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This page was compiled from the uk.games.board FAQ. The newsgroup and FAQ fell into disuse, so the BoardGameGeek wiki is a more suitable place for this data.

This is intended to be a neutral document, listing various shops and so on alphabetically without regard to size or other features. Appearance in this list is not intended to give any sort of recommendation, except for the major non-UK entries.

Games Shops

These shops generally also sell online, if a web site is given, and by mail order.

Aldershot, Hampshire

The Games Shop (Esdevium Games)
6 Wellington Street, GU11 1DZ
01252 311443

Altrincham, Cheshire

The Gaming Crypt
44 Greenwood Street, WA14 1RZ
0161 929 9919

(Please note the physical shop has now closed down. Currently the website is "Under Construction" but may re-emerge.)

Bangor, County Down

Replay Games
97 High Street, BT20 5BD
028 9145 2210

Barnsley, South Yorkshire

Barnsley Association of Wargamers
Shambles St
South Yorkshire


Janco Toys
51 Park Road
Worsbrough Bridge
South Yorkshire
S70 5AA
UK Shop Number: (+44) 1226208654

Birmingham, West Midlands

Dungeon & Starship - No longer in business.
1 Suffolk Street, Queensway, B1 1LT
0121 643 6008

Wayland's Forge
Unit LG06A Zellig,
The Custard Factory,
Gibb Street,
B9 4AA
0121 683 0075

Brighton, W.Sussex

Dave's Comics
Sydney Street
Not cheap, but a seemingly ever-growing stock. There are two Dave's comics shops on the street so if you go in one with just comics you are in the wrong one!

Bristol, Avon

Hula Gaming
'Currently online only, bricks and mortar store coming soon!'
Still online only as of 19/05/2014

Excelsior Comics
48 Bond Street, BS1 3LZ
0117 930 0621

Area 51
230 Gloucester Road, BS7 8NZ
0117 9244655

Burton upon Trent, Staffordshire

Spirit Games
Spirit Games BGG Guild
102 High Street, DE14 1LJ
01283 511293 (also Fax)

Cambridge, Cambridgeshire

Inner Sanctum Collectibles
8 Hommerton Street, Cambridge CB2 8NX
0845 257 1416

Sophisticated Games
1 Andersen Court
Newnham Road
01223 462400
(Not strictly a shop, but will sell to visitors - but ring/email first!)


Rules of Play
29 Castle Arcade
Cf10 1BX
029 2022 1695

Established in May 2010, Rules of Play is Cardiff's friendly games shop. Everything you'd want to see on the shelves, plus a speedy ordering service and knowledgeable & friendly staff make this FLGS well worth a visit. Events and tournaments take place at weekends and some evenings - more info on Rules of Play, and also check out the FB Page and Twitter to become part of the local gaming community.

Stormfire Games
8A Trade Street
Penarth Road
CF10 5DT
029 20 227 117
A board game retailer based by Cardiff central train station. Excellent prices and service, with a large playing area called The Battlefields and a fully licenced bar.
For tabletop wargaming, have a look at their sister site Firestorm Games

Some of us get together in the store on Tuesdays to play boardgames if you'd like to join us, and I run a monthly event on a saturday. For more information on the saturday events, have a look at my forum thread: http://boardgamegeek.com/article/9275107 (The first post of the thread is always kept up to date with the latest information)

Cheltenham, Gloucestershire

Proud Lion
8 St George's Place, Cheltenham GL50 3JZ
Tel: (01242) 525636

Coventry, West Midlands

Escape Games Ltd
30 City Arcade, Coventry, CV1 3HW
Tel: (024) 7663 1186

Darlington, Northumbria

This shop is now mail-order and special events only.
Northumbria Games
c/o 16 The Orchards,
DL2 3XA.
07783 723163


Highlander Games
98 Annfield Road, DD1 5JH
01382 666315

Eastbourne, East Sussex

Phantasia Hobby Shop
64 Susans Road
East Sussex
BN21 3TG
01323 723388


Black Lion Games
90 Buccleuch St, EH8 9NH
0131 6672128

Epsom, Surrey

Liberty Games
Unit 11 First Quarter, KT19 9QN
0800 612 8180

Exeter, Devon

Clifton Road Games
16 Clifton Road, EX1 2BR
01392 259988 (also Fax)

Exmouth, Devon

Gamezone Models
32 Rolle Street, EX8 2SH
01395 267733 (Fax 01395 856892)

Gateshead, Tyne and Wear

Mind Games
Unit 7, The Forum
Metro Centre
NE11 9XR
0191 4603604 (also Fax)
Also trades as Puzzle Box Direct

Glasgow, Strathclyde and Lanarkshire

The Dragon & George
39 Parnie Street, G1 5RJ
0141 6373082

40 Castle Street, Hamilton, South Lanarkshire, ML3 6BU
07707329488 (temporary contact number)

Static Games
39 King street, G1 5RA
0141 552 9785

Horsham, West Sussex

BattleQuest Games
28 Carfax, Horsham, RH12 1EE
01403 242003

Houghton-le-Spring, County Durham

The Gamers Outpost
4 Mautland Street,
County Durham
0191 584 9680

Hove, East Sussex

Onslaught Games
1 Hove Park Villas, BN3 6HP
01273 233206

Huddersfield, West Yorkshire

Patriot Games
30 Wood Street
01484 511019

Keswick, Cumbria

Lakeland Toys & Hobbies
10 Museum Square
Main St.
CA12 5DZ
017687 75275

Lancaster, Lancashire

Interstellar Master Traders
33 North Road, LA1 1NS
0775 2018532 or 01524 382181

Leeds, West Yorkshire

Travelling Man
32 Central Road
0113 2436461

Lincoln, Lincolnshire

The Games Store
Store: 1 The Mall, 257 High St., Lincoln, LN2 1HX
01522 546 611
Mail Order: 1 Lyndon Park, Farrier Road, LN6 3RU
01522 695 752 (Fax 01522 692689)

Liverpool, Merseyside

Scythe And Teacup
61a Kempston Street, L3 8HE
0151 298 1665

Difficult to find - a doorway and stairs in a back street behind London Road. Mainly a large gaming space and a basic cafe, with lots of CCG and Warhammer activity and events, but no problems playing Euros there. Hosts The Liverpool Lion Boardgamers (qv) bi-annual all-day games events in Spring and Autumn. Games shop sells CCG and Euros.


80-110 New Oxford Street
Greater London
0845 640 3030

Coker Games
Train: Burnham

Dark Sphere
31 York Road
020 7928 7220

188-196 Regent Street, W1
Tube: Oxford Circus
0870 3332455

Kids Toy Store-Smyths Toys
Kids Toys Superstore, Grove Farm Retail Park
1015 - 1021 Chadwell Heath
Romford, Essex
(Near Tesco - Goodmayes)
020 8598 8525

Leisure Games
100 Ballards Lane, Finchley, N3 2DN
Tube: Finchley Central
020 8346 2327 (Fax 020 8343 3888)

Orc's Nest
6 Earlham Street, WC2H 9RY.
Tube: Leicester Square
020 7379 4254

125 Sheen Lane, Mortlake, London, SW14 8AE
Train: Mortlake
020 8878 0866

Village Games
65 The West Yard, Camden Lock, NW1 8AF
Tube: Camden Town
020 7485 0653
(19/05/2014 - Site offline,not sure if still open. Confirm and hide


17 Newton Street, M1 1FZ
0161 247 7735

Travelling Man
4-4a Dale Street, M1 1JW
0161 237 1877

Forbidden Planet
65 Oldham Street, M1 1JR
0161 839 4777

(Limited selection downstairs but often have reductions)

Mansfield, Nottinghamshire

Wargames Emporium
10 Handley Arcade, Leeming Street, NG18 1NQ
01623 640022

Nailsworth, Gloucestershire

Psisoft Games
Glenholm George St, GL6 0AG
0870 2427428

Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear

Travelling Man
43 Grainger Street, NE1 5JE
0191 2614993

Forbidden Planet
59 Grainger Street, NE1 5JE
0191 2619173

Norwich, Norfolk

Langleys Toys
12-14 Royal Arcade,NR2 1NQ
01603 621959

The Games Room
29a Elm Hill, NR3 1HG
01603 628140

Starwynn Games
12 Dove Street, NR2 1DE
01603 631920

Athena Games
8-10 Bank Street, NR2 4SE
01603 920760

Nottingham, Nottinghamshire

105 High Road, Beeston
Nottingham, NG9 2LH
0115 9229880

Mondo Comico
24 Heathcoat Street

Oxford, Oxfordshire

The Gameskeeper
105 Cowley Road, OX4 1HU
01865 721348

72 High Street, Oxford, OX1 4BA
01865 203244 (Fax 01280 700792)

Poole, Dorset

361 Ashley Road
Poole Dorset
BH14 0AS
01202 929449

Preston, Lancashire

52 Manchester Rd

Raylegh, Essex
Gamerz Nexus
12a Station Road, SS6 7HL
01268 745 165

Reading, Berkshire

eclectic games
5, Union Street, Reading, RG1 1EU
0118 959 8250

Redhill, Surrey
The Gamers Guild
12 Linkfield Corner, RH1 1BB
01737 789123

Richmond, Surrey

They Walk Among Us Now called ACE Comics
26 Red Lion Street
Richmond upon Thames
Surrey, TW9 1RW
0208 948 8476

