What we're about

Welcome to Gamers on Board!

Discover and enjoy medium to big size board games. Inviting new and experienced gamers to come to the table and challenge yourselves against other board gamers!

This is essentially an English-speaking group as many members do not speak Cantonese.

Don't worry about winning or losing, playing board games with real people is rewarding in itself!

So, join up and have fun exploring a whole new world of board games!

Sidenote - To ensure that the meetups are as much fun as possible for everyone, we have only one request.

No shows or last minute cancellations without notifying the meetup host is bad for everyone else who signs up and commits their time for the session.

We understand emergencies or last minute work conflicts can happen, but letting the organizer know in advance helps them plan accordingly. So feel free to message any of the organizers as much as you want - about possible ideas for organising games or for group-related items!

Let's play your next boardgame!

The Organizers

Upcoming events (2)

2 tables: Brass: Birmingham

Capstone Board Game Cafe

We'll play 'Brass: Birmingham'.
Although the host may run through the Rules briefly, you are required to at least have watched the short video beforehand: https://youtu.be/Lzxf4tfq9as

BGG: https://www.boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/224517/brass-birmingham
Rules: http://files.roxley.com/Brass-Birmingham-Rulebook-2018.11.20-highlights.pdf

Brass: Birmingham is an economic strategy game. It tells the story of competing entrepreneurs in Birmingham during the industrial revolution, between the years of[masked]. During the game you will develop, build, and establish your industries and networks, in an effort to exploit low or high market demands for goods.

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The fee will be paid directly to the venue and the cost is about $65 per person. They do not sell food there, but you can order food to be delivered or bring takeaways.

Let's play Gugong

Capstone Boardgame Cafe

We'll play Gugong.
Although the host might run through the Rules briefly, it's recommended that you at least watch the short video beforehand: [LINK]

BGG: https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/250458/gugng
Rules: https://gamebrewer.com/games/gugong-deluxe/?v=69e1aafeccc5

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China, 1570. China is under the reign of the Longqing Emperor, of the Ming Dynasty. He inherited a country in disarray after years of mismanagement and corruption. He resided in the Forbidden city, which was the seat of many emperors under the Ming Dynasty. Constructed from 1406 to 1420, the complex consists of 980 buildings and covers 72 ha (over 180 acres). It is also under the Ming Dynasty that the Great Wall of China was rebuilt, fortified, and expanded. Around this period, China was under heavy attack from the Mongols, so maintaining the Great Wall was essential. Most of what we now have left of the Great Wall, we owe to the Ming dynasty.

The country was already famous for its very intricate bureaucracy, but this also led to a lot of corruption. Even though the penalties for corruption were very high, the highest Officials of the Forbidden City would pretend to uphold the ban on corruption, by accepting gifts of petitioners, and returning one of seemingly lower value.

Gùgōng uses this extraordinary custom as its basis. Players take on the role of powerful Chinese families trying to gain influence and power by exchanging gifts with Officials. The gift cards you offer as a player have to be of a higher value than the one you receive, forcing you to make strategic choices regarding which actions you want to take each turn. You will travel around China, sail down the Grand Canal, purchase precious jade, help construct the Great Wall, secure advantages through decrees, influence the game through intrigue, and ultimately, receive an audience with the emperor. If only 1 player succeeds in doing so, he wins. If several players succeed, the player with the most VPs among those players wins the game.

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The fee will be paid directly to the venue and the cost will be about $65 per person. They do not serve food there, though you can bring food in or order food to be delivered.

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Terra Mystica

Capstone Board Game Cafe

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