What we're about

Portsmouth On Board (POB) is a friendly local board gaming group based in Portsmouth, Hampshire, UK. 
Join POB if you have an interest in designer board gaming and wish to meet up with a group of like-minded individuals to indulge your needs to play everything on your game shelf. 
We welcome players from all levels of experience, whether you've never seen a modern board game in your life (we all had to start somewhere) or a long term member of Cult of the Old. 

And when it comes to games it can be the old classics, light gateway games, heavy Euros, whatever you like. We're not fussy or elitist or judgemental. . . . but we will have opinions none the less! :P 
WE HAVE NOW MOVED TO A WEEKLY ROTA FOR GAMING!!
The 2nd and 4th Wednesday of each month will be at the LEGION from 7pm to 11pm. Fees for these sessions will revert back to £1 payable to the Legion venue.
The 1st and 3rd Wednesday of each month will be held at Dice Portsmouth from 6pm to 10pm/closing time. I will personally run these two sessions. Fees will be £2 payable to DICE for the venue hire charge for membership.

If there is a 5th Wednesday of the month, that will be a day off. 
We also have a Facebook page that is set up to show upcoming events as well as encourage active member participation in discussions and hosting alternative meetings. Please search for Portsmouth On Board on Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/groups/PortsmouthOnBoard/
In addition please visit The Broken Meeple, our partnership YouTube channel for reviews, videos and podcasts on modern board gaming - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCmjyHBcqxxQjrg0KUN944dQ
Any questions, please don't hesitate to get in contact.

Upcoming events (4+)

POB at Dice

Needs a location

Meet at the DICE Board Game Lounge, 149 Albert Road, Portsmouth, PO4 0JW, from 6pm until 10pm.
You are welcome to turn up earlier as the venue will be open all day, but I advise to play fillers until the bulk of the club members turn up between 6:00-7:00pm.
Entry to DICE is £2 for all members of POB. This represents the standard membership fee for Portsmouth On Board gamers to play at the venue.
If you are new, simply grab a drink and a sandwich and introduce yourselves to Luke, Hannah and the other gamers. We will all be happy to help you get into a game, and everyone is happy to teach games.
You are free to bring your own games, DICE has its own board game library full of a variety of games, so there is lots to choose from!! Of course, that doesn't stop Luke bringing the new hotness for review!
Members are more than welcome to bring guests along. The more the merrier!
Please check the DICE website about things that they are doing to keep everyone safe, healthy, and following government guidance.

POB Online

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We are running both online and face to face gaming every week. Please see seperate event for details of the face to face gaming.
The online group meet on the Discord channel to chat and then log onto different platforms to play games e.g. Boardgame Arena, Steam or Tabletop Simulator.
Contact Hannah, Mark or Luke if you need a link to get to the Discord group :)

POB Online

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We are running both online and face to face gaming every week. Please see seperate event for details of the face to face gaming.
The online group meet on the Discord channel to chat and then log onto different platforms to play games e.g. Boardgame Arena, Steam or Tabletop Simulator.
Contact Hannah, Mark or Luke if you need a link to get to the Discord group :)

POB at Royal British Legion

Needs a location

We meet at the Royal British Legion in Fratton, Portsmouth, from 7pm until 11pm.
Note that the first games tend to get started between 7:00-7:30.
On arrival please sign-in at the bar and pay £1 to the Legion for venue hire.
Parking is free behind the venue, please validate your car registration at the bar (there is an ipad next to the signing in book).
If you are new, simply grab a drink and introduce yourselves to Mark, Hannah or the other gamers. Everyone is happy to teach and introduce you to games.
If you have any games you want to play, please feel free to bring them! We do not have a games library.
Members are more than welcome to bring guests along

Past events (539)

POB Online

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