WINLAN XI (LAN Party + Board Games)

Hosted by WIN LAN Party


What is WINLAN?

We are back! WINLAN XI is the next 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 150 attendees throughout the 3 day event.

WINLAN XI starts Friday, October 22nd at 5:00 PM and runs straight through to Sunday, the 24th at 5:00 PM.
48 Hours Of Gaming Bliss.

COVID Details:

Based upon your feedback, we decided it was time to reboot the WINLAN Party. We had over 130 people complete our survey. Everyone provided great information and insight into everyone's thoughts about the LAN Party and COVID. WINLAN will be taking the following precautions.

      > If you don't feel well. Stay home. (Free refunds.)
      > The PC Gaming Room #2 is setup for those who wish to have improved social distancing. Larger more spread out area with bigger tables to increase distance between people.
      > If you are not vaccinated, please wear a mask.
      > VIP Meal will be served by WINLAN Staff to reduce cross contamination.
      > The VIP Snacks will have an increased allotment of individually wrapped and packaged items to reduce cross contamination.
      > Hand sanitizer stations will be setup throughout the event.
      > Due to ever-changing COVID conditions and guidelines, we reserve the right to reschedule the event to a future date. Free refunds will be issued to those who request it.

Same Great Location:

We are still located on the 2nd floor of the Banbury Building in Eau Claire, Wisconsin. This greatly increases our board game room size, and increases the comfort of PC gaming area.

Click HERE To See The Event Layout

PC Gaming Room Seat:

Your PC Gaming Seat gets you access to the table of your selection, super fast Internet access via an Ethernet cable, and power access. Bring Your Own Computer / Console. You automatically get access to the Board Gaming Room for free.

     Room #1 ($10 Standard Tables)

           Standard 5 Foot Table. 1 Person Per Table.

     Room #2 ($15 Deluxe Tables)

           Located only in Improved Social Distancing Room.
           Deluxe 8 Foot Table. 1 Person Per Table.

$0 Board Gaming Room:

Don't want to do PC Gaming, but instead want to play board and card games? Grab a "Board Game Room: Access Pass". It is FREE!! It is fun! Tons of people playing all sorts of different board games, card games, and role playing games. BYOG! (Bring Your Own Games). Or just show up and play with other people that have brought in their games.

VIP Status Upgrade:

Optionally upgrade your ticket for only $20 to "VIP Status". It includes access to the practically-unlimited soda and snack bar. Plus you get access to the famous WINLAN Family Dinner on Saturday night.

Registration is easy:

1) Create your "LANREG.ORG" account
2) Pick a PC Gaming Seat OR a Board Game Room Access Ticket:
      A) PC Gaming Room (includes access to board game room)
      B) Board Game Room Access Pass (Free)
3) Add "VIP Status" ticket upgrade for $20 (optional)
4) Provide Payment
      A) Click "My Reservations" at the top of the page
      B) Press the orange "Buy Now" button
5) Invite all your friends and family!
6) Done!

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.
We hold the right to reschedule the event due to unforeseen circumstances.

Event Details

How many gamers are coming?

We expect around 150 gamers at WINLAN X. The event has grown steadily since the first WINLAN over four years ago, and it’s always a great time! We had over 150 attendees 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 lag and slow download speeds won't be a problem! Brought to you by WIN Technology. :-)

Will there be gaming consoles?
While most people game on the PC, we do have a big console presence at WIN LAN. You are welcome to bring a console in addition to (or in replacement of) a PC. Just bring a TV/Monitor to connect to it, and your set. We will have 2 HD TVs available to connect to in the "Console Gaming Area". First come first serve.

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, upstairs on second floor. Take the elevator.

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.

We would like to thank our sponsors for helping make WINLAN awesome!

