WINLAN 8 (LAN Party + Board Games)

Hosted by WIN LAN Party

What is WINLAN?

This is WINLAN's 8th installment of the popular video gaming and board gaming LAN party event held twice a year in Eau Claire, WI. We expect that we will have around 140 attendees throughout the 3 day event.

WINLAN 8 starts Friday, October 13th at 4:30 PM and runs straight through to Sunday, the 15th at 4:30 PM.

At our last event we had to turn down people who wanted to come to WINLAN due to space restrictions. We maxed out both the board game room and PC gaming rooms. To accommodate our quickly growing event, we have moved the event to the first floor of the Banbury Building instead of the second floor. This greatly increases our board game room size, and PC gaming area. Additionally – easy access to the parking lot.

$5 Ticket Donation

Your $5 event ticket is actually a donation that goes directly to a technology themed exhibit at the Children's Museum of Eau Claire called "Failsafe". Kids can try out 3D printing and other S.T.E.M. activities.

    Not only that, but WIN is matching all charity donations. That means for your $5 donation, the Children's Museum gets $10!

    The Children's Museum of Eau Claire is an interactive environment for kids that inspires imagination, creativity, discovery and the love of learning. They offer non-traditional learning opportunities that help kids of all ages SEE, TOUCH, LEARN and GROW their way through important developmental milestones.

Eau Claire Childrens Museum

Registration is easy:

1) Create your "LANREG" account (verify your t-shirt size!)
2) Click an open green square on the map to claim your seat for the event:
      A) PC LAN Gaming Room (includes free access to board game room).
            AND / OR
      B) Board Game Room
3) Add "VIP Status" ticket upgrade for $15 (optional) .
4) Click "My Reservations" at the top and then press the orange "Buy Now" button to provide payment.
5) Invite your friends!
6) Done!

VIP Status Upgrade:

You may upgrade your ticket for $15 to "VIP Status" which includes access to the practically-unlimited soda and snack bar. Plus you get access to the famous WINLAN Family Dinner on Saturday night.

PC ROOM SOLD OUT! Join the Wait-list:

You did it everyone! WINLAN 8 officially DOUBLED in size from our last event. We SOLD OUT all 116 of our PC Gaming seats. There is still room in the board game room. Didn't grab a PC Gaming Seat and want one? Fill out this wait-list form here: Wait-list Form

Click the orange text menu buttons at the top of the page to learn more about WINLAN.

Send an email to for more info on anything about the LAN.

Explain To Me The Tickets and Seats?

There are TWO seat types (shown as green squares on the map.) One that provides access to the PC/Console game room, the other seat provides access ONLY to the board game room. If you want to play in the PC/console games you MUST reserve your seat in the PC room. People who reserve a PC/Console seat get free access to the board game room and the console area (no need to purchase two different seats.)

  • Selecting a seat in the PC Game Room: This includes table space, one power outlet, and an internet connection for your gaming rig. Free access to board game room and console area. (No need to purchase two different seats.)

  • Selecting a seat in the Board game room: Gets you access to tables and chairs to play board/card games and free access to console area.

VIP Status Upgrade

The $15 ticket upgrade (VIP Status) provides "Sodas, Snacks, + Meal". This will get you access to a practically-unlimited soda and snack bar. Plus you get access to the famous WINLAN Family Dinner on Saturday night that is catered by a local restaurant. Have a VIP promocode? Enter it when you add the ticket.

Where can I sit?

You must select a seat when you purchase your ticket. You can see where other gamers (your friends) are sitting on the seating chart. Still can't decide? Pick a random spot, we are all friendly and won't bite much. The board game room is free-for-all, first come first serve.

Send an email to for more info on anything about the LAN.

Event Details

How many gamers are coming?

We expect around 140 gamers at WINLAN8. The event has grown steadily since the first WINLAN over four years ago, and it’s always a great time! We had over 85 attendess at our last LAN.

How fast is the internet at the event?
We have an ultra-high-speed 10 Gbps (that's GIGAbits per second!) dedicated internet connection. This is roughly a bazillion times faster than your home's internet connection. Let's just say that lag and slow download speeds won't be a problem! Brought to you by WIN. :-)

Will there be gaming consoles?
While most people game on the PC, we do have a console presence at WIN LAN. We will have 2 HD projectors connected to a PS4 and Wii U (ultra large screens). Bring your own console and hook it up if you would like.

