UK GAMES EXPO LIST OF GAMES CLUBS

UK Games Clubs

UKGE wants to know about Hobby Games, Wargames, Board Game, Card Game and Roleplaying clubs and meetups in the UK.

Please submit your club details via our submissions page

Please note we will not now add any more clubs on until after UK Games Expo. We hope to organise a nicely formatted page over the summer of 2017.

Clubs

Organised alphabetically by location. We are looking at a search function, index and a map to replace this page soon.

England Scotland Wales

England

Abingdon wargames club - every Friday night from 6.30pm until 10.pm and every third Sunday of the month from 10am until 5pm- Abingdon

Located in the Neave room(upper floor) of Abingdon conservative club. Entrance via free car park at the rear and up the stairs. Conduit road, Abingdon. The club plays all sorts of hobby games including table top wargames, historical, fantasy, sci-fi. Board games, card games. Just about anything people want to try.

Ashford Board Games Club- Every Sunday 7 to 11 - Ashford


https://www.facebook.com/groups/31085029201/


Every Sunday evening from 7pm to 11pm at The Rose Inn, Faversham Road, Ashford TN24 9AJ

October Wargames Association - Birmingham

www.octoberwargames.co.uk/

Historical and Scifi Wargaming, Roleplaying Games, Board Games

The Club meets weekly, every Tuesday evening (except for two weeks at the end of December) at Ladywood Social Club, Ladywood Middleway, Birmingham B16 8SY between 6:00pm and 11:00pm.

Afternoon Play 1st Sunday of the Month Birmingham

-https://www.facebook.com/afternoonplay

Board Games Café - 4th Monday of the month Birmingham

https://www.facebook.com/SummerfieldGamesCafe

BCRP - Birmingham Central Roleplayers - Every Thursday - Birmingham

www.birminghamcentralroleplayers.co.uk/

Roeplaying games. Ladywood Social Club,  Ladywood Middleway,  Birmingham,  B16 8SY

Dragoon's Den - Every Friday evening and 2nd and 4th Sunday of the month Birmingham

 https://www.facebook.com/groups/DragoonsDenSundayGames
https://www.facebook.com/groups/349834595078639/

Game On - Broad Street - Monthly on a Saturday Birmingham

https://www.facebook.com/Game-On-1462743520690614/?fref=ts

Game On - Gunmakers Arms - Every Second Tuesday Evening - 6pm - 11pm Birmingham

https://www.facebook.com/Game-On-1462743520690614/?fref=ts

Jewellery Quarter Games Event - Every 2 months. Sunday Afternoon from 12.30pm - Birmingham

http://www.meetup.com/Board-and-Card-Game-Enthusiasts-Bi…/…/

Eastside Games event - 2nd Monday of the month Back bar of the Woodman Pub from 7.00pm Birmingham

http://www.meetup.com/Board-and-Card-Game-Enthusiasts-Bi…/…/

Bournemouth & Poole Board Games community forum Bournemouth

https://www.facebook.com/groups/BournemouthandPooleBoardGamers/

Bournemouth Board Games Guild every Monday evening 6:30-11pm Bournemouth

https://boardgamegeek.com/guild/1354

The Brunswick Hotel, 199 Malmesbury Park Road, Bournemouth BH8 8PX. Seating is always reserved in the pub bar . While this is a connoisseurs night, the type of games varies considerably meaning all are welcome! Private function room is also available on request although regulars are comfortable gaming in the main bar area. Street parking in residential area.

BH D6 Board Games

https://www.facebook.com/bhd6gamers/
https://www.bhd6.com

Bournemouth Life Centre every Wednesday Bournemouth

713 Wimbourne Road, Moordown, Bournemouth BH9 2AU Cafeteria reserved for board games meetings . This is a "pop-up" board games café style event with games, drinks & hot food being served between 6:30-10:30 every week (except closed in August). Mixed group of beginners, intermediate and expert level board gamers teaching brand new and classic titles. The Life Centre car park entrance is on Brassey Road.

Bromsgrove Board Games - Wednesdays Bromsgrove

https://www.facebook.com/bromsgrovebg

WhitsTableTop -every Tuesday, and every other weekend- Canterbury

https://www.meetup.com/WhitsTableTop/

Meet and play modern board games up to seven times a month in the Canterbury, Herne Bay and Whitstable region of Kent. We also host to the annual East Kent board game convention - 'Canterbury Conquest’."

