Welcome to Tabletop Gaming!

The Tabletop Gaming room provides an inclusive space for gamers and non-gamers to play their old-favorites or learn a new game, purchase tabletop related merchandise, paint minis, play RPGs, or enter a tournament and win prizes. We’re located in Rooms 316ABC and Room 325 for RPGs, featuring over 15,000 square feet of tabletop gaming goodness!

Hours of Operation:

  • Friday: 10:00 am – 10:00 pm
  • Saturday: 10:00 am – 10:00 pm
  • Sunday: 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Click link below for the room layout

Table Top Gaming Room Layout (PDF)

Code of Conduct

The Tabletop Gaming room is a family-friendly area. Please conduct yourself in an appropriate manner.

  • The Tabletop Gaming room is a family-friendly area.  Please conduct yourself in an appropriate manner.
  • You may bring and play games with mature content in the Tabletop Gaming room, however, your behavior while playing the game must be appropriate for a family-friendly area.  If at any time the Tabletop Gaming Staff feel you or your group are violating the family-friendly nature of the room, you may be asked to stop playing that game or to leave the room.
  • Drinks with caps are allowed in the TTG area; however, NO FOOD is allowed to be consumed in the room.
  • Tabletop Gaming Room tables are reserved for convention attendees who are actively playing tabletop games.

Board Game Library

The Tabletop gaming room has a varied selection of games available to borrow at no additional cost. Games will be exchanged for your photo ID. See our Game Librarians to check out the games to loan.  If you don’t know how to play the game, ask one of our staff members for a quick tutorial!

  • From perennial favorites to brand new hotness, check out our growing library of over 600 games here: https://www.tt-oahu.com/!
  • Walk through our library and ask any of our Game Advisors for a suggestion, or check out our recommended games!
  • To guide your board gaming experience, we have a simple color coding system-
    • Go For It! (Green) – These games are easy enough that anybody can figure it out with a couple of minutes and the rules.
    • We Will Help (Yellow) – If you’re an experienced gamer, then carry on! If you’re new to games, you may want some expert help with this. Our staff will help if they can!
    • Read the Rules (Red) – You’re on your own for this one! This game is too long and complicated for our staff to teach on a busy night.
    • Family (Yellow Happy Face) – Family games are kids friendly! Age 10 and lower.
    • 2-Players (Blue) – These games are exclusively for 2-Players only.

Scheduled Game Demos

Want to learn how to play a hot new game? Come to one of our industry-sponsored game demo events and learn from one of our staff! If you can’t get enough, check it out of our library and play again!

  • Times and games will be posted on our schedule and run throughout the weekend!

Board & Card Game Tournaments

Various national card and board game tournaments are run throughout the weekend! Win prizes and a chance to go participate in a Regional or National competition!

