Virtual Charity game day tomorrow!

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

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HB Events shelved for a while.

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.


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We need you! Volunteers, sponsors and advertising help?

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!

Giant Terror in Hereford City
Sponsor class for terror in meeple city
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Happy Christmas all

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.

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