gamescom: 20.–24.08.2019 for all: 21.–24.08.2019


family & friends 2019

gamescom particularly has something really special to offer the youngest visitors.

In our "family & friends" section in Hall 10.2, families with children have the possibility to take a timeout from the turbulent happenings of the trade fair in a relaxed and child-friendly atmosphere. At the same time, there are many activities to be discovered and tried out here.

Access authorisation for children

No admission for babies and infants aged up to 3 years. Admission is free for children aged between 4 and 6. Admission for children up to 11 years of age only if accompanied by an adult.

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HABA Digitalwerkstatt
HABA Digitalwerkstatt Copyright Alex Schelbert

HABA Digitalwerkstatt Copyright Alex Schelbert

The HABA Digitalwerkstatt is a creative education and experience space. Here, children between the ages of 6 and 12 can discover the digital world playfully and develop important skills in the field of new technology.

In our courses and workshops, children learn programming, build robots, experiment with 3D printing, create Animated Movies and much more!

We also offer workshops for parents, teachers, and everyone interested in education. Our program includes school courses that focus on the conception and realisation of digital projects, which are integrated into the daily curriculum. These take place at the Digitalwerkstatt in the mornings.

At gamescom there will be exciting workshops for school classes and open workshops for children. More infos will follow soon!


HEADIS, the fun sport where table tennis is played with the head, is also represented in the family & friends area. And if that is not enough: the inventors of HEADIS bring a new trend sport with them this year: hesherball. The aim is to keep the two hesherballs in motion on a table and shoot them into one of the corners when possible.

The Evangelische Jugend (Protestant Youth) in Cologne and the region meets gamescom

The "Evangelische Jugend" (Protestant Youth) in Cologne and the surrounding region moves both you and gamescom. You 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. At the end you get a picture from our photo box.

juniors‘ club

The juniors' club looks after the little visitors to gamescom in Cologne. Carers are available to play, paint and do crafts with the children. While the little ones can play in the lounge area, rest or let off steam on the bouncy castle, the older children are given professional make-up and can measure their skills on the game console.

Landesverkehrswacht NRW e.V.

The traffic watch was also presented at gamescom this year with an exciting offer. In Hall 10, the visitors could test their reactions on the driving simulator, feel what it is like to speed around under the influence of too much alcohol on the drunkbuster goggle course or learned how to free oneself from a car that has rolled over in the rollover simulator. The gamers got moving on the bicycle course, there were also Bobby cars for the tiny tots. One could have one's eyes tested at the Infomobile. And of course plenty of advice was available on traffic safety themes at the Info Bus. The offer was being provided by the Traffic Watch Cologne, the Traffic Watch Rheinisch-Bergischer-Kreis and the State Traffic Watch NRW.

gaming lounge

In the gaming lounge, visitors big and small can look forward to many child-friendly game stations. Many exhibitors present their games for younger gamescom visitors here in a peaceful atmosphere.