Tuesday, 31 May 2011

playARK - Games festival and talks - 30 September - 1 October


Over the next few months we are going to eb talking alot about a new project we are working on which will be taking place at the end of September beginning of October. The event will run at the same time as Cardiff Design Festival and has been kindly supported by CHAPTER Arts Centre. You can read a bit more about it below:

playARK - Games festival and talks
playARK is Cardiff's very own games festival. At the end of September we will be bringing together a mix of games, from Street games to computer games through to board games. (with everything in between). Split between two days the festival will also hold the first series of talks of it's kind in Cardiff, see below for further details:

DAY ONE - TALKS - Friday 30 September - 9:30am-3pm
A ticketed event. Ever thought there are ways of making work and systems more fun and engaging? In this series of talks from world renowned play and gaming experts we will look at how games and play has been used to increase creativity and improve services.
Full details TBC.

DAY TWO - GAMES - Saturday 1 October - 10am-5pm
A fun day for all the family. Join us at CHAPTER to play street games, board games, and computer games. Your chance to relive your childhood and turn your environment into a new playground. Whether it's by using the latest technology or no technology at all. From games that challenge your grey matter to those that are just indulgently fun.
Full details TBC.

GAME PREMIERE - WHITESTALKER - Saturday 1 October - 6-8pm
A Ghostly happening, everyone has a story don't they? Will you free them? You will have to play to find out...

This event would not be possible without the kind support of CHAPTER Arts Centre, and is part of the 2011 Cardiff Design festival.


  1. There is a board games group meeting every Sunday in Chapter.


    We are always happy to be joined by "new faces", and will explain the rules to those who have not played the games before - and as there are so many games that means most of us need explanations!

    some of the board games are cooperative, so rather than playing against each other, we play together against the game.

    The Euro board games we play include Settlers of Catan, Nuns on the Run, Saboteur, Stone Age, Pandemic, Shadows over Camelot, Forbidden Island, and many more.

    Many of the games originate in Germany, where there is a tradition of families and adults gathering to play board games. The best of these have been translated into English.

    We do not play Monopoly or Trivia Pursuit - and you will probably not find any of us who enjoy those games.

    More information on the games that we do play, and our Google and Facebook Groups can be found via our website:


  2. Thanks for the comment. We are hoping that Rules of Play will be involved in the festival as well, so board games should be well represented during the festival.

    It's going to be great.

  3. Yep indeed Rules of Play will be involved and we're VERY excited! Michelle