Vote for HB’s charity for 2018 to 2019

Our members have nominated a range of excellent charities, please vote for who we should raise money for.

  • Hereford Mind
  • Hereford Cats Protection
  • NH Sound
  • Contact the eldery
  • Caitilins Stars
  • Hereford Food Bank
  • National Autistic Society

 

Please make your way over to facebook or email me to place a vote.

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Our Wonderful Sponsors

One final shout out to our amazing sponsors who have either provided prizes or servers. We have well over £1000 in prizes and have had nearly £1000 in services donated to make this day happen! We have the full A to Z of sponsors!

Accasion Marquees
AireCon
Basically Wooden
Boardgameguru.co.uk
The Board Game Hut Limited
Board Game Monster
Cuddly Cthulhu Creatives
TheCore Skatehereford Cic
DellCon
Freedesign
Imperial Hereford
The Kup-cake Kitchen Café
Left Bank Village
Madam & Adam
Meeples’ Corner
Mythic Games
Pegasus Hobbies & Games
The Swan Inn
Wise Owl Toys
Wye Valley Brewery
Zatu Games

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Giant Games at our Charity Day

Giant games at our Charity day. We are welcome back two favourite oversized games, Tsuro and Jenga.

We are working very hard to give you one more massive surprise a game so large it will make Tsuro look tiny! Watch this space.

Photos of giant Tsuro https://www.facebook.com/media/set/…

The Jenga images were taken at our First charity event in 2015 which was also at The Core, we’ve changed a lot and so has TheCore Skatehereford Cic

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Our amazing prize haul!

The majority of our prize pool! 30 Board games. Basically Wooden have provided 9 gaming accessories and a £25 gift voucher. We also have vouchers donated by other awesome, local businesses and food and drink to win.
 
 
Our sponsors have been incredibly generous and have donated well over £1000 in prizes and just under £1000 in services. We have raised £500 in total this year from our 3 mini charity days and our 24 hour game-a-thon. We are on target to smash our £1000 target for Herefordshire Mind. Remember 100% of the proceeds goes to charity and there have been no costs for this event thanks to everyone’s generosity.
 
I need your help to do this justice. Please, please share the event, print out or share the poster in your community and work place. This is a great cause and we have a great hobby to share. The games day is going to be great fun and all are welcome. http://herefordshireboardgamers.co.uk/blog/2018/04/04/charity-posters/
If you can’t attend we will be accepting online bids for the auction prizes, so even if you can’t attend watch the group and the event for more information.
 
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New games: (23)
Bugs in the Kitchen, Breaking Bad, Captain Sonar, Codenames, Codenames Pictures, Codenames Duet, Cosmic Kaboom, Coup Reformation x 2, Freyas Folly, Ivor the Engine, Landlord, Myths at War, One night Ultimate Werewolf, Oh Captain, Rapid Delivery, Rob n Run, Sons of Anarchy, Special Delivery, Titus Tentakel, Trick of the Rails, Undercover and Why First.
 
Pre-loved games: (7)
Awesome Kingdom, Pocket Battles (Celts and Romans), Ponte Diavlo, Talisman, Tinker Tailor and Yamati
 
Game accessories:
£25 Basically Wooden Gift Voucher, 9 Basically Wooden accessories, gaming Tshirt.
 
Food and Drink:
Meal at the Imperial, £10 voucher for Kup Kake Kitchen Café, 2 x Wye Valley Brewery gift sets, various sweets. Heggies voucher, meal voucher for Adam and Madam.
 
Services and misc:
2 x model painting services, a games night, a custom lizard, 4 x new years eve tickets at the Left Bank.
 
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The photo doesn’t show the vouchers and a few stragglers and any one else who wishes to sponsor us. Any late sponsors before the 9th will get a nice surprise. These prizes will be split between the auction and the raffle and will be grouped into similar packages so a single win could get you 3-4 games. 
 
Our wonderful sponsors, show them some love too.
Accasion Marquees
AireCon
Basically Wooden
Boardgameguru.co.uk
The Board Game Hut Limited
Board Game Monster
Cuddly Cthulhu Creatives
TheCore Skatehereford Cic
DellCon
Freedesign
Heggies of Hereford
Imperial Hereford
The Kup-cake Kitchen Café
Left Bank Village
Madam & Adam
Meeples’ Corner
Mythic Games
Pegasus Hobbies & Games
Wye Valley Brewery
Zatu Games
 
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Introducing our star prize and sponsor!

**Trumpet noises** Introducing our golden Sponsor and star prizes Basically Wooden.

In addition to helping in our secret special project, Andrew and Sue from Basically Wooden, which is a Hereford based company making high quality board game accessories, from organisers to full boxes to card and token holders to make your life easier. They really care about their product and are wonderful people.

