Cradle of Aviation hosts Long Island Tabletop Gaming Expo

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Long Island Tabletop Gaming Expo provides a space that tabletop gamers have always looked for.

Vendors sold accessories for games, such as dice. (Photo by Jennifer Corr)

The expo follows a simple idea of creating a show that its creators would want to go to by having so much to do that anyone could enjoy it; from an avid Dungeons and Dragons fan to a champion of Uno. Attendees could spend their time at the event, which went from 10 a.m. to 11 p.m., playing role playing games, miniature games, board games, card games and other activities like a “live dungeon” and an escape room.

The card gaming area brought together fans of Magic: The Gathering and other various games. (Photo by Jennifer Corr)

The board gaming area offered two types of game play: scheduled and free play. Scheduled games were for new players to learn how to play a game, while free play allowed attendees to pick from a library games and play with their family or friends. The card gaming area featured games such as Magic: The Gathering and the role playing game area allowed attendees to be a part of the story through games like Masks, Shadowrun, Cyberpunk and, of course, Dungeons and Dragons.

Even classic games like Chess were
available to play. (Photo by Jennifer Corr)

The miniature gaming area featured tournaments with room for spectators as well as a demo zone so that newcomers could learn how to play.
The event was enjoyed by all.

This decoration perfectly matched the theme for this expo. (Photo by Jennifer Corr)

The Cradle of Aviation from May 14 to 15 will be hosting the comic, collectible and pop culture convention Cradle Con, which will feature artists, vendors, panels, a cosplay contest, retro arcade games and video game tournaments. From Aug. 12 to 14, the Long Island Retro Gaming Expo will go on for its seventh year, featuring retro games, panels, cosplay, tournaments and vendors. To learn more about these events, visit cradleofaviation.org.

—Information provided by the Cradle of Aviation

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