Frequently asked questions

Do you charge admission?

No, entry is free with or without membership. Note that the venues are commercial venture and the owners of the venues would appreciate it if you buy drinks and/or food and disallow items not sold by themselves from being consumed on the premises.

How do I become a member of Leeds Gaming

While membership is not required to attend our events, we do have a membership scheme. Membership of Leeds Gaming currently costs £2 each year and we'll provide you with a members card, this provides the following benefits:

  • 10% off on games at Leeds branch of Travelling Man (cannot be used in conjunction with other discounts such as Super Card Go offers)
  • Free plastic bags and elastic bands for your games at Sunday/Monday Leeds Gaming events (while stocks last)
  • Free promos (when we have them)
  • Inclusion on surveys to help guide the group's future.

PLEASE NOTE, membership is only available to those who have attended three or more times at one of our events (Sunday Gaming, Monday Night Gaming, Leeds Netrunner or Leeds Werewolves).

For the discount at Travelling Man to be valid you must attend one of our meetings once every quarter of a year and ensure we stamp your card.

Please ask at any of events for more details and to apply.

Do I need to know the rules to the games I play?

No, we're more than willing to teach the rules to games as we setup. Don't worry about not knowing the rules or making mistakes, we all have to pick them up sometime.

Are you child friendly?

This only applys to Sunday Games at the Victoria and does not apply to other events.

We have had children present at previous events. However you may want to consider the following before attending:

  1. The events are in a pub, if you're wary of your children seeing drunk people it may not be the best place
  2. The events are open to all, so expect people to swear and have adult conversations
  3. Is your child mature enough? Likely people will be playing game designed for ages 8 or above (think Ticket to Ride or similar).

What's the Etiquette?

  1. Please don't be a jerk. Any sort of sexist, racist, transphobic or other bad behaviour will likely lead to a ban.
  2. Treat other people's games with care, and let them know if anything happens.
  3. Use beer mats.
  4. While rules are being explained, try to pay attention and not to use your phone
  5. This is a public space not someone's house, so games like Cards against Humanity are not appropriate.

I'm colourblind, would I have trouble?

Most modern games do take colour-blindness into account, but unfortunatly some do have issues especially in the lighting in most British pubs. Colour blindness is quite well known in gaming groups, so if you have trouble with the colours in the game, let people know and we can help.

Do you have a safer spaces policy?

While we want to be inclusive to all and will try to step in if unacceptable language and behaviour occurs, these events are held in a pub, and so we cannot guarantee that the space is perfectly safe.

If a safer space is crucial to you, see Leeds Meeples which is held at Wharf Chambers and does have a safer space policy.

Can I playtest unpublished games?

Sure, let us know via Twitter or the Facebook group, and we'll try and make sure it gets played.

Where can I buy board games in Leeds?

There's a few shops, but the shop with the widest range of selection in Leeds itself is Travelling Man, LS1 6DE.

Other Local Groups

Want yet more gaming? There's plenty of other groups in and nearby Leeds and West Yorkshire, in alphabetical order.

Aireborough Community Gamers

Board games
Meets every Thursday from 7.30pm and Saturday from 1pm at Trinity church, Rawdon
Rawdon, Leeds, West Yorkshire LS19 6AS, United Kingdom

Beyond Monopoly York

Board games
Meets every 1st and 3rd Saturday, 10am to 9pm. Meets every 2nd and 4th Friday evening, 5pm to 9pm
17 Blossom Street, York, North Yorkshire YO24 1AQ, United Kingdom

Board Gaming Night at Travelling Man

Board games at Travelling Man's play area.
Meets at 6:30pm on the 1st, 3rd and 5th Tuesday and 2nd and 4th Thursday of each month.
107 Kirkgate, LS1 6DP (A big Red door)

Board Meeting, Bradford

Board games
Meets every two months on a Friday (events are usually cross posted on Leeds Gaming facebook group)
Jubilee Mill, 30 North Street, Bradford, BD1 4EW

Bradford Gamers Society

Emphasis on War games, CCG with some Board games, Roleplaying
Meets every Friday from 4pm at Deaf Community Centre,
25 Hallfield Rd, Bradford, West Yorkshire BD1, UK

East Leeds Board Gamers

Board games
Meets most Tuesday nights from 7pm at the Brown Cow,
Selby Road, Whitkirk, LS15 7AY Leeds

Headingley Games Club

War games and board games
Meets every Thursday 7pm-10pm at HEART café, Headingley
Bennett Road, Leeds, West Yorkshire LS6 3HN, United Kingdom

Leeds Meeples

Board games
Meets on Sundays at Wharf Chambers, which has a Safer Spaces policy and requires Wharf Chambers membership in advance.
23-25 Wharf St, Leeds LS2 7EQ

Leeds Gaming

Board games
Meets at least once a month on Sundays at Victoria Hotel Leeds.
28 Great George Street, LS1 3DL

Keighley Tabletop Combat

Meets at the Venue at University Academy Keighley (BD20 6EB), every Thursday 6-10pm

Go Play Leeds

Role play
Meets occasionally on a Sunday at Brew Dog Pub in Leeds.
BrewDog Leeds, White Cloth Hall, Crown St, Leeds, Yorkshire LS1 7RB

Roundhay Game Night

Board games
Meets on some Monday evenings in Roundhay, see facebook group for more details

Newcastle Gamers

Board games
Meets every second and last Saturday of each month between 4.30pm - just before midnight.
Christ Church, Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear NE2 1XB, United Kingdom

Otley Board Gamers

Board games
Meets every Monday in the Yew Tree from 6.30
Newall Carr Road, Otley, West Yorkshire LS21 2AU, United Kingdom

More will be added if an event is missing or you want to add an event, please message on twitter @leedsgaming