Jul 032016
 

It’s that time again dear friends. The joy that is Nine Worlds is nearly upon us. We will not be running our usual games session in August, because we will be running games for a building full of the wonderful and the weird. You should come and see us there.

 

Or wait until we are back in September of course, when we will be doing our next live games.

 Posted by at 10:00 pm
Jul 032016
 

Hello Haberdashers Old and New,

It’s games time! Come play with us at The Blacksmith and The Toffeemaker from 2pm on Sunday 10th July.

This month we will be playing:

Swords into Ploughshares (AKA Viking Monopoly)
Will you plunder? Or will you build? What about those neighbours, could you ‘borrow’ some of their gold?

Engineering Corps
Stay calm under (nerf) fire, and build solid structures. Or alternatively unleash your destructive tendencies and watch everything come crashing down.

Plus our our usual selection of smaller old favourites like lemon jousting, blind duelling, ninja, Danish clapping and others…

Check out the facebook event if you want to tell us you are coming.

We hope we’ll see you there!

Toodle pip,
The Haberdashery Collective

 Posted by at 9:58 pm
May 312016
 

Lovely Haberdashers old and new,

As usual, we’ll be playing board games on Sunday 12th June from 2pm in the The Blacksmith and The Toffeemaker pub and invite you all to join us. We’ll bring a few of our favourite games to get things started and you should bring yours too!

Don’t worry if you are new to gaming, there will be some friendly faces happy to teach you a new game or two, and if you’re an old hand there are always some keen players for the more complex games too.

The pub has food and drink, including some tasty non-alcoholic options, so why not join us for lunch too? We’ll try to be there from 1pm for a pre-game lunch and to greet any early arrivals.

Why not let us know that you are coming on our Facebook event?

Toodle pip,

The Haberdashery Collective

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 Posted by at 10:49 pm
Apr 262016
 

Hello Haberdashers Old and New,

It’s games time! Come play with us at The Blacksmith and The Toffeemaker from 2pm on Sunday 8th May.

This month we will be playing:

Strategogogo
The classic board game of strategy and deception which has grown and evolved to make *you* the pawns, sneaking around the room, stalking the king, guarding your base and shouting terrible warnings about traps before it’s too late.

Trousers of Parliament
A brand new game of voting, strategy and political manipulation. Can you talk people round to your position? Can you slip your agenda through without resistance from the opposition?

Jedi Training School
Listen carefully, can you locate your opponents using only the force (or your hearing)? A classic Haberdashery game of stealth and stabbing people with foam swords.

Plus our our usual selection of smaller old favourites like lemon jousting, blind duelling, ninja, Danish clapping and others…

Check out the facebook event if you want to tell us you are coming.

We hope we’ll see you there!

Toodle pip,
The Haberdashery Collective

 Posted by at 10:38 pm
Feb 072016
 

Hello Haberdashers Old and New,

It’s games time! Come play with us at The Blacksmith and The Toffeemaker from 2pm on Sunday 21st February.

Games for this month are TBC but expect our usual mix of bigger games and our a selection of smaller old favourites like lemon jousting, ninja, Danish clapping and stand off.

Check out the facebook event if you want to tell us you are coming.

We hope we’ll see you there!

Toodle pip,
The Haberdashery Collective

 Posted by at 1:43 pm
Dec 282015
 

Happy New Year all!

Portal Board Game

Did you get a new game for Christmas that you really want to try out? Did you make a new years resolution to play more games? Do you want a chilled afternoon in a pub that serves Hot Chocolate? If so come to The Blacksmith and The Toffeemaker in Islington, EC1V 4PA, on Sunday 11th from 2:00pm.

If you don’t know many games we can teach you some of our favourites, if you are already a board games fan bring your favourite games to teach us.

The team will be arriving early for lunch, so do feel free to join us from 1:30pm 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 10:31 pm
Sep 182015
 

Hello Haberdashers Old and New,

It’s games time! Come play with us at The Blacksmith and The Toffeemaker from 2pm on Sunday 11th October.

