"Often she felt as though she had been picked up and turned about like a kaleidoscope, that all her complacent assumptions had been shaken up and reassembled in a different order." (Judith Lennox)

Kaleidoscopic Consequences, November 23–27, 2017, Naish Holiday Village, Christchurch, Dorset
Kaleidoscopic Consequences starts in 61 days, 3 hours and 3 minutes!

Board games @ Consequences

At a loose end for a session or two? Tired of putting on that next outfit and make up? Why not take a break at the Library of Consequences, our very own board game library!

At the Library you can try out the latest Euro games fresh from the Essen Spiel show, or a tried and trusted old master, such as Settlers of Catan or El Grande. There will be a large selection of British, American, German and other European games, including strategy and resource management games, board wargames, and family games. If you have a particular favourite, it's worth putting in a request in advance the librarians will try to make sure that the Library of Consequences supplies your dreams. Simply turn up and borrow the games! Table space will be provided, and you can book board game slots in advance as an alternative to freeform or tabletop gaming.

On arrival, and throughout the con, you will also be able to sign up to join in with board games in each of the gaming slots during the weekend. You can either sign up for a general board gaming session, or suggest / join specific games. If you have signed up for a session, please arrive promptly to ensure you are allocated to a table, so that games can start promptly. If you have not, all is not lost, please come along anyway at the start of any gaming period, and we will do our utmost to get everyone enjoying themselves.

The board game library

The library will be in part Alan & Charlie Paull's personal collection, supplemented by some of the Con Com's favourite games. We can only bring as many games as will fit in our cars, so you may like to ask us to bring something specific with us.

One or both of Alan and Charlie will be available throughout the Consequences weekend to demo, teach and play board and card games. If you would like help with arranging opponents at particular times, please contact either one of them at boardgames@consequences.org.uk. If you would like to ask us to bring a particular game please email boardgames@consequences.org.uk.

Alternatively you can sign up for your chosen time slot whenever you like after you arrive – there will be sign-up sheets available – or just turn up when you're free and join in.

Games we're bringing

New stuff that we acquired in 2015 at Essen Spiel:

Some of the others that we're bringing:

We also have a range of other games, light, medium and complex, which we are happy to run, teach or play, or you can borrow to play yourselves. These include all our Surprised Stare Games products.

Contact us if you want to book a space, at boardgames@consequences.org.uk.

Beginners

We welcome anyone, novice or expert or in between. There will normally be one of us at the library, willing and able to teach new games and to encourage beginners. If you have any games you'd like to bring and teach to us, that's always good too :-)