What is HandyCon?
This is what HandyCon is all about!
Bring along your shiny new hotness or dig out your old favourites and prepare to game the weekend away with your fellow board gamers. Play party games, heavy strategy games, 18xx or anything in between.
We have a large main open gaming area as well as several other rooms for tournaments and events. We also have use of the bar area and platformed area next to the restaurant.
Are you coming along on your own or do you just need some extra players? No worries! We have ‘Players Wanted’ signs for anyone looking to fill seats as well as a noticeboard for anyone looking to organise a specific game. Don’t forget that the HandyCon Facebook Page is also a good way to pre-arrange games before the event.
In addition to bringing along your own games we also provide a selection of games in ever growing our library.
The games library is open to all HandyCon attendees free of charge for the duration of the convention.
Each HandyCon we run a few tournaments for a variety of different games. Some may require prior knowledge of the rules, whilst others are relatively simple to pick up and play.
In the past we have run tournaments for games such as Viticulture, Flamme Rouge, Baseball Highlights 2045, Pitch Car, 18xx and Scythe.
If you are interested in running a tournament at HandyCon, please email Rich Watney for details.
Bring & Buy
Fallen out of love with an old favourite? Never taken that Kickstarter out of shrink? Bring along your unwanted games to the Bring and Buy! Get paid real cash monies and free up some shelf space for all the bargains to be had.
Each HandyCon, we try and raise funds for meaningful causes, and ask for a discretionary donation for each game sold in the Bring and Buy.
We also have a HandyCon Sales and Trading Facebook group for those wishing to prearrange sales and trades.
Each year we choose a charity to support with donations from attendees, events and the bring and buy.
See our Previous HandyCons page to find out more about the causes we have supported and how much we have raised.
Holiday Inn, High Wycombe
Food and Drink
Food: A special HandyCon menu will be available during the event. Please advise the hotel of any dietary requirements.
Snacks: Feel free to eat biscuits, sweets, chocolate an other snacks of your own on site but please be respectful and don't eat other more substantial foods at the venue as there is a restaurant and bar at the hotel.
Drinks: Discounted drinks tokens will be available for purchase at the event. The bar also serves Starbucks Coffee and iced water is availble free of charge. Please note that only drinks bought on site at the hotel bar are to be consumed on the premises.
Walking Distance: There are a few restaurants (Frankie & Benny's and T.G.I Fridays) in the neighboring retail park, along with a Costa Coffee, McDonalds and ASDA supermarket.
Parking is available at the venue free of charge for all HandyCon attendees.
The hotel car park has a capacity of 200 cars, which should be ample for the con.
The HandyCon Team
Jon 'Buzz' Humphries
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