Board Game Convention and Geek Adventure Camp

August 23-27th, 2023

GPS: 3648 Lamoka Lake Rd, Bradford, NY 14815


2024 FUTURE DATE:  Aug. 21-25th, 2024.  Reservations go live Sat, Aug. 26th, 2023 after the feast!  Great to ensure lodging preferences!

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We are a fun-for-the-whole-family board game convention and geek adventure camp on Lamoka Lake in Upstate NY.  There are different activities for all ages (we rent out an entire summer camp for the event)!  In addition to 24/7 board gaming, LARP, and RPG’s, other activities include zip lining, climbing wall, tubing, canoes, ropes course, nature trails, archery, archery tag, leather crafting, making your own LARP materials, creating RPG terrain, and more.  Feel free to bring your own boat or enjoy the camps boats!

A unique convention located in the very heart of the Finger Lakes on Lamoka Lake in Upstate NY.  We’re just 15 minutes from Watkins Glen and central to many wineries and lakes such as Seneca, Waneta, and Keuka!

This tournament will be run in the chapel by Rob Dougherty, Co-founder of Wise Wizard Games, Co-Designer of Star Realms, and Magic the Gathering Hall of Famer. 32 Spots Available!


UPDATE 8/13 – Rob & Debbie had a family wedding come up at the same time, and will not be able to attend this year after all.  They love this event and send their apologies.  They want to see things go well…so they are sending product and prize support so we can still play.  See you there!

Come have fun playing Star Realms! New and experienced players welcome. If you are new to Star Realms, we will have people available to teach you how to play. Tournament prize support will be provided. Play through the whole tournament or just a round or two – it’s up to you. You can download the free app to learn to play the game.

Star Realms is a space combat deckbuilding game that has won 4 Golden Geek Awards and 7 Game of the Year Awards. It is translated into 10 different languages and is super popular in hobby game stores around the world.


Rob Dougherty, CEO Wise Wizard Games, is the lead designer of Epic Card Game and the lead developer of Star Realms. He was the co-founder, co-designer and COO of the Ascension deckbuilding game. He is also a Magic the Gathering Pro Tour Champion and a member of the Magic Pro Tour Hall of Fame. For 15 years Rob was New England’s premier tournament organizer. In addition, he is the designer of Battleground: Fantasy Warfare and the Epic TCG.

Choose from our library of free-to-play board games and/or bring your own!

24/7 Board Gaming

Grab a casual pickup game at any time. Tables will be available 24 hours a day, all week long in the Castle (dining hall).

Advance Board Game Planning:  Schedule to play or lead board games, RPG’s, and events by clicking “SCHEDULING GAMES”.


What are others saying?

"I want to thank you guys for everything you do for this event. It has sparked an interest in Dylan that I didn't even realize he was so interested in. He has even started an after-school D&D club at his school and is a proud little DM!" ~ Amy L

Great Escape on the Lake

"The Most Adventurous Experience Ever"

The Community Board Game Network is a not-for-profit humanitarian organization that utilizes creativity, adventure, and board gaming to add value to local communities. All funds collected are used for expenses related to Great Escape on the Lake.  Our desire is to be able to fairly cover the expenses of those providing services for us.  *Application process underway for 501(c) status.

Refunds, less a 10% convenience fee, are provided up until Sat, July 1st, 2023. All purchases are final after Sat, July 1st.

Great Escape on the Lake
GPS: 3648 Lamoka Lake Rd, Bradford, NY 14815