BASGAME 201710:00 - 20:00
Play games from our selection of more than 200 board games. You will find them on the stage roughly divided between strategic, family, party and children games. Do not miss any!
Boardgames Flea MarketFoyer
09:30 - 20:00
Do you want to expand your board games collection? Or maybe, do you want to start one? Then, you should not miss our flea market in the Foyer. And, hear this early birds: the Flea Market will start half an hour before BasGame opens doors. A lot of games at incredible prices are waiting for you!
Teaser Escape Room10:00 - 20:00
A brand new musician is going to have a big performance today on the stage of the Volkshaus Basel. The show starts in 15 minutes! But the artist doesn’t want to leave the backstage area because the personal Totem of the artist got lost somewhere in the backstage room. Without this Totem the artist can’t and won’t come on stage. We need your help! Enter in the backstage room and find the Totem before the show starts.
In collaboration with One Hour Escape and Breakout Basel, this year in BasGame you will be able to test your deduction skills in our trial escape room. You will have 15 min to solve all the riddles and escape from a unique room especially designed for BasGame. This is a one-shot opportunity! Register here to reserve one of the available slots.
Guess the Meeple contestFoyer
10:00 - 20:00
How good are you at estimating things? Will you be able to get close to the total number of meeples that are stored in the glass jar? If you do you can win a great set of games!
Boardgames Quest10:00 - 20:00
Three games. Very simple rules. You, against the clock!
Will the pressure be too much? We don't think so!
If you are the fastest solving all three trials, a collection of games will be yours.
Geek Nail Painting10:30 - 12:30
14:00 - 18:00
In between games, why not treat yourself to some geek nail painting? In collaboartion with Marginailia, custom manicures available at BasGame to help you celebrate your love of games. And everyone is welcome!
Role Play Games11:00 - 12:30
18:00 - 19:30
Fast, furious, fun! This is the way the Savage Worlds role play is meant to be played. Join the introduction to this easy RPG system and test it in a short fantasy adventure. (in German; ca. 90 min)
Welcome to Fiasco, a gamemasterless role-playing game about powerful ambition and poor impulse control. And yes, it's going to be a fiasco indeed! You can find Fiasco in the RPG Corner for a test round (in English; ca. 90 min).
Ice Cool Tournament14:00 - 16:00
This year BasGame will host the first official ICECOOL tournament in Switzerland. Prepare your penguin moves along with your flicking skills, and get ready for our coolest tournament!
Meet the Designers10:00 - 20:00
All day long, we will host brilliant young designers that will share their prototypes with you. Do not miss this chance to talk, learn, and maybe influence on upcoming board games.
Mikko Goepfert is part of the Vagrant Workshop, a private alliance of independent game designers. They are dedicated to quality, only releasing games and supplements they love and believe in. With „Vagrants“ Mikko will bring a not yet released prototype of a SciFi card game to the BasGame.
Rulefactory is a small game publisher from St.Gallen and creator of Frantic and Darwin's Dice. Their goal: developing new and innovative card and board games. The team consists of Stefan Weisskopf, Pascal Frick, Pierre Lippuner and Fabian Engeler. With honesty and transparency, they want to establish a fruitful dialog with the game loving people of earth.
Stéphane Perriard is behind BigEyes. He is an independent digital artist and game designer committed to publishing beautiful and approachable board games. Stéphane will bring a final prototype of a new pure strategy board game called Antagonism.
The subject Game Design at Zurich University of the Arts (ZHdK) develops between 7 and 10 new board games each year. First, rules and concepts are analyzed and the mechanics are questioned. In teams of two, students then develop their own board game, test and refine it, and design a playable prototype. At Basgame 2017, 4 brand new games will be shown.
Angela Vögtli is behind the sarcastic party game "Kampf gegen das Bünzlitum", which was successfully launched in 2015 through a Kickstarter campaign. This game is a Swiss Hommage to the popular game "Cards against Humanity". The cheerful graphic and webdesigner from Luzern works as a freelancer under the pseudonym "Pixelqueen".
Sun Core Games is a young and innovative team which developed board games since 2013. On October 08, 2015 we published our first game "Light of Dragons". It is our strong concern with the creation of new gameplay mechanics to bring innovative ideas to games.
Cuboro 'Tricky Ways' Tournament16:30 - 18:00
Would you like to train your brain? Then, you will be excited to know that BasGame will host a cuboro tricky ways tournament. This game is a tactical implementation of the well-known Swiss marble run invention. Combine skilfully the building blocks and let the marble roll!