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St. Pölten, Austria

Wednesday, April 25th - Saturday, April 28th, 2007

For direct information, visit
Conference Centre
Landhaus, Landhausplatz 1, 3100 St. Pölten, Austria
Conference Organizer
Wiener Spiele Akademie and Österreichisches Spiele Museum (Viennese Games Academy and Austrian Games Museum)
Conference Presentations
  • Wednesday, April 25th - 9:30am - 5:30pm; 8:00pm - 10:00pm
  • Thursday, April 26th - 9:30am - 5:00pm
  • Friday, April 27th - 9:30am - 5:00pm
  • Saturday, April 28th - 9:30am - 5:00 pm; 6:30pm - 10pm
  • *Times may change to include museum visits and tours.
Special Programmes
  • Tour of Vienna and Austrian Games Museum
  • Reception
  • Dinner
  • A visit to nearby castles and world famous monasteries like Melk can be arranged for Sunday, April 29th.

A Call for Papers

The International Colloquium on Board Games Studies invites all scholars to submit articles in the area of board game research. The purpose of the Colloquium is to illustrate individual research, to discuss the role of board games in the academic arena, and to enhance multidisciplinary cooperation in games research.

Summaries, Abstracts and Presentations

Participants interested in presenting a paper should submit a topic title and informal summary, written in English, not exceeding 200 words. Summaries should be submitted by 15th January.

If your paper is accepted, you will be asked to make a presentation at the Colloquium. You will then need to submit a formal abstract (you may use your summary as your abstract). These abstracts, of 200-500 words, due 15th March 2007, will be printed in the colloquium programme, which all participants will receive at registration, all abstracts must be in English.

All presentations will be given in English and should not exceed 30 minutes; there will be a 10 minutes period for questions following each presentation.

Summaries, abstracts and enquiries should be emailed to:

You can also send the material to:

    Spielen in Österreich
    Dagmar de Cassan
    Raasdorferstrasse 28
    2285 Leopoldsdorf

Detailed information on program, registration etc. will follow at the beginning of 2007.

The City of St. Pölten

St. Pölten was a small country town until about 15 years ago when it was made capital of the Austrian Federal State "Niederösterreich". All the government offices have been moved from Vienna to St. Pölten and our conference venue is the official seat of the government, and we will be guests of the Governor of Niederösterreich. Due to this the rail and bus services to Vienna are excellent.

The Landhaus is situated at the banks of the river Traisen, and is a stunning architectural feature with all conference facilities and other facilities like coffee shops, restaurants or super markets within the building.

For accommodation there is a list of hotels and other accommodations in St. Pölten, the list will be reissued with prices valid for 2007 also at the beginning of the year.

2007/04/03 Note

We are now happy to be able to announce that we are not only guests of the Government of Lower Austria in the Government building, but that the Governor Dr. Erwin Pröll himself has taken over patronage (Ehrenschutz) of our colloquium.

Accordingly I have made a few adjustments to the program:

The formal dinner will be either Wednesday or Thursday, and on Friday afternoon we will go and see the castles of Prinz Eugene in the Marchfeld, Schloß Hof and Niederweiden, and also the Austrian Games Museum.

Saturday afternoon is free for individual visits to Vienna and if you are still around on Sunday, we offer a walk around the Inner City of Vienna for all those who are interested ? we will finalise the details during the conference.

If you need any assistance with lodging or transport please let me know: or +43-2216-7000.

If you want to present a paper and have not sent your abstract, please do so very soon so that I can put the conference papers together. Thank you!

If you have not yet registered and want to do so, please do! We have no limitation as to number of participants.

Previous colloquia were in Ouro Preto, Oxford, Philadelphia, Marburg, Barcelona, Fribourg, Firenze, Leiden (twice) and London.

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