Halesowen BoardGamers is a UK Boardgaming group based (unsurprisingly) in Halesowen, West Midlands. The town is located in the metropolitan borough of Dudley and lies about 8 miles west of Birmingham City Centre. We meet on Wednesday evenings from 7:30 at the Townsend Social Club (formerly Halesowen Conservative club) on the A458. Additionally we occasionally arrange special sessions, often on Saturdays to play particular longer games that can't be fitted into the time available on Wednesday evenings. These special sessions usually take place at members' homes.
The club's origins lie in weekly meetings of a few old school friends at each other's houses in the 1980s and 1990s. Towards the end of the 90s we started to rent a room at what was then the local Conservative club with a view to expanding the membership. We have been meeting there weekly ever since with only the very occasional missed week, usually due to Christmas or very cold weather.
A sample of the games recently played can be seen from the column of links (on the right) to BoardGameGeek and an indication of what has been played over the years can also be gleaned from the information on the Games Played page. The club's most played game is Power Grid, which we have been playing since it's appearance back in 2004 and has since spent more than twice as much time on our tables as the next most played game.
In 2013, various members of the club are running boardgame tournaments at the annual UK Games Expo, held on 24th to 26th May at the Hilton Metropole hotel at the NEC, Birmingham. These games are Agricola, Settlers of Catan and Kingdom Builder on the Saturday, Carcassonne, Dominion, Puerto Rico and and 7 Wonders on the Sunday. Further details are available at the Expo Website.
If you are, or think you might be, interested in the sort of games we play, then you are welcome to pop along any Wednesday evening, the first visit is free with a fee of £1 per session thereafter. Under 18's must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.