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Next meeting: Saturday 10 January from 4.30pm

Last weekend was the second of our festive all-day gaming sessions. We had around 40 people drop by through the day and play many different games. Martin Wallace seemed particularly popular, with Ankh-Morpork, The Witches, Onward to Venus, and Last Train to Wensleydale all getting an outing. Pictures of a few of the games played are below.

We’re now returning to our usual schedule, with meetings on the second and last Saturday of each month. And this means that we meet again on Saturday, starting at 4.30pm.

We meet in Christ church hall (also known as Circus Central) in Shieldfield, close to the city centre and bus and metro stops. There’s a charge £2 per person to cover the venue hire costs (£1 for unwaged), but your first visit is free. The venue has a small kitchen area with microwave and cutlery. Takeaways can be ordered in, or bring your own food with you. There’s a small branch of Sainsbury’s next door (open until 11pm) which is handy for drinks and snacks.

There’s always a large selection of games brought along by club regulars, and people will explain the rules for each game when you sit down to play, so don’t worry if you’re unfamiliar with a particular title. If you’d like to bring your own games along that’s fine too.

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Next meeting: Saturday 03 January from 10.00am

We meet again on Saturday, for the second of our festive all-day sessions. It starts at 10am and carries on throughout the morning, afternoon and evening. The first of our festive all-day sessions was last weekend, but I utterly forgot to post a reminder on the website. Sorry. Fortunately plenty of people still managed to make it along and play a large number of games.

This session is free for everyone. We meet in Christ church hall (also known as Circus Central) in Shieldfield, close to the city centre and bus and metro stops. The venue has a small kitchen area with microwave and cutlery. Takeaways can be ordered in, or bring your own food with you. There’s a small branch of Sainsburys next door (open until 11pm) which is handy for drinks and snacks.

If you’re wondering what to expect take a look at the photos below from our last few sessions. There’s always a large selection of games brought along by club regulars, and people will explain the rules for each game when you sit down to play, so don’t worry if you’re unfamiliar with a particular title. If you’d like to bring your own games along that’s fine too.

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Next Meeting: Saturday 13th December at 4:30pm

We meet again on Saturday, starting at 4.30pm and gaming until around midnight. There’s a charge of £2 per person to cover the venue hire costs (£1 for unwaged), but your first visit is free. We meet in Christ Church hall (also known as Circus Central) in Shieldfield, within walking distance of Newcastle city centre – over the road from Manors metro station and various bus stops. The venue has a small kitchen area with microwave and cutlery. Takeaways can be ordered in, or bring your own food with you. There’s a small branch of Sainsburys next door (open until 11pm) which is handy for drinks and snacks.

If you’re wondering what to expect take a look at our reports from previous meetings. There’s always a large selection of games brought along by club regulars, and people will explain the rules for each game when you sit down to play, so don’t worry if you’re unfamiliar with a particular title. If you’d like to bring your own games along that’s fine too, the sessions are very informal. Everyone is welcome – why not come along and find out more.

Finally – here’s a reminder of our sessions over Xmas and new year:

  • Saturday 27th December, ALL DAY from 10am until midnight (free session)
  • Saturday 3rd January, ALL DAY from 10am until midnight (free session)
  • Saturday 10th January, from 4.30pm until late

 

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Next meeting: Saturday 29 November from 4.30pm

We meet again on Saturday. There’s a slightly earlier start than normal, with a short discussion of a boardgame-based public art project from 4.00pm. Normal gaming starts at the usual time of 4.30pm and continues late into the evening.

There’s a charge £2 per person to cover the venue hire costs (£1 for unwaged), but your first visit is free. We meet in Christ church hall (also known as Circus Central) in Shieldfield, close to the city centre and bus and metro stops. The venue has a small kitchen area with microwave and cutlery. Takeaways can be ordered in, or bring your own food with you. There’s a small branch of Sainsbury’s next door (open until 11pm) which is handy for drinks and snacks.

If you’re wondering what to expect take a look at our reports from previous meetings. There’s always a large selection of games brought along by club regulars, and people will explain the rules for each game when you sit down to play, so don’t worry if you’re unfamiliar with a particular title. If you’d like to bring your own games along that’s fine too.

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Byker Metro public art project

Nexus and Newcastle City Council have commissioned a new public art project for Byker Metro station. This involves working with local participants to design an game that can be played both inside and outside, with one ‘board’ being in and around the Byker Wall and estate.

The artists leading this project are holding workshops at the East End library over the next couple of weekends (a flyer for these is below), aiming to have some creative fun with the local residents and put the public back in public art. They’ve also been in touch with us and will be coming along to the start of our next session to talk to people and get a better understanding of boardgames.

So if you’re interested in this then go along to one of their workshops, or talk to them when they’re at our meeting.

Byker Metro public art project workshops

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