BYOC Social Games Area

In Partnership with Games Quest

You wanted more social games so we listened!

A bigger social games area with more games, sofas & space!

Play your favorite card or board games courtesy of Games Quest and battle your friends, relax in one of our comfortable furnishings.
We also have a large TV which will host games like JackBox TV so the fun keeps going.

Magic the Gathering Drafts are also available to play, for registrations checkout the Schedule and visit the BYOC Helpdesk.





RPG
Cards
Social
12:00 Dungeons & Dragons
13:00 Dungeons & Dragons MTG: Booster
14:00 MTG: Booster
15:00 Star Wars: Age of Rebelion MTG: Booster
16:00 Star Wars: Age of Rebelion
17:00 Archenemy
18:00 Shadowrun Archenemy Wits and Wagers
19:00 Shadowrun
20:00 Hivemind
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22:00
RPG
Cards
Social
12:00
13:00 Shadowrun MTG: Booster
14:00 Shadowrun MTG: Booster
15:00 MTG: Booster
16:00 Dungeons & Dragons
17:00 Dungeons & Dragons Archenemy
18:00 Archenemy Hivemind
19:00 Star Wars: Age of Rebelion
20:00 Star Wars: Age of Rebelion One Night
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22:00
RPG
Cards
Social
12:00
13:00 Star Wars: Age of Rebelion MTG: Booster
14:00 Star Wars: Age of Rebelion MTG: Booster
15:00 MTG: Booster
16:00 Shadowrun
17:00 Shadowrun Archenemy
18:00 Archenemy One Night
19:00 Dungeons & Dragons
20:00 Dungeons & Dragons Hivemind
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22:00
RPG
Cards
Social
12:00 Dungeons & Dragons
13:00 Dungeons & Dragons MTG: Booster
14:00 MTG: Booster
15:00 MTG: Booster
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Introducing Roleplaying, coming back to insomnia62!

We are adding new and exciting content to the social games area in partnership with Games Quest and GM Moley

We will be putting on scheduled daily events each afternoon for groups of up to 5 players. Each session will last 2 hours, see below for timeslots for different games.

We're pleased to offer 3 separate games, Dungeons and Dragons 5E, Shadowrun 5E and Star Wars Age of Rebellion

When players arrive at the sessions they will find characters ready to roll, each set up with powers and equipment appropriate for the adventure.

Whilst we have a timetable for the three different games, if you and your friends book all 5 seats in a session GM Moley has kindly agreed to run whichever game you like for that session.

Dungeons and Dragons - 5th Edition


Whether you wield hardened steel, or sling powerful magic spells, call on the power of nature, or the gods themselves, come take on the role of a mighty hero in this quintessential pen-and- paper fantasy role playing game. Now in its 5 th edition new mechanics have been added to simplify and streamline game play, making this the perfect system in which to introduce new role players, while many features have been retained from older systems to satisfy all previous generations of gamers. In this 2 hour session, adventures will investigate the Sepulchre Tower and its ghostly owner who can answer questions from beyond the grave.

Want to play like a High Roller – Sign up today to secure your spot.

Schedule

Want to play like a High Roller – Visit BYOC Helpdesk today to secure your spot.

  • Friday - 12:00 to 14:00
  • Saturday - 16:00 to 18:00
  • Sunday - 19:00 to 21:00
  • Monday - 12:00 to 14:00

Shadowrun - 5th Edition

In a gritty, near future dystopia Industrial espionage runs rampant. Set in a world of magic and cybernetics, creatures of myth and fantasy control huge magacorporations, while technologically advanced hackers are able to connect themselves directly into the worldwide computer network known as the Matrix. In this world, fuelled by power and money, the Corporations, Governments, and Crime Syndicates alike strive anonymously to hold the greatest influence. This is where you belong. A deniable asset with no identity, doing the jobs no-one else can, known only as – a Shadowrunner.

In this 2 hour role play session you will become a member of an elite running team sent to investigate the Daikatomi Tower which has been taken over by terrorists.

Schedule

Can you get the hostages out safely? – Visit BYOC Helpdesk today to secure your spot.

  • Friday - 18:00 to 20:00
  • Saturday - 13:00 to 15:00
  • Sunday - 14:00 to 18:00

Star Wars: Age of Rebellion

Age of Rebellion is one of three tabletop role-playing games set in the Star Wars Universe. Based during the original trilogy, Age of Rebellion focuses on the events of ‘The Empire Strikes Back’ as you join the fight of the rebel alliance against the evil galactic empire. Whether your set of unique skills puts you in the pilot seat of a high octane starfighter battle, helps you sneak undetected into the depths of an imperial base, or has you negotiate with remote populations to turn entire worlds to fight for your cause – your actions could be the turning point that saves the lives of millions across the galaxy.

In this 2 hour session your band of highly trained commandos must find a way to insert a secret flaw into the empire's newest planned super weapon.

Schedule

The fate of the Galaxy Depends on YOU – Visit BYOC Helpdesk today to secure your spot.

  • Friday - 15:00 to 17:00
  • Saturday - 19:00 to 21:00
  • Sunday - 13:00 to 15:00

Magic the Gathering - Booster Draft


Magic The Gathering Drafts are back again!

Games Quest will be running Magic the Gathering Demos exclusively for BYOC and BYOC guest customers

The games will be playable in the social games area in partnership with Games Quest

Magic the Gathering, Booster Draft: Ixalan/Rivals

For centuries, the untamed jungles of Ixalan have hidden a coveted secret: Orazca, the city of gold. But nothing can remain hidden forever, and with the discovery of Orazca a mysterious artefact – The Immortal Sun, has also been uncovered. Bands of furious pirates, Magical Merfolk Shaman, Vampire Conquistadores and Dinosaur-riding Warriors clash together in an epic struggle to wield this powerful prize. Who’s allegiance will you employ as you join the battle to take control of this hidden paradise, and the right to the treasure that comes with it?

