It’s a Fifth Saturday!

We’re on at the Bar Convent for a special fifth Saturday meet this weekend, from 10am to 9pm. Be there, or be sunburned. Don’t panic if you can’t make it though, we’re back again next week for our standard first Saturday meet. That’s right, two in a row, what more could you want?

Oh yes, of course. A tournament.

Do you like Ticket to Ride? Then block out Saturday 31st August in your diary and send an email to Kirsty at kmbrun@hotmail.com. Even more info soon, but seriously, get signed up. You don’t want to miss this (unless you don’t like Ticket to Ride, then maybe just come along and play other games instead)!

Friday Meet and More

It’s our regular meet from 5-9pm at the bar convent this Friday. Come along for your weekly dose of gaming fun, and help us choose what game(s) we should buy next. For the next few weeks you get a chance to vote every time you attend – turn up and have your say!

We’ve also got the Bar Convent booked on the 29th for a bonus fifth Saturday meet during June, meaning we’ll have two Saturday meets in a row! You’ll get another reminder next week, but pencil us in and make sure you don’t get double-booked.

Finally, in case you haven’t heard, we’re having a Ticket To Ride tournament (and ANOTHER fifth Saturday meeting) in August. Kirsty’s been hard at work getting a train-load of prizes from Asmodee, and I’ve heard a rumour she’s been pulling some strings to get some advertising broadcast on the local radio too. More about the tournament, including an official poster, will be included in a future blog post, but if you’re interested you can sign up by emailing Kirsty at kmbrun@hotmail.com or finding a sign-up sheet/organiser at BM.

That’s all for now. See you Friday!

Saturday Meet plus New Game List inside this post!

Hi folks, and this weeks blog post is all about our Saturday meet, 10-9 at the Bar Convent this Saturday, super great fun for all! But also about our new games list. For some time now we’ve been threatening people with buying new games, and those wheels which rolled over Terraforming Mars and Azul are just keeping on rolling, but YOU get to choose the tracks (they’re train wheels). The possible stations (games) can be seen here:

Beyond Monopoly game purchase survey June 2019

Game RRP Game type Votes
Cockroach Poker £10 Bluffing  
Coimbra £45 Drafting  
Cryptid £30 Deduction  
Ethnos £37 Area control  
Inis £53 Area control  
Lords of Hellas £110 Area control  
Nmbr 9 £28 Abstract puzzle  
Onitama £28 Abstract strategy  
Rhino Hero: Super Battle £21 Dexterity  
Root £55 Area control  
Sagrada £37 Set collection  
Santorini £47 Abstract strategy  
Tash-Kalar £30 Abstract fighting  
Teotihuacan £47 Worker placement  
Underwater Cities £68 Worker placement  
Western Legends £60 Sandbox adventure  
Wingspan £53 Set collection  

As well as this question:

Should we back Stockpile for $59 (approx. £50) on Kickstarter?

 

Yes

 

No

So how’s it going to work? Well if you come to BM you’ll get a sticker to stick by your choice of game. After a few meetings the most popular game(s) get bought. Simple and straightforward. We will be looking ot do it electronically in the future as well, but for now the sticker system is theoretically tried and tested, although never done before.

In other news Vicky is stepping down as social media organiser, and I’d like to take this opportunity to thank her for stepping up and the work she’s done organising BM, a sentiment echoed by all of us here.

Otherwise that’s it. See you this Saturday!

Meet at Trafalgar Bay on Saturday

Hi folks, this Saturday is the UK Games Expo (whoop whoop!) but those if us not going can still meet for games and cheap drinks at the Trafalgar Bay. It’s this Saturday from 11am until 6pm. No fee, but the pub is cash only. Come along and enjoy some games, and feel free to bring your own.

In the rest of June we’ll be finalising our games purchasing choices, so keep telling us what games you want to buy. And if you’re going to the UKGE I’ll see you there!

BM! New games .. and Friday meetup

Hi everyone

Firstly, just a quick note that we’re on tomorrow evening (Fri 24th May) at the Bar Convent … yay! Hope to see you there.

Also we’re looking to BUY MORE GAMES soon … and you can help us choose them!

Mark put it very well last week, so rather than try to come up with another way of saying it, I’ll simply repeat what he said – ‘steal with pride!’ as an old boss of mine used to say. (But we don’t need a third copy of Kingsburg. Or any more German-language Catan expansions, thanks).

….

As you may well be aware, or not unaware at least, we are in the process of purchasing some brand spanking new games. All your favourites, such as ‘Wetlands’, ‘Who Rides in the Bus?’ and a third copy of ‘Kingsburg’. But what if these aren’t your favourite games *record scratch*? Well that’s why we need you! We want every BM! regular to lay down what games they’d like at the club. To enable this we will be asking every member of BM over the next couple of weeks to write the games they’d like to be played down on a sheet of paper near the games cupboard door. Can’t access BM for the next couple of weeks? No problem, just send an email to bmyork@gmail.com with your suggestions. Can’t use email? No worries, use the BGG list here: https://boardgamegeek.com/geeklist/251218/beyond-monopoly-shopping-list-2019

(note about the list, we already have Terraforming Mars and Azul from there. Likes on the list will not count as votes towards the final games, so there’s no need to do so).

Can’t use the BGG list either, well, er, that’s it, sorry…

New Games! (But YOU need to choose them)

Hi everybody! As you may well be aware, or not unaware at least, we are in the process of purchasing some brand spanking new games. All your favourites, such as ‘Wetlands’, ‘Who Rides in the Bus?’ and a third copy of ‘Kingsburg’. But what if these aren’t your favourite games *record scratch*? Well that’s why we need you! We want every BM! regular to lay down what games they’d like at the club. To enable this we will be asking every member of BM over the next couple of weeks to write the games they’d like to be played down on a sheet of paper near the games cupboard door. Can’t access BM for the next couple of weeks? No problem, just send an email to bmyork@gmail.com with your suggestions. Can’t use email? No worries, use the BGG list here: https://boardgamegeek.com/geeklist/251218/beyond-monopoly-shopping-list-2019

(note about the list, we already have Terraforming Mars and Azul from there. Likes on the list will not count as votes towards the final games, so there’s no need to do so).

Can’t use the BGG list either, well, er, that’s it, sorry. Get someone in the WhatsApp group to vote for you.

Exciting stuff eh? Just make sure your voice is heard.

IN OTHER NEWS

We meet this Saturday at the Bar Convent, from 10am until 9pm. The usual stuff, boardgames, friends, good company, being really welcoming to new people, spoons after. Love it.

Now the exciting news, over to Mark.

“Thanks Mark, I just want to announce my game Forks has launched on Kickstarter *hushed silence*… and has funded! *whoop whoop*. If you know anybody who I haven’t persistently badgered about this then please be my mouth and vocals/fingers and words and inform them. The early bird price finishes on Thursday so if people want to back it now is the time to do so! OR after, which would actually be better for me fiscally. The game itself is a devious card game about embezzling and horrible choices in which you hope to leave your neighbours in a pool of regret. Fun times! Free postage as well in the UK, check it out here:

Forks on Kickstarter”