Proud Lion Gaming Every other Thursday: 6:30pm to 11pm, Wednesdays: 6:30pm to 9pm (RPG night) Saturdays: 10:30am - 5pm Second Saturday: 6pm - 9pm - Cheltenham

(www.facebook.com/ProudLionGaming)

We run a wide range of games, including tabletop board games, role-playing, LCGs, and flight path games, both in casual and tournament play. Contact email: rae@proudlion.co.uk

Fire & Dice - Mondays -Coventry

 http://www.meetup.com/Midlands-Fire-Dice/

Bournemouth Bersekers -every Friday evening from 8 to 10pm - Christchurch

FB page at https://www.facebook.com/groups/1573404346240926/
Website at http://www.bbrpg.co.uk/

Runs mostly traditional role playing games from all genres. Meets at Hall on the Hill 7 Marlow Dr, Christchurch BH23 2RR

Croydon Board Gamers -every Wednesday from 6pm -Croydon.

http://www.meetup.com/Croydon-Board-Gamers/
contact: demiabeille@gmail.com
RSVP is required via the Meetup site. We have around 300 members and room for 25 gamers every week, who mostly play modern tabletop board games. The games played vary from hardcore strategic to light social games with the odd RPG session run. Meet at in the Skylark pub.

Cullompton Board Games Group

Meets 1st and 3rd Wednesdays of the month.
7pm to 10pm
Cullompton Community Centre
Contact: Paul Grogan (paul.grogan@outlook.com)
Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/groups/549949911836176/

Epsom Games Club – Meet every Thursday evening and the third Saturday of the month-Epsom

https://www.boardgamegeek.com/guild/929 – our Boardgamegeek Guild page

https://www.meetup.com/Epsom-Ewell-Tabletop-Gaming/

Our Thursday sessions run from 19:00-23:00 in the River Club in Epsom and our Saturday sessions from 10:00-18:00 in St Mary’s Church Hall in Ewell.

The Abbeywood Irregulars - first Saturday of each month (09:30 till late) - Frome

abbeywoodirregulars.uk/
The Irregulars started life some 15 years ago as a loose collection of Civil Servants playing in Bristol, but are now a mixed bag of wargamers who meet monthly for larger games (typically up to 16 players) and to put on games at wargames shows. We play a range of periods from Ancients (15mm DBM), SAGA (28mm), through ECW (15mm), AWI (28mm) and Napoleonics (15mm) to ACW (28mm), 19th Century (15mm Zulus, 28mm Boxers), WW2 (15mm & 28mm) and Modern (20mm) conflicts. There is also opportunity for Warhammer 40K supported by pupils from a local college. The Bennett Centre St. John's Church Hall Vicarage Street Frome Somerset
Contact: Pete Connew (contact@abbeywoodirregulars.uk)

The Frome Board Game Club.

sites.google.com/site/wassailgamesclub/
Details/time are all listed on the front page.

The Gravesend Gamers Guild - Every Wednesday from 6:30pm - Gravesend

www.gravesendgamersguild.co.uk

Gravesend's longest running games clubs. All manner of Wargames played plus Magic: The Gathering events. Also some other TCGs. @ The Three Daws pub, Gravesend, Kent. DA11 0BJ

Halesowen Boardgamers - Wednesday Evenings Halesowen

http://www.halesowenboardgamers.org.uk/

Hemel Hempstead Games Club- every Tuesday from 7:30pm to 11:30pm - Hemel Hempstead

www.facebook.com/groups/8089490615/

Located at  the Grove Hill Community Centre in Hemel Hempstead, Herts. Play board games and run Magic tournaments. MtG tends to start around 7.45pm and board games around 8pm. Membership costs £2.50 a week but your first week is free.

White fox game group Hereford

-https://www.facebook.com/groups/141983475922659

Hereford Magic circle -Hereford

 https://www.facebook.com/groups/HerefordMTG/

The Hertford & Ware Wargamer meet (roughly) fortnightly Sundays, 13.00-17.30 + four Sundays a year 09.00-17.30 Hertford

http://www.hertford-wargamer.info/
We're a friendly bunch who cater to a lot of varying games systems and welcome new members. Currently popular systems are Kings of War, Dead Man's Hand, Flames of War, Dropzone Commander, Saga, and lots of board games!

