Red light, green light! Just kidding, we’re totally not playing THAT game. But gamers, pay attention!! Whether you want to challenge your friends to a game of Catan in our Tabletop Gaming area, or have a DDR dance-off in our Video Gaming area, we’ve got you covered. Get ready, get set, and game on!


Friday: 1:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Saturday: 10:00 AM – 7:00 PM
Sunday: 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM


Friday: 1:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Saturday: 10:00 AM – 8:00 PM
Sunday: 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM


We’re proud to welcome Defend the North to Anime NYC, and they’ll be bringing the best of console gaming for our anime fans all weekend long. Defend the North is NYC’s Premiere Fighting Game Community Conference. They are dedicated to creating awareness and appreciation for video games, and are proudly based out of NYC! Head to their booth to play the below games and many more…

  • Melty blood Type Lumina
  • Guilty Gear Strive
  • Dragon Ball FighterZ
  • Street Fighter 5
  • Mortal Kombat 11
  • Tekken 7
  • Smash brother Ultimate
  • Killer Instinct

Anime NYC is also proud to welcome Psychic Drive! Psychic Drive is an arcade company focused on making authentic arcade hardware available for people to enjoy. Most of their machines are Japanese, with a focus on niche and unique games. Fans can enjoy the following games all weekend long…

  • Dance Dance Revolution: Extreme
  • Sound Voltex
  • jubeat
  • Chunithm
  • F-Zero AX (linked pair)
  • Street Fighter III: 3rd Strike (VS)
  • Marvel VS Capcom 2
  • Capcom VS SNK 2
  • Melty Blood: Actress Again
  • Sonic The Fighters
  • Hyper Bishi Bashi Champ
  • Street Fighter Alpha 2
  • Soul Caliber II
  • Windjammers
  • Mr. Driller 2
  • Tetris Grand Master 2 PLUS
  • Skullgirls
  • Under Night In-Birth


Anime NYC is proud to partner with Foam Brain Games for another incredible year of tabletop gaming! Make a new friend, play in a tournament, or dabble in some free play. Please note: Schedule subject to change.


Board Game Library, Open Gaming, Giant Games: Check out our Library of over 200 games – all free to play at the convention with your Anime NYC badge! Check out classics like King of Tokyo and Catan or newer favorites like Dungeon Academy and Millennium Blade. Bring your friends or make a new one there!


3:00 PM: Magic: the Gathering Sealed Deck Tournament ($30)
Come play Magic: the Gathering with this throwback sealed deck tournament from Ravnica Allegiance! Each player will receive 6 booster packs and there will be prizes.

4:00 PM – 8:00 PM: Deception Game Corner
come and play Werewolf, 2 Rooms and a Boom and other deception games!

6:00 PM: Trial by Trolley and Joking Hazard (18+)
Play the fun adult party games by the people at hit comic strip Cyanide and Happiness!


11:00 AM: Magic the Gathering: Crimson Vow Sealed Deck Event ($30)

3:00 PM: One Deck Dungeon Demo
Explore the Dungeon in this 1-2 player Dungeon Delving game!

5:00 PM: Tanto Cuore Demo
Learn to Play This Exciting Deck Building Game!

6:00 PM: Trial by Trolley and Joking Hazard (18+)
Play the fun adult party games by the people at hit comic strip Cyanide and Happiness!


10:00 AM: Catan Tournament
Join us for the classic Settlers of Catan in this tournament event.

12:00 PM: Magic: the Gathering Booster Draft ($15)

1:00 PM: Codenames Tournament
Codenames is a strategic word game – one word clues lead your team to secret words on the board – but don’t pick the assassin or it’s all over!