Regular Free events
Free social events in Hereford and Online. Games nights, RPGs, quizzes and socials. A focus on the people, making sure everyone has a great time!
Schedule: First Thursday 18:30 Herdsman
Second Thursday 19:00 Online,
Third Sunday 15:00 Herdsman.
Fourth Sunday 18:00 Online.
And regular guided meditation, video games and RPGs.
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Free Community Library
More than 400 games, 50 jigsaws, GIANT games, RPGs, and event equipment.
Free to borrow for individuals and not for profit communities.
We can lend to other events and for profit organisations upon arrangement.
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Here For Games Con: May 12-14th 2023
A free charity gaming convention in Hereford. Our 9th Annual event!
2022 raised nearly £3000 and entertained over 200 people for free!
Everyone is welcome from families to experienced games. A huge range of activities, a well-stocked games library, friendly teachers, and special guests.
The weekend and weeks before we are running CONline an online games convention. Online is so inclusive we want to grow this with you.
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Charity and Giving Back
Herefordshire Board Gamers is proud of giving back, running free events, empowering people, sharing knowledge, and providing free games and equipment. But we are proudest of raising over £17,367. £7,500 of that during the first two years of the pandemic.
Herefordshire Board Gamers is a not for profit community run by volunteers to give back to the community. If you want to volunteer with us, get in touch! It’s really rewarding and we will fully support you.
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Free guides for individuals, clubs, schools and communities.
Learn about: buying games, learning and teaching games, next steps from Monopoly, mental health first aid, on running commnuities, charity fundraising, accessibility and inclusive events.
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Giant games, where you are the playing piece! Play from a new perspective, literally! Made to promote the hobby and raise money for charity.
Currently we have: Tsuro, Hey thats My Fish, Terror in Meeple city, and Jenga (Not the playing piece in this one, that would be wierd)
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Role Play games
Dungeons and Dragons and more! We play around 25 different systems a year, from the classics like Call of Cthulhu and Dungeons and Dragons to countless indie systems and one page adventures where you are a pack of goblins.
We play in person and online.
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Community (Online and In person)
We have friendly inclusive communities on Facebook and Discord so please join us. We are also on nearly all of the social media sites so follow us so you never miss out!
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Hereforshire Board Gamer’s podcast will bring all the news, updates and upcoming events to the airwaves. We will also aim to bring some fun content, interviews and open discussions to the table because, Herefordshire Board Gamers in more than just a games night.
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Accessibly and Inclusion
Gaming and social inclusion is for everyone!
We aim to keep all our events free
Clear signage and adverts
Pre event information including Venue information
Supportive, give culture with a strong code of conduct
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Raised in six years for good causes
in the first two years of the pandemic
Free sessions online and in person
What Our Guests Say
We’d love some more reviews and testimonials get in touch!Have your say! Give us feedback and let us know how gaming and communities help you
It is great to find such an inclusive, friendly group. We were welcomed and made to feel very comfortable. There was always someone on hand to explain how to play the games.
HERE FOR GAMES CON FEEDBACK
HBG is really a community and we are all supportive of each other and accept one another for who we as individuals are. I personally find gaming to have a relaxing, Mindfulness effect on me where my mind quietens, thus increasing my mental health and well-being
Everyone involved and attending were so friendly and helpful. There was not one person I came across who was not willing to help or share their time. Would we return next time: MOST DEFINITELY!!! This weekend was an absolute first for us and most definitely not a last.
Here for Games Con FEEDBACK
I think the thing I liked the absolute most was that the event was sensitive to mental health, identity and non-cis personas without being sanctimonious or pretentious about it. It made both me and my partner really comfortable and able to freely enjoy the event.
HERE FOR GAMES CON FEEDBACK
Your roundtable was my personal highlight of the entire expo; thank you so much for organising it and sharing your experience with other enthusiasts so generously.
UK Games Expo 2022 Board game organisers knowledge Share
Last year I was introduced to online games. At my age….64… I thought it would be snakes and ladders. I can hear the intake of breath. No these are fun ones, some a twist on old games, mystery, team games, the list is long. But most of all the people are genuine soles eager to help and encourage any and all.
New Member during the Pandemic
Giant games! Be in the Game
We make giant game to share and promote the hobby and raise money for charity.
Much more exciting and challenging. Great for all ages.
Rules can often be simplified to support accessibility and tailor the experience
We also have Giant Jenga, Molkky and are working on a secret special project our most ambitious project yet! It’s wheely exciting, we’re on a rolle.
2-8 players by Calliope Games
Quick and simple game, lay down a route and try and stay on the board as long as you can. At 8 players it’s glorious chaos at two player its much friendly. A true classic game which brings a smile to most gamers faces when they realise they can be in the game
Rules are 95% the same as the orginal apart from you carry two tiles not three.
Hey thats My Fish
2 to 8 players by Fantasy Flight Games.
A deceptively cute game, which is about eating the fish you land on. It’s really about blocking and grabbing packs of land so the fish are all yours. You can play as teams or individuals.
A wonderful mean games fun for all ages
Rules are 95% of the orginal but team size changed and individual play supported
Terror in Meeple City
2 to 5 playersby Repos Production
Be the monster knock down the city and eat the people.
Rules are great simplified. We’ve stripped away most of the rules of the orginal game to create a fun fast experience suitable for all ages and abilities.
We are currently desigining a new set of rules to reintroduce a more complex / gamer version
Role Play Games (RPGs)
Role play games! Dungeons and dragons and more! We normally play around 25 different systems a year from the classics like Call of Chtulhu and Dungeons and Dragons to indy and one page adventures where you are a pack of goblins.
We play in person and online. We run mostly begineer friendly games so no experience in necesary and can provide support and feedback in running your first games as well.
If you want to play in an RPG? Run an RPG, or just talk RPGs we got you.