Wellycon is New Zealand’s biggest boardgame convention, held annually on Queen’s Birthday weekend (this year it’s 4-5 June and being held at Wellington Girls College). Wellycon brings together gamers from all around Wellington and New Zealand; last year alone over 400 people played games during the two-day event. Not only will you learn a new game or two, but there are spot prizes, tournaments, the chance to play test upcoming games, meet game designers and more!

For more information, check out the Facebook page or the Wellycon website. Doors open at 10am – admission for adults is $20 for one day or $35 for both days; children 13 and under are $10 for one day and $15 for two.  Additionally, if you buy two adult tickets for the same day, then any children 13 and under enter FREE on that day. Also, when you book your tickets, make sure to use the code KIWIFAM for an additional discount!

Kiwi Families has 2 Family Passes to give away – one for Saturday, one for Sunday.

Simply fill in the form below to be in to win. This competition closes at 11:59pm on the 20th of May 2016.

Also, check out this post about getting your family into board games in the digital age, and how sitting around a table rolling dice and moving pieces can enhance your family life.


Sally is the Community Manager here at Kiwi Families. She fills her time with her handsome, busy boys and her handsome, busy husband; trying out new recipes and researching and writing about family life in Aotearoa.