Completely new to tabletop games?

If you’re planning on coming to Tabletop Scotland 2022 and this hobby is completely new to you, then be assured that we will look after you. Our Gateway Zone, Demo Zones, Family Zone and Exhibitors are all here to help introduce you to the hobby of tabletop games.

The Gateway Zone is specifically designed to have a selection of games chosen by the convention team as among the best games for introducing people to this hobby.

First time at Tabletop Scotland?

If you’ve never been to a tabletop games convention before but you’re familiar with board games, card games and roleplaying games then you will be able to find those in abundance at Tabletop Scotland, along with lots of people to play them with.

Conventions like Tabletop Scotland are a celebration of all things tabletop, we provide the space and opportunity for you to play games all weekend. Whether that’s games you already know, games you’ve been considering buying or games that are completely new to you.

We provide space and access to demo teams from publishers for you to try out their games, events galore, exhibitors showcasing the range of products that this hobby has to tempt you with, and a games library for you to borrow games from so that you can try before you buy.

That’s what Tabletop Scotland is like. Check out the Play, Exhibitors and Events menu sections to learn more about what we have planned to entertain you.

What does it look like?

These images will give you an idea of the sort of space we have and how we use it.

As we get closer to the convention we will be able to share more specific information about what is where but the underlying layout for the two halls and upstairs is there.

Additionally, you may find it useful to review photos from our Facebook Albums from previous events or check out the images below.

2022 Halls Layout
2022 Upstairs Layout

Frequently Asked Questions

What are the timings of the convention?

Front Desk / Open Play

  • Saturday: 09:00 – 23:00
  • Sunday: 09:00 – 18:00

Exhibitors

  • Saturday: 09:00 – 18:00
  • Sunday: 09:00 – 17:00

Family / Demo / Gateway Zones

  • Saturday: 09:00 – 17:00
  • Sunday: 09:00 – 16:00

Games Library

  • Saturday: 09:00 – 22:00
  • Sunday: 09:00 – 17:00

Bring & Buy

  • Saturday: 11:00 – 18:00
  • Sunday: 10:00 – 16:00

Quiet Room

  • Saturday: 09:00 – 21:00
  • Sunday: 09:00 – 16:00

How do I get my convention ticket?

Once you’ve bought your ticket you will receive an email confirming your purchase. On arrival at the convention you will be asked for proof of purchase along with your name or email address.

We will then provide you with your attendee pack which contains your convention lanyard and badge which must be worn at all times during the convention.

Does my ticket get posted out to me?

No. Your ticket is entirely electronic. Once you purchase your ticket(s), the email you receive is your confirmation of that purchase and represents your tickets.

What about tickets for events?

Tickets for events are managed via eventbrite.

Venue Parking costs?

Saturday:

  • Up to 2 hours – 50p
  • Greater than 2 hours – £2.00

Sunday:

  • Free parking.

How do I take part in tournaments, seminars or roleplaying games?

All of our events are bookable online, check out the Events page for more information.

Where spaces are available after online booking closes we will have sign up sheets available at the convention.

Are event bookings possible on the day?

In the majority of cases the answer is Yes.

There are some events which will either sell out online or require us to cap attendance based on pre-registration only.

All events that have spaces will have sign up sheets at reception desk for the day that the event is being held. On the day sign ups are allocated on a first come first served basis.

What about Tabletop Scotland t-shirts

Tabletop Scotland t-shirts and other branded merchandise can be ordered via the website. We will not have any available for sale at the convention itself.

Cash or Card?

There is no cash machine on-site at the venue. The nearest ones are less than 10 minutes walk away at Aldi and Morrisons.

Whilst the convention and the majority of our exhibitors will be able to take card payments, we encourage you to bring cash too.

Anything else I need to know?

When you buy your ticket you are agreeing to our Attendee Terms & Conditions, our COVID policy and to abide by our Code of Conduct.