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Gaming in pubs

Post by Hepius » Sat Sep 06, 2008 12:52 am

Do you guys (I'm referring to the folks who live on that group of islands across the pond) actually game in pubs? I see lots of references to pubs in your club and tournament announcements. I have built this image in my head of 500 year old pubs with oak beams and low ceilings and guys drinking Guiness while wargaming. Which all seems pretty cool.

Where I live, we don't have pubs. We have bars. And if you tried wargaming in one (even in some back room) some knuckledraggers would eventually find you out and beat the snot out of you.

My experience is mostly playing in basements, hidden away from the light of day (and the rest of "normal" society).

Just curious.

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Post by Andy1972 » Sat Sep 06, 2008 6:07 am

lol, i work at a bar.(i DJ) the tables arnt big enough for FoG.. you wont get your arse kicked.. but you would have alot of drunks watching.. probably spilling their beer on your figs. :lol:
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Post by hammy » Sat Sep 06, 2008 8:16 am

I have attended wargames tournaments where the club room (normally an upstairs function room with a small bar) was not big enough so the tournament overflowed into the main pub downstairs.

There is a lot to be said for gaming in pubs :D

Plenty of wargaming tournaments here are played with a bar in the same or an adjacent room. There is good reason that the GB wargaming team are renowned drinkers.

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Post by carlos » Sat Sep 06, 2008 1:03 pm

The informal Central London Wargames Club has always met at a pub, usually in the function rooms of said places where you can have some privacy and quiet. Recently there were some suggestions of moving to a hall without bar or booze and it was firmly rejected.

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Post by philqw78 » Sat Sep 06, 2008 1:46 pm

The first club I went to was in a pub. I was 14.

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Post by Scrumpy » Sat Sep 06, 2008 2:15 pm

Does this account for either

a) A life long love of gaming

b) A life long love of beer

c) Or both ?

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Post by philqw78 » Sat Sep 06, 2008 2:18 pm

No, it accounts for my long criminal record

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Post by daleivan » Sat Sep 06, 2008 3:02 pm

Some of my gaming friends here in Portland having been meeting every Sunday at a local bar/restaurant to play Wings of War--pushing little plastic plane models is probably an easier sell at an establishment with no back room. The guys make sure to tip the waitresses early and often :wink:

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Post by CrazyHarborc » Sun Sep 07, 2008 2:31 am

Pub???.....drink that evil strong devil's swill while wargaming?? :shock: Don't play in bars/pubs around here. We Americans have been known ,well SOME of us, have been known to have a brew or three whilest a gaming. :twisted: Sadly my opponrnts don't become "in a condition to make poor decisions" while gaming. :?

Most of my historical games are in basements, those basements do contain refrigerators......Some of them might contain beers :wink:

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Post by Probert » Fri Sep 12, 2008 8:08 pm

I have been in the back/semi-private rooms of sports bar type place for several radio type events, and a group of friends meets there for a fantasy football draft every year. As long as you did not want the space on Friday night, Saturday or Sunday afternoon I am sure the management would be fine with gaming in the back room.

Gaming can frankly be improved with beer and wings.
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Post by philqw78 » Fri Sep 12, 2008 10:02 pm

Gaming can frankly be improved with beer and wings
Depends what you get your wings for. ? .

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Post by kevinkins » Sat Sep 13, 2008 1:47 pm

I live near Red Bank NJ USA and there is a local working class bar in which chess is played a lot. We never get hassled. I bet if I set up a wargame there would only be the problem of finding another player - the pub tables could handle PB or ASL medium size board games or a hot seat PC game on a lap top. Although I might fear for my laptop during football.

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Post by pbrandon » Sun Sep 14, 2008 7:40 pm

The Halifax club meets in the function room of a social club. It may not sound as glamorous as a pub, but the drinks are cheaper and in contrast to our last venue, which was a room at a pub, most of the light fittings have bulbs.

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Re: Gaming in pubs

Post by Darcy5 » Mon Jun 16, 2014 11:00 am

Can you please suggest me best sports bar nyc venue where we can enjoy with our friends? I want to reserve a bar where we can party hard please suggest if you have some idea?

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Re: Gaming in pubs

Post by philqw78 » Mon Jun 16, 2014 2:03 pm

I'm scared saying this, but I think you may be in the wrong forum Darcy
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Re: Gaming in pubs

Post by Tokhuah » Tue Jun 24, 2014 8:59 am

I didn't realize Necromancy existed in historic war games?
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Re: Gaming in pubs

Post by spike » Thu Aug 14, 2014 12:16 pm

Unlike some of my UK bretheren, I find "tea" is more important than "beer" during gaming...
...............but I'm strange like that (and I don't even put milk in it!)
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Re: Gaming in pubs

Post by nickdives » Sun Aug 17, 2014 7:57 am

The Hong Kong club used to meet in the Mariners Hotel, cold beer and burgers bought straight to the table! In the 90s early 2000s the Rhinedahlen club in German was next to the bowling alley, had to fetch your own burgers, beer in the fridges and the South Somerset Wargames Group have played in various pubs, usually the skittles alleys or function rooms, very civilised!

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Re: Gaming in pubs

Post by ravenflight » Sun Aug 17, 2014 8:32 am

nickdives wrote:cold beer and burgers bought straight to the table!
Bloody hell. Can't anyone get anything right on this planet? Are Aussies the only ones?

Britain = Warm Beer.
Hong Kong = Cold Burgers.
Australia = Cold beer and warm burgers!

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