Werewolf – Rolling Games

Various Locations

Werewolf games will be starting regularly and organically over the whole weekend, especially around campfires. You don't need to sign up for these so just come along and join in!

Knights Tower Medieval Combat School

Arena

Rolling sessions of medieval combat training! For more details, please visit the Knights Tower staff at the arena during this time window.

Tenable by Tony (Game 1)

Activity Centre

Playing a short nature-themed quiz together based on the TV quiz show Tenable

Blood on the Clocktower – Rolling Games

Helvellyn (BotC Marquee)

Regular games will be starting between these times - please head over to the Blood on the Clocktower area to sign up directly there

Tenable by Tony (Game 2)

Activity Centre

Playing a short nature-themed quiz together based on the TV quiz show Tenable

Welcome Meet

Arena

The official opening meet of the festival! Come gather on the arena to be officially welcomed and find out more about things you can expect over the weekend. Attendance isn't mandatory but is heartily recommended!

Jackbox Games

Activity Centre

A range of rolling party games using the projector and your phones. Games are 6-8 players but audience participation is encouraged!

Beginners’ Werewolf (Game 1)

Willows1/Village Glade

Beginners only - Intended for those needing an introduction to the game

Beginners’ Werewolf (Game 2)

Willows3 Campfire

Beginners only - Intended for those needing an introduction to the game

Beginners’ Werewolf (Game 3)

TBC, Meet at Village Square

Beginners only - Intended for those needing an introduction to the game

New Players & New Friends Board Gaming

Shackleton Lodge (Big Lodge)

Whether you'd like to meet new friends to play with (perhaps you're attending the festival alone?) or you're brand new to board games and want to learn something new, this is the session for you! Our friendly volunteers will help find you a table of like-minded people and a game from the Strange Games Library […]

New Wherewolf with Christian Zoli

Stage

The designer of Wherewolf introduces his long awaited new edition of the game, including scenarios! Followed by some demonstration games.

Campfire Storytelling with Jon

Main Campfire

Ever wondered how the hills were made? Where the sun goes at night? Who built that empty house on the edge of town? Let Jon show you...! Jon is a Brighton-based storyteller known for his captivating delivery and love of roots: folktales and myths that connect our history and our present, our surroundings and ourselves. […]

10 Candles

Meadow Campfire

Tragic horror RPG. Low on the dice rolling, high on the storytelling. 10 days ago the world went dark, 5 days ago they came, now we're trying to find safety and salvation in a dark and dying world. Adults only, this is a horror game, played in the dark. No experience necessary, but it is […]

UK Starship Bridge Simulator (Session 1)

The Lodge (AV Lodge)

A fully functional Starship Bridge Simulator LARP/Computer game Children must be accompanied. Note: under 11s will need their accompanying adult to assist them at their station rather than signing up separately

The Missing Men, Call of Cthulhu

Birches3

Modern day adventure- players will investigate the disappearance of two men in New York. Players are members of the US services eg FBI, DEA etc. Think x-files and CSI, with Cthuloid horror… Pre-gens supplied. Content warnings: Horror, murder, death and sanity destroying cosmic horror Adults only

Daily Update

Stage

A morning update with the upcoming day’s news and events. Come to the arena to find out what’s happening!

Beginners’ Werewolf (Game 4)

Willows1/Village Glade

Beginners only - Intended for those needing an introduction to the game

Beginners’ Werewolf (Game 5)

Willows3 Campfire

Beginners only - Intended for those needing an introduction to the game

Beginners’ Werewolf (Game 6)

TBC, Meet at Village Square

Beginners only - Intended for those needing an introduction to the game

Craft, Chat, Paint and Prattle!

Shackleton Lodge (Big Lodge)

Help make community festival bunting, or BYO project/painting. A relaxed morning to hang out with other crafty geeky people with your choice of hobby (bring your paints, writing, knitting etc) - or use recycled supplies provided to make a flag for some community-made festival bunting.

Kubb & Molkky

Arena

Fun outdoor 'throwing' games suitable for all ages, could be described as similar to old-fashioned Skittles, or Viking Chess! Fun in the sunshine that is suitable for mixed ages (young people must be accompanied by a parent/guardian) Each game can take 12 or more players and lasts about 30 mins so latecomers may be able […]

Nerf Wars & Outdoor Games

Arena

Fun outdoor games and nerf battles Children must be accompanied by an adult

New Players & New Friends Board Gaming

Activity Centre

Whether you'd like to meet new friends to play with (perhaps you're attending the festival alone?) or you're brand new to board games and want to learn something new, this is the session for you! Our friendly volunteers will help find you a table of like-minded people and a game from the Strange Games Library […]

Gangs of Oolvanvar, a Heist tale

Birches1 (S)

