Calling all Gamers!

You do not want to miss Guildhall Games Fest as it returns to Portsmouth Guildhall on Saturday 29th and Sunday 30th January 2022.

Featuring the best in modern, board and retro gaming across 3 sessions and 2 floors of the iconic venue, the 2022 event will also feature gaming merch, tournaments and an all-new Indie Gaming Zone!

Returning as official Event Sponsor is Reign Gaming by Novatech, who will be running the LAN Zone. The Reign philosophy is simple; design and make great gaming PCs. Whether it’s a lightning-fast system that can eat through fps in esports titles, or an absolute beast built to bring vast open-worlds to life at the highest settings and resolutions, Reign Gaming PCs are built for every kind of gaming, and every kind of gamer.

Come down and join the LAN party to try out Reign Gaming’s latest Scout class gaming PCs, specially designed for 1080p gaming and esports! Or if you’re up for something a little more immersive, check out the VR station featuring some of the latest and greatest in VR gaming.

Dice Portsmouth will once again be leading the Board Gaming Zone with a board game library of over 100 popular games for you to play with demonstrations of the hottest new party games for your friends and family, competitions, tournaments and more. Plus, a fully stocked shop of essential board games available for you to buy and take home and discounted promotions redeemable at Dice on Albert Road.

The Retro Gaming Zone, led by Game Over, offers a brand-new set up for 2022 featuring every console imaginable from Vectrex, to the Game Cube, Playstation 1 and Xbox with games such as Pong, Pac Man, Mario and Minecraft to enjoy with gaming tournaments projected onto a giant screen.

Gamers can also experience the latest in innovation in the University of Portsmouth’s Innovation Zone with VR, simulators and an assortment of game demos created by students and staff of the Faculty of Creative and Cultural Industries. Plus, see developers in their natural habitat as they create a game in real time as part of the international Global Game Jam.

In celebration of the thriving independent developer community, Guildhall Games Fest is launching an Indie Gaming Zone for 2022 which gives players the opportunity to test out a whole new range of games before they hit the market! The Games Fest team are scouring the country to invite the best of Indie developers but if you think you have what it takes and would like to attend please get in touch:

Sessions run from 11am-4pm and 5-9pm on Saturday 29th and 11am-4pm on Sunday 30th January 2022 with the Guildhall’s Square Kitchen café open to ticket holders for casual dining and their signature square pizzas.

There is fun to be had for all ages! Under 14s must be accompanied by an adult and under 4s go free.

A sell out in previous years, don’t be disappointed – get your tickets now!

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