The ongoing purpose of the Train Gamers Association (TGA) is to facilitate and promote the play of train games. We sanction and run Puffing Billy™ Tournaments at large and small conventions throughout the year.
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Railcon - TGA National Championship
Railcon 2023: October 18 - 22
Wednesday afternoon & evening: open gaming / teaching
NOTE START TIME: 8:45 Each Day
The Darwin and Peter Bromley Memorial National Championship Tournament runs from 8:45am Thursday through 12:45pm Sunday
~1:00 Sunday: Awards Ceremony and Prizes, followed by the TGA Annual Meeting and packing up
Sunday afternoon and evening: Open gaming, group dinner, and hanging out with good friends
Book Rooms at the Courtyard
Again this year, the Courtyard is offering even lower "longer stay" rates for those who are interested in extending their stay at the Courtyard to 6-8 nights.
Each of the links below will take you to the appropriate page for booking a stay of the specified length.
The deadline for booking rooms is 9/19/2023.
Please book rooms at the Courtyard as part of our room block. If you are unable to do so, let us know right away so that we can fix it with the hotel.
Up to 5 nights @ $142/night
6-8 nights @ $119/night
Courtyard Hotel by Marriott
1311 American Lane
Schaumburg, IL 60173
Railcon 2022 tournament information
Tournament Rules (2022)
Game System Tournaments (2022)
Rules Clarifications for Railcon 2022
Tournaments overview Railcon 2022
18XX - updated format 2022
Empire Builder TGA Rules
Compiled from 2003 - 2019
(an official Draft document)
updated June 8, 2019