Finnish Board Game Society (Suomen Lautapeliseura in Finnish) is run by Finnish board game enthusiasts. The society aims to improve the Finnish board game culture by organizing game events and linking board game hobbyists around the country through local game clubs and our lively discussion forum. We also have our own board game library from where our members we can borrow board games to conventions and to local clubs. We keep a close contact with Finnish board game retailers and publishers, facilitating the publishing of good board games in Finland.
For more information please contact us by e-mail (info (at) lautapeliseura.fi).
Our main events are KinkkuCon in Winter, national tournament games in Spring, participating in Ropecon in late Summer and the biggest event of the year Lautapelaamaan in late Fall. In the events, we also organize tournaments. By winning the national championship teams or individual players will gain the opportunity to represent Finland in World Championship games in Germany. Finnish Board game Society is sponsoring this activity on it’s own part.
In 2013, the following events have been confirmed:
- KinkkuCon was held at Kuopio on 5th and 6th of January
- JunaCon IV at Turku on 2nd and 3rd of March
- The Finnish championships - open for foreign teams as well - at Turku 27th of April, information in Finnish
- Ropecon 26th - 28th of July at Espoo Dipoli.
- Lautapelaamaan on 1st-3rd of November at Helsinki
Hopefully the Spiel by Bus - a Board Game Travel from Helsinki through Turku and Stockholm to Essen Spiel fair will happen. If you are interested in traveling to Essen with bus, you should head for IndieGoGo for tickets.
All board gamers in Finland are welcome to join the society. Our membership is only five euros and this entitles you to significant benefits plus membership in our active community. Joining the society is easiest in our events, but you can also join by mailing following information to jasenvastaava at lautapeliseura.fi: your whole name, address, home city, telephone number (optional), e-mail address (optional, but highly recommended) and year of birth.
The membership fee of 5 euros should be made on our bank account TOP 571113-218747 at the same time. After we get your payment and details, we'll send you your membership card.
Showing your membership card gets you reduced entry fee (typically 5 euros as opposed to 10 euros for non-members) in the society events. You can also get reduced prices from various board game retailers. Currently we cooperate for example with with Lautapelit.fi, Peliarkku and Puolenkuun pelit.
Finnish Board Game Society is the premier contact point to get involved with board gaming scene in Finland, get in touch with active Finnish players and also promote your games to the local market. You can send us demo copies of your games and our experts will demo them in national conventions and though our game library also in game clubs around the country. We are also interested in helping you with any campaigns, special events etc. in Finnish market.
Contact us by e-mail (info (at) lautapeliseura.fi) for more information.
Finnish Board Game Society was originally founded in 1999 as Finnish Diplomacy Association, led for several years by Vesa Virri. We organised FinDipCon each year and published a quarterly Diplomacy newsletter called Stab!. Our focus slowly shifted from Diplomacy to boardgames in general (the Finnish Diplomacy hobby just isn't that big) and after some confusion and inactivity the change from a Diplomacy club to a general board game society was finally made in 2004. With that change came new activists, new drive and new things started to happen in Finnish board game scene.
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