Bastion is a 3 day tabletop meetup/convention in North Wales where we play games, meet other gamers and make new friends.
In 2023, Bastion returns to the Conwy YHA for three days of board games, miniatures, CCGs and RPGs. Just come and play games, or book a bunk and stay all weekend.
Please register for our waitlist as soon as possible.
We have the venue booked from Thursday evening to Sunday evening.
Anyone! Whether you're just getting started with board games or have been playing for years. Come with your friends & family - we only ask that children under the age of 12 are accompanied by an adult.
While we expect groups of friends to come together, we strongly encourage you to mix around and play games with new folks as well! If you’re getting ready to start a game, look around and see if anyone is not currently playing something. Most importantly, nobody should ever be left out.
There will be no food and drink provided by the venue, but Conwy (a 10 minute walk away) has plenty of pubs and restaurants. There are a number of takeaways that will deliver to the venue, as well as shared kitchen facilities if you want to bring and prepare your own food.
We call Bastion a tabletop event - so while board games are the easiest to provide, if you want to set up a miniatures game, play some CCGs, or run an RPG - you can and definitely should!
Feel free to use our Facebook page to arrange specific games with other Bastion attendees.
The event is modelled on many other open board game events - we provide the venue, tables, chairs but all our attendees provide the games - so while there will be hundreds of games available to play provided by Bastion's hosts and other attendees, you're encouraged to bring your own too.
We will have some tables set up at the edges of the room for game storage.
No, sorry. We don't want to be in a situation where we're turning down weekend bunk tickets because a bed is booked for one night. You're welcome to turn up for just a few of the nights if you prefer, but we think the price is very reasonable whether you choose to stay for 1, 2 or 3 nights.
We offer two types of bunk tickets: Individual, and Whole Room.
The Whole Room ticket is a buyout of an entire room just for your party. You’ll need to include who the attendees are, we will then allocate an appropriate room (either 2 or 4 bunks) to you. We have a limited number of rooms allocated for these tickets.
The Individual ticket is a bunk in a shared room with up to 4 people. We should be able to allocate tickets bought together to the same room. The en-suite rooms are 4 single beds (2 bunks), so if you purchase 4 tickets at the same time we'll probably be able to get you in the same room. If you purchase 1, 2, or 3 tickets, we will allocate you to the same room but be aware you may be sharing with others.
If you've purchased separately but want to share, or have any other room sharing or accessibility requirements, leave a message with your booking or send us an email at [email protected] and we'll do our best to sort it out for you.
We will have staff on hand every day to ensure people are good. Good means:
Please do be nice, it's cold in January, we don't want to throw you out. We reserve the right to cancel your booking during the event if we find you breaking the rules.
If you're not having a good time, please let us know what we can do.
We're Aaron Lawn, Dewi Clough, Tom Usher and Denise Williams-Usher. We play lots of games with our friends in North Wales - Bastion is our way of playing more, meeting new people and having a good time.