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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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Saturday gaming and fun stuff happening! 7Wonders players needed!

So it is time for one of our fantastic all day Saturday meets from 10am-9pm this weekend at the Bar Convent.

We need more players for our 7Wonders tournament for prizes and more importantly BM bragging rites on the 16th of February. At the moment the event is in danger of being cancelled. If you want to sign up then simply email John at or speak to an organiser.

Our geeklist for suggestions is going well but we could always use more opinions so get on and vote, there have definitely been some interesting picks so far. Just go to the link.

Friday, tourney and diplomacy!

So we have our first Friday meet of the year this week 5-9pm at the Bar Convent.

We also have an exciting development, we now have a geeklist on boardgamegeek where you can recommend and vote on what games the group buys next, just follow the link .

Lastly a reminder to all 7Wonders fans and generally competitive people, we have our fabled tournament coming up and there are still places. It will be taking place parallel to our Saturday 16th February meet and entry is included with the normal meet fee. If you want to claim a spot the email our tournament master

Escape the holiday fever with boardgames!

This weekend signals carols and tinsel with the arrival of December, however hope can be found as it also means we have a first Saturday of the month meet all day long. So come along and escape the shopping crowds for the far less stressful wartime campaign, camel racing or any of the other 300+ games we having hiding in the cupboard. As always we are at the Bar Convent from 10am-9pm, with half day rates applying after 5pm and your first visit is free, so drag your friends along for the fun (willingly of course consent matters).

Gaming this Saturday & tournament news!

Firstly we have our typical all day meet this Saturday 10am-9pm at the Bar Convent, we are looking forward to hanging out and gaming with you all.

We also have some exciting news this week; our next club tournament and its a perennial favorite 7 Wonders! The tournament will take part within our scheduled meet on Saturday 16th February 2019 starting at 10:45am, with at least and likely more than 3 games for everyone. Entry to the tournament itself is free however you will still be required to pay the standard Saturday all day fee (£5/£3 concessions).

IMPORTANT INFO. If you wish to enter please email our tournament master John at, places are fixed and will be awarded on a first come first served basis with a waiting list available, also if you are able and willing to provide your personal copy of the game please say so in said email.

If this does not sound like your thing have no fear, normal gaming will be available alongside the tournament to ensure enjoyment for all.