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In July of 2015 I started a group on Meet Up and called it the Hawkes Bay Geeks Guild.
My goal was to get three or four members so we could play board games and go see geeky movies together. It grew rapidly and soon my dream of making a couple of friends was replaced with a dream to create a community. A Facebook group was created which now has over 800 members and see regular posts about all things geeky.
Monday Night Board Games became a popular, well-loved event and was joined by an arsenal of other events like family outings, movie nights, dinner events, an annual quiz night, road trips and scavenger hunts. In 2018 we hosted our first ever BayCon; a weekend long board game convention and soon after that, the guild became an official incorporated society.
With each passing year the guild continues to grow. More friendships are formed, new board games are discovered and more discussions over ‘which superhero would totally kick some other superhero’s butt’ are had. The goal keeps evolving and growing with the community and I’m excited to see what the future holds for us.
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Become a member and get the perks below, for only $10 a year for individuals and $20 for households.Join Now
- Discounts to GG events & products
- Spot prizes
- Access to the guilds board games for free
- Voting rights at the AGM
- An opportunity to influence the direction of the guild
We’ve hosted Scavenger Hunts and Amazing Races before, but this one is going to be a bit different;
instead of sticking to just Napier, this one will span Napier AND Hastings!
So pencil in the 27th of May in your calendars and start gathering a team!
Entry fee details and more info to come…
Well Done Guildren! With everyone’s generous donations we’ve raised $1100 so far. That gets us over the line for our 3rd complete set of table and chairs.
We are still accepting donations, so if you haven’t donated yet, and want to, you still can.
The table and chair sets will spend most of their time at Riverbend Road so they are available for Monday Night Games, but they will be available to borrow for all paid members of the Geek Guild Association