I was too busy to take lots of photos, but hopefully these represent the day!
Stage of games to lend and play
Two great causes 😀 Gaming and mental health
Terror in Meeple city
As well as raising a load of money for charity, the day serves as a great recruitment drive for gamers, and provides a safe space for shy or introvert gamers to try us out.
Here are some quotes from the players on the day;
Emily (Attended with husband and teenage daughter) ” Well Rob and I only recently found out about the Herefordshire Board Gamers and had not managed to get to a meeting to introduce ourselves in person, although we had said hello on Facebook and you all seemed like a friendly bunch. We came along to the charity day with our youngest offspring and a fellow ‘newbie’ gamer and were really pleased with the super friendly welcome. I’m a long term sufferer of anxiety and depression so approaching new groups is not always easy. However we stayed over 6 hours! We met some new people and even learnt some new games! Along the way we hope that we contributed to a great cause close to my heart. Thanks HBG we are looking forward to the next meeting“
Emma (attended alone) ” After looking forward to the charity board games day for a long while I was not disappointed. The function room was full – evident of a thriving board games scene in Hereford. There were plenty of games available to play and no shortage of people to play them with. The event was very well organised with the most exciting raffle in the universe, an auction, bring and buy and merchandise table.”
Michael (attended with young daughter) “it was so great to see these gamers doing what they do best, bringing people of all ages, walks of life and experience levels together in the spirit of fun and play“
If you have any comments or feedback please send them our way!
Final count for the Third Annual Board Game Charity Day is £526.51 huge thanks to my team, all of our players, and our sponsors Imperial Hereford, Basically Wooden, Surprised Stare Games Ltd, The Black Lion, Wise Owl Toys, Worcester, Beer in Hand, Left Bank and DellCon
I am looking forward to a lot more games with your all over the new few months and years, growing this community and doing good work with Herefordshire Mind.
We had 48 gamers and we played at least 27 different… board and card games. If you want to know more about games the club or to work with us please let me know. We have over 30 players nearly constantly playing from from 2pm to 9pm! Am amazing turn out, atmosphere and day!
We played; Plague Inc. Terror in meeple city. 6 nimmit. Codenames. Secret Hitler. Inis. Villages of Valeria. pandemics. Tsuro. Junk art. New Bedford. Stone age. Robot rally. Qwirkle. Roll for the galaxy. Arboretum. My first carcossonne. Castle for all seasons. Keyflower. Cube quest. Unfair. Telestrations. Tap tap penguin (penguin trap). Lords of water deep. Walking Dead card game (6 nimmit) Mysterium
I can still accept donations for Mind if you are feeling generous and think we did a good job.
1.You like fun (we’re fun!).
2.You want to support Herefordshire Mind (damn right!).
3.You have nothing better to do on 6th May (ah go on….).
4.You have something worse to do on 6th May but can use this as a great excuse to get out of it!
5.You like board or card games. There are loads of awesome games let us show you some more.
6.You’ve tried board games but wasn’t struck by them – let us try and change your mind.
7.You want to find a new hobby, which is reasonable, cheap and all year round (great way to spent time with friends and family).
8.You want to meet new people and join a friendly community (we’re nice… promise).
9.You want to have a go at being a star-ship captain or ships engineer (impressions expected but not required).
10.You want to do better than your friends at being a star-ship captain (friendly competition is fun right?)
11.Board games help with maths and lots of other skills (but probably won’t improve your sense of humour).
A pretty awful advert! for the awesome Star Ship Captain Charity Challenge.
One person gets to be the captain and have the comfiest chair, the team take key roles in the ships bridge from Helm, Weapons, to Engineering. Work together to stay alive, defeat the enemy or generally fly in the correct direct. Great fun no experience needed!
Fee to enter and prizes for the best teams.
Four new sponsors have kindly donated prizes this weekend, and I think this is probably all, although the exact prizes donated does need to be agreed.
The new prizes are 5 copies of Ivor the engine, by local designer Tony Boydell. A game about collecting sheep based in Wales.
The event link is here please share it
New Game: Terror in meeple city
New Game: 6 Nimmit!
New Game: Thiefs market
New Game: Ivor the Engine (Five copies) (Surprised Stare Games)
New Game: ??? (Wise Owl Toys)
Game: Boss monster
Games: ???? (Dell con)
Game accessory: ???? (Basically Wooden)
Game accessories: Tshirt
Food: Sunday lunch for two (Black Lion)
Food: Buy one get one free Pizza (Beer in Hand)
Event: Four Hey Yahs gig tickets (Left Bank)
Book: The Clown Egg Register (Helen Champion: Local Author)
We’d love a donations of smaller raffle prizes and cakes and snacks for the cake stall!
We’re starting to get replies to our begging letters 🙂 and members are kindly donating games.
So we currently have promises of at least 7 board games, gig tickets, free pizza, some game accessories and we still have a month to go!
If you want to help or donate please let me know! firstname.lastname@example.org
Our sponsors will have a key place on the website and Facebook group for the rest of the year. Last years sponsors are still listed as we still appreciate them!