Aug 312014
 

Hello lovely players,

We hope you had an amazing summer, we certainly did.

One of our highlights was Nine Worlds, where over 3 days we played 6 games sessions with over 100 players. It was great to connect with old friends and make new ones. Take a look at a few of our Nine Worlds photos below.

Did you play with us at Nine Worlds? If so we would love to hear your stories and see any photos or videos you took. Email us at hello@habgames.com or share them with the Facebook group.

Next Games session

Autumn is just around the corner, but not to fear, we will still be here to fill your days with fun. Our next games session is only 2 weeks away.

Come and join us once again (or even for the first time) for our regular mix of playground-style running around and human-size board games. We will be playing in The Blacksmith and The Toffeemaker pub near Angel, from 3-6pm (or from 2pm for Lunch).

Bubble Football

Interested in playing a different sort of silly game? Haberdashery Collective member Ruth has launched a solo project which should greatly appeal to Haberdashers – the London Bubble Football League. See the Kickstarter or Facebook group.

Toodle pip,

The Haberdashery Collective

Engineering Corps

A frantic game of Engineering Corps being played at Nine Worlds 2014.

Jedi Training School

Jedi Training School played at Nine Worlds 2014. One of the favourites of the weekend.

 

 Posted by at 5:02 pm
Jun 262014
 

Stingray BoardgameCome on down to The Blacksmith and The Toffeemaker in Islington, EC1V 4PA, from 2pm for our regular relaxing Sunday of board games.

Don’t worry if you can’t bring one, we’ll be bringing a plenty to get us started and we’ll be ready to explain how to play. Do bring your favourites to share if you can, or even that game you made yourself and need volunteers to playtest!

The team will be arriving early for lunch, so do feel free to join us at 1pm for some tasty pub food or drop in later and eat as you play (just promise not to get ketchup on the cards).

Go here for the facebook event.

 

 Posted by at 10:25 pm
May 242014
 

The new game is…making games!

Dearest darling Haberdashers,

After making so many lovely games for you, you should come make games for each other – and us!

The plan: we’ll bring all of our props and regulars to the park. You’ll tell us in advance how long your game will run, for how many people, and which props you’ll need.
We’ll put together a schedule with plenty of time for a picnic.

We’re not expecting fully fledged games – this is a jam session, after all – but we’re happy to playtest, run around, suggest improvements, and have all of the fun. If you want, we’re happy to consult or advise before the day.

We will be at  Lincoln’s Inn Fields (less than 5 mins walk from Holborn tube) from 2pm for a Picnic with games starting at 3pm.

If you want to make a game tell us how long your game will run, for how many people, and which props you’ll need by emailing hello@habgames.com, tweeting us @HabGames or contacting us via our facebook page HabGames.

Tell us you are coming by joining the facebook event here.

We are looking forward to play-testing the new games you have for us.

 

 Posted by at 1:09 pm
Mar 202014
 

Lovely Haberdashers. The rumours are true.

This month we have a new venue and, hopefully, a permanent new home for our live games events. While we love The Blacksmith and The Toffeemaker, and we’ll be staying there for board games next month, our new venue offers twice the space which means we can run bigger and better games!

So please come and join us at our new venue The Book Club, just a short walk from Old Street and Shoreditch High Street stations, on Sunday 6th April at 2pm.

Since this month’s games happen to fall the day after International Tabletop Games Day we’ll be playing some games inspired by board games:
Viking Monopoly – Invade or settle? Loot or pillage? Rampage as a mob or attack as individuals? Difficult decisions to be made in this game of strategic violence.
Stratego-a-go-go – A live action version of the classic boardgame stratego you’ll be sneaking around the board room trying to catch the opposition’s flag using wit, cunning and secret identities.

We’ll be running all our favourite smaller games like lemon jousting, ninja, danish clapping and blind duelling as well and if that’s still not enough to get you excited we’ll also be playtesting something brand new. A game of negotiation, cunning, cooperation and… umm… cubes. Lots of cubes.

So come on down and play with us! We’ll be playing downstairs from 2pm. Do try to arrive for the start if you can, we want to impress our new venue so that we’ll get invited back. They also do fantastic food, so why not come early for lunch before we start?

 Posted by at 2:43 pm
Mar 022014
 

Ruth with many games

Come on down to The Blacksmith and The Toffeemaker for our regular relaxing Sunday of board games. Don’t worry if you can’t bring one, we’ll be bringing a plenty to get us started and we’ll be ready to explain how to play. Do bring your favourites to share if you can, or even that game you made yourself and need volunteers to playtest!

The team will be arriving early for lunch, so do feel free to join us at 1pm for some tasty pub food or drop in later and eat as you play (just promise not to get ketchup on the cards).

Go here for the facebook event.

 

 Posted by at 11:41 pm
Jan 262014
 

Hello lovely players,April games - Engineering Corps 2

Come and join us once again (or even for the first time) for our regular mix of playground-style running around and human-size board games. As ever our relaxed afternoon event is suitable for even the most hungover of players with offerings of food and drink available throughout.

On Febuary 9th we will have two new games for you to try:

  • Weeping Angels in the Mist – Freeze opponents within your line of sight while avoiding being frozen by them. Plays like a cross between Ninja and Blind Duelling.
  • Room of death – navigate through a maze that changes after every turn. Try to trap other players while avoiding becoming trapped.

In addition we will be playing a selection of our old favourites.

We will be playing in The Blacksmith and The Toffeemaker pub near Angel, from 3-6pm (or from 2pm for Lunch).

To see who else is attending check out the facebook event.

Hope to see you there,

Toodle pip,

The Haberdashery Collective

 Posted by at 6:35 pm
Dec 292013
 

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The New Year is almost upon us. Have you made any New Years resolutions? One of ours was to have more fun. Come and join us  for board games at the The Blacksmith and The Toffeemaker pub near Angel from 2pm on January 12th. We will bring a range of games, and we would also love to play your favourites.

As usual if you are in the process of creating a game and would like to play test it we would love to try it out.

 Posted by at 8:53 pm
Dec 022013
 

Giant version of the board game Ticket to RideChristmas shopping stressing you out? Relax with us!

On Sunday December 8th we will be playing your favourite board games at the The Blacksmith and The Toffeemaker pub near Angel from 2pm.

We can even help with your Christmas shopping by suggesting which games you could give as gifts.

You can find the Facebook event here.

Hope to see you there,

Toodle pip,

The Haberdashery Collective

 

 Posted by at 10:12 pm
Oct 302013
 

Engineering Corps at Nine WorldsHello, players of enticing and amusing games!

We’re back with a pack of new delights and old favourites, as we run our last “more exuberant” games session of this year! Mark Sunday 10th November in your calendars, for we will be at our usual home at The Blacksmith and The Toffeemaker pub near Angel. Our new features include spooky goings on with Ghosts of the Old West, and some belligerent beverages in Choose your Poison. We’ll also be giving some old favourites an outing, including Blind Duelling, Angrygrams and Engineering Corps!

As usual, our larger games will start at around 3pm, but we will be at the venue from 2pm (or maybe even slightly earlier), so feel free to come down and either play some small games, enjoy the pub’s rather good food, or just come and say hello before we start playing!

You can find the Facebook event here.

Toodle pip,

The Haberdashery Collective

 Posted by at 9:32 pm
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