Gaming Zone

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Are you never bored with board games? Are you a button mashing master? Then it’s time to level up your fun in the Gaming Zone! Whether you’re hardcore or casual, digital or analog – we have something for you. Featuring organized play, tournaments and freeplay for all the hottest new games, retro favorites and can’t-miss classics, the Gaming Zone is the perfect place to take a short rest at C2E2. It’s dangerous to go alone so grab your friends and head on over because we’re ready to play!

  • Gaming Zone at C2E2
  • Gaming Zone at C2E2
Check out the full schedule of events!

DUNGEONS AND DRAGONS (Room S501)

Roll for initiative, adventurers! We’ve got a whole room this year dedicated to D&D thanks to our friends over at Chicagoland Games. Round up your squad or roll solo because there will be Adventurers League campaigns happening all weekend as well as on demand, gauntlet-style battles for your whole party to enjoy.

Check the full schedule for the list of events.

FIRST LOOKS

Want to play cool new tabletop games that haven’t even been released yet? Head to the gaming area to play and playtest some brand new and exciting games, some of which were made right here in Chicago!

GAMING TOURNAMENTS

Step into the arena and battle it out for superiority and great prizes! Featuring Super Smash Bros., Mario Kart and more, you won’t want to miss exciting gaming tournaments happening all weekend long. Check out the schedule below:

Friday, Feb 28
11AM Halo 3
2PM Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
4PM FIFA 20

Saturday Feb 29
12PM FIFA 20
2PM Street Fighter V Championship Edition
4PM Rocket League

Sunday Mar 1
11AM NFL Blitz 2000
1PM Rocket League
3PM Street Fighter V Championship Edition

Tabletop Freeplay/Lending Library

Want to try out a new board game or play an old favorite? Come to the C2E2 Game Lending Library, browse our shelves, and grab an open table. The Library is available to all show attendees free of charge – you just need a photo ID!

Organized Deck-Building & Tabletop Games

Try your hand at tournaments and organized play events for a wide variety of tabletop and deck-building games including Magic the Gathering and more! Take a break from the convention to play some great games and even win exciting prizes. Check back soon for schedule details!

Video Game Freeplay

  • Gaming Zone at C2E2
  • Gaming Zone at C2E2

From 8-Bit to VR, our console gaming area is filled with modern and retro consoles. We have a deep library of hit games, all available to play free-of-charge for all C2E2 attendees. So pull up a chair, grab your player 2, and press start!

Gaming Tournaments

Step into the arena and battle it out for superiority and great prizes! Featuring Super Smash Bros., Mario Kart and more, you won’t want to miss exciting gaming tournaments happening all weekend long.

Check back soon for a tournament schedule!

  • Gaming Zone at C2E2
  • Gaming Zone at C2E2

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