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How it Works

All Play and Win titles must be returned one hour before on Friday and by 8 PM on Saturday.


Play and Win titles will be awarded on Saturday July 27 at 9 PM once logistics are complete.


Any Arcon attendee can check out a Play and Win Game for their group. You check the game out, play the game, and then return the game. Each checkout allows one group to get one entry each to win the game at the end of the convention. 


How to Enter


How many times can I enter?


You can play as many games as you like, but you only get one entry .


What about a game like Spyfall, where you play a dozen times on one checkout?

We assume that all groups will play a similar number of times for short games, and everyone will get one entry per checkout. In cases like this, please keep the game for a reasonable amount of time and then check in, and all players who played will get one entry each.

Can my group check out a stack of games and then play them all back to back and check them in at once?


Please do not do this. This is game hoarding, and we want all games in play as much as possible. The system may be set up to prevent you from submitting multiple entries one after the other, to prevent this type of behavior. We may also not allow entries for groups that check out games for significantly longer than it should take to play a learning game. If you plan to hold onto a game for a long time, please utilize our Library, and not Play and Win.


Can I play my personal copy of a game and get an entry into Play and Win? What about the Arcon Library copy?


We will not allow personal copies to generate Play and Win entries.


How many games can a person win in Play and Win?


Each badged individual can win one game from Play and Win. 


What if my name is drawn for multiple games?


We will be determining winners by random on a computer, the games will also be randomized before choosing. Once chosen, an individual winner will be ineligible for further prizes. 

When are Play and Win games given away?


Play and Win games are given away on Saturday at 9 PM, as soon as the logistics of repacking and choosing the winners for the games is complete. Winners will be posted and you can pick up your games during a reasonable window of time.


What if I can’t be there on Saturday?


You can give your badge to a friend, and they can pick up your game for you. You don’t have to be present to pick up the game, but your badge does.


What about games that are unclaimed?


We will make a valiant effort to give all winners a chance to pick up their games. After game pickup has passed, we no longer give away games that are not picked up, and instead use them at our sole discretion.

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