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Royal Society Open Event

Date: 27th November 2018

Location: The Royal Society, London

The Open Event for the Flooding From Intense Rainfall programme is being held at the Royal Society, and the Games Research Network has been invited  to present Catan: Global Warming to the delegates.


Halloween in the City: Spooky Board Games

Date: 27th October 2018

Time: 11:30 - 13:30

Location: The Royal Exchange Theatre Foyer


Manchester Metropolitan University’s Games Research Network and The Manchester Centre for Gothic Studies present Spooky Board Games at the Royal Exchange Theatre. As you enjoy Halloween in the City, take a detour to the Royal Exchange where you can rest your weary feet and join us for a session of the best board games and creepiest card games for Halloween. No booking required. Simply drop in to enjoy a selection of games suitable for all ages. No idea how to play? No problem. We can run through the rules and get you started. Why not battle hordes of zombies, make pacts with strange creatures from beyond space and time, blast ghosts in a haunted house, and attend masquerade at Dracula’s castle…? Stay spooky and come play.

FREE. No booking required.

Gaming Session

Date: 4th April 2018

Time: 13:00 - 15:00

Location: The Flour and Flagon

An afternoon spent playing tabletop games at The Flour and Flagon.  All are welcome, and please let us know if there is a particular game that you would like to play / bring along.

Tabletop Games and Postgrads

Date: 10th January 2018

Time: 14:00 - 17:00

Location: Chat Zone, All Saints Library

As part of the PGR January induction at Manchester Metropolitan University, the GRN will be hosting a series of tabletop games in the Library's Chatzone. All are welcome, and we have a selection of games that last from between 5 minutes to 3 hours.

Global Warming: Playtest

Start date: 20th September 2017

End date: 10th October 2017

Time: 13:00 - 15:00

Location: John Dalton Building, E005

In this meeting we'll be playtesting a new game that Paul Wake and Sam Illingworth have been working on, the idea of which is to communicate global warming via tabletop gaming.

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