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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line “Sponsorship” for details.
How do I become a vendor?
Email email@example.com with the subject line “Vendor” for details.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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?
How do I sign up to be a Volunteer?
Email email@example.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.