  • All tournaments are free unless otherwise noted.
  • Most tournaments will have a teaching session scheduled beforehand to teach you how to play the game.
  • Some tournaments may have an age requirement. Winners of qualifiers or championships will require adult accompaniment for the next step of the tournament.
    • 2023 CATAN National Qualifier ($5 entry fee)
      • https://www.facebook.com/events/615967340344680/
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      • Kawaii Kon is hosting an official CATAN United States National Championship Qualifier Tournament.
      • The Qualifier Winner will win a guaranteed seat at the 2023 Catan United States National Championship Tournament, location and date to be announced.
      • The 2023 CATAN United States National Champion will be sent to the CATAN World Championship (location to be determined), courtesy of Catan Studio.
      • In CATAN (formerly The Settlers of Catan), players try to be the dominant force on the island of Catan by building settlements, cities, and roads. On each turn dice are rolled to determine what resources the island produces. Players build by spending resources (sheep, wheat, wood, brick and ore) that are depicted by these resource cards; each land type, with the exception of the unproductive desert, produces a specific resource: hills produce brick, forests produce wood, mountains produce ore, fields produce wheat, and pastures produce sheep.
    • Hawaii State Championships:
      • Finger Guns at High Noon
        • A fast-paced game of strategy, negotiation, and pure hilarity – battle royale style. Craft your plan, convince the crowd to join in, then count down and draw your finger guns. Hand gestures show everyone’s actions and targets. Eliminate players with pistols, dynamite, and power shots, or stand to the side and lasso up an ally. Last player standing is the winner! The winner of this tournament will get a trophy, a copy of the game, plus a seat at the final round of the West Coast Regional Championship at RAGECON 2023 (as well as a free badge to RAGECON 2023)!
      • Coup
        • You are head of a family in an Italian city-state, a city run by a weak and corrupt court. You need to manipulate, bluff and bribe your way to power. Your object is to destroy the influence of all the other families, forcing them into exile. Only one family will survive… In Coup, you want to be the last player with influence in the game, with influence being represented by face-down character cards in your playing area. The winner of this tournament will get a trophy, a copy of the game, plus a seat at the final round of the West Coast Regional Championship at RAGECON 2023 (as well as a free badge to RAGECON 2023)!
      • SHOBU
        • A beautifully crafted 2-player abstract strategy game from Smirk & Laughter. Your turn is in two parts. First, a player may move one of their stones up to two spaces in any direction, including diagonally, in what is called a passive (or set up) move. Second, they take a more aggressive move, which must be the same direction and number of spaces as the first move. It is this second move that allows you to push stones across the board – or off the board’s edge. Remove all four of your opponent’s stones from just one of the four boards to win. The winner of this tournament will get a trophy, a copy of the game, plus a seat at the final round of the West Coast Regional Championship at RAGECON 2023 (as well as a free badge to RAGECON 2023)!
      • Bohnanza
        • Plant, then harvest bean cards in order to earn coins. Each player starts with a hand of random bean cards, and each card has a number on it corresponding to the number of that type of beans in the deck. You can’t rearrange the order of cards in hand, so you must use them in the order that you’ve picked them up from the deck – unless you can trade them to other players, which is the heart of the game. The winner of this tournament will get a trophy, a copy of the game, plus a seat at the final round of the West Coast Regional Championship at RAGECON 2023 (as well as a free badge to RAGECON 2023)!
      • Coralia
        • Send your ROV (Remotely Operated Vehicle) down to find specific species in the coral reefs. Keep your eyes open as to whether one or the other sunken pirate treasure can not be traced. A few pearls are also welcome to end up being not only a respected researcher but also a wealthy one. This Dice Placement game is about winning the most points with a little luck and making the right decisions. The winner of this tournament will get a trophy, a copy of the game, plus a seat at the final round of the West Coast Regional Championship at RAGECON 2023 (as well as a free badge to RAGECON 2023)!
      • Silver
        • Your village has been overrun by savage werewolves, which are represented by the number on each of the cards that make up your village. To get rid of these fanged fiends faster than the neighboring villages, use your residents’ special abilities and your powerful secret weapon: A silver amulet. Call for a vote when you think you have the fewest werewolves, but be careful; everyone else gets one more turn to save their own village first… The winner of this tournament will get a trophy, a copy of the game, plus a seat at the final round of the West Coast Regional Championship at RAGECON 2023 (as well as a free badge to RAGECON 2023)!
      • Dimension
        • Dimension is a fast-paced, innovative puzzle game that takes place in three dimensions with 60 colorful spheres. All of the players play at the same time. Everybody tries to position the spheres on their trays to earn as many points as possible. The task cards indicate how the spheres must be placed to earn points. Complete these tasks while racing against the timer. You get a point for each sphere you use and a bonus token for using all five colors, but you lose two points for each task card you don’t follow correctly. Prove to your opponents that you are the master of multi-dimensional thinking! The winner of this tournament will get a trophy, a copy of the game, plus a seat at the final round of the West Coast Regional Championship at RAGECON 2023 (as well as a free badge to RAGECON 2023)!
      • Skull King
        • Brent Beck’s Skull King is a trick-taking game similar to Oh Hell!, Wizard and Spades, with players needing to state how many tricks they think they’ll win each round. Pirates and other special cards add to the strategy. The winner of this tournament will get a trophy, a copy of the game, plus a seat at the final round of the West Coast Regional Championship at RAGECON 2023 (as well as a free badge to RAGECON 2023)!
    • Strike by Ravensburger
      • The game consists of an “arena” (the game box with an insert) and lots of dice. The goal is to be the last player who still has dice. At the beginning, one die is in the arena. The active player throws another die into the arena. If both dice now show the same number, the player must take them out and end the turn. If not, the player can decide to throw in another die (possibly trying to overturn other dice) or end his/her turn. A die which shows the X face is removed from the game, as is any die which falls out of the arena. A player who holds no more dice is eliminated from the game. The last player who still has dice is the winner.
    • Master Dater by Cyanide and Happiness
      • 18+ Tournament!
      • Cyanide and Happiness present their third game.
        In Master Dater, the messed-up dating game, players take turns being the sexy single. Other players then combine heads and bodies to make messed-up dates to pander to three unusual interests of the single. The single then awards the player or players who best argued their case with heart, love, and flame cards.When a player has one of each and five total, that player becomes the Master Dater and wins the game.
    • Joking Hazard by Cyanide and Happiness
      • 18+ Tournament!
      • From the creators of Cyanide & Happiness comes a card game where players compete to finish an awful comic strip.
        The creators said:“Someone on the Internet once told us that making stick figure comics is easy as hell, and that we were ugly and stupid.They were right on all counts. So, after crying for a few hours, we created the Random Comic Generator which since its inception in 2014 has entertained millions with its computer-generated comedy.After a few weeks of playing with the Random Comic Generator, we started to wonder if its hundreds of random panels might lend themselves to a card game, where you compete against your friends to finish a comic with a funny punchline. So we printed out all of the RCG panels and started playing with them.”Draw 7 cards. The deck plays the first card. Select a Judge to play the second, then everyone selects a third card to create a three panel comic strip. The Judge picks a winner.The game includes a deck of 350 unique panel cards – that’s 15.4 million combinations of comics! 

