Board games club in West London
Updated August 2016. We are a small, active, face-to-face club of board game enthusiasts who meet in Uxbridge in West London. We have been going for over 15 years. We play a huge variety of games, often whatever is the newest, or else someone's old favourite, or just what someone brings along.
Examples include Dominion, Settlers, Kingdom Builder, Village, Imperial, Lords Of Deepwater, King Of Tokyo, Condottiere, Railroad Tycoon, Werewolf, Colossal Arena, I'm The Boss, Drakon, Billabong, Bang!, Antike, Perikles, Pirates Of Nassau, Apocalypse.
RoboRally (our own club Team-version) is played fairly often (about once every third session). But it is about the only one we keep a "league" on, and publish the league here on the site; so this site accidentally looks more RoboRally-heavy than the club really is.
We meet mainly on Sundays, sometimes weekday eves, by mailed-out invitation. There are no fees. The venue is my spacious house (4 or 5 tables) in Uxbridge, at the end of the Metropolitan and Piccadilly tube lines.
You have to email me at bobroscow followed by @ and gmail.com if you wish to get on the invitation list, telling us a little about yourself and your gaming preferences, If you only click apply on here, you'll get lost in the spam.
You can't join the site if you haven't attended the club, sorry. We don't tend to play collectable card games, RPG's or online games, at least not at the club.
See also the Welcome Post for more details!
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