I'm going to live in Israel about 25 km north of Haifa (next to Akko/ Naharija) for the next few years.
Are there any gamers in the Haifa Region, preferably north of Haife in the coastal plain; any regular (or not so regular) gaming nights and meet ups; game shops (not only up in the north but in the whole country); conventions?
I'd be intersted to learn anything that's going on in our hobby in Israel.
Please send me a geek mail or let me know where to look.
My native language is German, but my English and Hebrew (Ivrit) are fairly good; plus I'm planning to do an Arab language course.
- Last edited Wed Jul 27, 2016 9:20 pm (Total Number of Edits: 1)
- Posted Wed Jul 27, 2016 9:19 pm
Hi Tobias. I just bought an apartment in Haifa today, actually, but I'll only be moving in come November.
There are a few more gamers in the region, and there's an open weekly boardgame night at the Technion. I'm unaware of any other regular or irregular meetups in the region, but I do intend to host gaming at my place (on the other hand, I'm generally more into 2 player games, so I'm not sure I actually should host 'events', as those imply more of a multiplayer focus.)
I was about to tell you there's no game shop in or around Haifa, but I remembered someone recently advertised (on the relevant facebook group rather than on BGG). The shop in question has a very limited stock though. A couple dozen titles, no more.
Outside the region, there are regular boardgaming nights held in Tel Aviv, Jerusalem, Gadera, and possibly a few other cities. The best shop in the country is 'The Kingdom' in Hod Hasharon. There are one or two more, but I wouldn't recommend those.
Seek out the Facebook group 'Unbored With Board Games'. The local scene is far more active there than on BGG.