Gaming Zone

It’s time to level up your fun in the Gaming Zone! Whether you’re hardcore or casual, digital or analog – we have something for you. Featuring organized play, tournaments and console freeplay for all the hottest new games, retro favorites and can’t-miss classics, Dungeons and Dragons sessions, tabletop board games and card games, the Gaming Zone is the perfect place to take a short rest. It’s dangerous to go alone so grab your friends and head on over because we’re ready to play.

NYCC Gaming Zone presented by:

Supporting Sponsor:

Gaming Hours

Thursday 10:00 AM – 10:00 PM*
Friday 10:00 AM – 10:00 PM*
Saturday 10:00 AM – 10:00 PM*
Sunday 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM

*The Gaming Zone [PC + Consoles] on the Show Floor closes at 7:00 PM. Tabletop Gaming in Hall 1E is open until 10:00 PM.

Here are the highlights of what you’ll find when you visit the NYCC Gaming Zone:

Want to try out a new board game, or play an old favorite? Come to the NYCC Game Lending Library, browse our offerings, and grab an open table. The Library is available to all show attendees free of charge. Located in the rear of Hall 1-E. Co-hosted by Foam Brain Games:

NYCC is proud to present the Board Game Play-and-Win program. Sponsored by Double Exposure Envoy (, a wide array of board game publishers provide our show with copies of some of their newest titles, for you to win! Each player gets a raffle ticket for a chance to win the games they demo. Raffles will be held Saturday, October 8 at 8:00 PM and Sunday, October 9 at 3:00 PM.

Unless otherwise noted, all games are Single Elimination, where winners advance to a Finals.Sign-ups open at 10am daily for each day's events at the Board Game Tournaments section of the Gaming Area (Hall 1-E).

Board Game Tournaments

  • Thursday 11am-2pm - Carcassonne
  • Thursday 12pm-3pm - 7 Wonders
  • Thursday 1pm-3pm - Kingdomino
  • Thursday 2pm-5pm - Splendor
  • Thursday 3pm-6pm - Azul
  • Thursday 4pm-7pm - Ticket to Ride
  • Thursday 5pm-8pm - King of Tokyo
  • Thursday 6pm-8pm - Tsuro
  • Friday 11am-2pm - Tiny Towns
  • Friday 12pm-2pm - Sushi Go
  • Friday 1pm-3pm - Point Salad
  • Friday 2pm - 5pm - Cascadia
  • Friday 3pm-6pm - Codenames
  • Friday 4pm-7pm - Sagrada
  • Friday 5pm-7pm - Coup (Double Elimination)
  • Saturday 11am-2pm - Carcassonne
  • Saturday 12pm-3pm - 7 Wonders (Top two scoring players advance to Finals)
  • Saturday 1pm-3pm - Kingdomino
  • Saturday 2pm-5pm - Splendor
  • Saturday 3pm-6pm - Azul
  • Saturday 4pm-7pm - Ticket to Ride
  • Saturday 5pm-8pm - King of Tokyo
  • Saturday 6pm-8pm - Tsuro
  • Sunday 11am-2pm - Tiny Towns
  • Sunday 12pm-2pm - Sushi Go
  • Sunday 1pm-4pm - Sagrada
  • Sunday 2pm - 5pm - Cascadia
  • Sunday 2:30pm-5pm - Codenames (You may sign up as a team of 4 players)
  • Sunday 3pm-5pm - Point Salad

Baldman Games is the Premiere Organizer for D&D and Wizards of the Coast in the world. Bringing you the coolest and most exciting D&D events each and every year. This year we are partnering with D&D in NY to bring danger and excitement at New York Comic Con.

New to D&D? Need a refresher or maybe you are an expert and have more dice then you want to admit? Either way join us each day, starting at 10am, in Hall 1E, for a great time. Quick demo games and Introduction Games will start ad-hoc throughout the day as players arrive. Adventures in the new Spelljammer Setting as well as dealing with those pesky Red Wizards of Thay start on even hours starting at 10am with our last seating at 8pm (2pm on Sunday). Stop into our area to reserve your free seat for later in the day then come back when it is your turn. Games will fill up fast so make sure to stop by early to get your spot.

Sign up for tournaments at

  • Thursday, October 6: Multiversus, 1v1, Bo3
    • Start time: 2:00pm. Registration Closes at 1:00pm day of.
  • Friday, October 7: VALORANT, 5v5, Bo1
    • Start time: 2:00pm. Registration Closes at 1:00pm day of.
  • Saturday, October 8: Smash Ultimate, 1v1, Bo3
    • Start time: 2:00pm. Registration Closes at 1:00pm day of.
  • Sunday, October 9: Guilty Gear, Strive, 1v1 Bo3
    • Start time: 12:00pm. Registration Closes at 11:00am day of.

By sheer force of will, we alter reality. With our traveling arcade and original artworks, we spread righteous play wherever we go. We are based in Michigan but there is no limit to how far we are willing to travel… Play with us, and glimpse a different world~

Featuring Blood on the Clocktower [Hosted by Capitol Clocktower]

In the quiet village of Ravenswood Bluff a demon walks amongst you, murdering by night and disguised in human form by day. Will the good townsfolk put the puzzle together in time to execute the true demon, or will evil overrun this once peaceful village? Blood on the Clocktower is a captivating and addictive new social bluffing game for those who delight in deduction and deception. In Blood on the Clocktower dead players are never eliminated, every player knows something that can impact the outcome, players may enter a game after it starts, the Storyteller may give misinformation to players who are “drunk” or “poisoned”, and the dynamic Storyteller role leads each game to a nail-biting outcome. No two games are ever the same and death is not the end. Find out more at

Featuring Pokemon and Magic the Gathering events. Hosted by Pro-Play Games:

Signups and tournament info below:

: Join us at New York Comic Con for a Pokémon win a box tournament on Sunday October 9, 2022, for a full day of gaming offering a whole box guaranteed in prize support!

Magic the Gathering: Join us at New York Comic Con for a MTG Swiss Draft tournament on Friday October 7, 2022, for a full day of gaming offering prize support! | |