GLENS FALLS, NY (NEWS10) — A table-top gaming convention in downtown Glens Falls has grown in five years, having started as a way to give locals a home for the area’s gaming community . At five years, this Adirondacon pulls some extra stops.
The 5th Annual Adirondacon Tabletop Gaming Convention will take place Saturday and Sunday October 1-2 at the Charles R. Wood Theater in Glens Falls. The two-day event focuses on the world of board games and table games, ranging from classics like “Betrayal at the House on the Hill” to “Warhammer” and many more.
Celebrating its fifth year, this Adirondacon features gaming that takes place on all three floors of the Wood Theater, including a “Warhammer 40K” tournament in the basement on Sunday. The annual event is hosted by Adirondack Tabletop Gamers and Game Developers, along with First Stall Productions. The convention will be held on Saturday from 10am to 10pm and on Sunday from 10am to 6pm.
“In addition to events, we want to provide a sort of board game cafe experience,” said Adirondacon organizer Veronica Hamilton. “You can come and find an open table and play. And if you don’t know how to play a certain game, someone can show you.”
Adirondacon has structured segments with different games set up in the theater, all with different levels of play for both beginners and experienced gamers. The event benefits the North Shore Animal League’s Adirondack Region Cat Adoption Center. In addition to admissions, raffles will be held over the weekend to benefit the shelter, and representatives plan to bring some caged cats for visitors to meet.
In addition, this year’s convention will feature a plethora of “play to win” games. Visitors can take a seat at a “play to win” table and have a chance to leave with a copy of the game they have played. There will also be a “Gamer Yard Sale” featuring offers from Coopers Cave Games, Two Ravens Games, Night Legion Comics, The Creative Chameleon and Gamer Gifts by FSP.
Weekend passes cost $30 for the entire weekend, $20 for Saturday only, and $15 for Sunday only. Students and veterans receive a $5 discount. Children up to 12 years old can enter for free. Adirondacon also organizes ADK Tabletop Day in the spring.