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:

Everyone

We charge:

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

First-timers pay nothing!

Friday, 22 November 2013

Last night's gaming

5 people, one game of Age of Industry. Sorted.

The Newbold's refurb is modest, but smartens it up a bit.

Thursday, 21 November 2013

Play board games in Leamington tonight

I've checked with the Newbold Comyn Arms, and the reason they were closed last week was that they were getting refurbished. Everything is back to normal now and "looking beautiful".

So, it's board gaming there at 8pm.

I for one, am hoping for plentiful neon, and padded booths modelled after American cars.

Friday, 15 November 2013

Last night's relocated gaming

Six hardy gamers assembled at the Newbold Comyn Arms last night, only to find the lights out and the doors locked. So we relocated to the Cask and Bottle, which provided a perfectly acceptable gaming environment.

We played 6-player Locke and Key. Although it officially takes that many players, I think it suffers as a result.

We played 6 player Seven Wonders with all the expansions - which is a lot to keep track of.

We played a couple of rounds of Love Letter to fill the time while John E finished his pint.

John E has taken on the duty of finding out what's up at the Newbold.

Thursday, 14 November 2013

Play board games in Leamington Spa tonight - Thursday 14th November

BoardSilly board games club meet tonight from 8pm at the Newbold Comyn Arms in Leamington Spa.

I may arrive slightly late this evening (8:20ish).
I will bring a big bag of games, probably including

Risk Legacy

& one of Reiner Knizia's.
Let me know if you want me to pack a club game that I might have.
We ask for subs of 50p towards future purchases of more boardgames, unless it is your first visit, in which case it's free.
See you later,

John E

Thursday, 31 October 2013

Halloween Spectacular - Play board games in Leamington Spa tonight - Thursday 31st October

Halloween Spectacular - Play board games in Leamington Spa tonight - Thursday 31st October

BoardSilly board games club meet tonight from 8pm at the Newbold Comyn Arms in Leamington Spa.
I may arrive slightly late this evening due to various tricks (and perhaps some treats). I cannot think of any games particularly to do with Halloween, witches, ghosts or pumpkins, but I will bring some games. Perhaps Cthulhu Fluxx. Let me know if you want me to pack a club game that I might have. We ask for subs of 50p towards future purchases of more boardgames, unless it is your first visit, in which case it's free. See you later, John E

Disclaimer: It is definitely Halloween. It may not actually be spectacular.

Thursday, 24 October 2013

Thursday, 3 October 2013

Play board games in Leamington Spa tonight - Thursday 3rd October

BoardSilly board games club meet tonight from 8pm at the Newbold Comyn Arms in Leamington Spa.
I may arrive slightly late this evening (8:20 or thereabouts).
I will bring Acquire and Power Grid Factory Manager. Let me know if you want me to pack another club game that I might have.
We ask for subs of 50p towards future purchases of more boardgames, unless it is your first visit, in which case it's free.
See you later, John E

Thursday, 26 September 2013

Play board games in Leamington Spa tonight - Thursday 26th September

BoardSilly board games club meet tonight from 8pm at the Newbold Comyn Arms in Leamington Spa. Bring board games. We ask for subs of 50p towards future purchases of more boardgames, unless it is your first visit, in which case it's free. See you next week, John E. PS. I'd like to be there but sadly I won't be.

Thursday, 19 September 2013

Play board games in Leamington Spa tonight - Thursday 19th September

BoardSilly board games club meet tonight from 8pm at the Newbold Comyn Arms in Leamington Spa. I may arrive slightly late this evening (8:20 or thereabouts). I will bring Acquire and Power Grid Factory Manager Let me know if you want me to pack another club game that I might have. We ask for subs of 50p towards future purchases of more boardgames, unless it is your first visit, in which case it's free. See you later, John E (Apologies for block of continuous text AGAIN - may STILL be an issue with my browser)

Thursday, 12 September 2013

Play board games in Leamington Spa tonight - Thursday 12th September

BoardSilly board games club meet tonight from 8pm at the Newbold Comyn Arms in Leamington Spa. I may arrive slightly late this evening (8:20 or thereabouts). I will bring Acquire and Power Grid Factory Manager Let me know if you want me to pack another club game that I might have. We ask for subs of 50p towards future purchases of more boardgames, unless it is your first visit, in which case it's free. See you later, John E (Apologies for block of continuous text - may be an issue with my browser)

Thursday, 29 August 2013

Play board games in Leamington tonight

I (JH) won't be there tonight (nor next week), but I'm sure there will be enough there for some games.

