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What we're about

Welcome to the Bristol Board Games Meetup - catering for all your board game weekly and monthly gaming nights with the occasional special event.

Whether you are new to boardgames, an semi-regular gamer, or a board gaming veteran, Bristol has gaming nights for you. Whilst only a few of the bigger ones are advertised on Meetup, there are groups all over the city that use Facebook to organise.

If you're a fan of heavy, long games (e.g. Twilight Imperium, 18xx, Diplomacy, Civ style games), it can be difficult to play these in a casual pub setting. We still want to cater for these games, so if you want to play them, get in touch with the leadership team, and we'll make you an organiser so you can set up your own private events. So Board in Bristol (last Sunday of the mont) is often a good time to play these longer games.

List of board game nights (last updated 18/01/2019 - please email admins for updates and corrections)

Wednesday gaming @ The Drawbridge - on this Meetup group and also has a Facebook page
https://www.facebook.com/groups/31421819542... (https://www.facebook.com/groups/314218195420192/)

Thursdays in Fishponds - on this Meetup group

So Board in Bristol at The Drawbridge - Last Sunday of the Month - on this Meetup group and also has a Facebook page
https://www.facebook.com/groups/14435051573... (https://www.facebook.com/groups/144350515733794/)

Tuesday gaming at Old Market Tarvern
https://www.facebook.com/groups/bristolboar... (https://www.facebook.com/groups/bristolboardgamesgroup/)

Alternate Tuesdays at Inn on the Green
https://www.facebook.com/groups/54683715867... (https://www.facebook.com/groups/546837158676875/)

Area 51 are on Thursdays at the moment:
https://www.facebook.com/groups/14136220580... (https://www.facebook.com/groups/14136220580/)

Excelsior! have various gaming events pretty much every night and you can reserve tables
https://www.facebook.com/groups/39762182372... (https://www.facebook.com/groups/397621823723212/)

Totterdown board game group (not sure when they are meeting at the moment)
https://www.facebook.com/groups/totterdownb... (https://www.facebook.com/groups/totterdownboardgames/)

North Street board game group - 1st Monday of the month
https://www.facebook.com/groups/96527903361... (https://www.facebook.com/groups/965279033615666/)

North Bristol gaming meet - Alternate Mondays (roughly)
On this Meetup group

Sundays (when not So Board in Bristol) @ The Drawbridge - on this meetup group

Upcoming events (5)

Fishponds Gaming Night - Online

Online event

We are currently playing games online on Thursday evenings until it is safe to return to playing in the pub. We meet on Discord and usually play on Board Games Arena, though there are plenty of other alternatives. If you want to join us then please post a message on this event or send a message to Andy Bate requesting the link to the Discord server. Happy gaming!

Bristol Independent Gaming - Board Games Meetup Group

Bristol Independent Gaming

£4.00

Tired of sitting around playing solitaire? Come along and join in with friendly like minded people and play a range of board games! Entry costs £4 per person for the day One of our regulars has kindly lent me 'Zombicide- Black Plague' which I am looking forward to getting my teeth into this Sunday if I have enough people to join me We have a wide range of board games to chose from at Bristol Independent Gaming if you don't have your own to bring along. Or bring along your own games and play - Get in touch if you want to run a game for others on the day [masked]

NorthBristolGames Meetup @ The Mana House

The Mana House

Fortnightly Monday Games @ The Mana House Every couple of weeks a group of us meet 'The Mana House' by Clifton Downs Station from 6pm. People new to the hobby are welcome, but you must be prepared/willing to accept that you might have to learn some moderately complex rules & game mechanics. Also some games might involve bluffing, social deduction and even outright lying! Also some games and table talk might not be suitable for younger or more sensitive players. What Games? While games like snakes & ladders, monopopoly, charades, risk have had their day, board games have undergone a huge renaissance in the last 10 years. From Carcassonne, Catan & Codenames to Santorini, Scythe & Skull this is what we're about. Strategy, abstract, deduction, co-op, party... all are welcome. We recommend you bring one normal length game (max 3hrs) and one 'filler' game (max 30min) both that you love and are happy to teach others. We also welcome more serious/longer games, RPGs & Campaigns, but with these it would be better to pre-plan a bit so you can have a table dedicated to it for the evening and a group of people who know what they're getting into. The Mana House hosts numerous RPG, Magic & Warhammer events so feel free to contact them if you wanted to organise something along those lines. Timings: • Arrive between 6/6:30pm. Filler games until we think everyone is here. • Work out who's bought what and try and assign some tables for certain games so everyone gets to play what they've brought and so any newcomer/casual gamers can be on tables with people that know and can easily teach the games they have brought. • Settle down to play some awesome games • As people drop out of certain matches and games finish have some quick filler games on standby to keep people busy while we get enough players for the next game. • Don't worry if you can't make it till later, you probably wont be the only one and if you are just bare with us and we will try to get you involved in a game asap. Terms & Conditions: • Any drinks & food consumed must be bought in the venue • No inappropriate behaviour & activities will be tolerated and will result in instant ejection & banning from the group & venue • The venue can take no responsibility for any damage/loss to games or property that occur at the venue (Check out North Bristol Games on Facebook for more info and as a place to post about and organise your gaming adventures)

Fishponds Gaming Night - Online

Online event

We are currently playing games online on Thursday evenings until it is safe to return to playing in the pub. We meet on Discord and usually play on Board Games Arena, though there are plenty of other alternatives. If you want to join us then please post a message on this event or send a message to Andy Bate requesting the link to the Discord server. Happy gaming!

Past events (881)

Fishponds Gaming Night - Online

Online event

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