The West Australian Boardgaming Association Inc.
The West Australian Boardgaming Association Inc. is a not-for-profit collective of gamers who promote board games and card games through a range of public events in Western Australia. We are an incorporated association (committee details).
Our aims are:
- The promotion of boardgames in the West Australian community.
- The provision of regular game playing events at community venues.
This is our Guild, where we discuss upcoming events, how to improve our meetings and how to promote boardgaming in Western Australia.
WABA maintains a collection of games that we have purchased or have been donated. These games are not available for loan but can be played at any WABA event. Not all games in the WABA Collection are at all events due to space restrictions. If you wish to play a specific game at a WABA event, please let us know as early as possible so that we can try arrange for it to be at that event.
At both the WABA Mt Claremont and WABA Thornlie meets, there is also a WABA Starter Tubs of Games. Each tub has 11 games which serve as a collection of games that can introduce new and existing gamers to a range of game mechanisms (the way games play).
Application for membership is open to anyone resident in WA. To become a member, just ask for an application form at one of our meets.
Yearly membership (from 1 July) is just $5.00, which entitles you to:
- Voting rights at general meetings (including the AGM);
- 5 - 10% discount at Tactics in London Court;
- An improved chance of winning the monthly door prize draw at the Mt Claremont meet, and
- Free entry into our major Decembacon event for Mt Claremont's last meet of the year.
Details about our previous arrangement with MilSims and the current situation can be found here.
WABA's main event is our Mt. Claremont gathering. We meet on the second Saturday of each month to play boardgames in Perth, Western Australia. We play all kinds of games, but tend toward modern hobby games.
You can see a list of all the games we have played so far.
WABA: Mt. Claremont
The next Mt. Claremont meet will be on Saturday 12 August 2017 from 1pm - 10pm at:
Mt Claremont Community Centre (Banksia Room)
107 Montgomery Avenue
Cost will be $5.00 but entry is free if this is your first WABA event (includes a free entry in the door prize draw).
You can see all the door prizes and winners so far here.
Other dates for 2017 - 9 September, 14 October, 11 November, 9 December (D-Con 2017).
You can download flyers to promote this event here
The next Thornlie meet will be on Saturday 24 August 2017 from 1pm - 11pm at:
The Forest Lakes / Thornlie Family Centre
39 Towncentre Drive,
Thornlie WA 6108
Cost is $5.00 but entry is free if this is your first WABA event.
Food vendors are a five minute walk away and there is water and soft drinks for sale at the venue (proceeds to WABA). There is also a fridge and a microwave you can use if you want to.
Other dates for 2017 - 23 September, 28 October, 25 November.
You can download flyers to promote this event here
- near Forest Lakes Drive
Other WABA Information
Use Games for Sale/Trade to see what members have available for sale and/or trade. Feel free to add items to the list (and remove them when no longer available). Be aware however that this is not an invitation to sell new games at meets – for more discussion see Selling Games at WABA.
Use Kickstarter - the WABA Edition to see kickstarter projects that members are backing, and opportunities to combine shipping on kickstarters. Feel free to add items to the list (and remove them once delivered).
Boardgaming Western Australia is the name of a Meetup group, set up to help keep you up to date with boardgaming events in the state. See here for more details.
WABA Shirts : How to get yours.
Many of our members play boardgames online. See Gaming Online with WABA members to find out more.
If you are also interested in playing computer games with WABA members then join our Steam group: WABA Computer Gamers
Show Your Support
If you wish to show your support for WABA on BGG, you can purchase the WABA Supporter Microbadge for eight geekgold:
If you're really flush with Geekgold, you can purchase a geekbadge slot and then use this WABA geekbadge image:
Instructions on how to set it up in your profile.
Other Boardgaming in WA
If you can't get to a WABA meet regularly, or you want to fit in more gaming, then maybe one of these groups can help:
- Bassendean - screen free Sunday, first Sunday of the month from 1-4pm, 33 Hanwell Way Bassendean
- Cannington - every Thursday from 6-10pm at Good Games Cannington, 21 Liege Street Cannington
- Rockingham - every Thursday from 6-10pm at Good Games Rockingham, 4a/3 Goddard St Rockingham
- Warwick - every Wednesday from 6-11pm at Stratagem, 22 Dugdale St Warwick
- Busselton - third Sunday of every month 1-5pm, or if you are visiting contact Penny (firstname.lastname@example.org)
- Port Hedland - contact Tony (Lemmotlow@gmail.com)
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