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Calling all gamers! The Guildhall Games Fest returns to Portsmouth Guildhall for January 2022.

Featuring the best in modern, board and retro gaming across 3 sessions and 2 floors of the iconic venue, the 2022 event will also feature gaming merch, tournaments and an all-new Indie Gaming Zone!

Returning as official Event Sponsor is Reign Gaming by Novatech, which will be running the LAN Zone. The Reign philosophy is simple; design and make great gaming PCs. Whether it's a lightning-fast system that can eat through fps in esports titles, or an absolute beast built to bring vast open-worlds to life at the highest settings and resolutions, Reign Gaming PCs are built for every kind of gaming, and every kind of gamer. Join the LAN party to try out Reign Gaming’s latest Scout class gaming PCs, specially designed for 1080p gaming and esports! Or if you're up for something a little more immersive, check out the VR station featuring some of the latest and greatest in VR gaming.

Dice Portsmouth will once again be leading the Board Gaming Zone, with a board game library of over 100 popular games for you to play. There will also be demonstrations of the hottest new party games for your friends and family, plus competitions, tournaments and more. Dice will also bring a fully stocked shop of essential board games available for you to buy and take home, and will have discounted promotions redeemable at Dice on Albert Road.

The Retro Gaming Zone, led by Game Over, offers a brand-new set up for 2022 featuring every console imaginable - from Vectrex to the Game Cube, Playstation 1 and Xbox. You can play games such as Pong, Pac Man, Mario and Minecraft, and enjoy with gaming tournaments projected onto a giant screen.

Gamers can also experience the latest cutting-edge developments from the University of Portsmouth’s Innovation Zone, with VR, simulators and an assortment of game demos created by students and staff of the Faculty of Creative and Cultural Industries. Plus, see developers in their natural habitat as they create a game in real time as part of the international Global Game Jam.

In celebration of the thriving independent developer community, Guildhall Games Fest is launching an Indie Gaming Zone for 2022, which gives players the opportunity to test out a whole new range of games before they hit the market! The Games Fest team is scouring the country to invite the best of Indie developers but if you think you have what it takes and would like to attend, please get in touch: Sessions run from 11am-4pm and 5-9pm on Saturday 29th and 11am-4pm on Sunday 30th January.

Throughout the weekend, the Guildhall’s Square Kitchen café will be open to ticket holders for casual dining and their signature square pizzas.

Under 14s must be accompanied by an adult and under 4s go free. The event has sold out in previous years, so don’t be disappointed - get your tickets now at:

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Guide Prices

Ticket TypeTicket Tariff
Adult (15+)£10.00 per ticket
Child (4-14)£5.00 per ticket
Student£8.00 per ticket

Price per day (plus fees). Under 4s go free.

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Guildhall Games Fest


Portsmouth Guildhall, Guildhall Square, Portsmouth, Hampshire, PO1 2AB
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Tel0844 847 2362

Opening Times

Guildhall Games Fest (29 Jan 2022 - 30 Jan 2022)

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