After helping with a successful ‘Board Games by the Bay’ event in Palmerston North last year, my partner and I are keen for another great turn out at a gaming event in Palmerston North. As many of you know David and Angie the organisers of ‘Board Games by the Bay’ have enjoyed a new expansion to their family, which has made committing to another event this far south this year out of their scope.
Not willing to let this year pass by without another public gaming weekend, we've decided to grab the turn marker and organise ‘Board in Palmy?’ to hopefully build on the great turn out from last years event and help gaming grow nationwide in New Zealand.
- Alastair Manning and co.When:
July 5th - 6th 2014Where:
Palmerston North Bridge Club (same location as last year)Cost:
$10 for a day or $15 for the weekend.
For full details and to buy tickets visit www.boardinpalmy.co.nz
If you want to be part of the biggest board game events in New Zealand, you're in luck - tickets for Board Games By The Bay are now on sale for all THREE of our events in 2014!
Once again, we’ll have an extensive games library, prizes, games for sale at below internet prices, and we’re also keen to plug local groups – so if you’re part of one, send us the group’s details and we’ll provide them to gamers on the weekend.
Auckland (May) will again have a live math trade, which was hugely successful in 2013. Auckland (November) will again have Android: Netrunner and Star Wars: X-Wing tournaments - tickets for these additional events will be available soon.
Each gaming weekend runs for 20 hours: 10am-10pm on the Saturday, and 10am-6pm on the Sunday!
Award-winning designer Martin Wallace has confirmed his appearance at the first Auckland event and the Hamilton event. He’ll be playtesting his latest prototypes and will be keen to have gamers test his designs.
Day Pass: $10
Pre-order Weekend Pass: $15 (save $5) [pre-order expires May 9th]
Pre-order 3 Events: $40 (save $20) [pre-order expires May 9th]
Event dates are as follows:
Auckland (May 24-25)
Hamilton (August 30-31)
Auckland (November 22-23)Board Games By The Bay was established in 2011 and has since run 10 gaming weekends around the North Island. More than 500 gamers attended a BGBTB event in 2013.
For further details, and to pre-order tickets, go to the official BGBTB website: http://boardgamesbythebay.org.nz/