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The home of playing board games in Derby! DoBG meets in a range of venues with a huge range of games for people to access.

We are a family-friendly group – everyone is welcome regardless of age, gaming knowledge and skill level; bring your favourite games, or none at all and join in the fun!

Just turn up!

Thinking of coming along to an event? There’s no need to book or reserve a place, just turn up! You don’t need to bring anything, but if you’ve a favourite game you’d like to play, pop it in your bag! If you’d like to let us know you’re coming, head over to the Facebook page and drop us a line.

Who can come?

We’re a family friendly bunch and everyone is welcome whatever your age or level of skill. Our Last Wednesday events are at the more family friendly time of 4pm, and the organisers tend to bring extra games with more child friendly themes and mechanics.

When do events happen?

Currently, fixed events happen every Monday at the Horse and Groom, off Kedleston Road. Every other Tuesday at Christ Church Derby, Great Northern Road, and the last Wednesday of the month at Canero Lounge in central Derby.

Upcoming Events

  • Tuesday 28th January
    From: 7:30pm

    Christ Church Derby

    Board Games at Christ Church Derby is 100% free, with off road car parking, tea and coffee provided (bring beer and cake if you want some!), lots of tables. There's always a massive collection of games too! (Or bring your own!)

  • Wednesday 29th January
    From: 4:00pm

    Carnero Lounge

    Family board gaming evening at Carnero Lounge, St Peters Street, Derby from 4pm to 10pm. Free to come along to, great food and drink, a library of games to borrow for the evening, people to explain the games and help you find a group to play with. Hope to see you there, find out what…

  • Monday 3rd February
    From: 7:30pm

    Horse & Groom

    Board games and beer (other beverages are available). Join us from 7:30pm. On street parking free.

  • Monday 10th February
    From: 7:30pm

    Horse & Groom

    Board games and beer (other beverages are available). Join us from 7:30pm. On street parking free.

  • Tuesday 11th February
    From: 7:30pm

    Christ Church Derby

    Board Games at Christ Church Derby is 100% free, with off road car parking, tea and coffee provided (bring beer and cake if you want some!), lots of tables. There's always a massive collection of games too! (Or bring your own!)

  • Saturday 15th February
    From: 10:00am

    West End Community Centre

    Derby on Board Games all dayer. £3 adults, accompanied under 16 year olds free. "Playing board games is better than you might imagine. You might imagine it might be fun and enjoyable but you would be wrong. Agonising, painful, and miserable are better descriptions. Come and experience every emotion at our next all day board…

  • Monday 17th February
    From: 7:30pm

    Horse & Groom

    Board games and beer (other beverages are available). Join us from 7:30pm. On street parking free.

  • Monday 24th February
    From: 7:30pm

    Horse & Groom

    Board games and beer (other beverages are available). Join us from 7:30pm. On street parking free.

  • Tuesday 25th February
    From: 7:30pm

    Christ Church Derby

    Board Games at Christ Church Derby is 100% free, with off road car parking, tea and coffee provided (bring beer and cake if you want some!), lots of tables. There's always a massive collection of games too! (Or bring your own!)

  • Wednesday 26th February
    From: 4:00pm

    Carnero Lounge

    Family board gaming evening at Carnero Lounge, St Peters Street, Derby from 4pm to 10pm. Free to come along to, great food and drink, a library of games to borrow for the evening, people to explain the games and help you find a group to play with. Hope to see you there, find out what…

  • Monday 2nd March
    From: 7:30pm

    Horse & Groom

    Board games and beer (other beverages are available). Join us from 7:30pm. On street parking free.

  • Monday 9th March
    From: 7:30pm

    Horse & Groom

    Board games and beer (other beverages are available). Join us from 7:30pm. On street parking free.

  • Tuesday 10th March
    From: 7:30pm

    Christ Church Derby

    Board Games at Christ Church Derby is 100% free, with off road car parking, tea and coffee provided (bring beer and cake if you want some!), lots of tables. There's always a massive collection of games too! (Or bring your own!)

  • Monday 16th March
    From: 7:30pm

    Horse & Groom

    Board games and beer (other beverages are available). Join us from 7:30pm. On street parking free.

  • Monday 23rd March
    From: 7:30pm

    Horse & Groom

    Board games and beer (other beverages are available). Join us from 7:30pm. On street parking free.

Keep up to date.

For the very latest, pop over to the DoBG Facebook Group!

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Excellent chat with David from Plant cafe bar on Sadlergate in Derby. Suggestion of a games night upstairs at Plant on second Thursday of each month starting in Feb. They open at 6pm till midnight. Need take our own games. But David really into the idea and he knows some of this group. His brother Sam is a big gamer. Should have pizza ovens ready by then too. Want to keep our last Weds Family Friendly event at Carnero but this is another opportunity. I personally will struggle as it is my choir night but it is fab venue run by lovely people. Thoughts. ... See MoreSee Less

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A big week coming up. Mon Jan 27th Horse and Groom, Tues 28th Christ Church, both start at 7:30pm. Weds 29th family friendly event Carnero Lounge starts 4pm, but turn up anytime, now with a Go session 6pm to 9pm. Then Fri there is Phil Lee's usual Fri at home euro gaming AND John C Whitney's gaming night at Alvaston church. See separate posts for full details. Brilliant. Add into that potentially new night at Plant on third Thurs of the month and our all dayer is Sat Feb 15th. All top gaming events. See you round the table. ... See MoreSee Less

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3 days ago

My thanks to Chris for permission to post here.

I'd just like to let you all know about Kettlecon, a new board games convention taking place in Kettlewell in the Yorkshire Dales in the summer. We are taking over the Kettlewell hostel from Friday 24th to Sunday 26th July. Have a look at our website 'Kettlecon.net' for more details, and we are also on FB on my own page - 'Andy Wilson' and on an event page – ‘Kettlecon’. Thanks, Andy
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