Nick

Oct 082013
 

Garden Games - Adventure Capital table

Salutations lovely game players!

As usual, to give us a break from serious organisation, we’ll be hosting a bring and play session of board games this month. We will gather on Sunday 13th October at The Blacksmith and The Toffeemaker pub near Angel. Don’t worry about coming empty handed, we usually bring plenty between us, but we do strongly encourage bringing your favourites if you have them to hand. Bring your favourite people too.

We’ll be setting up officially at 2pm, although a few daring folks are often there as early as 1pm, and running through to 6pm when we have to give the room back. The pub serves tasty food and will carefully nurse your hangovers. We promise no sudden loud noises.

You can find the Facebook event here.

Hope to see you there,

Toodle pip,

The Haberdashery Collective

 Posted by at 4:58 pm
Aug 282013
 

June games - Danish Clapping

Hello once more lovely players,

We are back again with a mixture of delights both old and new for you to enjoy. Come and partake on Sunday 8th September at our traditional haunt of The Blacksmith and The Toffeemaker pub near Angel. For the new, we shall be trying out How About That Local Sports Team?, allowing some form of sport to be played indoors, in a pub, which is clearly superior to the alternatives. For the old we will have favourites like Blind Duelling, Ninja, Standoff, and Lemon Jousting. If that fails to satisfy, well the Habernomicon will provide plentiful further distractions.

The larger games will start at 3pm, but we will be at the venue from 2pm, so feel free to come down and either play some small games, grab some lunch (the food is rather good), or just hang out.

There’s a Facebook event for this shindig too.

Toodle pip,

The Haberdashery Collective

 Posted by at 11:41 pm
Aug 122013
 

Well, we had a great time at Nine Worlds this weekend, and hope those of you who joined us for games did too. We saw a few familiar faces and plenty of new ones. We’ll be back in our regular venue at The Blacksmith and The Toffeemaker next month, on Sunday 8th September (see our event calendar). We’ll be doing our own games rather than board games, so those of you who weren’t at Nine Worlds don’t have to wait another month to play.

We’ll announce more details of what we’ll run soon, but in the meantime, here are some pictures from this weekend.

Engineering Corps

Nine Worlds - Engineering Corps - wide shot Nine Worlds - Engineering Corps - detail

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 Posted by at 10:10 pm
Jun 282013
 

Tabletop Games DayFor those of you with a more sedentary temperament, Sunday 14th July will see us back the The Blacksmith and The Toffeemaker for more tabletop games from 2pm until 6pm. Be it card games, board games, or others that require a gathering of players round a table, bring it along, add it to the stash, and we’ll see what people want to play. We will of course be bringing some games from the Haberdashery cupboards, so even if you don’t have a game to bring, do come along.

As ever, the food at the pub is rather good, so if you fancy lunch come along early, I dare say there might be a few people there from 1pm, but no promises. Also, games will be starting throughout the afternoon, so late-comers, fear not, you can join the next one to start.

You can find the Facebook event here.

Toodle pip,

The Haberdashery Collective

 

 Posted by at 6:40 pm
May 292013
 

Hello folks. We’re coming up on another of our less sedate games sessions, happening next Sunday, 9th June, at the usual venue of The Blacksmith and The Toffeemaker pub near Angel. We’ve got a couple of new ones for you, Sub Hunter where you must track down and destroy your enemies without the benefit of sight, and Co-operate or Die, where it’s rather hard to defend your own base, so you may need to make friends. We’ll also run some old faithful games, perhaps Angrygrams, and certainly a smattering of the usual light games, like Danish ClappingNinjaStandoffLemon Jousting and the like.

The larger games will start at 3pm, but we will be at the venue from 2pm, so feel free to come down and either play some small games, grab some lunch (the food is rather good), or just hang out.

Please pick up a free ticket here, and you can find the Facebook event here.

Hope to see you there,

Toodle pip,

The Haberdashery Collective

P.S. If anyone has favourite games they’d like to request we run, do let us know, we’re happy to oblige.

 Posted by at 11:58 pm
May 032013
 

Greetings once again, fellow game players. We shall be gathering for board games Sunday 12th May at The Blacksmith and The Toffeemaker pub near Angel. We shall bring some games from our collections, but if you have some you would like to play, please bring them along too, along with any friends or acquaintances you think could do with a good dose of games. We will be setting up around 2pm, but there’s no fixed schedule, so feel free to come earlier or later than that, and join the next game to start. We will be finishing up around 6pm, to give the room back by 7pm.

We may have a couple of tabletop games of our own devising to playtest too, for those who are interested…

Hope to see you there,

Toodle pip,

The Haberdashery Collective

 Posted by at 12:29 am
Mar 312013
 

Come and join us for some games on 14th April, from 3-6pm, in what may actually be springtime. Of course, we’ll be playing safely indoors anyway, in The Blacksmith and The Toffeemaker pub near Angel. We’ll have a few new games to try out, and a couple of old favourites to let everyone relax. We’ve got Mask-A-Pony, a nearly topical game about the perils of a long supply chain where meat products are involved. We’ve got A Herald Approaches, where you play a noble lineage and develop your own coats of arms, all in the name of claiming to be the most closely related to old people with lots of land to inherit. And we’ve got Stratego-go-go, the game that balances tactics, strategy, and trying not to shout your secret plans to the rest of your team…

And of course, we’ll also have a panoply of smaller games, such as Ninja, Standoff, Danish Clapping and more.

The larger games will start at 3pm, but we will be at the venue from 2pm, so feel free to come down and either play some small games, grab some lunch (the food is rather good), or just hang out.

Please pick up a free ticket here, and you can find the Facebook event here.

Hope to see you there,

Toodle pip,

The Haberdashery Collective

P.S. If anyone has favourite games they’d like to request we run, do let us know, we’re happy to oblige.

 Posted by at 7:50 pm
Mar 052013
 

Good day to you all.

In attempt to control the future, we thought we’d announce the dates of our next few events well in advance, rather than shortly before the day. The general principle will be that we shall have an event on the second Sunday of every month, alternating between board games one month and live games the following month. Now, there will be exceptions, such as this month, where we will be playing board games on Saturday 30th March instead, for reasons that we’ll talk about soon, but the confirmed dates for your diaries are:

  • Saturday 30th March – board games
  • Sunday 14th April – live games
  • Sunday 12th May – board games
  • Sunday 9th June – live games
  • Sunday 14th July – board games

We’ve also hopefully settled on a regular venue, so we will be at The Blacksmith & The Toffeemaker near Angel tube for all those dates.

We will of course announce the individual events as usual as we get closer to them, this is just for those of you who like to plan ahead.

Hope to see you there,

Toodle Pip,

The Haberdashery Collective

 Posted by at 12:40 am