MASK UPDATE – We have been informed by the Mesa Convention Center TODAY that entry into City facilities may not be restricted based on the use of face coverings. The wearing of masks at the show is STILL highly encouraged but cannot be required. We encourage attendees to continue to exercise precautions. Please contact us at

We are very excited for you to join us for the return of Arizona Game Fair. As part of our effort to keep everyone safe we are constantly reviewing public health and safety  recommendations. We are working with the Mesa Convention Center and other entities. We will update this page with the lates COVID safety protocols. Please note that all restrictions and requirements are subject to change. 


We will not be asking vaccination status or requiring vaccinations because we can’t. An executive order by Doug Ducey forbids cities from requiring vaccinations to enter a city owned building. The Mesa Convention Center, our venue, is owned by the city of Mesa. 

That said, we HIGHLY recommend attendees are vaccinated and boosted against COVID-19 before attending.

Face coverings

Attendees are encouraged to wear an approved face covering while attending Arizona Game Fair events. This includes exhibitors, guests, volunteers and staff. We will continue to evaluate this policy and post updates as they are available. 

Approved face coverings should fit properly and snuggly, fully covering your nose and mouth and secure under your chin. Bandanas, neck gaitors are not allowed. Mesh material or masks with holes are not allowed. Cosplayers are still required to wear approved masks. Costume masks are not allowed. 

We recognize that wearing masks all day will be a new experience for some. All volunteers and staff will be helping to remind attendees. Those who need to be reminded repeatedly will have their badge revoked and will be removed from the show. 


We are working with the Mesa Convention Center to implement a sanitization plan. Please DO NOT clean Arizona Game Fair library games. 


We ask that everyone work to maintain personal hygiene by their washing hands. 

Social distancing

We recognize that it may be hard to social distance during a tabletop gaming show, but ask that you provide 6ft of space when you can. Please also respect personal boundaries of fellow attendees. 

Health & Safety Acknowledgement

Please be advised that a risk of exposure to COVID-19 exists in any event or public space, including Arizona Game Fair. Please read the latest CDC Guidelines for Prevention. By attending Arizona Game Fair, you acknowledge this inherent risk. 

Please do not enter Arizona Game Fair if you are experiencing symptoms of COVID-19, as identified by, including, but not limited to:

  • Fever or chills
  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
  • Fatigue
  • Muscle or body aches
  • Headache
  • New loss of taste or smell
  • Sore throat
  • Congestion or runny nose
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Diarrhea

These guidelines are based on information currently available and subject to change a new information is available.