The Noble Order of Huddersfield Board Gamers Meeting every second Thursday from 7:30pm to 10:30pm at IQ games in Huddersfield

https://www.facebook.com/groups/nobleorderhuddersfield/

Entry is free and we have access to IQ games’ 300+ strong board gaming library.
We are always welcoming to new members, and you don't have to know any rules or have previously played any of our games in order to join in.

Huntingdon and District Wargames Society -HDWS meets every Thursday, from 7pm to 11pm- Huntingdon

www.hdws.org.uk/
HDWS exists to provide an organization for wargaming and associated interests in the Huntingdon area of Cambridgeshire.
We play games with model soldiers. Games cover a wide variety of periods, from the distant past to the far future, using figures and board games.
The Montagu Club 14 Hartford Road Huntingdon Cambridgeshire PE29 3QD

Isleworth Boardgamers -Wednesdays from 7:00pm- Iselworth

Website:  http://isleworthboardgamers.blogspot.co.uk Guild: https://www.boardgamegeek.com/guild/728

Upstairs at The London Apprentice, Isleworth. Play anything and everything; fillers, light to heavy Euros, Ameritrash, party games

Ipswich Board Gamers. Monday, 7:30 at Cult Cafe, Ipswich

https://www.facebook.com/groups/ipbog/
http://ipbog.blogspot.co.uk/

Lincoln Boardgames Tuesdays from 7:30pm Lincoln

Website : http://www.lincolnboardgames.org.uk/
Facebook : https://www.facebook.com/groups/4939372821/ (or search for Lincoln Board Games Group in Facebook)
Twitter : @lincolnbgg

Function Room, The Victoria Pub, Union Road, Lincoln, Lincolnshire, LN1 3BJ : The function room is only accessible via a flight of stairs, so unfortunately this may not be accessible to all.

London Gamers -every Monday 6.30pm - 10.30pm - London

Role-playing games primarily including D&D, Pathfinder, SLA Industries and Cyberpunk. It meets at the Penderel's Oak, 283 High HolbornLondonWC1V every Monday 6.30pm - 10.30pm.

HATE Club- every Wednesday evening (6pm-11pm) and many Saturdays- London

https://www.facebook.com/groups/hackneyaretabletopenthusiasts/

The Hackney Area Tabletop Enthusiasts meet at the Bethnal Green Working Men's Club, 42 Pollard Row, London E2 6NB every Wednesday evening (6pm-11pm) and many Saturdays daytime for wargaming, roleplaying and board games.

Swiggers - Every Wednesday evening from 6 pm - London

More details are at www.pevans.co.uk/Swiggers, we have a BGG Guild (http://www.boardgamegeek.com/guild/1672) or email Paul Evans at paul@pevans.co.uk.

Meet in the upstairs room of the Shipwrights Arms, 88 Tooley Street, London SE1 (2 mins walk from London Bridge stations). Board games, particularly Eurogames.

Dragons on the Hill Roleplaying Club -6pm to 11pm every Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday- London

www.dragonsonthehill.co.uk.
One of the UK's longest running RPG clubs. We meet downstairs at The Yard, 140 Tabernacle St, Shoreditch, London, EC2A 4SD, near Old Street tube.
There are several different games running each night, playing a wide variety of tabletop RPGs.  Ages 18+.  There are no membership charges but you are expected to buy drink and/or food from our host venue.
Please post to https://groups.google.com/forum/#!forum/dragonsonthehill if you wish to join a game or start one up.  

The Games Club- Wednesday (5:30pm – 11:00pm) & Friday (5:30pm – 11:00pm) London

www.TheGamesClub.org
The Games Club is the original home for playing trading card games in London, including Magic: The Gathering, with multiple tournaments held every week. Escape Sports Bar & Restaurant, Lidlington Place, LONDON, NW1 2JU

Board Silly - Thursdays Leamington

https://www.facebook.com/BoardSillyLeam

The Games Den - Tuesday Leamington

https://www.facebook.com/TheGamesDenLeamington/

New Port Pagnell Board Games Club-Every Thursday - 19:00 until 11:00 New Port Pagnell

Website:  http://www.newportpagnell-boardgames.org.uk/

We meet every Thursday evening at the British Legion in Newport Pagnell, from 7PM onwards. Usually there will be 10-20 people playing a wide variety of board games, ranging from the short and simple, to strategic games that take a deal of thought and the whole evening. New visitors are most welcome – read about the club and leave a reply on the Noticeboard if  you would like to come along.

