family & friends 2017

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This year we present something special for our youngest visitors at gamescom. Our brand new "family & friends" area in hall 10.2 gives parents and their children the opportunity to take a break from the turbulent exhibition in a quiet and child-friendly surrounding. At the same time there are a lot of activities to discover and try out.

Children can test their athletic skills playing trend sports like HEADIS. They also can enjoy video game classics from the past forty years at the retro gaming area. In addition to that, they are invited by the Protestant Youth for some exciting matches of giant table football. For adults there is the chance to get informed about topics such as youth protection in dealing with the internet and virtual learning by institutions like USK (Entertainment Software Self-Regulation Body) and other exhibitors. “family & friends” is being accompanied by a catering service suitable for children and parents, located at the food court.

Please contact Kerem Keskinler .

You think table tennis is boring? Then visit us and take your chance at HEADIS. Table tennis with your head might look weird, but all new and good things look weird at the beginning. That’s one of life’s secrets. HEADIS is fun and at the time healthy, for free and good for your soul.

The "Evangelische Jugend" (Protestant Youth) in Cologne and the surrounding region moves both you and gamescom. You will have the chance to challenge each other in exciting kicker matches and burn off energy on the Bungee-Run, moreover you can test your sensitiveness by playing table soccer.At the same time you get to know some of the volunteers. On top of that, you can test your coordination skills on our daffy boards or recover from a stressful trade fair day in our chill-out corner.

The popular special show “retro gaming” will become bigger and more diverse than ever before. Over an area of about 1200 square meters, clubs, retro-projects and private collectors present the history of computer games. Dozens of games consoles, home computers, hand-helds and, for the first time, machines from four decades, bring the development of digital pastime to life.

gamescom will be once again looking after the little visitors of gamescom in Cologne. Lady childminders are on hand for the children and are offering handicrafts, painting and playing. While the tots can play, rest or let off steam of the bouncy castle, the older children are having their faces professionally painted or can test their skills at the game console.

At gamescom you will have the chance to take part in the different skate workshops. In the process you can not only acquire knowledge and tricks from the pros, but also directly implement what you have learned in practice under their instruction. So come on by, try things out, participate!

The road safety organisation Verkehrswacht will present an interesting range of activities at Gamescom hall 10. The visitors can check their capacitiy of reaction in a drive simulator. How to get out of one’s car after it turned over, can be learned at the somersault simulator. There’s a bicycle course for the grown-ups and pedal cars for children. You can also check your eyesight. Furthermore the staff of the Verkehrswacht will offer many information concerning road safety for all kinds of traffic participants. The range of activities is provided by Verkehrswacht Köln, Verkehrswacht Rheinisch-Bergischer-Kreis and Landesverkehrswacht NRW.