There are many Meetup groups for adults interested in board games but those joining the new (and only) Chester group launching next week by staff at the Storyhouse may find a common theme connecting the games – science! This group has been started with support from the Games Research Network, following a day of training organised by the Institute of Physics for non-scientist community group leaders interested in the possibility of using games with their audiences to raise science capital, a concept used to understand why some people don’t believe science is something they should or can be part of.

The games chosen by Sam and Paul for the training have been donated to Storyhouse for the ongoing Meetup group by the Institute of Physics, and will also be used at a one-off event part of the WayWord festival.

Both the Storyhouse and Institute of Physics are continuing to work with the Games Research Network on evaluating both these projects, and I look forward to sharing this learning with you!