Join IGN at Gen Con 2018! – Panel Dates and Info

We’ll be covering the latest board games and hosting our own panels!

We love board games just as much as we love video games here, so IGN will be headed to Gen Con 2018! If you don’t know, it’s pretty much the E3 of tabletop gaming, and we want you to join us for it.

While there, we’ll be seeing the hottest board games around, getting glimpses at new ones on the way, and hosting a few panels of our own. We’ll be posting right here on IGN with photos of the games we see and hands-on impressions.

We’ve put together two panels for the show, one of which we are co-hosting with our friends over at Geek & Sundry. Here are the details:

Panel: Top Tabletop Designers Discuss Video Games That Influenced Them


Saturday, Aug 4 at 3PM EDT — Gen Con Event Page

IGN’s own John Borba will be hosting a panel with three of the top tabletop designers around. Gloomhaven designer Isaac Childres, Pandemic and Risk Legacy designer Rob Daviau, and Dead of Winter designer Isaac Vega will sit down to discuss the video games that influenced their award winning creations.

Panel: Geek & Sundry and IGN Discuss Bridging the Gap Between Tabletop and Video Games


Friday, Aug 3 at 10AM EDT — Gen Con Event Page

Geek & Sundry’s Becca Scott and Erika Ishii will be joined by our very own John Borba and Tom Marks to break down the best ways to bridge the gap between tabletop & video games. They’ll be talking about what the two mediums can learn from each other, sharing opinions on games from one side of the fence that might appeal to fans on the other, and helping you find options that you might not have found yourself.

Both of these panels will be one hour long and completely free of charge. We’d love for you to join us! Also be sure to reach out to Tom or John on Twitter and let us know what you’d like to see from the show.


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