Already enjoy board games?  Fancy a new hobby?  Want to know why face-to-face gaming has become so popular?  Then come and join us at one of our GamesFest weekends!  Board games have stood the test of time, through the evolution of consoles and online gaming, and there’s nothing more satisfying than a fun couple of hours with family or friends, trying to outfox opponents, or working together to achieve a common aim!

We grew up with board games that remain popular and encourage guests to play our collection. More and more we’ve found ourselves joining guests in the lounge or bar for many a gaming evening, and have been growing our collection of modern board games – yes people are still inventing them and producing contemporary classics!.

So we’re offering board gamers, old and new, the opportunity to play and learn in a friendly and welcoming environment, whilst enjoying our tasty food, comfy beds, and great value.  We present the Grosvenor House GamesFest board game weekends.

Event dates - 2022-23

26th-28th April2024

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25th-27th October2024

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These small and friendly gatherings will allow us to keep a number of games on the go and learn some new ones, while sharing a meal and making new friends along the way!

  • The total number of places is limited to 20 for each board game weekend
  • Children are welcome, but bear in mind most games are for 8 years +
  • Plenty of beaches, attractions and walks if you don’t want to game all weekend
  • Gaming starts Friday evening and goes through to Sunday afternoon, with the option to extend your stay on a B&B basis.
  • All food is included in the price from Friday evening to Sunday breakfast.
  • Tea, coffee, and biscuits available throughout.
  • Licenced bar open Friday evening and from Midday Saturday.
  • Our game library is available to play. Please bring your games too – we love to learn
  • Takeaway pizza
  • Torquay By Night, Grosvenor House Torquay in Devon

Room Allocations
All of our rooms are ensuite and of a high standard. To simplify the booking process, there will be a standard rate for GamesFest board game weekends, and we will allocate rooms on a first-come, first-served basis.  In practice, this will mean the early bookers getting the Superior rooms and those big super-king sized beds!!

The exception will be for those booking extended stays, where normal room requests will be honoured (subject to availability).

These themed weekends usually take place in spring or autumn, but we will also run during the summer if there is demand!

If you’d like to register your interest as an individual, couple, family or small group for our 2024 GamesFest weekends, please call us on 01803 94110, WhatsApp on 07866 937186, message us through Facebook, or email us at

  • Grosvenor House Torquay in Devon
  • Superking , Twin or Family Room, Grosvenor House, Torquay in Devon

How Much & What’s Included?
Bed & Breakfast (2 nights) will cost £170 per room (double or twin) or £130 (single)
Additional nights charged at seasonal B&B rates (subject to availability)
Breakfast will be served between 8.15 am and 9.15 am

A GamesFest ticket will cost £55 and will include

Fish & Chips with Peas or Mushy Peas Trio of Ice Cream

7.30 pm to Midnight

Gaming Evening – Bar Open – Tea / Coffee etc available

9.30 am to midnight

All-Day Gaming – Tea/Coffee etc available.
Licenced Bar Open From Midday
Light Lunch – Sandwiches, Crisps, Salad Garnish & Cake


Pizza, Salad & Garlic Bread


Gaming Morning – Tea/Coffee etc available
If departing on Sunday, please vacate rooms by 10 am
For those staying on – feel free to game as long as you like!

How Do I Book?

A first night, non-refundable deposit is required on booking. Otherwise our standard terms and conditions apply. The balance is payable on arrival. We accept credit / debit cards, cash or electronic bank payments. If you have any questions, please check out our FAQS page or use one of the above contact methods.