Wellycon is the biggest, fun, family board game event in New Zealand.
Wellycon 7 is here – yes, it’s seven years since we started so this year’s theme is 7 wonders!
If you haven’t tried the new breed of board game – Settlers of Catan, Carcassonne, Galaxy Trucker, Pandemic – then you’re in for a treat. We have about 200-250 people come through over the weekend, and the first 200 this year get a goodie bag. This is an opportunity to try something new, get the kids off the computer for a few hours, and meet some great new people. There are giveaways, tournaments and even the chance to play-test some games still in development.
New to modern board games? Our volunteers (green shirts) will be floating around. They’ll help you get started, teach you and spend time with you.
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7 wonders means 7 tournaments!
X-Wing – Sponsored by The Hobby Stop
Netrunner – Sponsored by The Hobby Stop
Dominion – Sponsored by Games and Hobbies
King of Tokyo – Sponsored by Weta Digital
Perplexus – sponsored by Wellington on Board
Raid the Pantry – sponsored by Cheeky Parrot Games
Magic the Gathering – sponsored by Cerberus Games
Tournament signup handled through WellingtonOnBoard meetup group – joining meetup.com is free!
There will be 7 areas to explore:
Epic Games – watch & learn how those loooong games go
Retro Games – games from the 60’s, 70’s & 80’s
Bazaar – special stalls with board games, Magic, and other treats
Game designers showcase – come and try out something that’s still in development, have your say!
Tournaments – our very own space for competitions
Gaming central – get your game on!
Kids area will be running from 10-3pm on Saturday 31st May
When: Queen’s Birthday Weekend Sat 31 May & Sun 1 June 2014 (calendar)
Where: Wellington Bridge Club (map) 17 Tinakori Road Thorndon Wellington 6011 New Zealand
Adult 1 day $10
Adult 2 day $20 (earlybird $15)
Adult +1 child (<13) 1 day $15
Adult +1 child (<13) 2 day $30 (earlybird $25)
Family 2 day $40 (earlybird $35)
Thankyou to the following local businesses for helping us out with donations:
Tantrix Games, MariLuca Ristoro, Glengarry Wines Thorndon, McDonalds Bunny St, Subway, Habitual Fix Featherston, Westpac lambton quay, Starbucks, City Menz Shed, Video Tonite Molesworth St, Graphic, Toyworld City, PixelPark, Wellington on Board on Meetup.
Any questions or if you would like to be on the email list then please contact us – info at Wellycon.org.nz (we will send you emails leading up to the event and any other interesting tid-bits we find out about, and that’s all!).