Pennine Megagames exists to promote megagames in general and our own in particular, through a wide range of accessible, high quality games. We provide a variety of game genres, covering both political-conflict and operational military games, believing it is important that most megagamers see something of interest to them on our calendar. This helps ensure we build a community that sustains future games and their development. We strongly encourage players to get involved as part of game control teams and are proud of the number of new games designers who have taken the opportunity to showcase their talents. Read more about us here.
Our Next Game:
Cockroaches, Copper & Cows
The Rest of 2018
The Shot Heard Round the Universe
28 April | Leeds | Tim Campbell
Rebellion in a galaxy far, far away
Case Blue '42
23 June | Sheffield | Pete Sizer and Matt Tippin
Second World War action on the Eastern Front
28 July | Manchester | Phillip Howarth
Gangs and inquisitors in the near future. And judges...
Everybody Dies III: Playing With Fire
1 September | Leeds | Becky Ladley
A prequel to the Game of Thrones series. With dragons!
24 November | Manchester | Paul Howarth
Intrigue, espionage and coups in 60's South America
The Megagame Process
First, use the contact form on the relevant game page to register your interest. Due to data protection requirements we ask that each player complete this, including any individual requirements or preferences.
Next, you will be asked to pay a non-refundable £10 deposit to secure your place and the £20 balance nearer the game. If you cannot make the game for any reason, please let the game runner know as soon as possible, so arrangements can be made as we often have waiting lists and may also need to move players around.
A game briefing will take place a few weeks before the event. These are part of our regular Pennine Planning events calendar and are open to anyone who is interested.
On the day, the game will run from around 9.30 until 5pm, starting with a briefing and finishing with a quick debrief before the pub. The game does not stop for lunch, but most of our venues allow you to bring your own refreshments and drinks are provided.
We do not charge our control team for their help in putting games on, but the game runner is responsible for allocating these limited roles and cannot guarantee one for everyone interested. We do ask that control members attend at least one playtest or briefing for the game if at all possible, to help ensure the game runs smoothly.
Our Games Elsewhere
Occasionally Pennine designers run games outside our published calendar and usual venues, often with other groups. Currently these include:
21 January - Manchester: After Armageddon, post-apocalyptic trade and conflict, by Jonathan Pickles, with Fan Boy 3
3 February - Redditch: Fraying Threads, an epidemic crisis game, by Paul Howarth as Storyliving Games, with The Great Indoors.
Host or Run Our Games
We have been asked a number of times about the possibility of hosting or buying Pennine megagames. by individuals and groups. This can often be arranged and is usually done after discussions with the game designer, who maytravel to put the game on, or make the resources available electronically, for a fee.
The simplest thing to do is to have a look at our game archive and decide which game would suit you best then drop us a line. We can then put you in touch with the designer to discuss further.