Congress of Gamers Logo October 12-13, 2019
Rockville Senior Center
1150 Carnation Drive
Rockville, MD 20850
Congress of Gamers Logo

In adddition to all the scheduled gaming events, there will be many gamers participating in Open Gaming. In open gaming, you choose a game, find some interested gamers, select an available table, and play. Here's how Congress of Gamers helps you get gaming.

  • Choose a game - Many gamers bring their own games, but you can also select from over 300 games in the Congress of Gamers library. Additional games from the Congress of Gamers library annex (over 1000 games), GCOM's library (300+ games), and the John Goon Memorial Library (100+ games) can also be added to the on-site library. Moving 1500 games takes a LOT of work, and also takes valuable floor space away from gaming, so we don't bring them all. If you'd like to play something that isn't in the con's core library, please email your request a week in advance. A few of the recent additions to the core/default library are: Terraforming Mars Colonies expansion, Scythe Encounters expansion, Anachrony, Great Western Trails Rails to the North expansion, Brass Birmingham, Quadropolis, Gizmos, Twilight Imperium 4th Edition, Arkham Horror the Card Game, Spirit Island, Mansions of Madness Second Edition, Rising Sun, Eldritch Horror, Forbidden Stars, Lisboa, Teotihuacan: City of Gods, and Concordia Gallia/Corsica boards,
  • Find players - Many signage options will be available. You place one of these at your table so gamers will know what you are looking for.
  • Select table - One of the great features of the Senior Center is its mutiple rooms with different table types. Want to play an eight player Eclipse game? We have huge tables for that. Want a quiet place, a table with lots of natural light, an outdoor picnic table, a table with lots of traffic? We have those.
Don't be afraid to join the many tournament games. Just because they are part of a tournament doesn't mean a non-tourney gamer can't play. Just make sure you know the rules before joining a tourney game.


One of the Open Gaming rooms.


Open gaming signage.