PretzCon is a nonprofit, family-run gaming convention. We offer a fun, safe environment for gamers of all ages to play. At PretzCon, you’ll find board, card, dice, and role-playing games. Play your favorite games or take the opportunity to try out new games.
Most of the games at PretzCon are scheduled in advance and anyone can sign up to play. If you’ve never played before, don’t worry! The game runner will show you the ropes. You can also schedule your own games to run. A large game library will be available for con goers who want to run a game or simply play an impromptu game with friends.
Single Day Admission
Children 6+, Students, & Military
Children Under 6
There is a hint of murder in the air at PretzCon 2015, as our dear benefactor, Aloicious Pretz, has turned up six feet under. Can you, intrepid con attendee and apprentice detective, solve the riddle of WHODUNNIT by examining the evidence in your swag bag, speaking to vendors, and comparing notes with friends, until only the guilty party remains? Check off the clues on your evidence chart until only one possible combination remains: Who, Where, and How! All who guess the winning combination will be entered into a drawing for free registration for PretzCon 2016!view event
As part of the PretzCon 5-Star gaming experience, we invite you to an evening of mind tingling fun, laughter, blackmail, deceit and… MURDER!! Space is limited for this event and roles are given on a first-come, first-served basis, so if you are interested in participating, EARLY REGISTRATION IS VITAL to reserve your seat in the first ever PretzCon Murder Mystery.view event
Sunday, 6 p.m.
After three days of high class gaming, take a few moments to observe the closing ceremony before PretzCon starts winding down. During this brief presentation prizes will be awarded and secrets will be revealed. Plus, enjoy a performance by the Rugged Soles Dance Troupe.view event
For the second year, The Game Shoppe will host a Catan National Championship feeder event, where the winner will advance to the Catan National Championship Qualifier Tournament at The Game Shoppe.view event
Saturday, 7:00 p.m.
Trap the Triceratops! Apprehend the Apatosaurus! Race to capture sets of matching dinosaurs in the ferociously fun card game Super Tooth. The bigger the set, the bigger your reward — but don’t bite off more than you can chew, or you may fall prey to a Velociraptor, a volcano, or even the dreaded T. Rex! Collect the most sets and you’ll go down in prehistory!view event
Come and play a selection of the best of the best — Spiel des Jahres winners. Those are games that have been crowned Game of the Year! You may know some of the mega hits like Settlers of Catan, Dominion, or Ticket to Ride, but there are more to discover. Come and go as you please from 10-5. Playing games earns you points. The player with the most points will win a prize at the closing ceremonies.view event
Demos and Playtests
Battle for Sularia™ is a Battle Card System™ game that takes place on the post-apocalyptic world of Sularia. The first Battle Kit™ features the Jotune and Synthien factions in a classic battle of man against machine. Play as your chosen faction’s battle commander, gain influence, and develop your resources to strategically defeat the opposing faction!view event
A hand management, bluffing and betting game with an awesome steam-punk and pirates theme. Pirates and Steam-punk, no need to say more. I know right!? As a airship captain you send out your pirate crew to search for treasure. It has the feel of poker with a modern card game twist.
Successfully Kickstarted, come play a preview copy before it releases!view event
A card game of control and expansion. Place lands, or more powerful royalty, to control an expanding landscape. The player with the largest continuous kingdom wins, but while you are taking over more territory, so are your opponents. Your land now maybe theirs next hand. A game whose rules can be learned in 4 minutes, but a strategy that is deep.
Successfully Kickstarted, play this demo game before it is officially released!view event
Saturday, 6:00 p.m.
