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.

Puzzle Night

Table Top Cafe is hosting a frustratingly fun evening of puzzle madness!

Teams of 3 to 4 players will all be given an identical 500 piece puzzle to complete as quickly as possible. The winning team will win prizes for each member and each team gets to keep the puzzle they have just completed!

Registration is individual so you can come with a pre made team or come solo and we will make you into a team with other solo puzzlers.

Each ticket includes:

Entry into the puzzle battle

One complimentary Pint of Alleykat Aprikat or Yellowhead Lager (or any drink of equal or lesser value)

Unlimited board game play time before and after the event

Your chance at puzzle battle glory!

The event will start at 7:00 so if you are coming solo, please aim for no later than 6:45 so we can make groups!

Puzzle Battle

Table Top Cafe is hosting a frustratingly fun evening of puzzle madness!

Teams of 3 to 4 players will all be given an identical 500 piece puzzle to complete as quickly as possible. The winning team will win prizes for each member and each team gets to keep the puzzle they have just completed!

Registration is individual so you can come with a pre made team or come solo and we will make you into a team with other solo puzzlers.

Each ticket includes:

Entry into the puzzle battle

One complimentary Pint of Alleykat Aprikat or Yellowhead Lager (or any drink of equal or lesser value)

Unlimited board game play time before and after the event

Your chance at puzzle battle glory!

The event will start at 7:00 so if you are coming solo, please aim for no later than 6:45 so we can make groups!

Puzzle Battle (75 Street)

Table Top Cafe is hosting a frustratingly fun evening of puzzle madness!

Teams of 3 to 4 players will all be given an identical 500 piece puzzle to complete as quickly as possible. The winning team will win prizes for each member and each team gets to keep the puzzle they have just completed!

Registration is individual so you can come with a pre made team or come solo and we will make you into a team with other solo puzzlers.

Puzzle Battle

Table Top Cafe is hosting a frustratingly fun evening of puzzle madness!

Teams of 3 to 4 players will all be given an identical 500 piece puzzle to complete as quickly as possible. The winning team will win prizes for each member and each team gets to keep the puzzle they have just completed!

Registration is individual so you can come with a pre made team or come solo and we will make you into a team with other solo puzzlers.

Each ticket includes:

Entry into the puzzle battle

One complimentary Pint of Alleykat Aprikat or Yellowhead Lager (or any drink of equal or lesser value)

Unlimited board game play time before and after the event

Your chance at puzzle battle glory!

The event will start at 7:00 so if you are coming solo, please aim for no later than 6:45 so we can make groups!

Star Wars Trivia Night

Take the higher ground and grab your lightsaber, Table Top Cafe on 124st is hosting an evening of Star Wars Trivia starring our own Sith Lord Dana!

Teams of up to 6 players can compete for prizes including the new Star Wars Trivial Pursuit, Star Wars X-Wing and more!

40 questions total split into two halves

All questions are based on just the core movies for this event

No phones or electronic devices allowed during question time

Each ticket includes:

A seat for all the trivia fun

1 Pint of Aprikat or Yellowhead (or any drink of equal or lesser value)

Unlimited board gaming before and after the trivia portion of the evening

Free Parking! All we need is your license plate and you can park in the cafe’s parking lot

Harry Potter Trivia Night (Movie Trivia)

Don your robes and grab a butter beer! Table Top Cafe on 124st is hosting an evening of Harry Potter Trivia starring our own Golden Snitch, Lisa!

Teams of up to 6 players can compete for prizes including the new Harry Potter Trivial Pursuit, Harry Potter Codenames and Harry Potter Clue!

40 questions total split into two halves

All questions are based on just the movies for this event

No phones or electronic devices allowed during question time

 

Tickets here: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/harry-potter-trivia-night-at-table-top-cafe-124st-movie-trivia-tickets-55932663101

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.

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