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Hello and welcome to Beyond Monopoly! We are a boardgames club in York who meet regularly for fun boardgaming times. We play all modern boardgames- Euros, Social deducation, co-op, American; and if that means nothing to you, then come along and discover the exciting (genuinely) world of modern boardgames. We meet in the Bar Convent on the first and third Saturday of the month, from 10am until 9pm, and on the second and fourth Friday evening of the month, from 5pm until 9pm. If you can’t remember that then please sign up for regular reminders and updates! Absolutely everyone is welcome, and with our numbers attending you’re usually never waiting long for a game. First visit is free (wow!). Given we’re in the Bar Convent we do ask that people don’t bring in outside food and drink- instead drinks are provided, and the cafe does fantastic food (and we get 10% off).

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Meet this Saturday and price changes

We’re looking forward to seeing regulars and new faces alike at the Bar Convent this Saturday 10am-9pm for some fun with our wonderful games library and our even more wonderful members.

During our AGM last week, it was decided to alter prices. The new prices are:

  • Saturday £5, £3 concessions
  • Saturday after 5pm £3, £2 concessions
  • Friday £3, £2 concessions

Finally, we are now less than one month away from Airecon weekend in Harrogate 9th-11th March!

Game of the week: Terraforming Mars (2016)….


An economic centred game with a mixed bag of mechanics and plays up to 5, and you can even honour Han and do it solo if everyone has gone off to lunch.

AGM on Wednesday and meet this Friday

Hi everybody, important information- we have our AGM this Wednesday on the Bar Convent at 7:30. Please as many people as possible come along, we have decisions to make and need volunteers for roles. Come along and have your say!

We also have a regular meet this Friday, 5pm until 9pm at the Bar Convent, everyone welcome, come along and play some games!

Finally, apologies for the car park work on Saturday! I didn’t know about it, but I’ll endeavour to keep people updated if anything like that happens again. Hope it didn’t inconvenience people too much.

See you on Wednesday!

Meet on Friday! #NewSpeak Launch Party! AGM on Wed 7th Feb and more!

Hello everybody! What an exhaustive and exciting time. First, we have a meet this Friday, 5pm until 10pm at the Bar Convent. As always, everyone is welcome, so if you find yourself wanting to play some boardgames on Friday, come along.

We have our AGM on Wednesday the 7th Feb in the Bar Convent at 7:30. This is an essential meeting and it’s important we have as many people as possible to share viewpoints and help out. If you can make it, please come along, even if it’s only for part of the meeting, we want everybody to have a say in how BM is run.

Now for something slightly different…

Newspeak is now on Kickstarter!

(click the K to go to the actual Kickstarter page).

Me and Fiona were able to go to the launch event yesterday, and a great time was had by all. Whilst the game was already great in its early stages, it has been improved into frankly, a work of art. Take a look at some of our photos:

Amazing stuff, and a fantastic time.

Airecon has now got tickets for the big board team event. Checkout Airecon here:


There’s probably other stuff I’ve missed. If so send me an email, or post a comment.



AGM- important announcement Wednesday Feb 7th

Hi everyone, we have our Beyond Monopoly AGM on Wednesday the 7th February at 7:30pm in the Bar Convent. It’s really important that everybody who wants to have a say in the running of the club attends. This year we have a lot to discuss, including fees, games purchasing and selling, and events. We will also need people to take on some roles to help support the club. So please come along if you can- Bar Convent, Wednesday 7th February at 7:30 pm.

Meet this Saturday!

Hi everyone, we have a meet this Saturday at the Bar Convent 10am until 9pm. Loads of games for everybody, if you’ve been before you’ll know what we’re about. If you haven’t then come along and see for yourself! We’re a very friendly group, and welcoming to all new gamers.

We will be having our AGM very soon, looking at dates in the first week in February. Please come along, we need as many people as are willing to help out with the club, and we have lots of things to discuss (such as games purchases and membership fees).

New game coming along on kickstarter soon…

Airecon! Yorkshire’s gaming convention runs from Friday 9th to Sunday 11th March. It’s a really fun small convention, and a lot of people enjoyed it last year. Transport from York to Harrogate is really simple, with regular trains or a simple 30 minute drive. Tickets are available now.


Game of the week…

Libertalia (2012)
Players manage a team of pirates and send them onto a pirate ship. Each pirate has different abilities, activated at different times, and by choosing the most appropriate pirates you have to collect the most treasure. The pirates are randomised from the start, but all players get to select from the same group. Libertalia plays for up to 6 players in about an hour.

Meet this Friday (also we need your help with things!)

Hi everybody, hope you all had a great days gaming on Saturday, and that you got your BM card stamped for this year! If you didn’t, or you don’t have a BM Card, just a reminder club members get 10% off games at travelling Man and Waterstones when presenting a stamped up to date card, so come along and get one if you don’t! We will be gaming this Friday from 5pm at the Bar Convent, and everybody, whether a member or not, is welcome.

Now, a few things are coming up which we’ll need your help with:

BM AGM- our AGM will be in early February. I’ll post the exact date, time and location when I know more, but there will be lots to discuss at the AGM and we need your input. We will also need some new comittee members, so if you’re interested in helping run the club please come along!

Saturday 28th April we will be at York Library! This is a fantastic opportunity to get boardgaming, and especially boardgaming at BM! out there and hopefully make a lot more people interested in modern boardgaming. We’ll need about 8 people to help out, explain rules, manage tables etc, so please let us know if you can do it. The times are 13:00-16:30.


Friday 9th- Sunday 11th March is Airecon, Yorkshire’s biggest gaming convention. Last year, amongst other great things (such as winning the boardgaming pub quiz championship) we were able to play Codenames: Duet before anywhere else. This year promises even more delights (and Mark has advertised our club on his page) so save a space in your diary for this weekend.