a collaboration of megagame enthusiasts and designers across North America
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It all started at the largest North American Board Gaming Convention, Gen Con!
Since 2016, the Coalition has gradually increased its presence and the convention now serves as a great community locus for those in the North American megagaming scene.
2021 will be the in-person premier of megagame coalition events at Origins Game Fair! Stay tuned for further announcements.
You can see the gaming events planned originally for Origins Game Fair 2020 here.
The Megagame Coalition was honored to put on megagames at the Shut Up & Sit Down Expo 2019, an expo put on by the very same board game celebrities responsible for launching the popularity of megagames globally with the real-time recording of their hilarious play-through of Watch The Skies.
Other Megagame Resources
The Megagame Assembly is a dynamic collective of megagame enthusiasts operating throughout the U.K. Check out blogs, podcasts, and community calendar on their website!
Megagame Makers are the original megagame design collective! And while there events are difficult to attend for most, the Megagame Makers’ Facebook serves as a locus for the U.K. and global megagame community.
Jim Wallman is the most prolific megagame designer in history and many of his designs are on sale in his website, published under his company, Stone Paper Scissors.
In recent years, megagame designers have been designing megagames specifically to be run online. These are great opportunities for those who can’t make it to in-person events.
The Megagame Coalition and other groups have also gone a step further to organize digital online conventions full of panels and games! Click the button below links to a webpage containing more information on past megagame designs, online megagame conventions, and future online megagame events.
What's a megagame?
Megagames combine the physical mechanics of board games with the fluid emergent gameplay of role‐playing games at large player counts (40‐80 players). Players are encouraged to be creative but must act within the existing game mechanics and established setting. Megagames range in time length, ranging from two hours to entire weekends. A team of moderators (Control) coordinate the game, adjudicate rules, and make sure players have the best experience possible!
Who we are
The Megagame Coalition is a fully volunteer organization consisting of multiple megagame groups as well as dedicated individual contributors.
The Megagame Coalition started in 2016 when a couple of megagame groups banded together to negotiate better event space at Gen Con. As involvement grew, the Megagame Coalition realized the larger opportunities enabled by this collaboration.
In 2020, the Megagame Coalition refined its purpose: to sustainably grow megagaming in North America. To this end, the Megagame Coalition has set three defined goals to work toward in the immediate future:
- Continue to grow megagame presence, quality, diversity, and awareness at conventions throughout North America.
- Become a reliable resource for megagame players, volunteers, organizers, designers, and hosts throughout North America.
- Use Megagame Coalition platforms, materials, experience, and other resources to lower the barrier to entry for new megagame groups and motivated individuals.
Interested in joining or leveraging the Megagame Coalition to run a megagame event or design a megagame yourself? Join the Megagame Coalition Discord.