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London Gaming Market at The Royal National Hotel on Sunday 21 October 2018

The ONLY dedicated gaming market in London is back for its fourth year! 👾 🕹

Brought to you by experienced games expo organisers Replay Events, the London Gaming Market is the first event of its kind held in the heart of London. Celebrating all things gaming, offering a crossover event for fans of both Tabletop and Video games alike.

So if gaming is your passion you are sure to find unique, nostalgic and rare items from the fantastic vendors!

Whether you’re a veteran market attendee or new to the show, join for a fantastic day of gaming and shopping!

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www.londongamingmarket.com

Location:
The Royal National Hotel, 38-51 Bedford Way, Russell Square, London WC1H 0AP

Times:
11am – 4pm

Price:
£5 early entry from 11am, £2 after 12pm (tickets available at the door, no presale)

Roof East and Social Fun & Games Club at Stratford open until 30 September 2018

London’s biggest and best adventure playground for grown ups (big kids, really) at Roof East has had a celebratory makeover for 2018 – this year SFG Club has run off to the circus to celebrate 250 years of all things spectacular, and invites you to join it. The Circus originated right here in London town, and what way better way to celebrate this milestone than with this modern Circus playground. Sunsets, Olympic Park views, a round of golf, a swing and a hit, a hip-hop bowl and some street food to gorge on – what could be better? Roll up, Roll up to the Greatest Playground on Earth! 🎪 🌇

The roof is dressed in bell-tents and jugglers, providing the perfect backdrop for at-altitude gaming. A new look Birdies mini-golf set-up, Sluggers batting cages and hip-hop bowls will all be honouring the great art of Circus entertainment this year.

There’s a bar for everyone at Roof East this year – care for a low-cal kombucha cooler? Or perhaps a matcha tea cocktail? Bring on the cocktails (and the clowns!), they have you covered with the Roof East bar which will be serving up some delicious house punches. The SFG Club bar throws it all the way back to the 90’s with Singapore Slings and Alabama Slammers flying all over the shop before landing in your hand – and there’s even a Circus-themed cocktail – The Big Top Spritz – vodka, passionfruit and vanilla topped with prosecco. Watch out for the flaming cocktails being juggled between bartenders, if you’re lucky you might just get one. They fly through the air with the greatest of ease, those daring young bartenders on the flying cocktail trapeze I hear you say!

And supplying the Roof East bar with herbs for the drinks are GrowUp Box, Roof East’s resident educators in all things sustainable food. They produce salads and herbs in cities using a combination of aquaponic and vertical growing technologies. The GrowUp Box is definitely worth a visit when you’re done with the Circus! And if it’s food you’re after, you’ve come to the right place – the king of pop ups himself is back. Jimmy Garcia will be offering delicious summery grub including seaside classics like fish and chips, surf and turf and our favourite, halloumi fries.

If gaming ain’t your thing, Roof East will be offering Vinyasa Flow Yoga classes for all levels, put on by yoga enthusiasts Flow East Yoga. Grab tickets for one hour sessions on Thursdays and Saturdays throughout the summer.

Rooftop Film Club will be screening an epic selection of cinema treats up at Roof East as well this year – just look out for the stripey deck-chairs and a special Circus themed screening of ‘Moulin Rouge’.

Birdies
£9.50 for adults during peak times (Tuesday-Saturday, 5-10pm)
£8 for adults during off-peak times (Tuesday-Friday from 10pm, Saturday 12-3pm, Sunday all day)
£3.50 for little Birdies, aged 16 & under (Saturdays and Sundays, 12-5pm)

De La Bowl
£49 for full lane during peak times (Tuesdays-Saturdays, 5-10pm)
£39 for full lane during off-peak times (Tuesday-Friday from 10pm, Saturday 12-3pm, Sunday all day)

Sluggers
£54 for full batting cage during peak times (Tuesday-Saturday, 5-10pm)
£44 for full batting cage during off-peak times (Tuesday-Saturday from 10pm, Saturday 12-3pm, Sunday all day)

www.roofeast.com

Location:
Roof East, Floors 7 & 8, Stratford Multi Storey Car Park, Great Eastern Way, London E15 1XE

