When is GridCon?

GridCon 5 will take place from 9am Friday 15th November until 6pm Sunday 17th November 2024, at the Holiday Inn, Taunton, Somerset.

GridCon is a board game event focused 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, test prototypes, and meet some game designers or other industry people.

GridCon 5 will be held at the Holiday Inn Taunton, a wonderful venue with a variety of gaming rooms and fantastic facilities.

Tickets for GridCon 5 have sold out! However you can add your name to our waiting list, in case we receive any cancellations (these usually happen closer to the event date). To add your name to the waiting list, please complete the form here (we will only use your contact details for the purpose of contacting you regarding tickets for the event).

IMPORTANT! GridCon is a ticketed event. You can only attend if you have booked a ticket in advance. Please be aware that in the past we have seen posts on Facebook offering tickets for sale – these are scams! Only tickets purchased from this website are genuine and tickets are non transferable.

T-Shirts will be available to order for collection at GridCon 5.

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What is happening at GridCon?

GridCon is all about boardgames, so you’ll have plenty of opportunity to play some! Keep an eye on the GridCon facebook group for up to date news on the events taking place.


There will be a retailer at the event, so that you can pre-order or purchase your new games!


Bring and Buy

There will be an extensive games library available at GridCon 5, with games available for you to borrow through the weekend. There will also be a special Hot Games Library, which will include some hot new games from Essen Spiel 2024! These games can be reserved at reception.

At GridCon 5, we will be providing a dedicated area for a Bring and Buy, to give you the opportunity to sell games you no longer want or purchase games being sold.


We hope to have a number of designers present, for you to meet, play a game with, and maybe even try out their new prototypes.

Games Organiser

For those people who prefer to plan some games in advance, there will be a an online organiser available closer to the time, to use to look at what games are planned, sign up to somebody else’s game, or create your own. Please note that this organiser is not a complete list of games being played at the event and it is not a requirement to organise games in advance, but we know that some people prefer to plan their games ahead of time.

Charity Raffle

There will be a raffle run during GridCon 5 where you will have the chance to win some fantastic games.

Official Demo Table

During GridCon 5, there will be a series of official sponsored demos for you to try. Details to be confirmed later!

The Venue

About the venue: GridCon 5 will be held at the Holiday Inn Taunton (Deane Gate Avenue, Taunton, Somerset, TA1 2UA).
Please note that the Holiday Inn Express which is nearby is a separate hotel and not part of the GridCon venue.

Note: The venue itself (Holiday Inn) is fully booked for guests during the convention. There are a number of other hotels close by, including the Holiday Inn Express, which is within walking distance.

Arriving by car: The hotel is at Junction 25 of the M5, there is free parking available on site.

Arriving by train: The closest train station is Taunton train station. If taking a taxi from the train station to the hotel it is advisable to book this in advance.

Arriving by plane: The Stagecoach Falcon runs from Bristol Airport along the M5, and stops in Taunton just a short walk from the Holiday Inn. Tickets can be booked online in advance.

Covid / Other illness

Out of respect for your fellow attendees, please do not come to the event if you have Covid, or another transmittable illness.

Terms and Conditions
Code of Conduct: GridCon