War Games at the Royal Armouries

Gemma Gibb, Associate Editor
War Games. The Royal Amouries in Minecraft courtesy Krash Labs
Royal Armouries in Minecraft courtesy Krash Labs

War Games at The Royal Armouries Museum, Leeds, Leeds 13 — 24 February 2019 Entrance is free

Report for duty this half-term to the Royal Armouries in Leeds for their War Games training camp in battles past, present and future.

The museum is taking its mission to reveal the impact of arms on people, history and culture from ancient times to the present day to new, strategic dimensions for all ages.

As well as traditional board games you can get up close to how the museum’s collections have influenced video game design and try your luck at playing them.

Specialist companies and clubs from the world of gaming will help hone your war games skills further.

Take part in war gaming demonstrations from Leeds War Games club, and a cyber mission by Krash Labs.

If more analogue games are your bag, explore the world of historical and sci-fi scale model gaming with Warlord Games and Paper Soldiers.

Daily activities include table-top action gaming to battle monsters and save a town, plus interactive games on how to chose the best character for the job.

If all this gaming wasn’t enough, adventure around the galleries and witness dramatic performances which bring to life turning points in history.

War Games at The Royal Armouries Museum, Leeds, Leeds 13 — 24 February 2019 Entrance is free

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