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War Games Week! Join the battle at the Royal Armouries this February half term

Friday, 11 January 2019

Selection of board games and playing pieces plus 2 games controllers

This February half term the Royal Armouries in Leeds will be hosting an action-packed War Games event for all of the family to enjoy.

From the 13th – 24th February visitors can experience a packed programme full of exciting games to play, performances, talks and have-a-go activities, with something to entertain all ages. From world-famous video games to classic board games, the event will immerse visitors in the world of gaming and how the museum’s collections have influenced this.

Throughout the event the museum’s team of interpreters will bring to life some of our best loved games, with an opportunity for visitors try out a role playing quest, as well as exploring how objects in our collections have been used in video gaming.

From the 18th – 22nd February, Krash Labs will be inviting children to have a go at Minecraft, as well as other action-packed cyber activities. As well as this, Cards or Die will be dropping by with a number of exciting board games for visitors to try out.

On the 16th and 17th February Leeds Wargames Club will be giving demonstrations around the galleries, and on the 22nd, 23rd and 24th February Warlord Games and Paper Soldiers (23rd) will offer visitors a chance to have-a-go at their games.

The museum is free to visit and open from 10 am – 5 pm daily.

Mark Jackson, Events Manager, said: “We are really excited to be hosting a war games themed event at the museum. Many aspects of our collections have provided inspiration for games over the years and our event will give visitors an opportunity to explore the background of some of the best known and loved games out there.

“We are being joined by some experts in the field who are here to introduce visitors to the world of video and board gaming. The event is suitable for all of the family and will be full of action-packed activities for everyone to get stuck into.”

To find out more about the War Games event at the Royal Armouries visit our website. 

About the Royal Armouries

Entry to the museum is free but some activities carry a small charge.