Gaming, Fundraising and knowledge sharing community.

Free friendly inclusive events in person and online. Free community lending library. Over £17 367 raised for charity in 6 years.

Here For Games Con: May 1-11th ONLINE 12-14th Hereford

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.

1st to 11th May will be a variety of online games, events and talks 🙂

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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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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

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
Identifiable organisers
Pre event information including Venue information
Supportive, give culture with a strong code of conduct

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Our aims


To build and support our community, providing a welcome, inclusive space for everyone to play or run games and socialise wether in person or online.

To challenge loneliness and isolation and support the mental well being of our members.

Inclusion & accessibility

To provide and support gaming and socialisation for everyone by making our events and communities as inclusive and accessible as possible.

To recognise that our members are unique, and our community is built on a foundation of support and respect.

Education & support

To share the wonderful hobby of gaming and all of its mental, physical and social benefits.

To provide the games, tools, guides and support to inform, inspire and enable people to run their own inclusive events.

To challenge misconceptions and stereotypes.

Charity & giving back

To give back by raising money for our chosen charity.

To support gamers and the community by providing opportunities for members to assist in giving back.

£17 367

Raised in six years for good causes

£ 7500

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.

Female 20s

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

Female 30s
Community Regular

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.

Female 30s
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.

Female 20s

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. 

Female 20s
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. 

Female 60s
New Member during the Pandemic

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Facebook community

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Meet up

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Link Tree (Rest of the socials!)

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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.

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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

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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 

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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.