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CSW Expo 2018 featuring MonsterGame.CON XVIII will be held June 23 - June 30, 2018 at the Tempe Mission Palms in beautiful Tempe, Arizona. What makes CSW Expo so special? Read the Overview to learn more!


Expo 2018 Online Registration is Now Open!

We are pleased to announce that online registration for CSW Expo 2018 is now officially live! By registering and submitting payment for the full expo ($100) before end of January, you will automatically receive your Expo shirt for free (a $15-18 value).

Be sure to complete the following steps.

  1. Submit your online registration form.
  2. Submit payment online or send payment by mail.
  3. Get excited for the gaming event of the year!

Note: You can always change your game sign-ups later, so don't worry if you are not 100% sure what you are looking forward to play.


Expo 2018 Online Registration Opening Soon!

We are making the finishing touches on our CSW Expo 2018 site to launch online registration for our 18th Annual Event. Stay tuned because we may only be moment's way from site launch!

NOTE: To help avoid possible confusion, all postings below this article are dated 2017 or earlier and do not apply to CSW Expo 2018.


That's a Wrap, Folks!

Thanks to everyone who attended CSW Expo 2017! We had another truly great event with nearly 300 attendees in total. We are greatly looking forward to CSW Expo 2018, that begins Saturday, June 23, 2018. Mark your calendars today!


Closing in on 200 Registered Attendees!

All systems are go for another action-packed year for CSW Expo 2017. We have many special gaming events already planned, per our Game Sign-up sheet and we will be posting Special Events and Seminars shortly. Here are a few of the industry personalities who are either coming for the first-time or are making their return to Expo after several years absence:

  • Masahiro Yamazaki (first time as our Special Guest of Honor)
  • Dana Lombardy returns to showcase his new edition of Streets of Stalingrad
  • Adam Starkweather returns to demo several of his upcoming Compass Games titles
  • Jon Southard joins us for the first-time!
  • John Butterfield returns (2009 CSR Award winner) who has created some fantastic solitaire designs
  • ...and another 25+ designers and publishers in attendance, including Decision Games, GMT Games, Marshal Enterprises, Legion Wargames, Revolution Wargames, Pacific Rim Publishing, the list goes on and on!

This again does not include what is literally a Who's Who List of industry personalities combined with some of the most enthusiastic and welcoming gamers you can meet if you are attending for the first time. And we are pleased to see we have 30 newcomes sign-up thus far!



Oldest Game on Sign-ups sheet?

published by TAHGC, 1961

Kudos to Joel Dalenberg of Missoula, Montana. We believe he has signed up for perhaps the oldest game we have yet seen to possible grace the gaming tables at CSW Expo 2017. We are talking about none other than TAGHC's Air Empire, pubilshed in 1961. How's that for a trip down Memory Lane?


Attendee Page Update

The Attendee Page is now updated. We're pleased to note we've surpassed the 150 Registration milestone mark early on with this latest Expo site update. We are working now on adding 50+ new registrations to our Game Sign-ups page and we will announce as soon as that update is complete.


[EXPIRED] Free Expo shirt offer extended

Early-bird Registration Deadline Extended!

With our initial site update for our Attendee and Game Sign-ups now complete, we've launched our email marketing campaign in support of CSW Expo 2017. To provide recipients a bit more time, we have extended the deadline of our FREE Expo shirt special to this Friday, February 3rd.

Just register for the Full Expo by then, and score your FREE Expo shirt!

Update: Our eary-bird registration special has expired. Shirts will be available for purchase on site, starting at $15.


Game Sign-ups Page

Our Game Sign-ups page is now online! We couldn't be more pleased with the initial sign-up activity, with more than 50 participants already registered for CSW Expo 2017. We know many attendees have not yet registered, so keep in mind that the earlier you register, the quicker your game selection will appear to help garner interest from other attendees. Also, everyone who registers for the Full Expo Pass by January 31 will receive their Expo shirt for FREE!

Just a quick tip for those who may be unfamiliar with our Game Sign-ups page. Please take note of the three tabs at the bottom of the page, where you can navigate between Monster and Open-gaming titles, along with our featured gaming events (most sponsored by publishers/designers, such as hosted playtest sessions, drop-in gaming activities, tournament play, etc.).



Masahiro Yamazaki, Special Guest of Honor

We are pleased to announce that prolific wargame designer and publisher, Masahiro Yamazaki, will be joining us as our special guest for CSW Expo 2017. Masahiro will be traveling out from Japan to join us for several days and we are thrilled to be able to welcome him to CSW Expo for the very first time.

Masahiro has offered several books and is well known for his Six Angles Japanese wargame publication and many individual titles that he has had published both in Japan and in the United States. Some of his most notable design credits include War for the Motherland, Stalingrad Pocket, Red Sun Rising, Zitadelle: Duel for Kursk, and many more.


First to Register: Ian Schofield

Congratulations to Ian Schofield for being the first person to register for CSW Expo 2017! Ian is traveling in from Canada and is primarily interested in playing multi-player, card-driven games. We look forward to welcoming him again. And this time, we'll be presenting him with a special gift for winning the Initiative Roll by being the first to register!