The boardgame renaissance: Will the boom last?

Boardgames are enjoying an unexpected resurgence, with a new wave of game designers blowing away the cobwebs of the genre

18th December, 2016
The boardgame renaissance: Will the boom last?
At the Dungeon and Donuts Café in Galway Pic: Michael Dillon

This afternoon, in Alfie Byrne’s pub just off Dublin’s Earlsfort Terrace, a group of grown-ups are hard at play. Playing boardgames, that is.

This group of enthusiasts meets every Tuesday evening and Sunday afternoon and is the brainchild of Gavin Byrne. Four years ago, he decided to establish a regular meet-up to give like-minded individuals a chance to get together and try their hand at the ever-growing range of boardgames available.

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