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Open Gaming. Plenty of open tables all weekend!

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Special Guests

Ananda Gupta, Jason Matthews and John Butterfield

Special guests for this year include Ananda Gupta, Jason Matthews. Parents of Twilight Struggle (regarded by many as the greatest board game ever made) as well as other fantastic games including the upcoming Imperial Struggle.

John Butterfield is the father of many critical favorites including Ambush, the D Day Series, Enemy Action Ardennes and the upcoming SpaceCorp.


Board Gaming

We have a complete schedule of boardgames for the weekend.  You can play with Designers play an organized game or just play for fun! 

$1,000 worth of games in a massive drawing Saturday evening!  

Play with Designers. Play with Designers like Ananda Gupta, John Butterfield, Volko Ruhnke, mark Herman, Harold Buchanan, Morgane Gouyon-Rety, Gene Billingsley, Ken Tee, Trevor Bender, Alex Bagosy, Michael Resch and more!  

Open Gaming!

Whether you're 18 or 48, a day on the lake will make you feel like a kid. Spend a day with us, and enjoy memories for years to come.


The Handlery Hotel

Convention hours:

Friday 8:00AM to 11:00PM

Saturday 8:00AM to 11:00PM

Sunday 8:00AM to 9:00PM 

Free daytime parking

950 Hotel Cir N,

San Diego, CA 92108

Call the hotel directly to reserve at 619-298-0511 or 800-676-6567 and mention the San Diego Historical Games Convention. The convention will accrue a small benefit that helps us keep registration low!


Miniatures events are GM'd by experienced miniatures pros who are happy to incorporate all levels of experience into their game!

Continuous Flea Market: Tables will be provided for registrants to present their stuff for sale during the Con. Use up to 1/3 a table for free.

Schedule Highlights


The Cold War!  

Yes, our theme this year is The Cold War!


Open Gaming!

Bring your favorite game and your favorite opponents!   Plenty of open tables all weekend!

San Diego Historical Games Convention

​November 8, 9 and 10, 2019