Ripley, Derbyshire
7 Church Street
01773 747849

Rugby, Warwickshire
Shadow Games
66 Church Street, CV21 3PT
01788 570056


Forbidden Planet
24 Hanover Buildings
SO14 1JU
023 8022 4761

Southsea, Hampshire

Southsea Models & Games
69 Albert Road
Hants, PO5 2SG
0239 273 3208

Sheffield, South Yorkshire

Patriot Games
2 Lady's Bridge
S3 8GA
0114 2731762

Wargames Emporium
Craft Workshop 8, Orchard Square, S1 2FB
0114 2754826

Shrewsbury, Shropshire

Goldmane Games
Unit 8 Riverside Mall
Shrewsbury, Shropshire
01743 247748

Mainly stocking CCG's but slowly building up their stock of board games (and will order in for you).
Also has tables to sit and play (bring your own or use shops small library games). Good atmosphere.

e-collectica Games
Units 34/35
The Gallery
The Market Hall
07804 687884

Open: Tues, Weds, Fri and Sat 10 - 4 Thurs 11 - 3


The Missing Geek
12 Church Stret
Staines Upon Thames
TW18 4EN
Tel: 01784 557007
Facebook: The Missing Geek


Beanie Girl (New, larger store)
Unit 11
Spencer Hall
Castlegate shopping Centre
TS18 1BW
Tel: 01642 924295

Stoke on Trent, Staffordshire
Shire Games
41a Parliament Row, Hanley, ST1 1PW
01782 287270

The Gamer's Emporium
5 Bellevue Way
01792 930328

Swindon, Wiltshire
Spot-On Models & Games
49 Fleet Street, SN1 1RE
01793 617302 (also Fax)

Torquay, Devon
Guild Of Gamers
45 Abbey Road, Torquay, TQ2 5NQ
01803 200220
Tuesday Night Board Games 7pm , games also played at other times

Tunbridge Wells, Kent
Pantiles Bookshop
Pantiles Bookshop, 13 The Pantiles, TN2 5TD.
01892 618191

Wolverhampton, West Midlands

21 Broad Street, WV1 1HZ
01902 310027
(Seems closed as of 19/05/2014, remove later if confirmed)

Worcester, Worcestershire

32 Broad Street
E. Info@Manaleak.com
T. 01905 745 032

York, North Yorkshire

Travelling Man
54 Goodramgate,
01904 628 787

Used, Collectable or Antique Games

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67 Mynchens Lee Chapel, North Basildon, Essex, SS15 5EG
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Specific Clubs

Aldershot, Hampshire
We're a friendly gaming group in the Surrey/Hampshire Borders We meet regularly to play games in Aldershot, Godalming and Blackheath (near Guildford, not the London one!) We love playing epic Board and Tabletop games, and Role Playing Games. Boardgaming events every Friday alternating between Aldershot and Blackheath, with other events through the week and ad-hoc weekend gaming.

Anstruther, Fife, Scotland
East Neuk Tabletop Games (aka ENT Games!)
We're a friendly group who play a variety of tabletop games whether those be board games, card games, wargames or roleplaying games!
We meet on Sundays in Anstruther between 2pm and 5pm. Find out our schedule via our website, Facebook Group, Google+ Community or via Twitter!

Ashford, Kent
Ashford(Kent) Board Games Club
We meet most Sundays evening from 7pm-11pm at the Rose Inn on Faversham Road, Ashford, Kent TN24 9AJ - they have an excellent room for games-playing.
It is only a couple of minutes from J9 on the M20.
View/join the Facebook group above for more details or contact John Sweeney.

Aylestone, Leicestershire

East Midlands Roleplayers - Board and Card Game Meetup
The Black Horse, 65 Narrow Ln, Aylestone, Leicester
4th Saturday of every month
Starts at 13:00 and continues on as long as the pub is still open and people want to play.

Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire

The Aylesbury group meets every Wednesday from 7pm to 11pm at Haydon Hill Community Centre, Dickens Way, Aylesbury, HP19 8SR. We play mainly Euro style games, with the odd board wargame. For more information contact Richard Tyson.

Bangor, County Down

Board Gamers Anonymous
Every other Saturday at Replay, 97 High Street, BT20 5BD. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Play exclusively German-style board and card games.

Barnsley, South Yorkshire

Barnsley Association of Wargamers
Shambles St
Barnsley Association E-mail

Play at Janco Toys
51 Park Road, Worsbrough Bridge,S70 5AA

Basingstoke, Hampshire

Chineham Board Gamers Meet on the 2nd and last Saturday of the month from 1800 to 2300. Everyone is welcome, the only cost is a very reasonable £3.50 to cover room hire, number of gamers is around 30+ people ranging from 14 to 65, total beginner to expert gamer.

Any question about attending contact Rob or Chineham Board Gamers.

Bath, Somerset

Bath Gaming Group
We meet every Tuesday night at 7.30pm in the function room at GPT Smokehouse, 44-45 Lower Bristol Road, Bath, BA2 3BD.

We also meet every Sunday night at 7.00pm, in the back room of The Rose & Crown, Brougham Place, Larkhall, Bath, BA1 6SJ.

Check out our web site, and our Facebook and Twitter pages too.
Web site: http://www.bathgaminggroup.com
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/BathGaming
Twitter (@BathGaming): http://www.twitter.com/BathGaming

Bath Board Games Group
The Bell Inn, 103 Walcot Street, Bath BA1 5BW
Every other Tuesday at 7.30pm
(See also sister group in Bristol)

Beaminster, Dorset
When: Every Sunday from 2 pm to 6pm.
Where: Beaminster Youth Centre, 6 Prout Bridge, Beaminster, Dorset, DT8 3AY.
Who: All welcome.
What: We play board, card, miniatures and role playing games.
Cost: Free

Bedfordshire, Shefford
Every Friday evening 7.15pm til midnight. We play mainly euros and are a friendly group. If you're interested in being put on our mailing list, send Sharon a GeekMail.

Birmingham, West Midlands

October Wargames Association
Tuesday evening at the Ladywood Social Club, Ladywood Middleway, Ladywood, Birmingham, 6.30-11 p.m.
We play boardgames (mainly eurostyle games), miniature wargames and roleplaying games.
Contact R. Denning or else best just to come along.

Afternoon Play
First Sunday of the month 2-5:30pm at Urban Coffee Company, 30 Church Street, B3 2NP
Delightful and super friendly 'light' boardgame meet up with coffee and cakes on tap.
Upcoming event details are posted on our facebook group and photos of past larks on flickr Afternoon Play Flickr

The Birmingham Wargames and Boardgames Club otherwise known as Dragoon's Den meets every Friday from 6:45 till late; games can continue to 11:45pm. There is also a 'Sunday Monthly Games Day' hosted on the 3rd and fifth Sunday of the month, which starts as 12:30pm and can end at 11:45pm. The Club meets at Moseley All Services Club, Church Road, Moseley, Birmingham. The venue has a large free car park and a bar. Various boardgames (mainly Eurogames) and primarily historical 15mm figure wargames are played. Periods played include Napoleonic, Ancients, ACW and 18th Century. .
Friday night club page
Dragoon's Den Sunday Monthly Gamesday page
Contact: Rod Chapman or via BGG

Bread & Games
Second Saturday of the month 2pm-6pm at The Edge, 79 Cheapside, B12 0QH
Boardgaming in a working artist's studio. Friendly gaming, all welcome.

Curry & Games
Last Monday of the month 5.30pm-10pm at Hastingwood Cafe, Wood Lane, Erdington, Birmingham, B24 9QR
Eat at the cafe and play for free! Entrance is to buy a meal (£3 to £5) at the cafe.

