«The Cannes International Games Festival has become a not to be missed event for all the game professionnal industry and gaming enthusiasts. This event organised by the Palais des Festival et des Congrès team is very successful every year and continues to develop its reputation around the world. It's essential to pursue its development with redesigned spaces, an expanded offering to meet visitor expectations. This 37th Edition will be very promising."

JEAN-MICHEL ARNAUD, Président of the Palais des Festivals et des Congrès of Cannes. 




The city of Cannes and its Palais des Festivals organize the International Games Festival each year and for one week it becomes the epicenter of what is new in the international games industry. Studios, publishers, authors, illustrators, gamers and the like all gather on the famous Croisette.
All disciplines and industry actors come to Cannes for a week of intense gaming. Amateurs, experienced competitors as well as professionals take over the Palais des Festivals which becomes a massive gaming board with over 45 000m² of traditional and classic games, recent board games, videogames & VR, simulation games (RPGS, miniature, historical and fantastic Wargames etc), cards, construction games, Arts & Crafts, toys and much more.



The 37th edition pursue its development. 

The Cannes International Games Festival develops its offering and rethinks its spaces in the area of the Palais des Festivals. 
Everything has been thought out for you to fully enjoy the Festival, whether it is for a day or for the whole weekend.

Inside the venue, inside exhibition areas on Level -1 and 0 will propose this year all gme universes, for a total of 24000m² of booths. 

- The Expo Hall on level -1, will now host families, children, casual, expert and intermediate games

- The Hall and Rotonde Riviera on level 0 will continue to host families and children games and will be joined by casual games

- The Hall Mediterrannée on level 0 will propose booths for general public and will highlight the "Label As d'Or game of the year". 

- The Rotonde Lérin on level 1 will continue to host role-playing, Wargames and Figurines games. 


Multiple exhibitions will take place across these different areas.

Outside, development continues !

Structures on the beach and the esplanade will host general public spaces where you'll find all the exhibitors novelties, best-sellers and tournaments, a covered restauration area, ludic and musical animations which will rhythm your visit. During the evening, two structures will host the OFF NIGHTS on the beach of The Palais des Festival for ever richer protonights.

Because we want to offer you a memorable experience and welcome you in the best conditions possible, we are asking attendees over 16 years old to purchase a ticket at the cost of 10€ per day, or 6€ for half-day. 
The Festival remains free of charge for minors under 16 years old upon presentation of a 0€ ticket they can download online or collect at the registration office.


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