The University of Plymouth Games Society is one of the oldest (we have existed for as long as the university) and largest societies with a broad range of members from those who've been gaming for years to those who had never tried until university.
The University of Plymouth Games Society is a society that focuses on anything you play on a table!
Be it , Trading Card Games (Magic the Gathering), Board Games (Settlers of Catan, Pandemic, etc), Table Top Wargaming (Warhammer), or even role playing games such as Dungeons and Dragons or Pathfinder.
Any and all skill levels are welcome, even if you have never played any of this before this is the society that can get you started!
We meet twice a week; first time is on Wednesday when we meet between 6pm and 10pm and the second time is on Sunday between 12pm and 10pm. These events are called Open Gaming.
We also meet on Friday nights, for Magic the Gathering drafts, run by one of our sponsors, Mr X.
Aside from Open Gaming events, we hold Friday drinking socials once a month.
We also host special one off socials such as a trip to the cinema or a paintball outing.
We also often participate in socials with other societies at the univeristy.
Some Open Gaming sessions will be replaced by special events, these being for example Magic the Gathering tournaments, Warhammer Campaigns, D&D adventures, or board game trials (we have been contacted several times by games developers to beta test their new games before release). Most of these events are covered for free under your membership, some will have a buy in although these are typically events that offer prizes to all players and required a buy in as part of their function.
We also run events designed to teach people how to play some of the games played at the society, be this how to dungeon master or even play D&D for example.
Annual Members Facebook group for active members: facebook.com/groups/1267762280052414/
Alumni and others Facebook group: facebook.com/groups/upsugamesociety
Our Alumni and others facebook page is open for any one to join, we do however have an annual group that is only open to this years current members where event and other important information will be posted to keep our active members up to date.
We also have a new instagram account - gamesoc_upsu - follow to see fun updates and behind the scenes moments with your committee.
T-shirts and hoodies with the society logo on are avaible at various points throughout the year. These windows will typically be around the end of first term and the end of the year. We will also be offering enamel pin badges, stickers and dice bags among other things, at points throughout the year.
Members of UPSU Games Society also get an exclusive 10% discount with our sponsors GI games in Plymouth, if you use your society membership card.