A collection of possibly useful game related and other links.



The club's web presence has fluctuated somewhat over the years, in addition to this site and the blog and stats pages linked above, the following sites are still extant.

Games Played: Thumbnail display of games played from April 2003 as displayed on BoardGameGeek.

BGG Guild: The club guild at BoardGameGeek created by Andy E.

@halesowenBG: HBG on X/Twitter

General Gaming

Gaming Resources

BoardGameGeek is the most comprehensive database for boardgames on the web. Also has a thriving community to discuss rules, variants and practically anything else.

Local(ish) Conventions

UK Games Expo: Since 2007, this has been the major UK event in terms of many different types of games, including board games. Held in May/June at the Hilton Metropole at the NEC, the main Saturday and Sunday are mainly concerned with trade stands, although there is room for open gaming, both before and during the show, also in the evenings. Since 2013 HBG has organised boardgames tournaments at this show.

Beer & Pretzels: Held in Burton in May, organised by Spirit Games, this is a 2 day event, where the main concern is playing games, there is sizeable games library.

Manorcon: Held in July, a weekend of playing games, held at the University of Leicester. There is usually a good second hand games sale.

Midcon: Held in November in Derby, usually our first chance to play many of the new games released at Essen, the previous month. Again this is a games playing convention.


A couple of bricks & mortar stores and 1 online store

Waylands Forge is our local games shop in Birmingham. Has a selection of board games, plus other types.

Spirit Games is in Burton, renowned for brewing. They organise the annual Beer & Pretzels convention.

Gameslore is a well regarded online shop with a good range.

Other sites


Pages concerning the town and places in it, past & present.

The Stag & Three Horseshoes is a large pub at the top of Mucklow Hill and is the site of our club meetings since November 2013.

Halesowen Abbey History as described by English Heritage.

A brief history of Halesowen according to Dudley Council.

Halesowen according to Wikipedia.

Hales Owen Roots. Site filled with pictures of Halesowen past, also a few videos and links elsewhere.

Halesowen Chess Club. If you're interested in this particular board game, you could go here

Halesowen Cricket Club The local cricket club, first & second teams play in the Birmingham & District Premier League.

Halesowen Town FC The town's football club, which currently plays in the Evo-Stik League Division One South.