May 24, 2024

Comic Con Africa & Unplug Yourself to hold an all boardgames event


This year’s Comic Con Africa is set to see tabletop gaming form a key part of the event, with the continent’s largest multi-genre pop-culture and gaming festival partnering with Unplug Yourself to host several board game parties in Johannesburg and Cape Town.

The board game parties are set to build excitement ahead of Comic Con Africa, which is set to take place at the Johannesburg Expo Centre from September 22–25.

The event will feature amazing tournaments and competitions as well as shops where visitors can purchase collectables, trading card games, and other tabletop games.

Below are some of the awesome tournaments and activities planned:

  • Ticket to Ride Tournament – 22 September 2022
  • Pokemon – 23 September 2022
  • Magic the Gathering – 24 September 2022
  • The official release of Kick starter (Dungeon Brah) – 24 September 2022
  • Yu-Gi-Oh! – 25 September 2022
  • Star Wars and Marvel Miniatures Competitions and Activities – 22-25 September 2022
  • Boardgame demo’s/Learn to Play – 22-25 September 2022
  • EXIT – The Game: Scavenger Hunt – 22-25 September 2022
  • Dungeons and Dragons – 22-25 September 2022

It should be noted that the above schedule is subject to change.

“For Unplug Yourself, Comic Con Africa is a huge event on the gaming calendar, and this year it’s going to be bigger and better than ever.” A statement from Comic Con Africa read.

“Unplug Yourself will be providing visitors with an array of experiences for all ages and gaming levels, from beginners to champions. We look forward to showcasing a diverse range of engaging and entertaining games to both tabletop fans and soon-to-be fans!”

Comic Con Africa Show Director, Carla Massmann, also spoke on the partnership, stating, “The Unplug Yourself board game parties provide a brilliant scene-setter to what’s in store for visitors to Comic Con Africa later this year.”

“We guarantee that you will be playing with your tribe both at the event and at home afterwards. We pride ourselves [on] being able to gather friends around tables, whether that’s to immerse themselves in shared stories, or battle it out on the table.”

“From classics like Magic the Gathering to Yu-Gi-Oh!, along with countless other games, will be available to play and purchase. Comic Con Africa brings together the suppliers and retailers in tabletop gaming so that you have the best choice of what tabletop gaming has to offer.”