Games Library


Ticketing for the Games Library


A key goal of the Canberra Games Society (CGS) is to promote gaming within the ACT and surrounding region.

The Games Library focuses on board games appealing to the interests of a wide range within the community, furthering gaming through:

The library currently has more than 500 games available to people attending CANCON

The Library is staffed by volunteers who love the hobby and will endeavour to assist you with any questions that you may have.

Great Space.

The Board Game library has grown significantly since its inception at CANCON 2013, when approximately 36 tables were available to attendees.  The library currently has just over 100 tables available for play in 2024.  So, invite your friends and get ready for a great year of exploring new games, revisiting  favourites and meeting new gaming friends

More Information.

CGS Board Game Library on Facebook

Game Library Hours:

26-27 Jan 2024:                 8.30AM – Midnight
28 Jan 2024:                        8.30AM – 4PM

Game Library Entry Fees:

Fri Sat Sun Event
Individual $21 $21 $13.50 $48
Under 12 $11 $11 $7.50 $25.50


Entry Fees – What do they support?

CANCON is a not for profit event aimed to celebrate and grow gaming in ACT and the surrounding region.  Entry fees help cover costs of running the library (including the  purchase of new games, hire of tables, chairs and fence, new equipment such as shelving and table cloths and hire and operation of the venue).

Major Sponsor

The Game Library is very fortunate to have a Major sponsor who helps ensure that the Library is an ongoing proposition.  This year we are happy to announce that Good Games is continuing its support of the event as our Major Sponsor.

Show your thanks by supporting them at their store in Civic or Belconnen, online or at CANCON (where they often offer discounts on games)


More details to come.

Library Operation

Access.  Access to the Library is via purchase of a Lanyard via our online system. Lanyards are available that are valid for a single day or the entire event.  The Lanyard must be worn at all times and presented on request.  All staff running the library are volunteers who give up their time to help promote the hobby.  Please be courteous when staff request to see your lanyard and when you are seeking assistance.

Game Check out.  Games can be selected from library and checked out by Games Library volunteers.  Basic details (name, mobile #) will be recorded on check out to track games and their usage.

Game Check in.  We request that games are returned to Library volunteers in a similar condition as received.   When packing up a game, please check the table and floor to ensure no pieces are missed. Please do not return games directly to shelves.

Organising a Game.  Three different sign types are available to help you form an appropriate group for your game.  Display these as you set up your game to find additional players and highlight new games to Library volunteers who may be able to assist with rules / demo support.

Once you are ready to begin your game, please return the sign to the check in / out desk.

Personal Games.  You are free to bring and play your own games within the Library area if you have a valid Lanyard.

New games in the library this year include: