Tonight is Games Night at the Heart Centre

We are open for Games night at the Heart Centre, Headingley as usual 6.30pm onwardsThursday 6th August
http://headingleygamesclub.com/
The site for information about Headingley Games Club Leeds. Come along and get a game.

MeepFest: The Leeds Board Game Festival-Saturday 29th August, 11:00 to 19:30

MeepFest: The Leeds Board Game Festival

Saturday 29th August, 11:00 to 19:30

A full day of board gaming! Choose from hundreds of games or bring your own game along to play. Supported by Esdevium Games. A mix of games will be available including modern games like Settlers Of Catan, Ticket to Ride, Apples to Apples and classics like Articulate, Cluedo, Dominoes, The Game of Life, and Twister.

Details:

  • Location: Left Bank Leeds
  • Time: Saturday 29th August 11:00 to 19:30
  • Price: £3 – buy tickets here. Book in advance to guarantee your place.

Confirmed so far:

Please get in touch if you’d like to run a stall at this event.

Profits from the day will be going to Left Bank Leeds, a community arts venue in Headingley run by Word of Life, a registered charity (no. 1086843).

Accessibility:

Ramp access to Left Bank will be available. The toilets in the building are only accessible to manual wheelchairs and don’t have a support bar. Toilets are gender neutral with an enclosed sink. If you have any other needs, we’d like to meet them – please let us know. 

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Catan-Ancient Egypt-A suprisingly good variant. We gave it it a go.

Catan-Ancient Egypt brings The Settlers of Catan to a new location and time, with players now living in the time of the Pharaohs and using their ox carts to move resources to build small villages and great temples styled after some of the most interesting buildings of Egyptian antiquity. As always, you must beware of the robber! His chariot can interrupt production at your cattle pastures, papyrus groves and quarries. You will need boats to cross the Nile and instead of roads you get bullock carts.

After you master the base game, you can try these variants:

  • H: Ten god cards are now available to player, with their powers adding a variety of options for dynamic gameplay.
  • T: Players can now build and move papyrus boats across the Nile to compete for the pharaoh’s blessing and the vizier’s favor by building blocks onto the great pyramid

The help from Gods cards set a new aspect which can give you an edge. We liked these. The Great Pyramid gives one extra victory points and other extras. It was a tight game. We recommend it.

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Headingley Games Day at Heart on Saturday July 4th 2015

Our thriving club is putting on a another games day on Saturday July 4th 2015. The large Shire Oak hall is booked and a spare room. 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. Entrance is £3/£2.

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Castellan-Building courtyards

We tried out Castellan last Thursday. You build wall and towers to make courtyards which wins you points. It’s fast-play; about 45 mins. It’s a simple rule system hides the complicated tactics and player interplay that arises to get ahead. We all liked the game. Boardgamegeek says:

In Castellan, two players work together to build a castle. Finely detailed wall and tower pieces link together to form courtyards, and the player who finishes a courtyard claims it with a Keep, scoring points for that courtyard equal to the number of tower pieces surrounding it.

In more detail, each player starts the game with two decks of cards: a wall deck and a tower deck. Each card allows a player to play the components shown on it, with the wall deck cards always depicting at least one wall (and some combination of walls/towers) and the tower deck cards always depicting at least one tower (and again some combination of walls/towers). On a turn, a player can play as many cards as she wants, but she draws only one card at the end of her turn. The goal is to create courtyards – and subdivide existing courtyards – while keeping your opponent from doing the same. It’s a good game.

 

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Headingley Games Day at Heart on Saturday March 28th 2015

THIS COMING WEEKEND.

Our thriving club is putting on a another games day on Saturday March 28th 2015. 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. Entrance is £3/£1.

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