Thanks to everyone who came out to BGIcon… It’s was a BGI SUCCESS!
I think it went very well and we learned a lot from running it. We’ll almost certainly be running another one next year so stay tuned for details. Frank recored some content for the podcast so we’ll have that featured in our next episode.
Also recently we surpassed 3000 members on the meet up group. We’ve come a long way since our first meet up in a tea shop 4 years ago.
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We’re almost there. BGIcon, our first game convention is almost upon us. It takes place this Saturday the 5th of August and I hope to see lots of you there as it’s sure to be a great day.
So this post is just to go over the details of the convention.
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We’re pleased to announce that Board Games Ireland will be hosting our first gaming convention this August.
This will be a con dedicated to just tabletop and board gaming.
It takes place on Saturday August 5th 2017 and will be running from 11am until late.
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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
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.