HandyCon is back!

After a prolonged absence, including the closure of our venue, a global pandemic and the birth of a HandyToddler we are finally back for a gaming day and a series of 3-day conventions read more in our update.

What is HandyCon?

HandyCon is a thrilling three-day board gaming convention that takes place four times a year in the vibrant city of Milton Keynes, UK. Founded by Paul Frohnsdorff-Harris, our convention has been bringing gamers together since 2017, and we’re thrilled to continue the tradition in our new location. Our mission is to create an inclusive and welcoming environment for board gamers of all levels. Whether you’re a seasoned enthusiast or just starting out, HandyCon offers the perfect platform to indulge in your passion for board games, meet fellow gamers, and have an unforgettable time.

Throughout the event, we have a variety of activities lined up for you. Engage in thrilling tournaments, participate in game demos to discover new favourites, and get the chance to meet talented game designers in person.

For a detailed schedule and more information about our upcoming event, please visit the respective pages dedicated to each event.

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The main Handycon events in 2024 will be located at the Delta Hotel, Milton Keynes.

Where is HandyCon?

What's On

Open Gaming

Welcome to HandyCon! We're all about bringing board gamers together for a fun-filled weekend of gaming. Whether you're into party games, heavy strategy games, 18xx or anything in between, you're sure to find others to enjoy them with. While our Game Finder system is currently down, you can still plan ahead by using the HandyCon Game Organiser. Don't forget also to look out for "Players Wanted" signs at the convention to find new gaming buddies. Let's have a great time gaming together!
HandyCon 11 Game Organiser

Games Library

In addition to bringing along your own games, we also provide a selection of games in our ever-growing library. The games library is open to all HandyCon attendees free of charge for the duration of the convention.

If you want to check out what games we have available, click the button below. We have 300+ games available, so there is sure to be something for everyone!
View Games Library

Exhibitors

We have a great lineup of exhibitors running demos of various games throughout the weekend, and you can find more details on who will be there at each HandyCon page.

We are always looking for new and exciting exhibitors to join us, so if you're interested in showcasing your games and products at our convention.
Visit our Exhibitors Info Page.
Become an Exhibitor!

Playtesting

Come and be a part of the game-making process by playtesting yet-to-be-released games and providing valuable feedback to designers! You can find information about the games available for playtesting on each HandyCon page.

If you're a game designer, we'd love to have you join us as well! Get your own table at the next event and showcase your game for playtesting.
Showcase Your Game!

Events

Participate in large convention games like Two Rooms and a Boom, test your luck with raffles, and challenge your gaming skills with mini-games. And if you're up for a mental workout, join us for pub quiz nights and more! For a complete list of events, check out the pages for each HandyCon.

If you're interested in running your own event at HandyCon, we would love to hear from you! Get in touch with us for more information on how to get started.
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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.

Check out how it work!
Click here

Supporting Charity

At HandyCon, we love giving back to the community, which is why we choose a different charity to support each year. Donations come from the kind hearts of our attendees, the events we organize, and our bring and buy. We're proud to have supported many fantastic charities in the past, and you can learn more about them by visiting our previous HandyCons page.
Check here our previous charity support!

Latest News

HC 11 Bring & Buy

The Bring & Buy (B&B) area serves as a dedicated space for gamers seeking to sell their cherished games or acquire new additions to their collections. We’ve recently made available

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