October 20-22, 2023
Detroit, MI


What is The Big House?

The Big House is one of the largest annual gaming conventions in the Midwest. Since 2011, it has been a premier weekend event experience for fans of Smash Bros., Rivals, arcade games, tabletop games, and many more family-friendly activities. Open to attendees of all ages, skill levels, and backgrounds!

Why should you attend?

  • Amazing venue – huge convention center space and spacious gaming venue

  • Travel convenience – hotels within walking distance, cheap transportation between venue and DTW airport

  • Great TO staff – an established reputation for delivering high-quality event organization

  • Player experience – opportunity to compete in multiple games, side events, and friendlies

  • Spectator experience – arcade cabs, therapy dogs, cosplay contest, mainstage viewing, and vendors

  • Tabletop experience – chess, MtG, and a free library of board games for your enjoyment all weekend

  • Big spotlight – broadcast on the most prominent livestream platforms in the community

  • Storied history – past attendees Mango, Armada, Mew2King, Hungrybox, Leffen, Zain, ESAM, Zackray, dabuz, Cosmos, Riddles

  • Michigan community – one of the biggest and most active local gaming scenes in the world