Bolton, Lancashire

Bolton Gnomes
http://www.boardgamegeek.com/guild/184 or http://boltonboardgames.org.uk
A small but enthusiastic group who meet every Thursday at the Doffcocker Inn. 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. We play a wide variety of games. Click on the link above for contact details and to see what we have been playing.

Also - a tabletop wargaming group which meets at Portcullis Wargames Emporium on a Friday night

And - Bolton & Blackrod Wargaming Society who meet on Tuesday evenings in Horwich, alternating each week between Wargames and boardgames. E-mail Joe Stephenson

Boston, Lincolnshire
Meeting every week, alternating Sunday and Monday evenings, drawing gamers from Boston, Grantham and Spalding, a mix of casual fun games and deep Euro games depending on our mood. For more info, please contact CraigRJ here, or email Craig Johnson at Craig Johnson

Bournemouth, Dorset
Bournemouth And Poole Gamers
Meets every Monday 7pm to 11pm at the Brunswick Hotel (see guild for full details). New members welcome.

Brighton, East Sussex

Brighton Boardgames Club
National Association Of Railway Clubs, 4 Belmont, Brighton.
We are a small group of enthusiastic gamers who meet once a week on Tuesday (usually) at 7.15 p.m. for 7.30 p.m. to play multi-player strategic board games (but generally not war games).

Also "Tower & Tavern" same location as above, last Sunday of the month, midday till 10pm. With wargames if you want!


Bristol Boardgamers
The Drawbridge, Bristol.
Wednesday 6:30pm - 11pm

The Drawbridge, Bristol
Last Sunday of every month. 12pm - 10pm

Area51 boardgames club
Area 51, 230 Gloucester Road, BS7 8NZ
7 till late (usually 12-ish) on Monday
Also a Magic the Gathering club on Thursdays. Some boardgames may be played that night.
Also has a Facebook group

Bristol Board Games Group
The Barley Mow, 39 Barton Road, Bristol BS2 0LF
Every other Tuesday at 7.30pm
(See also sister group in Bath)

Board on the Green
The Inn on the Green pub, Gloucester Road, Filton
Every other Tuesday at 7.30pm
See Facebook group for more details, or PM skatingtortoise


Burnley Board Gamers
Every other Monday at 7.00pm, Dugdale Arms, Dugdale Rd, Burnley, BB12 6DW


or PM Darkmancer

Burton upon Trent, Staffordshire

Spirit Gamers
Spirit Gamers BGG Guild
Meet every Wednesday from about 7.45 pm to about 11-ish (or whenever we get finished), at Spirit Games, 102 High Street, DE14 1LJ
About 10-15 regular attendees, with some roleplaying but mostly board gaming. If you sit at my table expect to be cajoled into playing Race for the Galaxy or Agricola at least one week out of two. If it's your first week, either ring the shop or drop a line to me rdewsbery just in case we're not there that week (we've only missed one session in 2008; it just happened to be the week that three new gamers turned up).

Saturday events started at the end of 2006 - contact the shop for more info.
Best to contact Phil at Spirit Games to let us know you're coming, as occasionally sessions get cancelled at short notice.

Cambridge, Cambridgeshire

Grad Pad Games
University Centre, Granta Place
First Saturday of the month, from 10 a.m. to 8.00 p.m. Free, but all refreshments must be bought on-site. The room we use can change from month to month so it's worth subscribing to the mailing list or checking the Facebook page to see where to go on the day.

Cambridge Playtest UK Meetup Group
Playtest Meetup Page
We are a friendly group of game designers and playtesters who meet weekly in central Cambridge every Tuesday night.
Our venue is the First and Last, 18 Melbourne Place, Cambridge CB1 1EQ from 7.30pm.
Everyone is welcome to come along, bring their prototype or just playtest and the club is free.
We also do public playtesting events, at the UK Games Expo, Dragonmeet and Nine World conventions. Join us on Meetup.com at the link above.

Canterbury, Kent

Canterbury Games Club
Meets in The Phoenix pub (on the Old Dover Road, not far from the cricket ground) at 8 p.m. every Monday (except Bank Holidays).


Sunday Board Games Cardiff
Sunday Board Games Cardiff on Facebook
Meet most Sundays, normally in Chapter, at either 7pm or 3pm.
Games played include Agricola, Saboteur, Settlers of Catan, Nuns on the Run, Pandemic, 7 Wonders, Steam, Dominion, etc.

Firestorm games
Gaming once per month 10:00-18:00 on a Saturday at Firestorm games in Penarth

Chelmsford, Essex

Chelmsford Games Club
Every Tuesday, The Queen's Head, Lower Anchor Street, Chelmsford, start by 8.00 p.m., finish at closing time. FREE.
Contact Chris

Essex Warriors
Twice a month (see web site for dates) at Writtle Village Hall, just outside Chelmsford. Rooted in historical miniatures, but also some sci-fi, fantasy, other wargames and general board games.

Chester - Broughton

Defenders Gaming Club
Every Thursday from 6.15 until 11. Wargaming and boardgaming. Gaming every other Sunday from 11.15 until 4pm. Meet at the Wings Social Club at the entrance to the Airbus Factory, off A5104, Chester Road, Broughton. Contact John Roach for boardgaming information

Chester, Cheshire

Chester Games Club
Monday evenings, venue available from 6:00ish to 12:00ish at Forest house Lloyds bar, love street, chester
Boardgames and RPG's

Chesterfield, Derbyshire

Chesterfield Open Gaming Society
Boardgames and tabletop miniatures every Monday and every other Wednesday 7-10pm upstairs in the Market Hall. Search Facebook for 'Chesterfield Open Gaming Society' or try this link:
Chesterfield Open Gaming Society on Facebook

Chichester, West Sussex

The Chichester Gaming Society
Boardgaming every week, more details on the site, from 6.00pm-10.00pm

Chippenham, Wiltshire

Chippenham Boardgames Club Guild(Facebook
We play anything, and anyone is welcome. Thursday evenings, The Bridge House (Wetherspoons), Borough Parade, CHIPPENHAM. Games played from 7 to 11 p.m, some people arrive earlier to grab food. We usually play in the room upstairs, occasionally we end up downstairs if the upstairs room is booked for an event.

Colchester, Essex

Colchester Board Games Club
We mainly play Eurogames, but whatever people bring along really. Meets the 2nd Friday each month from 7PM until late (sometimes very late) at Kings Cafe, 86 London Road, Colchester. Kings cafe is part of Kingsland Church, above Aldi in Lexden. Free, and no purchase necessary. Contact Han Shot First for more information.

Conwy, Caernarvonshire
Snowdonia Dragons Gaming Group
Conwy Golf Club, Monday Evenings 6.30pm onwards.
We meet once a week on Monday evenings and welcome anyone who enjoys games or wants to give them a go. Entry is free but we suggest taking out a yearly membership to the golf club if you plan to attend frequently (£24 for the year). We also have access to a bar and refreshments.

Cottingley, Nr Bingley, West Yorkshire

Bingley Boardgamers
Meet in Cottingley old village every Wednesday, 7.30pm to 11pm.
We play a wide variety of games – Euros, wargames, card games – basically whatever gets brought along by our members. All washed down with a very nice pint of Sam Smiths (or lager if you’re that way inclined).
Contact tom thom for more information.

Coventry, West Midlands

Fire And Dice

We meet in the Spon Gate pub just across from Ikea in Coventry city centre every Monday at 7.30pm. Some people get there early to eat from 6-ish. We play whatever board or card games people bring along, from Citadels through Dominion via Carcassonne, Ticket To Ride, Puerto Rico, Saboteur, to Agricola, Caverna, Descent, and many other games of all weights and types. Always something new, always something old. Newcomers are assured of a great welcome and will get a game of something! No membership fee because we are an autonomous collective. Still going strong in October 2014 - normally at least a dozen gamers, sometimes twice that!

Crewe, Cheshire


We meet upstairs at the Hop Pole Hotel, 140-142 Wistaston Road. We play an assortment of trading card games and board games, such as Yu-Gi-Oh!, Vanguard, Pokémon, Magic, Ticket to Ride, Dominion, Small World, etc... anybody is free to pop by. There's no membership fee and TCG goods for various games are available on the premises.

Cheshire Boardgamers

Meeting every Tuesday evening in Albert's Corner, from about 7 pm onwards. We're a varied crowd of gamers with varied interests in games. What gets played depends on what people bring!

