What we're about

Welcome to London on Board!

We are a group of friendly and diverse modern board gaming enthusiasts that meet up several times a week in Central London. We enjoy a wide variety of board games that include euros, deck builders, dungeon crawlers, area control, cooperatives, 18xx, legacy and even dexterity and social games on occasion. There are a wide range of complexities and game lengths and it is common for us to play 2-3 hour games or even longer especially on weekends with shorter games in between.
There are some games that we don’t allow - please see our rules page for details.

Our events are very much dependent on attendees bringing the games that they’d like to play and/or are happy to share with the group. It’s certainly not mandatory for you to bring games nor to allow others to use those that you do bring as we understand that it’s not always practical, but it would be wonderful if you can bring and teach games whenever possible.

London is a beautiful city with many pubs and hotels with private spaces that are available for hire typically with minimum spends or a deposit. As we are passionate about keeping our club free to attend, we make mutually beneficial agreements with the venues. This provides us with a dedicated space and in return, we make it worth their while by being respectful and spending on food & drink. Without this symbiotic relationship, London on Board would not be possible so we would very much like to encourage attendees to remember to visit the bar regularly throughout the event. Under no circumstances should food or drink from outside be brought into the venue.

London on Board is not-for-profit and organised by a small group of volunteers. When we have spare time, you will often find us looking for new venues, wrangling with the quirks of meetup.com and making improvements to the website!

Links
Rules: https://www.londononboard.com/rules-regulations
Newbie Guide: https://www.londononboard.com/the-lob-newbie-guide
Website: https://www.londononboard.com/
BGG guild: https://boardgamegeek.com/guild/586

Your Organisers
Esme, Felix & Rachel

Upcoming events (4+)

Monday Evening Gaming at Rogues Quarter

Rogues Quarter

Please ensure you read these: Rules

We don't allow Chess, Scrabble, Monopoly, Roleplaying games, Magic the Gathering, Mafia, Werewolf etc. at LoB as there are other venues or groups for that and we want to make sure that there is enough space for board games.

We want everyone that comes to our events to have a good time, and we know that some games require more communication than others. Please be mindful that we are in a small space and that other members will need to explain rules and focus.

As a small group of volunteers, we are very dependent on the good will of our venues to host us for free. It is vitally important that everyone attending LoB buys food and drink to ensure that we can build and maintain those relationships with our venues. If you have any feedback about the venue, please report it to us directly rather than speaking to the staff.

You must only attend if you have a place, i.e. that you have made it off the waitlist. If you can no longer attend, please mark your RSVP as ‘Not Going’, ideally more than an hour before the event starts. Please be aware that an organiser may ask to see proof of RSVP.

Please note that this venue has its own library of games, each game is £4 to hire, but you are free to bring your own games and share.

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Thursday Evening Gaming at the Five Points Brewery

The Five Points Brewery & Taproom

We are in the event space on the first floor, which is up the stairs just inside the entrance.

Please ensure you read these: Rules

We don't allow Chess, Scrabble, Monopoly, Roleplaying games, Magic the Gathering, Mafia, Werewolf etc. at LoB as there are other venues or groups for that and we want to make sure that there is enough space for board games.

We want everyone that comes to our events to have a good time, and we know that some games require more communication than others. Please be mindful that we are in a small space and that other members will need to explain rules and focus.

As a small group of volunteers, we are very dependent on the good will of our venues to host us for free. It is vitally important that everyone attending LoB buys food and drink to ensure that we can build and maintain those relationships with our venues. If you have any feedback about the venue, please report it to us directly rather than speaking to the staff.

You must only attend if you have a place, i.e. that you have made it off the waitlist. If you can no longer attend, please mark your RSVP as ‘Not Going’, ideally more than an hour before the event starts. Please be aware that an organiser may ask to see proof of RSVP.

Friday Evening Gaming at Rogues Quarter

Rogues Quarter

Please ensure you read these: Rules

We don't allow Chess, Scrabble, Monopoly, Roleplaying games, Magic the Gathering, Mafia, Werewolf etc. at LoB as there are other venues or groups for that and we want to make sure that there is enough space for board games.

We want everyone that comes to our events to have a good time, and we know that some games require more communication than others. Please be mindful that we are in a small space and that other members will need to explain rules and focus.

As a small group of volunteers, we are very dependent on the good will of our venues to host us for free. It is vitally important that everyone attending LoB buys food and drink to ensure that we can build and maintain those relationships with our venues. If you have any feedback about the venue, please report it to us directly rather than speaking to the staff.

You must only attend if you have a place, i.e. that you have made it off the waitlist. If you can no longer attend, please mark your RSVP as ‘Not Going’, ideally more than an hour before the event starts. Please be aware that an organiser may ask to see proof of RSVP.

Please note that this venue has its own library of games, each game is £4 to hire, but you are free to bring your own games and share.

All-Day Saturday Gaming at the Chelsea Ram

Chelsea Ram

We are a friendly group of boardgame enthusiasts who meet in Central London. Newbies are very welcome but please read our rules first: https://www.londononboard.com/rules-regulations

Just a heads up, we don't allow Chess, Scrabble, Monopoly, Roleplaying games, Magic the Gathering etc.. at LoB as there are other venues for that and we want to make sure there's enough space for board games.

Please buy some drinks and maybe also food from the venue, we don't pay for the use of their space and it keeps us going!

Please don't consume food or drink from outside the venue at a LoB event (see our rules for details).

Please follow any instructions given by the Venue staff. Both for the safety and comfort of others, and because we really need our Venues.

We ask that you stick very closely to our LoB Rules at this time, and especially the following (paraphrased):

RVSP - Do not turn up to an Event if you do not have a spot reserved on the corresponding Meetup Event. Even if someone at the Event contacts you to say it's sparsely attended or there's plenty of room.

Venues - Respect the rules of the venue (see above)

General Conduct - This extends for now to if you have a cough, a cold, or some other symptom which might make other players anxious or uncomfortable, please consider not attending. It's probably best for you to stay and home and get better anyway.

If you are not comfortable with these additional rules, the rules of the Venue or instructions from Venue staff, we would ask you to you either not attend in the first place or leave the event.

If you have questions, comments or concerns please contact the Organisers.

Past events (3,705)

Evening Only Sunday Gaming at the Outpost

OutPost

Photos (5,602)