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Compass Games Expo 2018 • November 9-12, 2018 • Red Lion Hotel, Cromwell, CT

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Compass Games invites you to celebrate the hobby with fellow gaming enthusiasts at our inagural annual gaming event, Compass Games Expo 2018!

Compass Games Expo 2018 will be held at the Red Lion Hotel Cromwell (Cromwell, CT  formerly the Radisson Inn) over Veterans Day Weekend (Nov. 9-12, 2018). We have secured a special group rate for all attendees which includes complimentary breakfast. You will be taking part in an action-packed venue with gaming held under one roof which includes:

  • Monster Games and Open-Gaming
  • Designer-hosted Playtest Sessions
  • Tournament Play
  • Seminars
  • Group Breakfast
  • Door Prizes
  • Compass Games Exhibitor Hours for on-site sales (special attendee discounts!)

Full Expo registration fee is only $45 (or $20 for single-day attendance).

We will provide an attendee roster and game sign-up page to help you track what attendees are interested in playing, to help you coordinate on game play activities. We will also provide an update on special gaming events scheduled.

Note: games by any publisher are of course welcome, this is not an exclusive Compass Games only gaming venue...we are just grateful to host and help celebrate the hobby with you!


Step 1: Please complete the Compass Games Expo 2018 Registration Form

Step 2: For full Expo payment, please select Compass Games Expo Registration at our online store. Daily attendees pay at the door. You can also send check payment (made payable to 'Compass Games') to:

Compass Games
PO Box 271
Cromwell, CT 06416 USA

Be sure to mention 'Compass Games Expo registration' when you mail in your payment.

If you pay for the Expo, please remember that this does not get you officially registered.
Completing the Registration Form (step 1 above) is required.


  • Doors open Friday, Nov. 9 @ 9am
  • Doors close Monday, Nov. 12 @ 3pm

Gaming runs around-the-clock.


Please click this booking link (be sure to select the correct check-in/check-out dates) to secure the group rate which includes a free complimentary breakfast.
[note: booking link to be updated shortly due to hotel property changing to Red Lion. In the meantime, you can register online at: http://www.redlion.com/cromwell, enter date of stay, and then enter group code: COMP1108]

Or you can call the Red Lion (860) 635-2000 and book your hotel stay by using Group Code: COMP1108 or Compass Games.

indoor pool at the Radisson

Occupancy Room Rate
Single $119
Double $136

Single room rate includes 1 breakfast coupon per night ($18.09 value).
Double room rate includes 2 breakfast coupons per night ($36.18 value).

We know you have a choice when booking hotels. We thank you in advance for booking your stay with the Red Lion which helps us meet our overnight room commitment for the event venue. We've selected this hotel for its fine ambiance and positive online reviews, and sweetened the pot by including free breakfast for all those who stay overnight at the Radisson. Note: booking through online third-party travel sites may not include free breakfast in their price.


For air travel, the closest airport is Bradley International Airport (IDL). While the hotel does not offer free shuttle service, the drive to the hotel is about 28 miles (30 minutes) and all freeway on I-91. We will be arranging for our own personal shuttle service for those who would like to request assistance (at a reduced fair compared to Uber).

For train/metro travel, the closest station is the Hartford Union Station. The drive to the hotel is about 14 miles (18 minutes) and all freeway on I-91.

Directions to Hotel from Bradley International Airport | Directions to Hotel from Hartford Union StationGet Google Directions to Hotel

Questions? If you need any assistance regarding Compass Games Expo 2018, please email us at john@compassgames.com.
We encourage you to visit our CSW Compass Games Expo forum topic so you can chat with other participants who plan to attend.


Here is a brief list of events planned. Expect frequent updates as we add more events.

Event Name Host Session Type Date
Beneath the Southern Cross William Cooper Playtest Nov 9-11
Bitter Woods The Battle of the Bulge Randy Heller Tournament Nov 9-11
Montélimar – Anvil Of Fate (CSS) Adam Starkweather Designer hosted Nov 9-12
Nightfighter Ace Gregory Smith Tournament Nov 9-12
Raiders of the Deep Ian Cooper Tournament Nov 9-12
The Great Rebellion: American Civil War Donald Johnson Playtest Nov 9-12
Total War: Global (Europe & Pacific) Ernest Copley Playtest Nov 9-12
Vietnam: Rumor of War (OSS) Adam Starkweather Designer hosted Nov 9-12
War for the Union, Designer Signature Edition Rob Beyma Designer hosted Nov 9-12


We look forward to adding more special events including designer-hosted game sessions, playtest sessions, tournament play, and short seminars.
To propose your special event(s) that will be listed above, please complete our Expo Special Events Proposal form

ATTENDEE ROSTER (44 Attendees as of 23 April 2018)

Be sure to register so we can add you to our list of attendees!

Name City and State
Sanford Abramson Jericho, NY
Rob Arrieta Boston, MA
Rob Beyma Pocomoke, MD
John Clarke Lakeland, FL
Ian Cooper Silver Spring, MD
William Cooper Hague, NY
Ernest Copley Cumberland Center, ME
Jack Corcoran Northeast, MD
Billy DiGiulio Bowdoin, ME
Eric Farago Mechanicville, NY
Donald Ferland Naples, FL
Emery Gallant Belchertown, MA
John Gautier Rhinebeck, NY
Kenneth Guerin Dracut, MA
Victor Harpley Cromwell, CT
Randy Heller Barrington, NH
David Hoskins Bedford, NY
Donald Johnson Seguin, TX
Kevin Klemme Northford, CT
Harold Lajoie St-Bruno, CANADA
Brian Laskey Ansonia, CT
John LeBlanc Plaistow, NH
Matt Longabaugh Rockville, MD
Jeffrey Martin Ellington, CT
Robert Morss Sanford, ME
Kostas Nikolaidis Dedham, MA
Michael Ouimet Québec, CANADA
Christopher Paquette Portland, ME
Scott Plamer Meriden, CT
William Robbitts Fitzwilliam, NH
Peter Roberts Warwick, RI
Kevin Rohrer Medina, OH
Eric Seadale Meriden, CT
Kirk Shelley New Haven, CT
John Sleeper Amesbury, MA
Gregory Smith Ephrata, PA
Michael Stultz Bath, ME
Tom Swider Harrisburg, PA
John Teixeira Charlottesville, VA
Janice Wachtarz Chester, CT
Robert Wachtarz Chester, CT
Whitney Wachtarz Chester, CT
Gregory Zepka Wethersfield, CT
Robert Zmaczynski Feeding Hills, MA

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