Board Games

Board games @ Continuum

At a loose end for a session or two? Tired of putting on that next outfit and make up? Why not take a break at the Library of Continuum, our very own board game library!

At the Library you can try out the latest Euro games fresh from the Essen Spiel show, or a tried and trusted old master, such as Settlers of Catan or El Grande. There will be a large selection of British, American, German and other European games, including strategy and resource management games, board wargames, and family games. If you have a particular favourite, then it’s worth putting in a request in advance, to enable the Library of Continuum to attempt to supply your dreams. Simply turn up and borrow the games! Table space will be provided, and you can book board game slots in advance as an alternative to freeform or tabletop gaming.

On arrival, and throughout the con, you will also be able to sign up to join in with board games in each of the gaming slots during the weekend. You can either sign up for a general board gaming session, or suggest / join specific games. If you have signed up for a session, please arrive promptly to ensure you are allocated to a table, so that games can start promptly. If you have not, all is not lost, please come along anyway at the start of any gaming period, and we will do our utmost to get everyone enjoying themselves.

The board game library

The library will be in part Alan & Charlie Paull’s personal collection, supplemented by some of the Con Com’s favourite games. We can only bring as many games as will fit in our cars, so you may like to ask us to bring something specific with us. The Paulls’ collections are documented on and

One or both of Alan and Charlie will be available throughout the Continuum weekend to demo, teach and play board and card games. If you would like help with arranging opponents at particular times, please contact either one of them at [email protected] They have different games on each list, so you may want to look at both. If you would like to ask us to bring a particular game please email [email protected]

Alternatively you can sign up for your chosen time slot whenever you like after you arrive – there will be sign-up sheets available – or just turn up when you’re free and join in.


We welcome anyone, novice or expert or anyone in between. There will normally be one of us at the library, willing and able to teach new games and to encourage beginners. If you have any games you’d like to bring and teach to us, that is always good too 🙂