Only found out about 2nd Chance Con after I’d recorded the recent podcast so didn’t get to mention it.
2nd Chance Con is a Charity Games Convention running in Dublin on 20th and 21st August 2016 in the Teachers Club on Parnell Square West. The Con will give you a second chance to play the games you missed from Ireland’s most talented games writers, as well as trying new and exciting experimental games.
They will have RPGs, Larps and Boardgames as well as a number of special events.
Tickets are €15 for the weekend or €10 for a single day.
For more information visit www.2ndChanceCon.net
In the first of hopefully many Board Games Ireland podcasts Frank and Gavin discuss the following:
- What makes contemporary board games so special.
- The Board Games Ireland meet up and other board game meet ups from around Dublin
- Knavecon – The Limerick based board gaming convention taking place next month.
- We speak to game designer, Robin David who tells us about some upcoming board game design workshops.
- What games we’ve been playing recently. (Including: Tyrants of the Underdark, Dragon Farkle, Fury of Dracula and Spyfall
Continue reading “Board Games Ireland Podcast – Episode 1”
We currently run meet ups twice a week over at meetup.com:
We’re having the Tuesday night meet ups at Alfie Byrne’s pub next to the conrad hotel and across the road from the National Concert Hall. We’ve been using this location for the Sunday meet ups and it’s far more suitable for us. It also has plenty of good food and drink.
More info and location here: http://www.galwaybaybrewery.com/alfiebyrnes/
We’ll have board games there on the night, but feel free to bring along any of your own to play. We’ll be meeting at 7pm until around 10pm. Late comers always welcome 🙂
Thanks to Poul Madsen for this little video of our meet up from this week. It was really busy one too with around 40 people in attendance and 2 simultaneous Game Of Thrones campaigns going on.
We meet up every Tuesday from 7 in Thomas Read’s pub on Dame Street in Dublin 2. All welcome!
Date: Saturday, July 19 at 12:00pm
Location: Roxboro House, Raleigh Row, Galway, Ireland
Facebook Event Page: https://www.facebook.com/events/1472165646358023/
A whole day dedicated to playing board games in a relaxed environment.
Players from all experiences are welcome.
If you wish you can bring you own games we are always open to playing new games of all types.
18+ only (unless children are accompanied)
Beer can be brought to the event
Snacks will be available for sale
BoardGamesIreland.com’s own meet up group has grown to over 300 members over the last weekend. This is pretty impressive as there were just 4 of us meeting up in a tea shop back in January.
It’s great to meet so many new people and to try out all the different games that they bring along with them.
The meet up group meets every Tuesday evening at 7pm in Thomas Reads pub on Dame Street, Dublin. As summer rolls in we may look at organising some weekend day time meetups and possibly even some outdoor ones weather permitting.
Geeks Go Gaming are back again this month with another meet up in the Black Sheep Pub on Capel Street from 1.30pm on Sunday the 22nd of June.
Q-Con is the annual Gaming & Anime Convention hosted by QUB Dragonslayers, the Queen’s University Belfast Gaming and Anime Society. This year Q-Con returns for its 21st year and promises to continue its tradition of providing the UK & Irelands’ greatest weekend of gaming and anime entertainment.
Last year was a huge with over 7000 people attending over the weekend.
More info at: http://www.q-con.org.uk/
BroCon is a gaming and anime convention that takes place in Limerick. I’ve been a few times now and it’s always good fun.
More info here:
Sounds like it might be worth getting down for the Friday this year as they’re having a Gaming Demo Day which going to be a gala of games in the main BroCon hall, with games designers, gamers running demos for you to try out a bunch of new games. Expect board games, card games, video games and more.
There’s a great line of traders as well:
Dungeons and Donuts will be there. You haven’t lived until you’ve tried their donuts: