Headingley Games Day at Heart on Saturday November 15th 2014

Our thriving club is putting on a another games day on Saturday November 15th. The large Shire Oak hall is booked. It’s a chance to try out those long games which can’t be easily cleared in an evening. But any game can be played whatever its length of play. This not a commercial fair with trade stands etc but if someone wants to come and demo’ a game they are welcome. Headingley Games Day at Heart will last from 10 am to 5.00 pm. Use our Facebook page to arrange stuff. If you have any second-hand games for sale an unsupervised table will be set aside for you to place a limited amount of sales.


COMING SOON:Fiasco is in Leeds on Sunday 26th October

FIASCO 2013 will be held on Sunday 26th October 2014 at ‘New Dock Hall’, which is part of the Royal Armouries complex. FIASCO is Leeds Wargames club’s yearly wargames show, which is held at The Royal Armouries in Leeds. There are massive display games, participation games. FIASCO starts at 10 am. All this under the roof of one of the best museums in the Country.
There will be many traders covering all aspects of the hobby. Fiasco will have a cross-section of games, both display and participation, and possibly the biggest display of all is the U-Boat in the dock. It’s well worth going along. A number 28 First Leeds bus service runs from Albion Street to Clarence Dock or you can walk down from the bus station. Maps to get there on:


Fiasco has been running in Leeds for over 20 years and is a must for gamers from Leeds and the surrounding region. Starts at 10.00am.

Caverna-A new worker placement game-in caves.

To quote from an excellent review in Boardgamegeek:

Following along the same lines as its predecessor (Agricola), Caverna: The Cave Farmers is a worker-placement game at heart, with a focus on farming. In the game, you are the bearded leader of a small dwarf family that lives in a little cave in the mountains. You begin the game with a farmer and his spouse, and each member of the farming family represents an action that the player can take each turn. Together, you cultivate the forest in front of your cave and dig deeper into the mountain. You furnish the caves as dwellings for your offspring as well as working spaces for small enterprises.

Several of the club members have got the game and like playing it. Come along and give it a try. We play Agricola, Ora et Labora, Le Havre and Caylus from the worker placement series.

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Keyflower by R&D games.

A player has introduced us to a new game Keyflower. It was well-received.

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Keyflower is a game for two to six players played over four rounds. Each round represents a season: spring, summer, autumn, and finally winter. Each player starts the game with a “home” tile and an initial team of eight workers, each of which is colored red, yellow, or blue. Workers of matching colors are used by the players to bid for tiles to add to their villages. Matching workers may alternatively be used to generate resources, skills and additional workers, not only from the player’s own tiles, but also from the tiles in the other players’ villages and from the new tiles being auctioned.

In spring, summer and autumn, more workers will arrive on board the Keyflower and her sister boats, with some of these workers possessing skills in the working of the key resources of iron, stone and wood. In each of these seasons, village tiles are set out at random for auction. In the winter no new workers arrive and the players select the village tiles for auction from those they received at the beginning of the game. Each winter village tile offers VPs for certain combinations of resources, skills and workers. The player whose village and workers generate the most VPs wins the game.

Tonight is games night at the Headingley Games Club

Forget the tennis and football. Tonight 3rd July is games night at Heart. 6.30pm onwards. Details on the website. Post up your games reports on our Facebook page  and I will put them on the website: headingleygamesclub.com
We are open tonight. Tonight is Games night at the Heart Centre Headingley
6.30pm onwards.

Breakthrough: Cambrai-November 1917

We are trying out “Breakthrough: Cambrai” this Thursday. This is and area movement system and we have had one game already and are ready to give it another go now we have got a hold of some of the rules. Welcome to November 1917.

Breakthrough: Cambrai is two player game simulating the British assault to breach the “Hindenburg Line” between November 20 and December 3, 1917. One player controls the British forces, the other the German forces. The object of the game is to control a certain number of areas on the map or, for the British, to exit units off the map into certain perimeter zones says Boardgame geek.

The game impulse uses mechanics and area movement (where players alternate “mini-turns”) similar to popular games like Breakout: Normandy, Storm over Arnhem, Cassino, Turning point: Stalingrad and Monty’s Gamble: Market Garden.

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A period of neglect.

Yes. A period of neglect. A long holiday and playing too many games…can there be too many? All this meant I haven’t had much time to update this website, which is a pity as the club is thriving with plenty of gamers and lots of different games played from all periods and ranges. Come along and join in on our regular Thursday night sessions at the Heart Centre.