What we're about

This free weekly meetup is for anyone who wants to play games. We play board games, card games, tile and dice games. The games are strategic but fun :)

Examples are Ticket To Ride, Carcassonne and Dominion

New players are always welcome. If you cannot make the start time then just roll up when you can. We play a few games each evening.

It's great fun learning a new game :)

Nearest parking based on Meetup venue:
Tamworth:
Phoenix - Odeon free after 6pm (B797JE)

Lichfield:
Pig & Truffle - own on street parking after 6pm (WS13 6JJ)
Acorn Inn - own on street parking after 6pm (WS13 6JJ)

Upcoming events (4)

Tamworth & Lichfield Board Games - Thu 9th July - ONLINE

Online - Board Game Arena

Scheduled as an online event as it's 99.9% certain lockdown will still be effective - if the situation changes this post will be updated accordingly. The online session will be hosted on Board Game Arena available at https://boardgamearena.com which is accessible on any device that has access to the internet. If you haven't already done so you'll need to register beforehand, which is free (called Bronze membership), & let me or Lawrence know your user id - further details appear on the bottom of this page. Nearer the time we'll sort out what we intend to play & post it here, but generally it'll be a couple of 'quickies' whilst everyone arrives, followed by a longer (deeper) game, then maybe another couple of 'quickies' to finish the evening off - depends to some extent on how many attend. We use Discord for in game verbal chat as it's more reliable than the B/G Arena facility although it's by no means mandatory - drop Lawrence a quick message and he'll provide the info on Discord as it took a couple of weeks or so for us to get it right. Photos on the past events tabs show what we've played online recently. B/G Arena Notes ================ On registration you'll create a user Id (might default to your email address but change it if that happens) which you'll need to let me or Lawrence know so we can add you to the group - you'll then get a B/G Arena invite to join the group which you'll need to accept in order to gain access to the games the group schedules. If anyone wants some help or notes or screenshots on creating an account, joining the group, or joining games, either drop me a message on Meetup, add a comment to this Meetup session, drop me an email ([masked]), or text me on my mobile. As you would expect in the current circumstances, the site is really busy in the evenings so logging on can be a bit of a problem - sometimes it takes a fair few attempts at logging on before you're successful, but keep trying & eventually you'll get on. Some games are designated 'Premium' but there's no need to become a paid up Premium member to play them within our group - a few us are premium members & we can set those games up then bronze members can join them. Premium members do bypass all the logon restrictions so the choice of free bronze or paid premium membership is yours. It's worth having the Meetup chat session open whilst trying to log on to B/G Arena as this allows communication between us - once in B/G Arena there's group chat & game chat available, although we use Discord for in-game chat generally (see above).

Tamworth & Lichfield Board Games - Thu 16th July - ONLINE

Online - Board Game Arena

Scheduled as an online event as it's 99.9% certain lockdown will still be effective - if the situation changes this post will be updated accordingly. The online session will be hosted on Board Game Arena available at https://boardgamearena.com which is accessible on any device that has access to the internet. If you haven't already done so you'll need to register beforehand, which is free (called Bronze membership), & let me or Lawrence know your user id - further details appear on the bottom of this page. Nearer the time we'll sort out what we intend to play & post it here, but generally it'll be a couple of 'quickies' whilst everyone arrives, followed by a longer (deeper) game, then maybe another couple of 'quickies' to finish the evening off - depends to some extent on how many attend. We use Discord for in game verbal chat as it's more reliable than the B/G Arena facility although it's by no means mandatory - drop Lawrence a quick message and he'll provide the info on Discord as it took a couple of weeks or so for us to get it right. Photos on the past events tabs show what we've played online recently. B/G Arena Notes ================ On registration you'll create a user Id (might default to your email address but change it if that happens) which you'll need to let me or Lawrence know so we can add you to the group - you'll then get a B/G Arena invite to join the group which you'll need to accept in order to gain access to the games the group schedules. If anyone wants some help or notes or screenshots on creating an account, joining the group, or joining games, either drop me a message on Meetup, add a comment to this Meetup session, drop me an email ([masked]), or text me on my mobile. As you would expect in the current circumstances, the site is really busy in the evenings so logging on can be a bit of a problem - sometimes it takes a fair few attempts at logging on before you're successful, but keep trying & eventually you'll get on. Some games are designated 'Premium' but there's no need to become a paid up Premium member to play them within our group - a few us are premium members & we can set those games up then bronze members can join them. Premium members do bypass all the logon restrictions so the choice of free bronze or paid premium membership is yours. It's worth having the Meetup chat session open whilst trying to log on to B/G Arena as this allows communication between us - once in B/G Arena there's group chat & game chat available, although we use Discord for in-game chat generally (see above).

