Congress of Gamers Logo January 14-15, 2023
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. CoG has an additional 1000 games that are not brought to the con, because of transport and space restrictions. If you'd like to play something that isn't in the con's core library, please email your request a week in advance.
  • 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 any tourney game.

One of the Open Gaming rooms.

Open gaming signage.