Recess Games Official Host for Pop-Up Gen Con

Recess Games Pop-Up Gen Con 2021 brings a bit of the Gen Con convention experience to our friendly local game store with newly released games from select publishers, demos, events, and sales.



Dungeons & Dragons 101 – Want to learn to play? New, returning after some time off, or introducing others to the game – this is your event.

You will begin with a 30-minute learn to play adventure with pre-made 1st Level Characters, legal for D&D Adventurers League play. After which you go on a 2-hour adventure for fun and excitement.


Battletech Alpha Strike Academy
(Teaching event)
Learn how to Play Alpha Strike, a faster paly version of Battletech designed for large scale battles.  No prior experience required.  Will cover movement and combat for ground units.

Battletech Alpha Strike Big Game
Play an Alpha Stike game, Clan forces vs the Inner Sphere!  If you haven’t learned how to play Alpha Stike please consider going to one of the Alpha Academy Event before this event.


MTG Friday Night Magic starts with the Innistrad Midnight Hunt Prerelease with 2 set boosters to the prize pool and top three are awarded extra goodies.

Innistrad Midnight Hunt Prerelease will be also held Sunday with 2 set boosters to the prize pool and top three are awarded extra goodies.


Ashes Reborn: Rise of the Phoenixborn Tournament – brings a pile of unique twists to the customizable card game genre, putting the control of the powerful Phoenixborn into the hands of the players.


Gather with your local gaming community and try out hot new games before anyone else, all from the comfort of Recess Games.

We’re excited to announce the following newly release games will be available for instructor lead demos and playtime for Pop-Up Gen Con.

Forbidden Games Dungeon Party – Starter Set
Pandasaurus Games Dinosaur Island: Rawr ‘n Write
Rather Dashing Games Captured Moments – A Downton Abbey Game
Ravensburger Taco Bell Party Pack Card Game
Renegade Games Studios Gravwell (2nd ed)
SlugFest Games Dungeon Decorators
Steamforged Games Godtear: The Borderlands & Eternal Glade Starter Sets
Usaopoly | The Op Disney Mickey And Friends Food Fight
Wyrd Games Bayou Bash (no instructor)

Other games to demo include:

  • Radical 8 Games Die of the Dead Kickstarter
  • AEG Santa Monica
  • Board & Dice Mandala Stones
  • Asmodee Studios TIME Stories The Hadal Project

You will need to purchase a Pop Up Gen Con badge to participate.


Recess Games has a mission to provide a fun, safe, and friendly place for you to get your game on! We accomplish this by offering our customers an incredible variety of games and toys to explore right in store at our convenient North Olmsted location. In addition to our purchasable selection, we have a library games for you to try out in our gaming area, so come and bring a friend or two!

We also offer weekly gaming events for many of the most popular games, inviting people of all ages to come and meet other like-minded players, play the games they know and love, or learn a new game to enjoy! From casual free play to tournament events, you’ll find it at Recess.

Visit for more information and our regular calendar of events.

Recess Games
26636 Brookpark Rd Ext.
North Olmsted, OH 44070

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