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We’ve spent a week testing all sorts of platforms from playing games online and chatting. We posted our finding in our a couple of guides.
The technology we’ve chosen for now is Facebook and Discord.
We’ll be using a number of gaming services including Tabletopia and Jackbox.
If you want to be ready please,
find and follow us on facebook.
Install the free discord on your phone or PC.
Join our discord
Install Tabletopia via Steam, (both are free)
Jackbox only requires a browser and play one nearly any device.
Also do get your microphone and headset/ head phone out.
If you have a second device get that ready too.
We’d love your support and feedback and if this work we will try and do more mini game sessions over the next few months and maybe into the future, as well as passing on our knowledge. Also do be patient with us!
We will be playing all sorts of games as well as helping you organise games! Give it a go and worse case you will learn some new technology and a few mild swear words.
Currently we don’t have a platform to share the webcams of everyone (which is great I hate being on webcam) but we are investigating skype and zoom.
Finally do use our platforms and our knowledge to run your own meet ups and events.
Finally finally please can you test these links and let me know if they don’t work for you
Donate here: https://bit.ly/HBdonate2020
Virtual games day: https://bit.ly/HBCharity
Our discord: https://bit.ly/HB-Discord
Here are the list of the wonderful people who have sponsored us over the last two years. I use two years rather than one, as it is an honour to be sponsored and not a right and some years businesses can’t help. We had an incredible £2000 of sponsorship last year. I will also share the sponsors we have already gathered for 2020…
Should you have some spare time. Do check out these wonderful companies, give them a like and if you’ve used them a review. Online presence is very important and will be key part of surviving this.
Should you have spare pennies maybe buy something.
Big call out to two specific companies.Big Potato Donated to both our event prize pool and seeded our game library with many wonderful games.
Freedesign Awesome graphic designs which make us look far more professional than we actually are.
Asmodee UK (Distibuter)
Big Potato (Publisher)
Calliope Games (Publisher)
Chaos Cards (Shop and Eshop)
Coiledspring Games (Distributor)
Czech Games Edition (Publisher)
Mantic Games (Publisher)
Meeples’ Corner (Shop and Eshop)
Stuff By Bez (Publisher)
The Board Game Hut (Shop and Eshop)
Board Game Monster (Shop and Eshop)
Dukes gaming (Local Shop and Eshop)
Pegasus Hobbies & Games (Local Shop and Eshop)
Folded Space (Accessories)Food / Drink
Madam & Adam
Golden Fleece, Hereford
Franks Luxury Biscuits
The Wobbly Brewing and Events Ltd
Wye Valley Brewery
Burger Shop Hereford
Heggies of Hereford
Beer in Hand
The Swan InnEvents
Battlelands Paintball Herefordshire
Breakout Cardiff (Now closed)
Escape Rooms Cardiff
Left Bank VillageArt
Bateson’s lizards and salamander incorporatedHereford
Friends of Castle Green
Odeon- Old Market Hereford
Basically Wooden (Accessories)
The Board Game Hut Limited
Board Game Monster
Cuddly Cthulhu Creatives now called https://lockecreatives.com/
TheCore Skatehereford Cic
The Kup-cake Kitchen Café
Left Bank Village
Madam & Adam
Mythic Games (Publisher)
Pegasus Hobbies & Games
The Swan Inn
Wise Owl Toys (Shop and Eshop)
Wye Valley Brewery
Zatu Games (Shop and Eshop)
Massive thanks to our committee and all of our members who do the magic to make this stuff happen and have HB be a wonderful committee.
Good morning all.
Please join us on facebook Herefordshire Boardgamers Community or discord https://discord.gg/9jZ6HCG Whilst most of us are isolated lets keep this community alive and busy, we are doing our best to move some of our activities online.
We will be arranging various online games, as well using the voice chat of discord to stay in touch.
We are also promoting online play locations like Steam, Board Game Arena and Yucata. Currently a lot of these systems are struggling with the high demand but do be patient.
There is an announcement thread on the facebook community with our user IDs in. Join us for a game.
As ever any feedback or suggestions please let us know.
All Herefordshire Board Game events are closed until further notice. The May event is our shining glory and we have to make maximum social and financial impact. That is not cancelled yet, but it is likely I will shrink it to a normal charity event ‘unmega’ it. The prizes / raffles / demos / Blood on the clock tower will be postponed or rolled over to a future event. There is of course a strong chance the May event will be cancelled. I will aim to give plenty of notice to any changes and will be following best practice advice.
It is not all bad news.
We have a lending library of games. We are happy to lend them out for extended periods to make isolation slightly more ‘gamey’. You can swap games and we’ll have a ‘quarantine period’ for reissuing games details to come.
We will be publishing a list of online game platforms and asking people to be more active on Facebook and Discord. I will try and run some online games or RPGs and ask others to do the same. https://discordapp.com/invite/9jZ6HCG
You can use this space to arrange in person sessions if you wish. This is not sanctioned or supported by HB officially but this space is yours to use.
Please do share your online IDs and let’s keep this community strong.
I am going to link to a donation page to Herefordshire Mind. If you would have donated at our events and wish to please do so now or whenever I’ll leave the link open for a while. https://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/HerefordshireBoardgamers
Also please support groups like Herefordshire Food Bank and do look out for each other especially those who are isolating.
Good luck and happy gaming all.
We are run by volunteers for you! To provide game nights, sessions a community and now a free game lending library. We also aim to give back by boosting and supporting other clubs and raising money for charity.
We can’t do it with out! We need your help advertising, please share our events on social media, in your work place and communities.
We also need prizes, if you have contacts please let me know or refer us. We know times are challenging for all but we really do make the donations count and also try hard to pay our sponsor back with social media shouts and for our top sponsors inclusion in our life size games!
We have an all day game day this month, for a small donation to charity you can play for 12 hours!
It’s been a slow start to the year with two cancelled events, Lets make this one awesome!
From the entire team and myself we’d like to wish you a very happy Christmas and hopefully you’ve had some time off to relax, recharge and play some games.
2019 has been an amazing year, the figures speak for themselves, we’ve more of the same planned for 2020. We’d love your help specifically in the form of advertising, word of mouth is the best kind and it’s free! We don’t spend a penny on our charity events so it all goes to charity, it’s a challenge but with your help it will be another amazing year.
Thank you all again for your help and support.
Our next charity day is November 9th!
If you want to help and support us please let us know, we always need more support so we can give back even more!