Play Tabletop Deathmatch Season 2 finalist Aguirre, taught by its designer! Aguirre is a Euro-style historical board game in which players are part of the doomed 1561 expedition to find El Dorado. Using action/role selection and set collection, players must influence members of the expedition, acquire supplies to keep their camp followers happy, and overcome historical challenges to demonstrate their capability as leaders – all in an effort to overthrow the expedition’s leader, Don Lope de Aguirre.view event
7 Wonders ★ Amerigo ★ An Introduction to Role Playing ★ Apples to Apples ★ Battle for Sularia ★ Battle of the Bands ★ Boss Monster ★ Bruges: The City on the Zwin ★ Cannibal Pygmies in the Jungle of Doom ★ Captain's Wager (Demo) ONE ★ Captain's Wager (Demo) TWO ★ Cash 'n Guns ★ Catan Tournament Seeder ★ Crokinole ★ D&D Expeditions 1-3 Shadows Over The Moonsea ★ D&D Expeditions 1-5 The Courting of Fire ★ D&D Expeditions 2-03 The Drowned Tower ★ D&D Expeditions 2-1 City of Danger ★ DC Comics Deck Builder ★ Dead of Winter: A Crossroads Game ★ Discount Salmon After Dark ★ Dominion ★ Dungeon Roll ★ Escape: Curse of the Temple ★ Firefly the Board Game ★ Forbidden Island ★ Fresco ★ Get Lucky ★ La Isla ★ Legendary: Paint The Town Red ★ Let's Create a Game ★ Machi Koro ★ Mille Bornes ★ Monstertown ★ MURDER MYSTERY: The Watersdown Affair ★ Mysterium ★ Oz Fluxx ★ Pandemic ★ Pathfinder Society Scenario #2-01: Before the Dawn—Part I: The Bloodcove Disguise ★ Pathfinder Society Scenario #2-02: Before the Dawn—Part II: Rescue at Azlant Ridge ★ Pathfinder Society Scenario #2-03: The Rebel's Ransom ★ Pathfinder Society Scenario #2-06: The Heresy of Man—Part I: The First Heresy ★ Pathfinder Society Scenario #51: The City of Strangers—Part I: The Shadow Gambit ★ Pathfinder Society Scenario #52: The City of Strangers—Part II: The Twofold Demise ★ Pathfinder Society Scenario #5–08: The Confirmation ★ Pathfinder Society Scenario #6–08: The Segang Expedition ★ Pathfinder Society Scenario #6–10: The Wounded Wisp ★ Pathfinder Society Scenario #6–11: The Slave Master's Mirror ★ Pit! With Bell!! ★ Red Dragon Inn ★ Rialto ★ Roar-a-Saurus ★ Samurai ★ Shadows Over Camelot ★ Sons of Anarchy ★ Spiderman Yahtzee ★ Splendor ★ Steam Park ★ Super Tooth ★ Takenoko Collector's Edition ★ Team Trivia ★ Telestrations ★ The Settlers of Catan (standalone) ★ Two Rooms and a Boom! ★ Unspeakable Words ★ Zombie Dice ★ View More
A Study in Emerald ★ Abyss ★ Acquire ★ Aguirre ★ Assault on Doomrock ★ Bang! ★ Battle for Sularia ★ Battle of the Bands ★ Boss Battle ★ Boss Monster ★ Bra Room Brawl ★ Cards Against Humanity ★ Catan Tournament Seeder ★ Chez Geek ★ Crusoe's Planet ★ Cthulhu!!! ★ Cyclades ★ D&D Expedition 2-1 City of Danger ★ D&D Expeditions 1-1 Defiance in Phlan ★ D&D Expeditions 1-4 Dues For The Dead ★ D&D Expeditions 1-6 The Scroll Theif ★ D&D Expeditions 1-9 Outlaws of the Iron Route ★ D&D Expeditions 2-02 Embers of Elmwood ★ DC Comics Deck Builder ★ Dead of Winter ★ Dead of Winter: A Crossroads Game ★ Diamonds ★ Discount Salmon After Dark ★ Dixit ★ Dominion ★ Dr. Who RPG ★ Dragon Slayer ★ DUNE ★ Eclipse (9Players) ★ Escape: Curse of the Temple ★ Firefly RPG ★ Five Tribes ★ Fortune and Glory: The Cliffhanger Game ★ Game of Thrones (Second Edition) ★ Ghost Stories ★ Hoity Toity ★ Hulk Smash! ★ Hyperborea ★ Karma ★ Kolejka ★ Ladies & Gentlemen ★ Learn to play Warhammer 40k ★ Legendary: Guardians of the Galaxy ★ Lord's of Waterdeep with expansion(s) ★ Mille Bornes ★ Moderne Zeiten ★ Munchkin Booty ★ Munchkin Players' Choice ★ Pandemic ★ Pandemic (Base Game) ★ Pandemic: The Cure ★ Paranoia: The Quantum Traitor ★ Pathfinder Society Scenario #2-01: Before the Dawn—Part I: The Bloodcove Disguise ★ Pathfinder