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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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.

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Carson City-a boardgame-Year Published  2009

Carson City is a strategic game. The game is played in 4 rounds and in each one of them the players choose a character (there are 7 available) that gives certain advantages, after that cowboys are placed on action fields on the board to build Carson city. Players can claim ground, erect special buildings, houses or construct roads. When there are several players on 1 action field, a duel is fought. During play, money (to construct) & points can be earned. The player who earns most points wins the game. Players at the club enjoyed it. It is well-reviewed in Boardgame geek.

Carson City is a rootin’ tootin’ game of cowboys ‘n guns – lots o’ guns.
There are 4 rounds per game. At the beginning of each round, players choose a character (there are 7 available) that gives them certain advantages (for example the sheriff prevents any duels from happening wherever he is placed). It’s a great game. We played it last night.

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String railways

Last Thursday we saw String Railway being played for the first time. It was published in 2009. Railway games are always popular at

String Railway is a unique train game that consists of colored strings, tokens, station tiles, and a board for scoring. To set up, first place the string tied in a big circle on the table to establish the field area for the game. Next, place a small circle of string to represent mountains and a line of string to represent a river. Finally, place the main stations for each player equal distances apart from one another.

On a turn, you draw and place a station tile, then try to place a railroad string between your stations in an effort to connect them in order to form your own train network. Connected stations earn victory points (VPs).

After five turns, the game ends and the player with the most VPs wins.100_3714

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Braggart (2010) A game of heroes, lies and unfortunate fish.

Braggart (2010) Locworks and Spiral Galaxy GamesA game of heroes, lies and unfortunate fish.

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 and boy did we love playing it.

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The Invasion of Estressa or Ibiza 6mm WW2 Epic at Horbury

A giant 24ft by 6ft table of beaches sea and hinterland of a mythical invasion of Ibiza in 1942 was put on in all day epic WW2 game by the Wakefield and district Wargamers last Saturday March 16th. About 10 players participated. Air & sea warfare preceded the landing as the allies fought to seize the two airfields. An epic game and an amazing effort from Andy Tim and others. Here are some scenes from the game:

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Cheap good, fine brushes for acrylics.

For all you miniatures painters…I just tried these: 6 pcs acrylic new nail art draw line pens brush tool set for..wait for it..£1.89 for 6 and free postage. They work very fine lines really well. Painting your nails is cheaper than miniatures. Ebay http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/170761821485?ssPageName=STRK%3AMEWNX%3AIT&_trksid=p3984.m1439.l2649

I don’t advertise products on this website but I think it’s scandalous how much wargames outlets charge for brushes compared to these.

Fine brushes