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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.
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
Don’t panic! We’ve just enbiggened another game, the crazy team have spent over 100 hours making this. We’ve managed to grow it from 2 inches to nearly 6 foot tall, and kept about 70% of the orginal rules. Total cost is probably less than the base game .
This dwarfs giant Tsuro which needs 3m by 3m of floor to play it. This is going to be need about 5m.
There is some place holder art to replace but it will be ready for 19th May https://www.facebook.com/
Welcome to Hereford city, the cathedral is over 6ft tall.
HB HQ 😀
Fighting over (literally) the last building
Sponsor Meeple class
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.
Kitchen and Tuck shop
Less than two weeks to go to our Charity 24 hour game-a-thon.
We’d still love your donations, if you don’t have cash we can also take raffle prizes for our May Charity day, please get in touch. https://mydonate.bt.com/fundraisers/24hourgameathonhereford
It is going to be good fun and a hard challenge, staying pleasant for a whole 24 hours 😀