Be in it to win it!

The play to win is on again in 2021 with more games than ever before!

To have a chance to win, it's just a few simple steps: Play, Scan, and Submit!

  • Borrow a game from the play-to-win area and give it a go
  • After you have played the game, use your phone to scan the QR code inside the box lid
  • Complete the form (sample at left) using the code on your name badge to submit your entry

Love trying new games but hate reading rules? Some games will be taught by volunteers, designers, or publishers. A schedule of these will be published online and in print near the play-to-win area at Wellycon.

Prizes will be drawn on Sunday at 19:00. You don't need to be present for the prize draw to win a game. Prizes will be limited to one per attendee.

Play-to-Win Titles

We expect to have about 100 games in the play-to-win event at Wellycon 2021. These are donated by game publishers, retailers, and distributors. Below is a list games that are already in New Zealand; others are on their way from overseas and will be added as they arrive.

Key to symbols:
πŸ‡³πŸ‡Ώ  New Zealand designer / publisher
πŸ—  Scheduled learn-to-play with a volunteer, designer, or publisher
πŸ¦‹  Suitable for children under 10 (please check whether suitable for your children)
♨️  On the BGG hotness list
πŸ”  BGG top 100 games, BGG top 50 strategy games, or BGG top 50 family games

Wingspan (2019)
+ Oceania expansion (2020)
Stonemaier GamesπŸ¦‹πŸ— ♨️ πŸ”
A Column of Fire (2017)Pixel Park
A Little Wordy (2021)VR Distribution
Animal Upon Animal (2005)HABAπŸ¦‹
Anachrony (2017)
+ Fractures in Time expansion (2020)
Mindclash GamesπŸ— πŸ”
Backgammon (-3000)Let's Play GamesπŸ¦‹
Baron Voodoo (2019)Lucky Duck Games
Battle of the Boy Bands (2021)Game and a CurryπŸ‡³πŸ‡Ώ 
Bite Your Tongue (2019)Pixel ParkπŸ¦‹
Black Orchestra (2nd ed.) (2018)Pixel Park
Bosk (2018)Pixel ParkπŸ¦‹
Brass Birmingham (2018)Pixel Park♨️ πŸ”
Catacombs of Karak (2017)Caffeinated DragonπŸ¦‹
Cat Cafe (2019)Alley Cat GamesπŸ¦‹
Cave Paintings (2018)Pixel ParkπŸ¦‹
Century: Golem Edition - An Endless World (2020)Cerberus GamesπŸ¦‹
Cerebria: The Inside World (2018)
+ Forces of Balance expansion (2018)
Mindclash Games
Chess (1475)Let's Play GamesπŸ¦‹
Chronicles of Crime 1400 (2020)Lucky Duck Games
Chronicles of Crime 1900 (2021)Lucky Duck GamesπŸ—
CΓ³atl (2020)Pixel ParkπŸ¦‹
Crokinole (1876)Let's Play GamesπŸ— πŸ¦‹ πŸ”
Detective: A Modern Crime Board Game Season One (2020)Portal GamesπŸ—
Dice Hospital (2018)Alley Cat GamesπŸ— πŸ¦‹
Dragons Wild (2021)MKE GamesπŸ— πŸ¦‹
Dune Imperium (2020)Game Kings♨️ πŸ”
Dutch Blitz (1960)Game KingsπŸ¦‹
Ecosystem (2019)VR DistributionπŸ¦‹
Escape Room: Secret of the Scientist (2021)VR Distribution
Everdell (2018)Pixel Park♨️ πŸ”
Excavation Earth (2020)Mighty BoardsπŸ— 
Explorers of the North Sea (2016)Game KingsπŸ‡³πŸ‡Ώ
Fliopology (2019)Cheeky Parrot GamesπŸ‡³πŸ‡Ώ  πŸ¦‹
Galilean Moons (2020)Cheeky Parrot GamesπŸ‡³πŸ‡Ώ πŸ— 
Giant Killer Robots: Heavy Hitters (2018)Weta WorkshopπŸ‡³πŸ‡Ώ
Hadrian's Wall (2021)Garphill GamesπŸ‡³πŸ‡Ώ πŸ—
Hanabi (2010)Pixel Park
