Boston Massacre Diplomacy Tournament

Welcome to the official site for the Boston Massacre Diplomacy Tournament!

What is Diplomacy?

Diplomacy is generally regarded as one of the greatest games of all time, and has been recommended by such eminent persons as John F. Kennedy, Henry Kissinger, Isaac Asimov, Ray Bradbury, and Walter Cronkite. It's one of the highest forms of strategy game ever, requiring cunning, skill, persuasiveness, and forethought. 

The Boston Massacre Diplomacy tournament has existed in one form or another for over seventeen years, and now hosts dozens of players from across the country in a yearly competition. Players of all experience levels are welcome (we routinely have several first-time players, as well as seasoned tournament players).  Attendees often go out for meals and/or drinks after games and the TD emphasizes an atmosphere of friendly and respectful competition. Register today, and take your shot at becoming the Boston Massacre Champion!

Congratulations to Robert C. Schuppe, winner of the 2022 Boston Massacre, and thank you to everyone else who attended. Full results are available in the History & Results tab.

Information for 2024 Boston Massacre

Date: August 9-11 2024

Location: Pandemonium Books and Games, 4 Pleasant Street, Cambridge, MA.

Accomodations: Le Méridien Hotel.  See the "accommodations" tab above for more information.

Click this link and fill out the form to register!

Tournament Director: Alex Maslow (  Please put "Boston Massacre" in the subject.

We will have three rounds of Diplomacy:

Game 1: Friday, August 9th at 6:00PM

Game 2: Saturday, August 10th at 1:00PM

Game 3: Sunday, August 11th at 10:00AM

Scoring: TBA


Registration fee:

Running Diplomacy tournaments ain't free, but we try our best to keep things affordable.  The Boston Backbiters are proud to offer tiered registration.  Please choose the tier which is right for you:

·       Standard registration is $40.
·       Supported registration is $20
·       Supporting registration is $50 (Support the community.  "This is one support that won’t get cut!").

Please pay @BostonBackbiters on Venmo (not preferred, since they charge us a fee) or PayPal , or $BostonBackbiters on Cash App. Of course, all payment choices will be kept confidential.

Click this link and fill out the form to register!

Banner image: Paul Revere. Boston, Massachusetts 1735-1818 Boston, Massachusetts. The Bloody Massacre perpetrated in King Street Boston on March 5th 1770, by a party of the 29th Regt., 1770. Hand-colored engraving