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Dungeons & Dragons RPG
Ages 6-13 | Old Main Lounge (2nd Floor)
Saturday, 10 am–2 pm (Session 16) & Sunday, 10 am–2 pm (Session 17)

Run by Cody Boker

A child's introduction to role-playing games, through loose mechanics, open reigns and little-to-no violence. Based off of D&D 5th edition, a loose structure that lets kids imagine what they want to be before the rules. Parents necessary for ages 6-10, and encouraged for 11-13, and will be asked to play small parts during the game. Someone has stolden the pieces to the Rainbow Bridge, and Henry, the guardian, has to stay at his post. Henry needs some heroes to help him find the pieces of the Rainbow Bridge and put it back together before his boss, the King, comes back home for his nap! Find where the pieces went, and figure out the mystery before Henry gets in the biggest trouble of his life! Henry says if you do, there's "something quite shiny" in it for each hero who helps him out!


Star Wars: Jedi Training Academy
Ages 5-13 | Old Main Lounge (2nd Floor)
Saturday, 11–11:30 am

Run by Jedi Masters Jared Ponton and Devin Beasley

Learn how to wield a lightsaber like a true Jedi in this workshop for kids! The Jedi were once the guardians of peace and freedom in the galaxy with the help of the Force and their signature lightsabers. With the help of a Jedi Master, younglings and Padawans can take their first step towards a larger journey, like young Luke Skywalker before them. Students of the Force are encouraged to bring their own lightsaber if possible. (We will have a limited amount of lightsabers on hand. Costumes encouraged but not required.)


Star Wars: X-Wing Children's Maze
Ages 5-12 | Missouri Room (2nd floor)
Saturday, 1–4 pm

Run by Bill Porter

This is a Star Wars X-Wing Crawl through maze designed just for children.


Animation for Kids
All Ages | Mississippi Room (2nd floor)
Saturday, 2 pm

Workshop led by Cassie Soliday


Animation for Kids
All Ages | Mississippi Room (2nd floor)
Sunday, 1 pm

Activity led by Nate Callaghan


Family Area

Run by Edie Ruez from Little Egypt Senet House

Card & Board Games for all ages

10 am–5 pm | Saturday & Sunday, Saline Room (2nd Floor)
Open gaming for all ages. Teaching of games will be available.

Life-Size Games

Saturday & Sunday | Mackinaw Room (2nd Floor)

  • Life-Size Candyland | 10–10:30 am | 8 players ages 12 and under
  • Life-Size Candyland | 10:30–11 am | 8 players ages 12 and under
  • Life-Size SIUC Memory | 12–12:30 pm | 8 players
  • Life-Size SIUC Memory | 12:30–1 pm | 8 players
  • Life-Size Angry Birds | 2–2:30 pm | 8 players
  • Life-Size Angry Birds | 2:30–3 pm | 8 players
  • Life-Size Space Invaders | 4–4:30 pm | 8 players
  • Life-Size Space Invaders | 4:30–5 pm | 8 players

Lego & Art Tables for Children

10 am–5 pm | Saturday & Sunday | Iroquois Room (2nd Floor)