10 – 17 September
Join like-minded gamers for a week of socialising, relaxation and light-hearted competition.
Growing in popularity every year, the Board Games Week is now a well-established week at Le Pas Opton. With the late summer warmth of Western France, a spacious site and four-star facilities, the Spring Harvest Holidays Board Games Week offers everything a gamer could want. Coordinated bringing of games ensures a great breadth of choice (400+ games), and with 50-100 gamers you’re never short of friendly people ready to play something you’ll enjoy.
You can come on your own or with a group. Mobile homes for up to four people start at just £280 (for a Firgrove – see other options here).
Alternatively, a room to yourself in a mobile home is £175, with the option of an en suite upgrade for £50. Travel is not included with this option, but we can book your ferry at discounted rates, or even try to help you find other people to travel with. For more travel options see here.
Games and Tournaments
From casual gamers, to ‘experts’ – everyone is welcome! Throughout the week there’ll be opportunities to learn new games and to play old favourites. Whether it’s popular games like Ticket to Ride and 7 Wonders, heavy games of Scythe or Terraforming Mars, classic games of Risk or Cosmic Encounter, or something a bit lighter like Camel Up or Rhino Hero, there’ll be plenty of choices to suit all tastes and preferences.
Over the course of the week you can really test your competitive edge, taking part in a number of tournaments – all with a friendly tone! You can expect:
- three-round tournaments of Catan, 7 Wonders and Splendor
- mini-tournaments of Istanbul, Ticket to Ride and others
- head-to-head knock-out tournaments of Star Realms, 7 Wonders Duel and Chess
- team knock-out Codenames
- the Hexathlon: for the last three days, all results are recorded and the player with the best six results is declared Hexathlon champion; the ultimate gaming accolade.
I like games, but I’m not sure about a whole week?
Not many people can play back-to-back games for seven days, so the programme and facilities also include opportunities for swimming, boules, table tennis, pool, and trips to the beach, the velorail…in fact, everything that sees guests come to the site year after year for their normal holidays!
What kinds of people will be coming?
This holiday sees all sorts getting involved! Different ages, different backgrounds, guys and girls, hardcore gamers that have played every game from the Boardgamegeek top 100 (see here) and people new to the world of modern board games who just want to have a fun time and meet new people!
What if I don’t have anyone to come with?
We have perfectly good ways for you to come and stay by yourself, or we can connect you with a group for driving over from the UK, and/or staying with others to share cooking etc. – just get in touch and we’ll see what we can do.
So it’s a Christian site – what if I’m not interested in that?
All aspects of the programme are entirely optional, with no pressure to participate in anything you don’t want to. Some people (Christians or otherwise) prefer to just play games the whole time, and that’s fine!