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The World Boardgame Championships

The BPA’s largest event is the annual World Boardgaming Championships® (WBC)
where about 1,500 people from around the world compete to be named champion of their favorite boardgames.

Competitions are scheduled in 160+ games consisting of the Century, Trial, and Sponsored events.
In addition, you will find open gaming, Juniors events, demonstrations, seminars, an auction, an auction store, vendors, and exhibitors. For details on the different types of events as well as event formats, classes, scheduling options, please visit our new Event Description page.


The Event Form submissions for the Trial Ballot of games to be run at WBC 2023 will be accepted from November 7, 2022 through November 28, 2022. The voting for Trial Events for WBC 2023 will occur during our initial Membeship Drive period from December 5, 2022 to January 31, 2023. To vote, complete the Membership Application, which includes the Trial Ballot for WBC 2023, and submit the form along with payment.


WBC 2023 will run from July 22 to July 30, 2023.
Future dates are listed below. All will be held at the Seven Springs Resort in Pennsylvania, USA.
July 20 to July 28, 2024 July 26 to August 3, 2025 July 25 to August 2, 2026 July 24 to August 1, 2027
2028 and beyond TBD      

We hope you can participate! 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.


Last Updated November 6, 2022.