Guildhall Games Fest
Afternoon Session 11am - 5pm / Evening Session 6pm - 11pm. Tickets £12.38 / £14.58 / £17.88 including booking fee & levy
Guildhall Games Fest

Guildhall Games Fest

Saturday 18 Aug 2018 - Afternoon Session 11am - 5pm / Evening Session 6pm - 11pm. Tickets £12.38 / £14.58 / £17.88 including booking fee & levy

Please note that this event has passed.

Afternoon Session suitable for all ages

Evening Session 18+ only

Gamers, prepare to get your geek on as the ultimate retro and board gaming festival comes to Portsmouth Guildhall in August.

Guildhall Games Fest celebrates more than 40 years of gaming, from Pong and Pac Man to Mario and Minecraft, with an unbeatable selection of board games and retro games consoles to play on.

This new event is a collaboration between Portsmouth Guildhall, Dice Portsmouth and Game Over. All organisations that were integral to the organisation of the hugely successful Portsmouth Comic Con earlier on in 2018.

You will be able to play your friends on every single games console imaginable, from the Vectrex to the Game Cube, from Playstation 1 to Pong on the Binatone TV Master IV. There is also a library of hundreds of exciting board games to play, with dedicated staff members on hand to recommend a game for you and then teach you how to play it. Alternatively just grab a seat, browse the shelves for a game and get cracking!

We aim to cover all genres - from family classics such as monopoly and cluedo, to modern hits such as Dead of Winter, King of Tokyo and Sheriff of Nottiboangham. In fact we welcome any suggestions today from our backers and will be constantly adding new games to the library once we open.

Join us for Portsmouth’s leading Retro and Board Gaming festival!

Car Parking Discounted parking tickets are available online or at the box office.
Drinking Kindly note no flash photography or iPads are allowed, and neither is externally bought drinks or any liquids - only certain food will be allowed. See our House Rules for more info.
Booking Fee Kindly note the advertised price includes a booking fee (BF) of 12%. More information

All events at Portsmouth Guildhall include a ticket restoration levy. This restoration levy will help us to invest in maintaining and enhancing facilities within our historic Grade II Listed building, ensuring that we continue to deliver the highest quality experience for event goers, artists and promoters. We appreciate your on going support for Portsmouth Guildhall. A restoration levy is effective on all events that go on sale as of March 1st 2016.

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