Play-and-Win Games

Play-and-Win Games are donated by publishers for you to test out and have a chance at bringing them home at the end of the weekend!

  • Each time an attendee completes a playthrough of one of the games on the Play to Win list, they receive a blank entry form. All players who participated in playing the game may fill out a form to be turned into a Game Librarian upon return of said game. The drawing for the winner for each copy of the eligible games will be done one at a time beginning on Sunday. Only those present at the time of the drawing will be eligible to win.
  • A non-playing teacher of a game may also earn an entry on a Play to Win game list by notifying a Librarian (see Rule 1) and having the players of the game confirm them as their teacher for a given playthrough.
  • Play and Win Rules
    • You must notify someone at the Board Game Librarian desk before you start playing one of the Play to Win titles if anyone playing wants to be eligible for the drawing. This helps the Board Game Librarians fairly track those involved.
    • For teachers, there can only be one non-playing teacher per play session.
    • You must sign-out a publisher-provided copy from the Librarian desk before you start playing.
    • Only one copy of a game can be signed out per group at a time.
    • You cannot sit on a signed-out copy of a game while playing something else. Some allowance can be given on a case-by-case basis for those about to finish up a game and are looking to play one of the eligible Play to Win titles.
    • Games must be played to completion in order to be eligible to receive an entry form.
  • Current Play-and-Win Games Titles:

  • Stonemaier Games
    • Smitten
    • Red Rising
    • Libertalia: Winds of Gailcrest
    • Rolling Realms
  • Leder Games
    • Ahoy
  • Pull the Pin Games
    • Good Cop Bad Cop
  • BoardGameTables.com
    • Dandelions
    • Kabuto Sumo
    • Psychic Pizza Deliveries Go to the Ghost Town
  • Bellwether Games
    • Lions of Lydia
  • Slugfest Games
    • Dungeon Decorators
  • Indie Game Studios
    • Coup
    • One Night Revolution
    • Quest
    • Not Alone
  • Smirk & Laughter Games
    • The Spill
    • The Deadlies
    • Dealt!
    • What the Heck?
  • R&R Games
    • The Plan
    • Ferret Out
  • Bézier Games
    • Cabo Deluxe
    • Werewords Deluxe
  • Thames & Kosmos
    • Ubongo 3D
    • The Crew: Mission Deep Sea
  • Grandpa Beck’s Games
    • Cover Your Kingdom
    • Reign of Dragoness
  • Lucky Duck Games
      • Tidal Blades: Banner Festival
      • Small Islands
  • Asmadi Games
    • Good Puppers
    • Meow
  • Weird Giraffe Games
    • Big Easy Busking
    • Wicked & Wise
  • Wattsalpoag Games
    • Echidna Shuffle
    • Fistful of Penguins
  • Floodgate Games
    • Decorum
    • Kites
  • The OP – USAopoloy
    • Disney Sorcerer’s Arena: Epic Alliances
    • Smash Up: Disney Edition
    • Marvel Dice Throne: 4 Hero Box
  • Dragon Dawn Productions
    • White Hat
  • Enginuity
    • Spicy Dice
  • Breaking Games
    • Luck
    • Convert
    • Something Wicked
  • Inside Up Games
    • Gorus Maximus
  • Pandasaurus Games
    • Dinosaur Island: Rawr n Write
  • TeeTurtle
    • Unstable Unicorns
    • Here to Slay
    • Happy Little Dinosaurs
    • Spielcraft Games
    • For Glory
    • Gate Keeper Games
    • A.D.A.P.T.
Have you heard about games like Dungeons & Dragons (D&D) from popular media, and want to try it out? Stop by our RPG room and sign up for a game! Our Game Masters will teach you the rules and get you rolling dice in no time!

