29th Annual Chattanooga Rail Gaming Challenge


16-19th January 2025


Registration Form


Residence Inn by Marriott
near Hamilton Place
2340 Center St
Chattanooga, TN 37421

Room Reservations

King Suite - $119/night
Residence Inn
Queen Studio - $99/night
TownePlace Suites


$103 in advance
$99 mail a check
$110 on-site
$35 single day
Includes TN sales tax


Deep Thought Games, LLC
4116 Manson Ave
Smryna, GA 30082-3723

Come to the longest running rail gaming convention in the southeast as we celebrate our 29th year! If it’s a game with a railroad theme, we play it!

As in the past, we will have 18xx and Puffing Billy® tournaments plus open gaming from Thursday morning until Sunday evening. We hope to have a special Thursday night event for the early birds plus some special surprises as we gather annually for what has been called “train gamer heaven”. Learn new games or play old favorites. New games start every hour and new players are welcome*.

To get the convention rate (and for us to get credit for it), you must make the reservation through the links on the left. There are limited rooms, particularly the queen suites and on Sunday night, so if you have any difficulty registering the dates you want please email me so I can get them to add more rooms. The room block expires December 16.

The Residence Inn only has suites with one King bed and a sofa bed available, so we also added rooms at the sister hotel, TownePlace Suites, across the parking lot. These have 2 queen beds and are cheaper, but it is a short walk to where the convention is held - it might be inconvenient in bad weather.

If paying online, register first. Then come back here and pay using PayPal - just paying does not get you registered.

Save the Date and See You There!

‡ Puffing Billy is a registered trademark of the Train Gamers Association, and the tournament is officially sanctioned by them.

* Not responsible for profound regret from choosing not to attend.