Crowborough, East Sussex

Social Gamers - Crowborough
We meet on alternate Sunday's at the Crow & Gate pub from 7pm. We are a group of gamers and non gamers (ergo people who enjoy playing games but do not see themselves as gamers) that meet to have a fun relaxing evening playing a wide variety of modern card and board games, with the emphasis on social interaction. More details can be found on our Facebook page Social Gamers - Crowborough or contact Kho

Games are available to try (provided in part by Imagination Gaming) during the evenings and all are welcome young or old, male or female. There is a nominal charge of £1 per head.

Crowthorne, Bracknell & Wokingham - Berkshire

Broad Street Gamers
Local club meeting on Thursdays (Mondays and occasional weekends)
We meet every Thursday at The Broad Street Tavern in Wokingham
Join the Guild for updates.

Cumbria Board Gamers
A disparate group of gamers spread across 2,613sq miles, mostly clustered around the M6 at Carlisle, Penrith and Kendal but some brave souls can be found across the northwestern wastes in Maryport and Wigton. Meet weekly on any day of the week, depending on availability. More details at our page

Dartford, Kent
New group starting on the 28th of February 2010. 7pm - 10:30pm at the Malt Shovel in Dartford. We're planning to hold game evenings on the last Sunday of every month.
Malt Shovel Page
Contact Andy

Daventry, Northamptonshire

Daventry Vaulters Games Club

Now located at The Phoenix Youth Centre in Daventry on Wednesday nights (from 7:30pm)
Location is Daventry Vaulters

We're now on Meetup! Daventry Vaulters @ Meetup

Come to the forum and introduce yourselves: Daventry Vaulters Forum

We play Board Games (From Ameritrash to Med / Heavy Euros,) Table Top miniatures, card games etc...so pretty much anything.

We also host one of the largest Bloodbowl Leagues in the UK.

If you want further details please contact Stuart Platt by e-mail: Stuart Platt - Vaulters Chairman

Denmead, Hampshire

Unreal Dimensions Gaming Club
Denmead Community Centre - PO7 6LU. Sundays and Thursday Evenings. We play board games, war games, card games and Role-play games (one shots) on Sundays. Thursdays we have an ever growing community of role-players in a thriving and creative environment!
Visit our page above or the Unreal Dimensions Forum for more info! Or email Pierre for a quick response!

Didcot, Oxfordshire

Didcot Games Club - Gaming beneath the Towers
Didcot Town Football Club, in the executive suite. Fortnightly on Fridays 7.30pm to 11.30pm, see website for current date.
Contact Bazman or Barry
We are a group of 6 to 12 dedicated gamers playing a variety of games from euro, abstract, card and even some classics. Anyone is welcome to come and join us for a game; the entrance fee is free for your first visit, after that we charge £1.50 for rent of the room.

Dunstable, Bedfordshire

The Dunstable Generals
URC Hall, Edward St. Monday evenings
We're a small friendly club that caters for board gamers, wargamers and miniature gamers. We regularly appear at Salute, Campaign (MK) and Warfare (Reading). Will be attending Essen for the second time.

Durham, Co. Durham

Durham Wargames Group
Vane Tempest Hall, Gilesgate.
Although primarily a wargames club (figures and models) boardgames are also played regularly.
The Group night is Thursday but the boardgamers also meet on the 2nd and 4th Wednesday
of the month for a games evening and on the 1st Sunday of the month for an all-day session.
The rooms are rented on a 24/7 basis so members can use them at any time - subject to tables
being available through a booking system.

Eastleigh, Hampshire (see also: Southampton)

Eastleigh Railway Institute
2 Romsey Road, Eastleigh, SO50 9FE
We play board games Tuesdays, 7-11pm. Typical turnout is 5-10 people
There is an annual membership fee of £10.40 (plus a small admin fee in the first year) which covers room hire, or £1/night to be signed in as a guest.
For more details message Paul Clarke or phone David Karfoot on 01489 861289

Edinburgh, Scotland

University of Edinburgh Card & Board game society (open to non-students)
Tuesday nights from about 6ish, Meadows (Moo) Bar upstairs, Buccleuch Street

Edinburgh League of Gamers (18+)
Historical and war gaming as well as board games and collectables
Wednesdays 6-11pm at the RAF Club,11 Hillside Crescent £2 entry or £1 to members

EU Wargames
Edinburgh University Wargames Society (open to non-students)
Tuesdays 6 – 11pm and Saturdays 12 – 6pm both at the Pleasance

Historical and war gaming, roleplaying and board games club meets at the Royal Navy and Marine Association, 1 Broughton Road, Edinburgh
Thursday nights 7-11pm and an all day meet up on the 1st Sunday of the month
SESWC or email SESWC

Edinburgh Gamers Guild
A BGG Guild to allow Edinburgh based gamers to organise ad hoc games easily.

Ely, Cambridgeshire
Ely Games Day
Monthly on the 3rd Sat, drop-in 12pm-10pm
The Old Dispensary, 13 St Mary's Street, Ely, CB7 4ER, £5 entrance (to cover location hire fees) - First event free!
Modern board games and role playing games - bring your own or just join in. Children over 10 welcome
Any question, contact Ely Games Day

Epsom, Surrey

Epsom Games Club
A weekly games club that meets on Thursdays at 7:00pm in Epsom at the Royal British Legion, 21 West St. We also have an all-day meet one Saturday every month. For more information see the guild page

Exmouth, Devon

Exmouth Imperial Wargames Society
Every Monday night, 7.30 - 11 p.m.
Holly Tree Public House, Exmouth
Primarily wargames but card/role/boardgames also played.
J. Ewins

Frome, Somerset

Wassail Games Club
Every Thursday night, 7 - 11 p.m.
The George Hotel, Frome
We play all sorts of Games; from light card games to heavy board games. We play mostly German and European Games as well as old favourites. Some also play a few miniature based games. Bring along a game or two or try games brought by others.
Wassail Games Club

Glasgow, Lanarkshire, Scotland

Boardgaming Glasgow
Every Wednesday night, 7 - 11 p. m.
Various West End locations (please contact us through the guild link for details)
We are a group who play board games in the west end of Glasgow. We mostly play the so called eurogames like The Settlers of Catan, Ra, El Grande, Coloretto and the like. A lot of other board and card games get played from war games to cooperative games to trick taking games. We are currently meeting on wednesday nights in peoples' flats in the west end.

Lanarkshire Gamers
Meet on the 1st and 3rd Saturday of each month in the Masonic Hall in Hope Street, Motherwell from 12.00 until 17.00. The cost is £2.50 per adult and £0.50 per child, under 16's must be accompanied by an adult.
There are usually around 20 people per session, a good variety of board and card games get played and it looks as though rpg's will be a regular feature from now on.
There's also a regular Monday night meet up in Glasgow at the Auctioneers pub just off george square from 17.30.
We tend to organise things on Boardgamegeek or on Facebook.

Grimsby, Lincolnshire

Grimsby Wargames Society
Monday Night - Historical Miniatures
Tuesday Night - Warhammer/Boardgames/Minis
Wednesday Night - Magic/Star Trek CCG
Thursday Night - Boardgames
Each night from 7pm onwards at the Grimsby Wargames Society clubhouse in Sixhills Street, DN32 9EG.

Hopefully something for everyone.
Contact Uglywithglasses should anyone want more details.

Guildford, Surrey

Guildford Gamers
Every Tuesday from 6:45pm.
The Guildford Institute, Ward Street, Guildford.
On the 1st floor with access via lift (suitable for wheelchairs) or stairs, above the RBS bank.
We're a friendly crowd and play most Euro's and similar things, ranging from 10 minute fillers to 3 hour specials. More info on Guilds link and Meetup

Halesowen, West Midlands

Halesowen Boardgamers
We play board games and card games and meet, at the Stag & Three Horseshoes pub on the A458, on most Wednesday evenings from 7.30 p.m. to 11.30 p.m. We charge a £1 weekly fee to cover the cost of room hire, but the first visit is free.
Contacts:E-mail Halesowen or send geekmail to DaveD.
Twitter: @halesowenBG

Halifax, West Yorkshire

Halifax Board Gamers
We meet every other Monday at The Old Post Office pub in Halifax, near Sainsburys, from 7pm to around 10.30pm. Best to check the Facebook group to confirm when the next meetup is going to be. Attendance is free, giving you more spare pocket money to buy beer. We're a friendly and varied crowd who play a selection of the usual card and board games. Come and say hi!

Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire

Hemel Hempstead Games Club
Meets every Tuesday evening in the Grove Hill Community Centre in Hemel Hempstead From 7:30pm to 11:00pm. There is a £2.50 charge to cover the cost of the room with the first week free. Check out our BGG thread for more details and to see the range of games we play.
The club also features Magic: The Gathering drafts.

