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Congress of Gamers

Time: September 20, 2008 at 9am
Location: The Bauer Drive Community Center
Street: 14625 Bauer Drive
City/Town: Rockville
Website or Map: http://www.congressofgamers.o…
Phone: 301-468-4015
Event Type: Board/Miniatures/Card, Game, Convention
Organized By: Kaarin Engleman
Latest Activity: Jan 10, 2016

Event Description

Congress of Gamers will be Sept. 20, 9 am to midnight and Sept. 21, 9 am to 6 pm at the Bauer Drive Community Center, 14625 Bauer Drive, Rockville, Maryland 20853. The center's phone number is 301-468-4015. Our website is http://www.congressofgamers.org/

We have top notch events scheduled, including the Euro Caucus (a wildcard tournament consisting of popular EuroGames, such as Settlers of Catan, Race for the Galaxy, and Puerto Rico); In Committee (an area set aside for playtesting unpublished games); Iron Designer Challenge (put together a team, take a game design kit, and a theme and take 5 hours to put together an original game design); CoG Summit (3 untimed rounds of Diplomacy); Robo Race to the White House (play Robo Rally); My Four McGuffins (be the first mob to achieve your mission); CoG Racing Series (play one or more racing games); Board of Elections (don't let Obama and Biden and McCain and Paulin have all the fun...try your hand at some election games); Role Call (several roleplaying events will be offered by outstanding DMs); Embassy from China (learn and play the ancient game of Go); De Bellis Vasingtonium (join in a DBA historical miniatures tournament); and Open Gaming (play Here I Stand, Conquest of Paradise, other wargames, Wings of War, Through the Ages, Axis and Allies miniatures or any other game you'd like to try in our extensive open gaming area).

Get all of the schedule details at http://www.congressofgamers.org/index.php?page=schedule

But that's not all!

We'll have vendors: Harmony House Hobbies, Omni Gaming Products, Our Game Table, and Simply Fun.
There will be an extensive game library to try out games you don't own yet and find out what you want to add to your collection.
Bring games to trade and to sell. You can list your trading preferences for our Math Trade at http://www.boardgamegeek.com/geeklist/34335. Get more details about the Math Trade and our Bring and Buy at http://www.congressofgamers.org/index.php?page=commerce
We'll be offering snacks and drinks to sustain you during your games.

You can register for CoG online at http://www.congressofgamers.org/index.php?page=register It costs only $9 for the weekend or $5/day.

Order a t-shirt as a souvenir of the convention. They are available in dark blue with a white screen-print design in a variety of sizes (including women's, children's, large, and tall) on our website at http://www.congressofgamers.org/shirts.asp.

Download a copy of our flyer at http://www.congressofgamers.org/downloads/cogflyer2008.pdf to pass out to your friends, family, co-workers, neighbors, and anyone else you know in the area who likes to indulge in historical miniatures, roleplaying games, or boardgames!

If you need help with accommodation or transportation, contact our Chairman of the Committee for Transportation and Housing Gary Milante at gmilante@congressofgamers.org. There is plenty of free parking at the community center.

If you have any questions about the convention, contact me at 703-912-5845 or info@congressofgamers.org. I look forward to seeing you there!

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