About Board Game Bash
Board Game Bash will be taking place the weekend of August 12 through 14 at the Austin Marriott South, here in beautiful Austin, Texas. Since gamers run on their own schedule, the convention is open all night long, allowing for three days of non-stop gaming.
Board Game Bash was founded in 2011. The goal of the convention is to build the gaming community by bringing together players that would otherwise not get to meet up. Austin has a vibrant gaming community, with pockets stretching from Kyle to Cedar Park to Round Rock and all points between. Along with the many public game nights, many gamers choose to play in private game nights at home with friends. A convention affords these players an opportunity to meet up with each other.
Primarily, Board Game Bash is about open gaming. We offer thousands of square feet of gaming space and a game library that attendees can use. Players are often checking out games and playing with strangers who are also interested in the game, making the convention an excellent way to meet people. In addition to the open gaming, Board Game Bash runs tournaments, demos, and events during the weekend. These have included the Dominion superdraft tournament, a puzzle hunt, Power Grid tournament, Cheapass Games showcase, Steve Jackson games demos (including a playtest session with Mr. Jackson himself at our first convention), a room dedicated to Werewolf, flea market, and other great events.