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Arts & Culture

Arts & Culture

Mind Sports Olympiad: Go 19x19

Swiss pairings over 4 rounds with a 40 minute time control per player.

Arts & Culture

Arts & Culture

Mind Sports Olympiad: Scrabble

Swiss pairings over 6 rounds. 25 minutes per player for each game.

Arts & Culture

Arts & Culture

Mind Sports Olympiad: Settlers of Catan

The Settlers of Catan is a multiplayer board game designed by Klaus Teuber and first published in 1995 in Germany by Franckh-Kosmos Verlag (Kosmos) as Die Siedler von Catan.

Arts & Culture

Arts & Culture

Mind Sports Olympiad: Marathon Memory

“Marathon Memory” – test your endurance, memorising a huge amount of information in 30-minute bursts!

Arts & Culture

Arts & Culture

Mind Sports Olympiad: Stratego Duel World Championship

Duel games will be played over 7 rounds with a Bronstein clock and a setting of 2 mins personal time/ 3 seconds per move and 10 minutes game time.) + 3 mins setup time. 2 games will be played per opponent in each round.

Cinema

Cinema

Family Film: Despicable Me 3

The family film franchise returns to continue the adventures of Gru, Lucy, their adorable daughters and, of course, the Minions.

Arts & Culture

Arts & Culture

Mind Sports Olympiad: Stratego Classic

Standard Stratego with 40 pieces for each side — can you find and capture your opponent’s flag?

Cinema

Cinema

Dunkirk

The great Christopher Nolan returns with one of the biggest films of 2017, a searing account of the Dunkirk evacuation.

Cinema

Cinema

Dunkirk

The great Christopher Nolan returns with one of the biggest films of 2017, a searing account of the Dunkirk evacuation.

Arts & Culture

Arts & Culture

Mind Sports Olympiad: Dominion

Dominion is a deck-building game created by Donald X. Vaccarino.

Arts & Culture

Arts & Culture

Mind Sports Olympiad: Chess Blitz

Chess is a two-player strategy board game played on a chessboard, a checkered gameboard with 64 squares arranged in an eight-by-eight grid. It is one of the world’s most popular games.

Arts & Culture

Arts & Culture

Mind Sports Olympiad: Texas Hold' em

Texas hold ’em (also known as hold ’em or holdem) is a variation of the standard card game of poker.

Arts & Culture

Arts & Culture

Mind Sports Olympiad: Othello

5 rounds with a 15 minute time control. Othello, also known as Reversi, is a strategy board game for two players, played on an 8×8 uncheckered board.

Cinema

Cinema

UKJF: Dough

An old Jewish baker’s failing business gets an unexpected boost when his young Muslim apprentice, also a cannabis dealer, drops a load of dope in the dough.

Arts & Culture

Arts & Culture

Mind Sports Olympiad: Abalone World Championship

Swiss pairings over 5 rounds with a 15 minute time control. The popular two-player strategy game Abalone was invented by two Frenchmen, M. Lalet and L. Levi in 1988.

Arts & Culture

Arts & Culture

Mind Sports Olympiad: Gomoku

Opening rule is swap2. 6 rounds with 10 minute time control and a 10 second increment per move. Gomoku is an abstract strategy board game.

Arts & Culture

Arts & Culture

Mind Sports Olympiad: VEGE tables

2 player games over 6 rounds with 15 minutes per player. Invented by Daniele Ferri, VEGE tables is a new, fun, card game that combines easy rules to follow with an exciting game strategy, Vege Tables is a game suitable for everyone from age 8 and above.

Arts & Culture

Arts & Culture

Mind Sports Olympiad: Natural Memory

“Natural Memory” – these are the disciplines where the memory experts don’t have such an advantage; it’s harder to adapt memory techniques to this kind of thing.

Arts & Culture

Arts & Culture

Mind Sports Olympiad: Speed Memory

“Speed Memory” – a miscellany of memory disciplines involving fast-paced, short-term memory.

Arts & Culture

Arts & Culture

Mind Sports Olympiad: Boku World Olympiad

7 double rounds with 10 minutes per player total for both games. Boku is played with black and white marbles on an hexagonal board.

Arts & Culture

Arts & Culture

Mind Sports Olympiad: Go 9x9

Swiss pairings over 4 rounds with a 20 minute time control. The origins of the game are obscure, but Go players frequently refer to their game being 4,000 years old.

