This year's Brettspiel-Con in Berlin is over - the organizers are reporting a record number of visitors. Analog gaming was celebrated over three days in mid-July. But that's not all: the date for next year has already been set.
According to the organizers, 12.400 visitors found their way to the "Station" at the Gleisdreieck and were able to let off steam with over 80 exhibitors, 800 games in the free game rental and over 5.000 games in the flea market. If you were looking for some distraction away from the board, you could admire a few masterpieces at Lego or indulge in physical well-being at one of the numerous food trucks.
Berlin Board Game Con 2023 again in July
Ulisses, on the other hand, was there with their own RatCon, celebrating their Berlin offshoot. Here you could experience the imaginative worlds of the Black Eye, HeXXes or other pen and paper role-playing games from the publisher in specially decorated rooms. On Sunday, 300 children accompanied by their parents took advantage of the offer for free entry for children on family day.
The many enthusiastic visitors praised above all the unique atmosphere of the place and the very special atmosphere among all participants. At the Berlin Board Game Con, everyone could see for themselves: Playing is a cultural asset that connects.
For the first time, the “Game of the Year” was awarded in Berlin on the same weekend. On Sunday, visitors were able to celebrate the new award winners on site and purchase the award winners directly. In addition, some of the winners and nominees were also there and were able to sign the games personally - when do you get such an opportunity?
But the community play ground was also used in many ways. Whether it's a big pub quiz with over 150 participants, a live stream or a rap battle. Dozens of influencers from the board game scene were there and took the opportunity to interact with their community.
After two years of pandemic, the Berlin Con returns bigger and bigger than ever and impressively underlines that this board game festival is unique in its form.
The Berlin Board Game Con will take place again in 2023 from July 14th to 16th, 2023, then again in the "Station" in Berlin. Information about the convention and ticket prices is available online at www.berlin-con.de.