The meeples are ready to head to the beach for Board Games at the Beach 2023! Our convention brings old friends and new together, year after year to do the one thing we all love...playing board games! Join us Memorial Day Weekend, May 26th through 28th to get your gaming in! We'll be returning to the Homewood Suites in Mayfaire for 2023.
Board Games at the Beach first started in 2015 as a way to bring our community of coastal board gamers together for one full weekend of non-stop gaming. It was created by Heath (the owner of CFG) and although he LOVES board games, he never had the time or folks altogether at the same time to play games. So Board Games at the Beach was born! BGatB is a weekend where folks have 24/7 access to an open playspace and gaming happens organically rather than at a scheduled time. So no need to show up at a specific time, you can hop in whenever you want. Or maybe you're like me and you never leave and just roll into game after game! :D Each year we post a database where folks can list what games they are bringing to the convention, that way you don't have to worry about packing the same game someone else brought. There are games provided by players, our store, and the Play-to-Win!
One of our first ever Board Games at the Beach! We had giant Tsuro!
Since 2015 we have always featured a Play-to-Win section at our event. Play-to-Wins are where board game publishers send us games for people to play during the convention and be entered for a chance to win that game! Amongst being able to choose from our library of games folks can grab a game from the Play-to-Win section, play said game, and enter their name into a raffle for a chance at winning that game. Players then provide feedback on what they thought of the game that we can provide to those that donated the games to us! It's one of our favorite parts of the convention!
We want folks to enjoy endless open gaming fun for the entire weekend, we also hold several tournaments each year for different games. Most recently we have held a Catan Qualifier where the winner won a seat at the Catan Nationals, as well as an Azul Tournament that awarded one champion a seat at the World Series of Board Gaming in Las Vegas. These competitive tournaments are some of our favorites to host and give a fun atmosphere for those of us who want to prove that we are the absolute best at Catan! ;)
With the 2023 Board Games at the Beach quickly approaching we are planning all sorts of fun activities for everyone! If you love board games, love playing board games, and just want more board gaming in your life this year, then be sure to purchase a badge to Wilmington's first and only open gaming convention. We'll see you all at the beach! ;)
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