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(PHOTOS) Players clash in role-playing, card, video game tournaments at 2024 Cheyenne Gaming Convention

More than 140 gaming competitions and gatherings took place during the convention’s three-day schedule.

Miniature figurines are lined up in a medieval town for the tabletop RPG "Hazard Quest" at the Cheyenne Gaming Convention on Saturday, April 27 inside the Red Lion Hotel in Cheyenne. (Jared Gendron/Cap City News)

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — Magic, medieval and sci-fi settings abounded this weekend as hundreds of attendees roamed from room to room inside the Red Lion Hotel to try out hundreds of games during the Cheyenne Gaming Convention.

The Cheyenne-based nonprofit organization Wyoming Gaming Library organizes the convention annually. This year, the gathering attracted around 30 vendors selling a variety of merchandise like vintage video games, tabletop games and board games.

On Saturday, tournament organizers and sponsors hosted competitions for the fighting video game “Super Smash Bros. Ultimate,” the card game “Magic the Gathering,” the board game “Catan” and the tabletop miniature wargame “Warhammer 40,000.”

Just over 800 attendees made their way into the convention as of early Saturday afternoon, according to Brad Koch, founder and board president of Wyoming Gaming Library. Koch anticipates more than 1,000 people will have toured the venue by the end of convention on Sunday.

Forty-eight players across 24 tables battle one another in unique sci-fi scenarios in a tournament for the miniature tabletop wargame “Warhammer 40,000” on Saturday, April 27 inside the Red Lion Hotel in Cheyenne. (Jared Gendron/Cap City News)
Brad Koch, founder of Wyoming Gaming Library, teaches attendees how to play “Dungeons & Dragons” at the Cheyenne Gaming Convention on Saturday, April 27 inside the Red Lion Hotel in Cheyenne. (Jared Gendron/Cap City News)
A selection of handheld video games lie on a vendor table Saturday, April 27 inside the Red Lion Hotel in Cheyenne. Seth Fenske, owner of Overall Games, sells customized and imported video games and consoles. (Jared Gendron/Cap City News)
Convention attendees play a tournament match for the fighting video game “Super Smash Bros. Ultimate” on Saturday, April 27 inside the Red Lion Hotel in Cheyenne. (Jared Gendron/Cap City News)
Players examine the rules for the turn-based strategy board game “Windward” on Saturday, April 27 inside the Red Lion Hotel in Cheyenne. In this game, players fly an intergalactic ship through a gaseous planetoid to hunt alien creatures. (Jared Gendron/Cap City News)
A setup for the tabletop role-playing game “Hazard Quest” is shown on Saturday, April 27 inside the Red Lion Hotel in Cheyenne. “Hazard Quest” is considered the “high end” of tabletop RPGs, according to Jonathan Hedger, treasurer for Wyoming Gaming Library. “It’s theater of the mind,” Hedger said about tabletop role-playing games. (Jared Gendron/Cap City News)
An attendee shuffles through a “Magic the Gathering” booster pack Saturday, April 27 inside the Red Lion Hotel in Cheyenne. (Jared Gendron/Cap City News)
Ed and Lindsay Mallow stand at their vendor station during the Cheyenne Gaming Convention on Saturday, April 27 inside the Red Lion Hotel in Cheyenne. The Mallows, who own the Colorado-based business Amatus Kadan Crafts, sell 3D-printed and hand-painted miniatures. (Jared Gendron/Cap City News)
Two attendees at the Cheyenne Gaming Convention smile as they challenge one another in the fighting game “Tekken 8” on Saturday, April 27 inside the Red Lion Hotel in Cheyenne. (Jared Gendron/Cap City News)
Seth Finske, owner of Overall Games, holds up a customized Game Boy Color console that is running the video game “Pokémon Yellow” on Saturday, April 27 inside the Red Lion Hotel in Cheyenne. Finske reconfigured the console to display varying levels of screen brightness, new screen colors and present in either English or Japanese text. (Jared Gendron/Cap City News)
Players engage with one another in the board game “Catan” during a tournament Saturday, April 27 inside the Red Lion Hotel in Cheyenne. (Jared Gendron/Cap City News)
Two attendees play against one another in a tournament for the miniature tabletop wargame “Warhammer 40,000” on Saturday, April 27 inside the Red Lion Hotel in Cheyenne. (Jared Gendron/Cap City News)
A cabinet for the fighting game “Super Street Fighter II Turbo” displays the character select screen Saturday, April 27 inside the Red Lion Hotel in Cheyenne. (Jared Gendron/Cap City News)

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