Cardboard Caucus is the Des Moines area board gaming convention. It is a weekend full of fun and games held annually. Our name is in tribute to Iowa’s historical notoriety as the 1st state to hold a caucus each election cycle.

We believe in bringing people together (no matter their affiliations) through board games. The more people we can bring into the hobby, the more vibrant our local gaming scene will become.

We strive to provide a welcoming atmosphere for you to sit down with friends, new or old, to play some great games!

Cardboard Caucus is organized and planned by a group of gamers from the Des Moines, Iowa metro area. While each of us have regular day jobs, we are also working hard to make this convention a success because we are passionate about growing the tabletop gaming hobby in our community.

Who are we? Take a look below to get a quick introduction to our team, and if you see any of these faces at the convention or around town be sure to say hi!

Name: Matt Kelly
Favorite Game: Current – Ginkgopolis; All-time – Advanced Civilization

Name: Cody Lenhart
Favorite Game: Current – Aeon’s Trespass Odyssey, All-time – Cthulhu Wars

Name: Erin Meeker
Favorite Game: Current – Wingspan, All-time – Dominion

Name: Aaron Schlumbohm
Favorite Game: Current – Brass Birmingham; All-time – Clash of Cultures