Platinum Sponsor:

WIN Technology
WINLAN Party is run and operated by WIN Technology. Since 1997, WIN Technology has served the Upper Midwest with cutting-edge technology solutions. Small and medium businesses, large enterprises, and technology companies count on WIN to be their network, data center, and IT services partner. With a footprint of more than 9,200 miles, our fiber network is one of the region’s largest. Our fiber backbone is the foundation upon which we build every other service we offer.

Gold Sponsors: ($500+ in value)

D20 Gaming LLC

What we offer: Magic the Gathering singles, sealed product, accessories, and tournaments; Pokemon singles, sealed product, accessories, and tournaments; Heroclix; D&D/Pathfinder books, and dice; Warmachine starter kits and events; and board/card games.

We also offer free play space! Come on in anytime to sit down and play a pick-up game of Magic or Pokemon. Feel free to grab some friends and come down to learn a new board game- we will teach anything from our own stock!

If we don’t have something that you are looking for, we will point you in the right direction or we will order any item in, if possible!

Why are we here? We strive to provide the local Eau Claire and surrounding communities, a clean, friendly, and welcoming environment that meets your gaming needs.

Silver Sponsors: ($250-$500 in value)

Bronze Sponsors: ($50-$250 in value)

Campfire Gaming Podcast

We're a bunch of gamers who love to talk about games, and we want to include you in the conversation! Each Saturday, tune in to the banter of The Campfire Crew, a merry band of friends from the Cold State of Minnesota. Our podcast topics include game reviews, news, design, eSports, and our opinions of the video game industry as a whole. So join us new friends, and warm yourselves around the campfire!

Email if you would like to sponsor WINLAN.

What should I bring to WIN LAN?

  • Gaming PC or Console

  • Tower or Laptop

  • Monitor

  • *Computer Chair* (A mostly uncomfortable (yet padded!) 4 legged chair is provided to all attendees shown here):

  • 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

What should I NOT bring?

  • Loud computer speakers

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:

  • Apex Legends

  • Call Of Duty Series / Warzone

  • Battlefield Series

  • Fortnite

  • Rainbow Six Siege

  • Overwatch

  • League of Legends

  • PUBG / PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds

  • Hearthstone

  • Rust

  • GTA Series

  • Valheim

  • Rocket League

  • Warhammer: Vermintide Series

  • Minecraft

  • Terraria

  • War Thunder

  • World of Warcraft

  • Left for Dead 1 & 2

  • Team Fortress 2

  • Starbound

  • Warframe

  • Day Z

  • Counter-Strike: GO

  • League of Legends

  • DotA 2

  • Heroes Of The Storm

  • Planetary Annihilation

  • PlanetSide 2

  • Spring RTS / Balanced Annihilation

  • Starcraft 2

  • Borderlands

  • Diablo 3

  • And much 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:

  • Project: ELITE

  • Cosmic Encounter

  • Gloomhaven

  • Escape Room: The Game

  • 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.

Explain To Me The Tickets and Seats?

The green squares on the map are clickable that provides access to the PC/Console Game Room. (It also gives you free access to the Board Game Room.)

The "Board Game Room: Access Pass" ticket 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.

  • 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.
  • Selecting the "Board Game Room: Access Pass" ticket: Gets you access to tables and chairs to play board/card games.

VIP Status Upgrade

The $20 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.

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. The board game room is free-for-all, first come first serve.

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

START: 10-22-2021 05:00PM
END: 10-24-2021 05:00PM

800 Wisconsin Street, Building D02 Suite 219
Eau Claire, WI 54703


The seating chart has been locked. Seat reservations can no longer be created, updated, or transferred.


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Board Game Room: Access Pass (Free)

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Board Game Room: Access Pass (Free). Will give you access to board games/card games only! No need to grab one of these if you already reserved a PC gaming seat.


VIP UPGRADE: Snacks + Soda + Meal

No limit

VIP UPGRADE: Nearly unlimited soda and snacks + Dinner on Saturday. Be SURE to still select your PC gaming seat. Or if you just want to play board games, grab a Board Game Room Access Pass.



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