Four Days of Tabletop Hobby Gaming

With the challenges of hosting in-person events dragging on longer than we anticipated, the Role-Players Guild of Kansas City has decided to cancel Midwest GameFest 2021, originally scheduled for Nov 11-14, 2021. This decision is unfortunate and disappointing but is data-driven and comes after much deliberation and consultation. It was not made in haste and does not come lightly. 

Attendees will be given full refunds, the costs of which will be absorbed by the Guild. MWGF will take care of arranging refunds, so no action is needed on your part. If you have already paid for a badge, expect refunds to be executed this week.

Online Spring 2022 & In-Person Fall 2022

Online in Spring, In-Person in Fall 2022

Instead of pivoting to an online event on the same date, we are instead adjusting strategy to host two events each year:

  1. An online-only event each Spring (date TBD, but probably March 12, 2022)
  2. An in-person event each Fall (date TBD, but probably November 12, 2022)

We expect to continue this pattern but will evaluate after the first year.


Midwest GameFest planning meetings will continue monthly in preparation for the online-only event in 2022. Prior to cancellation, we had 47 exhibitors and more volunteers than ever before, so we hope to continue that momentum into 2022.


IMPORTANT: We encourage everyone clamoring for in-person tabletop gaming this Fall to attend Meeple-A-Thon, October 22, 2021. Meeple-A-Thon is a free event in the Kansas City area that benefits Hillcrest Platte County’s Young Adult Housing program. There are board games, role-playing games, and more. Attendees are encouraged to participate in the benefit raffle or otherwise donate. Meeple-A-Thon has enjoyed great success over the last few years, COVID aside, and this year looks to be better than ever with a large venue.


Thanks for your continued support of Midwest GameFest and the Role-players Guild of Kansas City!


Brad Kelley
Director, Midwest GameFest
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