Newcastle Gamers, International Tabletop Day, 05 April 2014

Next meeting: Saturday 12 April 2014 from 4.30pm

We have another meeting tomorrow, starting at 4.30pm in Circus Central.

Last weekend was International Tabletop day, and we held an all-day session which set a new attendance record, with 54 people through the doors. Pictures of a handful of the games played are below.

One of our club members, Gareth Barham, died at the end of last year and his family donated us his collection games, and we auctioned them off during last week’s session. This was a resounding success, with a total of £342 being raised which will be donated to the British Heart Foundation.

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Next meeting: International Tabletop Day, Saturday 05 April from 10.00am

We meet again on Saturday. This is the first Saturday in April, which wouldn’t normally be a weekend that we have a meeting, but it’s International Tabletop Day and we’re putting on an extra session — a free, all-day session — specially for this.

We’ll be opening the doors at 10am and playing games through the morning, the afternoon and the evening, until late in the night. You can come along for the duration, or just drop in for a couple of hours. There are always enough people around to have games starting throughout the session, so you should never have more than a short wait before there’s a game starting that you can join.

You don’t need to bring anything with you. The club has a small collection of games and other members will bring games with them, so there will always be a large range to choose from. If you don’t know the rules to a game then you’re likely to able to find someone willing to teach them.

We meet very close to Newcastle city centre, in Christ Church Hall in Shieldfield. This faces Northumbria University Campus East and is next to Christ Church Primary School and Shieldfield Green. There’s a gated car park next to the venue; if you’re using public transport then the venue is just a couple of minutes walk from the Manors metro and rail stations, and lots of buses stop nearby on New Bridge Street.

The venue has a small kitchen area with microwave and cutlery. Takeaways can be ordered in, or bring your own food, drink and snacks. There are shops within walking distance if you’ve forgotten something important.

To give an idea of some of the games that you might be able to play, here are a few pictures from our meeting last weekend.

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Games played, Saturday 08 March 2014

Last weekend saw our latest boardgaming session. We had 33 people in, here are a few photos of the games that we played.

We usually we have a meeting every two weeks, but that’s not how it works out for our next couple of months. There are five Saturdays in March this year, and then we’re having an extra session on the first weekend in April for International Tabletop Day. This means that we have a three week gap between our last session and the next one, and then three sessions in three weeks. Just in case that isn’t clear enough, here’s a list of our events over the next couple of months:

  • Saturday 29 March, from 4.30pm
  • Saturday 05 April, from 10.00am
  • Saturday 12 April, from 4.30pm
  • Saturday 26 April, from 4.30pm

Our Tabletop Day session is an all-day one, starting at 10.00am, and is free for everyone, not just new members. If you head over to the Tabletop Day site you’ll find a page for this event. Please let people know about this, one of the goals of Tabletop Day is to bring new people into clubs like ours.

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Next meeting: Saturday 08 March from 4.30pm

The next club meeting is on Saturday. This will be in the usual place, Christ Church Hall, and start at the usual time, 4.30pm. It’s free if it is your first visit, if not then there’s a session fee of £2.00, or £1.00 for the unwaged.

You can RSVP through our Google+ event. This is also a good place to go if you want to arrange a game with others, or just discuss what people might be bringing with them.

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Games Played, Saturday 22 February 2014

Here are pictures of a few of the games played at last weekend’s club meeting. We had 42 people at the club, the third time this year that we’ve had more than 40 in attendance; we only managed that twice last year.

Our next session is on Saturday 08 March, starting at 4.30pm in Christ Church Hall. We hope to see you there.

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