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2019 Deaf Board Game Convention

WELCOME! We're beyond thrilled to announce the 3rd annual board game convention for the deaf, to be held once again and always in Austin, Texas.

Welcome to the Deaf Board Game Convention (DBGC). This page will be dedicated to providing you with information on DBGC 2019, to be held at the Austin Association for the Deaf (AAD) clubhouse in Austin, Texas, from Friday, June 7, through Sunday, June 9, 2019. This event is open to the public in the deaf community. DBGC is a place where gamers of all levels can gather to enjoy the weekend with others who share their interest. Best of all, the entire event will be conducted in ASL!

For the entire weekend, the AAD clubhouse will be dedicated to board games. We will provide a game library with more than 200 games available to all attendees, and you can bring your own games as well. DBGC will have game teachers who will teach new players how to play a variety of games. We will also provide several free workshops related to board games. The clubhouse also offers extra accommodations, such as five 50-inch-plus televisions with full cable channels, as well as wi-fi service.

Throughout the event, there will be many great prizes to win in tournaments and drawings. Event organizers will do their best to meet any special requests for specific board games. You can ask for a tournament to be arranged for a specific game, or that a specific game be available at the convention, or reserve a table for a specific game at a certain time (this may be an open group table or a private group table). An open group table means that you reserve a table for a specific game, but anyone can join the game. A private group table means that you reserve a table for a specific game with specific players.

For further information, please contact Joshua Hottle or Clyde Egbert through facebook message or email us at

Notes for attendees:

•• There is a limit of 60 registered spots available - make your purchase ASAP to guarantee your spot!
•• All meals are on attendees’ own time—dine out or order delivery
•• Bar will serve drinks (including alcoholic beverages) Snack bar has pizza, popcorn, and other snacks.
•• It goes without saying: be respectful to each other, but just as a reminder: - Be polite, be generous, be patient, be tolerant, be a good sport. - Personal hygiene is important! We will be in close proximity to each other for hours on end. - Share your games, and treat others’ games as if they were your own (watch out for drinks and food). - Above all, have fun!

DBGC Chairpersons Joshua Hottle & Clyde Egbert | DBGC Editor, Dan Mansfield | DBGC Representative, Ashley Watson



Deaf Board Game Convention Schedule

Friday, June 7th

1:00pm - Door open
6:00pm - Convention’s formal open
6:30pm - Opening speech, the game library will be open afterward
7:00pm - RPG game

9:00pm - First Tournament
12:30am - Game Library close
1:00am - Doors close



Saturday, June 8th

8:00am - Doors open
8:30am - Game Library open
9:00am - continue the First Tournament if necessary
10:00am - Speaker (TBA) on Topic (TBA)
2:00pm - Second Tournament (TBA)
1:30am - Game Library close
2:00am - Door close

Sunday, June 9th

8:00am - Doors open
8:30am - Game Library open
10:00am - Speaker (TBA) on Topic (TBA)
8:00pm - Game Library close, start clean up
10:00pm - Door close

The schedule is subject to change as we near the DBGC date.

Deaf Board Game Convention

Austin Deaf Club
8818 Cullen Ln,
Austin, TX 78748

Friday…...…. 1:00 pm - 1:00 am
Saturday...... 8:00 am - 2:00 am
Sunday……… 8:00 am - 10:00 pm