Ludesco is a festival of board games, role games and gaming experiences that takes place over a weekend of 55 solid hours of gaming. Thanks to its rich program and warm welcome, this international event invites people of all ages and backgrounds to gather in a friendly and relaxed atmosphere. Ludesco – a contraction of the French word «LUDIQUE» meaning playful and «UNESCO» – is based in the heart of La Chaux-de-Fonds and transforms iconic places of the Unesco city into playgrounds.
After 10 successful editions, Ludesco opens its doors once again for 55 hours of non-stop gaming.
Ludesco is a challenge: that of attracting game connoisseurs and newcomers alike, the passionate and the curious, the young and the young-at-heart, players from here, there and everywhere. On site, a selection of more than 500 games is placed at the participants´ disposal, next to numerous gaming activities such as initiations, tournaments, role-play games (for regular players as well as curious neophytes), conferences and workshops.
Ludesco is an atmosphere: everyone is invited to discover or help others discover. Game explainers are there to help neophytes try out and test new games and explain the rules. The activities, open to everyone, invite visitors to test their skills or their curiosity in devilish tournaments and convoluted role play games.
Ludesco, is a meeting full of fun: it´s a place where gaming associations, players and the general public gather and exchange around their common passion. Every year, it hosts the Swiss Gamers Award that distinguishes games of excellence.
These are just some of the reasons behind the growing success of this unique event… If you want to find out more, join us for the next edition of the Festival at la Maison du Peuple in La Chaux-de-Fonds, Switzerland!