This is a heist adventure. As such it can be played with a party that fully consists of thieves. However if things go awry the respective skills of a Warrior(Deathbringer), Grimscribe or Plague doctor will be in high demand. This adventure rewards intelligent, cautious, clever play but the inverse is often just as much fun. […]

Diplomacy (Game 1)

Willows3 (E)

Take control of one of the great powers at the start of WWI and through flimsy truces, questionable alliances, and inevitable betrayal come to dominate the game. Each turn you’ll spend time discussing plans with others and writing orders for your troops in secret. Note: Sign-ups for this game will open earlier than most events, […]

Diplomacy (Game 2)

Willows3 (W)

Take control of one of the great powers at the start of WWI and through flimsy truces, questionable alliances, and inevitable betrayal come to dominate the game. Each turn you’ll spend time discussing plans with others and writing orders for your troops in secret. Note: Sign-ups for this game will open earlier than most events, […]

UK Starship Bridge Simulator (Session 2)

The Lodge (AV Lodge)

A fully functional Starship Bridge Simulator LARP/Computer game Children must be accompanied. Note: under 11s will need their accompanying adult to assist them at their station rather than signing up separately

UK Starship Bridge Simulator (Session 3)

The Lodge (AV Lodge)

A fully functional Starship Bridge Simulator LARP/Computer game Children must be accompanied. Note: under 11s will need their accompanying adult to assist them at their station rather than signing up separately

Bring & Buy

Village Square

Buyers come between 12pm-2pm to buy goodies! (Bring cash!) Sellers come and see Sas in the Village Square with your games and your completed form between 11.30am and 12pm then return to collect your earnings/unsold games at 2pm. Go to strangegamesfestival.co.uk/bring-buy for more information about selling.

2 Rooms & a Boom

Chapel

Rolling 15-20 minute games within this two hour window.

New Players & New Friends Board Gaming

Activity Centre

Whether you'd like to meet new friends to play with (perhaps you're attending the festival alone?) or you're brand new to board games and want to learn something new, this is the session for you! Our friendly volunteers will help find you a table of like-minded people and a game from the Strange Games Library […]

Space Cadets Dice Duel (Game 1)

Shackleton Lodge (Big Lodge)

Team vs. Team, Real-time, Dice-Rolling Game of Starship Combat!

Knights Tower Medieval Combat School

Arena

Rolling sessions of medieval combat training! For more details, please visit the Knights Tower staff at the arena during this time window.

Blood on the Clocktower – Rolling Games

Helvellyn (BotC Marquee)

Regular games will be starting between these times - please head over to the Blood on the Clocktower area to sign up directly there

UK Starship Bridge Simulator (Session 4)

The Lodge (AV Lodge)

A fully functional Starship Bridge Simulator LARP/Computer game Children must be accompanied. Note: under 11s will need their accompanying adult to assist them at their station rather than signing up separately

Darkest Night – Call of Cthulhu

Birches3

Elizabethan Candlelight Call of Cthulhu 5e. Players are in the Virtuous Honour mercenary company and after a tough time decide on a high payout job. Pre-gens supplied. Content warnings: violence, murder, horror Adults only

Brute Force and Ignorance

Birches1 (N)

A game in which you play the go-to team for the genie of the lamp. You are encouraged to misinterpret wishes as far as possible and then make them happen 2-4 hours, depending how long it takes you to destroy the world. The game will get surreal and very silly Under-18s must be accompanied

Faerie Well

Woodland Glade

The Queen of the Summer Court has assembled a small party of inexperienced adventurers to retrieve a wondrous treasure from a rarely accessible pocket dimension. Time is of the essence and the possibility of a rival party seeking out the same treasure is very real! This adventure is for 3, or 4, 1st Level Characters. […]

Twin Tin Bots (Game 1)

Arena

Human-sized version of the programming board game Twin Tin Bots. Players play in teams of 3 to guide their fellow robots around a life-size game board, 'zapping' opposing robots with nerf guns and collecting gems for victory. Each game lasts up to 1.5h (depends how quickly robots take their moves). No player restrictions but the game requires […]

UK Starship Bridge Simulator (Session 5)

The Lodge (AV Lodge)

A fully functional Starship Bridge Simulator LARP/Computer game Children must be accompanied. Note: under 11s will need their accompanying adult to assist them at their station rather than signing up separately

Scythe

Birches1 (S)

Full 7-player session of the board game Scythe Preferably players should have played Scythe before but the organiser is happy to teach and can do a dummy game beforehand (please email laura@strangegamesfestival.co.uk if this needs arranging)

Twin Tin Bots (Game 2)

Arena

Human-sized version of the programming board game Twin Tin Bots. Players play in teams of 3 to guide their fellow robots around a life-size game board, 'zapping' opposing robots with nerf guns and collecting gems for victory. Each game lasts up to 1.5h (depends how quickly robots take their moves). No player restrictions but the game requires […]

