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:


Braggart-A game we like a lot. A game of heroes, lies and unfortunate fish.

Braggart-A game we like a lot. A game of heroes, lies and unfortunate fish. There is always a need for a short game to fill in time after the big game has finished or waiting for one to start. Braggart is excellent and funny.

Publisher description:
You sit in The Heroes Return, a tavern famed for its heroic clientèle. You’re not a hero, but you talk a good game. You and your friends are holding court, regaling the crowds with your tales of derring-do. Can you fight your way through a drunken haze to concoct the best boast? The most believable? Or at least ones that are funny? Or will you be called out as the liar you are?

In Braggart, each round players play cards from their hand which each contain a part of their story to combine them into a compelling tale. Stories are by turns hilarious or awe-inspiring and other players can accept them or accuse them of lying, downgrading their boast into something much less impressive (though usually much funnier!).

Winner ‘Best Card Game’ UK Games Expo 2011

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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Meanwood Games Day 4 at Stainbeck United Reformed Church on Saturday October 1st 2016

Meanwood Games Day 4

Members of Headingley Games club are putting on a another games day 
on Saturday October 1st 2016.  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. Meanwood Games Day 2 
will last from 10 am to 9 pm. You can find the venue at Stainbeck United Reformed ChurchStainbeck Road, LS7 2PP Leeds

 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 free  coffee/tea available all day and free cake (donations welcome)

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Meanwood Games Day 2 at Stainbeck United Reformed Church on Saturday March 19th 2016

Meanwood Games Day 2

Members of Headingley Games club are putting on a another games day 
on Saturday March 19th 2016.  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. Meanwood Games Day 2 
will last from 10 am to 9 pm. You can find the venue at Stainbeck United Reformed ChurchStainbeck Road, LS7 2PP Leeds

 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 free  coffee/tea available all day and free cake (donations welcome)

Meanwood games day

 

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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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.

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