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.
Posters to download and share are here http://herefordshireboardgamers.co.uk/blog/2018/04/04/charity-posters/
Great Indoors is this weekend! https://great-indoors.co.uk/event
Going well no changes but we welcome your feedback.
Change of time to 3pm to 9pm to match pub opening times. Going well with an overlap to Thursday nights but some different faces too.
August 26th and Saturday 23rd. 11am to 11pm.All day game sessions at the Imperial. Similar to the mega charity day but much more informal. There might be a surprise large game or side attraction for those that want to but generally just a chance to sit and play some of the longer games.
I am already planning the mega annual charity day for 2018 it will be May again for Herefordshire Mind unless we get any strong objections. I will be looking for volunteers to help me put up posters, drum up prizes, prep the venue, teach games and advertise the event on social media. If you are interesting please let me know now. I want to start organising sooner so we can pace ourselves.
At or around our Birthday in July 2018 we will vote for a new charity of the year for 2018-2019. I am using our Birthday as the Charity anniversary rather than the calendar year as it allows for simpler organisation.
Pop over to facebook for the events: https://www.facebook.com/groups/Herefordgamers/
It’s nearly our first official birthday as Herefordshire Board Gamers. We’ve existed for two years on Facebook and we have run three, annual charity days.
It’s been an amazing year. We’ve met over 16 times officially with several ad hoc sessions (here is a list of what we played on each session) and we’ve also had the largest and most profitable charity day yet. 48 players playing over 28 games.
I’m extremely proud of what we’ve created. We have well over 110 members, an active and supportive Facebook group, new friendships have been made, and are we are well on the way to having a full and active gaming community in Herefordshire. I am amazed and thankful for the support and enthusiasm from our members, without whom the group would be nothing.
As always I welcome your feedback and want this group to be a community, to support gamers and gaming the clubs in the area.
We also have 4 flags, a shield and a lizard!
With the groups’ blessing and support I would like to give something back to the wider community, by taking and teaching games into communities where they might help. Also there is the possibility to look for sponsorship for the club, if only to assist us with gathering prizes for our charity day and fundraising.
These two items I definitely need to hear the clubs views on. I’ve formed them into complete questions below with some supporting information.
Please join the newsletter. I want another method to communicate dates rather than solely relying on Facebook.
Continue to give me feedback, suggestions, volunteer to help, write blogs or even suggest and lead projects.
Hopefully we’ll see you all at our birthday party on 6th July
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).