The GAMA Trade Show 2014 Begins This Week

The annual gathering of hobby game retailers in Las Vegas begins tomorrow at the Game Manufacturers Trade Association Show  at Bally’s casino. I covered the show for the past few years, but this year I am not GAMA_TRADE_SHOW_LOGOattending.  Which is a shame because, so far as I know, I am the only person that actually covered every vendor at the show and not just the “big” announcements from the top 5 manufacturers. This year is sure to be especially bad for smaller exhibitors because the 100-foot-tall radioactive juggernaut of doom is arriving: 5th edition Dungeons and Dragons (or whatever Wizards call it).

Wizards of the Coast is sure to “win” the show with a first look at the new books and miniatures for the latest iteration of D&D.  Sadly, there are many more vendors that the gaming journalism community simply ignores because their products do not draw enough eyeballs to a site. Fresh ideas be damned!

I cannot really do anything about it this year, but at least I can repost the list of attendees.  Take a look and see if your favorite companies are exhibiting.


Perhaps I can attend next year and give these companies the attention they deserve.


Trask, The Last Tyromancer



1-A Games602Konami206
8th Level Entertainment622Koplow Games, Inc.320
ACD Distribution307Krazy Kinfolk619
Acrylicos Vallejo SL319LightSpeed129
Action Sports Cards & Collectibles228Lion Rampant Imports326
Alderac Entertainment Group (AEG)120Lock ‘n Load225
All Over the Board Games
525Looney Labs227
Alliance Game Distributors205Magazine Exchange, Inc.429
Arcane Wonders110Maranda Enterprises, LLC.533
Ares Games SRL323Mayfair Games201
Asmodee Editions502Mirror Box Games611
Atlas Games513Monster Protectors116
Baksha Games334Monte Cook Games318
Battle Foam510Mr. B Games608
Blue Orange Games422MYNDzei Games523
Bushiroad112Nested Egg Gaming531
Catalyst Game Labs220Ninja Division601
Chaosium Inc.532North Star Games415
Cheapass Games515OffWorld Designs Inc.124
Chessex Manufacturing  91Outlaw Miniatures417
Chivalry Games621P.O.W.E.R. Core Games418
Christian Haven620Paizo102
Collins Epic Wargames516Palladium Books332
Common Ground528Passport Game Studios133
Critical Success614Peachstate Hobby Distribution419
Cryptozoic101Playford Games527
Crystal Caste108Playroom Entertainment410
CrystalCommerce403Power 9 Pro613
Cubicle 7 Entertainment121Publisher Services, Inc. (PSI)125
Dapper Devil234Queen Games315
Days of Wonder308Q-Workshop520
Eagle Games126R & R Games333
Eden Studios610Red Raven Games130
Edutainment526Sign in Blood, LLC530
E-Figures236SMART Toys and Games Inc.507
Enter-Play426Southern Hobby Distribution219
Existence Games
618Star City Games433
Fantasy Flight231Steve Jackson Games123
Flying Buffalo512Stone Blade Entertainment137
Flying Frog Productions411Strange Magic Games420
GAMA100StuntKite Publishing521
Games Salute LLC412TableTop434
Games Workshop301Tasty Minstrel Games336
Gen Du: The Gentleman’s Duel617Trippie Games612
Gorilla Games237Twilight Creations Inc.600
Greater Games Industry331Upper Deck215
Green Eye Games626USAopoly524
Green Ronin Publishing518Victory Point Games, LLC425
GreenBrier Games321WarPath Game Distributors432
Griggling Games Inc.609Warlord430
GTS Distribution131White Wizard616
Hairbrained Schemes233Wizards of the Coast  90
Hawk Wargames517WizKids209
Hobby-Q/Reaper Miniatures118WorldWise Imports111
IDW Publishing327Wyrd Miniatures106
Iello107Z-Man Games203
Imbalanced Games607ZiKo Games624
Japanime Games500
Jasco Games427GAMA Service Provider Kiosks
The Legend GroupReg Desk
Service TablesHomeland SecurityReg Desk
KC Store FixturesGAMA ProgramsReg Desk
Beckett Grading ServicesCynergy DataReg Desk


Trask is a long-time gamer, world traveler and history buff. He hopes that his scribblings will both inform and advance gaming as a hobby.