What we're about

If you are into modern board games, and can get into Edinburgh, then this is the group for you!

We cover all sorts of 'tabletop games' which includes modern board games like: Ticket to Ride, Lords of Waterdeep, Game of Thrones or Small World. Also games that are mainly card driven like: Dixit, Dominion or Codenames. We also play thematic games that tell stories such as Star Wars: Imperial Assault, but we don't organise Role Playing Games. For RPGs in Edinburgh see this group: http://www.orcedinburgh.co.uk

Any introduction would not be complete without mentioning Monopoly (or Cluedo, Trivial Pursuit, etc.). If you are looking to play these games then it is unlikely you will find many people here who are interested in them. This is because for the most part there are much better games that are: quicker, more interesting, more inclusive and less boring! Take a look here for more info: https://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/20... (https://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2015/aug/28/20-awesome-board-games-you-may-never-have-heard-of );

We are very welcoming of people new to the tabletop gaming hobby, and nothing makes us happier than helping another person discover new games. Many of the events have a variety of lighter games which are easy to get into, with plenty of interaction and opportunity to have fun. We are focused on the friendly, social side of gaming and it is the core of what we do hence why we 'meet up'!

We are always on the lookout for new ideas for Meetup events so if you have any suggestions please use the button to contact the organisers and send us a message about your idea.

We have a Facebook page: ( https://www.facebook.com/groups/EdinburghBo... (https://www.facebook.com/groups/EdinburghBoardGamers/) ) for general chat and a guild ( https://www.boardgamegeek.com/guild/993 ) on BoardGameGeek (BGG).

The group also has a Discord server; join using this link: https://discord.gg/CYb5JC3

Upcoming events (5)

Friday Night Gaming @ Discord

Edinburgh

Hi Folks! While our usual Friday Night Pub Gaming is on hold, we have moved our gaming and general banter online to help keep peoples spirits up. To that end you may have seen that we have set up a fantastic discord channel to let people chat and arrange online games anytime, sign up here: https://discord.gg/CYb5JC3 Were also encouraging people to log in from the usual 7pm (ish) each Friday (and Monday) for a bit of a bigger get together. There are a good number of online boardgames platforms which we can show you how to use (many are free), and we are busy adding guides and things. We`re also hoping to open up options to like simple group video games like jackbox (or bigger games if you like), or even just space to chat with old and new friends as many of us used to do at McCowans. Whatever keeps us all connected! So! Come and join us for a little respite, and don’t worry we`ll be back at McCowans as soon as its responsible to do so!

Monday night Strategy Games @ Online

Edinburgh

This is a replacement online event for our usual Monday night strategy games event that took place at Six Degrees North until the recent Coronavirus crisis started. So this particular time in the week would be a good opportunity to try and play some of the longer online games, but this is not essential, sometimes it's easier to just play light games initially. So grab a beer, plug in your headset and let's play some online board gaming! To join in please join the EBG Discord group with this link: https://discord.gg/CYb5JC3 Discord works with typed chat and voice chat. Once you join the group say hi and let us know what your real name is (if your Discord username is not your actual name) so it's easier to put names to faces. Once we've done some text chat, make sure your headset works then click on a Voice Channel to chat properly. The following are just some of the options for online gaming: Our group on Board Game Arena https://boardgamearena.com/group?id=2860025 Our Group on Steam https://steamcommunity.com/groups/EdinburghBoardGamersGuild There are many other game platforms that don't have specific communities that we can play by arrangement.

Friday Night Gaming @ Discord

Edinburgh

Hi Folks! While our usual Friday Night Pub Gaming is on hold, we have moved our gaming and general banter online to help keep peoples spirits up. To that end you may have seen that we have set up a fantastic discord channel to let people chat and arrange online games anytime, sign up here: https://discord.gg/CYb5JC3 Were also encouraging people to log in from the usual 7pm (ish) each Friday (and Monday) for a bit of a bigger get together. There are a good number of online boardgames platforms which we can show you how to use (many are free), and we are busy adding guides and things. We`re also hoping to open up options to like simple group video games like jackbox (or bigger games if you like), or even just space to chat with old and new friends as many of us used to do at McCowans. Whatever keeps us all connected! So! Come and join us for a little respite, and don’t worry we`ll be back at McCowans as soon as its responsible to do so!

Monday night Strategy Games @ Online

Edinburgh

This is a replacement online event for our usual Monday night strategy games event that took place at Six Degrees North until the recent Coronavirus crisis started. So this particular time in the week would be a good opportunity to try and play some of the longer online games, but this is not essential, sometimes it's easier to just play light games initially. So grab a beer, plug in your headset and let's play some online board gaming! To join in please join the EBG Discord group with this link: https://discord.gg/CYb5JC3 Discord works with typed chat and voice chat. Once you join the group say hi and let us know what your real name is (if your Discord username is not your actual name) so it's easier to put names to faces. Once we've done some text chat, make sure your headset works then click on a Voice Channel to chat properly. The following are just some of the options for online gaming: Our group on Board Game Arena https://boardgamearena.com/group?id=2860025 Our Group on Steam https://steamcommunity.com/groups/EdinburghBoardGamersGuild There are many other game platforms that don't have specific communities that we can play by arrangement.

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Monday night Strategy Games @ Online

Edinburgh

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