WABACon 2017

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WABACon 2017 is now SOLD OUT.

If you missed out, please come along to one of our regular meets, our end of year meet D-Con or perhaps even WABACon 2018.

Join us for a celebratory weekend of gaming (Saturday 8th to Sunday 9th April) at the Holiday Inn Perth. We’ll be taking over three of their conference rooms for two days of non-stop gaming as we celebrate WABA’s 10 year anniversary. The event will run from 10:00am Saturday until 2:00am Sunday, and then from 7:00am Sunday to 5:00pm. This is the first weekend of the WA school holidays and the weekend before Easter, and it will replace the Mt Claremont meet for April.

Weekend Tickets: $30 – SOLD OUT

Special accommodation rate: $165 per night – Book here!

This will primarily be an open play event, with some organised games to plan your days around. It’s a great opportunity to play those longer games, or finally get through that list of shame! Most of all, it’s an opportunity to spend a weekend surrounded by others who love gaming just as much as you.

A large portion of the WABA games collection will be available for attendees to use throughout the event.


Because capacity is limited, WABACon is a tickets-only event and they can only be booked online.
At this stage, tickets will not be available at the door and we do not anticipate one-day only tickets being made available.

A ticket is $30 and allows access at any time over the weekend. All tickets include a sandwich for lunch provided by the hotel on each day of attendance.

Friends of WABACon

A huge thank you to the following companies for supporting WABACon.

Door Prizes

Door Prizes

Every attendee is eligible to win a door prize as long as you are present at the time. These will occur at roughly 12:30PM and 5:30PM on Saturday, and 1:30PM and 4:30PM on Sunday. The method of drawing is still to be determined. The winner gets to select something from DOOR PRIZE POOL.

Every attendee is also entitled to one entry in the door raffle, for which you do not need to be present to win. Two names will be selected randomly from the attendance register and, in order of selection, each winner will get to choose something from DOOR PRIZE POOL.



Every attendee is also entitled to purchase tickets for a special WABACon raffle. Tickets are $5 for 5 or $10 for 11.
A maximum of 1500 will be available (note: 500 will be reserved for sale only on Sunday) and the retail value of the prize pool is almost $1300:

Tickets are to be marked with your badge number, and can then be allocated to your choice of prizes as you wish.
Each of the 10 available prizes will be separately drawn, starting at 4:30PM on Sunday.

Tournament Sign Ups

This will primarily be an open play event, offering a great opportunity to see those longer or less-often-sighted games, or make progress on that ‘Unplayed List of Shame’. Most of all, it’s an opportunity to spend a weekend surrounded by others who love playing board games as much as you.
Due to space constraints and the intention to distinguish WABACon from our other events, tournament games are not the primary focus of the weekend, although there will be a few special things happening…

Pandemic Survival

Pandemic Survival tournament: 2:00PM Saturday in the Tuart Room , run by Warren and Andrew.


Pandemic Survival is an “extreme” version of Pandemic where teams of two players compete to save the world. Their goal: to be the first team to find all four cures, or to be the last team still alive at the end of the game.
In this tournament-style version of the game all teams face the same problems: they all draw the same player cards, Epidemics strike at the same time for all teams, and every team has the same role cards. A Game Master will call the same Infection cards for everyone. The only difference is the decisions that teams make! Their strategic choices will lead each team in different directions, and one strategy will pay off in the end and lead to victory.

The winning team will a copy of Pandemic Iberia

and Pandemic: Reign of Cthulhu

to split, share or fight over as they wish.

Dominion Dash

Dominion Dash tournament: 4:00PM Saturday in the Tuart Room , run by Warren and Andrew.


Dominion Dash is Doing Dominion Differently…
Each player will play four rounds against differing opponents. Standard Dominion rules apply, plus a new game end condition and a new rule:
– Players have fifteen minutes to score as many points as they can. A warning will be given at ten minutes.
– Players will have an equal number of turns in the game they are in.
– Each player will need a card that costs 2,3,4,5 & 6 in their deck at the end of the time.
Game Score is calculated by adding up all the victory card points and then subtracting 2/3/4/5/6 for any of these cards not in their deck at the end of the time.
This score, and the cards in your deck, will then get used to work out your Round Score.