Arts & Culture

Arts & Culture

Mind Sports Olympiad: Triolet

Swiss pairings over 4 rounds with a 20 minute time control. Triolet is a numbers games. The objective is make ’15’ with three tiles on a board.

Cinema

Cinema

Dunkirk

The great Christopher Nolan returns with one of the biggest films of 2017, a searing account of the Dunkirk evacuation.

Cinema

Cinema

UKJF: Dough

An old Jewish baker’s failing business gets an unexpected boost when his young Muslim apprentice, also a cannabis dealer, drops a load of dope in the dough.

Arts & Culture

Arts & Culture

Mind Sports Olympiad: 7 Wonders

7 Wonders is a board game created by Antoine Bauza in 2010 and published by Repos Production in English and by Κάισσα in Greek, that won the prestigious Kennerspiel des Jahres in 2011.

Arts & Culture

Arts & Culture

Mind Sports Olympiad: Go 13x13

Swiss pairings over 4 rounds with a 20 minute time control. The origins of the game are obscure, but Go players frequently refer to their game being 4,000 years old.

Arts & Culture

Arts & Culture

Mind Sports Olympiad: London Lowball

Played Pot-Limit. One of the six events that counts towards the Amateur Poker World Championship.

Arts & Culture

Arts & Culture

Mind Sports Olympiad: Tri Hexa (Puzzle Challenge)

This game can easily be learned on the day. Each player will have a set of two-dimensional shapes that they will need to fit into a larger shape. Participants score in each round based on how fast they finish assembling the required shape.

Arts & Culture

Arts & Culture

Mind Sports Olympiad: Mental Calculation Blitz

4 rounds of 25 minutes. Mental calculation rules are those of standard maths test except that you are only allowed to write down the answer.

Cinema

Cinema

Dunkirk

The great Christopher Nolan returns with one of the biggest films of 2017, a searing account of the Dunkirk evacuation.

Arts & Culture

Arts & Culture

Mind Sports Olympiad: Quoridor

Swiss pairings over 6 rounds with a 12 minute time control. The abstract strategy game Quoridor is surprisingly deep for its simple rules.

Arts & Culture

Arts & Culture

Mind Sports Olympiad: Mental Calculations World Championship

The first Mental Calculations World Championship took place in 1997 at the Mind Sports Olympiad. This event is held every year. It consists of a range of different tasks including additions, subtractions, multiplications and divisions, working with fractions, calculation of square, cube & deeper roots, and calculation of weekdays for given dates, plus some surprise miscellaneous tasks.

Arts & Culture

Arts & Culture

Mind Sports Olympiad: Acquire

This Sid Sackson classic has taken many different forms over the years depending on the publisher. Each player strategically invests in businesses, trying to retain a majority of stock.

Arts & Culture

Arts & Culture

Mind Sports Olympiad: Backgammon 6x7pt

6 rounds where the winner of each round is the first to win 7 points (a doubling die is used). Backgammon is one of the oldest board games for two players.

Arts & Culture

Arts & Culture

Mind Sports Olympiad: Continuo World Championship

Swiss pairings over 4 rounds where each player has 25 minutes per game. A pattern-matching tile game, ideally for two players, Continuo was invented by Maureen Hiron in 1982 and has sold over five million copies in a total of 37 countries.

Arts & Culture

Arts & Culture

Mind Sports Olympiad: SuperFut

Superfut is a turn-based boardgame that simulates football extremely well and has excellent balance between luck and skill.

Cinema

Cinema

UKJF: Dough

An old Jewish baker’s failing business gets an unexpected boost when his young Muslim apprentice, also a cannabis dealer, drops a load of dope in the dough.

Cinema

Cinema

Dunkirk

The great Christopher Nolan returns with one of the biggest films of 2017, a searing account of the Dunkirk evacuation.

Arts & Culture

Arts & Culture

Mind Sports Olympiad: Splendor

Splendor is a game of chip-collecting and card development. Players are merchants of the Renaissance trying to buy gem mines, means of transportation, shops—all in order to acquire the most prestige points. If you’re wealthy enough, you might even receive a visit from a noble at some point, which of course will further increase your prestige.

Arts & Culture

Arts & Culture

Mind Sports Olympiad: Backgammon 6x1pt

6 rounds where the winner of each round is the first to bear off all pieces (no doubling die is used). Backgammon is one of the oldest board games for two players.

