#BoardGameClub moves to Clapham in July

We’re really excited to reveal that the next Board Game Club will take place at The Jam Tree, Clapham, on Tuesday 15 July 2014. Find us in a secret room, behind the bookcase…

Playtime PR’s Lesley Singleton, Co-Founder of Board Game Club, comments: “Board Game Club is proving a huge success – we tripled guest numbers at our last event and have been bowled over by the positivity around the nights. People enjoy the handpicked mix of games that we have available, the guilt-free pleasure and also the agenda-free stance we take: this is purely about grown-ups getting together for a play with a quality mixture of retro favourites and brand new boxed games. We think it works because there’s no hard sell – this is about sharing our passion for games with like-minded people. Over cocktails and beers, naturally.”

July sees us add some brand-spanking new titles to the mix, as well as bringing back popular choices from the last two events. We’re also introducing a gong to ensure people don’t hog one game in particular and we’re seeking out a couple of interesting titles from overseas to mix things up a bit. Those who haven’t been to Board Game Club before can expect an evening of pure unadulterated game-play – kids classics and childhood favourites which crossover brilliantly for groups of grown-ups, as well as a couple of more risqué ‘Games for Badults’. This isn’t about hours of strategic gaming, though; the emphasis is on fast-paced, sociable fun with friends and strangers. People will leave with new mates and new ideas for games to enjoy in the future.

bookcase openAs Board Game Co-Founder, Peter Jenkinson explains:

“Our intention has always been to tour Board Game Club, so we’ve been busy seeking out the perfect places to take our night next. The Jam Tree in Clapham couldn’t be a better fit – in keeping with the secret, in-the-know feel of the night, Board Game Club will take place in a secret room hidden behind a bookcase! The atmosphere of the venue is a great match for our event and we’re looking forward to seeing all our Board Game Club founding members as well as new faces giving us a try for the first time.”

If you have a game you’d like to suggest for the menu at the next Board Game Club event, or to get your name on the guest list, please email BoardGameClub@PlaytimePR.com.

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About Board Game Club

Board Game Club is the brainchild of Toyology.tv’s Peter Jenkinson and Playtime PR’s Lesley Singleton. Together they’ve created a speakeasy-esque grown-up games-night for London’s in-the-know crowd, where the mood is relaxed, secretive, under-the-radar and non-geek. It kicked off in March with a selection of hand-picked creatives, journalists, board-game fans and all-round-interesting-types who came together to sample a cool collection of table-top games and enjoy a few beers together.

Playtime PR moves in

After eight years of running the business from home – during which time dining tables, beds, kitchen counters, laps, sofas, a Vauxhall Meriva and some Lego have all been used as desks – Playtime PR this week happily takes up residence in a proper grown-up office.

As the business grows – and in a bid to escape the slightly unhinged and increasingly boisterous hounds whose barks have punctuated most of our recent phone calls – we’ve taken a brilliantly playful space at a nearby business centre. So while we’ll continue to run the business with a 24/7 mentality to fit with our clients’ out-of-traditional-hours requirements, during daylight hours at least we’ll have proper desks, storage, meeting facilities and on-site bacon sandwiches. Oh yes.

We won’t pretend this is going to lead to a new stuffy, suit-and-tie approach, even though we do now have a very well-organised whiteboard and fancy front door… Playtime PR remains committed to playful PR for brands in the toys, games and fun sector. And it’s only a matter of time before we get those concrete cows involved in a lunchtime bout of Twister…

office cows