Game night, 18th January 2022

 This week we had a small turnout but still managed to play these four games:

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Follow this link to find out more about these games (BoardGameGeek) or join the conversation on Facebook!

Game night, 11th January 2022

 This week we played all the games pictured below:

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Follow this link to find out more about these games on BoardGameGeek or join the conversation on Facebook! We're now back to our regular meetings every Tuesday so we hope to see you there.

Radlands and Godzilla: Tokyo Clash this week, photos by Al.

All-day gaming, 8th January 2022

 Yesterday was our first all-day session of the year and we played all the games pictured below:

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You can find out more about these by clicking on this link (BoardGameGeek) or join in the conversation on Facebook!

Godzilla: Tokyo Clash in play yesterday
 

We're back for our regular Tuesday night session next week (for real this time) and the next all-day session is pencilled in for 9th April 2022. The pub has planned refurbishment for sometime in February/March so this date and others are subject to change. We'll keep you updated as and when.


All-day gaming tomorrow!

 This is your reminder that tomorrow (Saturday 8th January 2022) is our first all-day session of the year.

We have the usual venue booked from 12 midday until midnight.

 There will certainly be people there at the early end but given the lack of turnout on Tuesday, we're not sure how busy it'll be throughout the day, so please check in with us on our Facebook page to see who's going to be there and when so you can make sure to get in a game.

4th January: possible cancellation

 Due to illness or other commitments it looks like most or all of our regulars may not be at the group tonight so if it was going to be your first time attending, it might be better to skip it this week.

The pub won't be using the room for anything else at such short notice so you can still go if you like but bring some games and people to play with because the usual suspects are absent.

This Saturday's all-day meeting is still on and we should be back as normal next Tuesday night.

2022 and our plans

We're back at The Victoria tomorrow night, 4th January for our first regular Tuesday session of the year and we have our first Saturday session booked in for this Saturday, 8th January.

The pub is expected to undergo some refurbishment this year which was planned for February/March when we last heard. This may impact on our Tuesday sessions in some way (we were told a couple of years ago when the refurb was originally planned that one or two Tuesdays might be unavailable) and the pub is not taking other bookings for those two months just in case.

We had intended to try a year of monthly all-day sessions on Saturdays to see what the numbers were like but due to these refurb plans there is no Saturday session booked for either February or March. Otherwise, the Saturdays are planned for the second Saturday of each month so the provisional schedule would be:

  • Saturday 8th January
  • Saturday 9th April
  • Saturday 14th May
  • Saturday 11th June
  • Saturday 9th July
  • Saturday 13th August
  • Saturday 10th September
  • Saturday 8th October
  • Saturday 12th November
  • Saturday 10th December

That is in addition to the usual Tuesday night meeting every week of course. We will update here and on our Facebook page (which is the best place to keep up with happenings) as we know more.

2021 gaming round-up

2021 saw us finally get back to regular meetings, starting in August after a long period of members finding ways to play remotely (Berserk Games, the makers of Tabletop Simulator, shifted a lot of units these last two years). We played 126 different titles, which is still way down from the 300+ we managed just before Covid-19 hit but better than last year.

The usual suspects, Cockroach Poker Royal and Don’t Mess with Cthulhu top the most played list but Skull King and new favourite Dune: Imperium were also big hits. The Great Wall and Dinosaur World went over well with those who played them but are not the easiest games to learn so there were relatively small groups who played them a few times while the rules were fresh in people’s minds. Special mention goes to A game about WEE WHIMSICAL CREATURES and trying to identify them after someone makes noises for longest and silliest game title of the year.
 
We hope things will be more normal next year but of course we have to wait and see what the impact of winter is on the public health situation so stay tuned...

You can read the full 15 year history of the group and our trends in gaming at this link (Google Drive pdf). See you in 2022!

Game night, 21st December 2021

 This was our last meeting of the calendar year, with our usual focus on dexterity games and pieces getting flicked all over the place. We played all these games:

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Follow this link to find out more about these games, or join in the conversation on Facebook!

We are scheduled to be back on Tuesday, 4th January 2022, and Saturday, 8th January 2022, public health situation allowing. We'll keep you posted on any updates.

Game night, 14th December 2021

 This week we played all these games:

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Follow this link to find out more about these games, or join the conversation on Facebook!

Next Tuesday will be our traditional year-end meeting with an emphasis on dexterity and party-style games so come on down and join in the fun as we wrap up for the year!

All-day gaming, 11th December 2021

 Yesterday was our final all-day session of the year and we played all these:

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 Follow this link to find out more about these games, or join the conversation on Facebook!

Our regular Tuesday night meetings continue through to the 21st and we're looking into all-day options for next year.

Game night, 7th December 2021

 This week we played:

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