Tabletop Gaming

Tabletop Game Check-Out Policy

The following policy will be used both in the Gaming Hall and in the Late Night 18+ Gaming rooms.

Game Check-Out Policy
To check out a game from Tabletop at the staff desk, you will need to present a picture ID that matches the name on your FanimeCon badge and temporarily hand over your FanimeCon badge to Tabletop staff. You will receive a temporary badge, valid only inside the Gaming Hall (or 18+ Late Night Gaming Room), while you are renting the game. When you return the game in the condition in which it was received, and verify your ID, your FanimeCon badge will be returned to you. Only one game may be checked out per individual.

Accepted Photo IDs (Must not be expired)

  • Driver’s License
  • State ID
  • Military ID
  • Passport

While renting games, please adhere to the following:

  • Handle these items with respect and return them in the same condition in which you received them, with all pieces intact.
  • Keep food and drink away from the playing area (sealed water containers are allowed)
  • Return the game on request for tournament or special event use.
  • Observe the Gaming Hall Rules and the FanimeCon Code of Conduct.

Tournament Policy

Sign ups will be available the day of the tournament in the same room where the tournament is scheduled to take place. Please check the locations for each tournament carefully!

Please bring your own deck for card game tournaments. Signing up for a tournament does not guarantee you a spot in the tournament. You must show up on time to participate.

The Tabletop Tournaments Room has moved to the Almaden Ballroom on the first floor of the Hilton San Jose.


Cardfight Vanguard

Tournament system will depend on number of participants. If 20 or more, Swiss Best. If fewer than 20, Double Elimination.


  • Standard: Saturday 7:00 pm, Sunday 7:00 pm
    • Only V-Series cards are allowed
  • Premium: Friday 4:00 pm
    • Limited List

Location: Tabletop Tournaments Room

Giant Jenga

30 cap. To compete in the finals, you must participate in the prelims.


  • Prelims: Friday 3:00 pm
  • Finals: Saturday 3:00 pm

Location: Gaming Hall

Magic: The Gathering Tournaments


  • Commander: Saturday at 4:00 pm
  • Standard: Friday at 7:00 pm

Location: Tabletop Tournaments Room

Pokémon TCG Tournaments

1 vs 1: Swiss Best, Standard Format

Times: Saturday 10:00 am, Sunday 10:00 am
Location: Tabletop Tournaments Room

Weiss Schwarz

Swiss Best. Bans from respective regions will apply.

Time: Sunday at 4:00 pm
Location: Tabletop Tournaments Room

Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG Tournaments

1 vs 1: Swiss Best. Follows Current Ban List

Times: Friday 1:00 pm, Saturday 1:00 pm, Sunday 1:00 pm
Location: Tabletop Tournaments Room

Gundam Speed Painting Sponsored by Bluefin

60 cap.

Time: Saturday 1:00 pm
Location: Gaming Hall