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Board Game Club’s festive special draws biggest crowd of the year

Published on: 7th December 2023

Board Game Club’s Boxing Day Boredom Busters-themed night broke attendance records with support from various popular games companies.

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Board Game Club’s Boxing Day Boredom Busters-themed festive night returned to London’s Century Club on Tuesday 5th December and drew the biggest crowd of the year with more than 80 attendees getting stuck into an array of new and classic games.

There were even members of Team Toy World’s editorial squad in attendance. Caroline, Gabriela and Marianna demonstrated their competitive spirit, eager to try out the latest titles and meet everybody.

The event was generously supported by games companies Bezzerwizzer Studio, Big Potato and Mattel. Bezzerwizzer Studio treated the first 50 guests to their very own copy of Hint Pocket, the party game where players draw, talk, mime and hum about anything and everything from garden games and countries on the Equator to hairstyles and British Hits of the 90s.

Big Potato introduced its new hit, Cards vs Gravity, meanwhile, Mattel gave guests their very first taste of Board Game Club AI, showcasing the brand-new Pictionary vs AI, which pits human sketches against AI guesses and offers a refreshing, innovative twist on a Christmas favourite.

In addition, VR Distribution supplied copies of hit party games What Do You Meme?, New Phone Who Dis? and Who Killed Mia? as spot prizes for guests donning the best Christmas jumpers.

Board Game Club’s Mary Bobroff commented: “What a night! We welcomed so many enthusiastic and happy new faces, all keen to try out the latest releases from trivia to silliness. And we’re delighted to have drawn such generous support from Bezzerwizzer, Big Potato, Mattel and VR Distribution – their contributions made the night even more magical, and guests loved getting hands-on with the latest new games.”

Playtime PR’s Lesley Singleton added: “As we head into Toy Fair season, we’ll be resting the live events for a couple of months, however the team has some great plans for themed nights throughout 2024 with plenty of opportunities for games companies of all shapes and sizes to get involved.”

For more information, contact boardgameclub@playtimepr.com.

Readers can join the Board Game Club membership by signing up at www.boardgameclub.net. Everybody over 18 is welcome and the nights regularly attract familiar faces from both inside and outside the toy industry, providing relaxed and sociable networking opportunities as well as the chance to check out the latest releases.

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