HandyCon January

Board Gaming Convention

Friday 19th - Sunday 21st January 2018

Holiday Inn High Wycombe M40, Jct. 4
High Wycombe
HP11 1TL
United Kingdom

Buy Tickets

HandyCon 3 Friday Ticket
Friday Ticket - £12
HandyCon 3 Saturday Ticket
Saturday Ticket - £12
HandyCon 3 Sunday Ticket
Sunday Ticket - £12
HandyCon 3 3 Day Ticket
3 Day Ticket - £24

Opening Times

The con is open from 9am Friday 19th January until 8pm Sunday 21st January.

Single day tickets permit entry from 9am until late on the relevant date.


When you arrive at the hotel, please make your way to the HandyCon registration desk (note that this is not the hotel reception desk!) located near the entrance to pick up your tickets and lanyards.

HandyCon registration is open from 9am until late each day.

Open Gaming

Open gaming is available for the duration of the convention. We have a large main open gaming area as well as several other rooms which can be used when not being occupied by 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.

Games Library

The Games Library is open to all attendees for the duration of the convention. If you wish to borrow a game from the library, just write your details on the board provided.

Please be sure to return all games in the condition you found them.

Click here to browse the Games Library (may take a few minutes to load)


We will be running various tournaments through the convention.

If you are interested in running a tournament at HandyCon, please email Rich Watney for details.

Flamme Rouge

Flamme Rouge

Date: Saturday 20th January

Time: 10am - 2pm

Location: TBA

Entry Requirements: None

Find Out More

Open to everyone (the game is easy enough to pick up).

Tracks! We'll be using stages 11, 8, 10, and 12 in that order, all from peloton expansion.
Expansion? Just adds cobbles and more players basically. Just as easy to pick up as base game!
Rules? Grand tour rules as posted on bgg, only changes might be with rider powers, and determining seating. 
Prizes?! Overall winner to receive a gift voucher for the Boardgamesocial stand, and a yellow hat for the best overall time.
Help? You can! Mostly by signing up and getting to the event promptly. Also copies of the game will allow us to involve more people!
Special bonus! If enough people sign up, it will become a team doubles event, with a prize for both winners.

Playtest Zone

Come and play yet to be released games and give your feedback to designers! We will be releasing more details of who to expect at the convention closer to the time.

If you are a designer and have a game you would like to playtest at HandyCon, please fill out the form below.

Playtest Space Request Form

Bring & Buy

Details of the bring and buy and how to enter your items will be available closer to the time.


Each year we choose a charity to support with donations from attendees, events and the bring and buy.

We will be announcing the supported charity closer to the time.


The CCG and Boardgame Social

The CCG and Boardgame Social

Barny Baker from The CCG and Boardgame Social will be there for the duration of the weekend with a selection of games for you to purchase. If there is anything specific you would like Barny to bring along for you to purchase at the con, please get in touch with him beforehand.



To book accommodation at the hotel, send an email to events@hihighwycombe.com quoting 'HandyCon' and providing a telephone number and the hotel will call you as soon as they can for further details. Please note that until the hotel has contacted you and taken card details the room isn’t confirmed.

The special HandyCon room rate applies from Thursday 18th - Sunday 21st January 2018, meaning that you can stay over the night before and the night after for the same special rate.

Room prices are per night:

Standard Double or Twin Room, Bed & Breakfast
Single Occupancy - £55.00
Double Occupancy - £60.00

Executive Double Room, Bed & Breakfast
Single Occupancy - £85.00
Double Occupancy - £90.00

Family Room, Bed & Breakfast
Single, Double or Triple Occupancy - £100.00
Quad Occupancy - £105.00

More information about the hotel is available on the Holiday Inn High Wycombe website.

Harassment Policy

HandyCon is committed to providing a safe and enjoyable gaming environment for everyone who attends. Please behave respectfully to all other attendees, ensuring all can feel safe and enjoy themselves regardless of gender, gender identity, sexuality, appearance, race or religion.

Physical and verbal harassment will not be tolerated and the organisers reserve the right to take appropriate action including warning the offender or expulsion from the convention with no refund, and in some cases informing the police.

Some examples of harassment include:

  • Offensive verbal comments
  • Explicit sexual images or references
  • Deliberate intimidation
  • Unwanted attention or following of persons
  • Unwanted recording or photography
  • Sustained disruption of games or activities
  • Innappropriate physical contact
  • Unwelcome attention, including sexual remarks, jokes or taunting, leering, staring or suggestive gestures

To report harassment: If a request to stop behaviours does not get the desired result or there are continued problems with one gamer, please report the problem to a member of the HandyCon team.

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