Convention Event: International Boardgame Festival

About the Event…

Welcome to an event that is all about board games!
The event will take you from understanding how board games work to understanding how to design them. During the event you will experience three parts:

  • Playing board games to bond in international groups and to understand the elementof fun
  • Designing board games and creating prototypes to experience creative work in international teams
  • Testing the board games of other groups and giving each other feedback
    A special feature of the event is that it will be embedded in the world’s largest board game Trade Fair (Essen Spiel). We will run a Dragon Legion booth together and present games to visitors.

Event Date

The event will take place from: October 2nd – October 9th 2022 (Please remember to reserve a travel day before and after the event, keep those days free!)

Event Location

The event will take place in a holiday camp in Wamel. For the Essen Game Fair we will be traveling to Essen and back during the trade fair.

Do I need to have any special experience?

You don’t need any experience. We will be running boardgames design workshops and design games together. This year we are aiming for specific types of games and we are hoping that we can publish the best results.

Who can apply?

You should be at least 18 years old and not older than 30. We can only accept participants from the countries listed below. Currently slots are still available for: Belgium, Czech Republic, Estonia, Germany, Iceland, Italy, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Sweden. All applications will be reviewed and evaluated by the coordination team. The best applications will be chosen and both the accepted and rejected applicants will be notified. The application will be open until all slots have been filled, so applying sooner gives you an advantage.

What about accommodation and food?

We will be staying in group houses in Wamel, a small village near the Mohnesee, a large lake. We will have kitchens in the houses and we will do the cooking in small groups.

Included in the event are:

  • Flights from your home country and an airport in your area (might not be the closest one since we need to take cheap flights for everyone to stay within the budget)
  • Accommodation in Germany
  • Food and drinks
  • Entry fees for Essen Spiel
  • Travels within Germany

Event Fee:

  • 40 Euros for Dragon Legion Members
  • 50 Euros for non-members


The event is co-funded by the Erasmus+ programme of the European Union that supports intercultural exchange of young people. This allows us to cover most parts of the travel costs and accommodation costs for the participants.

Why does the event have a fee if it gets funding?

We have a very tight budget and we would love to pay for everyone but we simply can’t. With the fees of 40 € / 50 € we can pay for the budget overrun so that we don’t end up paying extra for the event. We think this is a good price for a week of role-playing experience, including food, accommodation and travel. If you cannot afford the fee but still want to participate please give a statement about it in your application. We know there are bad situations in some countries right now and we want to make sure that everyone has the chance to be part of this event, so we decided to have 1-2 slots for free for those who really need them. Please don’t abuse this. We cover the travel costs for the flight, the travel from the airport to our location, lodging, food and drinks and any group activities. You just need to take care of your travel to the airport in your home country.

Who is organizing the event?

The people behind this event are active members of the Dragon Legion, young people who are interested in cultural exchange, creating innovative events, and role-playing games. We are all volunteers who organize this in our free time.

Need more information?

If you have any questions, feel free to contact us. Just send us an email: info [at] Once we received and checked your application you will get a confirmation email. You can submit your application below.

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