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Jim Sutherland
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EPSOM GAMES CLUB
GAME PLAYING DAY

Saturday 18 April 2015
from 10:00 until
18:00


We will be using our Games Days venue of:

St Mary's Church Hall, London Road, EWELL, KT17 2AY.

It is opposite the church - hopefully you can't miss that - and the hall looks like this:

http://www.stmarysewell.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/06/DSC08...


ADMISSION COST?

To cover the cost of the hire of the hall and the use of its catering facilities, there is a charge;
£5 for the whole day
£3 for half a day

ADMISSION IS FREE FOR THE UNWAGED and also free for a first visit.

Please post below any questions about attending
or letting us know you will be coming along on the day.


And please use the Geeklist on this link to suggest and discuss games you would like to play on the day.

Look forward to seeing you there.


WHAT NORMALLY GETS PLAYED AT EGC?

We use an open gaming format although we mostly play "Euro style" games, from those at the lighter end of the gaming spectrum through to those that will melt your ear-wax if not your brain!

More recently there has been an ever increasing playing of games where the theme is important/stronger, including ancient Rome, science fiction, fantasy, and horror (not necessarily all at the same time shake ).

Many attendees use the day to organise and play some of the longer (time wise) games in their collections, especially some of the war games or 18xx games.

So all in all, a mixed bag and probably something for everyone.

Most people tend to bring several of their games along with them to offer a wide choice of options of games to play (choosing a game to play is often the hardest part of the day!), but please feel free to bring along any of your games you would like to play. Or use the link above to measure support for a particular game that you would like to play.

Details about who played what games on the last Games Day can be found here.


WHO WILL BE THERE?

This event is open to anyone of any age who appreciates playing board and card games but we do ask that all children are accompanied by an adult who has beaten them in at least one game recently! laugh

We typically get somewhere between a dozen to twenty people attending but can comfortably fit some more into the space available. Attendees vary in age from pre-teen to 80+ years young, and we have an increasing number of women players, so we are not all "middle aged, bearded geeks"! In fact, we have very few players with beards, but there are a few (curse you, you stereotypes! shake)

If this sounds like fun, but you think you may not know the games that will be on offer to play do not worry, people are always prepared to teach beginners - most of us are more than happy to be told the rules rather than read them anyway! whistle

And we are very friendly and welcoming, so don't worry about being "new" and "not knowing anybody". Most of the now regular attendees did not know each other before the club started!


OK, I'M INTERESTED IN ATTENDING, BUT HOW DO I GET THERE?

There is no parking on site but there is usually plenty of on street parking opposite the hall or in nearby Church Street.

It's about fifteen minutes walk from Ewell West railway station and a little further from Ewell East.

The nearest bus stop (a few minutes walk) is the one we think is called "Bourne Hall" or "the Spring" on London Road; buses 293, 406 and 467 stop there.

There is wheelchair access at the venue and you also get to see what passes for the garden!


A BIT ABOUT THE VENUE

Good lighting, plenty of tables, ample kitchen including use of all the materials (hot water device for tea, coffee, squash (available at nominal charge), microwave, cooker, refrigerator, dishwasher, lots of crockery, cutlery and glassware).

There is a new "Village Pizza" shop opened on Ewell Bypass (Russell's wife says it's the best pizza she's ever had) and a nearby fish and chip shop open all day that gets a fair bit of custom from us (fish is good, chips not bad, pies fair, sausages best avoided!)

There's also a Sainsburys local about 10 minutes walk away and some sandwich shops between the hall and Sainsburys.

And there is a nearby pub - the Spring - a couple of doors down for people who would like a lunchtime pint (and they do nice food but they can be busy and therefore slow if you want yo eat there).

Or you can just bring some food and drink with you which is what most people do! shake


AND JUST WHAT IS "EPSOM GAMES CLUB"?

Epsom Games Club was formed just over four years ago and has a well attended Thursday evenings club in Epsom with "Euro" style games being the most popular choice of games played, but war games and even an 18XX game or two have been played. We are fortunate enough to have a few people who like to buy/collect games so there is a slight "cult of the new" (means we often get to try games before we buy them ourselves whistle).

Our Saturday event was relocated due to our previous venue suddenly closing and the Ewell hall was best in terms of free parking and hire cost.

Check out our BGG Guild page: http://www.boardgamegeek.com/guild/929

And because many of us think that four hours an evening once a week is insufficient for our game playing needs, that we hold a Games Day (typically) on the third Saturday of each month.

This will be our fifty-fourth such day of game playing.


LAST THOUGHTS AND COMMENTS

Because we want to be "responsible customers", we do our best to leave venue on time as well as cleaner and tidier than we arrived, so if you can collapse your table and stack it away along with the chairs as you leave, that would be much appreciated.
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Iorwerth wrote:
Hoping I might get down to this one.

Woo-hoo.

May be able to persuade Josh to leave his on-line world for some game with/against you....
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Andrew Bennett
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I'll be along.
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Gordon Watson
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Josh Gordon
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I'm planning to be along for the first time this year.

Any plans for games yet?
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A few suggestions have been listed here - Suggested games
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Andrew 007 and I should be along at around 10.40
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