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International Tabletop Day

International Tabletop Day is an annual event celebrating tabletop gaming. People are encouraged to play more games, anywhere they can, and invite others to join in. For more information about Tabletop Day, check out the official website at

Every year, Proud Lion puts on an all-day event and invites players of all ages to join us. We run a variety of organised play games throughout the day, as well as offering a general games library for participants to try out something new. In the evening we'll be running our annual Tabletop Quiz, and offering food for participants. We also run a Tabletop Prize Draw where we give away an assortment of gaming prizes!

International Tabletop Day 2018 
Saturday 28th April

This year's event will be spread over two locations - the Proud Lion Gaming Centre and the Holiday Inn Express. The Gaming Centre will open at 10am, and the Holiday Inn Express will allow entry from 12pm. A ticket to this event grants to access to both venues, giving you plenty of opportunities and space to play.

We will also be donating £1 of every ticket sold to the Make a Wish Foundation (donation in association with the Holiday Inn Express)!

Once again we'll have our fantastic gaming library available, as well as a range of organised play games across the day. Most of these events will be included as part of a standard ticket, giving you a chance to take part in as many games as possible.

Take a look at everything we're running this year, then pick up your tickets!


Games Library

The main feature of the event is our substantial games library that will be on offer for the whole day! We will have over 100 games to choose from, including tabletop classics, party favourites, and new titles alike. Grab some friends and play as many games as you can!


Hidden Objects

Every year we hide a selection of images around the store. They could be anywhere - on the shelves, on the counters, or even in the window. See if you can find them all!


Free Promo Items

Help yourself to a range of free promotional items for various games! These are available for any Tabletop Day participants.


Organised Play

As in previous years, we'll be offering a range of organised play events! Some of these will have additional costs and are not included in the main event ticket; these will be noted.

Magic: The Gathering Dominaria Draft (12pm and 5pm) - separate ticket required. Both drafts will take place at the Holiday Inn Express. Tabletop Day ticket is not required.

Pokemon TCG Tournament (1pm) - Take part in a bonus Prerelease event for Forbidden Light at the Proud Lion Gaming Centre! This is your last chance to get hold of cards from the new set a week before the official release. If you only plan to play in the prerelease, tickets are £25. If you have a Tabletop Day ticket, you can play in this Prerelease event for just £20! Every player gets three Forbidden Light boosters and a full set of promo cards (Regice, Regirock, and Registeel) for taking part.

Yu-Gi-Oh TCG Tournament (4pm) - Join in a casual tournament at the Holiday Inn Express for the chance to win a fantastic prize bundle! This tournament will run with Advanced format for 3 Swiss rounds of play. Each round will be a best-of-three match. One player who has won at least two of their three matches will be randomly selected to win a prize bundle containing Yu-Gi-Oh Star Pack card binder, 10 Star Pack cards, a Yu-Gi-Oh mini poster, and a Limited Edition Obelisk The Tormentor promo card! Ticket holders can sign up on the day at the Holiday Inn Express.

Star Wars Destiny Multiplayer Tournament (2pm) - Bring your best team to deal with multiple opponents at once! Players are invited to a multiplayer event at the Holiday Inn Express where you will be seated with 3-4 other players and battle each other to be the last one standing. You'll need a standard Destiny deck and any components required to play. Every player will receive a Doctor Aphra alt-art proxy card for taking part, and the winner of each "pod" will receive an additional alt-art proxy card (card design to be confirmed on the day)! Ticket holders can sign up on the day at the Holiday Inn Express.

Star Wars X-Wing Tournament (all day) - Custom scenario Bragging Rights! This is a multiplayer scenario suitable for up to 4 players, and will be available to play all day at the Holiday Inn Express. A new game will fire at the top of every hour if there at least 2 players. Every player who tries the scenario will receive an official X-Wing promo card. You can read the scenario here!

Colt Express Organised Play (all day) - Challenge your friends to be the best train robber of them all! Colt Express will be available from 10am to 5pm at the Proud Lion Gaming Centre. After each game, record the winner on our tracking sheet (max one win per player please). At the end of the day, one random winner from across all games will win a Colt Express playmat and a cardboard school house standee! Three additional winners will each receive a cardboard school house standee. Every player will also receive a set of fake loot tokens (while stocks last)!

7 Wonders Duel (all day) - Beat out your opponent in this two-player variant of the fantastic 7 Wonders! 7 Wonders Duel will be available from 10am to 5pm at the Proud Lion Gaming Centre. After each game, record the winner on our tracking sheet (max one win per player please). At the end of the day, three random winners from across all games will win a 7 Wonders Duel Prize Pack, which includes a set of metal coins, a metal conflict pawn, and a black cloth coin bag. Two additional winners will each receive a metal conflict pawn. The first 8 players of the day will also receive a Statue of Liberty Wonder Card!


Tabletop Day Gaming Challenges

Codenames Challenge - Complete a game of Codenames with the fewest number of clues!


Tabletop Prize Draw

The Tabletop Prize Draw is open for entry during the day at Proud Lion. For every £5 spent in store on games, gaming accessories, and RPGs on Tabletop Day, you will receive one raffle ticket. You also receive one raffle for purchasing a Tabletop Day 2018 ticket.

The prize draw will be done in the evening of the Tabletop Day event at the Holiday Inn Express. If your number gets pulled, you will get to pick a prize from the prize table! Prizes will include games, accessories, and other bonus items; full prize details will be available soon.


Food Buffet

Can't have games without food, right? You are more than welcome to bring your own food to the event (though we do ask you to be careful with food around the games); however you can also choose to have some of our evening Tabletop Day Buffet! This year we'll be getting in pizzas with a variety of toppings and a selection of side orders. If you want to get in on this deal, make sure to grab a Buffet Add-On ticket (£4 each) for every person who wants to eat! Buffet Add-On tickets are available up until 3pm on the day, with the food expected to arrive around 7pm.


Tabletop Team Quiz

Get together with a team of up to four people to take part in a quiz centred around the theme of the day: tabletop games! This quiz will feature a range of questions about board games, role playing games, Wil Wheaton's Tabletop, and more.