18Philadelphia – CANCELLED

The 2020 Liberty Cup and inaugural 18Philadelphia events are CANCELLED due to concerns associated with COVID-19.  Stay tuned for updates on digital versions of these events and dates for 2021.


Stay SAFE! – Bill Hackenbracht


Introducing 18Philadelphia – a weekend gathering for board gamers looking to play 18xx, Winsome, and other similar games.

(As of February 22, 10 players have stated they’re coming)

Location: Hilton Doubletree – Center City Philadelphia

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Friday, July 31st
5:00 PM – doors open

Saturday, August 1st
9:00 AM – doors re-open

Sunday, August 2nd
8:00 AM – doors re-open
5:00 PM – event concludes

What is 18xx?

18xx is the collective term used to describe a set of railroad-themed stock market and tile laying games.

Who is welcome?

While I’m sure some participants will be very experienced, anyone interested in learning about 18xx and “train games” is welcome – beginners included!

How much will it cost? 

Registration fees are $35 for the weekend, $20 for one-day.  Please venmo or paypal (as a gift, please) to william.hackenbracht@gmail.com

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What is provided? 

A safe, secure, and friendly place to meet fellow board gamers and store your games.

Hotel hospitality includes complimentary chilled water and easily accessible restrooms.  

The event hosts will organize delivery cheesesteaks on Friday evening and a group dinner on Saturday evening.

Liberty Cup 2020 

Participants should be aware that 18Philadelphia will share a venue with a concurrent Diplomacy board game tournament (Liberty Cup 2020).  For those with concerns, tournament Diplomacy is played under a strictly enforced code of conduct that ensures a safe and pleasant environment for all participants.