Fan of board games ? Check out this massive gaming convention

The organizers set it up so that solo participants can find groups to play with and try new games.

Lovers of dice, group activities and little colorful plastic things that you move around on a piece of cardboard, there is an event just for you.

Shux 2022 is coming at the end of September; the three-day event is organized by Shut Up and Sit Down, a website dedicated to board games.

“We’re pretty much the leading board game reviewers in the world,” says show manager Lisa Pope, adding that board games are now a multi-billion dollar industry with fans and gamers all over the world. .

And they’re bringing their games and friends to Vancouver starting September 30 for three days of fun with anyone who wants to join in.

“Stage shows, massive social games, special events, over 50 publishers, a game library of over 1,000 titles, and more open games than any other show in Canada make this three days you won’t never forget!” promises the show’s site.

The open game room is particularly user-friendly, says Pope.

“You can’t stay in the open play area without someone asking you to join a game,” she says, explaining that many people come to the convention alone and just play with strangers, getting to know new people. new people and new games at the same time. time. There is also a matchmaking system, so people can find games and people at the same time.

There are also great social games with up to 20 people working together in a game.

This is the fourth time the convention has been held in person; they started in Vancouver in 2017. The last live convention was in October 2019; there have been a few digital conferences since then, but Pope is excited to see people playing in person again.

While the convention is based in Vancouver, she notes that there are people who come from all over the world to play here; for one, the Shut Up and Sit Down team has people from the UK. It helps that the city and convention center are set up in a beautiful and convenient location, Pope says.

“A lot of our attendees come from outside of Vancouver or even outside of Canada;” says Pope. “We want to share how great Vancouver is for everyone.”

When: Sept. 30 to Oct. 2, 2022

Where: Vancouver Convention Center

Cost: $199 for a 3-day ticket.

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