Almost Sold Out!

HandyCon 3 Tickets Almost Sold Out!

A big update this time with lots of info for you all! The biggest news is that we are now completely sold out of single day tickets for the Saturday (we have some remaining for Friday and Sunday) and are down to our last few 3 Day Tickets, so if you are planning on coming to HandyCon 3 and are yet to buy a ticket, act fast!

Now, on to the rest of the news.


Gaming Rules! Demoing at HandyCon 3


Gaming Rules Demos


We are pleased to announce that the marvellous Paul Grogan of Gaming Rules! will be attending HandyCon 3! He will be running demo games, including Pulsar 2849, Founders of Gloomhaven, Codenames Duet, and more.

He will also have with him some new top-secret prototype games which don’t even have a name yet!

To pre book your space for Pulsar 2849 or Founders of Gloomhaven, follow the link below:

Paul has let us know that he is also happy for people to ask him for demos at other times if he is available, so if you miss out on a slot be sure to head on over to him during the con.


“Ask the Publisher” Live Gaming Rules! Podcast with Caezar Al-Jassar from Alley Cat Games



Paul Grogan from Gaming Rules! is hosting a live interview with Caezar Al-Jassar from Alley Cat Games talking about being a games publisher in the UK at HandyCon 3 on Friday 19th at 7pm. This will be recorded as part of a Gaming Rules! special podcast episode and audience members are invited come along and ask questions. We will announce the room closer to the time.


HandyCon 3 Games Prearanger!

Want to get that new shiny hotness to the table? Need players for a game of an old classic? Prearrange and sign up for games at HandyCon 3 using the HandyCon Game Prearranger! (courtesy of Tommy Wareing).

You can find it, as well as details on how to fill it out, on our website here:

or alternatively go straight to the document:


Bring And Buy

The Bring & Buy will be open from around 9am to 10pm every day.

There is no preregistration required to enter items into the Bring & Buy, just bring along any items you wish to sell and fill out and attach the post-it notes provided to each. Be sure to include the name of the game, price and any relevant details about the item (such as condition or if it includes any promos) as well as your name and mobile number.

Please note that we ask for a discretionary donation of £1 per item sold to be donated to our elected charity.

If you are purchasing items, please leave any bags outside and note that all sales must be finalised before removing items from the room.

You can also try to arrange trades beforehand on the HandyCon Discussion Group.


Alternative Accommodation

For those of you still looking for a place to stay, here is our list of alternatives that are reasonably close to the venue:

Wendover Arms 0.5 miles, £86 for twin room for two nights
Buckingham Hotel 0.8 miles, £86 for double room for two nights
Premier Inn 0.8 miles, £36.50 per night for all room sizes including family
Abbey Lodge Hotel 1 mile, £100 including breakfast for twin room for 2 nights



Mega Civ at HandyCon 3


Hosted by Zak and Clare. A Mega game for a Mega Convention! Truly a unique experience you can’t find at your local gaming club. New players welcome, but previous experience with the game or its predecessors Civilisation and Advanced Civilisation will be helpful.


Mega Civ

We’re going to aim for an Early Friday start, finishing either Friday evening, or early Saturday morning so people can still get some quality convention gaming time in. Sign up via the Facebook event.


18XX Tournament



Hosted by Colin Smith

18XX is an ad-hoc tournament, that is any games played fron the 18XX stable of games can be counted as long as a score sheet if filled out and placed in the scoring envelope by sunday lunchtime! The tournament includes the whole stable of games based around the theme of making money from running railroads, and asteroid mining in the case of 2038. Essentially, they are complex business games in which the players generally buy shares in the various companies that are available, and attempt to run them for profit (assuming you manage to get control of a company).

So if you are interested please register your interest on the Facebook event. If you have any questions please ask.


Two Rooms And A Boom


Two Rooms and a Boom


Two Rooms and a Boom returns to HandyCon on Saturday 20th at 9pm! No sign up required, just turn up.

In Two Rooms and a Boom – a social deduction/hidden role party game for six or more players – there are two teams: the Red Team and the Blue Team. The Blue Team has a President. The Red Team has a Bomber. Players are equally distributed between two rooms (i.e., separate playing areas). The game consists of five timed rounds. At the end of each round, some players will be swapped into opposing rooms. If the Red Team’s Bomber is in the same room as the President at the end of the game, then the Red Team wins; otherwise the Blue Team wins. Lying encouraged.

No prior experience is necessary as the rules are simple enough and will be fully explained.


HandyCon 3 In Support Of The Stroke Association


The Stroke Association


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

HandyCon 3 is proud to support The Stroke Association, UK’s leading charity dedicated to conquering stroke.


And that’s it! We’ll keep you updated with any future additions to the schedule or other important info in the days running up to the con. You can also check the website to find out more about what’s on at HandyCon 3.