Society Scenario #2-02: Before the Dawn—Part II: Rescue at Azlant Ridge ★ Pathfinder Society Scenario #2-07: The Heresy of Man—Part II: Where Dark Things Sleep ★ Pathfinder Society Scenario #2-09: The Heresy of Man—Part III: Beneath Forgotten Sands ★ Pathfinder Society Scenario #51: The City of Strangers—Part I: The Shadow Gambit ★ Pathfinder Society Scenario #52: The City of Strangers—Part II: The Twofold Demise ★ Pathfinder Society Scenario #5–08: The Confirmation ★ Pathfinder Society Scenario #6–10: The Wounded Wisp ★ Pathfinder Society Scenario #6–12: Scions of the Sky Key, Part 1: On Sharrowsmith's Trail ★ Pathfinder Society Scenario #6–14: Scions of the Sky Key, Part 2: Kaava Quarry ★ Pathfinder Society Special: Year of the Shadow Lodge ★ Penny Press ★ Pirate Fluxx ★ Piraten Kapern ★ Pit! With Bell!! ★ Quarriors! Light vs Dark ★ Red Dragon Inn ★ Sentinels of the Multiverse ★ Set Cubed ★ Shadowrun Crossfire ★ Shark Mania ★ Smash Up ★ Snake Oil ★ Stuff and Nonsense ★ Summoner Wars ★ Super Tooth ★ Team Trivia ★ The Mastermind Affair ★ The Resistance ★ Ticket To Ride ★ Tokaido ★ Trailer Park Wars ★ Triassic Terror ★ TriBond - Diamond Edition ★ Trivial Pursuit ★ Two Rooms and a Boom! ★ Viewpoint ★ Vye Card Game (Demo) ONE ★ Vye Card Game (Demo) TWO ★ WAKE UP! to Telestrations ★ We Created a Game ★ Werewolf Night ★ Word Jam ★ Zombie 15' ★ Zombiecide ★ Zombies!!! Mega-Game ★ View More
Swap Meet ★ Abyss ★ Battle for Sularia ★ Belfort ★ Catan Tournament Finals ★ Catan Tournament Semifinals ★ Citadels ★ Closing Ceremony ★ Cutthroat Caverns ★ D&D Expeditions 2-04 Mayhem in the Earthspur Mines ★ D&D Expeditions 2-4 Mayhem in the Earth Spur Mines ★ DC Deck Builder ★ Diamonds ★ Dino Race ★ Dragon Slayer ★ Elevenses ★ Fellowship ★ Guillotine ★ Hulk Smash! ★ Karnickel ★ Lowenherz ★ Maginor!!!! ★ Mille Bornes ★ Munchkin ★ Nations ★ Pathfinder Society Scenario #6–08: The Segang Expedition ★ Pathfinder Society Scenario #6–09: By Way of Bloodcove ★ Pathfinder Society Scenario #6–10: The Wounded Wisp ★ Pathfinder Society Scenario #6–11: The Slave Master\'s Mirror ★ Pathfinder Society Scenario #6–16: Scions of the Sky Key, Part 3: The Golden Guardian ★ Pay Dirt ★ Piraten Kapern ★ Power Grid Deluxe ★ SdJ'athon ★ Shark Mania ★ Spartacus: A Game of Blood and Treachery ★ Summoner Wars ★ Talisman ★ Team Trivia ★ Telestrations ★ The Resistance: Avalon ★ Ticket to Ride: 10th Anniversary! ★ Word Game Awesomeness! ★ XCOM: The Board Game ★ Zombie Dice ★ View More
July 10-12, 2015
PretzCon is excited to be running the game room at BritishFest 2015. Whether you are a Whovian, Potterhead, Dwarfer, Ringer, Downtonian, or a Merliner, you will love BritishFest. In the game room, British games will be played. Travel from 221B Baker St to Scotland Yard. Check out RPG’s from Dr. Who to James Bond 007 to the One Ring.
As a special gift for our gaming friends, a game room only ticket price of $25 is available. Click for more information.
July 31 – Aug 2, 2015
For the second year in a row, PretzCon will be running the game room at OSFest, the Omaha Science Fiction and Fantasy Festival. You can bring your own games, or select something from our large game library.
OSFest will once again offer a game room only membership price of $25. Click for more information.
You’ll find the friendly faces of PretzCon running games all weekend at OSFest’s gaming room August 1-3, 2014. Find out more about OSFest at http://www.osfes.org/. See you there!
PretzCon 2014 is over and done with. We had a lot of fun and are already hard at work on next year’s con. A huge thank you to all our game masters and everyone else who made playing board games all weekend even more fun than playing board games all weekend! See you next year […]