    • South 205
  • Sun 10:00 - 12:00
    Places:
    • South 202
    • South 205

Vildhallon

Vildhallon is a creative indie publisher owned and run by cultural worker Mattias Dristig. The company has a wide range of publishing that ranges from publishing to record companies and game development.

This year, too, you can find Vildhallon in the shop section of the Auditorium in the southern building. The success of the past two years also continues with a separate game room where visitors can test Vildhallon's published games and talk to the publisher's affiliated creators.

See Vildhallon's page on Facebook for the exact programme.

Organized by Vildhallon

  • Fri 10:00 - 21:00
    Place:
    • South 401
  • Sat 10:00 - 21:00
    Place:
    • South 401
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Dune: Imperium (Legacy+RoI+Immo)

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ATTENTION!!! Registration for this event only applies to LEGACY+RoI+Immo. For registrations for Uprising see separate arrangement.
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At GothCon we run both regular Dune: Imperium (Legacy) with the RoI+Immo expansions, but also the new Uprising. Legacy and Uprising are run separately from each other with no mixing of cards and leaders between them.

2 qualifying sessions are held where both variants are played simultaneously in parallel, and then there are 2 separate final sessions.

We conduct leadership elections acc. The Vote(2)+Hidden Picks(6) method. If necessary, we run a rule review on site before each qualifying session. On all sessions where there is room to spare, we also run "Casual Play" tables. A perfect opportunity for beginners!

Qualifying session (Legacy+Uprising): Friday 08:00-12:00 and 13:00-17:00
Final (Legacy): Saturday 08:00-12:00
Final (Uprising): Saturday 13:00-17:00

The final pass is played with the "Battle of Wills" mini-expansion.

You can play in both qualifiers if you want. You only count your best result towards a final place.

After the qualifying sessions, the best winners go to the respective Final.

Pre-registration for passes gives priority, and then we fill up with drop-ins.

Organized by Conny Larsson

  • Fri 8:00 - 12:00 (Qualifying session)
    Place:
    • ISGR 226

    Pre book via sign up system

  • Fri 13:00 - 17:00 (Qualifying session 2)
    Place:
    • ISGR 226

    Pre book via sign up system

  • Sat 8:00 - 12:00 (Final)
    Place:
    • ISGR 226
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Level 7: Omega Protocol

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In the 1950s the United States government made contact with a race of technologically advanced beings known as the Ghin. The Ghin leader, a brilliant scientist named Cronos, had come to earth seeking a cure for a deadly plague threatening to annihilate his race. Cronos believed the cure to the plague could be found within human DNA, which was remarkably similar to that of the Ghin.

Less than twenty-four hours ago, several test subjects managed to escape the Subterra Bravo facility. Their actions led to a complete breakdown in relations between the human corroborators and Cronos' minions. Having planned for this eventuality, the US government has enacted the Omega Protocol. . .

Level 7: Omega Protocol is a game of tactical combat between a fireteam of commandos sent by an unacknowledged department within the US government to pacify the situation at Subterra Bravo and the sinister swarms of inhuman creatures that have overtaken the facility. Up to five players can take on the role of commandos, while one player acts as the overseer who controls Subterra Bravo's monstrous denizens.

Try a tactical and action-packed sci-fi Dungeon Crawler! No previous knowledge required.

Organized by Magnus Gustavsson

  • Fri 10:00 - 22:00
    Place:
    • ISGR 226
  • Sat 10:00 - 22:00
    Place:
    • ISGR 226
  • Sun 10:00 - 15:00
    Place:
    • ISGR 226

Västspel Children's Room

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The Västspel Association will, as usual, arrange gaming activities for children and young people during the convention. Throughout the convention, we offer a selection of board games, figure games, figure painting, role-playing games and more, you can learn and play on the spot. More details will be available on site.

Target group: 9-14 years
Prerequisites: none, we teach

Organized by Ulf Bengtsson

  • Fri 10:00 - 18:00
    Place:
    • North Entrance 06
  • Sat 10:00 - 18:00
    Place:
    • North Entrance 06
  • Sun 10:00 - 15:00
    Place:
    • North Entrance 06

Mega Civilization

The mega variant of the epic and classic Civilization.

Organized by Marcus Arnell

  • Fri 10:00 - Sat 10:00
    Place:
    • ISGR 225
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GoBo's board game bar

Come and play board games in Gobo's board game bar! We have all kinds of games here, from "No thanks!" to "Ark Nova"!

Organized by GothenburgBoardgamers

  • Fri 12:00 - 22:00
    Place:
    • North 113
  • Sat 10:00 - 22:00
    Place:
    • North 113
  • Sun 10:00 - 15:00
    Place:
    • North 113

HIVE Tournament

Tournament in the game HIVE.
It would be a 5 or 6 rounds swiss type tournament (so no knock-out, everyone plays the same number of rounds regardless of their results).
The tournament itself would last 2-3 hours max in the morning or afternoon (each game should have around 15 min thinking time per player, so 30 min in total for the whole game).

