If "boardgames" to you means Monopoly, Trivial Pursuit and Cluedo... then come and join us for the next step into the world of boardgames. Modern, 'euro style' games are of very high quality, can usually be learnt quickly and generally last for 90mins to 2 hours. What's more, they usually involve everyone all of the time, so you're not sitting around waiting for someone else to take their turn and you won't be 'knocked out' after the first half hour. All in all, they are much more fun and much more accessible than Monopoly and its more traditional counterparts!
Although we sometimes play the heavier/more complicated games, we’d love to welcome new members and players. If you’re a relative newcomer to the boardgaming hobby, get in touch and we can make arrangements for a table to introduce you to the wonderful world of games beyond the traditional “roll the dice and move along the board” examples. Drop us a note outlining what you’ve played before (if anything) and we’ll make sure you have a good time. Some great introductory games include Settlers of Catan, Carcassonne, Ticket to Ride – if you’ve never played these you’re in for a treat, or if you have, come and try something else.
If "boardgames" to you means Puerto Rico, Power Grid, Agricola and others... you'll already be aware of the sorts of things we play!
Where and when: We meet on Tuesday evenings at 6.30pm at the Guildford Institute. Unfortunately we have to pay for the room hire, though the space, tables, and lighting are excellent (much better than a typical pub). The Institute does serve some drinks and snacks, but not meals, so if you need dinner you have to arrange that separately before or after gaming.
Although we try to start promptly (which means we can fit in the longer games that other clubs can’t!), please let us know if you’re going to be late (after 7pm) and we’ll try and schedule games accordingly – we generally manage a couple of games each week (per table) so we should be able to time it to maximise everyone’s playing time.
Fees: The Guildford Gamers have to pay the Institute for the use of a room, so we have to charge for attending our sessions. For 2014 the fee is £4 per person per session. Joining the club involves committing to regular monthly payments (currently £10) instead, and entitles the member to a vote on matters affecting the club.
Under-18s may attend for free. Students aged 18 or over in full time education with valid ID, and Seniors Citizens over 60, are entitled to a 50% discount.
Non-members may attend the for their first five calendar weeks at an introductory rate of £1 per session.
The club is non-profit and fees are used solely to hire the venue; membership fees will be reduced as and when our finances permit.
More Information: We have a Guild page on BoardGameGeek - the site for all boardgamers! BGG contains lots of information about all the games we play - and many more!