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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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Fifth Saturday Alert!

There are five Saturdays in November, and that means one of two things:

  1. You come down to the Bar Convent and enjoy a BONUS full-day gaming session with us or
  2. You don’t come, and you don’t get BONUS gaming with us.

It’s your choice, but whatever you decide make a note of it now so you don’t forget!

In the meantime, we’ve got a regular third Saturday meet coming up this weekend. You know the drill – 10am to 9pm at the Bar Convent, and then some of us will head over to the local pub after for food and drinks.

See you there!

New Games (Part 3)

It’s time to reveal the third and final game we’re adding to our collection following our recent round of voting at the club. I promised you a big one, so get excited for Root! The asymmetric woodland wargame will be spreading its way across our tables just as soon as it’s back in stock at Travelling Man.

We’ll also have a slight wait before Sheriff of Nottingham can join collection, but Patchwork is with us RIGHT NOW! Come along to the Bar Convent from 5pm on Friday and give it a go.

New Games (Part 2)… With Added Constitution!

As promised last week I have another new game announcement for you. You’ve been taking part in the most important vote that has happened, or will happen, in 2019, and told us that we should get Sheriff of Nottingham, and so we will! The game of bluffing about your contraband-apples, and negotiating underhand deals with the dodgy sheriff will be hitting our games cupboard in the next few weeks.

In the meantime, last week’s announcement, Patchwork, will be with us this weekend. Come along to the Bar Convent from 10am – 9pm on Saturday and give it a try.

On a more boring note, a committee meeting was held at the start of the last Saturday meet to discuss some minor tweaks to the club constitution. It was noted that the constitution had not been made readily available to club members, so that has also been rectified: The constitution is now hosted on the Official BM! page of our website. If there’s anything else you’d like to see more (or less) of on the site, please let me know via the comments on the blog or by emailing Thanks!

…One more new game to be announced next week, and it’s a big one!

New Games (Part 1)

Our Games Officer, Paul, has been asking you all what new games we should buy and the results are in. Three games have been selected to join the collection and I’ll be revealing them one at a time over the next few weeks.

The first new game you told us you wanted is Patchwork by Uwe Rosenberg! We’ve handed over our buttons to Travelling Man already for our copy, so it’ll be arriving at the club next Saturday. Patchwork is a quick tile-laying game for two players which requires you to have strong spacial awareness and resource management to win.

Although you’ll have to wait one more week to get Patchwork to the table, our games cupboard is open this Friday from 5pm at the Bar Convent. Come along and scratch your gaming itch while you wait for Patchwork (and our other new games) to arrive!

Regular Meet This Saturday

Hey everyone. Don’t forget we’re on as usual this Saturday, 10am to 9pm at the Bar convent in York. If you haven’t been before your first visit is free, and if you have then you already know it’s a bargain for a whole day of gaming!

Hopefully I’ll be able to catch up with some of the other organisers and find out what information they have for me to share with you in the coming weeks, otherwise I’ll just have to let you know about the Azul competition we’ve got coming up. Did you know about the Azul competition? Don’t worry, you will, but if you can’t wait to find out, check out our website now.

See you at the weekend!