About Ettin Con

Ettin Con started in July 2015 in a cosy church hall in Katoomba as a place to meet new players, discover new games, and enjoy our hobbies by sharing them.
Our next event saw twice as many of us in a venue twice as large, playing for twice as long, and it just keeps getting bigger and better!
(Our mascot is the Ettin, a two-headed giant, because our twice-yearly event began as a double-birthday party for the founders)

[Press Kit]

Poster for Winter 2018

Board Games

Modern games have come a long way since monopoly or snakes & ladders. Bring your favourite board game along to share, or even try something different from our library of public games.

Roleplaying Games

More than just Dungeons Dragons! Explore a number of genres or systems with us! Register a table to run a game , or just a seat or two to play at one of our RPG sessions. We even have our own fantasy world to which you can contribute!

Card Games

Magic? Uno? Card Wars? Netrunner? Dominion? Bring your deck, shuffle into your seat, and deal us in!

Video Games

We haven't forgotten you screen-heads. Enjoy our consoles together or bring your portable device with some multiplayer games!

NOT LONG NOW...

The next Ettin Con is never far away!

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Next Today's Event

Ettin Con: Winter Edition
10am-10pm
Saturday 4th August 2018
Blackheath Community Centre
(Opposite Blackheath Station)
Cnr Great Western Highway & Gardiner Crescent
Blackheath NSW 2785
Need help getting there?

Tickets

To pre-purchase print-at-home tickets, click any of the buttons below, or use the QR code above.
Online sales will begin at are now will be closed at available at discounted rates full price closed until our next event is announced. Stay tuned via our email newsletter or social channels! until 10:00am Wednesday 18th April 2018. 11:59pm Saturday 7th July 2018. 11:59pm Friday 27th July 2018.
Gift vouchers are available below. General Admission tickets will also be available at the door, but roleplaying sessions (free) and competitions (plus entry fee) require registration to ensure your seat at those tables. Check back closer to the event for more details here for registration links as each game is listed , or join our mailing list .
Children under 16 must be accompanied and supervised by a paying adult.

  • $8
    $10
    per person
    Day Pass
  • 1 Gamer
  • (16 years or older)
  • or $10 at the door
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Get Involved!


Whether you just want to play, run a game for others, or be involved in any way at all, you can reach us all over the web, including Facebook, Twitter, Google+, Instagram or via email: [email protected].

If you'd like to chat with the community, we now have a Discord Server.


Ettin Con is a non-profit, community-driven and volunteer-staffed event. All proceeds go back into making future events bigger and better, once we've paid our venue hire and insurance. The best way to help us is to volunteer your time and resources to organise, promote and run each event.


Alternatively, you can donate directly to the Ettin Games Association to help us stay afloat, or become a patron to earn discounts and gifts:

NB: Despite being a non-profit organisation, we are not a registered charity, and as such, your donation is not tax-deductable.

Game Listing

Looking for RPG sessions, board game or card game competitions and demonstrations?
Keep checking back here as more games are listed, join our mailing list, or subscribe to our Google Calendar.
Want to run your own game session? Send us your pitch via this form and we'll advertise your table so players can find you or reserve their seats!

Scum & Villainy

Scum & Villainy

Unwise deals. Blaster fights. High adventure among the stars. A spaceship crew trying to make ends meet under the iron-fisted rule of the Galactic Hegemony. Work with the members of your crew to thrive despite powerful criminal syndicates, warring noble families, dangerous aliens, and strange mystics. Explore the ruins of lost civilizations for fun and profit. Can your motley crew hold it together long enough to strike it big and ensure your fame across the sector? ...Learn More 

Register for Free!
2-4 players 3 hrs Blades in the Dark
Parsely Games

Parsely Games

Parsely Games is a collection of live-action, text-adventure games inspired by the computer games of the 1980s. Using only text and simple ASCII graphics, text-adventure games captured the imagination of countless players worldwide - now you can play with just your voice, your memory, and a bunch of complicating collaborators!

4-20 players 1 hr Parsely
Bring Your Own Miniatures

Bring Your Own Miniatures

When the great rituals of the guilds called for heroes to restore the empire, those rituals reached further afield than anyone expected. Heroes were ripped from across all time and space, and from numerous realities across the multiverse, now to explore ruins, engage conflicts, and forge destinies in a place stranger than they could imagine.

1-10 players 3 hrs Bring Your Own Miniatures
Scythe

Scythe

One of the most hyped games of all time, for a reason. Scythe is a brilliant engine-building game set in an alternate-history 1920s period. It is a time of farming and war wached with mecha, broken hearts and rusted gears, innovation and valor. ...Learn More 

Register for Free!
3-7 players 2hrs Scythe
Vigilante Justice

Vigilante Justice

Between the towering metal skyscrapers and hidden in darkness, crime riddles the streets. The Agents of the Law are few, and crime is plenty. For that reason there are those who take the law into their own hands. Yes, it's technically illegal, but if a few minor crimes can keep the streets from getting out of control, it's worth it... isn't it? ...Learn More 

