Club & Committee

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 Discord (Invite Link), FacebookTwitter, and Instagram 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, or use Discord, Facebook or WhatsApp to organise a game.

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:

Tom Candlin

Ross Hill

Barry Cameron

David Ford

Ian Vause

Graeme Norman

Cy Dudley

Frequently Asked Questions

Where do you meet, and how do I get there?

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. The venue is wheelchair accessible and has a ramp into the main hall.

When do you meet?

Every Wednesday from 6.30pm – 10.30pm

This is our Regular gaming night in the Main Hall. Please note the hall is closed between Xmas Day and New Years Day.

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:

  • Warhammer 40K/30K
  • Warhammer Age of Sigmar
  • Warhammer Fantasy – The Old World
  • BloodBowl
  • Star Wars X-Wing
  • Lord of the Rings Strategy Battle Game
  • Kings of War
  • Bolt Action
  • Necromunda
  • Moonstone
  • Malifaux
  • Armada
  • Star Wars Armada
  • Wild West Exodus
  • Shadespire
  • Frostgrave
  • BattleTech Alpha Strike

How much is it to attend?

First visit is free!

Our 2023-2024 fees are:

  • Non-Members £6
  • Members £5
  • Juniors (11-16) £4

Annual Membership is a nominal fee of £1, and will last until the next AGM (2nd Wed in October).

You pay on the night. One of the committee members will go round each table to take your subs. You can pay by cash or by PayPal using your phone. PayPal is the most popular method.

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.

How can I arrange a game with other players? Can I just turn up and find an opponent?

It is best to start on our Discord server, introduce yourself, and post in the appropriate channel for the game you want to play. Our Discord server invite is here. Most players prearrange their games this way. Just turning up on the night won’t guarantee you a game.

Do you provide any boards, playmats, scenery, miniatures, games or rulebooks?

We have plenty of 6′ x 4′ boards, and 3′ x 3′ boards, with various playmats to suit the most common games. There are many boxes of varying different scenery (Fantasy/Sci-Fi/etc). Boards and mats are in the cupboard in the hall (it’s obvious where they are), and scenery boxes are in the cupboards up at the back of the stage. There are steps up to the stage, so if you need assistance please feel free to ask a member. However we do not provide any miniatures, games or rulebooks.

I’ve arrived but all the tables are taken. Should I have booked somehow?

We have around 25 tables setup for us each game night. Should all these be taken, there are more in the cupboard near the fire exit (opposite the hall from the boards/mats cupboard.) Grab one from here and there should be space along the outside. We do not book tables.

Is there food/drink available?

There are snacks, crisps, sweets and various drinks sold in the cafe.

How is the club run?

The club is run according to our constitution. The latest version of which can be found here.

Do you have any upcoming events or tournaments?

Check the Events in Discord at the top of the channels list

I’m interested in running an event, can I book the hall somehow?

We encourage members to organise events. We can help with booking the hall for a day. Please contact a Committee Member on Discord or email

What is this SlayBells event I’ve read about?

Every year we have a Xmas event called SlayBells, which we use to raise funds for charity. It’s an all day event where you get to organise/play larger than typical games, usually with many players, or play multiple games over a full day. There is a prize raffle, and a bring and buy section. Check the events in Discord for the latest information about the next upcoming event.

I have another question…

What really? Well in that case drop us an e-mail and we’ll sort it out. E-mail 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, join our Discord, (Discord server invite is here) the #intros channel is always a good place to start!

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