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Avalon Hill is Adventuring to Gen Con 2022

Greetings, Gamers!

Excitement is growing as temperatures rise, because we know summer brings Gen Con. There’s nothing quite like the Gen Con experience: catching up with friends from all over the world, tasting the delights offered by food trucks, and of course playing games 24/7. But this year, Gen Con will be extra special for us as we’ll be attending as a part of the convention! That’s right – Avalon Hill will have our very own booth at Gen Con 2022. You’ll be able to find us located in Hall E of the Indianapolis Convention Center, just south of the main Exhibit Hall.

We plan to have enough space to host multiple events, as well as show off the latest and greatest of what Avalon Hill has to offer. You’ll find minis and more on display from games such as HeroQuest, RISK: Shadow Forces, and other exciting games! We also have plenty of surprises for you all, some of which will be teased a bit below. But first, let’s see what events will be available.

We’ve been waiting for months now, but the 3rd Edition of Betrayal at House on the Hill is almost here! And Gen Con will be one of the first places where US fans will be able to play it. Delve into the latest version of the classic horror survival game with your fellow gamers to see if you can defeat the traitor – or become one yourself!

Come see what the buzz is around HeroQuest! This recently re-released title was one of the first dungeon crawlers, and we’ve brought it back to introduce a whole new generation to broad swords, gargoyles, pit traps, and more. We’ll have an introductory quest available for those who are eager to delve into the dungeon.

We’re ready to get the next legacy game in the RISK line in front of our fans, but how do you demo a game that you permanently change? You let the players keep it! Our RISK: Shadow Forces events are going to be unique in that only one ticket for each event will be available, and those who sign up will be asked to bring 2-4 friends. You’ll kick off your RISK: Shadow Forces campaign at Gen Con, make permanent changes to the copy you play, and at the end of your session you’ll pack up the game and take it with you to continue your campaign back at your hotel!

The Yawning Portal: A Dungeons & Dragons Strategy Board Game is for 1-4 players and is the first of our exciting Gen Con reveals. We can’t say much about the game yet, but we hope fans of both board games and Dungeons & Dragons will find this an unforgettable and unique experience within the Forgotten Realms setting. You can sign up for our events to experience the game firsthand or stop by our booth for a short demo.

In the midst of all this excitement will be us – the Avalon Hill team! We’re most looking forward to getting to meet our fans, and we hope you stop by to say hi. We’ll even have RISK: Shadow Forces designer Craig Van Ness around to answer game questions or perhaps even sign your copy.

You can find a list of all our Gen Con 2022 events here. You can also stay up to date on all things Avalon Hill by following us on Twitter and Instagram. We look forward to the adventures we’ll share in Indianapolis!