Gambling Lambs - Thursdays Nottingham

 http://www.gamblinglambs.com/

Boardgames - Wednesday Nuneaton

http://www.meetup.com/Midlands-Fire-Dice/events/221895280/

Newport gaming group Newport

https://www.facebook.com/groups/409433715867405/

Thirsty Meeples Cafe - Every Tues from 6pm - midnight Oxford

www.thirstymeeples.co.uk

We encourage anyone who has an interest in tabletop gaming to come down and get involved, be it alone or with friends. We’ll make the introductions and whether you are a experienced strategy gamer or just getting into the hobby you’ll be welcome.
Details at www.thirstymeeples.co.uk or look for the Brotherhood of Open Gamers on Facebook. Any questions to simon@thirstymeeples.co.uk

Pershore Gaming Group - 1st Wednesday of the month Pershore

https://www.facebook.com/groups/535704836599387/

The Reading Boardgames Social every Tuesday and Wednesday. 

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/Boardgamessocial/
BGG: https://boardgamegeek.com/guild/1771

Tuesdays 6pm at The Castle Tap pub
120 Castle Street
Reading, RG1 7RJ

Wednesdays 6pm at The Abbot Cook
153 London Road
Reading, RG1 5DE

We don't have a real focus on any type of game so any game is welcome. We generally have about 10-20 people at each event.

Redditch Wargaming Society

Website

The Club meets every Tuesday. 6:45pm – 10.00pm at the Windmill Community Centre in Redditch.

Tabletop wargaming club that meets weekly.

Richmond & Kew Boardgamers-Mondays from 7:30pm-Richmond

Guild: https://boardgamegeek.com/guild/1140

Meet Mondays from 7:30pm upstairs at The Triple Crown, Richmond
Have a game of the month; a medium/heavy Euro, plus lighter fare too

Ross on wye board gamer Ross on Wye

http://www.boardgamegeek.com/blog/400/ross-wye-boardgamers

Play More Games Every Monday night. - Shirley

https://www.facebook.com/playmoregamesshirley

Art House on Board- st Tuesday of each month, 6:30-10:30pm-Southampton


https://www.facebook.com/groups/sotononboard/

Game On - Wylde Green - Every First and Third Tuesday Evening - 6pm - 11pm Sutton Coldfield

https://www.facebook.com/Game-On-1462743520690614/?fref=ts

Board Game Bash - Meet every Sunday Stafford

-https://www.facebook.com/groups/324544261016528


Tamworth Games club -Wednesday- Tamworth

 https://www.facebook.com/TamworthGamesClub/-

We've been running for years and there's always some board gaming going on.

Telford Boardgamers - Thursdays - Telford

https://www.facebook.com/groups/telfordboardgamers

Wadhurst Wargamers & Roleplayers - Wadhurst

Our website is : http://groupspaces.com/WadhurstRoleplayers/

W.A.R.P. (Wallsend Adventure Role Players)-Every Sunday, noon until 6pm- Wallsend

www.warp-club.com

Walkerville Community Centre, 6 Pinewood Close, Walkerville, Newcastle upon Tyne. NE6 4SZ In the 30 years the club has been running we have played a variety of board, war and role-playing games covering a wide range of genres. We typically have 4-6 different games being run each week and existing, new or returning/lapsed gamers are all welcome. For more information, or to contact us, please visit our website.


Unamed Group: The group meets every other Wednesday to meet and play games Walsall

-https://www.facebook.com/groups/841241655987141/

Fenland Gamers - Monthly (every second Wednesday); Weekly (every Friday) -Wisbech

Website: www.fenlandgamers.com Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/groups/fenlandgamers/

Fenland Gamers is a Wisbech-based group for people who enjoy playing board games. We are a friendly group who enjoy playing board games for a fun, social experience rather than competitively, although of course we all like to win the occasional game.

