Congress of Gamers

The Declaration and Resolves
of the Congress of Gamers

Sponsored by GCOM

Summer session
August 25-27, 2017
Falls Church, VA

Fall session
Oct. 7-8, 2017
Rockville, MD

Winter session
Jan. 13-15, 2018
Rockville, MD


Flyer PPT, 2017

CoG archives (w photos)

And whereas, in the course of human events games must be played:

And whereas, it is occasionally necessary for people to assemble in person and in great numbers to play such games:

That the inhabitants who play these games hailing from the District of Columbia, the state of Maryland, the commonwealth of Virginia and other points beyond, in the great and United States of America, by the immutable laws of nature, the principles of the American constitution, and the several charters or compacts, have the following RIGHTS:

Resolved, That they are entitled to peaceably assemble to play a wide variety of games with only a minor fee of entrance.

Resolved, That they are entitled to join tournaments of skill, so long as games are present to accommodate them.

Resolved, That by such arrangement, the market for games is to be opened such that vendors might display their wares with little cost, used games may be sold at the auction store, and that math trades may be made.

Resolved, That all that enjoy the liberty of free and open gaming are entitled to the space necessary for such gaming, without fear of quartering another's game at one's table or the egregious offense of spilled drinks upon a board.

Resolved, That all that desire to demonstrate a new and innovative design shall be given that opportunity.

All and each of which the aforesaid deputies, in behalf of themselves, and their constituents, do claim, demand, and insist on, as their indubitable rights and liberties, which cannot be legally taken from them, altered or abridged by any power whatsoever, without their own consent, by their representatives in their several provincial legislatures and so long as they are in accordance with the applicable rules and regulations.