Find out about the future events we're running here! We'll be adding new and exciting events all the time as well as showing photos and updates from our previous events. Keep an eye on our Facebook events page for further info too!
Bear in mind we may film or take photos of our events, so if you don't want to be involved do let us know and we'll make sure to accommodate you.
Community Game JamFri | 24 May 2019 | 16:00 to Mon | 27 May 2019 | 18:00Fri | 24 May 2019 | 16:00 to Mon | 27 May 2019 | 18:00
Are you a creative games designer, artist, programmer or audio designer up for a challenge? If so, come and be part of the Games Wales Community Game Jam. You will have the weekend to conceive and build a game based on unique theme chosen by the community leaders!
Doors will be open from 4pm on Friday evening for everyone to meet, after which the themes will be announced. Games will need to be submitted on Sunday before 3pm, after which teams will then have the opportunity to present their game to everyone else.
Ticket covers running costs for the weekend, and access to Levels 2 and 3 of The Arcade Vaults. This includes free teas and coffees, plus access to a kitchenette with a fridge and microwave. There will also be a lot of pizza available to all on the Friday night! We're located right in the City Centre so you will have access to plenty of other food options for the entire weekend.
Remote jammers are absolutely welcome to participate as long as they are based in Wales or are Welsh, and are willing to link up with the main jam site via video contact (Skype, Facetime etc). If you want to participate remotely you'll still need to get a ticket though which will give you access to the upload site for the games to be submitted to.
Note that this will not be a 24 hour site - access will be limited to 8/9am at the earliest and around 10/11pm at the latest. If you are coming in from outside of Cardiff there are lots of places to stay nearby.
Charity Mario Kart TournamentSat | 1 June 2019 | 17:00 to 21:00Sat | 1 June 2019 | 17:00 to 21:00
Its the return of our Mario Kart 8 Deluxe tournament! This time, we're donating to the Velindre Cancer Centre, with a little help from our friends at the Welsh Gaming Network!
The venue fee is £3 with a tournament entry fee of *at least* £2 (you're welcome to put in as much as you want on top!) of which 100% goes directly to charity!
Winner's of the tournament get 1 month's membership to the Arcade for FREE! There are also some other goodies for our top players :)
Beginners D&D / Role Play GameSat | 8 June 2019 | 12:00 to 21:00Sat | 8 June 2019 | 12:00 to 21:00
Have you always wanted to try Dungeons & Dragons but never had the chance? Or are you just a D&D player looking for something new to try? Well, we have 3 unique campaigns for beginners to try out and explore over 2 sessions, with three super friendly Dungeon Masters who will aim to ease you in but will also make sure you have a fun and wild adventure!
We're running three campaigns, two from our intro night and a new one shot:
- NEW: A Journey to Kings Landing
A tourney. King Robert Baratheon, ruler of the Seven Kingdoms, has declared a tourney and festival in the great city of King’s Landing. All the lords and bannermen of the Seven Kingdoms are invited to attend, where there will be feasting , merriment, and great jousts for the finest knights in all the land to prove their mettle, along with a grand melee to claim the rich prizes offered by the crown (to say nothing of the adoration and cheers of the crowd). It pays to know which way the wind is blowing, so the riches won in this tourney may be far more than mere gold.
- The Kobold Menace
Venture deep into damp and filthy dungeons in this daunting introductory campaign designed to pull you into a thrilling adventure amongst the hordes of Kobold that call these dank caverns their home. Battle through ambushes and work around the traps set by the Kobold Menace as you're pulled deeper into the dungeon’s depths...but be weary. Whispers among your enemies tell of danger all the more fearsome hiding deep within.
- Lost in Water
The Deadman’s Rose, a stunning ruby lost to the depths, traced to no avail by many an adventurer before you. Delve deep underwater into beautifully overgrown, ancient temple whose caverns, corridors and halls, search for the long-lost gem and be wary. There are those who wish to see the jewel remain hidden.
- NEW: A Journey to Kings Landing