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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!

Laurels | Medals | Boardmasters | Games played at WBCs
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Caesar and Consul Awards | GM of the Year | History
Sportsmanship Award | Hobby Service Award
Director's Chair | GM Guide | Key to Symbols
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2016 WBC

July 23–31, 2016

Seven Springs Mountain Resort, Pennsylvania

Considering Attending?

There's big doings ahead for WBC in 2016. After a decade in Lancaster, we are pulling up stakes and moving our tent to spiffy new digs in the picturesque mountains of western Pennsylvania. Preview | Pricing | Reserve Room

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2015 WBC

Aug. 3–9, 2015
Lancaster, Pennsylvania

2014 WBC

Aug. 4–10, 2014
Lancaster, Pennsylvania

Future WBCs

2017 and beyond dates and location to be announced.

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Specialty Gaming Events


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.

Links & Miscellaneous


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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 | BoardgameGeek Forum | Facebook | Twitter

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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