  • No experience needed!
  • Sign-ups will be located in 313, games will take place in 325.
  • Please note the start AND end times when signing up, and make sure that you have ample time to complete the session.
  • Some sessions are for mature players and may not be suitable for younger audiences. This will be noted at sign up.
  • Check out the LIVE D&D Murder Mystery one-shot / panel on Saturday night, moderated by Jason Anarchy, where the audience plays a member of the party!
  • Sponsored games:
    • Nomnivore Games
      • Emberwind
    • Magpie Games
      • Avatar Legends RPG
      • Root RPG
    • Tuesday Knight Games
      • Mothership
    • Cave of Monsters Games
      • Henshin!
    • Adventures in Filbar
    • Dr. Zero Presents
  • Special thanks to our RPG sponsor Gate Keeper Games!

Mini Panels / Workshops

No time for a full-length role-playing game? Not sure what you’re getting yourself into? Check out our mini-panels and workshops! Get tips and tricks on how to play RPGs like Dungeons & Dragons (D&D) and more in these bite-sized informational events. Our Game Masters will get you ready to jump into a role-playing game or start your own campaign with confidence!

  • For all experience levels, from complete beginners to more advanced gamers!
  • Mini-panels and workshops are each one hour long.
  • Most sessions are system-agnostic, meaning the tips you learn will be useful for many different types of RPGs.
  • Each session has a Question & Answer (Q&A) portion at the end, so that you can ask for advice tailored to your gaming needs. Our Game Masters are happy to help!

Paint and Take

Want to learn how to paint a miniature but don’t know how to get started? Come to one of our Paint and Take sessions! Our master painters will give you tips to get started!

  • No experience necessary!
  • Minors must be accompanied by an adult during the event.
  • Seats are provided on a first-come, first-served basis.
  • 10 seats will be provided miniatures, 10 seats are bring-your-own. Miniatures are available at The Armchair Adventurer for purchase.
  • Must be present during roll-call or seat may be forfeited.
  • Sign ups and sessions every other hour throughout the weekend at the Tabletop Info Booth.
  • Painting contest, sponsored by Turbo Dork! Please see instructors for details.


Shop around and meet local and industry experts! Learn something new, or learn about an upcoming new product or event!

Industry Vendors

  • Nomnivore Games
    • Nomnivore Games (NOM) is an award-winning indie game studio from Ontario, Canada, that firmly believes that anyone and everyone deserves a seat around the gaming table. All of our games are designed to be family-friendly, neurodivergent-friendly, and good for players of all interests and experience levels. To advance the industry while respecting the long and storied history of tabletop gaming, our approach toward game design fuses together top-shelf writing, artwork, and a wide variety of other specialities—like statistics, psychotherapy, theatre, and more—to introduce all manners of people to the imaginative world of gaming while delivering lots of laughs and fun for everyone.
  • Jason Anarchy Games
    • Jason Anarchy is the designer behind the Drinking Quest series of games (Which are half RPG and half Drinking Game). The crowning achievement of Drinking Quest was releasing the newly released Drinking Quest: Six Pack, which combines all six games in the series and adds all kinds of new content.
    • Jason is also known for making a series of board games with webcomic artists like Shen (Your Friend is Sad), Cassandra Calin (Self Careless), Extra Fabulous Comics (Millennial Manatees), Doodle For Food (Pretending to Grownup) and Tiny Snek Comics (HECK, Cheese Factory).
    • Jason also works out regularly and has exceptional biceps
  • Uh Oh Games
  • Theorycraftist Games
    • Theorycraftist Games are a collective of creatives who come together to create games that entertain, educate, and enlighten.