Newbold Comyn Arms, 8pm. Free to newcomers. 50p to not-newcomers.

Friday, 23 August 2013

Last night's gaming - a Tale of Two Cities

4 players. One game of Notre Dame, one game of London.

It was the best of times; it was the worst of times.

(In fact they were both fun games).

Thursday, 22 August 2013

Play board games in Leamington tonight

I'll be there. I bet I'm not alone.

I'm going to bring a Decktet -- so if anyone fancies a twist on a card game, see if you fancy one of the ones from their Wiki. Maybe Jacynth or Thricewise?

Thursday, 1 August 2013

Play board games in Leamington tonight

I (John H) won't be there again tonight, but I'm sure enough people will be there for some games.

8pm, Newbold Comyn Arms. Newcomers pay nothing. Oldcomers pay 50p.

Thursday, 25 July 2013

Play board games in Leamington tonight

I won't be there (getting some culture in Stratford). Neither will Gary (on holiday in Brittany) but it's likely someone else will.

Should you happen to play Risk Legacy, how about letting us all know how the board has changed? I can give posting rights to any regular, or just email me what happened.

Friday, 19 July 2013

Last night's gaming

Risk Legacy again, four out of five players being new.

Rhian won and added a major city to the board. The rest of us added minor cities, which makes it very likely that next time we play we'll open a new envelope of game bits.

'Vegas' was the light follow up. Warwickshire Brewery 'Golden Buds' was on tap.

Thursday, 18 July 2013

Play board games in Leamington tonight

Newbold Comyn Arms. 8pm.

I (JH) am 80% likely to turn up tonight. There's bound to be enough people for a game.

I have John E's bag of club games, so if a 20% chance of not being able to play Risk Legacy bothers you, get in touch.


Friday, 12 July 2013

Risk Legacy Rules

I would have benefited from having read the rules before playing.

If any of you want to -- look, they're here: http://www.hasbro.com/common/documents/dad2886d1c4311ddbd0b0800200c9a66/00D721465056900B10A16E11F8F54E7F.pdf

So far, we have not changed the rules by putting any stickers from the envelopes onto the rulebook.

Last night's gaming

5 gamers, willing to bear the indoor heat.

We started with La Boca - a light 3D block positioning game.

Then - at last - we cracked open Risk Legacy -- and it is good. Five of us have signed the back of the board. Ray has a major city on the board, permanently. The rest of us have minor cities on the board, also permanently.

Gratifyingly, it looks as if the game is geared up for allowing different players from game to game. It would be fine if the next game had entirely different players, indeed that would ensure plenty of us know the basics before things start to get silly.






La Boca
La Boca

Risk Legacy

These are the cards we destroyed in the process of playing Risk Legacy

Thursday, 4 July 2013

Play board games in Leamington tonight

I (JH) won't be there tonight, but it's a fair bet that there will be enough for a game (last week there were six).

I have John E's bag of games too. If anyone has a burning desire to play any of those, get in tough and we can see about getting them to you.

Friday, 28 June 2013

Last night's gaming

We thought we were four, so we started unpacking Risk Legacy!

Then two more turned up, so we packed it up again, and played two satisfying games of Seven Wonders (with Leaders).

Then, as fillers:





Thursday, 27 June 2013

Play board games in Leamington tonight

Once more unto the Newbold Comyn Arms!

I (JH) will be there. Gary and John E will not. There's no reason to expect us not to have enough people for a game or two.

Friday, 21 June 2013

Last night's gaming

We played strategic terraforming / building game Terra Mystica with five players.

It was good. Adrian warned at the beginning that Ray and Matt would be playing at a completely different level to the rest of us, and he was right.