This month we’ll be playing:

Stratego-A-Gogo
The classic board game of strategy and deception which has grown and evolved to make *you* the pawns, sneaking around the room, stalking the king, guarding your base and shouting terrible warnings about traps before it’s too late.

Two Rooms and a Boom
From the lovely folks at Tuesday Knight Games this game raised over ten times its goal during its Kickstarter campaign so it must be good (it is). A game of social manipulation with one team trying to keep two players together while the others keep them apart. The only problem? You don’t even know who the rest of your team are..

Jedi Training School & Blind Duelling
Our stealthy games of skill with lots of foam weaponry and blindfolds. Listen carefully to locate your opponent before stabbing them with your (foam) sword or shooting them with your nerf gun.

Plus our our usual selection of smaller old favourites like lemon jousting, ninja, Danish clapping, Stand Off and others…

We hope we’ll see you there!

Toodle pip,
The Haberdashery Collective

 Posted by at 7:48 pm
Jul 042015
 

Picnic

We tried for a picnic last month but the weather just wasn’t with us. Hopefully we’ll have better luck this time around! Cross all your limbs and spoons for sun.

There will be running round with spoons in Lemon Jousting, sensing your opponents in Ninja Training School, terrified spinning in Weeping Angels and listening carefully while trying not to look too silly in Morris Wars.

Date: 12 July
Time: 14:00
Location: Lincoln’s Inn Fields, WC2A 3
Nearest Tube:  Holborn

We will also be playing:

  • Stragtego-go, the team game of hidden identities, assassins, traps and capturing the enemy base with an extra large outdoor.
  • Unlimited Portential, a game of trading information and navigation unknown seas.
  • Two Rooms and a Boom, a game of confusions, misinformation and blowing up the president (or trying to stop him getting blown up) by the excellent folk at Tuesday Knight Games.
  • Picnic, a game of eating a tasty picnic. Arguably this is not a game but it is important. This is a picnic! You should bring tasty picnic food to eat and possibly some extra to share if you wish to do so.

We’ll bring some blankets but more are encouraged.

We will be easily spotted once you are in the park by our big bag of foam swords and our pile of lemons.

Tell us you are coming on the facebook event.

 Posted by at 5:26 pm
Jun 032015
 

Picnic The sun is shining! The birds are singing! At least… we hope so. Weather permitting, we’re taking the games outside for a picnic.

Date: 14 June
Time: 14:00
Location: Lincoln’s Inn Fields, WC2A 3
Nearest Tube:  Holborn

There will be running round with spoons in Lemon Jousting, sensing your opponents in Ninja Training School, terrified spinning in Weeping Angels and listening carefully while trying not to look too silly in Morris Wars.

We will also be playing:

  • Stragtego-go, the team game of hidden identities, assassins, traps and capturing the enemy base with an extra large outdoor play area.
  • Unlimited Portential, a game of trading information and navigation unknown seas.
  • Two Rooms and a Boom, a game of confusions, misinformation and blowing up the president (or trying to stop him getting blown up) by the excellent folk at Tuesday Knight Games.
  • Picnic, a game of eating a tasty picnic. Arguably this is not a game but it is important. This is a picnic! You should bring tasty picnic food to eat and possibly some extra to share if you wish to do so.

We’ll bring some blankets but more are encouraged.

We will be easily spotted once you are in the park by our big bag of foam swords and our pile of lemons.

 Posted by at 1:23 pm
Feb 122015
 

Lovely Haberdashers old and new,

As usual, we’ll be playing board games on Sunday 8th March from 2pm in the lovely The Blacksmith and The Toffeemaker pub and invite you all to join us. We’ll bring a few of our favourite games to get things started and you should bring yours too!

Don’t worry if you are new to gaming, there will be some friendly faces happy to teach you a new game or two, and if you’re an old hand there are always some keen players for the more complex games too (two of the crew have made a special request for Agricola if anyone has a copy they can bring).

The pub has food and drink, including some tasty non-alcoholic options, so why not join us for lunch too? We’ll try to be there from 1pm for a pre-game lunch and to greet any early arrivals.

Why not let us know that you are coming on our Facebook event?

Toodle pip,

The Haberdashery Collective

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 Posted by at 12:07 am