Diamant-Go down the mines and get jewels.

Four stars on Boardgamegeek. Diamant is a quick, fun game of push-your-luck. Players venture down mine shafts by turning up cards from a deck, sharing the gems they find on the way down. Before the next card is turned up, you have the chance to leave the mine and stash your finds, including any gems you get on the way out.

Why would you leave? Because the deck also contains hazards, scorpions, snakes, poison gases, explosions and rockfalls. When a duplicate hazard turns up (such as a second scorpion), anyone left in the shaft has to flee for safety and loses all the gems they got this turn. The trick is, the more players that leave, the bigger your share in the next card will be. Published in 2005. We started playing it again. 15 minutes a game. A good family game also.


Headingley Games Day at Heart on Saturday March 29th .

We haven’t worked out all the details yet. Our thriving club is putting on a games day on Saturday March 29th. 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 will be set aside for you to place a limited amount of sales.


Vapnartak 2014 at York 2nd Feb’-an excellent games fair.

Vapnartak  Sunday 2nd February 2014
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.

  • Vapnartak 2013 Warmachine “Masters”
  • Warhammer 40K
  • Malifaux
  • Impetus
  • Dreadball – The first tournament to be held in the UK



K2. A mountain climbing game

First published in 2010 this boardgame is becoming popular. It had its first run out at the Headingley Games Club last week and was well-liked. Its one of a series; Mount Everest, K2, and Broad Peak. It has won awards for its strategy game play.

Boardgamegeek says “K2 is a board game in which each player controls a team of 2 mountaineers, trying to climb to the summit of K2 and return before the other players’ teams and before the mountain kills them. Every player uses an identical deck of cards. You use the cards to move your climbers on the route pictured on the gaming board, or to acclimatize the members of your team.
You can also set up a tent and wait for better weather. You will have to choose your path carefully, as the other mountaineers can block your way, and watch the upcoming weather which can lower your acclimatization to 0, thus killing your climbers.”

Looks good


POWER GRID by Rio Grande games.

A game of making electricity. The object of Power Grid is to supply the most cities with power when someone’s network gains a predetermined size. In this new edition, players mark pre-existing routes between cities for connection, and then bid against each other to purchase the power plants that they use to power their cities.However, as plants are purchased, newer, more efficient plants become available, so by merely purchasing, you’re potentially allowing others access to superior equipment. Two excellent games of Power Grid over the last two sessions of club nights. The game produces very tight finishes. Strange how a game that focuses on making electricity to the grid can prove so attractive. No wonder my electricity bills have gone up.

Power Grid 1 Power Grid 2 Power Grid 3

Mince Pies for Gamers

Dear Gamers

I will be bringing a significant quantity of mince pies so celebrate our last meeting of this Year. There is no games night on Thursday 26th December as the center is closed. We resume on January 2nd 2014. Wishing you a happy Yuletide and a Happy New year to you all with plenty of good games to play. Munch, munch!



Remember it’s Recon 2013 at Pudsey this weekend Saturday 7th 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 2013  Saturday 7th December 2013, 10am-4pm Pudsey Civic Hall, Dawson’s Corner, Stanningley, Pudsey, LS28 5TA

“Hordes of the Things” (HoTT) Competition Participation & Display games by a number of clubs
Bring & Buy-Bar & Refreshments
300 Free Parking Spaces 50+ Trade tables

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