 

Board Game Nights -2nd & 4th Friday of the month - Wolverhampton

https://www.facebook.com/boardgamenightswolves

PlayTime! Wolverhampton & Bridgenorth - Monthly - Wolverhampton

https://www.facebook.com/PlaytimeWolverhampton

Worcester Board Gamers

https://www.facebook.com/groups/1487557608162547/

Beyond Monopoly! -1st & 3rd Saturday- 10am-9pm, 2nd and 4th Friday 5pm-9pm- York


Website- www.bmyork.wordpress.com
Twitter- @bmyork
Facebook- BMYork
Beyond Monopoly is one of York's largest and friendliest gaming clubs, with regular meetings of 30-50 people. We meet in the Bar Convent, just a 3 minutes away from the train station. We have a vast array of Euros, American games, social games, and with over 300 games in our collection there's bound to be something for every gamer (however, we don't play CCGs or Wargames). People of all ages welcome, although we do ask that children under 16 are supervised. First visit is free!

 

 

Scotland

Renfrewshire and Inverclyde Games Society (RIGS) meet the first and third Thursday of every month at 8pm

60 Main St, Bridge of Weir, Renfrewshire PA11 3AB

Venue is the upstairs cafe bar at Amaretto Ristorante & Bar

 

Open Roleplaying Community - usually Saturday Afternoons Dates vary so see site- Edinburgh

http://orcedinburgh.co.uk)

Mainly RPGs. 

Edinburgh Gaming Guild (EGG). 

See https://boardgamegeek.com/guild/993

The Edinburgh Gamers Guild (EGG) is a place on Board Game Geek (BGG) which Edinburgh based board games players can use to arrange games, discuss games and generally interact with like-minded gamers. The EGG does not have a ‘management team’ as such so it thrives on individuals making contributions and taking an active role. Members are encouraged to use the forums for arranging games, making suggestions, passing on news (relevant to Edinburgh gaming) and general chat of interest to fellow members.

GEAS - Edingburgh

www.geas.org.uk/

·       GEAS (Grand Edinburgh Adventuring Society) is the Edinburgh University RPG club. They run Conpulsion every year, a large gaming convention.

Watt Gamers - Edinburgh

Watt Gamers

Heriot-Watt University’s gaming club.

 

SESWC- every Thursday, from 7.00 pm until 11.00 pm -Edinburgh

SESWC

Wargames and Board Games. The Royal Navy & Royal Marine Association at 1 Broughton Road, Edinburgh.


Edinburgh League of Gamers -Wednesdays 6 -11- Edinburgh

www.facebook.com/edinburghleagueofgamers/

Wargames, collectible cards, board games. They meet on at 11 Hillside Crescent and play 6-11pm.


FAQ - every Tuesday 6pm till late - Edinburgh

FAQ

The Edinburgh University Board games club. Also open to non-students. They meet at Southsider Pub, West Richmond Street, EH8 9EF.
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Groupless Gamers - every Wednesday & Thursday, from 6pm – 10pm. - Edinburgh

Website

They play at the Edinburgh Games Hub, Lauriston Place, EH3 9JB.
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Friday Pub Gaming.

www.drouthyneebors-edinburgh.co.uk/

Informal end of week pub gathering focused on lighter, social gaming.  Droothy Neebors, 1 West Preston Street, Edinburgh, EH8 9PX

Edinburgh Cosplay Club - Edinburgh

www.facebook.com/CosplayEdinburgh/

Not strictly gaming but definitely part of the Edinburgh Gaming scene!


Falkirk RPGers – Falkirk

http://falkirkrpg.org.uk/

Roleplaying


West Calder Wargamers Wednesdays: 19:45 till 23:00 West Calder

www.facebook.com/West-Calder-Wargamers-598859760172385/ Email is westcaldergaming@outlook.com

Wargames. 10 West End, West Calder, EH55 8EN.

Wales

 

Snowdonia Dragons - every Thursday 6.00-10.00pm - Bangor

BoardGameGeek: http://boardgamegeek.com/guild/1506
Website: www.snowdoniadragons.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/snowdoniadragons and of course Twitter: https://twitter.com/snowdoniadragon

Board games, from heavy Euros, to Ameritrash games. Pontio, Bangor University

Snowdonia Dragons - every Monday 6.30-10.30pm - Conwy

BoardGameGeek: http://boardgamegeek.com/guild/1506
Website: www.snowdoniadragons.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/snowdoniadragons and of course Twitter: https://twitter.com/snowdoniadragon

Board games, from heavy Euros, to Ameritrash games. Conwy Golf Club, Morfa, Conwy, LL32 8ER