They have offered not 1 but 3 dice towers, a pair of card trays and token holders which clip together (magnets) and one of the latest products a combined card and token holder, scooped for easy access and some where to play your hand of cards for easy viewing and access. Perfect for those with mobility issues or dyspraxics like me who end up with hand fatigue. (The photo shows a built one which is mine, two flat packed ones are actually included)

These accessories really help keeping games flowing, the card holders can serve as a great first player marker as you pass the deck of event cards and you place it on the table with a satisfying clunk.

That’s not all. They have also provided a £25 gift voucher which covers most of their game inserts and accessories.

There are great items, but can be a luxury so this is a perfect chance to make your gaming betterer.

Please please share the event and my posts we need all the publicity we can get, our prize pool is worth well over £1000 and we’ve had nearly £1000 of free services.

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From the Core and back again. We’ve come so far, the first three Charity game day venues.

Our fourth Annual Charity Day is  nearly upon us. I’ve been looking back at our past events. All were successes and held lessons to learn little things to improve on and I like to try something new with each event.

Year one 2015

The first event was at The Core, which was an amazing venue, (we’ve back there this year) We had loads of space including a dedicated space for Molkky, although shiny floors make it far more challenging as they rolled miles!

The event ran smoothly and raised just under £500.

Lessons learned, the raffle went on slightly too long (too many separate prizes) and giant round tables aren’t great for board games.

Year two 2016

We found a venue which was free to hire, the function room of The Black Lion.  We packed this venue out with the event and raised just over £500. We formed Herefordshire Board Gamers shortly after this and this was our home for nearly a year.

We added an auction to make sure we got maximum money for the top prizes, this went really well. Our attendance was similar to year one we had yet to build a community and didn’t have the backing of The Core community.
Lessons learned, you need help to run and advertise events.

Year three 2017

The Imperial function room, which is the home of our Thursday night events.  The room is T shaped which allows us to move noiser or side events away to manage noise. The light could be slightly better but a great space, unfortunately not wheel chair accessible. Having the backing of the community in advertising the event and teaching the games helped loads.
Lessons learned. Secret / blind auction didn’t quite work and I think we could have raised more money with a traditional auction.  We added Artemis Starship bridge simulator as a side event. We also decided too many mandatory events or activities breaks up the flow of the event too much.

Final lessons learned I need to take better photos. I am normally so busy teaching and greeting, coupled with not wanting to intrude..

It is going to be great to be back at The Core, it also looks very different to the first photos, they have been on a great journey too and look vastly different. This is a great venue huge and more accessible 1 step rather than a flight of stairs.

We can’t wait to fill this space with gamers and games!

Kitchen and Tuck shop

Relaxing space

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Charity Prizes: Services! New for 2018

Charity day Auction prizes. Each year I like to mix it up, sometimes it works and sometimes it doesn’t! This year we will adding services to either the raffle or auction prizes.
 
So far we have
Joanna Willett and Andrew Fraser will paint some models for you to ‘pimp’ up a board game. (We will add a limit, painting the 100s of zombies in zombicide is a bit much 🙂 )
 
I will host a game night for you, I will provide the games and teaching, you provide the location, snacks and players. We can arrange appropriate games. A great way to try some new games from  my collection and not worry about having to teach.
 
Rebecca Utting has offered to clone our lovely mascot, in the colours of your choice (ish). Lizard James is posing on our full sized flag, he is longer than a standard board game box about the length of Scythe.
 
Does any of this sound good to you? do you have any services to offer?

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One month until our mega charity day! 100% of proceeds goes to Herefordshire Mind

One month to go! The last three events raised £500 and we are on target to double that this year with your help. It is a great cause and will be a nice day out. 100% of proceeds go to charity with all costs met by donations or the club members.

New gamers can be introduced to the wonderful world of gaming and maybe meet new friends and discover a new hobby.

Established gamers can enjoy 12 hours of relaxed gaming with a large games library to enjoy as well as friendly teachers to introduce them to new gamers.

Families can enjoy games together or play separate games in a safe environment.

There will be raffles, auctions, cake stall as well as onsite café. There will be side events in the form of giant Tsuro and … **redacted** as well as informal quizzes to enjoy.

The Core is wheel chair accessible, spacious and well lit so it should be a great day out for a great cause.

Please share the event if you can (and like this post), Facebook controls and limits what is seen so sharing is key. Also do drag your friends along it is a great event, great cause and should be good fun for all.

https://www.facebook.com/events/358455677932846/

Posters to download and share are here http://herefordshireboardgamers.co.uk/blog/2018/04/04/charity-posters/

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