We are playing 18xx games. Come and join us on Thursdays to build railways.

We are playing 18xx games. Come and join us on Thursdays to build railways. We have some well-practised players and have set up an email group. Boardgamegeek says:

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18xx is the collective term used to describe a set of railroad-themed stock market and tile laying games. The 18xx set has two main branches: the 1829 branch (1829, 1825, 1853, and 1829 Mainline) and the 1830 branch (1830, 1856, 1870, etc). There are also a number of crossover games which sit somewhere between the two branches (eg 1860). While general railroad operations such as track laying are critical to both branches, the two branches are fundamentally quite different in character and player focus. The 1829 branch games emphasize stock-picking and portfolio management while the 1830 branch concentrates more on financial prediction and stock market manipulation. So in 1829 et al players are rewarded for holding the right stocks at the right time and for running their companies well, while in 1830 et al they are rewarded more for manipulating the stock market to their advantage and investing in the companies that thereby profit.

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COMING SOON: Fiasco is in Leeds on Sunday 29th October

COMING SOON AGAIN: FIASCO 2017
FIASCO 2017 will be held on Sunday 29th October 2017 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. A list of traders can be found at:  http://leedswargamesclub.webs.com/fiascotraders.htm

There will be many traders covering all aspects of the hobby.  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:

http://www.royalarmouries.org/assets-uploaded/documents/leeds_driving_colour_map.pdf

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.

 

 

Games Night at the Heart Centre every Thursday 6.30pm to 10.30pm

Thursday is games night in Headingley. We are open for Games night at the Heart Centre Headingley
6.30pm onwards. We have anywhere between 30 to 50 players each night. Come early. We always have  “what shall we play?” groups forming each night and you will be quickly conscripted.
https://headingleygamesclub.com/
The site for information about Headingley Games Club Leeds. Come along and get a game. The first night is free and 1£/£2 each evening thereafter.Take a look at our Facebook Group to see what we do. Here are some samples of recent games we play shown below:


Revolution has become popular on our games nights. A nice easy-to-play game with fiendish tactics.

Revolution-Steve Jackson Game. We like it and it only takes an hour

Boardgamegeek revues this game well. We like it. In Revolution, you can: Blackmail the printer. Threaten the innkeeper. Bribe the priest. Welcome to Revolution!

Secretly bid against your opponents to gain victory points, control territories (worth victory points at the end of the game) and collect more Gold, Blackmail, and Force tokens for the next round of bidding! Will you try to control the tavern or the fortress? The harbour or the plantation? Knowing where to push for points – and where to back away and let your opponents fight – is the key to victory. Whoever has the most victory points at the end of the game wins. It’s a game of bluff, counter-bluff, and surprise!

Bidding tokens have different shapes and colours for easy identification. Colourful cardstock shields keep your bids private and also provide a handy rules reference during the auction. Brightly coloured wooden blocks allow players to see, at a glance, who controls which colonial-themed territories.

Revolution! is for three or four players. The rules can be taught in minutes, and a complete game takes less than an hour. Each new game lets players find new strategies and tactics.

 

 

 

A Thursday night of games played at the Headingley games club.

The club is thriving; between 30 to 40 players each night. We play lots of games at the club. See the pics below. They vary from week to week. Here is a picture display of some from one evening. Come and join in.

 










Recon 2016 at Pudsey on Saturday 3rd December.

recon1Recon games fair is coming again. A very friendly and active show with plenty of participation games. “A day of games of all types, for all ages….”

Saturday 3rd December 2016, 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 Detail on http://wdwgamers.weebly.com/

HOW TO GET THERE: http://wdwgamers.weebly.com/getting-there.html   Details on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/328045087571330/

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Airecon 2016-AireCon 3 on 21-22 October 2016-Jubilee Centre, Jermyn St, Bradford BD1 4EJ

AireCon is an open board game event in Yorkshire.
AireCon started in Guiseley, Leeds (in the Aire Valley) and has since moved to bigger and better premises in Bradford. After a sellout event in April, we’re back with AireCon 3 on 21-22 October 2016.

Dates & times
Friday 21 October, 11am-midnight-Saturday 22 October, 10am-11.30pm
Games
Massive Board Game Library – Travelling Man are providing their OPS Board Game library for the event, the games are available to borrow, just leave a £10 returnable deposit and borrow as many games as you like through the weekend.
If you are interested in running an event or a longer game, we may be able to provide a space for that, please contact us on hello@airecon.uk
Location
Jubilee Centre, Jermyn St, Bradford BD1 4EJ

Map; airecon.uk/where.html
Free parking
Disabled access and toilets

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