The Boardgame Players Association is a non-profit corporation established
to support the shared interests of board game players everywhere. The BPA
wishes to serve as a portal for boardgamers to enjoy their favorite games.
If you enjoy historical simulation games, euro games, racing games, train
games, any type of board game, you’ll find thousands of people here
that share your interests. We sponsor annual tournaments, organize
play-by-email games, and help establish global player ratings.
The BPA’s largest event
is the annual World Boardgaming Championships® (WBC) where about
2,000 people from around the world compete to be named champion of their
favorite games. By vote, BPA members select the
100 or so games (the “Century Group”)
in which competitions are scheduled.
You need not be an expert player. While some WBC gaming events are
for experienced players, many are designed for beginners or are coached for first-time players.
We hope you can participate!
Make room in your summer schedule for the years ahead! The member survey result
was an overwhelming endorsement of Lancaster Host as the home of WBC through 2015.
Aug 3-9, 2015 at the Lancaster Host Resort in Lancater, PA. Associated Pre-Cons begin the preceding weekend.
July 25-31, 2016 at Seven Springs Mountain Resort in Pennsylvania. Associated Pre-Cons begin the preceding weekend.
2017 and beyond dates and location to be announced.
The BPA runs events year-round with Play-By-eMail Tournaments
for selected games. Visit the BPA
PBeM Tournament Page maintained by Hank
Burkhalter or check the calendar for information about tournaments that are starting now, will begin soon, or are ongoing. Tournament results are listed on event results pages for the appropriate year. If you would like to run a PBEM event, check out the guidelines.
Links & Miscellaneous
Questions? Email the BPA.
Like to place a banner? Problems with the web site; suggestions?
Email the webmaster.
Find the best boardgaming
links on the web, including BPA sponsors
and vendors, clubs, conventions, and more. Contact the webmaster to exchange links with us.
Want to spread the word
about WBC, Play By e-Mail tournaments or your favorite speciality
convention? Download our Poster
or Pre-Registration Flyer. Read a press release. Are you a member of the press interested
in running a piece on boardgames or boardgame conventions? Would
you like to advertise in our Yearbook/Program? Contact BPA’s Public
Photos by Debbie Gutermuth, Eric Haas, Kaarin Engelmann, Dave Wong, Charlie Kibler, and Steve Okonski.
BPA logo by Mark Simonitch. Search engine and calendar courtesy Master.Com.