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Tabletop Gaming

Tabletop Gaming is where you can go to play a wide variety of tabletop games at AnimeIowa. In addition to casual play anytime, participate in tournaments and special events.

Host a Tabletop Gaming Event

Are you attending AnimeIowa? Do you have a game you love so much, you want to invite everyone and their grandmother to play it with you? Do you want some easy staffer/volunteer hours? If you’ve answered “no” to any of these three questions, then just change your mind and keep reading.

Tabletop Gaming at AnimeIowa is now accepting submissions for attendee-run gaming events. To submit, please fill and submit the form at the bottom of this page, or email tabletopgaming@animeiowa.com


  • As this is Tabletop Gaming, the event must be relevant to the title genre of entertainment. If it’s a game and takes place on a tabletop without the need of a video console, it works. Of course, some games don’t need a tabletop (e.g. Twister or Are You a Werewolf), but they still fit.
  • Prime real estate preference will be given to staff members (an incentive to join staff), then to events that need more space/time.
  • We prefer you bring your own copy of the game you will be running, but if you absolutely cannot bring it, we may be able to reserve a copy of it for you if it is part of the Mindbridge Game Library.
  • If you will be offering prizes for winning your events, you’ll need to supply the prizes yourself. If you run your event and do not have the prizes you said you would, you will be in deep If you’re a staff member, we may be able to get prizes for free or reduced prices (another little staff perk).
  • Unless the event is run as part of an official organization that requires them, entrance fees are not allowed. If you must charge a fee, please state why in the Comments sections of the Submissions forms.
  • Gaming events that may be VERY large, rather loud, or pretty adult in content may be better suited for another programming room. If you believe this to be the case, make a submission with the regular panel form. TTG may still want run it, though.
  • All event runners will receive volunteer hours/staff points for however long their event lasts.
  • If you have any other general questions about this, send them to tabletopgaming@animeiowa.com.

Tabletop Gaming Online Submission

Your Name (required)

Badge Name (if known)

Your Email (required)

Event Name (required)

Expected Run Time (required)

# of Players Max (required)

Event Description (required)

Table Preference (required):

Time/Date Preference(s) (be as general or specific as you want)

Prizes? (required)