We are very excited to announce the first official GridCon!, this will be the largest event held by Gaming Rules! yet.

GridCon 1 will take place from 9am Friday 29th November through to 7pm Sunday 1st December and will be held at the Best Western in Tiverton, Devon.

IMPORTANT! GridCon is a ticketed event. You can only attend if you have booked a ticket in advance. We are sold out for the Saturday and Sunday. There are some Friday tickets available.
Tickets will only be sold on the door for the Friday. We do not have any space for anyone on the Saturday or Sunday. Please do not turn up without a ticket.

GridCon is an event focussed on open gaming, so bring along your favourite games to play with like-minded gamers. There will also be an opportunity to try out new games, prototypes, take part in a small tournament (to be decided), and play games with some famous designers!

Current designers present for you to meet, play a game with, try out their new prototypes:
Vital Lacerda, Richard Breese, David Turczi, Dave Mortimer, Alan Paull,
Tony Boydell, Ian Schofield, Matthew Dunstan.

GamesLore will be present as the retailer and you will be able to order games from them ahead of the event for collection and save on any delivery costs.

There will also be a games library, run by Paul Frohnsdorff-Harris (of HandyCon fame).

There will be a bring-and-buy area and a charity raffle in aid of the Chrysalis Youth Empowerment Network.

The GridCon 1 games organiser can be used to look at what games are planned, sign up, create your own, or book yourself into demos run by designers and publishers. The sheet is here:


To book tickets, click on the link here. Book early to be in with a chance of winning a prize in the GridCon giveaway! For every 10 tickets sold (until prizes run out), a prize will be allocated to someone who has already purchased a ticket, so the sooner you book, the more chance you have to win!

Times for playing games:
Palace Suite (capacity 100). Reception, Games Library, GamesLore, Paul’s table. Fri 09:00-00:00. Sat 09:00-00:00. Sun 09:00-18:00
Topaz Suite (capacity 50). Bring & Buy. Fri 09:00-00:00. Sat 09:00-00:00. Sun 09:00-18:00
Twyford & Lowman (each capacity 30). Quiet rooms. Friday 09:00-Sun 18:00 (24 hour rooms)

About the venue: Tiverton Best Western

Accommodation: The hotel has accommodation on site, but limited rooms, so be sure to book early if you want to stay on-site.

To book a room, please phone the hotel direct on 01884 256120. Single rooms are £50 and night including breakfast. Double / Twin rooms are £70

Note: Please do NOT try to book online, as the rooms will not show as available.

Alternative accommodation is available. There are many other bed and breakfasts and hotels in the area.

Arriving by car: The hotel is off of Junction 27 of the M5 and follow signs to Tiverton. The postcode is EX16 4DB. There is free parking available on site, however you must register your car registration number with the hotel. Failure to do so will result in parking fines being issued, which neither we, nor the hotel are able to cancel.

Arriving by train: The closest train station is Tiverton Parkway, then take a bus or taxi to the hotel.