The greatest adventures in gaming all start in a tavern with unlikely characters! Come to Petrie’s Gaming “tavern” located on the mezzanine! Grab your “brew” (we have free water and cups!) and band together with strangers who will soon become your companions and life long friends for daring adventures! Will you face dragons in a role playing game? Conquer the dice rolls to become masters of the board games? Or will you betray the others to collect all the cards? Stop by to see what games are being rolled out all weekend or start one of your own. GAMEFEST IS THE CONVENTION FOCUSED ON BOARD GAMES, CARD GAMES, ROLE PLAYING AND MINIATURES. OUR MISSION IS TO BRING YOU INDUSTRY INSIDERS, HELPFUL PANEL DISCUSSIONS AND OF COURSE, PLENTY OF OPPORTUNITIES TO PLAY THE LATEST GAMES!


Jay Little

Jay Little is an award-winning game designer and industry speaker. He has dozens of titles to his credit covering a wide range of board, card, and roleplaying games. Jay’s design work can be seen in games for Star Wars, Star Trek, Warhammer, Major League Baseball, and other popular licenses. He has been invited to share his experience and industry insights at conferences and gaming conventions across the country and is a frequent podcast guest. When not designing his own games, Jay teaches video game design and board game production at UW-Stout in Menomonie, Wisconsin.

Tim Brown

Tim Brown is a game designer best known for his work on Dragon Kings RPG.

For 2018 we are planning an oversized massive 3D Space Hulk table all weekend long! Drop in and out as your schedule needs! Space Marines and Aliens… what more could you hope for from GameFest at StarFest?

Escape with your life or die trying…

Some say its insanity…Others say its boredom…and yet some believe it is something far more sinister.  Every year around this time, common folk like yourselves are whisked away from their homes into the deep abyss of Pryzaax’s Lair.  It is in this magical place that they scrounge to survive and hope that their wits are enough to see them through.  Although legend has it that a few have made it out; most are never seen from again.  On this day you have been summoned.  What started as a normal day may end in triumph or your agonizing defeat.  Will you conquer your challenges through superior might, overcome each challenge on wits and skill, or will you never be heard from again?  The choice is yours…find out if you have what it takes at Gamefest 2018. Pryzaax’s Lair is a dynamic role playing event that is simple enough for new players and challenging enough for veteran Gamers.  Every entry into Starfest will be given a character they can use to fight their way through.  You can play the whole event or play a few rooms based on how much time you have.  Jump in and jump out as much as you’d like as long as you can survive.  The event will be held on Saturday and Sunday in the Gamefest area.

More announcements coming soon!


Petrie’s Family Games  is returning to host again this year, bringing special guests, prizes and as many board, card, and role playing games as we can fit! See some of the Game Library available for you to play at GameFest  here

If you wish to be part of the fun in 2018 fill out the form here !

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