Herefordshire Library is starting a games night every Friday from 5pm to 7pm, the target audience is 11 to 19 year olds.
Herefordshire Mind is our Charity for this year (until our birthday in July)
Our mega charity day is May 19th at the core. https://www.facebook.com/events/358455677932846/
Our last event in May 2017 raised over £525 https://www.facebook.com/events/267697156991655
We are attempting at 24 hour game a to on March 3rd, it could be interesting. the donation page is here https://mydonate.bt.com/fundraisers/24hourgameathonhereford
We also have a mini charity game day on March 31st 12 hours gaming for a small donation of £2 to Mind https://www.facebook.com/events/164900904245291/
Overall I really want us to raise £1000 this year for Mind, any help you can offer would be greatly appreciated.
We are hosting a small games event for new years eve, It’s out of town and there is no onsite bar, but please bring some food to eat and share and a few drinks and join us for a few board games to welcome in 2018.
More information on the event. https://www.facebook.com/events/382824485480225/
We are sticking to the same format, First Thursday at the Imperial and third Sunday at the Beer in Hand.
New years eve gaming party: https://www.facebook.com/events/382824485480225/
May 19th Mega charity day.
Our August Charity day was awesome, 27 players played games for nearly 12 hours and raised over £75 for Herefordshire Mind, this will go into the fund with the September Charity day and the big charity day next May, lets see how much money we can make it our second official year, can we beat £600!
Onto gaming events this month
Thursday 7th 18:30 onwards at the Imperial (For this month only we are in the main bar) https://www.facebook.com/events/126617724597631
Sunday 17th 15:00 onwards at the Beer in Hand https://www.facebook.com/events/126253701300425
Saturday 23th 11:00 12 hour of charity game day at the Imperial https://www.facebook.com/events/235224633649549
Also Dice and Decks Birthday party is on Friday the 15th https://www.facebook.com/events/1412822705500254
Check this new page to see the list of the games we played on each of our games nights!
Hopefully it is interesting to help you remember the name of the game you liked you played last time or just to see the types of games we regularly play.
We tend to play shorter games so we can mix the groups up, be social and play with everyone and end the night on a big social game of codenames or something.
Great Indoors is this weekend! https://great-indoors.co.uk/event
On to club news:
First Thursday from 6.30 at the Imperial.
Going well no changes but we welcome your feedback.
Third Sunday at the Beer in Hand
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.
Mega Charity day
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/
Some of our top 9 (ish) favourite games, scroll to the bottom to see the groups combined favourites. Each picture represents one members top picks.
These are on 3 lists:
Blood Rage, Takenoko, Codenames, Dixit, Above and Below, Kodama,
These are on 2 lists:
Stone Age, Carcassonne, Dogs of War, Games of Thrones Second Edition, Telestrations, Robo Rally, Survive and Mysterium
The Imperial has been a great host for us and have just started a game shelf so as a thank you we’ve put together a selection of games from our recommended list to get them started!
The kit also contains a charity shop bargain copy of Carcassonne donated by one of our members. I think it is a great kit, you have dexterity, word play, dice and push your luck, bluffing and reactions. All of the games are robust enough to loose a few pieces, easy to teach and look great and exciting.
More information on the best games to have on a pub / café or club games shelf is here http://herefordshireboardgamers.co.uk/blog/2017/05/24/top-games-for-pubs/
So we survived and conquered the charity day. What is next?
A good number of us are off to the UK Games Expo and then lets go and visit all of the clubs in the country and then show our faces in the neighbouring county clubs and game shops!
I’ll start collecting ideas and building an agenda shortly. These clubs are all super friendly so attend when ever you want, but if you want some company join the HB grand tour.. (we may need to pick a decent name to increase the awesomeness!)