Edmonton Game Spiel

Edmonton Game Spiel is a local gaming convention with world class appeal. Bringing together Boardgames, RPG’s and Miniatures along with industry talent, delicious food, and unique experiences.

Our goal is to provide the kind of game convention that we, as enthusiasts of the genre, have always wanted to attend. We want gamers of all skill sets and experience levels to come together and share their wealth of collective knowledge in a relaxed and fun environment. We encourage you as attendees to go outside of your comfort zone and discover something new. Most of all, we hope you’ll make some friends along the way.

FAQ

General
Why did you call the convention Edmonton Game Spiel?

We wanted to nod to the venue which is a curling club. Curling tournaments are called bonspiels and we thought that was a fun tie-in to the Spiel des Jahres yearly board game awards in Germany. Hence Spiel.

Who is coming to this event?

Rodney Smith from Watch it Played, Representatives from ILO307 and Roxley Games, Red Claw Gaming, Variant Edition Comics, Table Top Cafe, Preserve Food Truck, The New Deli Food Truck, and a wide range of Dungeon Masters, Game Masters, Game Enthusiasts and more!

Is this an all ages event?

Yes, gamers of all ages are encouraged to attend but minors require parental supervision.

How do I become a sponsor?

Email info@edmontongamespiel.com with the subject line “Sponsorship” for details.

How do I become a vendor?

Email info@edmontongamespiel.com with the subject line “Vendor” for details.

Tickets/Passes
What do I get with my pass?

All passes give you unlimited access to all aspects of the convention with the exception of the Mega Games. You are free to sign up for tournaments, learn to plays, RPG sessions and open play as you see fit. The weekend pass and Saturday pass also include a full buffet.

What is the difference between Friday, Saturday and Sunday?

Saturday and Sunday are the main focus and include the Mega Games as well as our special guest Rodney Smith. All three days will have plenty of content to keep you occupied as the vendors, tournaments, role playing games, open play and bar will all be open the whole weekend.

Transportation & Accommodations

Will there be parking?

There will be free parking at the venue.

If I’m coming from out of town, where should I stay?

We have a special room rate worked out with the Holiday Inn West Edmonton. Call them at 780-444-3110 and tell them you are with the Edmonton Game Spiel and you will be given our preferred rate.
Transit

We recommend staying close to the event or carpooling for the weekend if possible. If you have to take transit, the event is a short bus ride from the West Edmonton Mall.

Food & Drink

Will I be able to buy food on site?

Yes! We will have a concession on site the whole convention as well as a food truck to serve breakfast on Saturday and Sunday.

Will I be able to bring in outside food?

No, outside food will not be allowed.

I have dietary restrictions. What should I do?

If you have serious allergies or restrictions, you can email us at info@edmontongamespiel.com with the subject line “Dietary Restrictions”. Also please include the email you signed up for your badge.

Will I be able to purchase alcohol?

Yes, we will be fully licensed.

Can I take my alcohol on the gaming floor?

Yes.

Gaming

How do I sign up to be a Volunteer?

Email info@edmontongamespiel.com with the subject line “Volunteer” for details.

How do I sign up to host an RPG session?

Follow this link and fill out the form: https://goo.gl/forms/Z0BY4U5SCjnXFsRh1

What is a Mega Game?

Megagame is a multi-player game, in which, usually the participants are organised into teams, and those teams into an hierarchy of teams. Very much in the vein of a model UN or other mock government simulation. The number of players can vary from 20 – 100 depending on the game and it played over the course of a day or afternoon. 6 Hours at least depending on the game.

Why does a Mega Game have an extra cost?

A significant amount of materials, administration and prep go into making these work successfully. This is extra cost also helps to commit players to the event as having last minute cancellations can seriously disrupt gameplay.

Can I bring my own board games to play?

Yes, but you assume all responsibility in the event that any of your personal property is lost or stolen.

Used Game Sale

April 13th we will have a wide selection of vintage and used games available for one day only! These items are strictly first come, first serve and limited to only 1 or 2 copies each.

All regular stock games will also be 15% off!

Some Highlights include:

Dragonball Z Monopoly
Warp Out Atlantic Bermuda Triangle Edition
Olympics
Lion King
Aladdin
Beauty and the Beast
Girl Talk
Nightmare
Snow White
Road Runner
Smurfs
Trouble
Life
Sorry
Close Encounters
King Kong
Battleship
Size Matters
Ewoks
Spiderman with Fantastic 4
Sailor Moon
Skipbo
Kings Crib
Battle Tank
Campaign
Rail Baron
Masterpiece
Babysitters Club
Crowds
Illuminati
Sub Search
Mouse Trap
Flash Gordon
…and many more!

Alley Kat Cask Night

Head to Table Top Cafe for a night of games, friends, and a pint of specialty cask beer, which will feature Alley Kat’s Kolsch infused with blueberries and fresh sage. A refreshing mix to give you a taste of summer in this chill weather!

Cask Tapped at 7:00 pm and served until we run dry

Come early to get a seat and drink your fill!

X-Wing 2.0 Tournament (Hyperspace)

**20% off of food and drink!**

This tournament will be using the Hyperspace rules!

$10 Entry Fee (can be pre paid to hold your spot)

11:00 am start time

Prizes include alternate art cards, tokens and store credit to round it all out.

Speedy Sealed Keyforge Tournament

**20% off all food and drink for event participants**

Join us at our 75 st store for a Speedy Sealed Keyforge Event

-$20 entry
-Best of one matches
-One sealed deck per player included
-max 24 players
-35 min rounds
-4-5 rounds of play based on attendance

This is a medium competitiveness level tournament designed to be played over part of an afternoon with single game matches
Prizes include mini cards, tokens, a playmat and store credit to round it all out.

As there is a hard cap of 24 players we will be taking pre payment to hold spots for this event. Feel free to call in to pay over the phone or to pay in person to reserve your seat.

D&D Night 75 Street

Hail and well met, adventurers! If you’re looking for a new group or want to try out D&D for the first time ever, join our very own in house DMs for night full of adventure and fun! We coordinate these events through this Facebook Group.

 

https://www.facebook.com/groups/DNDatTTC/

 

Just find the event you wish to attend and post inside to save your spot. These events are first posted first seated so get in early!

This event will be $10 in order to properly compensate our DM’s

6:00 – Character creation (if needed)
6:30 – Sign-ups end for both tables
6:45 – Deadline for character sheets
7:00 – Game Starts
*For now, we have to max our tables at 7 players

Monday Meetup (75st)

Every Monday Table Top Cafe on 75st has plenty of people looking to play games of all shapes and sizes.

Flying solo and looking for a game group? Come on in.

Interested in dipping your toes in the amazing world of board games for the first time? Grab a seat!

Searching for more to try out the new hotness? Get your game face on!

New or veteran, solo or grouped, young or old, Monday is your day to play!

X-Wing Night at 75th

Grab your ships and head to the 75st every Wednesday for open X-wing play. All participants get 20% off all food and drink!

Splendor Tournament

The classic Splendor Tournament returns!

Up to 24 players compete to win the coveted Splendor play mat and early choice of their favorite gems!

$10 Entry
4 rounds of play (minimum)
11:00 am Start time
All participants get a set of alternate art Noble Tokens and one alternate set of colored gems!
Entry fee includes play time for the rest of the day