Gaming Hall

Read here about the various gaming activities available

Gaming at Dublin 2019

CCD: Liffey Hall-1

Gaming at this year’s Worldcon will take place in Liffey Hall 1 in the CCD, opening at 10am each day. The Gaming Hall caters for both diehard tabletop gamers and those of you who would like to try something new. No experience is necessary, all you need is an open mind and a willingness to have fun!

Board games

The Gaming Hall features a large selection of board games for attendees to borrow, and our volunteers are happy to help teach those games. If you have never played modern board games before please make yourself known to one of the gaming staff members in the hall and they will make sure to teach you a game and get you playing as quickly as possible. Additionally, existing tabletop gamers are encouraged to bring along their own games to the convention and to find players to join them playing those!

Each day, the gaming Guest of Honour, Steve Jackson (of Steve Jackson Games, creator of GURPS, Munchkin and so much more!) will be visiting the Gaming Hall to play games with the attendees. If you’d like a chance to play with Steve Jackson then make sure to make it to the Gaming Hall for one or more of the “Gaming with Steve Jackson” sessions (one each day) listed in this publication and also on the Grenadine mobile app.

Workshops & Talks

In addition to a multitude of gaming related panels the Gaming Programme at Worldcon will feature the following introductory workshops and talks:

  • Introduction to Dungeons & Dragons (Thursday 13:00 & Saturday 11:00 – Wicklow Room 3)
  • How to Introduce Kids to Roleplaying (Saturday 14:00 – Wicklow Room 3)
  • Making the transition from Player to Gamesmaster (Friday 10:00 – Wicklow Room 1)

Please consult this guide and the Grenadine mobile app for more details.


The Gaming Hall will offer a range of tabletop role-playing experiences from Dungeons & Dragons 5th Edition to Call of Cthulhu, Vampire, Cyberpunk, the Laundry Files, and many more that you may not have heard of, but all of which are sure to entertain.

If you’ve made a character for Dungeons & Dragons at the workshop you’ll be able to play in games with them over the convention. And don’t worry if you don’t have a character ready or dice to hand, all our games will have pre-generated characters and everything else that is needed so you can just turn up and play!

The live timetable for roleplaying games is here.

Blurbs for the RPG games are here.

Gaming slots are available at the following times in the Games Hall:

  • Thursday: 15:00-18:00 and 20:00 – 23:00
  • Friday, Saturday and Sunday: 11:00–14:00, 15:00–18:00 and 20:00–23:00
  • Monday: 11:00–14:00

Each slot will have a choice of games from our volunteer Game Masters, with places available on a first-come, first-served basis.

The Gaming Hall and Children

Children (under 15 years old) must be accompanied by a parent/guardian at all times. While a child is playing a game their parent/guardian must remain in the Gaming Hall at all times. Additionally, some RPGs may have an age limit which will be strictly enforced.