Gaming

Come check out the gaming scene upstairs at the Deltaplex and hop into one of the many game demos running all weekend long! There’s something for everyone – and if there’s a game you’d like to learn, but you don’t see a listed demo, just ask! We’d be thrilled to teach it to you.

Looking for a challenge? Try one of our “Escape Rooms in a Box” and test your time against everyone else’s! All you need to play is a group of friends and a smartphone so you can download the free app that interfaces with the game.

Gaming Department Hours

Friday: Noon – 8:00pm

Saturday: 10:00am – 7:00pm

Sunday: 10:00am – 7:00pm

Electronic Gaming

photo/Tori Hallwood

Whether you love consoles, computers, or cabinets, you’ll be able to find something to play in our electronic gaming area, powered by the Nexus Gaming Alliance!

NGA has operated their first-class electronic entertainment area at Anime Boston, GenCon, Awesome Con (Washington D.C.) and Origins, and they’re excited to be returning for another year at the Grand Rapids Comic Con. 

NGA is a combination of various talents brought together to form the ultimate experience in gaming. Come and check it out!

Board and Card Gaming

Open Gaming

Board Game Library

From quick and simple all the way to thought provoking strategy, our game library has something for everyone! Sample a huge variety of board and card games from dozens of different publishers and make some new friends. We’ll be running demos of popular games all weekend long (check the schedule in the gaming area or online once it’s posted), and we’re happy to take requests if there is something specific you’d like to learn that isn’t on our schedule.

Game Demos

TTRPG Demos

Section 28 Publishing TTRPG Demos: Friday 4-6pm | Saturday 2-4pm | Sunday 1-3pm

Come and try something new! Talented Game Masters will be waiting to lead you on an adventure all weekend long. No experience required!

Friday: Toy Battle | 4:00pm – 6:00pm

Battle Royale of knock-off toys as they battle to become the premiere toy of the Christmas season! Play as Primus Optimal, Reylo Wren, Winterberry Darbie, or even Electric Squirrel as you battle to be the best toy of the season!

Saturday: Launch Party | 2:00pm – 4:00pm

You are a brand new recruit to the agency and your team is the last line of defense to save the agency – and the world – from destruction by the Unseelie Court. It’s your time to shine – if you can survive being thrown into the fire.

Sunday: Launch Party | 1:00pm – 3:00pm

You are a brand new recruit to the agency and your team is the last line of defense to save the agency – and the world – from destruction by the Unseelie Court. It’s your time to shine – if you can survive being thrown into the fire.

Board and Card Game Demos

Dungeon Mayhem – Friday at 1:00pm

Battle it out in a dungeon full of treasure and be the last adventurer standing in this quirky and fast-paced Dungeons & Dragons themed card game. You’ll fling magic missiles, flip some dual dagger action, and make some epic deflections with your spiked shield as you prove that you’ve got the guts to bring home the glory!

Ultimate Werewolf – Friday & Saturday at 5:00pm, Sunday at 2:00pm

A werewolf is hiding among your quiet village and has been slowly picking off villagers one by one. In this wild hidden identity game, you will receive a secret role that will either mark you as a werewolf whose goal is to wipe out all of the villagers before you’re discovered, or as a member of the village whose job it is to seek out and banish the werewolves hiding among you. 

A game of Werewolf can accommodate around 10 players and takes about 30min to play, so bring your friends! We’ll teach you all of the rules and will moderate the game, so don’t worry if you’ve never played before!

Century: Golem – Friday at 3:00pm

Lead your caravan and travel the famed golem road to deliver crystals to the far reaches of the world in Century: Golem Edition! This game seats up to 5 players and is very easy to learn with a lot of fun and interesting ways to strategize how to build your deck. 

Obscurio – Saturday at 12:00pm

You and up to 6 others have broken into an evil wizard’s library in order to steal a magical grimoire, but there are traps abound! In order to escape, you must rely on the grimoire (controlled by a player) to give you clues on which doors are the true doors leading toward the exit. But, beware – one of you has fallen victim to the wizard’s spell and is a traitor to your fellow pilferers! You must decipher the grimoire’s clues, find the true doors, and discover who the traitor is in order to win this fun and whimsical co-op game.  

Roll for It! – Saturday at 2:00pm

Want a quick and easy game to play with your family? Roll for It is the perfect one! It’s a great way to learn some math skills for younger players, and the excitement of rolling large groups of dice and trying to match the numbers to the cards in the middle is infectious. A game can play in about 15 minutes, so if you’re in a rush this is a great demo to fit into your day!

Sushi Roll – Sunday at 12:00pm

Build the best sushi tray and battle your friends out for points in this fun and easy family friendly dice-drafting game!