festive agricola

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

 

Pin It

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.

Pin It

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

Pin It
xmas-banner

Christmas and New Year meetings

It’s a fortnight since our last session, but we don’t have another this weekend — there are five Saturdays this month, so we don’t meet until next weekend.

To make up for this, we’ve arranged some extra gaming over Christmas and the New Year: we will be having all-day sessions on Saturday 27 December and Saturday 03 January. These will both be free, with no meeting fees for anyone. This means that our next few meetings will be:

  • Saturday 29 November, from 4.30pm.
  • Saturday 13 December, from 4.30pm.
  • Saturday 27 December, from 10.00am (free session).
  • Saturday 03 January, from 10.00am (free session).
  • Saturday 10 January, from 4.30pm.
  • Saturday 31 January, from 4.30pm.

If that’s not enough for you, Drew has organised a Two Rooms and a Boom event at the Geek Retreat on Sunday, starting at 1pm. There’s a Facebook event that has more details.

Pin It
ng20141108-panorama

Games played, Saturday 08 November 2014

Here are some pictures showing some of the games played at our meeting last weekend.

There are five Saturdays this month, which means we’ve got a three week gap until our next session. This will be on Saturday 29 November, starting at the usual time of 4.30pm.

Pin It