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  • Find out about BPA 2014 Auction sales.
  • Bruno Passacantando wins 2014 Hobby Service Award.
  • Congratulations to Dave Rubin for winning WWR PBEM!
  • Thank you to everyone who attended WBC!
  • After-Action Reports are being prepared.
  • Get a preview with the Winners List.
  • WBC 2015 returns to the Lancaster Host Resort.
  • WBC 2016 will be held at Seven Springs Mountain Resort.
  • The 2013-2014 Yearbook is online. [6/9/14]
  • Check the BPA calendar for PBEM starts.
  • Read the July newsletter.

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The Boardgame Players Association is a non-profit corporation established to support the shared interests of board game players everywhere. The BPA wishes to serve as a portal for boardgamers to enjoy their favorite games. If you enjoy historical simulation games, euro games, racing games, train games, any type of board game, you’ll find thousands of people here that share your interests. We sponsor annual tournaments, organize play-by-email games, and help establish global player ratings.

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World Boardgaming Championships®
- Where boardgamers come first -
What Is the WBC?

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The BPA’s largest event is the annual World Boardgaming Championships® (WBC) where about 2,000 people from around the world compete to be named champion of their favorite games. By vote, BPA members select the 100 or so games (the “Century Group”) in which competitions are scheduled.

You need not be an expert player. While some WBC gaming events are for experienced players, many are designed for beginners or are coached for first-time players. We hope you can participate!

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| Hobby Service Award
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2014 WBC

location

Aug. 410, 2014
(with associated pre-cons
on Aug. 2–3)

Lancaster Host
Lancaster, Pennsylvania

 

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2013 WBC

location

July 29Aug. 4, 2013
Lancaster Host
Lancaster, Pennsylvania


2012 WBC

July 30-Aug. 5, 2012
Lancaster Host
Lancaster, Pennsylvania

  • Press/Blog Coverage | Publicity | Convention Wrap-Up
  • Program | Event Previews | Pre-Registration List | Schedule
  • Teams | Team Tournament Results
  • Champs | Event Reports | Yearbook
  • Caesar | GM of the Year | Sportsman of the Year
  • Auction Sales
  • Patrons
  • Future WBCs


    Make room in your summer schedule for the years ahead! The member survey result was an overwhelming endorsement of Lancaster Host as the home of WBC through 2015.

    Aug 3-9, 2015 at the Lancaster Host Resort in Lancater, PA. Associated Pre-Cons begin the preceding weekend.
    July 25-31, 2016 at Seven Springs Mountain Resort in Pennsylvania. Associated Pre-Cons begin the preceding weekend.
    2017 and beyond dates and location to be announced.

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    Specialty Gaming Events
    PBeM

    The BPA runs events year-round with Play-By-eMail Tournaments for selected games. Visit the BPA PBeM Tournament Page maintained by Hank Burkhalter or check the calendar for information about tournaments that are starting now, will begin soon, or are ongoing. Tournament results are listed on event results pages for the appropriate year. If you would like to run a PBEM event, check out the guidelines.

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    Links
    Find the best boardgaming links on the web, including BPA sponsors and vendors, clubs, conventions, and more. Contact the webmaster to exchange links with us.
    Online Presence

    Read about and make your voice heard on WBC-related discussion boards: Consimworld, Consimworld Social Network, BoardgameGeek Guild, BoardgameGeek Forum, Facebook. Get tweets at https://twitter.com/BPA_WBC.

    Public Relations

    Want to spread the word about WBC, Play By e-Mail tournaments or your favorite speciality convention? Download our Poster or Pre-Registration Flyer. Read a press release. Are you a member of the press interested in running a piece on boardgames or boardgame conventions? Would you like to advertise in our Yearbook/Program? Contact BPA’s Public Relations Director.

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