UK Starship Bridge Simulator (Session 6)

The Lodge (AV Lodge)

A fully functional Starship Bridge Simulator LARP/Computer game Children must be accompanied. Note: under 11s will need their accompanying adult to assist them at their station rather than signing up separately

Biodiversity Game Show

Stage

In this interactive show you can watch and take part in a series of games based on popular TV quiz shows: Tenable, Pointless, Only Connect, Family Fortunes, and the always popular 'Biodiversity Blockbusters'! Through the games you’ll learn about biodiversity loss, the threats many species now face, and how you can do your bit to […]

Darkness Visible – Call of Cthulhu

Birches3

Call of Cthulhu 5e Elizabethan candlelight adventure. Players are The Black company investigating treason and heresy. The first job is to arrest an Heretic and escort the to a secure location. Pregens supplied. Age: any but there will be evil, violence and cosmic evil Under-18s must be accompanied. This game may continue after sunset so […]

Midsummer Masquerade

Chapel

This a roleplaying game intended to run over a single evening, focused on atmosphere, discovery, and character interaction. It will be rules light, using the Fate RPG system, and open to all levels of experience! Aiming for a tone of mildly spooky fairytale and eery whimsy. Likely to have little to no combat. It is […]

The Storymaster’s Tales

Stage

Interactive role-playing theatre. Adventures full of folk-lore, monsters, magic and mystery…

Campfire Storytelling with Jon

Main Campfire

Ever wondered how the hills were made? Where the sun goes at night? Who built that empty house on the edge of town? Let Jon show you...! Jon is a Brighton-based storyteller known for his captivating delivery and love of roots: folktales and myths that connect our history and our present, our surroundings and ourselves. […]

DJ Set & Disco

Stage

Stupid Disco DJ set from Your Sound Lady (www.yoursoundlady.com) Playing whatever it is that you like amongst popular classics of the slightly weird and alternative realms. Think ska, Motown, goth, disco, etc..  defo no Ed Sheeran. To avoid disappointment get your request in to zoe@yoursoundlady.com ASAP. *NB requests must be child friendly

UK Starship Bridge Simulator (Session 7)

The Lodge (AV Lodge)

A fully functional Starship Bridge Simulator LARP/Computer game Children must be accompanied. Note: under 11s will need their accompanying adult to assist them at their station rather than signing up separately

Daily Update

Stage

A morning update with the upcoming day’s news and events. Come to the arena to find out what’s happening!

Looking for a Game, Meeting Point

Village Square

Looking for a game? Turn up at the 'looking for a game' table at the north (carpark) end of the main square to meet others

The Laundry – Case Lambent Witch – System lite

Scout Glade

Case Lambent Witch – The Witch Bravo oil platform is not responding to radio signals from the shore. Something very strange is going on out there – and according to the Laundry archives, the platform is drilling right where the Deep Ones told us not to go. It is off to the North Sea to […]

Kubb & Molkky

Arena

Fun outdoor 'throwing' games suitable for all ages, could be described as similar to old-fashioned Skittles, or Viking Chess! Fun in the sunshine that is suitable for mixed ages (young people must be accompanied by a parent/guardian) Each game can take 12 or more players and lasts about 30 mins so latecomers may be able […]

Nerf Wars & Outdoor Games

Arena

Fun outdoor games and nerf battles Children must be accompanied by an adult

D&D 5e One Shot, Beginners (Game 1)

Birches1 (N)

Come join us in the Birches as we go on an adventure down the Long Road. Dungeons and Dragons 5th edition is the most recent version of the most popular and well known table top RPGs, easy to pick up and hard to put down. Come roll the dice as you take control of an […]

D&D 5e One-Shot, Beginners (Game 2)

Birches1 (S)

Come join us in the Birches as we go on an adventure down the Long Road. Dungeons and Dragons 5th edition is the most recent version of the most popular and well known table top RPGs, easy to pick up and hard to put down. Come roll the dice as you take control of an […]

Twilight Imperium

TBC, Meet at Village Square

An epic board game of politics, trade and combat in space. New players welcome, we’ll use 4th edition without expansions, which is the simplest version of the game, and will do a full rules teach beforehand. (Just note that play time is long!) Location to be discussed - meet in the Village Square

UK Starship Bridge Simulator (Session 8)

The Lodge (AV Lodge)

A fully functional Starship Bridge Simulator LARP/Computer game Children must be accompanied. Note: under 11s will need their accompanying adult to assist them at their station rather than signing up separately

UK Starship Bridge Simulator (Session 9)

The Lodge (AV Lodge)

A fully functional Starship Bridge Simulator LARP/Computer game Children must be accompanied. Note: under 11s will need their accompanying adult to assist them at their station rather than signing up separately

