Reverse Game Auction

Do you have a pile of board games or card games at home that you never play anymore? Or are you interested in picking up some new-to-you games at a good price? Either way, you’ll want to take part in our reverse auction. How does it work? Sellers will put their games for sale up on our shelves, and buyers can peruse them and purchase as they wish. But twice throughout the day, the prices of the games will drop. The longer you wait as a buyer, the lower the price you will pay, but wait too long and someone else might buy it instead!

For Buyers:

You don’t need to do anything special, just show up and be ready to buy. We will take both cash and credit for purchases. The sales floor will open to buyers at 11am, and price drops will happen at 1pm and 2pm. We won’t be allowing any window shopping before 11am unless you are registering games for sale as well, and just before each price drop we will be asking everyone to leave temporarily and form a line, so that people can’t grab a game in their arms at 1:30pm and just wait for a half-hour to get it cheaper. When 3pm rolls around, that’s it. The auction closes.

For Sellers:

You have a few more things to do and think about. First of all, you need to bring your games to us! We will be open for auction setup from 8am until 11am. Plenty of time to get the games to us and ready to sell. When you bring them to the auction location you will have to fill out a quick form for each game giving your information as well as what prices you wish to sell the game for. You can speed up this process by printing off the form at home and doing it in advance! Then you only need to show up, hand us your games, and be on your way to playing! Do make sure that you have reasonable price drops at each time, don’t just put the same price in all three slots. Remember that you may get a lower price than if you sold this on eBay, but you didn’t have to pay for shipping! Return to us at 3pm to pick up your proceeds and any games that didn’t sell. We will be taking a 10% commission of the sale, to offset credit card fees and support next year’s BFGcon. If your games are not picked up by 4pm, they will be added to the BFGcon Game Library and considered a donation.





Timeline: Saturday, March 24th

8:00 am – 11:00 am — (Courtyard Stage)
Auction Setup: Sellers should bring their items during these hours. No shopping will be allowed.

11:00 am – 1:00 pm — (Courtyard Stage)
Auction Opens: The auction will open for buyers to begin looking at the games and making purchases if they wish. Prices will be in the highest category during this time but it’s your first chance to pick up something before anyone else snatches it.

1:00 pm – 2:00 pm — (Courtyard Stage)
1st Price Drop: Things will start moving quickly now. The price drops to the middle tier, and shoppers will be antsy to get their deals before the games disappear.

2:00 pm – 3:00 pm — (Courtyard Stage)
Final Price Drop: The auction store will drop to the lowest price now, and the mad rush to get discount games will begin. Sales will shut down promptly at 3pm, so make sure that you show up in time!

3:00 pm – 4:00 pm — (Courtyard Stage)
Seller Pickup: This is the hour for sellers to pick up both their proceeds and any games that did not sell.