Update: 2nd December 2022
The best place to look for information about specific in-store games or events is our Blog (cliftonroad.games), where we post a monthly 'Upcoming Events' list of regular games evenings, as well as individual posts for other one-off in-store events (eg. Prereleases). The blog pages allow us to create a single public reference which is easily accessed and shared across various other platforms.
In-store Games and Events
Current list of regularly schedules games evenings:
|Monday||19:00 - 22:00||Role-Playing Games||Dungeons & Dragons
|Tuesday||19:00 - 22:00||Games Evening||KeyForge
|Wednesday||19:00 - 22:00||Ladies Night||(monthly)|
|Thursday||19:00 - 22:00||War/Miniature Games|
|18:30 - 21:30||Model Club||(bi-weekly)|
|Friday||18:30 - 21:30||Friday Night Magic||Draft / Sealed
|Saturday||10:00 - 18:00||Events / Games|
|Sunday||10:00 - 18:00||Events / Games|
Please ask. There are a few regular staples that run week-in week-out throughout the year but, as an independent games store, the list of games that we can (and frequently do) support in-store is absolutely huge and growing all the time. Groups and players rotate from game to game, campaign to campaign, and genre to genre. What we are running now probably isn't what we were running a few months ago and, with Exeter being a university town, every autumn brings a completely fresh influx of gamers with their own interests and current favourites. The fact that something isn't being actively played at this precise moment, doesn't mean there isn't someone who would love to play that particular game, if they could only find another player... so, please ask.
- Magic: the Gathering [Link]
- Pokémon - Trading Card Game
- Game Day
- Fantasy Flight Games Night [Link]
- FALLOUT: Wasteland Warfare
- Knight Models
- Harry Potter
- MARVEL: Crisis Protocol
- STAR WARS
- Star Wars: Armada
- Star Wars: Imperial Assault
- Star Wars: Legion
- Star Wars: X-wing
- RPG Night [Link]
- Dungeons & Dragons
- and more ...
- Worldwide FREE RPG DAY
Use of the Games Room
Providing space for gaming helps us to sell games and helps gamers to get value from the games that they buy but, in order to provide space for gaming, we need to profit from the sale of games. Realistically, simply charging for the use of the space will never cover the true costs of providing it.
It's about striking a balance - Not everyone will agree - It is not possible to please everyone
Commercial reality is that everything costs: rent, rates, insurance, staff, maintenance, light, heat, power, water, ... If you bring a drink in from outside and leave the container - in one of the several waste/recycling bins provided because you are a considerate responsible gamer and a fine human being - we have to pay to get rid it. While any specific example may seem trivial, the cummulative result is: If you are not paying us, then we are paying for you.
The in-store gaming activities that we are willing to support are the ones that allow us to continue providing in-store gaming.
In order to pay for the use of the space, you can:
- buy games from us,
- pay the entry fee for a club, game, or event,
- and, in some cases, help us to sell games to other people.*
* Ask in-store for details.
Prices vary depending on the nature of the group, game or session, but the general guide for use of the gaming space is:
- spend £10+ per player, or
- pay £3-£5 per player.
GAME COMPONENTS and (so called) PROXIES
Our policy is to support commercially available games and we actively support numerous publisher backed Organized Play schemes.
A proxy card is, in fact, a legitimate gaming card inserted into a deck in order to act as a proxy for a genuine card that has (most likely) become damaged or is in some other way easily identifiable within a deck of cards. The player must own (and have present for reference) any card which is represented by such a proxy. This is a sensible good-faith mechanism used to solve a problem which may arise through no fault but could otherwise confer an advantage to a player.
Unfortunately, what has come to be commonly refered to as a proxy card is quite simply a fake (regardless of quality) substituted by a player because they cannot or will not obtain a legitimate copy for use in the game.
Clifton Road Games does not support the use of any fake or otherwise counterfeit or substitute gaming components in-store at any time. Quite apart from the fact that we are strictly forbidden from doing so by the various Organized Play schemes in which we participate, it makes absolutely no sense for us to support this kind of poisonous approach to hobby gaming.
FOOD and DRINK
Food and drink may be brought into the games area.
A range of soft drinks are available from a chilled cabinet at Clifton Road Games and, in addition, there is a convenience store (Newtown Stores) a few yards up the road on the left as you exit the building. Numerous take-aways are also within a short walk from the shop.
In general, games components do not fair well if brought into contact with food or drink, so gamers are requested to eat between (rather than during) games and to clean up responsibly.
Revised: 29th July 2021