Organized by Jesper Mansson

  • Sat 12:00 - 16:00
    Place:
    • ISGR 225

Board game - SIEGE

Hi, SIEGE is a board game in relatively early development. The game is a strategy game without dice where you have to destroy the opponent's fortress by moving troops/building houses/building castles.

Organized by Kristian Brycke

  • Fri 10:00 - 15:00
    Place:
    • South 407
  • Fri 16:00 - 21:00
    Place:
    • South 407
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The War Games Room

We move blips, roll dice and shout curses together!

Bring your own favorite game or borrow something on site.

Organized by Axel Håkansson

  • Fri 10:00 - Sat 3:00
    Place:
    • Norra Botten 01
  • Sat 10:00 - Sun 3:00
    Place:
    • Norra Botten 01
  • Sun 10:00 - 15:00
    Place:
    • Norra Botten 01
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Open playroom

Here you can play newly purchased or brought games.

Organized by GothCon

  • Fri 10:00 - 22:00
    Place:
    • South 305
  • Sat 10:00 - 22:00
    Place:
    • South 305
  • Sun 10:00 - 15:00
    Place:
    • South 305
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Board Game SpeedDating

Speed dating event for those of you who are open to meeting someone!

Registration opens at 15.30 on site, the event starts at 16 and continues until 19.

First come, first serve as there are limited places. We will have different game tables with games that encourage discussion.

You rotate during the course of the event and get to play different games.

During the event, you write down which participants you would like to get to know more about and give the paper to the organizer afterwards.

The participants who match then receive each other's contact information and can talk further.
If you want to participate in the event, you must be 18+ years old.

Come play games and meet new people who are also looking for love!

Organized by Shirini

  • Sat 16:00 - 19:00
    Place:
    • North Entrance 02
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Frostpunk The boardgame Survival experience

Do you have what it takes to survive the apocalypse? The world has frozen and in order to survive, the last remnants of humanity have built large generators powered by precious coal. But time is short and the storm of the century is approaching. You must build shelters and collect food and resources to survive. Every action has irreversible consequences, the laws you make, the areas you explore, the buildings you build. Everything affects.

Do you have what it takes to survive the frost? Do you manage to keep your citizens healthy or do you let the diseases run wild? Are you collecting enough food or are people starving? Does everyone have a roof over their head or are some freezing at night? Are you a religious community or do you have strict laws and strict order? Do you dare to explore the outback to perhaps find salvation in the wilderness or do you isolate yourself from the entire outside world?

Come try out the coolest board game ever made and see if you've got what it takes. You can come and play in teams of 4 people per team. The teams that manage to survive end up on the Wall of fame of true survivors.
The version of Frostpunk that will be used is the deluxe edition with preshaded miniatures and neoprene playing mat. The game also uses a digital app that plays original music from the computer game.

1 game opportunity per day is promised due to the length of the game, which is about 5 hours

Organized by Jimmy Johansson

  • Sat 17:00 - 22:00
    Place:
    • ISGR 225

    Pre book via sign up system

  • Sun 10:00 - 15:00
    Place:
    • ISGR 225

    Pre book via sign up system

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The Bunker's Board game bar

We are a board game association that on weekdays is housed at Pedagogen in Gothenburg.

In our game bar, you can count on us to have many classic board games, but also some new ones.

Come by and play!

Organized by The Bunker's Board Game

  • Fri 10:00 - 21:00
    Place:
    • North 112
  • Sat 10:00 - 21:00
    Place:
    • North 112
  • Sun 10:00 - 13:00
    Place:
    • North 112
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Rumian

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My name is Viktor. We will launch a board game in the summer of 2024 called "Rumian".

Rumian is a medieval adventure game that is suitable both for beginners to strategy games and also for more experienced players. The game will be ready in its entirety for Gothcon, although we will only have well-made prototypes with us at the convention.

Organized by Viktor Kadziolka

  • Fri 10:00 - 15:00
    Place:
    • South 407
  • Fri 16:00 - 21:00
    Place:
    • South 407
  • Sat 10:00 - 15:00
    Place:
    • South 407
  • Sat 16:00 - 21:00
    Place:
    • South 407
  • Sun 10:00 - 15:00
    Place:
    • South 407
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Marooned Meeples

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"There is bad weather, there are no clothes." /Meeple proverbs

Keep your shipwrecked meeples alive in this brutal survival duel! Guide them through different seasons and various extreme weather. Grab the island's limited resources before your mortal enemy does.

Number of players: 2 (1 vs. 1)
Playing time: approx. 60 min
Age: 10+
Genre: Strategy
Mechanisms: Worker placement, Player elimination, Push your luck

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The game has been in development since 2020 and is moving towards publication. This is the 12th version.

