Congress of Gamers Logo Summer Session, August 25-27, 2017
The Westin Tysons Corner
7801 Leesburg Pike, Falls Church VA 22043
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 1000 games in the GCOM and COG libraries and CoG's BGG Marketplace inventory that's not in new or like new condition. If you want to play a less popular game, be sure to let us know in advance, since all 1000+ games will not be on-site.
  • Find players - Many signage options will be available. You can 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 Westin Hotel 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, 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 during COG 2015.


Open gaming signage.