The Harper Adams Gaming Society (est. Dec 2014) Gamers of all abilities are welcome.
Welcome to the Gaming Society, since our inception in 2014 our goal has been to provide a chill environment where everyone feels welcome and can just have fun playing games. Having received the 2017/18 true blue awards for “Society of the Year”, the Gaming Society is now more popular than ever before. In the past we have battled against Newman University Gaming Society in a gaming competition, play-tested a brand new game that hasn’t been released (Find the Pickle) and attended Birmingham Comic Con. We also run a 12 hour gaming marathon each term where we stay up all night playing games to raise money for our chosen charity; SpecialEffect.
We run two sessions each week from 7pm-10pm:
At the Gaming Society, we provide a welcoming and friendly environment where people can socialise and de-stress while playing games (unsurprisingly)! The society has been around since 2014, and since then we have amassed quite the collection of both board games and video games for people to enjoy. One of the things we pride ourselves on most at Gaming Society is inclusivity; we are a diverse and welcoming group from many different backgrounds and courses.
We run sessions every week, and you can find us in Weston from 7pm to 10pm on Tuesdays and Thursdays.
If you’d like to get in touch, drop one of us an email or drop us a message on our Facebook page!
Ryan Melvin (17096000) - Chair: Head of the society, oversees action and conduct of society, support other execs in their roles.
Charlie Barker (19066700) - Treasurer: Manages the societies budget, organises sponsor details, handles purchases for the society.
Alastair Gleghorn (19143500) - Secretary: Organises society meetings, sponsors and is the members first point of contact.
Josh Plank (19131600) - Vice Chair: Supports the other execs in their roles, second point of contact if chair is unavailable, organiser of D&D sessions for the society.
Tuesday is boardgame night, where members can play games such as Werewolf, Cards Against Humanity, Pandemic, Munchkin and many more. We have games suitable for big groups, small groups, laidback players and competitive players, so there really is something for everyone.
Thursday is videogame night, where members can enjoy lots of games on a variety of consoles; we’ve got an Xbox One, a PlayStation 4, a Nintendo switch and even 4 Nintendo 2DS’s. Party games like Jackbox are often the most popular, but we have some more classic video games such as Mario Kart, Halo and Super Smash Bros. Additionally, we have a VR headset which members can take turns using, with games such as Beat Saber, Super Hot and Resident Evil 7.
Dungeons and Dragons
Later in the year, we will be running Dungeons and Dragons on Friday evenings. This tabletop roleplaying game gets more and more popular every year and is a great way to get to know other members of the society. Even if you have never played before, now is a great time to jump into the hobby.
Due to COVID-19 we are limited in what we can run as a society, therefore things like the VR Headset and potential external trips outside of the university will be temporarily unavailable, and will only be accessible according to Governmental and University guidelines. We will also be sure to maintain a hygienic environment, requiring members to sanitise their hands before entering, and before each new game we play.
RULES OF THE SOCIETY