York Garrison is a club run by players, for players. A gathering place for tabletop gamers to enjoy and discover games in a casual and friendly environment. Everyone is welcome, and you’re free to choose the level of your involvement. Want to just turn up and game? That’s fine. Perhaps you’re looking to run an event or campaign? Also cool, even encouraged.
This site is our internet home, but it’s certainly not the only place you can reach us or engage with other gamers. You’ll find us on Facebook and Twitter, as well as in a number of Whatsapp Groups for specific games.
Looking to join us for a game? Take a look at our Frequently Asked Questions below for more information on how to find us and when we’re open, as well as our Discussion Forums to find an opponent.
Our community is supported a number of companies, many of them with personal ties to the club. These companies give generously by sponsoring our events and donating to our annual Charity Day, so it’s great to give back where possible. If you’re considering a purchase of anything wargame related take a look at our Sponsors page and support the companies that support us.
The club is run by a committee. There are no ranks in our committee structure, so feel free to approach any of us if you have questions. Our current committee members are the following:
Frequently Asked Questions
Where do you meet?
The Folk Hall, Hawthorn Terrace, New Earswick, York, YO32 4AQ
Please note, Sat Nav’s often try to take you around the back, the hall car park entrance is actually on the main road. There is plenty of parking (for free!) and some space for bikes. The Number 1 Bus from York stops right outside and usually runs every 15 minutes.
When do you meet?
Every Wednesday from 6.30pm – 10.30pm
This is our Regular gaming night in the Main Hall. There are plenty of 6×4 and 3×3 tables.
Often large events are organised on our Forum for the Saturday sessions.
What games do you play?
Tabletop wargames and card games mostly. To name just a few of the more regularly played games in no particular order:
Kings of War/Warhammer Fantasy/Mordheim
Star Trek Attack Wing
Star Wars Armada/X-Wing
Wild West Exodus
We’re always up for a new challenge so if you have a new game you think we’d enjoy please either post in our forum or bring it down.
How much is it to attend?
First visit is free!
Juniors (11-16) £3
Annual Membership is a nominal fee of £1.
Saturday cost depends on if it’s a general day or event based. Usually between £5 and £10.
How old do I have to be to attend?
We accept children from the age of 11, once they’ve started secondary school. Please note however that we require any children under the age of 16 to be accompanied by two responsible adults over the age of 18.
Is there food available?
Folk Hall is currently undergoing building works and the Cafe is closed.
Yes, from the Folk Hall café at reasonable prices.
Curry, burgers, pasta etc, All depending on that night’s menu but order early.
Also there are snacks, crisps, sweets and various drinks.
How is the club run?
The club is run according to our constitution the latest version of which can be found here.
I have another question…
What really? Well in that case drop us an e-mail and we’ll sort it out. E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll get back to you as soon as possible. Best way to find everything out is to pop along, we’re happy to answer any questions you have. Equally have a look in our forum, the “Ask a question” section is always a good place to start!