Our Club


We are a friendly local group with a warm welcome for new members. With around 60 active members, ours is a vibrant community where there is always an opportunity to get involved in something new. We play pretty much any kind of wargame, in any period or scale, and our huge collection of scenery, stored at the club, makes possible anything from a small skirmish to the grand battles that could never be fought on your dining room table. We are also a role playing games club and have around 40 members who play RPGs regularly. With a choice of rooms, comfortable seating and a licensed bar, the needs of role players are well catered for. Our club operates a game rotation system that lets new players join really easily. For more detail on the kind of games we play go to our gamers and players page.

The Venue

Guppy’s Enterprise Club is a fantastic venue in the heart of York. With car parking outside and the train station only 5 minutes walk away, it's simple to get to. Neal Guppy (a York icon) always gives a warm welcome to new and old members alike and we as a club count ourselves very lucky to have Neal’s support and the use of the club. Set as it is in a Victorian pub, the club has a bar and a number of rooms, varying from a classroom feel, through a cosy living room to a large ‘dance hall’ and can accommodate all of the activities of the club with ease. We are able to put on a roleplaying game for just a few people or a huge wargame for 30 or so (with a little notice).

When do we meet?

The club meets as follows

Every Monday (7pm to 11.30pm)

Wargaming in two downstairs rooms and one huge upstairs room. Enough for around twelve 6 foot by 4 tables, with all scenery provided by the club.
Note: We don’t meet on bank holidays

Every Thursday (8pm to 11.30pm)

Role Playing Games in 5 rooms with enough room for around 6-8 players in each.

First Saturday of each month (10.30am to 4.30pm)

Wargames or Role Playing Games. Often this day is used as a chance to play big games or one-off games

I like the sound of it but…

If you want to try Wargaming or Role Playing Games but are either new to the hobby, or maybe a lapsed player wanting to get back into it, then you’ll find a warm welcome at our club. You don’t need to bring anything with you, many members will be happy to lend you an army or some dice so you can get straight into the action. If all you want to do is wander around and listen in to what goes on then that’s fine too, but be prepared to be chatted to.

What does it cost?

The cost of membership of York Wargames Society is currently set at the princely sum of £5 each year. Entry to Guppy’s is £3.30 on a Monday and £2.60 on a Thursday for members. Annual membership of Guppy’s is £4.00. If you are not a member of Guppy’s entry fees are higher. New members to the Wargames Society can attend for their first two club nights absolutely free. This lets you find out if you like the club without any cost.