Vapnartak 2015 at York 1st Feb’-an excellent games fair.

Vapnartak  Sunday 1st February 2015
Knavesmire Stand York Racecourse
Door open 10-00 – 17-00 Entry Adults
(Over 18’s) £4.00 Juniors (12 – 17) £2.00 Children (under 12) FREE

Competitions add to the show. As more people come through the door for the competitions, we increase the lively buzz in the venue. For Vapnartak 2014, They are currently in the process of organising the competitions, so watch this space! Last year we ran the following competitions and are looking to run a similar number again this year, so keep your eyes peeled and like us on Facebook to keep up to date on the latest developments. Competitions below:





Tonight is Games Night at the Heart Centre

Thursday 8th January is the next games night after the Winter break. We are open for Games night at the Heart Centre Headingley
6.30pm onwards.
The site for information about Headingley Games Club Leeds. Come along and get a game.

Flash point fire rescue by Indie Boards and Cards

This was out on the table again last week. It’s cooperative game like Pandemic. No cooperation and the team of players burn horribly.

Flash point fire rescue by indie boards and cards is well-rated on Board Game Geek. When we played this game we liked it. It’s another cooperative game.  Flash Point-fire rescue had lots of flash points for us and our incompetence led to very little rescue.

The scene is a building which has casualties that you have to get out and rescue. The players compete, cooperatively to do this and put out the fire. Unfortunately the fire spreads. We managed to incinerate ourselves twice-oh dear! It is a good game.

Napoleon-Columbia Games-A block game.

Three of us have been giving Napoleon from Columbia Games a go. It’s a block game. Instead of counters one plays with 4-sided blocks which allows units to deplete step by step as they take casualties. The latest revised version was played. Boardgamegeek sums up the Historical scenario: “On June 18, 1815, one of the most decisive battles in military history was fought in Belgian fields twenty miles southeast of Brussels. Within a short 100 days, Napoleon, former emperor of France, had returned from exile on the island of Elba, again seized power, quickly assembled an army, and marched to defeat the dispersed British and Prussian armies now preparing to invade France.

Napoleon invaded Belgium on June 15th, defeated the Prussians at the Battle of Ligny on the 16th and after a day of pursuit, faced the British and Dutch army commanded by Wellington. Aided by superb defensive tactics and the timely arrival of Prussian reinforcements, Wellington defeated the French in the great Battle of Waterloo, ending forever the military ambitions of the great Napoleon.”

We enjoyed the game as operational and grand tactical play is allowed. Unfortunately Napoleon lost all three games.

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Recon 2014 at Pudsey next weekend Saturday 6th December.

Recon games fair is coming. A very friendly and active show with plenty of participation games. “A day of games of all types, for all ages….”

Recon 2014  Saturday 6th December 2013, 10am-4pm Pudsey Civic Hall, Dawson’s Corner, Stanningley, Pudsey, LS28 5TA

Hordes of things Competition-Participation & Display games by a number of clubs
Bring & Buy-Bar & Refreshments
300 Free Parking Spaces 50+ Trade tables Details @


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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.