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We wish to announce our Spring 2018 "Wargaming Weekend"

Andy and much more recently Mark have been running board wargaming weekends for the last 30? years, formally and formerly as part of the European Historical Board Wargaming Society; lately with what we regards as friends.

Second Chance Games has a large enough customer base that we thought we would be able to organise a board wargaming weekend and open it up to our customer base. 

Thursday 8th March 2018  to Sunday 11th March 2018

Secure private function room available for the duration from Thursday morning until Sunday noon.

Wigan, Britannia Hotel (off M6) WN6 0SR


The function room(s) will be available throughout the whole weekend and is locked by keycards. Generally pairs/groups set up their games and play opening moves during Thursday, some attendees may arrive late Thursday. Some may be day attendees.

  • Thursday evening meal provided.
  • Friday, Breakfast, Wargaming, Evening Meal, Wargaming or Alternative gaming?
  • Saturday, Breakfast, Wargaming, Evening Meal, Wargaming or Alternative gaming?
  • Sunday, Breakfast, Packup and departures

After the Evening Meal some pairs/groups will continue to wargame yet others will join in more social gaming e.g. Euro games, 18xx games etc. The room is ours and you are free to plan your weekend and your gaming as you see fit. Breakfast is served in a 2-3 hour window and sometimes we are prescribed an evening meal time due to hotel demands.

Most people will attend with a gaming partner or have formed a group. There is the opportunity for individuals to join a larger game or we could try and match two individuals together. You are not limited to playing wargames.

The room rates that include dinner bed and breakfast at £42 per person (shared twin rooms) or £52 per person single occupancy. 

There will be an attendance cost of £9/day or £25 for the weekend to cover the costs of the room hire which includes tea and coffee facilities. The hotel are very accommodating of our requirements and provide us with enough tables and chairs and allow us to consume our own food and drink on premises. There are facilities to buy lunch on site, there are local shops and cafes nearby and a hotel bar. The hotel has a leisure facility at additional costs. The hotel is basic and probably in the 2-3 star range.

The hotel have become slightly inflexible this time around and we (Second Chance Games) are required to pay for the function suite and all the accommodation up front to secure the rates we have been used to. To collect payment from you the attendees I have set up pages on the website (just like products) that can help you secure your place and the accomodation. This will help me keep track of attendees. If you cannot do that please contact us via the contact form, email or phone to confirm your attendance and make payment.

We still plan to run two such events per year and will hope to be able to announce details for the future event at or soon after the imminent event.


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