The International Games Festival has taken place at the Cannes Festival and Convention Centre (Palais des Festivals et des Congrès) every year since 1987. Families and friends, keen game-players and people who are just interested, as well as game designers and publishing companies come together in a fun ambiance to enjoy traditional games, great classics, board games, video games, simulation games, collectible cards and many more.
Many gaming competitions are held at this event. A jury of amateurs and professionals rates hundreds of freely available board games, and gives the “Golden Ace” award to the best game of the year. There are meetings with game authors, illustrators and publishers, featuring demonstrations, signings and tournaments.