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Having been recently introduced to the app and website Meetup, we were surprised to see so many board game events across London.

For those who aren't aware, Meetup (http://www.meetup.com/) is a website and app that allows groups of people to arrange events in their local area. There is simply something for everyone - whether your hobby is reading 18th century literature, knitting, playing sports or board gaming, there will be at least one event that would interest you. It is also a great way to meet new friends and like minded individuals.

Fortunately for board game enthusiasts, there is at least one board game event every single day in London.

We took Age of Soccer to a weekend meetup hosted in a pub in south London. The range of games at the event was immense - from small social games such as Hanabi to more intense Euro style games such as Helios, there were piles and piles of games people were free to pick up and play.

The event was extremely welcoming for both veteran gamers and people who had turned up for the first time - special mention goes out to Jeff for organising it and being a wise tutor teaching new players how to play the huge selection of games.

After a few games of Ticket to Ride, Helios and Libetalia, the gaming group was after a "palate cleanser" game and Age of Soccer came into its own. After explaining the rules to the group we sat back and watched the soccer battles commence.

Despite playing critically acclaimed games all morning, the group hadn't been more animated than when someone laid a shot card , was countered , this was subsequently called offside and finally a super shot card was played to win the game laugh. People were off their seats cheering when the winning move was made and this topped off a thoroughly great day of gaming.



Meetup is a great way to meet like minded people in your area and get involved with a whole host of interesting activities. It's also a fantastic way to meet local gaming groups and get some board gaming action on - if you haven't checked it out before, I highly recommend it
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Good to hear of game groups meeting up and allowing others to join. Where abouts in South London was it as I wouldn't mind coming along from time to time.
 
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