JUNE 26-27, 2021

The Athenaeum is proud to introduce the inaugural Crossroads Game Festival!

This two-day community event is a celebration of the joy and community that we experience through tabletop gaming. With games, prizes, movies, trivia, and more, this festival has enough fun for the whole family!

Admission to the Crossroads Game Festival is free, but there is a $15 registration fee for entrants in the Catan National Qualifier Tournament.

Whether you’re in it to win it or just want to have a good time, the Crossroads Game Festival is the perfect place to get your game on this summer!

Catan National Qualifier Tournament

This is your chance to play Catan in the big leagues!

The winner of this qualifier tournament will earn a spot at the 2021 United States National Catan Championship in October.

This tournament has an entry fee of $15 per participant.

Exhibit Hall

Join us on Saturday from 10am – 4pm for the Crossroads Game Festival Exhibit Hall!

Game shops and play lounges from around the Indianapolis area will be on-site to hand out freebies, sell merchandise, and tell you more about their businesses.

Free Play Tables

Throughout the Festival, we will have designated “free play” tables where you and your friends can enjoy some casual gameplay. Feel free to bring your own games to play, or choose from tables with provided copies of licensed CATAN® products, including:

  • CATAN® Histories
    • Settlers of the Stone Age
    • Struggle for Rome
    • Rise of the Inkas
    • Merchants of Europe
    • Settlers of America: Trails to Rails
  • CATAN® Adventures
    • Candamir: The First Settlers
    • Elasund: The First City
  • Other licensed CATAN® spin-off games
    • Star Trek CATAN®
    • A Game of Thrones CATAN®: Brotherhood of the Watch
    • CATAN® Junior
    • Rivals for CATAN®

Board Game Bar Trivia

The fun keeps going!

Join us in the Athenaeum Theatre on Saturday evening after prelims for a special event: Board Game Bar Trivia!

Compete in teams of up to 3 people for your chance to win a themed prize package.

Trivia will begin at 7:30 PM, and seating for this portion of the event is first come, first served.

A full-service bar will be available during the event, featuring uniquely-crafted drink specials.

Movie Matinee

It’s showtime!

In between semifinals and finals on Sunday, bring your lunch and join us in the Athenaeum Theatre for a lunchtime matinee featuring two specially-curated films*:

Movies will begin at approximately 11:30 AM on Sunday. Exact showtime is dependent on the conclusion of semifinals and will be confirmed on the day of the event.

*These films have not been rated by the Motion Picture Association, and some content may be inappropriate for small children. Parents attending the event with children are encouraged to research both films and make their own decisions about what content is suitable for their children.

2021 Schedule of Events

Saturday, June 26

09:00 AM – Vendor Check-In
10:00 AM – Event Start
01:00 PM – Tournament Check-In (All Participants)
02:00 PM – Tournament Prelims Start
04:00 PM – Vendor Booths Close
07:30 PM – Board Game Bar Trivia

Sunday, June 27

09:00 AM – Tournament Check-In (Semifinalists Only)
10:00 AM – Tournament Semifinals Start
11:30 AM – Lunchtime Movie Matinee
02:00 PM – Tournament Finals Start
05:30 PM – Awards