Saturday, July 15 - 2023
9:00 am — 10:00 pm
Game on the Table
A day long tabletop game experience, where we encourage everyone to try something new: card games, board games, miniature wargames, tabletop roleplaying games. Hunt for a bargain at our flea market, sell worry free with our drop-off “bring and buy”, or share the wealth at our “free cycle”. Try your hand at miniature painting or just get to know folks in your local community.
Our Game on the Table event is held at The San Jose Masonic Center located near the Canos Garden neighborhood of San Jose, conveniently located near Highway 87.
2500 Masonic Drive
San Jose, CA 95125
We have plenty of tables, chairs, and dedicated game spaces. We also offer onsite concessions (click for menu), a game flea market, vendor booths, and community partner booths.
It’s a snap!
Pre-registration is encouraged and you are automatically entered into our day long raffle.All attendees must be over 8, those under 14 years old must be chaperoned at all times.Pre-Registration is $20/per person by July 7th, day of is $25/per person and may be limited.Pre-Registration special, $75 for 4 attendees.Chaperone tickets are available for $10.Want to help out? See our volunteer section.
You can help
Help us put on great event by hosting a game that’s near and dear to your heart. All game masters with an approved event will receive free entry and a $5 concessions voucher. That’s our way of saying thank you.We also need staff volunteers to help us run our event as smoothly as possible. Help us for at least 4 hours and your registration will be refunded.
Meet the staff
Who are we?
We are a group of friends and enthusiastic tabletop gamers, who want to share our hobby with our local community while giving back to those that serve our communities. We are professionals with careers in event planning, technology, operations and logistics. We are a not for profit organization, who firmly believe that our hobby should be accessible to anyone.
Jeff Hiatt - can’t remember a time when games weren’t a part of his life. He cut his teeth playing AD&D, Champions, and Battletech. Over the years he has been on staff for a few local conventions. He has served as past director of events at KublaCon and Celesticon, as well as GMing many other events at many local cons.Lisa Hiatt - has always loved games, organizing events and working with young people. So it isn't surprising that she is helping to start this wonderful event. Working with her family and one of her favorite gaming friends is a dream come true. She is looking forward to helping a new generation of gamers find joy in, building cities, smashing trolls, laying tracks and discovering their inner elf.Abby Mingus - is a college student with a love for games and anything creative. She is always looking to learn and help people in any way she can. She is so excited to be a part of such a fun event and community and be able to do it alongside her family and friends. Whether it’s snapping photos, teaching a game, or just being involved, she can't wait to help raise money doing something so fun.Aron Clark - earliest boardgame memory, Chutes & Ladders, who as a tween in the 70s learned to play Dungeons & Dragons. Since then tabletop games of all sorts have been a reliable source of entertainment and socialization.