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The Midwest's Longest Consecutively Running Independent Gaming Convention! 


Updated Mon Feb 09 22:07:17 GMT 2015

Winter War 42 is in the books.


We’ve had another successful Winter War, and it’s all thanks to you. The people playing and running the games.

We would also like to thank the Hawthorne Suites for the space and wonderful service of their staff. We also want to thank our Vendors: Armored Gopher Games, Artwork by Elaine, Titan Games, Gryfalia?s Aerie, The Game Room, and Dr G’s Brainworks.

Also, you can grab a copy of the Winter War 42 Program by clicking on it. Filled with fun facts and interesting information.

Winter War 43 will be held January 29-31, 2016 at the Hawthorn Suites in Champaign, IL.

And remember to join our Yahoo group — the latest Winter War discussions are all happening there. The fastest way to find out what’s going on, or ask questions about events is our Yahoo group!

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About Us

Where We Are

About Our Games

For nearly four decades, Winter War has been providing a place for tabletop gaming enthusiasts to come together to express their passion in a no-frills and no distractions atmosphere. Independently managed for over thirty five years, we have endeavored to preserve and promote the very essence of the gaming community, the games. Located in Champaign-Urbana, IL, Winter War provides a relaxed gaming atmosphere with an almost limitless variety of gaming to be had and friends to be made. We are also dedicated to the promotion of gaming in our younger generation, offering a wide variety of kid-friendly gaming and family oriented events. Located at the Hawthorn Suites in downtown Champaign-Urbana, our con attendees are privileged to such amenities as
  • Free Parking
  • Affordable On-Site Meals
  • On Site ATM
and access to all of downtown's many fine dining and entertainment establishments. The Hawthorn Suites are located at 101 Trade Center Drive, Champaign, IL 61820, and can be reached by phone at (217) 398-3400. Mention that you are attending Winter War to learn about the convention room discount! 
No matter what your interests in table-top gaming, experience level, or age, Winter War has an event to suit your tastes. From role playing to World War II combat simulations to collectible card games, we have it all. Winter War is even home to one of the area's premier Advanced Squad Leader tournaments. Take a look at our past conventions for a taste of what types of games Winter War has offered in the past. Also, hop on our mailing list to discuss what you would like to see. We welcome anyone who would like to try their hand at running an event, even if it is your first time!