Games Festival Vienna 2024: Recurring in early summer

On June 15 and 16, 2024, the dice will roll again at Austria Center Vienna (ACV). The well-known Vienna Sports Festival is celebrating a big comeback after a one-year hiatus.

Spread over 2 levels, play to your heart's content at over 750 tables with around 3,500 seats. For starters, Austria's largest gaming library has around 2,000 board, card and dice games. Many live stations, competitions and programs ensure a comprehensive support program for young and old. At the same time, the A1 Austrian eSports festival takes place over one floor, giving visitors an insight into the world of digital gaming.

Austria's largest gaming library

The heart of this year's Vienna Games Festival is once again Austria's largest arcade. Over 2,000 board, card and dice games, including new games and well-known classics, are available to visitors of all ages during their stay. From simple family games to complex connoisseur games, there is something for every taste. If you don't feel like reading long rule books, you can get “game explainers” to not only guide you through the basic rules of the games, but also answer questions about game mechanics.

For those looking to take their favorite game home or top up their travel game library before their next summer vacation, Thalia has exclusive trade show offers and deals directly from exhibitors.

Local clubs and sports designers

The local board and card game scene will also be represented on the site. Many Austrian clubs provide information about their offers at their own stands and actively support sports commentators. “We are delighted to be able to work proactively with the many Austrian board and card game clubs who have worked with us to shape the future of the Vienna Games Festival. We want to give visitors the opportunity to connect with the clubs on site and introduce even more people to the passion of playing.says organizer Kevin Drew.

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In addition to local clubs, there are so-called “teacher tables” where you can try prototypes from independent game designers. It gives the audience a chance to test out previously unreleased games and gives the editors a chance to gather feedback for the further development process.

Tournaments for Tabletop & TCG fans

As in the past, the Vienna Games Festival is once again a hotspot for competitions in popular tablet titles, e.g. E.g. Trading Card Games (TCG) such as Warhammer 40k and Magic The Gathering and Bandai's One Piece TCG. Prize pools of up to 1,000 euros and non-cash prizes are awarded in competitions. An opportunity for beginners and professionals alike to pursue their passion under competitive conditions.

“We are delighted to present a tournament of this format in Vienna for the first time with the Warhammer 40k Super Major by Marcus Miniatures. Players from all over Europe have already signed up to compete with the best of the best.said organizer Kevin Drew. If you want to be there, you can register on the Spielefest Wien website or directly on site.

3 events – 1 ticket

Anyone who can't get enough of gaming can visit the A1 Austrian eSports Festival on Level 2. In addition to the largest e-sports platform in Austria, there are numerous exhibitors related to video games and e-sports. If you get hungry from all the action, you can recharge your batteries for the next gaming session at the food festival in front of Austria Center Vienna. The Vienna Games Festival ticket is valid for all events at no extra charge.

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The aim is to organize the event according to the criteria of the Austrian Ecolabel for green events.

If: June 15 – 16, Sat 9am – 8pm. 9 AM to 5 PM
Wo: Austria Center Vienna, Bruno-Grieschi-Platz 1, 1220 Vienna
Getting there: Due to limited parking spaces, arrival by public transport via U1 station Kaisermühlen – VIC is recommended
Online Ticket Price: Children from 3 to 12 years: 6 euros, reduced ticket for schoolchildren and students, Practitioners, civil and military employees: 14 euros, adults: 18 euros
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