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Bring and Buy / Demo Games at Firestorm Games – 11th May 2019

Firestorm Games will be holding their next Bring and Buy sale and Demo day on Saturday 11th May 2019. This will take place at the South Wales Gaming Centre in Cardiff As well as the usual Bring and Buy goodness the demo games we are looking to offer are: TT Combat: Carnavale Rumbleslam 4Ground: World War Zero – 18th Century Warfare Great Escape Games Seven Days to the Rhine In addition Trolltrader will be looking at the stalls/anybody really with stuff etc with an eye to bulk purchasing, although this will probably mainly be Games Workshop/FFG type items though. Troll Trader will also be trading MtG singles on the day. They are also hoping to run an Ice Cool regional that day as well but are awaiting confirmation from Asmodee (it’s a fun subbuteo-esque game involving Penguins, what’s not to like). 4Ground and Great Escape Games are still to confirm attendance, but have both expressed solid interest. Final details will be confirmed via an event on the Firestorm Games Facebook page this week.

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A new board game café opens in Leicester

Friday night is gaming night. Well, one of several to be honest, but Friday nights I get to game with my son Josh, which is always a bit special. We usually go to Battlefield Hobbies in Daventry, but this week we decided to stay a little closer to home and try the new board game café that he just opened in Leicester – Bean Gaming. The café is quite large, so can accommodate a good number of gamers. It will cost you £2 an hour / player to play (capped at £5) which pays for your table and access to the gaming library. This currently contains over 100 games, with the hope to grow in future weeks. If, however, you bring your own games, table hire is at a reduced rate.   As well as the games on offer, Bean Gaming also offers a range of refreshments, including home made cakes and pastries, plus fresh pizza cooked in their own pizza oven – I believe a fuller menu of food should be on offer in the next few weeks. As well as coffee and tea, the cafe is fully licensed for alcohol consumption, and has a rang

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