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What’s on?

The biggest thing the Festival provides is space to meet and play with other people. Aside from the traditional Welcome Meet at 7pm on Friday, which is highly recommended, all events are completely optional. If you just want to hide in the woods, chill out, or play a relaxed game with friends, go ahead!

As well as the nooks and crannies, shelters, and marquees that you can freely use around the site, we have three themed gaming areas stocked with games and people on hand to assist you if needed: the Social Deduction glade, the Board Game area, and the Role Playing Game (RPG) glade.

Some activities are pre-arranged and run either by volunteers, external providers or other Festival-goers just like you! Some of these need booking in advance and some can be booked on the day.

The buttons below will help you find games and events – search by type, day, or sign-up opening time.

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You can organise your own games and events in lots of ways: before and during the Festival you can chat in the ‘#organising-games’ channel on our Discord, and during the Festival you can use post-it notes on the boards in the Activity Centre. If you’d like help arranging your own event webpage and/or online signups, you can contact Laura for assistance.
Additionally, on the hour, every hour, you can use the Activity Centre as a meeting point to find like-minded players looking for board games (assisted by our friendly volunteers between 9am-9pm)

Booking on to events

Games or events with limited space will likely require you to sign up in advance via the registration link on the event’s individual webpage (once the link becomes available), e.g. RPGs, Starship Bridge Simulator games, Mini-megagames.

Please note: names used for signing up through these webpages will be publicly visible on the webpage for each event – feel free to use a nickname if you would prefer to!

Online sign-ups will open in two phases: ‘Early Access’ events at 10am on Saturday 17th August (i.e. the Saturday before the festival) and 7pm on Thursday 22nd August (i.e. the night before the festival) for most other events. If you’re unsure when something is going to open for registration, please check its individual webpage and look for a pale blue box – if it is going to have online sign-ups, the release time will be shown there.

For social deduction, most games of Werewolf, Blood on the Clocktower, or Mafia will be run on a rolling basis by fellow Festival-goers, so please visit the facilitators in the Social Deduction Glade for more information on upcoming games. However, there are a limited number of pre-scheduled beginner social deduction games available for sign up online, as well as larger social deduction games like Speakeasy.

Some games and events, such as archery, climbing, medieval combat training, Chupito, 1UP, and PlayCulture games, will be run by external providers so please visit them onsite or check the event webpages for more information about how to sign up.

Please note, for safeguarding reasons we ask that all under-18s attending games and events be accompanied by a responsible adult

These buttons will help you find games and events – search by type, day, or sign-up opening time.




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