About Splotter Con

First of all, thank you for visiting our site. Hopefully you’ve found answers to all of your questions. If you haven’t, please reach out to us on our Contact page.

Splotter Con rose out of my passion for games designed by Dutch publisher, Splotter Spellen. In fact, Indonesia, Bus, and The Great Zimbabwe are all in my Top 6 All Time Boardgames. Fueling me is my desire to bring together other like-minded game players from around the world to celebrate the amazing creativity and cleverness of Jeroen Doumen, Herman Haverkort, Tamara Jannink, and Joris Wiersinga.

At some point, I also became a collector of Splotter’s games (at the time of writing, I am only missing Gossip & a few early editions), and thought it would be nice to be able to share all of these obscure, harder-to-find titles with other fans.

2024 will be our inaugural convention, and if all goes well, I hope to continue it long into the future. I would love to gather 50 Splotter fans in Year 1.

I hope to see you in Pittsburgh!

~Dean Brandt, Organizer

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Splotter Con 2024​

August 30 – September 2, 2024

DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel – Green Tree

500 Mansfield Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15205

Splotter Con Highlights

Our hope is that Splotter Con offers opportunities for seasoned players to find strong competition and for new players to learn and experience all that Splotter has to offer. I encourage folks to add events both to teach games they love and to learn games they’re curious of.

Every Splotter +

Splotter Con will feature multiple copies of the complete library of Splotter games plus single copies of a variety of games that inspired Jeroen & Joris.

Single Location

Survey respondents said they’d prefer a single location for accommodations & the event. We listened. Our hotel is conveniently located between Downtown Pittsburgh & the Pittsburgh International Airport. Lots to love about this hotel.

Splotter Fans Unite!

This is an opportunity to meet, play with, and befriend other Splotter fans, collectors & players from around the world. We expect both competitive play amongst experienced players and casual learning games.

Special Guest: Jeroen Doumen!

At least half of the Splotter design team (Jeroen Doumen) is planning to attend Splotter Con 2024 (barring any work-related curveballs). Come meet, play games with, and get your games signed by him.


I’m still working on Joris, and will update everyone if he decides he can make it.

Milestone Contest

Play all 21 Splotter games & win a prize from one of our awesome sponsors! Final Milestones card may differ from image.

Splotter
Devil's Egg
Tournament

Play Food Chain Magnate (original or Ketchup), Indonesia, The Great Zimbabwe, Bus, Antiquity & Horseless Carriage. Score points for your wins. Top four points earners will play in a final match of The Great Zimbabwe, broadcast live via onlineboardgamers.com, to determine the winner. Actual award may differ from image.

Pittsburgh

Pittsburgh is known both as “the Steel City” for its dominant role in the history of the U.S. steel industry, and as the “City of Bridges” for its 446 bridges. The city features 30 skyscrapers, two inclined railways, a pre-revolutionary fortification and Point State Park at the confluence of the rivers. (wikipedia) Read more…
(Photo by Vidar Nordli-Mathisen)

Something Special brewing...

Check back for possibly two special announcements leading up to the con.

Plus...

Ample Gaming Space

1,000 sq ft hall plus tables in ground floor restaurant & cafe.

Free Beverages & Snacks

Daily free coffee, water & snacks.

Scheduled Gaming

Schedule games in advance to teach, play, and/or learn on tabletop.events.

Discounted Room Block

Lower room rates for convention attendees.

Frequently Asked Questions

Badges will be given to you onsite when you check in. It’s a small con so it will be easy to find us at Foster Hall, the main gaming area.

The short answer is: no. As a small con with rare games, we’ve decided against having children under the age of 16 in the game room.

Yes. the hotel has over 700 parking spaces so plenty of free parking for locals. There is even parking near the side entrance closest to the gaming hall.

Splotter Con will feature multiple copies of all 21 published games from Splotter Spellen, one co-designed by Jeroen but published by Z-Man Games, 11 games that influenced Jeroen and Joris, and some additional games donated by our sponsors. We’ll also have some of Splotter’s original VHS games on display. Visit our Games page to see our full library.

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