Live Music

Stage

Live music from Hephziwren

Craft Fair

Village Square

Craft Fair for all your beautiful wares and goodies. Sellers arrive and set up 11.30am-12pm. Buyers can buy from 12pm-2pm

The Rattling Wind

Scout Glade

An adventure for 2-5 players using the Runequest Roleplaying in Glorantha. The players are asked to investigate rumours of a Spectral terror ravaging the village of Fairfield leaving mangled bodies in its wake. There they will encounter unfamiliar peoples, a villages secret shame and face the terror of the Rattling Wind Subjects involved are supernatural […]

Knights Tower Medieval Combat School

Arena

Rolling sessions of medieval combat training! For more details, please visit the Knights Tower staff at the arena during this time window.

Blood on the Clocktower – Rolling Games

Helvellyn (BotC Marquee)

Regular games will be starting between these times - please head over to the Blood on the Clocktower area to sign up directly there

UK Starship Bridge Simulator (Session 10)

The Lodge (AV Lodge)

A fully functional Starship Bridge Simulator LARP/Computer game Children must be accompanied. Note: under 11s will need their accompanying adult to assist them at their station rather than signing up separately

Great Scott

Activity Centre

The whimsical 19th century parlour game that never was (Strange Games teamplay version!). Players build five inventions with an eye to victory in the inventor’s contest at the Great Exhibition. Draft cards with your team to create one of the greatest inventions (not) known to mankind! Once your invention is finished, your team will design/draw […]

An Elf Named ‘Roots’

Woodland Glade

A D&D 5e combat-heavy adventure for x4 5th level characters. Note: Sign-ups for this game will open earlier than most events, at 10am Sunday 21st August Under-18s must be accompanied. Estimated 3-5h long

D&D 5e One-Shot, Advanced (Game 1)

Birches1 (N)

Come join us in the Birches, dice in hand, as we go on an adventure in 5e D&D. Assume the role of an adventurer in a classic D&D one-shot and hopefully try your hand at a game you haven't played much before or that you love so much you'll play it every chance you get. […]

D&D 5e One-Shot, Advanced (Game 2)

Birches1 (S)

Come join us in the Birches, dice in hand, as we go on an adventure in 5e D&D. Assume the role of an adventurer in a classic D&D one-shot and hopefully try your hand at a game you haven't played much before or that you love so much you'll play it every chance you get. […]

UK Starship Bridge Simulator (Session 11)

The Lodge (AV Lodge)

A fully functional Starship Bridge Simulator LARP/Computer game Children must be accompanied. Note: under 11s will need their accompanying adult to assist them at their station rather than signing up separately

UK Starship Bridge Simulator (Session 12)

The Lodge (AV Lodge)

A fully functional Starship Bridge Simulator LARP/Computer game Children must be accompanied. Note: under 11s will need their accompanying adult to assist them at their station rather than signing up separately

Medieval Combat Showcase

Arena

An exciting display of full contact medieval combat by Knight's Tower

The Quiz

Stage

Our beloved quiz, this time really focussed on BOARDGAMES! Bring a team or come along solo to join the fun

Live Music

Stage

Live music from Luke and from Elaine

Campfire Storytelling with Jon

Main Campfire

Ever wondered how the hills were made? Where the sun goes at night? Who built that empty house on the edge of town? Let Jon show you...! Jon is a Brighton-based storyteller known for his captivating delivery and love of roots: folktales and myths that connect our history and our present, our surroundings and ourselves. […]

Knights Tower Medieval Combat School

Arena

Rolling sessions of medieval combat training! For more details, please visit the Knights Tower staff at the arena during this time window.

Daily Update

Stage

A morning update with the upcoming day’s news and events. Come to the arena to find out what’s happening!

UK Starship Bridge Simulator (Session 13)

The Lodge (AV Lodge)

A fully functional Starship Bridge Simulator LARP/Computer game Children must be accompanied. Note: under 11s will need their accompanying adult to assist them at their station rather than signing up separately

Pet Rescue

Birches1 (N)

A woman has gone missing and you, her various pets, have to go and find her. Also she's a demigod. Also so are the pets. Simple homebrew system, everything provided. Adults only.

House Games Showdown

Arena

The big showdown between the houses: come along and show your mettle at a combination of mental, physical and practical games.

UK Starship Bridge Simulator (Double-length finale session)

The Lodge (AV Lodge)

A fully functional Starship Bridge Simulator LARP/Computer game Children must be accompanied. Note: under 11s will need their accompanying adult to assist them at their station rather than signing up separately

Farewell Meet

Arena

Join us for a recap of the best bits of the weekend, for the thrilling conclusion of the Battle of the Houses, and of course for the biggest group photo yet!