|Jan. 13-15, 2018
Rockville Senior Center
1150 Carnation Drive
Rockville, MD 20850
Department of Commerce
The Congress of Gamers exclusive vendor are is available. Contact Eric Engelmann to reserve this space.
No-Ship Math Trade
This is CoG's 12th consecutive No-Ship Math Trade. A Math Trade is a trade between many people at once, using an algorithm to decide who should give 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: (Links shown next are examples from a previous year's trade. We'll have the live links a couple of weeks before the con begins.) this site. Directions and discussion are on https://boardgamegeek.com/article/23541272 All games that successfully trade will be exchanged at the convention.
Anyone involved in the math trade will be responsible for delivering the games that successfully trade to the vendor table before 2 PM on Saturday. We'll sort the games by recipient and have them available for pick-up after 2:15 pm on Saturday. If your games aren't picked up by 4:30 pm, they will be temporarily moved to the CoG library, at the trader's risk. Forgetful traders can look for them there. Any games still left in the library at the close of the con will be considered abandoned and will be permanently added to the CoG library.
We'll be running a super-easy Auction Store where you can sell your own games on Saturday only. All fees go to Congress of Gamers to help offset the costs of convention space rental. Your purchases get you some great games AND support local board gaming.
Auction Store vendors can also email their submission lists in advance, so I can put them online and let attendees see what will be available at the con in advance. Here's the start, with just the early submissions. Note that if you add a hyperlink to the BGG listing for your game, any armchair shoppers can see in advance what a great deal it is.
Embroidered polo souvenir shirts will be available at the convention for $15 each ($20 for 2XL+), while they last.
Refreshments will be on sale in the Kitchen from 10am-10pm Satuday and 10am-6pm Sunday (vending machines during all hours). Coffee, sodas, water, juice, crackers, chips, pretzels, candy, cookies, hot dogs, etc. will be available. Pizza and salads will be delivered at 1pm and 6pm, Sat and Sun. Pre-order at snack bar.