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.
Continue reading “BGIcon – Our First Gaming Convention!”
Not one but two guests on our first podcast of Space Year 2017.
We chat with David Roe who is one of the original founders of IGA (Irish Games Association) about the growth of tabletop gaming over the years.
We also have Brandon Felczer from Token on. Token is a new venue in Smithfield that is opening next month that is both a bar and a video game arcade. They’ll also have an event room where we can host board game meetups. (Anything we host there will be separate to our current meetups)
Continue reading “Board Games Ireland Podcast – Episode 5”
In the Xmas Special Podcast Frank and Gavin are joined by Alex and Sera to talk about a large number of boardgames, including:
- Sherlock Holmes Games
- Holmes games
- Beyond Baker Street
- Project Elite
- Nothing Personal
- Vast The Crystal Cavern
- House on Haunted Hill – Widows Walk
- City of Horror
- Trump Boardgame
Continue reading “Board Games Ireland Podcast – Episode 4”
In the 3rd podcast Gavin and Frank discuss some of the boardgame cafe style options that are now available in Dublin, including an interview with Ciaran from Clockwork Door and new ‘time house’ that has just opened in Dublin.
There is also a live unboxing of Ticket to Ride – Rails and Sails and we discuss ‘Don’t Mess With Cthulhu’
Continue reading “Board Games Ireland Podcast – Episode 3”
In this episode Frank and Gavin speak with Victor Gannon about the upcoming Knavecon boardgame convention in Limerick.
This episodes also sees the introduction of two new segments.
Addicts Corner and Controversy Corner.
Continue reading “Board Games Ireland Podcast – Episode 2”
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!