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.
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.
Tickets sold = 75% as of 15/2
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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.
- Extra! Extra!
- Broom Service
- King of New York
- Galaxy Trucker
- Tash-Kalar: Arena of Legends
- Kaosball: The Fantasy Sport of Total Domination
- Carcassonne: South Seas plus Isle of Trains
- My First Stone Age plus Adventure Time Love Letter
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 will be well over $1000:
Each of the 10 available prizes will be separately drawn, starting at 4:30PM on Sunday.
TOURNAMENTS AND ORGANISED GAMES
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 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
to split, share or fight over as they wish.
Wits & Wagers tournament: TBA in room 2
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 five teams of three or four players (one of which is reserved for walk-ins on the day).
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
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.
If you have any questions, comments or suggestions for WABACon 2017, please drop us a line at email@example.com