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Board Games By the Bay


Sat 12 Aug 2017, 10:00am–10:00pm
Sun 13 Aug 2017, 10:00am–6:00pm

Where: The Hamilton Bridge Club, 20 Richmond Street, Hamilton, Waikato

Restrictions: All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Day pass (door sale): $10.00
  • Weekend pass (online purchase): $15.00
  • Weekend pass (door sale): $20.00
  • Children (12 and under, supervised): $0.00
  • Additional fees may apply

Listed by: Seriously Board

Board Games By The Bay is a series of some of the largest modern board gaming events running in New Zealand since 2011, with currently two annual events in Auckland and one in Hamilton.

They bring together enthusiasts and players new to the scene in a relaxed, fun environment designed to make playing games as much fun as humanly possible. Participants enjoy catching up with old friends and making new ones, trying out different games or relaxing with familiar ones, entering into the free competitions, or even purchasing discounted games at the in-house Seriously Board store.

A library of various games are provided for free, allowing participants to try out new and different games, and in addition, many people bring their own games and invite others to join them. We have a small number of elite volunteers (our friendly red shirts) who are pretty expert in teaching a wide variety of modern board games to new players.

In addition, we usually have a number of New Zealand's very own game designers attending these events, who will be trialling new game prototypes, promoting new projects and taking the opportunity to connect with their end users (that's you!). Throughout the weekend we run free giveaways and spot prize quiz competitions for all participants.

Board Games By The Bay are family friendly although most of the attendees are adults. Children under 12 years old can enter for free but must be supervised by an adult.

There will be ...
- A board game library so you can play to your heart’s content!
- Free prizes and giveaways!
- Games for sale at discounted prices!
- Game designers trialling new games!
- Food for sale includes filled rolls for lunches and a pizza runs for dinner on Saturday night, with confectionery on sale throughout the weekend.

You can turn up and pay on the day but it's cheaper to register for the weekend in advance.

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