Play the game! International Tabletop Day hits Cardiff Saturday 30 April

Fancy playing games this Saturday? You’re in luck – Rules of Play are hosting International Tabletop Day at the Angel Hotel: TWELVE HOURS celebrating tabletop games in all forms; from kid-friendly puzzles and imaginative role playing games to beautifully crafted board games and highly-inappropriate-to-play-at-a-family-reunion card games. It’s an annual event, celebrated around the world – and Cardiff is hosting Wales’ biggest event!

rules of play tabletop day

There will be games there for you to play or you can take your own, plus the other smaller events running throughout the day. Here’s what’s happening:

  • Kids Zone (for families)
  • learn-to-play’ events (for newbies wanting to try out something different),
  • fully licensed bar (which, along with drinks, will be serving up chips and pulled pork baps).

The day-long board game extravaganza has something for complete beginners, casual players, hardcore hobbyists, plus parents looking for something stimulating to do with their kids while they can enjoy a quiet pint.

There’s also a real indie vibe as many independent publishers will be setting up their own stalls and showing off brand new games that you may not have seen before.

There will also be game tournaments (with prizes), a raffle (where you can win a fat stash of International TableTop Day goodies) and a VIP area where you can reserve a slot on a professional gaming table.


International Tabletop Day Facebook event page

Saturday April 30, 10am-10pm
The Angel Hotel, Castle St, Cardiff, South Glamorgan CF10 1SZ
Tickets: £5 adv / £6 on the door


Last year, Rules Of Play hosted the event in Chapter (day time) and The Gate Arts Centre (night time) and had over 200 attendees. The event was so popular some people had to sit on the floor to play their games. This year, however will be Rules Of Play’s biggest event yet time with
over 500 people expected to attend and several rooms booked at the Angel Hotel.

International TableTop day was started in 2013 by gaming and lifestyle website Geek & Sundry (created by Hollywood actress and famed geek Felicia Day – best known for her roles in Supernatural, Doll House and Doctor Horrible’s Sing Along Blog). It was a day designed to celebrate the weird, wonderful and diverse world of table top games and it is now celebrate across the globe every April.


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