Play – The Game Festival

From 19th to 21st of May Modena once again becomes the capital of gaming. Now in its 14th edition, Play – The Game Festival presents itself with an exceptional play offer. All Modenafiere pavilions, over 2,000 gaming tables and the participation of over 300 exhibitors and associations will offer an munique game experience with more than 600 events.

Asmodee, dv Games, Cranio Creations, Ghenos Games, Giochi Uniti, MS Edizioni, Pendragon, Raven Dsitribution and all the Italian game publishers are attending the event presenting the last release.

La Tana dei Goblin, Italian greatest board game commumity, will manage an area with more than 200 tables presenting the games shortlisted for the 2023 Goblin Magnifico Award and Imperial Settlers, the 2022 winners together with Alexander Huemer, our special guest.

There is also a new area dedicated to games that have won international awards: Spiel del Jahres, DSP, Gioco dell’Anno, As’dor, Jogo de Ano and International Gamers Award.

The list of special guest is really huge including personalities from the world of board, role-playing and three-dimensional gaming, like Glen Drover, Tuomas Pirinen and Joshua Fox.

Play, with a program of over 600 game events, conferences and workshops, offers opportunities for play and fun for passionate players as well as the curious and families with areas also dedicated to children and those who want to get closer to the world of play.

There is a large area dedicated to the relationship between games and science and games and culture with stands from INFN (Italian Institute of Nucleara Physics), INAF (Italian Institue of Astrophysics), OGS (National Institue of Oceanography and Geophysic), the Game Science Research Center and Universities presenting games and recreational activities

The Festival also comes to life in the city with evening events and the opportunity to appreciate the archaeological beauties of the city of Modena, such as its Cathedral, a Unesco heritage site, and the rich food and wine, including the famous and tipical Balsamic Winegar

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About Andrea "Liga" Ligabue

Andrea "Liga" Ligabue is a game expert contributing to many games related international projects including Gamers Alliance Report, WIN, ILSA Magazine and Boardgamenews. Member of the International Gamers Awards Committee is coordinator of Play - The Games Festival and founder of the project Ludoteca Ideale.
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