Hockley, Essex

We meet every Wednesday at the Hockley community centre from about 7.30 till about 10.00 in the evening. We have an annual membership fee (or Associate membership) no weekly fee (There is a weekly fee for associated members).


Huddersfield, West Yorkshire

Noble Order of Huddersfield Board Gamers
We meet every second Thursday at 7:30pm until 10:30pm at IQ Games Centre, Huddersfield. New members always welcome.

Lancaster, Lancashire

Lancaster and Morecambe Boardgamers
Every Wednesday in Juicafe, Lancaster. 6:30 - 10

Leeds, W.Yorkshire
Headingley Games Club
Headingley Games Club on Groupspaces
on Facebook
Headingley Games Club E-mail

Meets at The Heart Centre, Headingley
Every Thursday evening 6.45PM-10.20PM
Euro and wargamers and a fair sized games library, or feel free to bring your own.

Leeds Night Owls
Downstairs @ Headingley Community Centre, North Lane, Leeds LS6 3HG
Every Thursday evening 6:45PM-10:20PM and Sunday 10AM-3:30PM
Miniatures wargames - all periods and types including Games Workshop games.
Subs: the first visit is free, thereafter £1.00/£0.50 Thursdays and £2.50/£1.00 Sundays.
Club scenery and play tables are available to use on site.
Either mail ProfT or phone 0113 275 9762 (probably Bernie)

Leeds Gaming
Central Leeds at the Victoria Hotel
Meets once a month on the 2nd Sunday, see the calender on the website or on twitter @leedsgaming

Leeds Meeples
Central Leeds at Wharf Chambers
Meets one Sunday month, see the calender on the website or on twitter @leedsmeeples

Otley Board Gamers
We meet every Monday evening from 6:30pm:
The Yew Tree Inn
Newall Carr Rd,
West Yorkshire
LS21 2AU
For details GM 'TheMonkeyBear'

Leicester, Leicestershire

Leicester Wargames Society meets every Tuesday 7:00pm until 11:30ish at
The Wigston Liberal Club
Kelmarsh Avenue
Bullhead Street

The club is situated on the main A511(old A50)opposite the Police and Fire Stations.
The club itself is very friendly has a bar and ample off road parking and is well served by public transport.

We for our sins are a long established Wargames club, but we do have a very strong and active board games group, whose tastes are wide and varied.
Games played include Agricola, Tempus, Memoir44, Ticket to Ride, Combat Commander, Settlers, Robo Rally, Formula De, Carcassonne, Battlelore, CC: Ancients, Caylus, Perikles, Railroad Tycoon, 18XX, plus many others.
We have loads of table space free on Tuesdays so please come and have a look, new face`s (or old lapsed members) will be more than welcome!.

Leighton Buzzard, Bedfordshire

Beds and Bucks Gamers
We usually meet on the 2nd Saturday of each month at Linslade Parish Hall, Wellington Road, Linslade, Leighton Buzzard, Beds., from 10.00 am to 5.00 pm. We play all sorts of board and card games; euros, wargames, ameritrash, whatever we can have fun with.

Lincoln, Lincolnshire
Lincoln Boardgames Group
Every Tuesday evening from 7:30pm. We meet at The Victoria Pub on Union Road (in their upstairs function room), Lincoln. We each bring a selection of games to play and always ensure there are some available for newer players.

Liverpool, Merseyside

Liverpool Lion Boardgamers

Mondays, 18.00 until closing time, Cross Keys pub, Earle Street, Liverpool City Centre.

We are a group playing Euro-style and Ameritrash games, meeting every Monday in a private room in a Liverpool city centre pub. Typical attendance (as of August 2015) is 20 players, so we have 4 or 5 games going at a time of varied styles and lengths. The games we play are usually decided on the night, we bring a selection of games each week, but feel free to bring your own games. The Cross Keys is near Old Hall Street, it's a 2-minute walk from Moorfields (Wirral and Northern lines) and 15 min from Lime Street station, 10min from the bus gyratory and the Dale Street and Victoria Street bus stops. Much more details in the first post on the link above (it's kept up to date).

Liverpool Wargames Association
Thursday evenings, Saturday and Sunday afternoons and evenings. Off Dale Street not far from Moorfields station.

The LWA is mainly miniature wargame and RPG focussed, but a lot of members play board games very regularly. The games tend to be the heavier/conflict end of the spectrum such as Twilight Imperium, Civ, Liberte, 7 Ages, etc. along with pure war boardgames such as World in Flames, ASL, Hitler's War, etc. They have their own premises so leaving games set up for campaigns is possible.

The LWA uses a membership system to pay for the premises but the first few visits are free.

You are advised to contact LWA and get on the mailing list to organise a day to come down (and to get directions to the well hidden premises). Everyone is very friendly but many weekends people are busy with pre-planned games.


Finchley Games Club
Thursday evenings, 18:45 - 22:45. Old Finchleians Sports Club,
Southover, Woodside Park, N12.

Bush Bash
Tuesdays 7pm and Sundays 1pm to late
Basement, 67 Lakeside Road, Shepherds Bush, London, W14 0DZ
Shepherd's Bush (Central line) or Goldhawk Road or Hammersmith Broadway tube stations

The Games Club
Every Monday & Tuesday at South Bank University Student Union, Keyworth Street, Elephant & Castle, London SE1. From 5:30 pm-11 pm. Entry is currently £1, membership is free.

GLC Games Club
Monday (Bank holidays excepted) from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. at Conway Hall, Red Lion Square, Central London. Nearest tube is Holborn.
Contact Les Ames (01483 302423) or Chris Jarvis (0181 9431332). Email Art.

Swiggers Games Club
Swiggers is a board games club that meets every Wednesday evening (as it has done for over 30 years!) in central London. Our current venue is upstairs at The Shipwright's Arms, 88 Tooley Street, London SE1 (a couple of minutes' walk from London Bridge stations). See the website for more details and the BGG Guild Swiggers - Weds evenings in central London for announcements and discussion.

The Role Play Haven
We're the largest role playing club in London; based in Lewisham with at least half a dozen tables to choose from. We run every Wednesday from 7:30pm until 10:45pm - Email us RPHaven or visit our web site for more information.

London Board Games Club (Updated April 2011)
We meet about every second or third Sunday in Ealing. We start at 2.30 and finish around 7.30, so that players can still go off to an evening commitment afterwards. For variety, we also meet up on occasional Wednesday or Thursday evenings on an ad hoc basis, Interested? Email me Bob Roscow

London On Board
Over four thousand members and going strong, we're a newbie-friendly group meeting most weekday evenings and weekends in central locations. The main venue is the Red Herring near St Paul's cathedral, but we're also seen in the Shooting Star near Liverpool Street station, the Bishops Finger in Smithfield, and the Ship in Borough. Weekend meetings are in the Old Star near St James Park and the Parcel Yard at King's Cross Station. For more details, see the website.

London ASL
Monthly on the second Saturday of each month.
Near Chancery Lane. Send your name and contact details to Brendan at least 48 hours beforehand. Precise venue details will be sent to you.

Nerd London
A community forum for nerds in and around London who play RPGs, wargames, boardgames, console & PC games or do anything that sets you apart as a 'nerd'. Be part of a growing community within the metropolis and chat about the things that interest you or arrange games or meetups with fellow nerds.

Phoenix Games Club
Plaistow (near West Ham), East London
7:30pm Thursdays at The Black Lion pub
We're a mixed boardgaming/roleplaying club, with both going on every week. We generally play Euro-style board games.

Isleworth Boardgamers
We meet at 7.30pm every Weds, upstairs at the London Apprentice Pub, down by the river in Isleworth, West London, to play the very best in strategy boardgames. If you've heard of Power Grid, Dominion, Agricola, Stone Age or High Society, then you'll fit right in. If you haven't - then come along and join us anyway! For more Details see our Website, BGG Guild or email Gareth Thomason

Crouch End Board Gamers
We meet every Sunday at 7pm at The Devonshire House - the local Wetherspoons in Crouch End.
The Devonshire House, Crouch End, 2-4 The Broadway, London N8 9SN

London Playtest UK Meetup Group
London Meetup Page
We are a friendly group of game designers and playtesters who meet monthly in central London on the third Sunday of every month.
Our venue is the Jugged Hare pub, Victoria from 1pm-8pm, which gives us plenty of room and has great real ale and pub food.
Everyone is welcome to come along, bring their prototype or just playtest and the club is free.
We also do public playtesting events, at the UK Games Expo, Dragonmeet and Nine World conventions. Join us on Meetup.com at the link above.

