Check out all this great stuff you can play at MGC!
Play the classic arcade game of Air Hockey thanks to Gold Standard Air Hockey! Try their skills on one of the professional air hockey tables that Gold Standard is bringing, learn new skills, or just play for fun!
Artemis Bridge Simulator
Artemis Bridge SimulatorImmerse yourself in this starship bridge simulator. This is the premier event for the actual built bridge with Spaceship type walls, monitors, and a large central view screen. Take one on of seven different positions and work together to overcome whatever the universe throws at you. Will you be the Captain, Helms Officer, Weapons Officer, Science Officer, Communications Officer, Fighter, or Engineering Officer? Yell things like “Give it all she’s got, Cap’n!” and “Logically speaking, there is no chance for survival.”
BofferUnleash your foam weapon skills on your unsuspecting opponents and win the day in the softer way! Well, softer than a real weapon anyway. Prepare for combat and challenge friends, family, and foes alike. Not quite sure how to perform the ultimate takedown? Luckily, Boffer Battle trainers are there to assist.
Discover Dungeons & Dragons
Discover Dungeons & DragonsNo Experience Necessary! Walk up, sit down, play! From the Birthplace of the “Game that Changed the World” come join Realms of Adventure with the very first role-playing game that has ignited the imaginations of millions of gamers around the world for five decades! We will teach you the basics of the original role-playing game and give you a taste of this collaborative storytelling game that relies more on teamwork and less on competition to win the day. Ever wonder what changed the face of tabletop and video gaming from the early days of Pong and Space Invaders into the magic of Legend of Zelda and the Elder Scrolls saga? Let us be your guide and companion through amazing lands and dread dungeons to battle monstrous foes, best deadly challenges and seize marvelous treasures to forge your own legend! Join Wisconsin (Harold) Johnson, Tom “The Dwarf” Darga, and others on fast-paced and quick intro adventures in the endless Realms of Adventure.
iMac Quake LAN
Kiddie RidesThanks to KingPin Games, the kids (and those young at heart…) can check out some awesome Kiddie Rides! Enjoy them for free, and even purchase them to take home with you or put on location when the show is done! Want to reserve one for delivery at the show? Contact Chris at KingPin at (608) 393-2299 for current inventory and pricing!
LARP (live action role-playing)
LARP (live action role-playing)A live action role-playing game (LARP) is a form of role-playing game where the participants physically portray their characters. The players pursue goals within a fictional setting represented by real-world environments while interacting with each other in character. The outcome of player actions may be mediated by game rules or determined by consensus among players. Ready to live out your fantasy of being a medieval knight, or perhaps a high fantasy elf? Find out more in the Deeplight LARP Adventure room!
Pogs are back at the MGC and they’re still all that *and* a bag of chips! That’s right, blow the dust off your pogs, grab a slammer, and get to the Wisconsin Center where we’re going to have open play on Friday night (which, if you missed the fad in the 90s, we’ll teach you how to play!), and maybe even some big tournaments! Or just find someone throughout the halls of MGC with some cardboard discs who is ready to rumble and start throwing down!
Pop-A-ShotMGC doesn’t just host any basketball game, we host the original arcade basketball game, Pop-A-Shot! Head over to a machine to check it out, and participate in the Pop-A-Shot World Championship on Saturday!
Retro ComputersRemember what it was like when you got your first Commodore? Or maybe it was a Tandy? Early Apple computers? Rediscover your past, or learn about what gaming was like in the early days of computers. Explore dozens of different retro computers in the Museum and challenge each other to a networked game of Quake on an iMac in the Guys, Games and Beer room!
Retro GamesPlay games on the consoles of the past! If you can name a console, chances are it is on the floor and playable! Rediscover popular consoles of the past like the NES, Sega Genesis, Playstation 1 and N64, experience great consoles you may have missed like the Turbografx-16, Sega Saturn and Wii U, and even discover consoles you may have never heard of like the FM Towns Marty, Vectrex, Arcadia 2001 and even the Super A’Can… and while you’re at it, challenge a friend to a game!
Tabletop Board Games
Tabletop Board Games
Play a multitude of the organized tournament and non-tournament board games such as Settlers of Catan, 7 Wonders, Exploding Kittens, and many more! Meet the makers of many popular tabletop games, learn a brand new game with our demo team or grab some friends and borrow an old favorite from a library of thousands of games thanks to MilCog!
Trading Card Games
Trading Card GamesGrab your deck and bring it along to challenge people to a game of Magic: the Gathering, Yu-Gi-Oh!, and other popular trading card games! Slypatch Gaming will be hosting some great Magic tournaments, and we’ll be unveiling more as they are confirmed! Just play for fun, or feel the heat of competition in one of our free-to-play tournaments offering great prizes!
Warhammer 40,000, the thrilling hobby of tabletop wargaming! The game is set in the grim darkness of the far future, where mighty armies clash on countless war-torn worlds and Humanity stands alone, beset on all sides by the threats of the heretic, the mutant and the alien. There is no mercy. There is no respite. Prepare yourself for battle.
Find an opponent, play with friends, watch or learn. All of that and more is possible with Warhammer 40K at MGC! Hang out and talk strategy, paint or learn to paint models, learn to play, or get lucky in a random giveaway. Run by Warpstorm Games & Lounge.