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New Convention, No KC Game Fair in 2015

We want to thank everyone for their support over the years. KC Game Fair will not be held this year. Instead, many of the organizers have started a new convention, Midwest GameFestwhich will be held Nov 12-15 2015. It will be at the Overland Park Convention Center.

It is not impossible that KC Game Fair will return some day, but you should be able to get a similar if not better experience with Midwest GameFest.

You can find more information here:

Full Pricing and Discount Details

We are pleased to announce full pricing and discount details for the 2013 KC Game Fair:

  • 3-Day Badge: $45
  • Single Day Badge: $20

Discounts are available for the following circumstances:

  • $10 discount on 3-Day Badge for each 4-hour slot you register to run a game (judge) or volunteer.  You can stack up to 4 of these discounts and receive a free 3-Day Badge (the final $5 is waived.)
  • $5 discount on 3-Day Badge for RPGKC and HAHMGS members
  • Discounts are not available on single day badges
  • Discounts are not available on purchases made AFTER November 15, 2013

Children 12 and under are free with paid parent or guardian. Note: All children 12 and under must be supervised but are not required to have a badge. You are encouraged to submit games via Event Submission before you register so that all of your judging discounts can be applied to your final price.

Regular Badge Purchase
Badge Type:
Name on badge:

Discount Badge Purchase

Important: Discounts are not guaranteed until registration is processed.

Discount Badge Type:
Name on badge:

Submit Events Now for KC Game Fair 2013

Want to run a game at KC Game Fair?  Submit your events now at and receive discounts on registration!

Discounts will apply to new registrations and allow you to earn your way to free admission.  Discounts will also apply to volunteers to help run the registration desk, set up games and generally help with running the Game Fair.

Full pricing and discount information will be released soon along with online registration.

Volunteers Needed

We are always in need of extra help at the convention with everything from running the registration counter to helping to  marshal  games, herd cats and replenish supplies.  If you would like to volunteer, you can sign up for the Volunteer Event for specific slots when you pre-register, post your availability to our Facebook Group or ask a staff member at the show if you can help.

Volunteers get Badge Discounts and the unending gratitude of the KC Game Fair organizers.  KC Game Fair is a community-run event and relies on people like you to help everyone have a great time.

Board Game Library List and Links

Here’s a list of games confirmed to be available in the Open Board Gaming area at KC Game Fair 2012.  We will add to this list as games become available.  Want to know more about any of these games?  Click the game’s name to go to the game’s full profile courtesy of!

Apples to Apples
Axis and Allies
Battlestar Galactica
Carcassonne: Hunters and Gatherers
Die Macher
Mystery of the Abbey
On the Underground
Order of the Stick
Power Grid
Ricochet Robot
Robo Rally
Thurn and Taxis
Ticket to Ride Marklin Edition
Tigris and Euphrates
Vegas Showdown
Wits and Wagers

Play | Learn | Share – How to Play Miniatures Events

Go to the sign-up area and add your name to the signup sheet of the game you wish to play.  If the signup sheet for a game is full, go over and ask if they can fit you in anyway.  Sometimes they may be able to  accommodate  you.  However, you may have to wait a couple of turns for reinforcements to arrive.

New players – do not be put off by the size of the table or the number of figures.  You will only be handling a small part of them along with the other players on your side.  All you really need to know in a miniatures game is how far you move, how far you shoot and when in the turns you do each.  Everything else isn’t necessary to know until it occurs.  Game masters will be there to guide players through any complications that occur.  After a couple of turns, you will find that you and the other players have grasped the game and will only need to turn to the game master for the oddball occurrences.

Don’t panic if you break something on the soldiers.  This happens.  Keep a hold of the broken part and tell the person running a game.  They will put it in their repair box and the game will go on.

If you would like to run a miniatures event, please visit the Event Submissions page.

Play | Learn | Share – How to Play Board Game Events

Scheduled Board Game Events
Any board game on the event list will start at the scheduled time.  Show up to the table 5-10 minutes before the start time and let a board game judge know that you want to play.  (To schedule and run a board game at KC Game fair, please visit Event Submission.)

Pick-up Board Games
There is a library of board games available for play at any time during the con.  To start a pick-up game, simply write the name of the game on the whiteboard along with a start time and the number of players with names next to the people wanting to play.  For example:

Ticket To Ride
2PM Saturday
1. John Smith
2. Joe Cool

Other players may sign up.  At the given time, select an open table and confirm its availability with con staff.  The judges can also teach games and play along if an extra person is needed.

Play | Learn | Share – How to Play Roleplaying Events

To schedule role-playing events, we use a sign-up sheet and marshalling system.  (If you would like to run or “judge” an event at KC Game Fair, please visit Event Submission.)

To play in an event, go to the sign-up sheet.  The sheet will list a table number for the event.  At the event’s starting time, report to the table listed.  If more than one table is needed, the judge will send the players to the appropriate table.  Please show up on time.  You MUST attend the marshaling table; do not assume that you can get in an event simply because your name is on the form.  The order of names on the list is the order of priority should there be more players than available space.  Players who pre-registered will have their names already printed on the sign up sheets and get first priority.