An Unconventional Tabletop Convention

UNCON 4.0 coming on 10th-11th November 2018.

Saturday 10th November
09:00am - 23:30pm

Sunday 11th November
09:00am - 19:00pm

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What is UNCON

What is UNCON?

UNCON is a tabletop gaming convention with an open gaming area, stalls, game designers, publishers and your future friends.

Run by 'All Around The Board', UNCON is a family friendly event with one main goal: to bring people together to socialise and have fun, all while playing a wide selection of board games.

Whether you're new to gaming or play tabletop games on a regular basis, there's something for everyone at UNCON. From kid's games to co-operative and social deduction games, UNCON boasts a wide selection of tabletop games suitable for people of all ages. You can view our games library here.


Having grown continuously in size since 2017, UNCON is a great opportunity to bring families together and meet new people, catering for people of all ages. At the last UNCON alone, we had a turnout of 187 people on Saturday and 156 on Sunday.

We're a friendly bunch. If you're new to gaming, looking for a game to play or need help going in the right direction, our game hosts, (who can be spotted wearing bright green UNCON t-shirts), will be ready to help.

However, we also understand that you may need a break too, which is why we also have a wide selection of board game designers and sellers. You can see these in our special guests section, but please keep checking the Homepage for more updates.

Where is UNCON

Where is UNCON?

UNCON 4.0 will be in the Heart Convention Centre at St George's School, Broadstairs. The huge and modern venue allows us room to seat 300 people in the main hall and a further 100 people in the separate rooms we will have available.

Who We Are

Who We Are

Founded by Darius and Jayde, UNCON is run by a local board game group, 'All Around The Board'.

Having a huge passion for board games and socialising, we decided to create UNCON to bring families together, encouraging them to meet new people while having fun.

Now accompanied by a team of twenty UNCON hosts who will be there to help at the event, we are joined by a team of individuals who share the same passion: to encourage socialising among large groups of people through the interaction of board games.

Who We Are

What's On

What's On

They'll be plenty to see and do at UNCON. This map, which was kindly designed by Mark Stoneham shows the exact layout of UNCON, including some of the many games available and special guests. We will also be including an escape room van and a VR room. To find out more, please visit our special guests section or download our UNCON map.

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Two New Rooms

Two new rooms have been added to UNCON. These will be used as a social deduction room and an RPG room.

New Opening Times

UNCON will now be open for two extra hours on Saturday 10th November.

Saturday 10th November
09:00am - 23:30pm

Sunday 11th November
09:00am - 19:00pm

Escape Van

UNCON is being supported by The Panic Room, Gravesend. They will be bringing their Escape Van for you all to try!

Priority booking for pre-booked UNCON ticket holders. £10 per person. (Paid on the day) 30 minute game. Max teams of 4. All players will receive a 10% off voucher for The Panic Room.

E-mail to book your team and a preferred time.

When we sell 100 tickets, we'll do a draw for one ticket holder and their chosen team to get on for free!

Special Guests

Special Guests

As well as having a wide selection of games for you to play, we also have a series of special guests, who will be demoing and selling new games. Please keep checking our website for further announcements. Otherwise, please visit the UNCON buy, swap & sell page for more information.

All Around The Board

'All Around The Board' host game nights every Monday evening at the Westgate United Services Club. From strategy, to co-operative, to social deduction games, 'All Around The Board' have a vast games collection, having grown continuously in size.

Taylor Treats

Based in the heart of Kent, 'Taylor Treats' provide a fresh selection of meals, sandwiches, pastries and snacks and will be supplying refreshments at UNCON.

YAY Games

Play Hard. Play Naughty. Live Better. 'Yay Games' believe in making games that bring people together. Some of their library includes: 'Ominoes', 'Sandcastles' and 'Frankenstein's Bodies'.

ThinkNoodle Games

Founded by Matthew Tidbury, 'ThinkNoodle Games' believe in making Maths fun, making a real difference to a child’s learning and understanding.

East Street Games

Founded by Paul Brook, East Street Games are an independent board game publisher based in Croydon.


Designed by Mike Hutchinson and Glenn Ford, Gaslands is a tabletop wargame based on car-on-car deconstruction in a post-apocalyptic wasteland.

The Panic Room

UNCON is being supported by The Panic Room, Gravesend. They will be bringing their Escape Van for you all to try! Priority booking for pre-booked UNCON ticket holders. Find out more here.

Dice & Destiny

Based in Canterbury, Dice & Destiny sell a variety of tabletop games for you to enjoy.

LVL UP Gaming

Specialising in wargames and board games, LVL UP Gaming is Bournemouth's largest gaming centre.



At UNCON, we'll have a wide selection of games ready for you play, for both kids and adults. Here are just some of the many games we'll be featuring at UNCON. However, if you would like to view our full games library, please click here.

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