San Diego Historical Games Convention

​November 9, 10 and 11, 2018

San Diego Historical Games Convention Schedule

Boardgames (2017)

FLEA MARKET (Full Time at designated tables)
Friday, Saturday, Sunday
Bring your stuff and bring your money! 1/3 a table is FREE. Fill out a price sheet to leave behind and identify yourself to buyers.  I'll mark mine with post it notes.

The Wargame Bootcamp
Friday, Saturday, Sunday

10:00 AM to 6:00 PM
GM Tim Porter and Karl Kreder
Stop by the boot camp and learn to play a war game!

Decision Games Demo / Playtest Table / Store Front
Friday, Saturday, Sunday
Play with Designers Doc Cummins and Doug Johnson.                                                       

Twilight Struggle Tournament (GMT Games)
GM Harold Buchanan
Friday, Saturday, Sunday
Play in a modified Swiss format tournament, Rules: optional cards, US +2 additional IP at start (no Chinese Civil War)  All levels welcome. Bring a game to ensure a spot.
Find Harold Buchanan anytime to sign up and get an opponent - maybe him!

Imperial Struggle (GMT Games P500) Demo

Saturday, Sunday

​Play with Designer Ananda Gupta

Imperial Struggle is a two-player game depicting the 18th-century rivalry between France and Britain. It begins in 1697, as the two realms wait warily for the King of Spain to name an heir, and ends in 1789, when a new order brought down the Bastille. The game is not merely about war: both France and Britain must build the foundations of colonial wealth, deal with the other nations of Europe, and compete for glory across the span of human endeavor.

Sandstorm: World War 2 in North Africa Sep, 1940 to Dec, 1942 Demo (Publisher Open)
Friday, Saturday, Sunday
Play with Designer Michael Arrighi
The game is for 2 players using a card driven design, with each side having a unique deck.  Of course, will be happy to teach, show and play a turn or two with anyone interested.

The Last Hundred Yards (GMT Game P500)
Friday, Saturday, Sunday
Play with Designer Mike Denson
The Last Hundred Yards is a tactical war game modeling Small Unit Behavior in Combat during WWII. It is fun; fast paced and introduces new and innovative systems providing a realistic simulation of what it was like to command combat units at the Platoon or Company level.

Mr President (GMT Games P500) Demo
Friday, Saturday
Play with Designer Gene Billingsley
Mr. President (GMT P500) is a solitaire game about governing as the President of the United States.  It begins after you've been elected! Demo the game currently on P500

ARIOVISTUS (GMT Games P500) Beta Test 


Play with Designer and COIN Series Creator Volko Ruhnke

The expansion to COIN Series hit FALLING SKY

Mega Civilization (AH/Pegasus Spiele)
Friday 10:00 AM
GM O.Shane Balloun
Mega Civilization, a huge version of the legendary development game Civilization, is a game of skill for 5 to 18 players covering the historical development of ancient civilizations through the dawn of the new era at the end of the Iron Age.

Great War in Europe Deluxe (GMT Games)
Friday 10:00 AM
GM Philip Chiu
The Great War in Europe (TGWIE) is a division level game (with some 1200 counters) covering all of the First World War In Europe, from the trenches of the western front, the mountains and plains of Italy, the vast expanses of the eastern front, and the Balkans to Gallipoli.

878 Vikings (Academy Games) Demo
Friday 6:00 PM
GM Chuck Collins
Fresh off Kickstarter, 878 Vikings is an area control game in which 2 - 4 players play as the invading Vikings or the English nobles who are trying to withstand the invasion.

Volko Ruhnke Saturday - A Celebration of Games!
Open gaming - bring your favorite Volko Ruhnke game and play.  Ask Volko all the why questions you can in 9 hours! Plus come see the world debut of Volko's next series!

World debut of Volume I in Volko's next series!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Saturday 10:00 AM

Play prototype with the designer for first public showing ever!

Stop by and see whats next!

Gandhi: The Decolonization of British India, 1917–1947 (GMT Games)
Saturday, Sunday
Play with Designer Bruce Mansfield
Mr. President (GMT P500)
Gandhi is Volume IX in GMT’s COIN Series. Gandhi takes us to the subcontinent of India, the jewel in the crown of the British Empire, for a detailed look at the final decades of the British Raj.
Demo the game currently on P500

Manoeuvre Tournament (GMT Games)
Saturday, Sunday
GM Jesus Cortes
Open format Tournament - Play anytime! All Levels

Dune (AH)
Saturday 10:00 AM
GM O.Shane Balloun                                                                                                                                                           The boardgame is based on the Frank Herbert novels about an arid planet at the heart of the human space empire's political machinations.

All Bridges Burning (GMT Games Pre P500) DEMO
Sunday 10:00 AM
Play with the COIN Series creator Volko Ruhnke
Great War-era COIN Series prototype Designed by Vesa Arponen

Battle Cry (150th, Anniversary Ed.) (PSC Games)
Sunday 10:00 AM
GM Chuck Collins
Richard Borg's adaptation of historically modeled American Civil War Battles. Simple and easy to learn. Fast, furious and lots of fun.

Age of Sail (Ares Games)
Saturday 10:00 AM
GM Chuck Collins
Recreates naval combat in the Napoleonic Age of Sail (1793-1815). Based on the game system used in Wings of Glory using  minis, and cards, with a special deck of maneuver cards representing the different movement capabilities of each vessel.

Labyrinth: The Awakening (GMT Games)
Saturday 1:00 PM
Play with  Designers Volko Ruhnke and Trevor Bender
Play to Win - 1 player selected at random will win a copy of the game expansion!
Each player will also receive a copy of the new "Surge 2007 - 2012" scenario that combines half of the deck of Labyrinth with half from Awakening as a teaching / transition scenario.  The game will be taught to new players a half hour in advance.

Saturday 7:00 PM
Celebrate  the 241st Anniversary of the Marine Corp
Celebrate the 32nd Anniversary of the Camp Pendleton Game Club!
Celebrate Volko Ruhnke and his Contribution to the Hobby Award!

Game Drawing!   
Saturday 8:00 PM
Chose your games and take a chance - win some great games   
Thanks to our sponsors!

Liberty or Death (GMT Games) TEAM PLAY
Sunday 9:00 AM
Play with Designer Harold Buchanan
Join one of 4 teams to play Liberty or Death to the finish!

Play to Win - 1 player selected at random will receive a copy of the game! Also Win one during the game drawing Saturday night!  Any number of players spread across 4 teams on 1 big board!

1846 Tournament (GMT Games)
Sunday 9:00 AM
GM (and Engineer) Ken McMillan
1846 is an '18xx' game, one of many games by different designers inspired by Francis Tresham's 1829. 1846 has several unique features, such as its opening draft, variable setup, and one of the shorter 18xx games, which are good for players new to 18xx.1846 features a nice balance between portfolio management and board play (track and station lays and building profitable routes).

C3i Magazine "South Pacific: Breaking the Bismarck Barrier" Tournament
Sunday 10:00 AM
GM Trevor Bender
Play in a modified Swiss format tournament sponsored by C3i Magazine!  Rodger MacGowan will supply magazines / mugs as prizes for a portion of participants.  The game will be taught to new players a half hour in advance.

Remembrance Sunday Minute of Silence
Sunday 11:00 AM
We will observe a minute of silence at 11:00 a.m. local time. It is a sign of respect for, the roughly 20 million people who died in World War I.

Boardgame sign ups will be at the Convention, at the game. To ensure a slot in popular games bring your copy of the game.