Gaming at Hal-Con
Hal-Con boasts the largest gaming convention east of Montreal, historically featuring 15,000 square feet of gaming on a dedicated floor with 100+ tables in action. Hal-Con offers fans a diverse range of games to play, watch and learn. From fantasy or sci fi RPGs to miniatures war games, board games, collectible card games and more, Hal-Con has something for gamers of all ages and experience levels!
Year-Round Gaming Events
Hal-Con’s Gaming Team is busy year-round, planning and hosting events for the larger geek and gamer community in Halifax! Follow our Gaming Team socials to keep up-to-date with our gaming events, streams, and community. We’d love to see you at our next event!
Board Game Library
Prefer a more casual gaming experience? Hal-Con’s Board Game Library is a collection of some of the best games of the past and present. During the convention, you can sign out a game at any time (subject to availability) and play with your friends… or make new ones!
Large epic games, small family-oriented games, social games, card games, miniature skirmish games, old games, new games; there is something for everyone. Grab some friends, browse the library, sign a game out and give it a whirl! We’ll also have game gurus on hand to help you get started or make recommendations for you and your friends.
Our amazing Gaming volunteers run demos of specific games throughout the convention weekend. If you’re new to gaming or perhaps feel a little intimidated by all the activity, this is a great place to start!
Board Games for Kids
Introduce your kids to the magic of gaming at Hal-Con! We have family-friendly game demos run by our team of volunteers.
If you’re into miniatures, we have lots to keep you busy at Hal-Con. The Hobby Corner is a dedicated space for con-goers to paint and build minis and models. Bring your own models and supplies, work alongside fellow enthusiasts, and get tips from our resident experts.
Want to sit back and enjoy some console games? We’ve got some of the newest generations of consoles for you to play. Choose from a variety of games in the library or stick around to watch someone else show off their skills.
Or maybe you want to play some old-school arcade games? Hal-Con has a whole room of arcade cabinets provided by Silverball Games.
Hal-Con offers lots of opportunities to play your favourite collectible card games, including a number of casual Magic: The Gathering events hosted by The Deck Box. Generally, a DCI number is not required for participation.