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Welcome to ACen’s Tabletop Gaming! Here you’ll find pen and paper role-playing games, card and board games, collectible card and miniatures gaming. Check below for tournaments and demos throughout the weekend and, as always, enjoy our open gaming rooms!

Tabletop Gaming at Anime Central 2023

Tabletop gaming this year will be location in the Hyatt Regency O’Hare on the International Level (lower lever).

TCG Tournaments and Open Gaming

Hyatt Regency O'Hare: Davinci and Narita

Throughout the convention, our tabletop gaming partners will be running various tournaments. Some tournaments will require a fee to enter; however, winners will win prizes varying from cash, flight vouchers and store credit. More details. These tournaments cover games such as: Magic the Gathering (Draft and Commander Pods), YuGiOh, Pokemon, Digimon, One Piece, Dragonball Super. Bring your decks, be ready to play!

Board Gaming Library

Hyatt Regency O'Hare: International Ballroom

We will have hundreds of games to choose from and check out. There will be people on staff to help you find the right game for you! This room will be running from 2pm until 10pm on Friday, noon to Midnight on Saturday, and noon to 4pm on Sunday.

Japanime Games

Hyatt Regency O'Hare: Malpensa

Japanime Games will be here with their own specific curated library of games and events! Tanto Cuore, Heart of Crown, Kamigami Battles, Tokyo Sidekick, Cowboy Bebop, and everything else! Games will be going from noon to 8pm on Friday and Saturday, and noon until closing on Sunday.

Meet our Ambassadors

Hyatt Regency O'Hare: Heathrow

We’ve got a selection of great games curated to show you how to play! Come drop in and try any of the great games we must share with you.

Meet the Gaming Lady

Hyatt Regency O'Hare: Paris

Shayla Rucker will be on hand to teach a great assortment of her favorite games! The Gaming Lady has many great games to show you — Dragonball Z, Lupin the 3rd, My Hero Academia, Full Metal Alchemist, Avatar the Last Airbender, and MORE! Check out the online schedule to see more. Games will be offered on Friday from 3pm to Midnight, Saturday from 1pm to Midnight, and Sunday from noon to 4pm!

Evanston Go Club

Hyatt Regency O'Hare: Florence

Join the Evanston Go Club in Tabletop Gaming on Friday and Saturday to learn to play the world’s oldest and most challenging board game. Go has been played for thousands of years and was considered one of the “Four Accomplishments” in China, along with calligraphy, painting and music. It is played by hundreds of millions of people around the world and became popular in the U.S. through the anime Hikaru No Go.

Go is easy to learn, yet challenging to play well. The rules are the essence of simplicity, yet they result in endless possibilities. There are more possible Go games than there are subatomic particles in the known universe. Chess grandmaster Edward Lasker has said, “While the Baroque rules of chess could only have been created by humans, the rules of Go are so elegant, organic, and rigorously logical that if intelligent life forms exist elsewhere in the universe, they almost certainly play Go.”

We will be teaching and playing on Friday and Saturday from 11 AM until we drop! And we will have a tournament at 5 PM on Saturday, which is open to everyone. Come join us!

Werewolves of London

Hyatt Regency O'Hare: London

Do you love playing social deduction games? We’ve got many to choose from! Werewolf, Tokyo Ghoul, Kemomimi Panic, The Resistance, and more! Games start at 2pm and last until we’ve found all the traitors!

Minis and RPG Gaming

Hyatt Regency O'Hare: Charles de Gaulle

Warhammer, Age of Sigmar, D&D, and even Gundam models!

More RPGs for your Fantastical Adventures

Hyatt Regency O'Hare: Tegel and Capital

We will have scheduled D&D, Pathfinder, Anime 5e, BESM games running in this room!