MM is designed based on three main principles:

1. Strategic depth. The player has many choices and they are rarely obvious. Gather, hunt, fish, farm. Build rain collectors, traps and other upgrades. Take care of yourself or play aggressively.
2. Ease of use. Quick setup, easy to learn. Clear structure that lets you focus on what to do, instead of keeping track of the rules.
3. Replay value. There are many things that can befall little meeples, from bee stings and starvation to pirates and hurricanes. The weather changes from "okay" to "crisis panic" and you never know for sure what to expect. You can win by building a raft, hoping a ship sees your smoke signals, or by claiming the island for yourself. All this together makes each game round unique.

Organized by Marooned Meeples

  • Fri 10:00 - 21:00
    Place:
    • South 407
  • Sun 10:00 - 15:00
    Place:
    • South 407
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SM in Loopin' Louie

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Fifth year that SM in Loopin' Louie is arranged, the second time at GothCon!

Knock out the other players' chickens while avoiding getting your own chickens knocked out! The last one left in the game wins!
Free number of players, up to 1-3 players per team.
Happy atmosphere and spirit of play is encouraged!

Prizes for the gold, silver and bronze medalists.
Bonus prize for best chant.

Free to participate. Children accompanied by a parent.

Organized by Björn Fredberg

  • Fri 17:00 - 19:00
    Place:
    • North Entrance 04
  • Sat 17:00 - 19:00
    Place:
    • North Entrance 04

Who Goes There?

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Research teams in the Arctic have found a biological mass that disappears from the laboratory. Then everything goes to hell. Now it's about survival until help comes. But can you really still trust your peers? You must work together as the realms of someone not being who they say they are are increasing.
This is a game if you want to work together to survive, if it's not already the case that you're infected, the biological thing has its own agenda...
Based on the 1982 cult horror, this game captures the paranoia and terror of being isolated in the wasteland with an unknown danger that is closer than you dare to believe.
If you like co-op with hidden deduction elements, this is the game for you!
There will also be a chance to play the variant The Thing, which is a slightly darker variant on the same theme.
About 5 players per game, pre-registration is required, there is a place for up to 15 players per game.

Organized by Sanne Rülf Edmark

  • Sat 10:00 - 15:00
    Place:
    • North Entrance 02

    Pre book via sign up system

Swedish Championship Carcassonne

Now, more traditionally, we appoint the Swedish champion in Carcassonne. It is all decided in duel format.

Organized by Johan Broman

  • Fri 11:00 - 14:00
    Places:
    • South 202
    • South 205
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Nations Dynasties/Gaia Project

Nations is a civilization building game where through resource management and development you compete against other nations and fight against potentially devastating events that the game offers. Rule your nation from ancient times until the start of the First World War.
In the Gaia project, you challenge others to colonize space with one of 14 unique races.

Organized by Mikael Ristovski

  • Fri 10:00 - 15:00
    Place:
    • North Entrance 02
  • Fri 16:00 - 21:00
    Place:
    • North Entrance 02
  • Fri 22:00 - Sat 3:00
    Place:
    • North Entrance 02
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International Board Gamers

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IBG is an association that organizes meetups with the goal of helping you make new friends

At our Gothcon event, you can sit down and play board games with people you may not know.

In order to be an inclusive association, we use English as our primary language at our events. But if everyone around the table is ok with it, you can use whatever language you want.

Organized by Lotta Fredriksson

  • Fri 10:00 - Sat 1:00
    Place:
    • North 102
  • Sat 10:00 - Sun 1:00
    Place:
    • North 102
  • Sun 10:00 - 14:00
    Place:
    • North 102
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The economy game room and more

The game bar for those who like financial games. We offer everything from simple auction games to 18xx.

Games that will be on site:
18 Chesapeake
1862: Railway Mania in the Eastern Counties
1877: Stockholm Tramways
Acquire
Age of Steam
Big Shot
Brass: Birmingham
Brass: Lancashire
Chicago Express
Concordia
Container: 10th Anniversary Edition
Cyclades
For sale
High Society
Indonesia
Industrialization of Sweden
Imperial
Imperial 2030
Irish Gauge
Keyflower
MarraCash
Mini Rails
Modern Art
Paris Connection
Power Grid
Puerto Rico
Railways of the World
Ready, Set, Bet
Rolling Stock Stars
Startups
Stephenson's Rocket
The Crew: The Quest for Planet Nine
The Crew: Mission Deep Sea
The Estates
Tigris & Euphrates
Trans Europe

Organized by Love Brandefelt

  • Fri 10:00 - 15:00
    Place:
    • North Entrance 01
  • Fri 16:00 - 21:00
    Place:
    • North Entrance 01
  • Sat 10:00 - 15:00
    Place:
    • North Entrance 01
  • Sat 16:00 - 21:00
    Place:
    • North Entrance 01
  • Sun 10:00 - 12:00
    Place:
    • North Entrance 01
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Kristianstad Game Association

Kristianstad's Game Association Spelbar (Former Kickstarter Room)
Our goal is to have games that may not be that common. We also offer teaching of the games to the extent that we can and have time.