This collective consists of all of our students, friends, family, contributors, and the very  ‘aina we originate from.

Friendly Local Game Stores:

  • The Armchair Adventurer
    • The Armchair Adventurer is your Friendly Local Game Store, in the heart of Honolulu.  We offer a wide range of games, from board games to role-playing games.  We have tabletop miniature games, in multiple genres, fantasy to sci-fi to historical to superheroes.  There are also collectible card games and hobby supplies.  Feel free to stop in, we have 6 gaming tables and a board game library available for everyone to use.  Store hours are 11am to 10pm, every day of the week.  Or you can see what’s going on at our website, armchairhi.com.
  • IWinGames
    • IWinGames is a Veteran Owned business that specializes in Singles for Trading Card Games such as Magic: The Gathering, Pokemon, Yu-Gi-Oh Etc. We excel at ensuring our clients get the cards they are looking for to win their games! We are working towards opening a Brick and Mortar store on Oahu focused on supporting in store play so that you and your friends have a place to play your beloved TCG’s, board games, and RPG’s! Thanks for supporting the cause

Local Community Groups

  • The Honolulu Go Club
    • The Honolulu Go Club is an organization to promote the Asian board game of Go.  Our members are of various ages and from beginners to more experienced.  We meet every Saturday to play and to also teach Go.  Membership is free and we invite anyone that wants to play Go to join our club.  Email honolulugoclub@gmail.com for information.

Large Games Area

Join us for several “larger scale” events! These games and events are very new player friendly, designed to let you have some fun and enjoy a great time with your friends too!  Be a part of one of the largest Werewolf games in Hawaii, where you take on the role of a villager or a werewolf just trying to survive the season!  Engage and learn King of Tokyo, but giant sized!  Be enthralled by the spectacle that is the Cardboard Megabrawl!  Also come and delve in one of our mini-panels about gaming and level up as a tabletop gamer!

  • Games and times will be posted on our schedule and run throughout the weekend!
  • No experience necessary!  Very new player friendly!
  • Giant Sized King of Tokyo requires sign up, games are about 20-30 minutes long
  • Werewolf is a fun social deduction experience, we can take up to 50 players!  Games can last up to 2 hours but folks can leave early if they want to.  Please show up on time for Werewolf.
  • To participate in Cardboard Megabrawl, please sign up ahead of time and show up on time for the armor build.
  • To watch the Cardboard Megabrawl, just show up!  No need to sign up!

Miniature Tabletop Strategy Games

Learn to play some of the most popular miniature-based tabletop strategy games ranging from the high magical fantasy settings of Age of Sigmar, to the sleek neon science-fiction setting of Infinity.  Play on beautiful scenic battlefields with wonderfully painted miniatures, and learn from players in our Hawaii tabletop community that love these games and want to share them with you.  

  • One or two players at a time for each game, and demos take about an hour.  Choose a game, pick an army or mech, shake hands with your opponent, and roll some dice.
  • Skirmish Games
    • Battletech (Classic Battletech) or Battletech: Alpha Strike
      • Mech vs Mech or Lance vs Lance combat in the 31st millennium.
    • Infinity (Corvus Beli)
      • Nations wage a low level war in the Human Sphere.
    • Warhammer 40,000: Kill Team
      • Lead an elite force from your favorite warhammer 40,000 faction in a quick and violent surgical strike.
    • Warhammer Age of Sigmar: Warcry
      • Small forces clash at the crossroads of the mortal realms in the Age of Sigmar.
  • Battle Games
    • Warhammer 40,000 or Warhammer: The Horus Heresy
      • Imperials, Heretics, and Xenos battle for supremacy and survival in the grim darkness of the far future.
    • Warhammer Age of Sigmar
      • The old world has been sundered and the armies of Order, Chaos, Death and Destruction fight over the shattered realms that remain.


Participate in various TCG tournaments and free-play sessions hosted by IWinGames!

  • Please see the schedule in the app!