FLEA MARKET (Full Time at designated tables)
Friday, Saturday, Sunday
Bring your stuff and bring your money! 1/2 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.                                                       

 All Bridges Burning (GMT Games P500) Demo
GM Ron Artigues

Friday 7PM
All Bridges Burning recreates the political and military affairs of the Finnish civil war in a new COIN Systemvolume for three players. The Reds seek to stage a working class revolt and then hold on to their gains, while the White Senate forces seek to reassert control. A third, non-violent Social Democratic faction fights for the survival of moderate leftism and political reform. All three factions must keep the national sentiment conciliatory enough for a post-conflict settlement and national independence. In addition, the non-player powers of Germany and Russia offer military assistance to the Senate and the Reds, respectively.

Twilight Struggle Tournament (GMT Games)
GM Harold Buchanan
Friday and Saturday 8:00 AM

Play in a modified Swiss format tournament under the watchful eye of the designers Ananda Gupta and Jason Matthews as they tell stories from the history and the games development, Rules: optional cards, US +2 additional IP at start (no Chinese Civil War)  All levels welcome. Bring a game to ensure a spot. Championship Saturday evening or after by agreement.
Find Harold Buchanan anytime to sign up and get an opponent - maybe him!

Table Battles Demo and Tourney (Hollandspiel) Sponsored by Blue Panther Games 

Saturday, Sunday 10:00 AM
GM Chuck Collins
A Swiss format tournament and Blue Panther has promised a rich variety of prizes. All players get $5 off their Blue Panther booth purchase. 2 players selected at random will get a copy of the game. Winner and second place in teh tournament will get a copy of an expansion! Hollandspiel's fast paced battle game covering hundreds of years of war. Simple and easy to learn. Fast, furious and lots of fun.

1914 Offensive a outrance (GMT) - post-publication playtest of the version 3.0 rules
Friday, Saturday, Sunday

Play with designer Michael Resch

Invitation only. Those interested should contact Michael via email at mikeresch at live dot com.

Imperial Struggle (GMT Games P500) Demo

Saturday, Sunday

​Play with Designers Ananda Gupta and Jason Matthews

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.

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

SpaceCorp (GMT Games P500) Demo
Friday, Saturday
Play with Designer John Butterfield
SpaceCorp: 2025-2300 AD (GMT P500) is a fast-playing board game in which one to four players explore and develop outer space over three eras. Each player controls an Earth-based enterprise seeking profit by driving the expansion of humanity into the Solar System and beyond. Demo the game currently on P500!

​Enemy Action: Kharkov (Compass Games) Demo
Friday, Saturday
Play with Designer John Butterfield
The second volume of Enemy Action. The game system heads to Kharkov on the East Front for the Soviet Gallop and Star offensives and the German "Backhand Blow" counterattack in Feb/Mar 1943.. Demo the game currently in Development with Compass Games.

Ananda Gupta, Jason Matthews and John Butterfield Saturday - A Celebration of Games!
Open gaming - bring your favorite Ananda Gupta, Jason Matthews or John Butterfield game and play.  Ask them all the why questions you can in 9 hours!

HUBRIS: Twilight of the Hellenistic World (GMT Games on P500) 

Saturday AM, Sunday AM
Play with Designer Morgane Gouyon-Rety (designer of Pendragon - The Fall of Roman Britain)
The time is 220 BCE, and you, king of a major Hellenistic Kingdom, scion of divine rulers, fully intend to complete the reunion of all of Alexander the Great’s vast realm under your rule, proving that your line is the true heir to the divine Conqueror. Hubris - Twilight of the Hellenistic World is a 1 to 5 player game recreating the rivalries of the great Hellenistic kingdoms between 250 and 170 BCE, which saw the last chances of a reunification of the great Macedonian power of Alexander, and the eventual takeover of hegemony in the Eastern Mediterranean by an upstart foreign power, the Roman Republic.

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.

Flashpoint South China Sea (GMT Games P500) DEMO
Saturday 10:00 AM
Play with the Lunchtime game Series playtester Ron Artigues and designer Harold Buchanan
Prototype Designed by Harold Buchanan one lucky player will receive a copy of Flashpoint South China Sea when it is published!

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 33nd Anniversary of the Camp Pendleton Game Club!
Celebrate Ananda Gupta, Jason Matthews and John Butterfield and their 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!

SpaceCorp Tourney
Sunday 10:00 AM
Play with Designer John Butterfield
A tournament for 8 players playing SpaceCorp: 2025-2300 AD (GMT P500) Play with designer John Butterfield. No experience necessary. Atleast 1 player will receive a copy of the game at random!

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!

878 Vikings (Academy Games) Demo
Sunday 12:00 PM
GM Chuck Collins
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.

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 "Gettysburg" 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.

San Diego Historical Games Convention Schedule

Boardgames (2018)

San Diego Historical Games Convention

​November 9, 10 and 11, 2018