Maidenhead, Berkshire

Maidenhead Social
General social meetup group which organises various activities such as eating out, cinema, sports, walks etc., but also includes regular game nights every other Tuesday, and party games on the 3rd Saturday of every month.
Events are usually held in a Maidenhead town centre pub. The meetup group requires registration (initially free, but £10 annual subscription at your 3rd event to become a full member), or drop Poor Yorick a geekmail if you'd like to try it out as a guest.

Maidstone, Kent

Medway Area Boardgamers
A boardgames group for the Medway area in Kent. We meet at the function room of the "Style and Winch" pub in Union Street, Maidstone, every Wednesday from around 7 to 7:30pm. All are welcome, there's no entry fees, just come along and join in! For much more information, please go to our website in the link above.


Manchester Pacru Club
Parrs Wood Pub, Junction of Parrs Wood Road and School Lane, Didsbury
6.30 p.m. Mondays. Currently we only play Pacru, Shacru and other games developed for the Pacru board. Beginners very welcome.

Manchester Board (War)Gamers
1st and 3rd Saturdays 12 noon to 6 pm
Sea Scouts Hut, near Peak Forest Canal Bridge, Romiley, Cheshire

Tuesday night 7pm till 11pm
Upstairs at the Heaton Mersey Conservative Club, Didsbury Road, Stockport
Contact Grimwold for details.

Manchester Roleplayers

Oldham, Rochdale and Ashton Gamers
Fortnightly Saturdays from 10 am till 3pm
Holy Trinity Church Hall, Crompton St, Oldham, OL1 2DB.
Check our Guild Page for our next meet.
We play both Euros and Ameritrash and welcome all kinds of gamers from Newbies to Old Timers.

University of Manchester Board Game Society
Most Tuesdays, 8pm onwards
Woolton Hall, Whitworth Lane, Manchester, M14 6WS.
Check our Student Union or Facebook pages to see when we're playing!
Free to attend! Anybody, student or non-student, is welcome!

Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire

Beds and Bucks Gamers
Now re-located to Leighton Buzzard: Linslade Parish Hall, Wellington Road, Linslade, Leighton Buzzard, Beds. We usually meet on the 2nd Saturday of each month, from 10.00 am to 5.00 pm, to play boardames of all kinds.

Nailsworth, Gloucestershire

Not really a 'club' as such. We are a group that meets on Thursday evenings at our house - details from TabbySunLion. More members always welcome.
We have a very large collection of varied Eurogames here so there is always plenty to choose from to suit all tastes.
This has now moved, but is still in Nailsworth with the same meeting day. Contact simjon for details

Newcastle upon Tyne

Newcastle Gamers
Newcastle Gamers on Twitter
Newcastle Gamers on BGG
Established in 2009, Newcastle Gamers is a friendly gaming club which meets on the SECOND and LAST Saturday of every month.
When?: Second and last Saturdays, every month, from 4:30pm until late. Occasional all-day meetings.
Venue: Christ Church, Simpson Terrace, Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear NE2 1XB

Travelling Man store on 43 Grainger St., NE1 5JE have regular boardgaming from 6.30pm every Tuesday evening until around 10pm. You may need to knock for entry.

Newport, South Wales

The Great Escapism
We are located at the Newport Church of Christ, Riverside and East Usk Road, Newport NP19 7AG.
We meet every Sunday from 6pm until late.
We have a guild setup on BGG post there if would like or contact Liggur
We also have roleplayers too, but dont let that scare you.

Newport Pagnell, Buckinghamshire

Newport Pagnell Board Games Club
We meet every Thursday evening at The British Legion in Newport Pagnell.
We are a friendly, well established group with about 25 members and play a wide range of games. Mainly Euro, war and strategy board / card games.
New members are welcome. For more information and contacts see our website above.

Norwich, Norfolk

Norwich Board Gamers (NoBoG)
NoBoG on Twitter
on BGG
Every Tuesday night 7.15pm - 11pm. Downstairs in the Ribs of Beef, 24 Wensum Street, Norwich, NR3 1HY.
For more information contact Matt

Coltishall Cowards War Games Club
Friday evenings 7.30 til late
Broadland Youth & Community Centre, Hoveton, Norwich
Information on our website above or contact user "vosarnath"

Nottingham, Nottinghamshire

A local gaming group, meets every Tuesday and Thursday at 5:00 p.m., and once a month on a Satruday (see BGG Guild Page for details) at:
Mondo Comico
24 Heathcoat Street

Gambling Lambs Nottingham
Board and Card Gaming night held in the downstairs section of Lee Rosy's Tea, a tea room in Nottingham city centre
Lee Rosy's Tea
17 Broad Street
NG1 3AJ.
it is held from 6pm till 10pm every 1st Thursday of the month.
It is a great place to be introduced to new games, socialise, hone your skills and game play, play your favorite games and try out any games you may be developing with a test audience. (also there's amazing tea and cake)

Nuneaton, Warks

Fire And Dice

We meet in The Crown, (10 Bond Street CV11 4BX) opposite the Station every Wednesday at 7.30pm to 11.10pm. No food, but great beer at great prices. Limited parking at the Pub itself, but plenty of free-parking just across the road. We play whatever board or card games people bring along that can fit into the available time. Always a core group of players there. Sometimes something new, always something old. Newcomers are assured of a great welcome and will get a game of something! If you want to be assured of a game, get there at 7.30. No membership fee. Still going strong in October 2014.

Otley, Yorkshire

Otley Board Gamers
We meet every Monday evening from 6:30pm:
The Yew Tree Inn
Newall Carr Rd,
West Yorkshire
LS21 2AU
For details GM 'TheMonkeyBear'

Oxford, Oxfordshire

Games Café
We're a bimonthly games group which meets in the Magic Café on Magdalen Road. We rent the café on Sundays from 11:00-18:30, and the cost to attend is £3 (reducing to £2 after 2pm). To join the mailing list, please send an email to Gamescafe mailing list.

Oxford Meeples
We're a group of gamers who enjoy playing board, card, role-play and all sorts of other games (preferably with lots of meeples).
We meet every Tuesday night from 7pm until 10pm at Wolvercote Village Hall, on the corner of Godstow Rd and Wolvercote Green, Wolvercote.
For more information, check out the website or mail us - Oxford Meeples

Oxford On Board
We're a light hearted group meeting regularly on Monday evenings. We start at 19.00 and usually finish around 22.30 - 23.00 hrs. We are currently meeting in the White House on Abingdon Road (formerly the Folly Bridge Inn), but this may change.
For more information, see the website or mail me - Maximillion.

Oxford University Board Game Society
Every Thursday at 7:30 pm in the Denys Wilkinson Building.
We also meet many Sundays, as announced on our mailing list. To be added to the mailing list, or for any other queries, please e-mail
Also open to non-university members.


Posh Games
here Posh Games on BGG
Second Saturday of each month, 1.00 p.m. to 7.00 p.m.
Also frequent weekday pub meets, and other individual games sessions by arrangements.
See website for details of current calendar and venues.

Poole, Dorset

Poole Gaming Society
Meets every Tuesday at the Entoyment gaming store.

Pontypridd, South Wales

Board Game Cafe meeting roughly once every 6 weeks at Pontypridd YMCA. Hundreds of games to choose from, food and drink on sale, open from 10am-6pm.
£3 per adult, £1 per child, Free for under 3's


Portsmouth on Board
Meet-ups on the second and fourth Wednesday of the month at the Royal British Legion in Fratton.
Join our meetup.com group to get in touch and see upcoming events.

Potters Bar
Board and card game grou,mMeeting every Tuesday, from 7.30pm at the Harvester in PB. No fee. We're very frinedly
We like to have to have a chat and a drink and play games - so this is an ideal place :)

Preston, Lancashire

Preston Board Gamers
Preston Board Gamers on Facebook
Every Wednesday from 7pm at The Adelphi, PR1 7DP, Friargate.


Eclectic Games
Monday and Friday evenings from 6.30pm to 11pm at the Eclectic Games shop.
Also Tuesdays for Netrunner, Wednesdays/Fridays for Magic.

The Reading Boardgames Social
Pub based games group.
Currently meets 1st & 3rd Wednesday at Abbot Cook (Cemetery Junction)
4th Tuesday at Venue TBC
People gather from 6.00 with main games dicing off at 7.

Ross-on-Wye, Herefordshire

The Ross-on-Wye Boardgamers

Friday evenings from 7:30 at the White Lion, Wilton. Lively and fun group that are happy to try most things once.

