What we're about

You like board games no matter the form? You wish to meet new people while doing something fun? Perhaps you want to discover new games? Or you're looking for players to try out that brand new game you just bought or to play this old one you love?
Whatever your reasons, welcome to International Board Gamers!
This page is the meetup group for the International Board Gamers association in Gothenburg. The purpose of the association is to meet new people and make friends, especially with people from various corners of the world. We do this by organizing events related to board games and tabletop games.
We organize gatherings approximately once every week (see our meetup events!), to talk about life and board games in all their forms and of course to play the games we like! Any type is welcome: from those that only take 10 minutes to those that last several hours, co-operative and competitive, cards, strategy, hidden-role games, from those that are played with only two players to those that gather a whole crowd! These events are now free to join.

Note that the language of this group is English, both online and during our meetings, to ensure people from every horizon can participate.

Upcoming events (4+)

🎲 Playing board games at Café Sirius ☕

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Welcome to another of our amazing Café Sirius meetups! 🥳

We will be playing board games in Café Sirius every second Friday throughout autumn.

After the Friday events we usually also go out to various bars for after-game drinks.

Try to come on time to simplify the matchmaking, then leave when you've won enough times (or are sick of losing!)

A couple of important things:

  • The event is free but please buy food and/or drinks at Café Sirius to support them and as a "thank you" for allowing us to be there! (they will be selling until 21:30, café closes at 22:00)
  • Café Sirius wants to be sufficiently prepared, so please keep your RSVP status up-to-date so that they know how many people are coming. There is room for 60 seated participants.
  • At Café Sirius, it is possible to borrow some games, but you can also bring your own games if you want to.
  • Please bring your name tag if you already have one. If you don't have one yet, we will give you one. You will also be given a plastic holder to keep it in during the event, these plastic holders are quite expensive so please return them after the event!
  • If the front door to the shop is closed (it closes at 19:00), go around the building to Magasingatan 18A; it's an entrance to an office building and a back door to the café. Once there, call the number indicated on the door and someone will come open for you. Also, try to come earlier next time 😉

If you have questions you can write a comment in the event or contact any one of the organizers directly via Meetup's messaging function.

See you there,
IBG: Making friends through playing games!

🎲 Playing board games at GG Bar 🍔🍺

Needs a location

Welcome to another one of our GG Bar events!

We will be playing at GG bar that can hold a total of 75 sitting participants, we mainly play in the bottom floor at GG bar, you can find us if you go down the stairs to the right when you enter.
Try to come on time to simplify the matchmaking, then leave when you've won enough times (or are sick of losing!)

A couple of important things:
There is no charge for joining the event but please buy food and/or drinks (both non-alcoholic and alcoholic options exist) at GG Bar to support them and as a "thank you" for allowing us to be there!

GG Bar wants to be sufficiently prepared so please keep your RSVP status up-to-date so that they know how many people are coming or not.
At GG Bar it is possible to borrow some games but you can also bring you own games if you want to.

Please bring your name tag if you already have one. If you don't have one yet, we will give you one. You will also be given a plastic holder to keep it in during the event, these plastic holders are quite expensive so please return them after the event!

If you have any questions please write a comment or contact any one of the organizers directly via Meetup's messaging function.
See you there,
IBG: Making friends through playing games!

🎲 Playing board games at Museum of World Culture 🌍

Needs a location

We have been invited by the Museum of World Culture in Gothenburg to play board games in their building!

We will be playing board games in the Museum of World Culture a couple of Sundays this autumn.

To simplify the matchmaking, it's good to be there in the first hour or two of the event, but feel free to also drop-in whenever you can and we will do our best to find game partners for you. Then leave when you've won enough times (or are sick of losing!)

A couple of important things:

  • The event is free but make sure to check out the museum store and the restaurant/café - which is right next to where we will be playing!
  • Please keep your RSVP status up-to-date so we know how many people are coming. We will have access to three rooms with approximately 30 people in each room, so there is room for around 90 participants!
  • Feel free to bring your own games if you want to.
  • Please bring your name tag if you already have one. If you don't have one yet, we will give you one. You will also be given a plastic holder to keep it in during the event, these plastic holders are quite expensive so please return them after the event!

If you have questions you can write a comment in the event or contact any one of the organizers directly via Meetup's messaging function.

See you there,

IBG: Making friends through playing games!

🎲 Playing board games at Café Sirius ☕

Needs a location

Welcome to another of our amazing Café Sirius meetups! 🥳

We will be playing board games in Café Sirius every second Friday throughout autumn.

After the Friday events we usually also go out to various bars for after-game drinks.

Try to come on time to simplify the matchmaking, then leave when you've won enough times (or are sick of losing!)

A couple of important things:

  • The event is free but please buy food and/or drinks at Café Sirius to support them and as a "thank you" for allowing us to be there! (they will be selling until 21:30, café closes at 22:00)
  • Café Sirius wants to be sufficiently prepared, so please keep your RSVP status up-to-date so that they know how many people are coming. There is room for 60 seated participants.
  • At Café Sirius, it is possible to borrow some games, but you can also bring your own games if you want to.
  • Please bring your name tag if you already have one. If you don't have one yet, we will give you one. You will also be given a plastic holder to keep it in during the event, these plastic holders are quite expensive so please return them after the event!
  • If the front door to the shop is closed (it closes at 19:00), go around the building to Magasingatan 18A; it's an entrance to an office building and a back door to the café. Once there, call the number indicated on the door and someone will come open for you. Also, try to come earlier next time 😉

If you have questions you can write a comment in the event or contact any one of the organizers directly via Meetup's messaging function.

See you there,
IBG: Making friends through playing games!

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🎲 Playing board games at GG Bar 🍔🍺

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