Tamworth & Lichfield Board Games - Thu 23rd July - ONLINE

Online - Board Game Arena

Scheduled as an online event as it's 99.9% certain lockdown will still be effective - if the situation changes this post will be updated accordingly. The online session will be hosted on Board Game Arena available at https://boardgamearena.com which is accessible on any device that has access to the internet. If you haven't already done so you'll need to register beforehand, which is free (called Bronze membership), & let me or Lawrence know your user id - further details appear on the bottom of this page. Nearer the time we'll sort out what we intend to play & post it here, but generally it'll be a couple of 'quickies' whilst everyone arrives, followed by a longer (deeper) game, then maybe another couple of 'quickies' to finish the evening off - depends to some extent on how many attend. We use Discord for in game verbal chat as it's more reliable than the B/G Arena facility although it's by no means mandatory - drop Lawrence a quick message and he'll provide the info on Discord as it took a couple of weeks or so for us to get it right. Photos on the past events tabs show what we've played online recently. B/G Arena Notes ================ On registration you'll create a user Id (might default to your email address but change it if that happens) which you'll need to let me or Lawrence know so we can add you to the group - you'll then get a B/G Arena invite to join the group which you'll need to accept in order to gain access to the games the group schedules. If anyone wants some help or notes or screenshots on creating an account, joining the group, or joining games, either drop me a message on Meetup, add a comment to this Meetup session, drop me an email ([masked]), or text me on my mobile. As you would expect in the current circumstances, the site is really busy in the evenings so logging on can be a bit of a problem - sometimes it takes a fair few attempts at logging on before you're successful, but keep trying & eventually you'll get on. Some games are designated 'Premium' but there's no need to become a paid up Premium member to play them within our group - a few us are premium members & we can set those games up then bronze members can join them. Premium members do bypass all the logon restrictions so the choice of free bronze or paid premium membership is yours. It's worth having the Meetup chat session open whilst trying to log on to B/G Arena as this allows communication between us - once in B/G Arena there's group chat & game chat available, although we use Discord for in-game chat generally (see above).

Tamworth & Lichfield Board Games - Thu 30th July - ONLINE

Online - Board Game Arena

Scheduled as an online event as it's 99.9% certain lockdown will still be effective - if the situation changes this post will be updated accordingly. The online session will be hosted on Board Game Arena available at https://boardgamearena.com which is accessible on any device that has access to the internet. If you haven't already done so you'll need to register beforehand, which is free (called Bronze membership), & let me or Lawrence know your user id - further details appear on the bottom of this page. Nearer the time we'll sort out what we intend to play & post it here, but generally it'll be a couple of 'quickies' whilst everyone arrives, followed by a longer (deeper) game, then maybe another couple of 'quickies' to finish the evening off - depends to some extent on how many attend. We use Discord for in game verbal chat as it's more reliable than the B/G Arena facility although it's by no means mandatory - drop Lawrence a quick message and he'll provide the info on Discord as it took a couple of weeks or so for us to get it right. Photos on the past events tabs show what we've played online recently. B/G Arena Notes ================ On registration you'll create a user Id (might default to your email address but change it if that happens) which you'll need to let me or Lawrence know so we can add you to the group - you'll then get a B/G Arena invite to join the group which you'll need to accept in order to gain access to the games the group schedules. If anyone wants some help or notes or screenshots on creating an account, joining the group, or joining games, either drop me a message on Meetup, add a comment to this Meetup session, drop me an email ([masked]), or text me on my mobile. As you would expect in the current circumstances, the site is really busy in the evenings so logging on can be a bit of a problem - sometimes it takes a fair few attempts at logging on before you're successful, but keep trying & eventually you'll get on. Some games are designated 'Premium' but there's no need to become a paid up Premium member to play them within our group - a few us are premium members & we can set those games up then bronze members can join them. Premium members do bypass all the logon restrictions so the choice of free bronze or paid premium membership is yours. It's worth having the Meetup chat session open whilst trying to log on to B/G Arena as this allows communication between us - once in B/G Arena there's group chat & game chat available, although we use Discord for in-game chat generally (see above).

Past events (260)

Tamworth & Lichfield Board Games - Thu 2nd July - ONLINE

Online - Board Game Arena

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