The Heavy Gamers Guild

The Heavy Gamers Guild is all about big, complex, and deeply strategic boardgames. Think games where you wrestle victory from your slippery opponents through the clever management of 15 different resources while also having to worry about area control, cards in your hand, and some exotic asymmetric player powers. Or perhaps you are an ambitious railway robber-baron, founding new railways in the 1800s… Yes, this is the realm of games with a complexity rating of 4 and higher on BGG. If you like your 4x, 18xx, or exxxpensive big box big experience games, this is where it’s at! Spreadsheets optional.

Why the Heavy Gamers Guild?

Heavy games require quite a bit more commitment from the player. Typically, players will familiarise themselves with the rules beforehand due to the lengthy teaching time for these games. It’s usually preferred to finish the game in one evening! For this reason, we usually plan our game sessions beforehand, and the sessions may take place outside of the usual scheduled WBG meetups.

If you want to play a heavy game, pitch it in the heavy boardgames discord channel and pick a date together with the interested players. We even do heavy gaming afternoons now and then to get the biggest, most demanding games to the table.

Need some help finding your groove? Talk to our heavy game expert Tom on discord. He knows everything about the local scene and the has excellent game recommendations.