Live Auction

Live Auction Location

The auction is back and as big as ever!

We will be selling 300 games this year in 3 blocks on Saturday August 27th. If the game you want is in Block A: be on time. The auction starts at 5:00 p.m. and you can collect your baton as of 4:30 p.m.! Block B will be live as early at 6:00 p.m. and Block C as early as 7:00 p.m. The auction is available to all weekend and Saturday badge holders.

For those who like to physically view the games, they will be stored on the shelves by the hosted game events tables, to the left of the entrance to Hall C. If you would like to view a game's components prior to purchasing please connect with an auction volunteer.

This is a CASH only event so be prepared! Seller payouts are available at the main registration desk as early as 11:00 p.m. on Saturday night. You can also collect your proceeds on Sunday morning.

All purchases are considered final sale. As an organization, we do not accept responsibility for the conditions of the games you are purchasing. If you have any questions about this please reach out to following the convention for more details.

To purchase your auction slots

  • Auction slots will be sold in USD at the same exchange rate the passes will be sold for. This means your auction slot this year will cost you $4 USD. You will only be able to purchase tickets to auction slot events with an adult or youth badge.
    • The maximum number of slots available per attendee has not changed: you can still buy up to 10 slots at the auction per badge.
  • Auction slots will be sold as tickets to one of our 3 auction blocks.
    • Your game will be auctioned during the block that you purchase; no guarantee as to order but we will be auctioning Block A, then Block B, and finally Block C.
  • Intake will be Friday night from 5:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. or Saturday morning from 9:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
    • To purchase slots, you will need to buy one or more tickets to an auction block (A, B, or C). The system will not let you purchase more than 10 tickets per adult badge. Auction slots will be available to purchase at a later date.
  • Once you have purchased your slots, you will be sent a link to a Google form for submitting your games within 72 hours.
    • The live auction is for single board games (expansions can be submitted with base games). Please do not submit bundles (i.e. multiple different games), miniatures, or RPGs. FallCon reserves the right to refuse a lot if it does not meet the criteria.
    • The live auction preview will go live Thursday, June 15, 2023.
      • Yes, you will be allowed to change your lot if necessary. Keep in mind that this will result in extra time spent at the intake table instead of playing games. You're attending a board game convention; don't you want to be playing games?

Buy Live Auction Slots

Live Auction slot sales are expected to open on Thursday, June 15, 2023.

Bidding on Games

To bid on a game, raise you baton high, lowering it only when you want to remove yourself from bidding. After winning a bid, a runner will bring the game to you. Pay the runner in CASH in exchange for the game.

The Auction in Action

We've found a video from way back in 2010 that shows off the auction in action. While the years might have come and gone and the venue has changed, this will give you a good idea as to how the auction flows.

Live Auction Shelves Live Auction Action