Welcome to Live Game Auctions

The results of the 2022 auction are in! We raised $31,400 for charity. Read the details and download a list of all the items.

Auction Information

We are a passionate group of volunteers that run the Gen Con auction in Indianapolis. Over the years we have found new homes for thousands of old games where they will be played and loved.

Important Dates & Times

Pre-Registration Deadlines

July 17th - Live Auction Extended Deadline
July 20th- Live Auction Approval
July 28th- Store Item Submission

Register Your Items

To sell items, you must pre-register them, selecting a price for each day if it is going to the consignment store, or picking a reserve price for items to be live auctioned. Print the tags and attach them securely to the items.

How it Works: Buying and Selling

Are you a first-timer? Start here to learn how the Gen Con auction works and how you can participate.


Every year Gen Con selects a sponsored charity. We collect items from dealers and attendees to sell during a special segment of the auction - where 100% of the proceeds are given to the designated charity.


Gen Con 2022

Gen Con 2022 Auction Report

Here’s some quick statistics :

Number of Items in the Auction 13,830
Number of Items Sold 10,067
Value of Items Sold $212,695.50
Number of Items Auctioned (non-Consignment Store) 2707
Number of Items Sold from the Consignment Store 7360
Percent items Registered in the last week 51%
Amount Raised for Charity The Patachou Foundation

This is the first auction since Covid!  We added a new approval process to the live auction items.  When an item is pre-registered it must be accepted before the tag can be printed.

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Graph: The procrastination factor. Number of items registered by day.

Now there are two spikes in the graph – one where the Auction Stage registration was cutoff and another one for store items.

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Here’s a down-loadable spreadsheet of every item in the auction. Make sure to save with an extension of XLS.

Gen Con 2022 Schedule

Consignment Store

Thursday10am – 10pm
Friday 9am – 10pm
Saturday 9am – 7pm

Item Drop Off

Reminder: You will need your vaccination wristband and your badge before you come to the auction!

Wednesday Noon – 6pm
Thursday 10am – 8pm
Friday 9am – 5pm
(Consignment store items only
– and dependent upon inventory)

Seller Payouts

Thursday 11am – 9pm (Advance Partial Payouts – no unsold pickups)
Friday 9am – 9pm (Advance Partial Payouts – no unsold pickups)
Saturday 9am – 6pm (Advance Partial Payouts – no unsold pickups)
Sunday 10am – 2pm (Final payouts & unsold item pickup)

Live Auction (Tentative)

This is the Day and Times when specific item types will be sold. It is important to remember that this is TENTATIVE. This tentative schedule is based on the items being pre-registered for the Live Auction. The actual schedule for the day will be posted outside the auction room – so be sure to check there each morning for the most up-to-date information.

Thursday (10 am – 10pm)

10 amBoardgames (Family)
11:30 amBoardgames (Historical)
1 pmWar Games                               
incl SPI, S&T, Wargamer, Against the Odds
2 pmRPG (TSR, D&D 1st & 2nd Ed)
3 pmBoardgames (Fantasy)
4 pmBoardgames (Party / Casual)
5 pmRPG’s (Fantasy)                          
incl Pathfinder, D&D 3,  3.5, & 4
6 pmWar Games                               
incl Avalon Hill, Milton Bradley
7 pmBoardgames (Sci-Fi)
7:30 pmRPG (Fantasy, supers, misc) 
9 pmBoardgames (Fantasy)               
incl supers, Heroquest, Dark World, D&D, Pathfinder

Friday (10 am – 11 pm)

10 amBoardgames (Family)
10:30 amBoardgames (Historical)
11 amRPG (Sci Fi)                            
incl FFG, Traveller, FASA, Starfinder
11:30 amBoardgames (Sci Fi)                
incl GDW, GMT, Metagaming
12:30 pmWargames                              
incl GMT, ASL
1:30 pmBoardgames (Fantasy)            
incl Fantasy Flight, Mythos
2:30 pmPre-Painted Plastic Minis       
incl Heroscape, Heroclix, X-Wing etc
3 pmMiniatures (unpainted)
5 pmGames Workshop
6:30 pmMiniatures (painted)
7 pmRPG’s (TSR, D&D 1st & 2nd)
8:00pm – ???Collector Section

Saturday (10 am – Midnight)

10 amBoardgames (Family)
11 amBoardgames (Trains)
11:30 amLCG / CCG / TCG
Collectible cards & dice
12:30 pmRPG’s (Mythos & supernatural themes)  
Chaosium, White Wolf, Modiphius, Pinnacle  
1:30 pmRPG’s                                              
incl D&D 5E, LOTR, NOVA
2 pmWargames                                              
incl NOVA, Iron Crown, TSR
2:30 pmBoardgames (Fantasy)                    
incl LOTR, supernatural themes
3 pmBoardgames (Misc)
3:30 pmBoardgames (Party/Casual)
4 pmTOVA (Toys, Oddities, Videogames, Art)
7:00 pm – ???Charity Auction (incl Ace of Aces)

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