SFGE is excited to bring back the fast-growing area of our event TABLETOP GAMING. If you have not had a chance to experience tabletop at SFGE then you are truly missing out. SFGE has a great selection of game companies, designers, demos, learn-to-play events, tournaments, and of course hundreds of giveaways. Drop by our tabletop gaming area and check out some great board games for you and your friends to enjoy. Learn new games through live demos from various vendors. Meet some of your favorite game designers and learn tips and tricks of the trade from them in our seminars. Heck, you even have the chance to play and win some of your favorite games to take home! Check out just some of what we have in store for 2023:
TABLETOP GAME LIBRARY
The SFGE Game Library continues to grow. We currently label it as GINORMOUS. Come check it out yourself. Games are free to checkout with paid admission. The staff in the tabletop area can assist with game checkout and offer recommendations. Dominion, Settlers of Catan, 7 Wonders, Wingspan, Carcassonne, Munchkin and countless others are all ready to be played at #SFGE2023. PLUS win games just by playing games in our library. Search our library directly here: TABLETOP LIBRARY
We are proud to welcome a great collection of tabletop guests & developers to #SFGE2023. All of our guests are on various panels and many can be found demoing their games at the show. You can view all guests on our guest page.
We plan to run game demos ALL WEEKEND LONG. You can learn a new game from someone who knows how to teach it or teach one yourself.
Looking to indulge in a board game but find yourself without players? No worries at SFGE! In 2023, we’re introducing the fantastic Meeple Meet app. This innovative platform connects players like never before, offering a plethora of features. With Meeple Meet, you can effortlessly find fellow gamers, check out the schedule of exciting tabletop events, and even organize your very own gatherings. And that’s not all – we’ve gone the extra mile by loading all our RPG games right into the app for your convenience.
ALSO be sure you download our normal app with even more tabletop content. SFGE APP LINK.
PLAY AND WIN
Over 200 “Play and Win” and Giveaway Games will be available during #SFGE2023 in our tabletop area, yeah we said 200+. Each time you play a “Play and Win” game, you will be entered into a drawing to win that game. You will also be able to check out our library copies (if available) on a first-come, first-served basis and play those in order to to get entries into the drawing! Playing library games and demos could result in raffle tickets. Check the app for HOURLY raffle winners. The “Play and Win” drawings will be on Saturday and Sunday. Complete list available on June 30, 2023.
The SFGE Tabletop Flea Market was a HUGE SUCCESS and we are excited to announce our third annual Tabletop Flea Market should be just as BIG. Tables are free but you must register in advance and have an SFGE membership. Ready to sell, signups are live. The event is Saturday from 10am until 11:30am. You must be set and ready at 10am. (Note: This is in a new time and location this year)
- Age of Sigmar
- Parra-Bellum Conquest
- Pokemon Scarlet and Violet: Paldea Evolved Build and Battle
- Magic: The Gathering – Pauper Cube
- Magic: Lord of the Rings Sealed Deck Championship Qualifier
- Magic: Commander Masters Preview Event
- Terraforming Mars Tournament
- Vampire: The Masquerade Rivals Card Game
We will be also accepting volunteers in our Tabletop area. You can assist with game check-in/check-out and coordination of our demo tables. Just complete the volunteer form on that page. The number of hours you volunteer determines your free pass options.
If you are a game company interested in showcasing your new release, let us know through our contact us page or if you are a developer to better your game, gain an audience or find a publisher then check out our Game Development Track. You can gain valuable feedback, be seen by a national audience, gain a greatly discounted SFGE membership to our event and win our coveted ‘Best In Show – Indie Game of the Year’ award.