About Ettin Con

Ettin Con started in July 2015 in a cosy church hall in Katoomba as a place to meet new players, discover new games, and enjoy our hobbies by sharing them.
Our next event saw twice as many of us in a venue twice as large, playing for twice as long, and it just keeps getting bigger and better!
(Our mascot is the Ettin, a two-headed giant, because our twice-yearly event began as a double-birthday party for the founders)

[Press Kit]

Poster for Winter 2019

Board Games

Modern games have come a long way since monopoly or snakes & ladders. Bring your favourite board game along to share, or even try something different from our library of public games.

Roleplaying Games

More than just Dungeons Dragons! Explore a number of genres or systems with us! Register a table to run a game , or just a seat or two to play at one of our RPG sessions. We even have our own fantasy world to which you can contribute!

Card Games

Magic? Uno? Card Wars? Netrunner? Dominion? Bring your deck, shuffle into your seat, and deal us in!

Video Games

We haven't forgotten you screen-heads. Enjoy our consoles together or bring your portable device with some multiplayer games!


The next Ettin Con is never far away!


Next Today's Event

Ettin Con: Winter Edition
Saturday 10th August 2019
Blackheath Community Centre
(Opposite Blackheath Station)
Cnr Great Western Highway & Gardiner Crescent
Blackheath NSW 2785
Need help getting there?


To pre-purchase print-at-home tickets, click any of the buttons below, or use the QR code above.
Online sales will begin at are now will be closed at available at discounted rates full price closed until our next event is announced. Stay tuned via our email newsletter or social channels! until 10:00am Tuesday 1st January 2019. 11:59pm Friday 12th July 2019. 11:59pm Wednesday 7th August 2019.
Gift vouchers are available below. General Admission tickets will also be available at the door, but roleplaying sessions (free) and competitions (plus entry fee) require registration to ensure your seat at those tables. Check back closer to the event for more details here for registration links as each game is listed , or join our mailing list .
Children under 16 must be accompanied and supervised by a paying adult.

  • $8
    per person
    Day Pass
  • 1 Gamer
  • (16 years or older)
  • or $10 at the door
  • Book Now
  • $10 per Entrant
  • 1 Entry
  • (Magic: the Gathering)
  • Excludes General Admission
  • Enter Now

Get Involved!

Whether you just want to play, run a game for others, or be involved in any way at all, you can reach us all over the web, including Facebook, Twitter, Instagram or via email: [email protected].

If you'd like to chat with the community, we now have a Discord Server.

Ettin Con is a non-profit, community-driven and volunteer-staffed event. All proceeds go back into making future events bigger and better, once we've paid our venue hire and insurance. The best way to help us is to volunteer your time and resources to organise, promote and run each event.

Alternatively, you can donate directly to the Ettin Games Association to help us stay afloat, or become a patron to earn discounts and gifts:

NB: Despite being a non-profit organisation, we are not a registered charity, and as such, your donation is not tax-deductable.

Game Listing

Looking for RPG sessions, board game or card game competitions and demonstrations?
Keep checking back here as more games are listed, join our mailing list, or subscribe to our Google Calendar.
Want to run your own game session? Send us your pitch via this form and we'll advertise your table so players can find you or reserve their seats!

Love In the Time of Magic

Love In the Time of Magic

The only thing that feels more magical than magic is, of course, romance. This game blends Jane Austen with the arcane arts to create a world where magic is mundane and marriage is still the most important question. The major characters may not all be in love, but they’re certainly chasing the most advantageous connection. And if they need a little magic to find it, well, that’s perfectly respectable. ...Learn More 

Register for Free!
Chariot of the Gods

Chariot of the Gods

Another routine cargo run. Another meager paycheck. But it's better than starving or having your ship blow a coil in deep space. One little ping bounced off your sensors can lead to a world of hurt. But maybe it's a way out of this life of drudgery and corporate slavery? Surely it can't hurt to take a look...In space, no one can hear you scream. ...Learn More 

Waiting List


Set in a post apocalyptic world destroyed by climate change, Tremor is a 2 to 4 player strategy game where you redesign and rearrange the board every turn. Survival is the goal, and to survive you must be the first animal to reach your last remaining natural habitat. Tremor is easy to learn and hard to master, making it suitable for all skill levels.

2-4 players 30-60mins Strategy Race; Modular Board
Apocalypse World

Apocalypse World

It used to be better, of course it did. In the golden age of legend, when there was enough to eat and enough hope...Now we've got this. Hardholders & Angels, Savvyheads & Hocuses. Choppers, Gunluggers, Battlebabes & Drivers. Skinners, Maestros & Brainers! All of them, running constant battle against there's not enough & bullets fly & everything breaks...And you, who are you? What are you going to make of it? ...Learn More 

Register for Free!
By Demons Driven

By Demons Driven

Relics is a unique RPG about memory and mythology. Players are fallen angels trapped on earth and hunting answers as much as demons. In this adventure, they stumble onto a dead government agent who knows a lot about them, and then things get worse... ...Learn More 

Register for Free!
Instant RPG

Instant RPG

Learn by playing the simplest, fastest, free RPG with the designer! Instant RPG fits on a business card or phone screen, playable in seconds without dice or pencils - Just Add Players!



Each year, the town calls on their allies, a peaceful goblin tribe from the western wood, to construct a trial dungeon, filled with puzzles, traps and monsters, so six youngsters can use their training to prove themselves. This is an ideal session for child-with-guardian duos or trios, and a great opportunity for new players. ...Learn More 

Waiting List
Stranger Things Starter Set

Stranger Things Starter Set

Embark on an exciting Dungeon & Dragons adventure, Hunt For The Thessalhydra, "created" by the character Mike from the Netflix Original Series, Stranger Things! You'll be using the same rules they did in the 80's. ...Learn More 

Waiting List
2-6 players 3 hrs 1980's DD
Ruins of Skrix

Ruins of Skrix

A city of old still stands here. It is a feared, hated place, long abandoned. Like so many of their enclaves, though, movement has been sighted there recently, especially by night. What is the strange green glow in that black-windowed hell, and what doom lies in store if none dare its shadows? ...Learn More 

Register for Free!
Try Cutlass Games

Try Cutlass Games

Explore the games of Blackheath local designer Keith Franks! Spirits of Carter Mansion is a social deception game where players are spirits haunting the estate! Castles of Caleira is a fantasy landscape microgame where players compete to build the strongest citadel.

Blood on the Clocktower

Blood on the Clocktower

In the quiet village of Ravenswood Bluff ‌a demon walks amongst you, murdering by night and disguised in human form by day. Will the good townsfolk put the puzzle together in time to execute the true demon, or will evil overrun this once peaceful village? Blood on the Clocktower is a captivating new social bluffing game for those who delight in deduction and deception. No two games are ever the same and no player is ever eliminated. In BOTC, death is not the end… Find out more at bloodontheclocktower.com.


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Visit our Sponsors

Ettin Con survives and thrives by virtue of the generous support from these businesses and the NSW gaming communities they serve.
Throw money at them, or just stop in to remind them that they are awesome!

Additionally, here is a list of friendly businesses who support us by displaying posters, flyers and business cards (please do email us if you'd like to join them!).