Game convention comes to Ruby’s Inn, Bryce Canyon; Hoodoo you game with?

BryceCon Gaming Convention at Ruby's Inn, Bryce Canyon City, Utah, to be held Jan. 16-19, 2015 | Image courtesy of Ruby's Inn, St. George News

BRYCE CANYON CITY – Classic and modern board games will join forces with Utah’s acclaimed red rock scenery when family game night travels to Bryce Canyon Jan. 16-19 for the BryceCon Game Convention.

“In our digital world, this retreat will be a welcome escape for families,” said Jean Seiler, marketing director for Ruby’s Inn. “While playing the games and exploring Bryce Canyon, families can interact and reconnect.”

Winter activities are plenty at Bryce Canyon, Utah, circa January 2015 | Photo courtesy of Ruby's Inn, St. George News
Winter activities are plenty at Bryce Canyon, Utah, circa January 2015 | Photo courtesy of Ruby’s Inn, St. George News

Taking place Jan. 16-19 at the historic Ruby’s Inn, the BryceCon Game Convention will mix tabletop favorites with the latest board game creations.

The family fun continues outdoors with discounted winter activities, including free admission into Bryce Canyon National Park on Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Horseback riding in the snow, cross-country skiing, snowmobiling, horse-drawn sleigh rides, ice skating, and snowshoeing are among the recreational possibilities at Bryce Canyon in January.

“Winter is one of the most unique times to see Bryce Canyon,” said Lance Syrett, general manager of Ruby’s Inn. “BryceCon is a perfect fit for Ruby’s Inn; we’ve always been about giving families memorable experiences.”

As Utah’s newest gaming convention, BryceCon comes on the heels of a worldwide board game renaissance. The popularity resurgence has led to the development of new, more strategic games and the rise of multi-day gaming conventions.

The game gathering will feature card games, narrative role-play games and various tournaments including sensations such as Ticket to Ride and Dominion. BryceCon will also provide an expansive library of over 150 games, allowing attendees to play their favorite classics or test out the newest tabletop arrivals. See scheduled games here.

“People love events like BryceCon because of the social aspect,” said Gary Tanner, BryceCon’s organizer. “We all enjoy laughing and strategizing around the game table.”

Game vendors will be on site to display soon-to-be-released games and related merchandise for purchasing throughout the event. Organizers are also planning a game-centered flea market and prize raffle.

Bryce Canyon, circa January 2015 | Photo courtesy of Ruby's Inn, St. George News
Bryce Canyon, circa January 2015 | Photo courtesy of Ruby’s Inn, St. George News

Located just outside the gates of Bryce Canyon National Park, Ruby’s Inn provides the closest lodging to the park and a variety of onsite winter adventures, including snowshoeing, sleigh rides and ice-skating. Skate rentals and rink admission will be free of charge for BryceCon participants.

BryceCon admission is $30 for adults and $20 for youth. Registration is available online at www.brycecon.com. During the convention, Ruby’s Inn will offer discounted room rates starting at $45 a night.

Ruby's Inn offers winter horseback rides through the Grand Staircase. Reservations required 48-hours in advance. Bryce Canyon, Utah, circa 2015 | Photo courtesy of Ruby's Inn, St. George News
Ruby’s Inn offers winter horseback rides through the Grand Staircase. Reservations required 48-hours in advance. Bryce Canyon, Utah, circa 2015 | Photo courtesy of Ruby’s Inn, St. George News

About Ruby’s Inn

Since 1916, Ruby’s Inn has been making it easy for visitors from around the world to experience the epic scenery of Bryce Canyon National Park. Ruby’s Inn is located at the entrance to the park and offers the closest lodging with everything from luxury hotel rooms to RV Parks and campgrounds.

Ruby’s Inn is open year-round and has exclusive access to canyon overlooks for horseback riding, ATV riding, horse-drawn sleigh rides and snowshoeing. The Ebenezer’s Barn and Grill entertains crowds nightly with a western dinner show and cowboy grub.

The General Store provides fuel, groceries, camping gear, clothing and gifts. To plan your vacation, visit www.RubysInn.com or call 1-866-866-6616.

Resources

BryceCon 2015 | Website | BryceCon 2015 Flyer | Registration and discount packages | Admission $30/adult, $20/youth

Ruby’s Inn | Website | Web Page about Bryce Canyon | Winter activities at Bryce Canyon – Web page | Discounted rooms starting at $45 a night during BryceCon

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