AB Con 2022

AB Con is returning for the 6th edition!

Since 2016, there has been an annual gathering of tabletop games enthusiast from around the world at the African Boardgames Convention – AB Con! Termed as the oldest boardgame convention in Sub-Saharan Africa by the Nigerian Television Authority (NTA), the African Board Games Convention – AB Con, is the largest and gathering of Tabletop games lovers, enthusiasts, designers, publishers and manufacturers in Sub- Saharan Africa!

With the aim of introducing people to the beautiful experience of tabletop games and the joy of being in a convention with people that enjoy board and card games. Since the first edition of AB Con in 2016, AB Con has boosted the growth of tabletop gaming in Africa while bringing together a community of tabletop games enthusiasts, designers, publishers and many other stakeholders.

We’re glad to announce that the African Boardgames Convention is returning this year with its 6th edition- AB Con 2022!

AB Con 2022 features a gaming arena with about 100 African games and over 500 foreign games, AB Con Kids which is a special dedicated event for children, AB Con playtest which is a design competition, AB Con awards to recognize people of impact in the past year and so much more including new game releases, Games sales and promotion, content creation, panel sessions, industry stakeholders meet up and many more.

We look forward to sharing the AB Con experience with you. See you there!

Location and Time


Eden parks and garden, Utako, Abuja, Nigeria


November 12, 2022


10am- 5pm

Attendance estimation




₦500 (flat rate)



Group of 5

₦10,000 for 5 tickets

Proposed AB Con 2022 Hall Experience

A typical hall experience will involve walking around the big hall and checking out various activities. The hall will be divided into 4 segments.Each segments will contain different booths and gaming tables. 

All gaming tables are free and will always have an AB Con Game Master assigned to recommend and teach participants games, while some booths will require an extra fee to participate. 

The AB Con 2022 programme will contain more information about the booths and games.

AB Con 2021 Guest Appearance

Eric Lang

This year we have confirmed; the participation of Eric Lang – world renowned and award-winning Tabletop Games designer with ties to CMON including working on a Marvel themed game. Eric’s presence has already caused a ripple effect – attracting other publishers and designers to the convention.

African Designer

This year, and for the first time, AB Con will fully fund the participation of an African designer who is not in the host country to attend the convention. More information about selected participant will be announced on our social media handles and on the programme.


In line with the Nigerian Center of Disease Control – NCDC, participants will be granted entry into the hall with their nose mask on. Also;

  1.   The venue will be hosting the approved number of attendees provided by the facility manager in compliance with NCDC guidelines.
  2.   There will be provision for hand washing or sanitizing at each entrance of the hall.
  3.   Provision of first aid kit and medical personnel at the premises.

For more guidelines for occasions such as AB Con in accordance with NCDC, please check here;


Abuja is relatively safe and the venue is located in the urban area that houses Government parastatals, offices, Top hotels and expatriate residences. However, we always advise everyone to be security conscious and report anything that seems suspicious. In this regards, during the event, we will;

  1.   Make provision for security to control crowd disruption in the hall and within premises.
  2.   ‘Ask Me’ dedicated points in the hall and vicinity.