The Break

Family Board Game Holidays

Unplug & Reconnect

A weekend break for families centred around the world of board games.


This is your chance to switch off phones and PCs, and escape the hubbub of everyday life. To recharge, reconnect and rediscover the joys of spending quality time together as a family.


On-site activities and amenities include puzzle hunts; board game design workshops; games-based training for parents; and a well-stocked library of board games.

Sample Itinerary




4pm – 6pm Welcome & free gaming
6pm – 7pm Food & games
7.30pm – 9pm Demon in the Pit: Card games for lots of people.
9pm – 12am Free gaming




9am – 10.30am Board game Olympics: Ski jumping. How far can you go with these push your luck games? Test your nerve.
11am – 12.30pm Ticket to Ride Tag: Teams of rail operators create networks all over the world. But only one can be be crowned the overall winner.
12.30pm – 1.30pm Food & games
2pm – 3pm Board game Olympics: Decathlon. Roll dice in ten different ways.
3.15pm – 4.15pm
Design your own game: Dive into our components box, make your own cards and customise your dice in this interactive workshop. 
4.30pm – 5.30pm Three games at once: Play multiple games simultaneously on different tables. If you’re not there, you miss your turn.
6pm – 7pm Food & games
7.30pm – 9.30pm Colour wars: Three rounds, three colourful games. Buy, sell, trade and haggle your way up the leaderboard.
9pm – 12am Free gaming




9am – 10.30am Board game Olympics: Gymnastics. Demonstrate your acrobatic skill and flair for performance with these dexterity games.
11am – 12.30pm Pictionary without paper: Create pictures in flour, pasta and maybe ketchup in a messy twist on the classic game. No pens allowed.
12.30pm – 1.30pm Food & games
2pm – 3.30pm Board game Olympics: Boxing. Knock out your opponents as you battle your way to the top of these fighting games.
4pm – 5.30pm 8-bit live: Play giant Pac Man and other live simulations of retro video games. How quickly can you munch your way around the maze?
6pm – 7pm Food & games
7.30pm – 9.30pm Social deduction games: Expose the traitors in your midst. Muzzle the werewolf. Conduct a witch hunt. Diffuse the bomb.
9pm – 12am Free gaming




9am – 12.30pm Playtesting: Try out new games in prototype form. Influence the development of the newest Dark Imp Games.
12.30pm – 1.30pm Food & games
2pm – 4pm Farewells & free gaming



Board Game Retreats are coming in 2020!

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