Someone to play with
Sometimes it can be difficult to find opponents and that's how a lot
of games clubs begin. If, like lots of other people, you're not surrounded
by friends who share your passion we hope there will soon be a group here
that caters for you.
If you would like to submit a group to be listed here, or you have any
other news or information about games clubs please
get in touch.
We have also begun to add online playing sites to this page.
Games clubs in the UK (in
no particular order)
General board games clubs
Games clubs and groups are included by request but none have asked to
be removed so please check they are still operating rather than turning
up on the strength of the information listed here!
It's a coffee shop in Gloucester that holds a Boardgame night every Monday from 6-11pm and boardgames are available to play throughout it's daytime opening hours for free as well. The games include chess, scrabble, draughts, monopoly, catan, risk, game of life, battleships etc
The Swiggers games club in London Bridge
Cambridge, monthly 1st Saturday of the month 10am-8pm
Potters Bar Games Club
Board and card game group, meeting every Tuesday, from 7.30pm at the Harvester.
The Milton Keynes games club
This is an updated link to the Milton Keynes games
club who now have their own URL.
Board games in the Midlands
Games convention in Yorkshire
The Totnes games club. And jolly nice people they sound
Board games anonymous in Northern Ireland.
The Brighton board games club.
Board games in Cornwall.
A list of links to all sorts of games clubs in the
Chelmesford games club.
Games Club (Woodside Park, Northern Line) - every Thursday 6:45 - 10:45PM.
Board games, CCGs, RPGs.
board games online with real people, if you can't play in the real world
with real people it's the next best thing.
There are lots of very active Bridge players in the
UK. These sites have lots of links and information about local groups.
The English Bridge Union
The Scottish Bridge Union
The Welsh Bridge Union
The British Isles Backgammon Association with links
to local clubs
Enjoy 24 hour backgammon tournaments with players around
the world in a real-life 3D setting
The UK carrom website with a list of players rather
The Chess federation
An online chess organisation in the US
The website of the English Draughts Association with
links to local club listings
The British Go association have a great site and a
very good downloadable Go game called igowin. There is also a list of
local clubs and societies.
The British Othello Federation with infornation about
The Welsh Petanque association with links to Petanque
societies all over the British Isles.
The association of British scrabble players with a
list of local scrabble groups.
Play skittles with a cheese at the Hampstead Lawn Billiards
and Skittle Club. This page has links to skittles clubs across the country.
For one off competitions and lots of information about
board games in Britain take a look at the website of the Mind Sports Olympiad