Next time, though! Or maybe the time after that...

Wednesday, 19 June 2013

Play Board Games in Leamington Spa this Thursday night

BoardSilly board games club meet on Thursday night from 8pm at the Newbold Comyn Arms on Newbold Terrace East in Leamington Spa.

Hopefully John H will be there with the big bag of club games that I left in his care two weeks ago. Post to the Google Groups page if you're coming & let us know any games you're bringing and/or fancy playing.

Edit (JH): yes I will

We ask for subs of 50p towards future purchases of more board games, unless it is your first visit, in which case it's free.

Come on down,

John E

PS. Sadly, I won't be there. Happily, I'll be at the Ricoh Arena for Bruce Springsteen.

Thursday, 13 June 2013

Play board games in Leamington tonight - Jun 13

Usual place, usual time - no word of a pub quiz this time.

John E said he wouldn't be there, but he gave me his big duffel bag o' games last week, so I'll bring that along and we'll see what treasures lie within.

Remember that semi-coop green energy game Stuart brought one week? I'd like to give that another go...

And Risk Legacy is still waiting to be broached.

Regulars: 50p, which is how we're approaching our 1000th pound spent on club games. As an extra special welcome to newcomers, they pay nothing.

Wednesday, 5 June 2013

Play board games in Leamington Spa on Thursday 6th June (or take part in the pub quiz)

BoardSilly board games club meet on Thursday night from 8pm at the Newbold Comyn Arms on Newbold Terrace East in Leamington Spa.
There is a school PTA pub quiz on tomorrow night in the Newbold Comyn Arms, so I will be taking part in that, but I will bring:
- Risk Legacy - for a 5 player game to start "the campaign" & assign each faction's starting powers - don't worry if you miss it, I think that we agreed to mix the players between games.
- King of Tokyo (Guy & Rhiann are interested in playing it)
- 7 Wonders
Let me know if you want me to bring another club game that I might have.
We ask for subs of 50p towards future purchases of more board games, unless it is your first visit, in which case it's free.
See you (briefly) tomorrow,
John E

Thursday, 30 May 2013

Play board games in Leamington Spa tonight - Thursday 30th May

BoardSilly board games club meet tonight from 8pm at the Newbold Comyn Arms on Newbold terrace East in Leamington Spa.
I should arrive earlier this evening so I may set up the Risk Legacy board without opening any envelopes of special instructions etc.
I will bring:
Risk Legacy - for a 5 player game to start "the campaign" & assign each faction's starting powers - don't worry if you miss it, I think that we agreed to mix the players between games.
Battle Cry
7 Wonders (I think I have it)
Let me know if you want me to bring another club game that I might have.
We ask for subs of 50p towards future purchases of more boardgames, unless it is your first visit, in which case it's free.
See you later,
John E

Thursday, 23 May 2013

Play board games in Leamington Spa tonight - Thursday 23rd May

BoardSilly board games club meet tonight from 8pm at the Newbold Comyn Arms in Leamington Spa.
I may arrive slightly late this evening (8:20 or thereabouts).
I will bring:
Risk Legacy - for a 5 player game to start "the campaign" & assign each faction's starting powers - don't worry if you miss it, I think that we agreed to mix the players between games.
Battle Cry
Innovations
7 Wonders (I think I have it)
Let me know if you want me to bring another club game that I might have.
We ask for subs of 50p towards future purchases of more boardgames, unless it is your first visit, in which case it's free.
See you later,
John E

Thursday, 16 May 2013

Play board games in Leamington Spa tonight - Thursday 16th May

BoardSilly board games club meet tonight from 8pm at the Newbold Comyn Arms in Leamington Spa.
I may arrive slightly late this evening (8:20 or thereabouts) but I will be bringing:
- Andrew H & 7 Wonders
- Wonders expansions pack for 7 Wonders
- Innovations
- Settlers of Catan
- Risk Legacy - form an orderly queue if you want or bring a sonic screwdriver / light saber to battle for your place at the table > http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-norfolk-22542222
Let me know if you want me to pack another club game that I might have.
We ask for subs of 50p towards future purchases of more boardgames, unless it is your first visit, in which case it's free.
See you later,
John E

Friday, 10 May 2013

Last night's gaming

6 players. A bit of Love Letter. A bit more Terra Mystica, and some Keyflower.