The winner will receive a copy of Dominion (Second Edition) Big Box

, and the runner-up receives a Dominion: Update Pack



Wits & Wagers

Wits & Wagers tournament: 7:00PM Saturday in the Tuart Room , run by Tim and Ernest.


You do not need to know how to play the game, but sign-up is required with the competition limited to six teams of three or four players.

Wits & Wagers is a trivia game where you don’t need to know the answers in order to win – you can bet on anyone’s answer, so you can win by making educated guesses, by playing the odds, or by knowing the interests of your friends.

Each member of the winning team (of four) will receive a copy of Wits & Wagers: Epic Geek Edition



One Night Werewolf

One Night Ultimate Werewolf tournament: 8:45PM Saturday in the Tuart Room , run by Ernest.


You do not need to know how to play the game and sign-up is not required, but capacity is limited to 24, so it will be first-in.Werewolves have infiltrated the village – can you find and lynch a werewolf after the antics of one night? You may have a special role to do at night or even switch sides and not even know it! Play with different people and new roles each round.

There will be two winners, the first can choose between One Night Ultimate Vampire

and Spyfall 2

, and the second gets the other.




The Holiday Inn on Hay Street enjoys a fantastic central location, and is surrounded by restaurants and bars, should you need a break from gaming. Ivy & Jack, located on the premises, offer a wide selection of food and drink, including a buffet breakfast.


WABA have hired three conference rooms, giving us the run of the entire conference level of the venue, including some space in the lobby.

You can see a 360º interactive view of one of the rooms, as well as the lobby, below.




The Holiday Inn is offering attendees the following special rate:

Stay Dates: 7th – 9th April 2017 (Fri-Sun only)

Rate: $165.00 Superior Room

WIFI: Complimentary for all IHG Rewards Members. Guests are welcome to enrol upon check in free of charge.

Buffet Breakfast: $22.00 on an adhoc basis

If you require an extension of dates, please contact the hotel during business hours at 08 9261 7234 or email resmgr.purhs@ihg.com to check availability and pricing.

Terms and Conditions Rates are valid for the above stay dates only and are subject to availability at the time of booking. Payment Guest credit card details are required at the time of booking and a deposit of the first night will be taken 14 days prior to arrival which is non-refundable in case of cancellations or No Show. All guests are responsible for settling their own account on check out for any incidental charges. Cancellations No penalties if cancelled with more than 14 days notice. Cancellations within 14 days from arrival or No Shows will incur 1 night’s cancellation penalty.

You can access this rate by clicking here.

Alternatively, guests may call the Central Reservations team available 24 hours on 08 9261 7200 > Select 1 for Reservations > 1 for New Reservations – and mention they want to book the “WA Board Game 10th Anniversary” Group rate.



The hotel has a $20.00 daily rate self-parking arrangement with the Central Carpark across the road. To access this, you will need to collect and pay for tickets from the front desk team – this can be done by pulling up at the 5 minute bay in front of the hotel and obtaining your ticket from the front desk.

Note: This is an arrangement entirely at the discretion of the hotel and nothing to do with WABA.




The hotel will provide a sandwich at lunch on both days, and water stations will be available in the Alcove (ie. near the WABA reception table).

Special dietary requirements can be catered for, but <b>the hotel needs to be advised of allergies or special requests in writing four (4) working days prior to the event</b> (ie. no later than Tuesday 4th April).

Guests of WABACon can receive 10% off any food and beverage at the Ivy & Jack restaurant over the weekend. Guests can collect a voucher to present to staff when purchasing, and 10% will be deducted off the bill.

Buffet breakfast is available at the hotel for $22.00 on an adhoc basis.

The location is very near the centre of the city, with a very large choice of restaurants and eating options close by.

Note that hotel is licensed and their policy prevents meals and beverages from outside sources being brought into the venue without permission


If you have any questions, comments or suggestions for WABACon 2017, please drop us a line at contact@wabainc.com

April 08 2017


Start: April 8, 2017 @ 10:00 am
End: April 9, 2017 @ 5:00 pm
Cost: $30


Holiday Inn Perth

778 - 788 Hay Street
Perth, WA 6000 Australia

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  • Saturday 8th April (10:00am - 2:00am)
  • Sunday 9th April (7:00am - 5:00pm)


West Australian Board Gaming Association Inc.
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