Rolling the dice to join new board games club - The Evesham Observer

Rolling the dice to join new board games club

Evesham Editorial 9th Oct, 2022   0

A NEW pop-up club is offering tabletop gamers from across Worcestershire the chance to meet, play, or get into the modern board games hobby for the first time.

The Wyvern Tabletop Games Club, based in Bishampton between Evesham and Pershore, was founded by several friends and family from across the region. The founding members already claim a combined 250 years of tabletop gaming experience between them.

The tabletop games hobby has grown massively in recent years, especially among 20 to 30-year-olds, with board game kickstarters among the highest-funded projects on crowdfunding websites.

Dozens of dedicated board game cafes have appeared across the UK, usually in larger towns and cities. But now the Wyvern Tabletop Games club aims to bring something of that experience to the mid-Worcestershire countryside.

One of the founding members, Chris Churchill, from Bishampton, said: “We’ve been running a miniatures gaming group from the hall in Bishampton for several years, attracting people from Evesham, Worcester and further afield.

Now, with more and more people interested in board games, we’ve decided to expand. We are open to everyone. And whether you’re into board or card games already, or miniatures, or we even have a potential gamesmaster for role-playing, there should be space for you at the venue.”

“And more importantly, if you’re completely new to tabletop gaming and none of that means anything to you, then that’s even better!

“If you just have a fond memory of a children’s game as a kid, this is a chance to explore a new hobby.”

Those attending the club can either bring their own games to play, or choose from a rotating library of around 200 titles.

“Between us, the founding members have more games available than a lot of board game cafes!” said Chris.

“We have lighter games, sometimes called gateway games, like Catan, 7 Wonders, or Boss Monster, as well as heavier games like Agricola, Terraforming Mars, or Concordia. We also have party games like Codenames and Dixit, strategy games like Star Trek Ascendancy and Scythe.”

The group is also open to miniatures wargaming, casual play of card games like Magic the Gathering, and role-play games.

The Wyvern Tabletop Gamers club will meet initially on the second Sunday of the month at 6pm, in the Villages Hall, Bishampton. Snacks and refreshments will be available to buy.

Tabletop gamers are encouraged to express their interest at

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