Events are at no additional cost to you as they are included in the badge price for the weekend.

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Game Library

Our Game Library is provided by Board Game Wagon. They have more than 1,500 games for you to play for free with your convention badge. You can view their collection at

Special Events & Tournaments

Cardboard Caucus is pleased to host a number of special events and tournaments throughout the weekend. Some of these are done in conjunction with our local vendors and community partners. These include:

  • Our Family Plays Games Live Show
  • Des Moines & Dragons Live Show
  • Trivia Night
  • Azul Tournament
  • King of Tokyo Tournament
  • Ticket to Ride Tournament
  • Crokinole Tournament
  • Splendor Tournament
  • Jaipur Tournament
  • Smash Up Tournament

Play-to-Win games

Play a game to be entered into a raffle to take it home with you at the end of the weekend!

Hot Games

Several tables will be allocated to “Hot Games” during the convention. Hot Games are newer or trending games that are getting a lot of buzz in the board game community. These will be set up so that attendees can sit down and try them throughout the weekend.

Event Submissions

Badge holders may also submit their own events for other attendees to attend. Typically, this is geared towards specific games that you’d like to play and would be willing to teach to other guests. We make our best efforts to accommodate guest event submissions. Event submissions are handled through the site.

Contact us at if you have questions about events or an idea for an event that will need special accommodations.

Game Garage Sale

Back by popular demand, we will host a board game “garage sale” on Sunday of the convention weekend. You can purchase a seller’s table or just browse and haggle for gently used games at a good price.


Returning this year is the space bridge simulation game, Artemis.