Wellycon XII 1st & 2nd June 2019

Secret agents are hiding behind codenames at NZ’s biggest board game event, Wellycon!

Entering our 12th year, Wellycon is New Zealand’s longest running board games convention!

Attendees will get secret identities and have the opportunity to act as spymasters in honour of the popular board game ‘Codenames’ by designer Vlaada Chvátil and publisher Czech Games Edition.

This year we have some surprises coming for you including world-wide game releases!

Ticket Prices:

On the Door – We’ve made sure to have heaps of tickets available!
One-Day Pass One-Day Pass after 6pm

Half price!
Weekend Pass
Adult tickets
(16 years+)
$25 $12 $45
Junior ticket
(15 years or under)
$12 $6 $22
Family Pass
1 to 2 Adult tickets and 1 or more Junior tickets
$50 $25 $90
Too young to game?
4 years and under?
FREE! With a ticketed Adult.


Food Options

There are several food options for Wellycon this year.

On Site Cafe food
The Ngaio Scout Troupe are providing various snack and small meal options plus various hot and cold drinks throughout the day, both days, from 10 AM to 8 PM Saturday, and 10 AM to 4 PM Sunday. Click the button for more info!

Coffee Cruisers will be operating a coffee cart to ensure you get your espresso fix!

Saturday Evening Meal – Ngaio Scout Troupe are providing 3 evening meal options:

  • Butter Chicken and Rice
  • Thai Chickpea Curry and Rice (Vegan, DF, GF, contains peanuts)
  • Macaroni & Cheese (Kid-sized portion)

These can be pre-ordered with your Wellycon ticket to ensure you get your meal, and and there will be limited numbers available on the day for cash. Proceeds from this are going to supporting Ngaio Scout Troupe attending Jamboree.

Bring your own
As always at Wellycon, you are welcome to bring your own food from outside the venue, but we hope you join us in supporting this worthy fundraiser.

Local Food Options
We have made a list of most of the local eateries, and the local Kilbirnie Subway is offering a free cookie or drink to Wellycon attendees – click the button for more info!

Food Options!


This year Wellycon has a new location:

Wellington Indian Association (Inc)
48 Kemp St, Kilbirnie, Wellington 6022

This new location allows a less crowded layout, all on one level making it easier to find a table to game together and ensure you get the most of what Wellycon has to offer!

For more details about the location, including parking and transport information, please see below

Location Info

What’s On?

Game Releases @ Wellycon

As a Wellycon first, we will have new game releases at our convention this year! You heard right … we organised dual hemisphere premieres of never-before-played games that are only available to you and attendees at the world’s 3rd largest convention, the UK Games Expo!

You get to play these games before ANYONE else in the WORLD!

New Releases @ Wellycon!

Play To Win

Returning for a second year, Play To Win – powered by Black Rhino – is bigger than ever at Wellycon thanks to our generous sponsors.

With over 30 confirmed titles this year, Play To Win is on track to be HUGE!

Find out more here:

Play To Win 2019

Activities and Events

This year we have an amazing list of activities for our participants! From something flash with Black Ties and Board Games, to something casual with Continual Codenames. From an Escape Room created for us, to Tournaments and Special Events like Intro to Dungeons and Dragons and the epic Mega Game!

What to do at Wellycon

Event Schedule

This year we have a number of events and tournaments to RSVP for where you can:

  • Be the best trader in Oléans
  • Dominate ancient Atlantis
  • Venture into the Temple of the Monkey King
  • Become the King of Tokyo
  • Fight the Cult of the Dragon
  • Find the Best Spy in Codenames Live!
  • Be acosted by a talking sheep
  • Save the world from a Pandemic
  • Be the biggest Megacorp on Mars
  • and more!

To see more details, RSVP, or see our schedule of events, click here:

Wellycon Schedule


We couldn’t do this without our sponsors! A huge thank you for making this years event fun and generous for all.

Interested in becoming a sponsor? Then please contact us.


Wellycon couldn’t be the fun, friendly event that we strive for without our amazing volunteers. This year looking to be a big one, with a new venue, new events and the biggest library of games ever.

Thank you for your interest in volunteering for Wellycon XII; At this time we have closed volunteer sign-ups.

See you at Wellycon!

                  – The Wellycon team