Rugby, Warwickshire

Rugby on Board meets every Tuesday at The Raglan Arms pub on Dunchurch Road, Rugby, Warwickshire CV22 6AD from around 7:30 p.m. onwards. We generally play in the Snug which is the first door on the left as you enter the pub from the main entrance. Membership is free as the Landlady doesn't charge us but bring money to buy drinks over the bar and she'll be happy. What we play is largely determined by members' collections so bring a favourite game or two with you and teach it to us. Contact bluesteel through the BGG geekmail for any queries, or alternatively go on to the Rugby on Board facebook page and say hello. We also have a BGG Guild page where we sometimes discuss what we're going to bring in and play and we regularly post on the Coventry Gaming Forum.

Scarborough, North Yorkshire

Guys's Games Night Gathering
We meet every Wednesday evening from 7:30pm-10:30pm at the Spa Pub, Victoria Road in Scarborough. Small social group, not really hardcore gamers but enjoy all the usual gateway classics and what ever else I bring along. Please come and join us and feel free to bring along some of your favourite games. Visit the Facebook group above for more details or feel free to contact Guy Baumann.

Sevenoaks, Kent

S.T.A.G. gamers
We meet every Wednesday evening from 7:30pm-11:00pm at the White Hart in Sevenoaks on the Tonbridge Road. Really friendly staff, and an amiable group. Take a look at the Facebook group above for more details or feel free to contact Steve Berger.


Sheffield Board Games club
The Sheffield Board Games club meets every other Tuesday evening at The Three Cranes, 74 Queen Street, Sheffield, S1 2DW.
There is a £1 on the night fee for playing which goes to purchasing more games for the club library.

Shrewsbury, Shropshire

Shrewsbury Boardgames Club
Meets every Friday between 7.00 and 10.30 p.m. at members' houses. We normally focus on modern European games that have plenty of strategy, can be played in a couple of hours and are, most of all, fun. New players are always welcome.
Email Garry for directions, fuller details about the club, the games we play and so on.

Slimbridge, Gloucestershire
Berkeley Wargames Club
Monday evenings at The Tudor Arms in Slimbridge.
Mostly wargames, both boardgames and miniatures.

Southampton (see also: Eastleigh)

Southampton University Games Society (aka GameSoc)
GameSoc on Facebook
We meet on Weds and Sat afternoons from 2pm, where we play board games, card games and miniatures games. Average turnout is 20-30, most members are students, but non-students are also allowed to attend. No charge.
Currently our venue changes from week to week but is always at the university. Check the GameSoc forums or facebook group for up to date info. University of Southampton, SO17 1BJ
Message Paul Clarke

Southampton on Board
Southampton on Board on Facebook
Monday evenings 6:30-11pm, no fee.
Marshals, 74 London Rd, Southampton, SO15 2AJ

Southend on Sea, Essex

"Beer, Boards, n Bellylaughs!"
Southend Conservative Club
A friendly boardgame playing group in Southend with about 40 members in total.
We meet every Thursday in a large private club with great drinks and food prices (but you don't need to be a club member and there is no entrance fee - anyone can come along for free!).

Stanford in the Vale, Oxfordshire
We are a general Board Gamers club, playing all sorts of boardgames but not Wargames or RPG. We meet at the Horse & Jockey Pub in Stanford in the Vale (on A417) alternate Tuesdays
Contact through website or PM Topher Bear on BGG

Staines, Surrey
Run by the local shopkeeper from 'The Missing Geek', we use the nearby Two Rivers pub (back room) every Wednesday(board games) and Friday(magic) from 6-10pm. The charge is £1 and drinks can be bought at the bar, food unfortunately is unavailable since the pub currently has no chef (they are however happy if you order pizza or bring in food).
On Wednesdays we play a mix of euros and lighter games, with the occasional game of x-wing or magic happening too. All are welcome, just turn up on the day.

St. Helens, Merseyside
Wednesdays 7pm till 10.30 ish pm, We play all sorts of board/card games, occascional wargames and rpg. Currently some of us turn up at 4pm to play an rpg to 6pm, then filler games till 7pm when longer games are played. We meet at the Eccelston community centre on lester drive, eccelston, st helens. To contact mail us or ring bill on 07765093008.

Stevenage, Hertfordshire

Stevenage Boardgame Club
Friday Nights (from 7pm) at The Pin Green Community Centre, Stevenage.
Mid-week and weekend meetings at John Gilpin Pub, Ware.
Website has system to allow members to propose ad-hoc meetups whenever they want and automatically notify members etc.

Stockton-on-Tees, Teesside

Beanie Games
The largest dedicated board game club in the UK with seating for over 70 gamers and huge game library.

26 Bishopton Lane
TS18 2AA
Tel: 01642 918911

Wednesday 6pm-10pm
Friday 6pm-10pm (including Friday Night Magic)
Saturday 10am-5pm
Sunday 10am-5pm
Entry: £2 per session.
More sessions coming soon. Please check website for details.

Stoke on Trent, Staffordshire

GTG Games & Hobbies
303 City Rd, ST4 2QA
01782 847552

Shire Gamers
Monday Nights (from 6.30pm) at Georgia Browns, Church Street, Stoke-on-Trent, ST4 1DB.
Thursday Nights (from 6.30 p.m.) at Shire Games (see Shops section above).

Stroud, Gloucestershire

Swindon Boardgames Club

We meet at the Retreat pub in Church street on Alternate Wednesdays. 1st 2 sessions free then £1.00 a session

Stroud Board Gamers

Swindon, Wiltshire

Swindon Boardgames Club

Meet at Check Inn, Wroughton every Monday from c. 7pm - 10.30pm.
Mostly Euros, but wide range of games played. No membership fees or subs.

Swindon Wargamers and Tacticians (SWaT)

Meet just outside central Swindon, on Tuesdays 6.30 - 11pm.
Initially a miniatures club (Warhammer, BloowBowl, and Flames of War are staple diet), but a small group of us do boardgames consisting mainly light wargames and AT type thematic games. Also some RPGers hole up in a couple of the corners - so something for most people.
To get in touch with us just head to the website and post in the 'Introductions' forum.

Swindon And District Wargamers (SAD)

The is a well established miniatures wargaming club that covers mainly minaitures - historical wargaming, Warhammer, Sci-Fi - but with some card gamers.
They meet on Wednesdays 7-11pm.

Telford, Shropshire

Thursday Nights (from 7.30p.m.) at The Horseshoes Pub Ketley TF1 5AE (see website for details).

Thanet, Kent

We hold a games group in Thanet at the Racing Greyhound pub in Ramsgate. There is a games night roughly every 2 weeks, with tournaments dotted throughout the year. The pub provides drink, and food is available for £1 per person. If you would like any more information, please e-mail me at ThanetGameGroup

Todmorden, West Yorkshire/Lancashire

Todmorden Gamers
We are a new gaming group,that meet up every fortnight on a Wednesday in the 3 Wise Monkeys in Todmorden.you can find us on Facebook, and you would like to know more or come and join us, you can email me at vikste48@yahoo.co.uk or on BoardGameGeek under stran_get_oo

Torquay, Devon
South Devon Board Games
Tuesday nights at the Guild of Gamers.
45 Abbey Road, Torquay, TQ2 5NQ
All games played, all welcome, starts around 7pm
Guild of Gamers

Upminster, Essex

Upminster Board Games Club
We meet the 1st & 3rd Thursday of every month at Cranham Community Centre (Room 5), 115a Marlborough Gardens, Upminster, Essex. Starting at 7.30pm. We'll have a go at most games. Philip and Kim e-mail

Warrington, Cheshire

Board Games Club Warrington
The main group meet every Wednesday at 7.00pm in The Bulls Head, 33 Church Street, Warrington, WA1 2SX.
A smaller group meet every Tuesday at 7.00pm in the Looking Glass, 41–43 Buttermarket Street, Warrington, WA1 2LY.

Whitstable, Kent

A new club based by the seaside - check out the meetup page for details on the next meet. Actively recruiting new members!


Wigan Wargames
A well established club that plays all miniature wargames,All Boardgames types and a small amount of RPG's.We also have painting and modelling at the club so something for everyone.Check the Diary section on the website to see what we are about.
The club meets every Friday from 7pm till about 2am

Wisbech, Cambridgeshire

Friendly group meeting one Monday a month in the Wisbech area, new members always very welcome, contact Fenlandstrut


Woking Gaming club
A local gaming club for any fellow gamers in Surrey, particularly anyone from Woking. We meet every Tuesday at The Sovereigns - games start at 7.30pm but there will be geeks eating and chatting from 6.00pm. Join our Guild for updates; we are very active and update every week who is coming and what we are playing. We are usually 10+ players every week.

