London On Board (LoB) is a board game club in London that meets to play everything from classics to the newest games. All players aged 18 to 100 are invited!

Join us at our meetup group.

Comments about LoB

Jane

Great group with friendly people who are always willing to teach new games. I always feel very welcome. Nice friendly atmosphere.

Jane
amber

lovely people.. loads of fun and loads of patience with me being new to board games!! thanks you

amber
Derek Long

Fantastic fun.

Derek Long
Rachel

really friendly I look forward to come again

Rachel
Emil

Just as it says on the instructions. Very newbie friendly. Would recomend.

Emil

Photos from past events

About London on Board

London on Board is a board game club that meets a couple of times a week in central London to play board and card games.

We're a mixed bag of game players. Some of us have been playing board games for aaaaaages, some of us have only just begun to discover the wealth of board games out there. Some of us prefer Euros, others are more interested in the American style, dripping with theme board games. Some of us like abstracts. Some of us just like everything. All of us like to play games and just having a good time. We live all over London have been gathering players from all over Europe and beyond!

New To Board Games?

New players are always welcome at London on Board. Simply pick a meetup time from the upcoming events below, RSVP via meetup.com (which is free to join), and turn up.

The board game table There's generally a table with a pile of board games on it, such as the one in the picture on the right. Either lurk by the table, which is where people meet while they're forming groups and deciding what to play, or catch someone's attention and say that it's your first time.

Don't worry if you don't know how to play the games on show - someone will always explain the rules!

Games played at London on Board

We play just about anything from The Settlers of Catan and Carcassonne through to the latest releases. Below are a few games played at a recent event:

Upcoming events

For full event details and to RSVP visit our meetup group.

If you are new to London on Board check out this guide for new players. If you have any questions on the night or are having trouble getting into a game, then look out for the night's host, listed to the right.

If you plan on attending please RSVP. We only have 35 chairs and it gets uncomfortable for everyone if more people than that turn up. Similarly, please change your RSVP to no if it turns out you can't make it. 

We won't have access to the games library so please bring games if you are able to. 

Have fun.

Admittance is free - but please buy a drink and/or food at the pub if you can. Our use of the room is dependent on the pub making some money on the night. 

Please read our rules and regulations. Attendance at LoB indicates your agreement with these.

Almost every Saturday, you'll find our group at The Theodore Bullfrog pub - from 11:00 a.m. until late...

The pub is extremely convenient to Charing Cross and Embankment Stations, and has a reasonable food/drinks menu.

Why not come and join us for some Board-Gaming fun?

This Sunday we will be hosting the London on Board Carcassonne Championship 2014.

The competition starts at 12pm. For more details and to enter please click HERE

If you wish to just free game as normal do not worry there will plenty of space as the Tavern is our largest venue. Just make sure you have RSVPed

If you are new to London on Board check out this guide for new players. If you have any questions on the night or are having trouble getting into a game, then look out for the night's host, listed to the right.

If you plan on attending please RSVP. We only have 55 chairs and it gets uncomfortable for everyone if more people than that turn up. Similarly, please change your RSVP to no if it turns out you can't make it. 

Have fun.

Admittance is free - but please buy a drink and/or food at the pub if you can. Our use of the room is dependent on the pub making some money on the night. 

Please read our rules and regulations. Attendance at LoB indicates your agreement with these.

If you are new to London on Board check out this guide for new players. If you have any questions on the night or are having trouble getting into a game, then look out for the night's host, listed to the right.

If you plan on attending please RSVP. We only have 55 chairs and it gets uncomfortable for everyone if more people than that turn up. Similarly, please change your RSVP to no if it turns out you can't make it. 

Have fun.

Admittance is free - but please buy a drink and/or food at the pub if you can. Our use of the room is dependent on the pub making some money on the night. 

Please read our rules and regulations. Attendance at LoB indicates your agreement with these.

If you are new to London on Board check out this guide for new players. If you have any questions on the night or are having trouble getting into a game, then look out for the night's host, listed to the right.

If you plan on attending please RSVP. We only have 60 chairs and it gets uncomfortable for everyone if more people than that turn up. Similarly, please change your RSVP to no if it turns out you can't make it. 

We won't have access to the games library so please bring games if you are able to. 

Have fun.

Admittance is free - but please buy a drink and/or food at the pub if you can. Our use of the room is dependent on the pub making some money on the night. 

Please read our rules and regulations. Attendance at LoB indicates your agreement with these.

If you are new to London on Board check out this guide for new players. If you have any questions on the night or are having trouble getting into a game, then look out for the night's host, listed to the right.

If you plan on attending please RSVP. We only have 35 chairs and it gets uncomfortable for everyone if more people than that turn up. Similarly, please change your RSVP to no if it turns out you can't make it. 

We won't have access to the games library so please bring games if you are able to. 

Have fun.

Admittance is free - but please buy a drink and/or food at the pub if you can. Our use of the room is dependent on the pub making some money on the night. 

Please read our rules and regulations. Attendance at LoB indicates your agreement with these.

I'm pleased to announce that the eighth instalment of our popular weekend gaming retreat will be held over Halloween weekend - this time offering three days of gaming starting on Friday morning, 31 October through to the evening of Sunday, 2 November.

The hotel has agreed to keep the same prices for the rooms this time, and has also agreed to set aside more for our "reserved block", so more of us should be able to get a room right at the hotel. (The rates will be 45 per person, per night for bed/breakfast - plus a 10 pound "single supplement" - so that works out to 55, per person per night.) This then helps subsidise the use of the gaming rooms, which we have again from Friday to Sunday.

As it's Halloween Weekend, I suspect that some special activities will have to be scheduled to take advantage of the moment - (anyone think of any games that we could play in fancy dress that don't push us too close to the "No RPGs" rule?) <G>)

If you would like to come - please send me an email via Meetup website before 1 July, - providing me with your Meetup Logon name, your Meetup ID number (which you can find by hovering your mouse over a hyperlink to your meetup details on any RSVP list.)

With the exception of a very few "Eastbourne Elders" or Very-Significant-Others (we're talking you Donna!!!) - allocation of invitations will this time be strictly by the number of times you've been to a London on Board event - as the event is intended to be mostly for the people who've been the biggest part of our group over the years.

If you want to bring a non-gaming partner with you to the hotel, they are of course absolutely welcome to join us for the weekend - but if they'll be joining us at the tables, they'll need to request an invitation in their own right.

See our full event schedule on meetup.com.