Kevingston Boardgames. Cambridge, England
These are generally board game conventions where the lighter strategy boardgames are played as well as the heavyweights of Diplomacy and 18xx. Some events also include some Role-playing games.
If a precise date isn't given, the information relates to previous years' event(s) so follow the links to check the details for this year.
A one day Diplomacy, Siedler, and general gaming convention at Keble college, Oxford.
Afternoon and evening games session at the Unicorn pub in Trumpington. Organised by ourselves but simply a social get-together for a number of Cambridge gaming groups, rather than a formal convention as such. Primarily "German" style boardgames. 2:30pm to Closing Time. £2.
Beer & Pretzels weekend caters for all types of non-electronic games. For more information contact Spirit Games
A large weekend boardgames convention (250 people) held in a University Hall of Residence, readily accessible by public transport. Centred on Diplomacy the convention also runs tournaments for United, Croquet, 18xx, Acquire, Outpost, Railway Rivals, and possibly others.
A day of Board Games (of which "Settlers" is typical) at Arbury Road Baptist Church (Milton Rd end of Arbury Rd, Cambridge). Profits given to the church. There is a (small) car park outside the church, and a good fish and chip shop and a chinese takeaway one minute's walk away. This event is a no alcohol and no smoking event, but tea and coffee will be available. For more information contact Andy Merritt.
A general games convention with a few tournaments. Approx £20, plus £60 per single room per night. Details from the SFCP website.
A games convention in a comfortable hotel centred around the national Diplomacy championship but with most playing general board games informally. Details from the SFCP website.
This is one of my favourite con's, partly because it was the first one I went to and discovered 'German games' at, but also it's friendly and reasonably comfortable. The proximity of playing areas, bar and food is good, and the looks on the faces of 'real people' coming in for Sunday lunch is positively entertaining :)
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