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Jim Sutherland
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EPSOM GAMES CLUB
GAME PLAYING DAY

Saturday October 20th
from 10:30 until 18:00

ADMISSION IS FREE

Epsom Games Club was formed almost two years ago and is already a well attended Thursday evenings club.

We think that the venue we have found is so well suited to game playing, and four hours an evening once a week being insufficent for our game playing needs, that we hold a Games Day on the third Saturday of each month. This will be our twenty third such day of game playing.

And yes, quite a few of "the regulars" will be Essen, but there are those of us who are unable to go who still need a solid "gaming fix".

We will be at the usual venue of:

The big white building at the top of the hill where the road bends
(formerly know as Royal British Legion (RBL), Federation House)
21 West Street
EPSOM
Surrey
KT18 7RL

The venue is a few minutes walk from Epsom town and the mainline station.

The station is not covered by a standard one day Travel Card, nor does it accept Oyster!
[Beware - the revenue protection officers seem to live at Epsom station and are ruthless about inflicting penalty fares!]

The venue does not normally provide food over the week-end, but is happy to allow people to bring in their own and there are also many places to eat within easy walking distance. There is normally a group "pizza buy-in" order made circa lunch time from Dominos. Others bring their own food and many more go into town for sandwiches of visit a near-by cafe or other eateries in the town.

Drinks (including mugs of tea and coffee) are very well priced and there is no need to become a member obtain drinks or to play games at the event.

We will use an open gaming format although many use the game days to play some of the longer (time wise) games in their collections, especially some of the war games or longer 18xx games.

For myself, I tend to prefer Euro style games, and those at the "lighter" end of the gaming spectrum and will bring several along with me, as many others do too, but please feel free to bring along any of your games you wish to play.

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!

Our game playing exploits are recorded on games played at Epsom Gamers.

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 - how do you think we learnt to play them?

Please use this list to ask any questions, let us know that you are intending to attend, to arrange any games you would like to play or for any other relevant matter.

Look forward to seeing you there.


P.S. Many people leave the event circa 18:00 (apparently there are things they would rather do than play more games!shake), so although the game playing day will officially come to an end at 18:00, everyone is welcome to carry on playing but will need to relocate to the other (smaller) bar area due to a party in the function room in the evening.

[N.B. There is limited free parking (about a dozen or so spaces) at the venue and although this has not been a problem yet (most people live locally), the venue is at the edge of the town but due to the proximity of the station, the area has parking restrictions on the street next to the venue in force until 18:30. There are also several privately enforced parking places in the area - please do not park illegally or else you could (and probably will) get a penalty notice and that will put a dampener on the day for you! Please use the venue car park, other car parks (fee payable) or other nearby on-street parking.

As of August 2012 the parking has become more restrictive with double yellow lines being put along all the road leading to the venue.]

Details about who played what games on the day can be found here
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Graham Marsden
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I should actually be able to get to this one and I may even be earlier than I usually am!
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Adam Rees
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A group of us are going to play Twilight Imperium if anyone is interested in joining in.
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Jim Sutherland
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Iorwerth wrote:
A group of us are going to play Twilight Imperium ...

And at least one of us is not! whistle
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Come on Jim - you never know, it might be just what you need
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Russell D
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I'm expecting to be there and theres talk of playing Castles of Burgundy.
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angelgabriel wrote:
I'm expecting to be there and theres talk of playing Castles of Burgundy.

Really? Surely the lure of Twilight Imperium is too strong for you to ignore?

Bring some pictures of the latest arrival so we can all go "ah"!.

And Josh will be happy you are there - Pizza for lunch!
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