The Micropubs across the county will be hosting the championship. It will also see keen gamers compete over five board competitions during the first heats stage.
The Micropubs are a low-cost pub trade concept designed by the CAMRA 2015 Campaigner of the Year, Martyn Hillier of the Butchers Arms, Herne. The Micropub members promote it through the Micropub Association. While the organisation has a description of the Micropub there appears to be flexibility; on some that have bars and beer dispensers, all with varying hand pumps with different designs and even sizes as well.
Warwick will support the decision on UK’s next Board Games Champion. The micropubs hosting this year’s competition include The Crafty One, in Ilkeston, BeerHeadZ in Grantham, Beerheadz, in Retford, The Real Ale Classroom, in Leicester, and The Old Post Office, in Warwick.
The contest is the brainchild of Pork Farms, which is UK’s leading pie manufacturer.
Games set to be featured Monopoly, Trivial Pursuit, Jenga, Boggle and also Taboo.
The contest will run through micropubs throughout the UK, with the heats taking place on Sunday, February 26th to Sunday, 26th March 2017.
The heat winners will be expected to go against each other on the grand final during the week during which the National Board Games Week will be held in May.
The Pork Farms Marketing and brand manager, Michael Holton, said: We are thrilled with some national micropubs that have registered for the first time this year.
“Following the success recorded in the 2016 championships, we hope to make the 2017 contest even bigger and better, and, with the help of the micropub family, it will be as expected.
For the families that want to get involved in the championships, Pork Farms have a dedicated Family Board Games Night which involves families battling it out against each other right in the comfort of their living room.