Organized by Kristianstad's Game Association

  • Fri 10:00 - Sat 3:00
    Place:
    • North 111
  • Sat 10:00 - Sun 3:00
    Place:
    • North 111
  • Sun 10:00 - 15:00
    Place:
    • North 111

Dune: Empire; Uprising

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ATTENTION!!! Registration for this event only applies to Uprising. For registrations for Legacy+RoI+Immo see separate arrangement.
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At GothCon we run both regular Dune: Imperium (Legacy) with the RoI+Immo expansions, but also the new Uprising. Legacy and Uprising are run separately from each other with no mixing of cards and leaders between them.

2 qualifying sessions are held where both variants are played simultaneously in parallel, and then there are 2 separate final sessions.

We conduct leadership elections acc. The Vote(1)+Hidden Picks(3) method. If necessary, we run a rule review on site before each qualifying session. On all sessions where there is room to spare, we also run "Casual Play" tables. A perfect opportunity for beginners!

Qualifying session (Legacy+Uprising): Friday 08:00-12:00 and 13:00-17:00
Final (Legacy): Saturday 08:00-12:00
Final (Uprising): Saturday 13:00-17:00

The final pass is played with the "Battle of Wills" mini-expansion.

You can play in both qualifiers if you want. You only count your best result towards a final place.

After the qualifying sessions, the best winners go to the respective Final.

Pre-registration for passes gives priority, and then we fill up with drop-ins.

Organized by Conny Larsson

  • Fri 8:00 - 12:00 (Qualifying session)
    Place:
    • ISGR 226

    Pre book via sign up system

  • Fri 13:00 - 17:00 (Qualifying session 2)
    Place:
    • ISGR 226

    Pre book via sign up system

  • Sat 13:00 - 17:00 (Final)
    Place:
    • ISGR 226
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Board game with Ralf & Koen

We are two friends who are in Gothenburg and love to play board games. We want to share that love by hosting board game events in the future.

Come join us for some games and get information about our upcoming event.

Organized by Ralf & Koen

  • Fri 10:00 - 22:00
    Place:
    • North 215
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Diplomacy

What would you do to win a game?

In Diplomacy, seven players experience European Great Power politics at its worst. On the surface, a war game with abstract rules, where both a sharp mind and a sharp tongue are needed for success. Diplomacy, however, is above all an exercise in being able to betray one's friends and dare to cooperate with one's enemies; Progress can only be made together with others, but there is only one winner!

The session begins with a short review of the rules and the game lasts until the end of the session. Beginners are promised an unforgettable experience with one of the must-try classics of the board game world! Veterans already know what they're getting into.

Organized by Simon Arnling Bååth

  • Fri 16:00 - 21:00
    Place:
    • ISGR 228

    Pre book via sign up system

  • Sat 10:00 - 15:00
    Place:
    • ISGR 228

    Pre book via sign up system

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Nordic Championships in Rummikub

Nordic Championships in Rummikub.

Players from all Nordic countries are welcome to participate.

The winner will receive a paid trip with accommodation to the Rummikub WC in Gdansk, Poland 6-9 September 2024.

Organized by Asmodee Nordics

  • Sat 16:00 - 19:00
    Place:
    • South 205

Heroquest standard & advanced

Heroquest
In the desolate northern mountains, the servants of fear gather again and spread their horror across the land. I, Mentor, have specifically asked you to undertake this dangerous mission, as I see in you courage, knowledge and the fire of justice burning like the flames in my hearth behind us. You will travel far, undergo challenges of the most difficult kind, and face dangers in the form of the worst monsters of fear, but if you succeed, you will find glory, notoriety and, more importantly, have saved the land from being covered in darkness. May all the luck be with you!

Heroquest children/youth
Games are led by our 12-year-old cave & story expert, who welcomes children and young people to journey into caves filled with danger and heroic deeds. Played with the standard rules for the new edition of Heroquest.

Heroquest advance
Own version of advance Heroquest from 1989, where the adventurers can choose ready-made characters or show their stats and choose a profession before the adventure. Played with D12s mainly and is a bit more demanding, but at the same time opens up more opportunities and challenges.

Organized by Heroquest standard & advanced

  • Fri 10:00 - 15:00
    Place:
    • Vasa 416
  • Fri 16:00 - 21:00
    Place:
    • Vasa 416
  • Sat 10:00 - 15:00
    Place:
    • Vasa 416
  • Sat 16:00 - 21:00
    Place:
    • Vasa 416
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