Is there an age requirement to attend the event?
Yes there is. If you are under 16 years old you must be accompanied by an adult at all times and have your legal guardian fill out the waiver prior to attending.
Are you 16 & 17 years old? You can attend alone, but must still bring a completed waiver signed by your parent or legal guardian.

Where do I park my car?
There is ample parking at the Banbury Building (where WINLAN is held) for all attendees. The event is right next to the parking lot.

What is the refund policy?
Tickets are transferable to the next LAN, but are not refundable. All sales final. If you got a ticket and you can't make the event - please let us know if you're not coming by emailing so that we can free up your seat.

Can I bring alcohol/tobacco/illegal drugs?
No. The use of alcohol, tobacco, or drugs is not allowed and will result in immediate expulsion from the event.

Who can I talk to for more information?
Send an email to for more info on anything about the LAN.

What PC/Console games will be played at WINLAN?

We play a wide variety of games at the LAN. Don't see your favorite game in the below list? Don't fret! It's okay, other people are probably playing it at the LAN. Here are a few of the most popular from past WINLAN events:

  • Minecraft

  • Super Monday Night Combat

  • Rocket League

  • Terraria

  • War Thunder

  • Hearthstone

  • Left for Dead 1/2

  • Team Fortress 2

  • Starbound

  • Day Z

  • Counter-Strike: GO

  • League of Legends

  • DotA 2

  • Heroes Of The Storm

  • Planetary Annihilation

  • PlanetSide 2

  • Spring RTS / Balanced Annihilation

  • Starcraft 2

  • Hearthstone

  • Borderlands

  • Diablo 3

  • And much much more!

What board and card games will be played at WINLAN?

We also have two whole rooms dedicated to board and card games! And even a room dedicated to D&D games. This has been a HUGE hit in our past LANs. Some popular games from past years include:

  • Blood Rage

  • Pandemic

  • Smallworld

  • Dominion

  • Scythe

  • Munchkin

  • Zombicide

  • Avalon

  • BANG! The Dice Game

  • Resistance

  • Power Grid

  • Small World

  • ZenoShyft

  • Splendor

  • T.I.M.E Stories

  • Magic the Gathering

  • Sheriff Of Nottingham

  • Pandemic

  • Settlers of Catan

  • Legendary

  • Cards Against Humanity

  • Sentinels of the Multiverse

  • Eclipse

  • Dead Of Winter

  • And much much more!

Send an email to for more info on anything about the LAN.

What should I bring to WIN LAN?

  • Gaming PC or Console

    • *Computer Chair*

    • Tower

    • Monitor

    • Mouse + Keyboard

    • All cords

    • Power strip

    • Headset with a microphone

  • Gaming consoles + handheld systems

  • Board games + card games

  • All of your buddies!

What DON'T I need to bring?

  • Ethernet network cable

Send an email to for more info on anything about the LAN.

We love having WINLAN free for to all attendees, however for this event we are having everyone chip in a small $5 donation for the Children's Museum of Eau Claire. They have a new S.T.E.M. focused exhibit called the "Failsafe Lab". Kids can learn as they try out 3D Printing, reform landscapes in the Augmented Reality Sandbox, lie down under the stars for a Planetarium Show, build a Pop-Up Playground, catch an experiment at Dr. Labcoat's Exloratorium, and more! Your ticket for a seat to the event is a donation of $5 that goes directly to the Children's Museum. Even cooler is that WIN is matching all donations up to $800 total! Your $5 turns into $10 which goes straight to the Museum!

START: 10-13-2017 04:30PM
END: 10-15-2017 04:00PM

Banbury Place
800 Wisconsin Street, Building D02 Suite 104
Eau Claire, WI 54703



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Small Donation to Charity

No limit

Want to go above and beyond your $5 donation to the Eau Claire Children's Museum? Your donations are DOUBLED by WIN! $10 donated by you means $20 goes to Charity.

$10.00 USD

**VIP UPGRADE**: Snacks + Soda + Meal

No limit

VIP UPGRADE: Nearly unlimited soda and snacks + Dinner on Saturday. Be SURE to still select your LAN seat by clicking an open seat above in the PC Room and/or the board game room.

$15.00 USD

Big Donation to Charity

No limit

Want to go above and beyond your $5 donation to the Eau Claire Children's Museum? Your donations are DOUBLED by WIN! $25 donated by you means $50 goes to Charity.

$25.00 USD


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