We play:

Settlers of Catan - Puerto Rico - Agricola - Condottiere - Ticket to Ride - Citadels - Torres - Shadows over Camelot - Race for the Galaxy - Formula De - Seven Wonders .. that kind of thing.

The club owns lots of games, and our members bring even more.

We meet:

Every Thursday - 8pm - The Stables Bar, Newbold Comyn Arms, Leamington Spa

We welcome:


We charge:

50p each week, which is spent on games for the club.

First-timers pay nothing!

Friday, 30 March 2012

Magic Draft on Thursday 19th April

Next week is seeming too soon to get word out to enough people to arrange for them to turn up early.  So the next best date is the 19th April.  So far there are only 6 names on the list that say they could make it, which is certainly enough to have a draft, but 2 more would be ideal... Hopefully Steve L and John E will also be able to make it on that date?

Everyone who wants to draft, please make sure you get there nice and early, we would want to be cracking the first pack at 7pm if we want any hope of finishing before the pub closes on us!

I'm hoping Pete will have access to a pairings calculator even if we don't go the full DCI rules route :)

Thursday, 29 March 2012

Play board games in Leamington tonight

If you don't know the drill, browse this site for info. If you do know the drill, nothing's changed.

Possible games:

  • Tikal -- with auctions as the designers intended. Steve wants to try this, and I'm more than willing to oblige. And a chess clock...
  • Ghost Stories -- if Andrew brings it and we can muster four interested Taoists.
  • I've told Gary to bring Ascension -- who knows, maybe he will?

Monday, 26 March 2012

Here kitty kitty

Gary tells me the kitty's up to £62.

We had been considering buying Merchants & Marauders, but it has an advertised playing time of 3 hours, and reports of taking even longer. So realistically, if we play it at all, it's not likely to be often enough to justify the price.

Tikal II: The Lost Temple was our other possibility; we need a few more voices in support of that before we take the plunge.

Oh, and this talk of big long games reminds me that I quite fancy Elder Sign -- it being similar to Arkham Horror, but shorter and faster:
Elder Sign is a fast-paced, cooperative dice game of supernatural intrigue for one to eight players by Richard Launius and Kevin Wilson, the designers of Arkham Horror. Players take the roles of investigators racing against time to stave off the imminent return of the Ancient One. Armed with tools, allies, and occult knowledge, investigators must put their sanity and stamina to the test as they adventure to locate Elder Signs, the eldritch symbols used to seal away the Ancient Ones and win the game.
To locate Elder Signs, investigators must successfully endure Adventures within the museum and its environs. A countdown mechanism makes an Ancient One appear if the investigators are not quick enough. The investigators must then battle the Ancient One. A clever and thematic dice mechanism pits their exploration against monsters and the sheer difficulty of staying sane and healthy, all within the standard game duration of one to two hours.

Last Thursday's gaming

12 people came on Thursday, and we split into three tables:

Thursday, 22 March 2012

Play board games tonight in Leamington

The time and place are cunningly hidden somewhere in this web site (if, that is, you're viewing this on the blog's home page).

Monday, 19 March 2012

Last Thursday's gaming

We had a modest showing of seven last week. It was nice and sociable, because we fit around one large table playing two games.

Four of us played John E's new acquisition Locke & Key: The Game -- a card game with a new mechanic (to us, at least) and really nice artwork. The art is clipped directly from the comic of the same name. It was good enough that we played a second game of it.

The remaining three played Tikal. They seemed to enjoy themselves, although as everyone does, they noticed the considerable pauses as the player who's turn it is analyses their options. They opted not to play the auction variant; their loss.

Thursday, 15 March 2012

Play board games in Leamington tonight

It's the usual routine, except I'll be there for the first time in three weeks.

I want to play Ghost Stories, if Andrew brings it. Hopefully 3 other Taoists will want to join me.

Newcomers pay nothing and get extra special welcomes.

Wednesday, 14 March 2012

If you want to draft some Magic the Gathering read on

Pete has come by some magic boosters via potentially nefarious means (or he earned them as payment).
If anyone would like the opportunity to buy 3 of them from him for £2.50 a booster, and draft them with us then please let us know your availability.  The plan at the moment is to find a Thursday when enough people can turn up early (19:00) and get the draft, deck building and 3 rounds of games into the evening.

Sign up here:

If we cannot get a quorum on a Thursday we may have to look at other options. Comments should be open if you want to discuss a different option.

Thursday, 8 March 2012

Play board games in Leamington tonight

If Andrew turns up there are likely to be Ghost Stories.
John E is like to bring Age of Empires III.
Gary is likely to be late.
John H is out of town.
Other statuses are currently unavailable.

Thursday, 1 March 2012

Play board games in Leamington tonight.

It's Board Silly night again.

8pm, Newbold Comyn Arms. It seems likely the Ghost Stories will get played.