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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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1st Saturday meet & Superboard players wanted!

The countdown to Halloween has begun and no better way to kick it off then hang out with some of the spookiest and weirdest (said with much love) peeps in York and maybe even trounce them Camel Cup. So as with all Saturday meets we will be running 10am-9pm, join at your leisure and as always bring along some newbies.

Two of our BM staples John McCullough and Ocean Melchizedeh are looking for 2 players to join them in a BM Team of 4 to play in the Superboard competition at Airecon19 at Harrogate on Sat 9 March 2019, from 1100-1900. Cost £5 towards team entry cost plus your personal entry cost for the day. We understand this involves team members playing a range of different games and hopefully accumulating enough points for high finishes to progress to later rounds.

Airecon tickets are going fast, over 1000 sold already, so any BM members wanting to attend Airecon (9-11 March) are advised to buy your tickets asap.

Don’t Miss This Saturday, 29th of September at BM!

The calendars have always confused people- why is the 10th month called October? And our scheduling during months with 5 Saturdays is usually no exception. But not today! Here’s some valuable information: we are meeting this Saturday at the Bar Convent from 10am until 9pm. Usual place, usual time. However, everybody is welcome, from experts to people who’ve never played a modern boardgame before. Hope to see you there!

Also, in the small news section! If you aren’t signed up to our WhatsApp chat group you are missing out on some impromptu gaming meetups and tent-related discussion! Get on it now! (ask me for a link at the club). If you don’t have WhatsApp I’ll try to keep you alerted to anything important through twitter and facebook, but those are relatively slow mediums.

Hope to see you on Saturday!

Meet This Saturday!

pic2087138_mdHi everyone! Don’t forget to come to BM at the Bar Convent this Saturday for some excellent gaming fun. Remember how fun gaming is? Chancing that the Diamanté mine is going to pay up this time, or building a wonderful nation out of nothing but cards. Great fun gaming. With excellent people too! So come along, from 10 until 9, free if it’s your first time. Also I think someone might be bringing Millennium Blades, but I may be misremembering that. I, however, will be bringing the exceptionally highly rated Keyflower! And of course we have over 1 million games in the cupboard (approx), including an expansion for Small World. Which one? I can’t remember!

BM Meeting Tomorrow!

Hi everyone, apologies for any confusion, but we have a BM meeting tomorrow. Yes, even though it’s the first Friday of the month, due to the way the calendar falls, it makes more sense to have it now. The dates for September are:


Saturday 1st (where a super fun time was had by all)

Friday 7th (Tomorrow!)

Saturday 15th

Friday 21st

Saturday 29th – 5th Saturday (Extra Booking)


Also, some of us are planning on going to Random Encounters on Saturday and playing boardgames there, just because why not? If you’ve never been, it’s a boardgames cafe on Gillygate, and the charge is comparable to BM (but the games selection isn’t). I’ll post more details on Facebook/ Twitter when the details are finalised, if you’re interested.


edit- Gillygate, not Micklegate, and we’ll be there from 12 on Saturday!