Pinball and arcade game tournaments
Interested in a tournament? Players compete to win trophies in a variety of casual and friendly tournaments on pinball and arcade games. These tournaments will challenge individuals, rookies, kids, and parent-kid teams -- see below for a full slate of competitions.
New this year, sponsored by Hyperspace Arcade, join in on classic arcade game tournaments. Anyone up for a knock-out style challenge on six of your favorite arcade games?
Bring your pinball skills to win trophies and cash in the sanctioned Open, Classic Solid State and Electro-mechanical Tournaments against some of the best players in the world.
Sanctioned pinball tournaments: More info
The festival is a PAPA circuit event and you can play in sanctioned Open, Classic Solid State and Electro-mechanical Tournaments against some of the best players in the world.
We'd like to welcome Brandon Wheeler as the 2017 tournament director. Read below for tournament buy-ins and detailed information. This is a community event -- all players are welcome to compete in the festival's tournaments.
Tournament Score Keeper SignUp Information: Click here
IMPORTANT: You must purchase a corresponding admission ticket to the show in order to participate in that day's tournaments. The tournament entry does NOT include admission to the show.
The International Flipper Pinball Association that ranks pinball players among world competitors sanctions the Rocky Mtn. Pinball Showdown Tournaments, including the Electro-Mechanical, Classic Solid State, and Open Tournaments.
All tournament will follow standard PAPA/IFPA rules. Full tournament rules are available here.
Play unlimited games on favorite pinball and arcade games
Play a huge game list and variety of themes in pinball machines and classic arcade video games. Experience the sights, sounds and excitement of hands -on games. Enjoy retro console gaming with Atari, Nintendo and Sega. Play the classics and new favorites brought together by our gamer community. This show is made possible by this outstanding group - THANK YOU!
Meetups and Seminars: Be in the know with special guests from across the community
The festival brings special guests from industry and the community to give you great opportunities to interact with awesome personalities, to discuss timely topics,and to learn about different areas of pinball, retro console, and classic arcade gaming.
Meetups and seminar topics are numerous in theme and format. Each year we look to bring you a fresh, in-demand perspective of our wider community. Topics range widely from player technique workshops to interactive panels with favorite guests to participation with live podcasts.
What do you want to meetup about, and who do you want to meet? Let us know!
Play retro console games like it's 1985
Play the classic console games on actual Intellivision, 8-bit to 64-bit Nintendo systems, Atari and Sega Genesis consoles. Anyone for a little Super Mario Bros., Sonic the Hedgehog, or Pong?
Festival game awards
Cast a ballot for your favorite games. Winners receive special festival ribbons. See the history of winners in our Show Archives.
Game Over Denver MAGFest Concert
Game Over Denver is a full MAGFest concert lineup of original 8-bit and retro inspired musical acts, as well as video game cover songs and effects by visual artist Orchidz3ro, voted "best provider of live visuals" in Westword:
Casual play tournaments [TROPHIES]
Sanctioned tournaments [CASH and TROPHIES]