About Whose Turn


Whose Turn Is It Anyway? is four days (or two days if you prefer our new two day passes!) of friends (new and old) gathering to play board games together. While the focus is gaming, socializing with friends is an important facet. So important, in fact, that people often get distracted from the gaming, thus our name.  What they aren’t distracted from is board gaming in general.  While many of us are avid RPG and video game players, Whose Turn is focused solely on board games.

While many think of Whose Turn as a very long game day with friends, it’s even more than that. Whose Turn also features:

Whose Turn 2024 is Coming!








Library before the crowd arrives.

More Games Than You Can Shake a Meeple At.

Our library is created by the attendees and contains HUNDREDS of games.  Those rare and out of print titles you’ve been wanting to try? They’ll be there.  The latest greatest hotness that you missed out on the Kickstarter or pre-order for?  Yup, here’s your chance to play.  Plus anything else you might be interested in. Want to note what games you want to play and/or will bring? Want to see what others want to play? Look for the Games Database in the Google Group in December.

Play To Win

At Whose Turn, the Play to Win table features a pile of games donated by publishers. Each time you play one of these games, you earn an entry in a random drawing to win it! We typically receive over 30 games and you can see the list updated as they arrive.


While we’ve experimented with tournaments here and there in the past, in 2019 we got all official! Thanks to the volunteer efforts of John Hildebrand, we have started featuring several tournaments and the same will happen for 2020. More information available in the fall!

Flea Market

Speaking of attendee-run events, one of the most popular is the flea market! Sell those games you never play, find out of print rarities, fill out your collection. On Saturday morning, wheeling and dealing happen as attendees sell off unwanted games and/or add to their collection.
Want to get started early? Registered attendees can participate in the Virtual Flea Market. If you don’t sell them all there, or prefer to sell at the con, sign up for the Saturday Flea Market. Look for more information in Nov/Dec.

Learning Zone

Demo/Teaching games are set up throughout Whose Turn.  No sifting through rule books. Just sign up and learn from someone that already knows the classic or hot new game you’ve been wanting to try. Watch this page of the event system for scheduled Learning Zone games. You can even create your own event (links for 2024 will be updated soon)

Playtesting 4 Prizes

We have some amazing game designers here in NC and they, along with some out of state designer friends, will be showing off their latest designs!  Here’s your chance to meet local designers, try out games before they are published, and even offer your feedback to the designer. PLUS, they’ll have prizes available for those who participate in play-testing.

Are you a designer interested in participating?  Contact Joel Salda to let him know!


While Whose Turn is focused on open gaming, in addition to Play To Win, we often throw in a tournament or interesting contest or two.  What will this year’s surprises be?

This Con is for the Attendees

Whose Turn surveys attendees after every event to determine what they’d like to change and keep the same. We’re always open to feedback and new ideas.  And we welcome attendees to get involved and run their own events, demos, and activities!

(Almost) Non-Stop Board Gaming

Since moving to the Durham Convention Center 2017, we could no longer allow gaming 24/7, but the game room won’t close until at least 2AM each night!

Been Invited?

Great! We’d love to have you join us. Sign up to become a member. Once your account is approved, you’ll be able to register and join in the fun!

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