Matamata Board Games

The central North Island town of Matamata has always held a special place in my heart, as that’s where my grandparents used to live many moons ago. Now, after more than two decades of absence, I get to visit on an almost monthly basis…to play board games!

We gather with like-minded individuals from Tauranga and Hamilton for a Sunday afternoon, and it’s always a good excuse to get out of the house and get games onto the table!

The Matamata board games group are, like most groups that play board games, a very friendly and welcoming bunch. We’ve met twice so far, and are looking forward to seeing the group grow.

We gather in the local Anglican church, and this Sunday just gone, we were there again to play the likes of Dominion, Saboteur, Pirate’s Cove, and Pillars Of The Earth. The afternoon went quickly, with lots of light hearted banter.

The local minister even popped by for a visit, and spoke of a former minister who lives nearby and who is a big Settlers of Catan fan!

Other games that have featured at the Matamata board games group are the incredibly (and deservingly) popular Endeavor, Spiel des Jahres nominee Pandemic, and award winning Small World.

I’d like to extend a welcome to anyone who would like to attend the next gathering for Matamata board games in late January.

The What: Matamata Board Games
The When: Sunday 24 January 2010, 1.00pm – 6.00 pm
The Where: All Saints Anglican Church Hall, corner Broadway and Hohaia Street, Matamata
The Who: All welcome, but helpful if you let Simon know so I can track numbers.
The Wallet: Please bring a small donation to thank the church for being so obliging. The hall has a kitchen and toilets, so you’ll only need edibles and games, of course! There are cafes and supermarkets nearby.
The Contact: Simon Woodward is the main contact, but you can touch base with us here, if you prefer.

The SeriouslyBoard crew will be there, complete with a one day special, so make sure you come by, say hello, and play some great games with some equally great people!

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David and Angela


  1. Craig the admin on December 16, 2009 at 8:51 am

    Sounds like awesome fun. Wish I could make it down for a bit! Can’t imagine it happening though; January just keeps getting busier.

    • David on December 17, 2009 at 11:58 am

      You would, of course, be very welcome, Craig, but I can understand how busy things are getting with the New Year just around the corner!