Here to Slay (2020)VR DistributionπŸ¦‹
Hide and Seek Safari II (2005)Pixel ParkπŸ¦‹
Hues and Cues (2020)Pixel ParkπŸ¦‹
I Wish I Didn't Know! Family EditionVR Distribution
Imperial Settlers: Empires of the North (2019)Portal GamesπŸ¦‹
Imperial Settlers: Roll & Write (2019)Portal GamesπŸ¦‹
Incohearent Family Edition (2020)VR Distribution
Isle of Cats (2019)Pixel ParkπŸ¦‹ πŸ”
Karekare  (2019)Devir
Karuba: The Card Game (2017)HABAπŸ¦‹
Kero (2018)Game KingsπŸ¦‹
KhΓ΄ra: Rise of an Empire (2021)Pixel Park
King of New York (2014)Caffeinated DragonπŸ¦‹
King of Tokyo (2011)Caffeinated DragonπŸ¦‹
Kittin (2020)Alley Cat GamesπŸ¦‹
Maglev Metro (2021)BΓ©zier GamesπŸ—
Miyabi (2019)HABAπŸ¦‹
My Date with a Zombie (2020)Gametime AgainπŸ‡³πŸ‡Ώ  πŸ¦‹
Nemo's War (2nd ed.) (2017)Pixel Park
New Phone, Who Dis? Family Edition (2020)VR DistributionπŸ¦‹
Nidavellir (2020)VR Distribution♨️ πŸ¦‹
Orleans (2014)TMGπŸ”
Paleo (2020)Game KingsπŸ¦‹
Paper Dungeons: A Dungeon Scrawler Game (2020)Alley Cat GamesπŸ¦‹
Parks (2019)Cerberus Games♨️ πŸ¦‹
Pendulum (2020)Stonemaier Games
Perpetuity: Grave Descent (2021)GametIme AgainπŸ‡³πŸ‡Ώ πŸ—
Petrichor (2018)Mighty BoardsπŸ—
Pictures (2019)Cerberus GamesπŸ¦‹
Quetzel (2020)VR DistributionπŸ¦‹
Raiders of Scythia - Deluxe (2020)Garphill GamesπŸ‡³πŸ‡Ώ πŸ—
Red Rising (2021)Stonemaier GamesπŸ— ♨️
Rhino Hero (2011)HABAπŸ¦‹ 
Robinson Crusoe (2012)Portal GamesπŸ”
Rugby: The Game (2019)Zero Point GamesπŸ‡³πŸ‡Ώ πŸ—
Sagrada (2017)Pixel ParkπŸ¦‹ πŸ”
Set (1988)VR DistributionπŸ¦‹
Shelfie Stacker (2021)Arkus GamesπŸ‡³πŸ‡Ώ πŸ— πŸ¦‹
Silver Bullet (2019)BΓ©zier GamesπŸ¦‹
Silver Dagger (2020)BΓ©zier GamesπŸ¦‹
Sleeping Gods + Tides of Ruin expansion (2021)Pixel Park♨️
Spirit Island (2017)Game Kings♨️ πŸ”
Steampunk Rally Fusion (2021)Pixel Park
Suburbia (2nd ed.) (2021)BΓ©zier Games
Tacocat Spelled Backwards (2021)VR DistributionπŸ¦‹
Tākaro: Original edition (2019)Game Kings StudiosπŸ‡³πŸ‡Ώ πŸ— πŸ¦‹
Tākaro: Bits and Bobs (2019)Game Kings StudiosπŸ‡³πŸ‡Ώ πŸ— πŸ¦‹
Tākaro: Into the Wild (2019)Game Kings StudiosπŸ‡³πŸ‡Ώ πŸ— πŸ¦‹
Tapestry (2020)Stonemaier Games
Terraforming Mars (2016)Pixel Park♨️ πŸ”
That's a Question (2017)Czech Games EditionπŸ¦‹
The Chameleon (2017)Cerberus Games
The Court of Miracles (2019)Lucky Duck GamesπŸ¦‹
The Crew: The Quest for Planet Nine (2019)VR DistributionπŸ¦‹πŸ”
The Hobbit: An Unexpected Party (2020)Weta WorkshopπŸ‡³πŸ‡Ώ πŸ— πŸ¦‹
The Quacks of Quedlinburg (2018)Cerberus GamesπŸ¦‹πŸ”
Ticket to Ride Amsterdam (2020)Caffeinated DragonπŸ¦‹
Ticket to Ride London (2019)Caffeinated DragonπŸ¦‹
Tinderblox (2020)Alley Cat GamesπŸ¦‹
Tinner's Trail (2021)Alley Cat Games
Tungaru (2020)Alley Cat GamesπŸ—
Unmatched: Cobble & Fog (2020)Pixel ParkπŸ¦‹
Unmatched: Robin Hood vs. Bigfoot (2019)VR DistributionπŸ¦‹
UnNatural Selection (2013)Pixel ParkπŸ¦‹
Upkeep (2020)Gametime AgainπŸ‡³πŸ‡Ώ  πŸ¦‹
Valley of the Vikings (2019)HABAπŸ¦‹
Venice (2021)Braincrack GamesπŸ—
Viscounts of the West Kingdom (2020)Garphill GamesπŸ‡³πŸ‡Ώ πŸ—
Werewords Deluxe Edition (2018)BΓ©zier GamesπŸ¦‹
Whistle Mountain (2020)BΓ©zier GamesπŸ—
World Changers (2021)Cheeky Parrot GamesπŸ‡³πŸ‡Ώ πŸ— πŸ¦‹