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Freeplay Zone

Play Everything

Video games, consoles, tabletop games, mobile devices, and VR equipment you’ve never played will be open for you to play. No need to bring your own, grab a seat and play.

Check out each freeplay area to see a list of the games!

Every Freeplay area has a different selection games, so find out which ones you’d like to try.

Arcade Freeplay

Simple game mechanics and stand-up two-player can’t be beat on old arcade machines. For some, it’s a blast from the past, for others, it’s pretty much like finding the coolest ancient technology ever. We pick out some great cabinets with Arcades4Home, but you’ll have to come to find out which classics we’re bringing.

CLX PC Freeplay

Our PC Freeplay library grows with every show. We never drop a game from the catalog, we only add more for the next festival so you’ll never run out of games to check out. We’ve got indies, oldies, and fresh releases on every PC thanks to CLX, Kinesis Gaming, and Turtle Beach.

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CLX PC Freeplay Library

Console Freeplay

Take part in our console tournaments or just play whatever, whenever. New and old consoles for you to play with friends, strangers, or by yourself. Thanks to Gaming Generations we have plenty of options for plenty of people and no shortage of games to try.

Mobile Freeplay

If you can’t stop playing games, on the bus, in meetings, on the toilet… well, mobile games are for you. Apps have a variety of high-production games from your 60hr+ titles to the two minute twitch games you always come back to. We try to stock as much as we can on our iPads, so you should definitely try more than one.

Tabletop Freeplay

Our tabletop library and tournament schedule is on par with what you’d expect from any tabletop event. If you prefer to unplug and play in the physical world, or if you just really dig raw mechanics over cutscene animations, we’ve got your games. It’s all card games, board games, and anything else that’ll fit on our shelves thanks to Cascade Games.

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Tabletop Library

VR Freeplay

It’s still pretty new, so if you haven’t tried any VR games you should definitely see if you like them. They make you dizzy, but the tech behind them is improving all the time, making the experiences better and the games more dynamic. With Novastar Gaming, there are plenty of VR headsets to go around.

Entries are open!

Want your game added to any of our libraries? If you’re a publisher or developer, you’re always welcome to make your games a part of our library. Fill out the application form and we’ll add it!

Quick facts about entering

The full rules are available on the entry form, but this is some basic info to get you started.


Perks: Your game will be available to the thousands in attendance at the various DreamHack events across the globe. Your game will have it’s information linked within our library list on our Freeplay page that will give more information on the title prior, during, and after the event.

For any questions regarding the Freeplay Zone, contact