Department of Commerce
Congress of Gamers' exclusive games and games parts dealer for 2012 is Our Game Table.
|Our Game Table|
We've had five successful CoG No-Ship Math Trades, and we'll step up to using OLWLG in 2012. A Math Trade is a trade between many people at once, using an algorithm to decide who should send their game to whom. Because of the algorithm used, you will get a game you prefer over what you started with or, at worst, keep your original game. A no-ship math trade is simply a math trade between individuals who are able to deliver their games to each other in person, in this case, at Congress of Gamers. For additional details about Math Trades, go to the Wiki page.
List items you might be willing to trade on Boardgamegeek at http://boardgamegeek.com/geeklist/146493/congress-of-gamers-no-ship-math-trade. All games that successfully trade will be exchanged at the convention. You need to post games you have for trade by October 1, and the games you want for them by October 3.
Anyone who gets involved in the math trade will be responsible for delivering the games that successfully trade to the Senior Center by and pick up 3 PM on Saturday. You will be able to drop off and pick up traded games even if you don't register for the convention. We'll sort the games by recipient and have them available for pick-up at the "Our Game Table" vendor booth at 3 pm.
The Bring-N-Buy is similar to a flea market. It allows gamers to sell and buy their used games and gaming-related products but doesn't require them to staff a booth because the convention takes care of sales. Buyers get the opportunity to inspect items before they buy and know prices up-front. There’s no sniping at the last minute and no shipping costs to pay. There are low fees for Sellers and no upper limit on prices. (You can even sell your collector’s items here.) Select different prices during the day on Saturday and Sunday to help move items before you leave. Pick up your proceeds or unsold games after the sale is completed. Bring-N-Buy will be 10-4 on Saturday and 11-3 on Sunday. Both days have an optional 1 pm price drop. Yes, anything leftover from Saturday will go back up in price Sunday morning and then back down at 1pm Sunday. Placement fee is only 25 cents. Sales fee is 10% of the selling price, with a minimum fee of 25 cents and a maximum of $8.
Hours: 10-4 Saturday, 11-3 Sunday
Location: Carnation Room
Download item sheets (Excel or PDF or Mailmerge'able Word document (for BGG or other listings), flip for two sales per page ) and bring them with you to save time!
Embroidered polo souvenir shirts will be available at the convention for $15 each, while they last. Default color is maroon, except small size is red.
Refreshments will be on sale in the Kitchen from 10-10 (and vending machines during all hours). Coffee, sodas, water, juice, crackers, chips, pretzels, candy, and cookies will be available. Pizza will be available around noon and dinnertime.