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GOBfest's 7 Rules for Playing Nice


Here are our rules - they help us make GOBfest a positive, safe, respectful event. If you feel you cannot abide by them, please find another place to play!

Be welcoming to new gamers - Please respect that not all attendees have the same background or level of experience. Don’t condescend; don’t brag.

Don’t offer unsolicited advice - We all might make different choices for different reasons, and that’s okay! So, please ask if people want advice before giving it.

Avoid profane or inappropriate language - Kids come to GOBfest, so what flies at your private game night might not fly at GOBfest. 

Respect your fellow players - Competition is fine, but bullying is not. Don’t disrespect anyone based on gender, race, age, ability, sexual orientation, or any other personal characteristic. [FYI: calling something “just a joke” is not an excuse we accept]

Be a good sport - Finish every game you start (unless everyone agrees to stop). Be gracious in victory and defeat. Abide by the rules. Play to win, not to be a kingmaker. Don’t intentionally give other players an unfair advantage or disadvantage. 

Respect the games - Put games away neatly (the way you found them…) and check for dropped pieces. Be careful if you’re eating or drinking around games.

Play for team GOBfest - If other attendees create a negative, unsafe, or disrespectful atmosphere, please bring it to an organizer’s attention. We’ll address it discreetly!

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