Wokingham, Bracknell & Crowthorne - Berkshire

Broad Street Gamers
Local club meeting on Thursdays (Mondays and occasional weekends)
We meet every Thursday at The Broad Street Tavern in Wokingham
Join the Guild for updates.

Worcester, Worcestershire

We have quite a vibrant and friendly board game group that has started playing regularly at the shop on Wednesdays and Thursdays (dedicated Board Game nights) at Manaleak.com in the Worcester City Centre.
32 Broad Street
T. 01905 745 032
Every Wednesday and Thursday nights

Every Tuesday night in the Crown (aka Lloyds Bar)

1st Tuesday and 3rd Thursday of every month at Beechwood Hall Hotel, Wykeham Road, Worthing. Starting at 8pm. E-mail contact


Beyond Monopoly! Email bmyork for more details
1st and 3rd Saturdays (10am-9pm) and 2nd and 4th Fridays (5pm-9pm) each month at the Bar Convent, 17 Blossom Street, York, North Yorkshire, YO24 1AQ
Come and go as you like, first visit is FREE, otherwise Saturday is £4 adults, £3 concessions, kids 8-12 FREE (must be accompanied by an adult). Friday is £2/£1/FREE. We are a very friendly club, no previous experience necessary. We have a large collection of games at the club. Like us on facebook and follow us on Twitter.


The UK Conventions scene has its own fanzine - The Queen's Lane Advertiser.


Winter StabCon
Britannia Hotel, Stockport (near Manchester)
Stabcon E-mail
BoardGameGeek Guild
1st Weekend in January
2nd-4th January 2015 (also see July)

The Mitre, High Street, Oxford
23rd to 24th January 2010

Raiders of the Game Cupboard
Raiders of the Game Cupboard BGG Guild
Waterside Community Centre,Heath Road,
Stapenhill,Burton on Trent,DE15 9LF
2nd January 2016
About 70 players, small fee, Not far from Spirit Games.


Queen Margaret Union, Glasgow
6th to 7th February 2010

Kelham Hall, Kelham, Newark, Notts, NG23 5QX
Sunday, 13 February 2011


Pasteboard and Plastic
Held in March, July and November each year, dates and details at above link.
Saltdean Scout Hut nr Brighton
Location map

Son of RamsdenCon
27th Feb-1st March 2015
Holiday Inn Basildon.

GNOME All Dayer
St Mary's Church Hall, Horwich. BL6 5QT
Sun 21st March 2010 10:30am til 11:00pm
Entry is £3 (£1 for under 16s) which includes free hotpot/soup at 6:00PM

Conpulsion (Edinburgh)
Teviot Student union, Edinburgh
March 25th-27th 2011
£15 weekend/£10 Day
Pub Quiz 8pm Friday Opens 9am Sat & Sun

Wally Con
The Dukes Head, Wallington, Surrey.
Friday 28 to Sunday 30 October 2011.
General gaming, mostly Euros etc.
Contact: Chris Geggus

Raiders of the Game Cupboard
Raiders of the Game Cupboard BGG Guild
Waterside Community Centre,Heath Road,
Stapenhill,Burton on Trent,DE15 9LF
26th March 2016
About 70 players, small fee, Not far from Spirit Games.


TringCon / TringCon BGG Guild
Marsworth Village Hall, Marsworth
Sat 28th March 2015
Sat 26th September 2015
Booking required as hall capacity is reached every event.

Exeter Court Hotel, Kennford, Exeter, Devon
9th-12th April 2015
No need to book for the convention (pay on the day), but you will need to book a hotel room early if you want to stay over. Other local accommodation is available.
One of the larger conventions in the UK.

Springcon 5
Wellspring Centre,Watford, Herts.
27th April 2013, 10.00 to 20.00, free entry.


Beer and Pretzels Games Weekend
Beer and Pretzels Games Weekend BGG Guild
With our usual mix of board, card, roleplaying and miniatures games with good food & beer, in a splendid venue
We will be holding the Catan Regional Championship on Saturday the 16th at Beer & Pretzels.
Where: The Town Hall, Burton upon Trent, Staffordshire
When: Saturday 16th (10am - 10pm) to 17th May 2015 (10am - 7pm)


UK Games Expo
Wiki:UK Games Expo
Hilton Metropole, NEC, Birmingham
30th May to 1st June 2014

DiceConWest (Glasgow)
Saltire Centre
26th June 2010 9:30 till late cost £7

Raiders of the Game Cupboard
Raiders of the Game Cupboard BGG Guild
Waterside Community Centre,Heath Road,
Stapenhill,Burton on Trent,DE15 9LF
25th June 2016
About 70 players, small fee, Not far from Spirit Games.


Pasteboard and Plastic
Held in March, July and November each year, dates and details at above link.
Saltdean Scout Hut nr Brighton
Location map

Summer StabCon
Britannia Hotel, Stockport (near Manchester)
Stabcon e-mail
BoardGameGeek Guild
1st Weekend in July

John Foster Hall Hall, Oadby, University of Leicester
Third weekend in July
Manorcon XXXIII: 17-20 July 2015 (including EuroDipCon 23)


Mind Sports Olympiad
The Soho Theatre
London, England.
th to 30th August 2010

The Cast are Dice 2013
Boardgamegeek Guild
TCAD Ticket Sales
The best board gaming weekend in the UK is finally back!.
Where: Stoke 6th Form College, Leek Road, Stoke-on-Trent, ST4 2RU
When: Saturday 8th & Sunday 9th August 2015

Tokonatsu, gaming/board/card gaming, Anime & Manga camping festival
pitch your tent along side like minded people and enjoy the food, entertainment and atmosphere.
Enjoy a variety of events including, Cosplay Masquerade, "The Quiz", DDR, Tokodisk, capture the flag, board and card games and the always popular Otaku Royal (both versions!).


Colours 2011
Newbury Racecourse, Berks RG14 7NZ
10-11 September 2011
Annual, mostly miniatures and wargames but also boardgames available

Cambridge Board Games Day
Arbury Rd Baptist Church, Arbury Rd, Cambridge, CB4 2JE
Annual event in late Summer early Autumn
(Email Andy Merritt for more information.)

Dragondaze Games Convention
Newport Centre, 1 Kingsway, Newport, Wales NP20 1UH
19 September 2015

Marsworth Village Hall, Marsworth
Sat 27th September 2014
Booking required as the hall capacity is reached every time.

Cardiff Games Day
Highfields Church, Monthermer Road, Cardiff, CF24 4QW
Sat 25th September 2010 10:00am til 10:00pm
Entry is £3

GNOME All Dayer
St Mary's Church Hall, Horwich. BL6 5QT
Sun 26th September 2010 10:30am til 11:00pm
Entry is £3 (£1 for under 16s) which includes free hotpot/soup at 6:00PM
More details

Raiders of the Game Cupboard
Raiders of the Game Cupboard BGG Guild
Waterside Community Centre,Heath Road,
Stapenhill,Burton on Trent,DE15 9LF
26th September 2015
24th September 2016
About 70 players, small fee, Not far from Spirit Games.


Autumn Mini B&P 2015
Beer and Pretzels Games Weekend BGG Guild
When: Saturday 17th (12 noon - 11pm) to Sunday 18th (12 noon - 8pm) October 2015
Where: Three Queens Hotel, Bridge St, Burton upon Trent, DE14 1SY; and in the shop opposite.
Details: £4 per day or £6 for both, pre-booking desirable. Tickets available online or ring 01283 511293.


Pasteboard and Plastic
Held in March, July and November each year, dates and details at above link.
Saltdean Scout Hut nr Brighton
Location map

Hallmark Hotel, Derby
13th-15th November 2015
Over 30 years old, now in a very nice hotel in Derby, 200 players last year.

Consequences i
Naish Holiday Village, Christchurch, Dorset
19th to 22nd November 2015


The following events have been held before but there is no current information for them.

  • BrightCon (Brighton)
  • DiceConEast (Edinburgh)
  • HogmanayCon (Edinburgh, tanyafoxgal@hotmail.com)
  • Exxcon (Telford, maisnestce@aol.com)
  • MasterCon (Cheshunt, Hertfordshire)
  • MayCon (Heathrow, London)
  • Gen Con UK
  • PsychoCon (Leeds)
  • Game 09 (Manchester)
  • Gamefest

One international event is worth a particular mention:

Messe Gruga, Essen, Germany


Christopher Dearlove
United Kingdom
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Updated the FAQ enormously. This FAQ was mostly his work.

Paul Mazumdar
United Kingdom
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