Dice & Mystics Fringe 2019
What could be worse than a large box with a wonderful, exciting, brand new game inside – and no table to put it on and enjoy? We can help.
During the SPIEL ESSEN the Dice & Mystics provide gaming space (155 places) on Saturday night, October 26th. SPIEL visitors can take their loot straight to our location in Bochum - just 15 to 20 minutes by car - and sit down comfortably at one of our many large well-lit tables, safely unbox and - play! Meet fellow gamers from both sides of the gaming industry from all over the planet.
There is no entry fee. Tea and coffee are free.
"The Dice & Mystics Fringe" is non-commercial. All we want to do is give our fellow board gamers from home and abroad a chance to try and enjoy their new games and exchange their experiences of the fair.
There is space and time to play from 16.00 to 24.00 p.m. If you have questions, you can contact us via our website www.diceandmystics.de.
We hope you all have a good time! Good play - better day!
See you at the 4th "Dice & Mystics Fringe"!
Who Dice & Mystics are
Dice & Mystics are a guild on BoardGameGeek and are listed on NRW Spielt, a German platform for gaming events in North Rhine Westphalia. We are on facebook, meetup and run our own website www.diceandmystics.de.
We are not a club but an informal group of board game and RPG lovers without membership fees, officials or obligations and no rules except those of common courtesy and respect. Our aims are good games, good company, and lots of fun. We host game nights on a regular basis in Bochum, NRW, Germany. All ages are welcome. We speak German and English (and French at times, too).
All the games we play are privately owned. We operate exclusively by our Game Host System (nicknamed the GHoSt) which means you can bring your own game and play. You allow anybody to join you and you are very welcome to join in at any other game, provided there is a place for one more player. If you do not have a game to bring along, join in anyway. Our Dice & Mystics group will always be present.
We have spacious well-lit rooms with large tables, generously made available to us free of charge. You can bring your own food and (soft) drinks and borrow cutlery etc. from the kitchen (provided you also wash up). There are a small pizza parlour and a kiosk for drinks, sweets etc. practically next door and delivery services nearby.
What else do Dice & Mystics do?
Dice and Mystics attend the SPIEL ESSEN every year. We are fortunate that the SPIEL is virtually at our doorstep, so on Thursdays, Fridays and Sundays after the SPIEL we organise the “Dice & Mystics Eat & Greet” at a popular local diner where board game lovers and SPIEL visitors can grab a bite, talk and enjoy good company. On Saturday afternoon and night during the SPIEL we hold the Dice & Mystics Fringe which aims at providing a gaming area for board game lovers while the SPIEL is on. It is entirely non-commercial and we charge no entrance fee. You can come to our gaming location, unbox and try out your purchases from the SPIEL, join other gamers and exchange your experiences and information.
Every Wednesday we have a game night from 17.00 p.m. to 23.00 p.m. at our location (during German school holidays we may sometimes also meet elsewhere).
We regularly attend board game related conventions and the annual Japan Day in Düsseldorf and generally collect information to keep updated.
We have other annual events at our location:
Every spring we host a gaming weekend, our "Dice & Mystics Double Feature" to put those loved but large and vastly time consuming games on the table; we play Saturdays from 14.00 p.m. to midnight and Sunday from 9.00 a.m. to 14.00 p.m. The games can stay setup overnight.
At the parish festival of St. Engelbert in our city we are present, running game rounds and promoting the idea of board gaming in general and especially introducing modern theme based games to children and to those who, sadly, stopped playing games as adults. This has become one of the Dice & Mystics traditions by now.
For matters concerning the "Dice & Mystics Fringe", "Eat & Greet", our other events and game nights and everything non BBG related, please go to www.diceandmystics.de or visit us on facebook.
We think that board gaming is an intelligent, creative, cooperative and highly communicative hobby which allows many very different people of all ages to socially meet and have fun together. We cherish the idea that anybody can simply come to us and play and share our great hobby.
Dice & Mystics say: Good play - better day!