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  • 21 January 2018
14.00-17.00 or 18.00-21.00

Ticketing information

Tickets are £10

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In the royal court the stakes are always high!

Grab a drink, roll a dice and unleash your competitive spirit. Whether you're new to gaming or an experienced player, enjoy an evening of board gaming in one of the oldest gambling dens in the country. Gaming gurus will be on hand to teach you the rules to both historical and modern games as you attempt to win favour in the court. Try your hand at something new or borrow your favourite from our games library and see if you can beat the house.

This event is suitable for 18+ years.

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