I liked Keyflower, I think it'll be better next time, knowing what to do.

Thursday, 9 May 2013

Play board games in Leamington tonight

Newbold Comyn Arms. 8.00.

I reckon I'll bring Ghost Chase for reasons described previously. but I'm in no way determined to play it.

Thursday, 2 May 2013

Games at Avon Toys - Goodbye Kitty?

Avon Toys had the 7 Wonders expansion with 4 new wonders in it (for under £10). Straw poll of BoardSilly attendees two weeks ago was in favour of buying for the club.

They also have Castle Panic and some other new(ish) games.

Is it worth Gary paying a visit & spending some of the kitty?

Discuss online or at the pub tonight.

John E

Play board games in Leamington Spa tonight - Thursday 2nd May

BoardSilly board games club meet tonight from 8pm at the Newbold Comyn Arms in Leamington Spa.
I will probably arrive earlier this evening and have a meal.
I will bring these games:
Gonzago
Innovations
Settlers of Catan
Tempus
Let me know if you want me to pack another club game that I might have.
We ask for subs of 50p towards future purchases of more boardgames, unless it is your first visit, in which case it's free.
See you later,
John E

Thursday, 25 April 2013

Play board games in Leamington tonight

BoardSilly Games Club meet at the Newbold Comyn Arms, Leamington Spa tonight from 8:00.

I am at a Beavers show earlier in the evening so I will be late.

Nigel and I will come to the pub later with my bag of games containing whatever's left in from last week, probably:
- Innovations
- Power Grid
- Settlers of Catan
- Tempus
- Tsuro

I believe that John H will not be there due to being at a gig in Coventry.

See you later,

John E

Thursday, 18 April 2013

Play board games in Leamington tonight

As usual, Newbold Comyn Arms, 8pm.

I (JH) will be bringing:

  • Jacob Marley Esquire - if I can manage to gather together enough bits. Stuart still needs to see the economy model at work.
  • Ghost Chase - had it years, but it had the wrong cards. I finally got around to asking Rio Grande for replacements, and now I have them. It's Scotland Yard with a ghost instead of a master criminal. It looks like a kids' game, but BGG suggests it's a 6/10 for kids and a 7/10 for adults. I'd just like to play it once before selling it, frankly.
... but happy to play almost anything else.

Thursday, 11 April 2013

Play board games in Rugby. Not tonight though.

Over on our Google Group, we got a nice email from our friends in Rugby:


I just joined this group to put a post up re Rugby on Board. Just to say hi, and that you would all be very welcome. There is a regular turnout of about 5 of us, at the Raglan every other Tuesday but with the opening of Rugby's own Friendly Local Game Store (Shadow Games) this is sure to lead to an increase in numbers and the potential for setting up some all day gaming on a weekend at some undefined future date... 

Any day except Thursday, you have my permission to schlep up to Rugby for an extra gaming fix.

Board Games in Leamington Tonight

It's on at the Newbold Comyn Arms tonight. I hope John E can come up with something topical...

Thursday, 4 April 2013

Play Board Games in Leamington Spa tonight 4th April

BoardSilly games club meet at the Newbold Comyn Arms from 20:00 tonight.

It was good to see so many old faces last week: Dave Manuel (our club founder), Caroline and Matt C.
Rumour is that Andrew H will make it out tonight.

I will be there with:
- Tempus
- Innovations
- Formula De
- Thebes
- another club game if I have it & someone requests it
See you later,
John E

Thursday, 28 March 2013

Play Board Games in Leamington Spa tonight 28th March

BoardSilly games club meet at the Newbold Comyn Arms from 20:00 tonight.

I will be there with
- Tempus
- Innovations
- Formula De
- Thebes
- another club game if I have it & someone requests it
- My Dad
See you later,

John E

Thursday, 21 March 2013

Play board games in Leamington tonight 21st March

BoardSilly games club meet at the Newbold Comyn Arms from 20:00 tonight.