Times:
Tuesdays – Fridays 5pm – 11pm
Saturdays – Sundays 12pm – 11pm

Price:
Free entry

Winterland Fulham until 22 December 2017

Escape the cold, dark and damp winter days and step through into a wondrous world of warmth and festive merriness. ❄️ 🍺 🍷

Feast on Jimmy Garcia’s mouth-watering fondues, steak frites and raclette burgers. Lounge on fur lined sofas, sip mulled wine and watch your mates try their hand at curling, mini golf or ping pong. Hide out in a cosy winter lodge within the enchanted forest or go on an adventure to find your magical riverside igloo.

Winterland is situated by the river Thames in Fulham and comprises two bars, an enclosed and heated pergola with feasting tables, a heated stretch tent with cosy fur-lined sofas and neon-lit curling lanes, an enchanted woodland with heated winter lodges, riverside igloos and games for all to enjoy.

www.winterlandlondon.com

Location:
Neverland London, Wandsworth Bridge Road, London, SW6 2TY

Times:
Wednesday – Friday: 6pm -11pm
Saturday: 12pm – 11pm
Sunday: 12pm – 9pm

Prices:
From £5 book online

Game Changers: another way to play @ Somerset House / until 7th May 2017

TIME AND PLACE:

Doors:
Mon, Tue, Sat & Sun 10.00-18.00 (last entry 17.00)
Wed–Fri 11.00-20.00 (last entry 19.00)

@ Somerset House,  Strand, London WC2R 1LA

Free entry!

www.somersethouse.org.uk/whats-on/game-changers

Discover how traditional forms of chess, billiards and mazes continue to influence designers making exciting new games today.

A timeline tracing how traditional forms of chess, billiards and mazes have evolved with a selection of contemporary examples – both physical and digital – will be on show for visitors to try, including:

Four regional variations of Orthogonal/Diagonal, Nova Jiang’s modified chess sets which showed at Now Play This in 2016. Inspired by traditional Bauhaus chess sets, the pieces’ physical shape indicates how they should move.

A playable installation of Zach Gage’s Really Bad Chess, a digital game that recreates chess with a random selection of pieces for each player.

  • Home Turf, by Ed Saperia, a distorted billiards table that combines the normal challenges of billiards with a deliberately difficult shape
  • INKS by State of Play, an on-screen game within a physical pinball-style environment – derived from more traditional forms of billiards and bagatelle
  • Maze, a challenging, two-player table-top maze game by sculptor Alexander Berchert

Game Plan: Board Games Rediscovered @ V&A Museum of Childhood / until 23rd April 2017

TIME AND PLACE:

Doors: 10:00–17:45

@ V&A Museum of Childhood, Cambridge Heath Road, London E2 9PA

Free entry

www.vam.ac.uk/moc/exhibitions/gameplan

Are you a Scrabble Champion?

A wannabee Chess grandmaster?

Or a Monopoly megalomaniac?

Game Plan: Board Games Rediscovered will celebrate the joy, excitement and occasional frustration of playing board games. This will exhibition include some of the most iconic, enthralling and visually striking games from the V&A’s outstanding national collection of board games.

Alongside current family favourites such as Cluedo and Trivial Pursuit, and traditional games like chess, the exhibition looks at historical board games including The Game of the Goose and other beautifully designed games from the 18th and 19th centuries.

Board games are played by everyone, young and old. They have a universal appeal that transcends cultural and language barriers. They can both teach and entertain us. The playing of board games is embedded into our culture, not just the games themselves but the act of playing, the interaction with family and friends, the lessons to be learned and the fun to be had.

The exhibition will include more than 100 objects, featuring games from around the world, and explores the important role of design. Throughout the exhibition, selected games of special interest are highlighted with more detailed information on their history and influence.

Hands-on interactives and the opportunity to become part of one big interactive game will direct visitors around the exhibition, and invite them to think about game playing experiences and what sort of player they are.

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