Board Game Club celebrates successful debut at Soho's Century Club

Party games old, new and not yet released help Board Game Club move home
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A mind-boggling game in which players drop geometric shapes in a frame became a runaway hit when Board Game Club moved to a new home on Wednesday night.

Drop It – a new release from Thames and Kosmos – launched this month and looks set to become a firm favourite with the Club’s attendees.

“It was in demand all evening,” said Board Game Club co-founder, Lesley Singleton, “and not just because it’s new…Watching the chaos when you drop your pieces in the frame is addictive.”

Other games on the Board Game Club menu at Century Club Soho included the evergreen Rummikub, while modern classics Telestrations and Dobble proved popular with visitors old and new.

A few curious new plays also drew crowds, including That’s a Question – from the creator of Codenames – as well as The Mind, Decrypto and the Spiel des Jahres-nominated Azul.

“We made some great friends on our first night at the venue,” added co-founder Peter Jenkinson. “A number of Century Club members popped their heads round the door just to see what the fuss was about, then stayed for hours.”

Board Game Club continues to be a must-do date in the calendars of games enthusiasts, as well as those working in the toy and games industry. With a hand-picked blend of card, dice, party, board and novelty games, the popular evening lets people meet, mingle and discover games in a relaxing, informal way.

The next Board Game Club takes place on Wednesday, June 20 at Century Club, Soho.

“We will be shining a spotlight on FReNeTiC, the new word game from the design-duo behind Accentuate,” Singleton added, “and look forward to sharing whatever gems we find at UK Games Expo next week.”

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