Board Gaming Convention

Maidenhead, UK

August 2022 Update

Due to the planned closure of Holiday Inn Maidenhead on 1st April 2022, we are currently exploring our options for our August event. You can read more in our update.

What is HandyCon?

HandyCon is an biannual board gaming convention held every January and August in Maidenhead, UK with an emphasis on playing lots of board games, meeting fellow gamers and having a lot of board game related fun. We have various tournaments, events, demos, a games library and plenty more going on.

For the full schedule and more details about what we have planned, please see the respective pages for HandyCon January and HandyCon August.


Where is HandyCon?

Due to the closure of Holiday Inn Maidenhead, we are currently looking into alternative venues.

What's On

Open Gaming

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. You can schedule and find games before and during the event using our (entirely optional) Game Finder system:
Game Finder

Games Library

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.

View Games Library


There are exhibitors running demos of various games throughout the weekend. You can find more details on who is exhibiting at HandyCon and by visiting the pages for HandyCon January and HandyCon August.


Play yet to be released games and give your feedback to designers! For more information about the games available for playtesting, or if you are a designer and have a game you would like to playtest at HandyCon, please see the relevant pages for HandyCon January and HandyCon August.


Large convention games (such as Two Rooms and a Boom), raffles, mini-games challenges, and more! Please see the pages for HandyCon January and HandyCon August for a full list of events. If you are interested in running an event at HandCon, get in touch with us for more 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.

See the respective pages for HandyCon January and HandyCon August for more info on how the Bring & Buy operates.

Supporting Charity

Each year we choose a charity to support with donations from attendees, events and the bring and buy. See the relevant pages for HandyCon January and HandyCon August for more information about the charities we will be supporting.

Latest News

HandyCon August 2022

As many may already be expecting, sadly we have to officially announce that HandyCon August 2022 will not be going ahead. We are still in the process of finding a

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HandyCon January 2022 and beyond

We were hoping that our first big announcement since we had to cancel HandyCon August 2020 would bring with it nothing but positive news, but unfortunately we have to announce

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HandyCon August 2020 Cancelled

Due to the uncertainty surrounding the COVID-19 outbreak and after careful consideration we have had to make the difficult decision to cancel HandyCon August 2020. Our number one priority is

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