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Our Mission

Great Plains Gaming Project, Inc. is a non-profit organized exclusively for charitable and educational purposes.  The purpose of this corporation is: to promote the hobby of board gaming for the purposes of encouraging and improving: social and interpersonal skills (verbal and non-verbal communication, cooperation, sportsmanship, persuasion, self-confidence); and thinking skills (strategy, problem-solving, logic, memorization, decision-making).

Our Impact

The Great Plains Gaming Project is a 501(c)(3) non-profit focused on educating the public on the social and cognitive benefits of board gaming.  It partners with various regional charities, either by donating board games to them, or helping them with board game-related activities for fun and/or fundraising.  The annual Great Plains Game Festival is one of the largest board game conventions in the region.

“They donated a slew of board games to us and stuck around to show our youth how to play them. You guys are the best!"


Great Plains Game Festival

The Game Festival supplies a library of over 1000 of the hottest, most popular games for attendees to play. In addition, a board game swap meet will be held throughout the weekend; several local game designers will be running demos of their latest game designs; over 100 “play-to-win” board games will be given away during the event; and a game will be given away to everyone who pre-registers for the Festival at

“This is our TEN year anniversary, and it’s bigger and better every year!  We are expecting 1000 registered attendees this year, and our focus is to offer friendly, approachable open gaming experiences. 

"This is something that brings friends and families together."
Cameron Iwan
President, GPGP

The Great Plains Gaming Project and the Great Plains Game Festival enthusiastically welcome all people, regardless of race, color, religion, gender, age, national origin, social status, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, military status, nerdiness, geekiness, or general awkwardness, in any of its activities or operations.  We are committed to providing an inclusive and welcoming environment for all members, volunteers, subcontractors, vendors, clients, and attendees.

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Great Plains Gaming Project

Great Plains Gaming Project

Building the community of tabletop gamers in Nebraska and surrounding states. Board games, CCGs, RPG

Kickstarter Alert!!! This was a play to win at GPGF and got rave reviews from everyone that played it. Launches tomorrow! ... See MoreSee Less
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We’re so excited for this Kickstarter launch! Check out Scourge of the High Seas, which may look familiar as they’ve been to Great Plains Game Festival a time or two. Check it out! ... See MoreSee Less
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We absolutely loved having Scott and Nicole Brady join us this year. Thanks for telling our story!We recently made our first trip to Great Plains Game Festival in Lincoln, Nebraska. Next year we'll be encouraging all our friends to go too. It's filled with exciting options (like giant copies of games) and amazingly friendly people. Read about our experience: Plains Gaming Project | #gameconvention | #tabletop | #gpgf2023 | #gpgf ... See MoreSee Less
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We were so excited to see so many people at the Great Plains Game Fest this year! Your input is critical as we continue to grow and improve, so if you attended Gamefest 2023, please take a few minutes to click the button below and let us know what you thought.After you complete the survey below, you’ll receive a special discount! ... See MoreSee Less
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