And now to say thanks :D

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.

Game related
AireCon (Event)
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
Fraser Painting
Jay Illustrations
Bateson’s lizards and salamander incorporatedHereford
Friends of Castle Green
The core
Freedesign
Odeon- Old Market Hereford
Herdsman
Hereford Library

2018 Sponsors:

Accasion Marquees
AireCon
Basically Wooden (Accessories)
Boardgameguru.co.uk (Eshop)
The Board Game Hut Limited
Board Game Monster
Cuddly Cthulhu Creatives now called https://lockecreatives.com/
TheCore Skatehereford Cic
DellCon
Freedesign
Imperial Hereford
The Kup-cake Kitchen Café
Left Bank Village
Madam & Adam
Meeples’ Corner
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.

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Free Lending library grown by 50% Now 77 titles

We’ve 77 titles to lend out for free! Even if you need to take them into isolation with you, that’s fine!

I’ve just (temporarily) moved 27 games from my private collection into the lending pool. The library is made of donations by Big Potato Games, stuff by Bez and private individuals and a good chunk of my game collection.

The link to it is https://boardgamegeek.com/collection/user/Herefordbgamers Also here for a more user friendly view https://gameshelf.github.io/?userId=herefordbgamers&ownedgames

A video of two thirds of our library is here https://www.facebook.com/HerefordshireBoardGamers/videos/212620400084827/

The scheme itself isn’t fully developed but we can arrange pick up or a kind member has offered to deliver. We can quarantine games should we swap them out mid isolation. We will ask for a small deposit as it’s over £1500 worth of games in the library and we want to keep them safe.

I hope every one is doing ok.

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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 new year everyone! Jan 26th is cancelled

Thank you all for a great 2019, we couldn’t have done it with out. 

We’ve had 694 players over 30 free events and raised £3135 for charity!

Lets hope your 2020 is golden and a critical hit.

The charity day on the 26th is cancelled and we are looking at an alternate date in Feburary.

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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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Trialling free games lending library

Sorry Sean you are a wrong and probably about to die (Spoilers) We are going to lend out free games (for a small deposit)

This is still in the development but we have 24 games and a cheque for £250 to add more to lend out! The plan is support our existing gaming and charity events by expanding the games library and allow the lending to provide more free / low cost social events (host your own game night)

Want to try a new game? We got you covered!

Hosting a party or family gathering? We gotcha

Pick and drop off at club nights, leaving a security deposit behind and you simple borrow a few games from us.

How does this sound? What games would you like to see in the library?

We will also be taking donations of games into the library as well and maybe looking to buy suitable second hand games to make the donation go further.

Watch this space! More information and a list of games in the library to come soon. If you are keen to try the new system out please let me know.

The games library currently include Splendor, Colour Brain, Chamelion, Scrawl, Twin it. Wibbell++, In a Bind Junior, Happy salmon, OK play, Insider, Startups, Deep Sea Adventure and Obama Llama.

Massive thanks to Big Potato, Oink Games inc., Stuff By Bez and Dwr Cymru Welsh Water

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Attendance Stats

Some fun attendance stats for you all to enjoy.

If you have any comments, suggestions, or you want to help support us please let us know. We always want to do more, give back more, but only have some much time.

We mostly need help with advertising and sharing the word right now.

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