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What is tabletop gaming?
By: Tamworth Games Club
Hello there!

The world of tabletop gaming is vast and includes so many amazing games and universes for us to explore. It can be pretty intimidating for a newcomer who’s never seen or experienced anything like this before so we wanted to lend a hand for some of you may not know what tabletop gaming is (and that’s perfectly okay!). Tabletop gaming includes a lot of different types of games and even more games themselves. We’re going to go over the basics of a few of the different types of games and list off some games in those categories.
To start tabletop gaming is a game that you play on a table… pretty simple! This includes games like card games, board games, miniature wargames etc. You’ve actually probably played a few in your life if you’ve ever played something like Monopoly, Uno, Chess or played Pokemon Cards as a kid! They are all tabletop games. Other tabletop games often include more than cards, more complex game pieces like miniatures or unconventional dice, rule books and other things! Heres a list of the types of games that we play at Tamworth Games Club!

Card Games

First off is card games. In most of these you have a deck of cards, a set of rules and play with other players. These games can include games like Magic: The Gathering where the cards depict fantasy inspired elements like dragons, vampires, orcs and spells and you and your opponent play against each other to win.

This is probably what most people think of when tabletop games are mentioned. Generally in these games you command an army of miniatures that you get to assemble and paint and battle against other player’s armies on beautifully crafted game boards complete with scenery. These games are usually played by moving around miniatures using rulers and rolling dice for things like attacking and defending. The most popular games that fit into this Category would be Warhammer and Warhammer 40,000 but it also includes games like Star Wars Legion, Relic Knights and X-Wing.
Role-Playing Games

Most people have heard of Dungeons and Dragons also known as DnD. DnD is a role-playing game where you and a group of people get together to tell a story through the game’s mechanics and imagination. A game master generally runs a game session for players who make characters and role-play as those characters. Similar to games like Skyrim, World of Warcraft and more instead of being behind a screen and the game have a predetermined story. You get to hang out with friends and the story can go anywhere. Examples of this kind of game are Dungeons and Dragons, Pathfinder and Warhammer: Roleplay.
Board Games

We all are pretty familiar with board games. You play with either miniatures, game pieces or something similar on a game board, roll dice, play cards and try to achieve whatever the game wants you to do. These generally tend to fit a lot of different types of games in it from games like Settlers of Catan all the way to adventure games like Super Dungeon Explore. These are often the easiest games to pick up and are always a ton of fun!
So that’s a brief summary of the kinds of games we play here at Tamworth Games Club! For a list of games we’re currently playing head over to our game page here! Feel free to get in touch with us if you have any questions or need some guidance on where to get started with all of this. We’d love to help since it all can be a bit confusing when you are getting started!

Thanks for reading and happy gaming!

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