What we’re about
Welcome to Wellington On Board, the home of all types of board gaming events in the capital.
This is a friendly gaming group with the aim of enjoying meeting people and having fun. Anything to do with board gaming - playing, designing, creating, rating, collecting - we're into it. Board games, role playing, table top gaming, war-gaming, whatever your favourite flavour - here you can meet people who are into the same things.
Gaming is one of the growing social activities as people realise the joy of getting to know friends or total strangers a little better over a great board game. Regular game sessions happen alternate Wednesdays which are aimed at introducing people who haven't yet tried the modern games to something new. Each session has a host who will welcome you and introduce you to the people and the games. If you've only played well-known games like Monopoly, Risk and Scrabble, you will find a lot of the games we play at the club unfamiliar, but we are a welcoming bunch and will always be happy to teach games to new players. If you're more familiar with them then feel free to bring your own games along.
If you don't see a suitable session - set one up using 'suggest'! We're always up for a game.
Upcoming events (4+)See all
- Monday Night at Counter CultureCounter Culture Board Game Cafe & Bar, Wellington
Ongoing weekly event - come and play board games.
We are group of players who meet up every Monday at the Counter Culture board game cafe on Victoria St from 5:30pm onwards - enter the doors turn right and that's pretty much where we meet week in week out.
It is a very informal group and there's no one in charge. It's an inclusive, friendly group with age range from (and I'm guessing here) early 20's to early 60's and equally varied skill range at game playing. Feel free to bring you own games but the cafe has abut 1,000+ games and staff are great at recommendations.
The cafe also serves good food and drink (beers on tap change frequently) and menu includes vegan options.
There is a $5 per person gaming fee for the cafe ($10 if you don't order food/drink. Remember - it is a cafe so please don't bring your own food and drink.
FYI - there are a handful of other meetups and facebook pages re board games - see https://www.meetup.com/WellingtonOnBoard/ and https://www.facebook.com/groups/137923708475396
The FB version of this meetup is https://www.facebook.com/groups/958777294998844/ and is probably a better place to post questions etc as, in all honesty, I'm not going to monitor this meetup (as I said earlier - there's no one in charge).
- Board in Wainui - A Community Games NightWainuiomata Library, Lower Hutt
Our family-friendly group welcomes everyone back for an evening of board and card games at the Wainuiomata Library, Tuesday evenings from 6pm.
We love board games and would love to have you along to join us.
We operate an inclusive space allowing players of all levels; new to experienced, to come together for an evening of entertainment and strategy.
Entry is Free. Please ring the doorbell if the doors are closed, we will be along to show you in and get you started! Look forward to seeing you there!
For info, join us at https://www.facebook.com/groups/boardinwainui
- Welcome wednesdaySt Peters Church, Undercroft, Wellington
A regular get together for casual gaming - there is an extensive range of games brought by attendees each time. We're a friendly bunch and love to see new people! Feel free to bring any of your games you'd like to play. We play a variety of games depending on who is at each session, from quick 15 minute fillers to 2 hour chunky ones for those who want.
If you're a newbie please make yourself known to the host and they'll make sure you're welcomed and looked after.
There are usually about 15-20 people at a session, but the regulars do not answer 'yes' to every meetup, so you are likely to meet more than just those listed on the right -->
Everyone welcome, the more the merrier, feel free to bring a friend. 6.30-7pm start.
Tea and coffee are provided, you are also welcome to bring anything you'd like to eat or drink.
NOTE: - gold coin entry towards hire of the hall, so please remember to bring your $2.
- Scrabble Wellington club nightsVictoria Bridge Club, Wellington
Every Thursday the club meets to play a few games of Scrabble. It's a friendly environment and all abilities are welcome. All the boards, racks, tiles, etc. are provided as is tea and coffee. We use the official word list. Maybe you play online or at your kitchen table, but if you love the game it's time to take it to the next level. Your first night is free, and thereafter it's $8 to cover costs.