In one week will begin one of the premier national gaming conventions in the United States. Origins Game Fair will be held in Columbus, Ohio June 25-29 and feature every type of tabletop game—board games, roleplaying games, war games, miniatures, and card games—as well as LARPs (live action roleplaying). At Origins will be over 200 exhibitors, 4,000 tournaments, and extensive opportunity for casual play. There will be a Play with the Creator series of games and the Origins Wedding Chapel. I’ve heard especially great things about The Board Room and The War Room, run by the Columbus Area Boardgaming Society and set aside for open board gaming and war gaming, respectively—beginners welcome.