New to Magic the Gathering?

Magic is a game in which you use a personalised deck of cards to battle your opponent with spells and creatures of increasing power as the game progresses. Drafting is a format of play in Magic the Gathering in which you create your deck from booster packs of randomised cards that are circled around the table before the head to head battles commence.

A great entry into this widely popular and enjoyable game, where you can learn to play and develop a deeper understanding of the game, drafting enables everyone to start on the same level as you all share the same pool of available cards – And you also take away the deck you create so you can continue playing after you leave the table!

£10 entry for 3 booster packs.

Magic the Gathering, Booster Draft: Unstable – Special Limited Release

Unstable is a hugely enjoyable standalone set of Magic the Gathering designed to push the boundaries of conventional play in a fun and whimsical way. For an experience of magic unlike any you have had before, come along and draft a set that will have you laughing from the second you open your first pack, right through to your final game – win or loose – In a format that is the perfect introduction to the game of Magic the Gathering.

£10 Entry will get you 3 booster packs, and you will take away the cards that you draft.

New to Magic? Don’t worry, drafting is a great way to develop a sound understanding of the mechanics of play, in a format that puts everyone on the same level. However, want a quick introduction before you sit down at the table? Come find experienced demonstrators in the Table Top Zone for an introduction to the game.

Demos will take place daily, Friday to Sunday, To register for a MTG demo please visit the BYOC Help Desk when you arrive at the event. To sign up for a game please click on the signup link found under "Social Games" here

Game BIO:

If you are new to Magic the Gathering and want to get involved check out the website for all the Lore, story and community information

Schedule

Want to play in one of these drafts? – Visit BYOC Helpdesk today to secure your spot.

  • Friday - 13:00 to 16:00
  • Saturday - 13:00 to 16:00
  • Sunday - 13:00 to 16:00
  • Monday - 12:00 to 15:00

Archenemy

Schedule

Gideon Jura, Chandra Nalaar and Nissa Revane are planeswalkers, a select few who have the ability to travel across the many planes of the multiverse. Although each is a powerful being, alone they are no match for the great and ancient forces that threaten the existence of all these world. Threats such as Nicol Bolas: one of the most powerful planeswalkers of the Multiverse and at 25,000 years old, possibly the oldest being alive.

So together, Gideon, Chandra and Nissa form the Gatewatch, sworn to protect the people of the multiverse and strong enough to take on any force that threatens it.

In this 3 vs 1 format, you take on the role of one of these heroes - represented by a pre-constructed 60-card deck ready to play at the table. All you need to do is round up the Gatewatch and bring 2 other players with you to battle it out against our nefarious champion who plots to take over the worlds as you know them.

Think you’re up to the challenge? Sign up today to find out. The fastest team will win the Archenemy box, containing: the four 60-card decks required to play, four planeswalker cards with new art, and a 20-card scheme deck containing 20 all-new, unique schemes. Playable right out of the box!

    Want to play in one of these drafts? – Visit BYOC Helpdesk today to secure your spot.

    • Friday - 17:00 to 19:00
    • Saturday - 17:00 to 19:00
    • Sunday - 17:00 to 19:00

Wits and Wagers

Not a trivia buff? It doesn't matter! In Wits & Wagers, each player writes a guess to a question such as “In what year did the bikini swimsuit makes its first appearance?” or “How many feet wide is an NFL football field?” and places it face-up on the betting mat. Think you know the answer? Bet on your guess. Think you know who the experts are? Bet on their guess. The closest answer-- without going over-- pays out according to the odds on the betting mat. Strike it big and you’ll be cheering like you just hit the jackpot!

Wits & Wagers is a trivia game that lets you bet on anyone’s answer, so you don’t need the right answer to win. You can win by making educated guesses, by playing the odds, or by knowing the interests of your friends. It can be taught in 2 minutes, played in 25 minutes, and accommodates up to 20 people in teams.

Sign up today to this casual but energetic high-stakes social game

Schedule

Want to play, sign up via the athena event below

Hivemind

Hive Mind is not your typical trivia game, because in Hive Mind there is no wrong answer! There are only answers that are less popular. In Hive Mind you are a busy bee, working for the Queen to discover which members of the Hive are not conforming to the unity of the colony. You do this in rounds of questions designed to prove you all share the same thoughts, and drive out those of you who do not.

With obvious questions like: ‘Name 5 flowers that are also Children’s names’, and ‘Name 5 things that could damage a tree’, you will be infuriated by every answer you didn’t write down, and form fast bonds of camaraderie with those you did, as you score points based on the number of people that agree with your answers.

This is a laugh out loud game that fits every audience, and the stand out social game of the year for everyone on the Games Quest Team, and we would love for you to join us and share in the experience.

Schedule

Want to play, sign up via the athena event below

One Night - Werewolf Epic Battle

One Night Ultimate Werewolf is a fast paced variant of the well known hidden role classic ‘Werewolves of Millers Hollow’, but with one key difference - Zero player elimination.

As the title suggests, the events of One Night Ultimate Werewolf play out over a single night (and the following day). Every player receives a special role card to indicate which team they are on, and possibly an action to be completed during the night phase, and then everyone enters into a round of open discussion as you try to reach a group decision over which player is secretly a werewolf.

Whether the villagers successfully root out the werewolves, or they make it through the day undiscovered, all the roles are collected up and redistributed as you close your eyes for the next night of mystery and deceit.

With each round playing in roughly 10 minutes, this gives you the chance to play as a number of different characters, and the actions they come with, in an easy to learn game that is instantly enjoyable and highly re-playable.

Schedule

Want to play, sign up via the athena event below