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DICON 2016 & Winter Gamesfest - Day 1

  • Best Western 156 Bathurst Street Hobart, TAS, 7000 Australia (map)

The HCC will be joining the HoGS’ at their sixth annual extravaganza of weekend-long board games; Winter Gamesfest (WGF).  The event will be held on 20-21 August 2016 and 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!

Saturday, 20 August

10 am HoGS Sixth Annual Winter Gamesfest begins
all day Used Games Sales Table — Bring your old or unwanted games to sell and/or check out what others are offering.
11 am Splendor Tournament teaching game for those who don’t know the game.
12 noon Splendor Tournament
1 pm A Game of Thrones Tournament
2 pm Door Prize Drawing
2 pm 18OE (Orient Express) 
3 pm Lightning Transfer chess Hosted by the Hobart International Chess Club
4 pm Stonemaier teaching game/s Viticulture/Euphoria/Scythe
5 pm Dice Masters teaching game
8 pm Door Prize Drawing
8 pm Two Rooms and a Bomb — Will the President be assassinated??
Hosted by The Dice Men, come join in the fun
10 pm See you tomorrow

For more information or to sign up for the games, head to the HoGS website.

Earlier Event: August 15
2016 Club Championships - Week 12
Later Event: August 21
DICON 2016 & Winter Gamesfest - Day 2