Board Game Club celebrated its fifth birthday with its fastest-filling event to date last Thursday, April 4th reaching maximum capacity in just 29 minutes of opening its doors at Soho’s Century.
Guests enjoyed not only a menu of old favourites and brand new games from a host of inventors all in attendance at the gaming night’s 2019 return, but also indulged in complimentary prosecco to mark the occasion.
Among the titles making their debut was Tactic’s time-turning, reflex-testing Ninja Rush, while the fifth anniversary event also offered up old favourites including Telestrations, Drop It, and the first game ever to be played at Board Gam Club, Mastermind.
This brought back memories for co-founder Lesley Singleton, who said: “When a room this size fills up in 30 minutes, it’s hard to believe it started with a handful of people in a Shoreditch basement.”
Toyologist Pete Jenkinson, also a co-founder of Board Game Club, added: “We set this up informally, as a way to get industry people together for a few games and a drink. But it’s grown into a really popular event.
“Every month sees new faces join the regulars, and it’s a great mix… Inventors, publishers, distributors, journalists – and people who just love games.”
Now in its sixth year, Board Game Club continues to offer “can’t-miss” dates for the diary. The ever-popular evenings have a wide variety of card, party, and novelty games for enthusiasts and industry insiders to play in a relaxed, informal way.
Board Game Club returns to Century Club, Soho, on Thursday, May 8th – contact firstname.lastname@example.org to join the guest list.