Beer and Pretzels
It is my delightful duty to invite all those who are Leicester Sabres to visit an upcoming event called Beer and Pretzels, which is to be held in the Town Hall in Burton-upon-Trent this weekend. It’s being held by Spirit Games, a shop with a tradition of supporting ventures by the Leicester Sabres; most recently, they had a stall at Sabrecon.
This is the twenty-third Beer and Pretzels event that Spirit Games have run, and it will open on both Saturday 14th May and Sunday 15th May. The opening times are 10am – 10pm on the Saturday and 10am – 7pm on the Sunday. If you want to attend either day, it’ll set you back £5, whereas a ticket to attend both is just £9: Tickets are available in advance by calling (01283) 511 293.
Burton-upon-Trent itself is around an hour away from Leicester by train or by car, and is fairly easy to get to in either case – a return ticket on the train costs around £18 without a railcard. There is free parking, but you need to obtain a permit before you park, or you may get a fine! If you need a permit, ask about it when calling to book tickets.
The day itself consists of a number of different attractions. As the name might suggest, our hosts promise good beer and a selection of hot and cold food. There will be a library of board games available to play for free, and both organised and disorganised roleplaying games. The wargamers amongst you needn’t fret, since there will be historic wargames in abundance, including a game from the sixties for those of you who fancy a slice of history. And, last but not least, the Spirit Games Website Review Awards.
A few specific highlights include roleplaying sessions with Britain’s first ever superhero RPG, a Star Wars Miniatures tournament, and a chance to play wargames centring around both the Napoleonic era and the English Civil War. This isn’t a complete description of everything that’ll be available on the day, so please do check out the Beer and Pretzels page on the Spirit Games website!