Bring and Buy Auction

We’re excited to be offering a Bring and Buy (BnB) auction at the Breakout event. This feature will be held on Saturday, March 16th in the Civic Hall South and will run from 12 pm – 6 pm. For those who are unfamiliar with this auction format, the idea is that instead of having an auctioneer managing the individual lots for sale, there is a dedicated space set aside with all the items for sale on display. Any attendee can peruse the items and if they find something they would like to buy, simply pick it up and bring it to the cashier to pay cash for the appropriate listed price. We accept cash only at the auction.

Breakout has successfully run this style of auction now since it began in 2016 and it’s proven to be an extremely popular feature.

So, how does it work?
  1. Submit online through this link and your complete list of items you wish to sell at the auction and other pertinent info (e.g. game condition, any expansions included, etc.).
  2. Bring the games that you pre-registered (as per step 1) to the designated auction area which will be located in the Civic Hall South.
  3. Tag each of your games with an Item form. Item Sheets displays the price info for any potential buyers.
  4. You set the price that you want for each item (note all prices must be in whole dollar amounts – e.g. $10, $40, etc. NOT $10.50). Of course, the prices must match those already submitted in Step 1 above.
  5. The cut off time for all seller submissions will be Friday, March 15th at 7pm EST. After which, no further seller applications will be accepted. No exceptions.

To avoid the risk of losing game pieces, sellers are expected to properly secure their games before putting them out to sell (e.g. tape, elastic band, etc.).

It is strongly recommended that you download the Item form sheet below and fill it out ahead of time. This will greatly help speed up the submission of your games. The form's fields are editable making it easier to fill it out.
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Bring and Buy item sheet 45.86 KB
How to Set an Item's Price
You may set up to three different prices based on the time that the item sells. We will only accept items starting on Saturday from 9:00 am until 11:30 am (remember that you must have completed the Seller Registration online beforehand) after which the auction begins at 12 pm and will continue to run until 6 pm. Each item will have its price change (at your discretion) at 2 pm and again at 4 pm. This allows potential buyers to choose to wait for a price drop and pick the game up at a lower amount if it’s still around for purchase. Again, you don’t have to alter the prices at the different time slots if you don’t want to. Example: Game item has been listed for 12 pm price of $40, 2 pm price of $35 and 4 pm price of $30.
Seller Proceeds

Seller Proceeds will be available from 6:30 PM onward. 

The costs: There will be a nominal fee paid to Breakout for each item or lot which sells amounting to $1.00 or 10% (whichever is greater).

Bring and Buy Auction FAQ



Each attendee is limited to a maximum of twenty items or lots to list for auction.

Any boardgame, RPG or related item. Related items would include CCGs, miniatures and terrain pieces. No CCG singles. No video games. Ultimately, it is at the discretion of the Auction Manager to permit an item to be made available for sale.

As already noted, the cut off date for all seller submissions is Friday, March 15 at 7pm EST. No exceptions.

Breakout Auction

Breakout Auction