Coronavirus and COVID19 – HoGS Meetups Suspended

As we previously announced, we had suspended our meet ups in March and April, with the intention to review this again as this pandemic progressed.

We are now at the end of April, and restrictions are still in place regarding social distancing, bans on gatherings and the request for us to stay at home unless necessary. And this is not likely to change in the short term.

As such, we will need to extend the suspension until at least the end of June, once again subject to review as we get closer. So there will be no face to face HoGS meetups in May or June.

However, I encourage you to take the opportunity to try out one of our online sessions being run as a replacement.

Once again, I regret needing to do this, but we still are living in very unusual times, and we will continue to need to do what we can to protect both ourselves and our community. #flattenthecurve

Stay well. We hope HoGS can return to normal as quickly as possible.

Glen Mackintosh
President, Hobart Games Society

Hobart Games Society (aka ‘HoGS’) — We love tabletop games

When someone mentions board games, do you automatically think of Monopoly, Risk or Trivial Pursuit? If so, then there’s a brand-new world of games for you to discover and explore, the kind of games we play here at HoGS.

We meet each weekend throughout the year to play ‘strategy’ tabletop games. They can be card or board games, and can comprise an almost infinite variety of playing pieces: dice, miniatures, meeples, resources, coins and more. 

They’re the kind of games you’ll find at any one of the many board game conventions (cons, such as CanCon) that have cropped up around the world in recent years. They’re the kind that Wil Wheaton and his friends discuss on the popular web series, ‘TableTop‘. They’re also what’s featured on

We welcome everyone, young and old, and are keen to share our love of the hobby with you. Even if you’ve never played, for instance, Settlers of Catan or Pandemic or Lords of Waterdeep or Ticket to Ride, you’ll find these games surprisingly easy to learn — and lots of fun to play. 

Want to find out more? Poke around our information pages:

What to expect at a HoGS meet-up
HoGS mission
HoGS membership
HoGS Committee

For our calendar, check out the Events page.

To keep informed about what we’re doing, sign up to our Email list or join our Facebook group.

See you at the games tables!