Register for Free!
2-6 players 3 hrs The Law
The Rescue of Volo Geddarm

The Rescue of Volo Geddarm

Starting at 4th Level, you have been tasked with finding Volothamp “Volo” Geddarm, who is believed to have been attacked by Pirates, whilst on his way to Snapping Turtle Bay. ...Learn More 

Register for Free!
3-6 players 3 hrs Dungeons Dragons (5th Edition)
City of Glass

City of Glass

A trade envoy to Madinat Alzajaj, you have been tasked with fetching a wedding present for the princess. The ancient, rock-hewn desert city, bustling with traders from exotic lands, artisans & townsfolk of all cultures, laden with magic, hides a strange secret... ...Learn More 

Register for Free!
3-5 players 3 hrs Dungeon World
Quest for the Silver Sword

Quest for the Silver Sword

On what should be the hottest day of the year, snow blankets the tiny village of Torlynn. The winter weather wreaks its havoc week after week, and the people of Torlynn are forced to abandon their homes. Only a few hardy souls remain in the village, one being Burgomaster Gustovan. ...Learn More 

Register for Free!
4-6 players 3 hrs Basic Fantasy RPG
Assault on Ravens Ruin

Assault on Ravens Ruin

In the canyon of Thunder Rift, in the village of Kleine, goblins have always been a nuisance, but the natives have dealt with them and continued an otherwise peaceful existence. Now, a valuable magical item, called the scepter of truth, has disappeared! ...Learn More 

Register for Free!
4-6 players 3 hrs Basic Fantasy RPG
Wardlings

Wardlings

Each year, the town calls on their allies, a peaceful goblin tribe from the western wood, to construct a trial dungeon, filled with puzzles, traps and monsters, so six youngsters can use their training to prove themselves. This is an ideal session for parent-and-child duos or trios, and a great opportunity for new players. ...Learn More 

Register for Free!
4-6 players 3 hrs Wardlings
Adventures in the Wild Blue Yonder

Adventures in the Wild Blue Yonder

Lady Blackbird, her bodyguard, and the crew of The Owl are detained in the brig, while the Imperial commander runs the smuggler ship’s registry over the wireless. It’s only a matter of time before they discover the outstanding warrants and learn that The Owl is owned by none other than the infamous outcast, Cyrus Vance. How will Lady Blackbird and the others escape the Hand of Sorrow? ...Learn More 

Register for Free!
2-4 players 3 hrs Lady Blackbird
Blood on the Clocktower

Blood on the Clocktower

In the quiet village of Ravenswood Bluff ‌a demon walks amongst you, murdering by night and disguised in human form by day. Will the good townsfolk put the puzzle together in time to execute the true demon, or will evil overrun this once peaceful village? Blood on the Clocktower is a captivating new social bluffing game for those who delight in deduction and deception. No two games are ever the same and no player is ever eliminated. In BOTC, death is not the end… Find out more at bloodontheclocktower.com.

7-15 players 1hr Blood on the Clocktower
Rebellion! On Weyland-Yutani Outer Penal Colony 724

Rebellion! On Weyland-Yutani Outer Penal Colony 724

Flash directive from HQ said: “Weyland-Yutani Outer Penal Colony 724 has rebelled against the Core Systems.” Ha. In other words, they’ve decided they don’t want to work for scrip anymore. All we know is that there's still no contact with the colony and that a xenomorph may be involved. W-Y signs our paychecks so it’s all the same to us, am I right, Marines?! ...Learn More 

Register for Free!
3-5 players 3 hrs The Regiment - Colonial Marines
Mass Effect: Renegade Rising

Mass Effect: Renegade Rising

“What are we? Some kind of suicide squad?” Basically. A group of rogues, scoundrels and villains have been gathered from across the Galaxy, for one purpose. Find the traitor who stole your credits, kill him, and take them back. What could possibly go wrong? ...Learn More 

Register for Free!
3-6 players 3 hrs D20 System
A Total Fiasco!

A Total Fiasco!

Fiasco: noun. A complete failure, especially a ludicrous or humiliating one. That's what this game is about. Fiasco isn't a game about winning, it's about creating an amazing story. ...Learn More 

Waiting List
2-5 players 3 hrs Fiasco
Mythic Battles: Pantheon

Mythic Battles: Pantheon

Olympus has fallen, and now all your favourite Greek gods, monsters, and heroes are duking it out to claim a piece of sweet, sweet godliness. Will you and yours come out on top? Come and try out this awesome miniature combat game for 2-4 aspiring divinities.

Demonstration 1hr Mythic Battles: Pantheon
Your GM is Ten Years Old!

Your GM is Ten Years Old!

You have been captured! You find yourself trapped in a golden pod, and you only have a vague memory of what previously just happened. Will you find out how this happened? Who did it? Will you escape? PLAY TO FIND OUT WHAT HAPPENS. ...Learn More 

Waiting List
2-6 players 3 hrs Dungeon World

SHARE YOUR GAMES!

Our new games library needs your contributions to maintain the fun experience we know and love from previous events. Please add your contribution to our list on Board Game Geek and earn an exclusive Team Player badge when you check it in on the day!

101 games have been offered so far.

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Ettin Con survives and thrives by virtue of the generous support from these businesses and the NSW gaming communities they serve.
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