I will be there with
- Tempus
- Innovations
- Formula De
- another club game if I have it & someone requests it
See you later,

John E

Thursday, 7 March 2013

Play board games in Leamington tonight

I'm missing it for the third week running - I'm packing up my house - but I'm sure enough people will turn up.

Thursday, 21 February 2013

Play board games in Leamington tonight

It's on. I might be a no-show, it's not certain.

If I come, I'm bringing Jacob Marley Esquire, because Stuart needs to see its economy model.

Thursday, 14 February 2013

Board games or romance tonight?

I'm not sure about tonight -- I know the Newbold Comyn Arms is doing a special Valentine's Day menu tonight -- did anyone think to ask last week whether they had many bookings?

That said, it'd be a miserable couple who let a bunch of people playing Tigris and Euphrates in the corner spoil their romantic meal...

I probably won't make it tonight, but reply to this on the mailing list if you will do.

Wednesday, 6 February 2013

New Club Games?

I was in Cardiff on Saturday so popped in to Rules of Play in the Castle Arcade
http://rulescardiff.wordpr\ess.com/

I bought a few games for myself and saw a few for the club:
- 7 Wonders Cities - £20 - http://boardgamegeek.com/boardgameexpansion/111661/7-wonders-cities
The latest expansion to a club favourite.

- Gonzaga - £40 - http://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/57163/gonzaga
Lay plastic multi-hex cities on a map of Europe - Looks very good & ticks my Tactics / Spatial Awareness / Hex Map of Europe boxes.

- Tempus - £15 - http://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/17161/tempus (the Pro Ludo edition)
£15 for a Martin Wallace game? Bargain.

I did text Gary on the day to check that I would not empty the kitty but they are all still in the shrink wrap in case anyone has any objections to them as club games. In which case, my brother might be getting a surprise present on his birthday later this month.

See you tomorrow with the new shinys.

John E




Friday, 1 February 2013

Last night's gaming

There were enough of us for three tables:

Thursday, 31 January 2013

Play board games in Leamington Spa tonight

BoardSilly board games club meet tonight from 8pm at the Newbold Comyn Arms in Leamington Spa.
It's cold & wet & windy outside but the pub is warm & we have board games & card games.
I have recently enjoyed playing:
Republic of Rome
Innovations
7 Wonders
Locke And Key
Castles of Burgundy
Terra Mystica
Magic The Gathering

I'd also like try:
Pax Porfiriana
Or we could play Power Grid with a Windy Day Variant - green power plants can power one extra city than their printed value.
We ask for subs of 50p towards future purchases of more boardgames, unless it is your first visit, in which case it's free.
See you later,
John E

Addendum by John H - it looks lovely and sunny to me. But it'll be dark by the time gaming comes along. Last week five of us played CO², which was pretty remarkable, and I'd gladly play again.

Thursday, 24 January 2013

Play board games in Leamington Spa tonight

BoardSilly board games club meet tonight from 8pm at the Newbold Comyn Arms in Leamington Spa.
It's cold outside but the pub is warm & we have board games & card games.
I have recently enjoyed playing:
Republic of Rome
Innovations
7 Wonders
Locke And Key
Castles of Burgundy

I'd also like try:
Pax Porfiriana
Terra Mystica

We ask for subs of 50p towards future purchases of more boardgames, unless it is your first visit, in which case it's free.
See you later,
John E

Thursday, 10 January 2013

Boardgames? Beer? Brilliant!

Despite the old adage, Always Avoid Alliteration, tonight I fancy playing:

Pete's Pax Porfiriana
or
Ray's Republic of Rome

If John H has Junta I may play that

See you at the Newbold Comyn Arms in Leamington Spa from 8pm,

John E

Thursday, 3 January 2013

Play board games in Leamington tonight

Once more I'm probably a no-show, but without even asking people, I'm certain there will be enough gamers at the Newbold Comyn Arms tonight to play at least one game. Perhaps something Father Christmas brought?

If you're the cautious type, check our discussion group to see if anyone's confirmed.