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#FreshersGoFree to any of our board game nights in October!

#FreshersGoFree to any of our board game nights in October!

#FreshersGoFree at Rules of Play board game nights in Cardiff during October 2017

#FreshersGoFree to all our board game nights across Cardiff in October 2017 - yaaaassss!

Rules of Play, Cardiff's one-stop-shop for board games and gaming events, is here for your every tabletop need! The events below are just a 1 month sample - we hold weekly events throughout the entire year. Check out our Facebook events to see them all!

To celebrate the wonder of youth - and to give new or nervous Freshers a couple of fun event options during a scary period - we're offering FREE entry to all our board game nights during the month of October!

All you have to do is bring your NUS Freshers card* and you'll walk in for free!

*No second or third years, we're afraid. Shouldn't you guys be doing coursework?!

Gaming events in Cardiff, October 2017 - freshers go free

Why we're doing it

We've all been stranded as students in brand new cities, making brand new friends. It can feel daunting!

We reckon it's much easier to get out there and explore your new surroundings - in this case, Cardiff - if you've got a fun event to go to where you can meet people and do cool stuff.

What you can expect at our board game nights

They're incredibly sociable and full of great people - great for anyone nervous or shy!

Typically, depending on the venue, it's between 3-5 hours of stone cold tabletop gaming.

There are often burgers, and there's always beer...

There'll be Rules of Play staff on hand to teach you the games and set up groups together. That's why it doesn't matter if you turn up alone, 'cos we'll make sure you slide on in to a game in no time!

Alternatively, you can turn up as a fully formed group and just get stuck in.

Want to brush up on your gaming skills? Check out the best student board games in our online shop.

When and where are the events?

Well...

Gaming at The Gate, Cardiff, with Rules of Play

Board games at The Gate

The return of The Gate! This lovely arts centre in Roath used to be our home for monthly gaming events - now it's a welcome return to our roots!

Top tip: there's a bar available serving drinks and foodie stuff.

  • Date: Tuesday 3rd October (first Tuesday of every month)
  • Time: 6.30pm-10pm
  • Price: £3.50 (free with an NUS Freshers card)
  • Location: The Gate Arts Centre
  • Directions & map

JOIN THE FACEBOOK EVENT


Board Game Bar at Tiny Rebel, Cardiff

#BoardGameBar at Tiny Rebel

This city centre venue is stuffed full of craft beers and burgers to die for! Every Monday we commandeer the 3 rooms on the top floor for our weekly #BoardGameBar.

Top tip: the burgers are all fantastic, but the Pizza Burger is the nectar of gods.

  • Date: Monday 9th October
  • Time: 5-10pm
  • Price: £5 (free with an NUS Freshers card)
  • Location: Tiny Rebel
  • Directions & map

JOIN THE FACEBOOK EVENT


Games at The Lansdowne, October 2017, Cardiff

Games at The Lansdowne

We're in Canton too, y'know! Think chilled vibes, drinks, and games. The latest-running of our events, 'Games at The Lansdowne' goes on until 11pm.

Top tip: as the local pub for one of the Rules of Play owners, the beer comes personally recommended!

  • Date: Tuesday 10th October
  • Time: 7-11pm
  • Price: this event is already free
  • Location: The Lansdowne
  • Directions & map

JOIN THE FACEBOOK EVENT


Board Game Bar Ticket to Ride Takeover: Free events in Cardiff for students, October 2017

Ticket to Ride Takeover - ✨#BoardGameBar Special Edition ✨

Our second #BoardGameBar 'special edition' event is a Ticket to Ride Takeover!

Great for lovers of the game and newbies alike, this is a chance to play tabletop's biggest game for hours on end, uninterrupted. Ahh, glorious.

  • Date: Monday 16th October
  • Time: 5-10pm
  • Price: £5 (free with an NUS Freshers card)
  • Location: Tiny Rebel
  • Directions & map

JOIN THE FACEBOOK EVENT


Board Game Bar at Tiny Rebel, Cardiff

#BoardGameBar at Tiny Rebel

This city centre venue is stuffed full of craft beers and burgers to die for! Every Monday we commandeer the 3 rooms on the top floor for our weekly #BoardGameBar.

Top tip: the burgers are all fantastic, but the Pizza Burger is the nectar of gods.

  • Date: Monday 23rd October
  • Time: 5-10pm
  • Price: £5 (free with an NUS Freshers card)
  • Location: Tiny Rebel
  • Directions & map

JOIN THE FACEBOOK EVENT


Friday night magic in Cardiff

Friday Night Magic

For our MtG fans new to Cardiff, we host Friday Night Magic every week above our shop in Castle Arcade. 

  • Dates: 6th / 13th / 20th / 27th
  • Time: 5-11pm
  • Price: £5
  • Location: above our shop, at 29 Castle Arcade
  • Directions & map

Yu Gi Oh Saturdays in Cardiff

Saturday Yu-Gi-Oh locals

  • Dates: 7th / 14th / 21st / 28th
  • Time: 12-4pm
  • Price: £5
  • Location: above our shop, at 29 Castle Arcade
  • Directions & map

Extra board game events

#BoardGameBar Halloween Party

Come along to Tiny Rebel Cardiff on Monday 30th October for our #BoardGameBar Halloween special! Games, gore, burgers, bloodshed - can you handle it?

COMPETITION: The best fancy dress, as picked by our esteemed judges, will win a £10 gift voucher!

Please note: this event is not free entry for students. It is also NOT free entry for zombies / Cthulhu / the witches from Hocus Pocus. 

  • Date: Monday 30th October
  • Time: 5-10pm
  • Price: £5
  • Location: Tiny Rebel
  • Directions & map

JOIN THE FACEBOOK EVENT


Rules of Play, Cardiff's one-stop-shop for board games and gaming events, is here for your every tabletop need!

We hold weekly events throughout the entire year, and the ones above are only a tiny sample of all the cool stuff we do around Cardiff. Check out our Facebook events to see them all!

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