World Record attempt- Playing Dune for 85 hours.

85 hours 22 minutes done! with 21 minutes of breaks on the clock. Totally amazing! Please keep donating if you can!

More photos and updates here: 48 hours into the World Record attempt – Herefordshire Board Gamers

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The challenge:

On January 21st, 2022 we are going to attempt to break the world record for longest time playing a single board game, the current record to beat is 75 hours. The rules of the attempt state that we will accumulate 5 minutes break for every hour we play, which we are allowed to accrue and use as a long break to rest and get some sleep.

Our chosen board game for the event is ‘Dune: The Board Game’.

It is our aim to use this challenge to raise money for charity; our chosen charities are Alzheimer UK and Herefordshire Mind. We chose these charities as they are important to each of our team and we are very grateful that they have agreed to be sponsored.

The whole event will be streamed live on Facebook, YouTube, and Twitch for those that cannot attend in person with links and connection options to be posted on the Facebook group closer to the time, scan are qr code or follow the

Quick links:
Live on twitch
Facebook group (lots of event photos and chat there)

The Team

We are Lea Poole, Dale Poole, Adam Bircher and Luke de Witt Vine. (Herefordshire Board Gamers is very proud to be supporting and running the public part of the event but we are not brave / foolish enough to take part! )

Alzheimer UK:
Herefordshire Mind:

The Sponsors!

Without these wonderful people and companies the event could not have happened.

Our great sponsors!
Group Fit Gloucester
Odin’s Vision
Herefordshire Boardgamers
Robyn Golding-Hannick
Gale Force Nine
Complete Security Solutions
Tony’s Laser Designs
A Gamers Gaming Getaway (AGGG)
Greater than Games
Gloucester Gaming Network
Gloucester Community Networking

And far to many to remember but the time keepers that made this work.@mrscardwell19 @butcher_to_vegan @scud_fire @tom_pti_aaf @brad.of.the.shire @hossainkaty @agnieszkazguba @glos100ww1 @poppy.the.sheprador @mollythomas92 @mstapleton10

Take Part

The event will be open to the public to come and spectate but we are also delighted to open the venue to the public to come and play all kinds of board games courtesy of the generosity of The Herefordshire Board Gamers Community we will be on site Saturday and Sunday 11am to 8pm with a variety of board games, providing help, advice, and assistance to those wanting to try new games, or experience familiar ones once more.

A great mix of games and players in a well lit spacious venue. Image of one of the two charity pre events.
Image of one of the two charity pre events.

Games Library

We will have a great libary of games suitable for all and we are happy to teach and recommend.

The games library

Giant Tsuro

We will have one of our amazing giant games, this is Tsuro already an amazing game but you get to be the playing piece which makes the game so much more fun and exciting.

Our Giant Tsuro at the Uk Games Expo in 2021
Our Giant Tsuro at the Uk Games Expo in 2021

Help us:

The event will start on 21/01/2022 at Elmscroft Community Centre and will end when one or all of the team decide to call it quits. We will have volunteer adjudicators to monitor the match and keep record of the game wins, but at the moment we do not have enough and are looking for more people to help! If you are interested in being a volunteer adjudicator please apply to our Facebook group ‘Longest marathon playing a boardgame (Dune TBG) World Record Event’ or email

Event details

Venue Details:
Elmscroft Community Centre
Coronation Grove, Gloucester GL2 0SS
Parking onsite
Tuck Shop and Bar available (Hours to be confirmed)

Date: World Record attempt 21-24 January
Charity and public event 22-23