Arts & Culture

Arts & Culture

Mind Sports Olympiad: Omaha

Played Pot-limit. One of the six events that qualifies for the Amateur Poker World Championship. Omaha hold ’em (also known as simply Omaha) is a community card poker game similar to Texas hold ’em, where each player is dealt four cards and must make his or her best hand using exactly two of them, plus exactly three of the five community cards

Arts & Culture

Arts & Culture

Mind Sports Olympiad: Blokus

4 rounds with 4 players per board. Blokus (pronounced like “block us”) is an abstract strategy board game for two to four players, invented by Bernard Tavitian.

Cinema

Cinema

Dunkirk

The great Christopher Nolan returns with one of the biggest films of 2017, a searing account of the Dunkirk evacuation.

Arts & Culture

Arts & Culture

Mind Sports Olympiad: Marco Polo

In 1271, 17-year-old Marco Polo started on a journey to China with his father and older brother. After a long and gruelling journey that led through Jerusalem and Mesopotamia and over the “Silk Road”, they reached the court of Kublai Khan in 1275. In The Voyages of Marco Polo, players recreate this journey, with each player having a different character and special power in the game.

Arts & Culture

Arts & Culture

Mind Sports Olympiad: Mensa Connections

Mensa Connections or Ingenious are the English names for Einfach Genial (Simply Ingenious), a German abstract strategy board game designed by Reiner Knizia under commission from Sophisticated Games and published in 2004 by Kosmos.

Arts & Culture

Arts & Culture

Mind Sports Olympiad: Decamentathlon World Championship

The Add to dictionary World Championship comprises 10 events each scored out of 100 (for a maximum score of 1000), lasting 3.5 hours and largely consisting of examined papers.

Arts & Culture

Arts & Culture

Mind Sports Olympiad: Backgammon 6x5pt

6 rounds where the winner of each round is the first to win 5 points (a doubling die is used). Backgammon is one of the oldest board games for two players.

Arts & Culture

Arts & Culture

Mind Sports Olympiad: Mastermind

Swiss pairings over 6 double rounds; 8min (guesser), 3min (setter). Mastermind or Master Mind is a code-breaking game for two players. The modern game with pegs was invented in 1970 by Mordecai Meirowitz, an Israeli postmaster and telecommunications expert. It resembles an earlier pencil and paper game called Bulls and Cows that may date back a century or more.

Cinema

Cinema

Dunkirk

The great Christopher Nolan returns with one of the biggest films of 2017, a searing account of the Dunkirk evacuation.

Cinema

Cinema

UKJF: Dough

An old Jewish baker’s failing business gets an unexpected boost when his young Muslim apprentice, also a cannabis dealer, drops a load of dope in the dough.

Arts & Culture

Arts & Culture

Mind Sports Olympiad: 5 Card Draw

Played Pot-limit. One of the six events that qualifies for the Amateur Poker World Championship. Five-card draw (also known as a Cantrell draw) is a poker variant that is considered the simplest variant of poker.

Arts & Culture

Arts & Culture

Mind Sports Olympiad: Oware

Oware is an abstract strategy game among the bigger Mancala family of board games (or Pit and Pebbles Games) played all over the world with slight variations across different societies with regard to distribution area, number of players and strategy of play.

Arts & Culture

Arts & Culture

Mind Sports Olympiad: Tetris

Tetris Battle (1v1 Nintendo Wii Party Deluxe in Battle Mode). Swiss pairings over 6 rounds; each round is best of 3 games. Tetris is a tile-matching puzzle video game originally designed and programmed by Alexey Pajitnov in the Soviet Union.

Arts & Culture

Arts & Culture

Mind Sports Olympiad: Hare and Tortoise World Championship

Hare and Tortoise is a German-style board game designed by David Parlett in 1974 and first published by Intellect Games.

Arts & Culture

Arts & Culture

Mind Sports Olympiad: Liar's Dice (Perudo)

Liar’s dice is a class of dice games for two or more players requiring the ability to deceive and detect an opponent’s deception. Five dice are used per player with dice cups used for concealment.

Families & Youth

Families & Youth

Antenatal Classes

Our invaluable antenatal course for couples covers everything you need to know about your remaining pregnancy, labour, birth and the early days of parenthood, including baby first aid.

Cinema

Cinema

Dunkirk

The great Christopher Nolan returns with one of the biggest films of 2017, a searing account of the Dunkirk evacuation.

Arts & Culture

Arts & Culture

Mind Sports Olympiad: Terra Mystica

In the land of Terra Mystica dwell 14 different peoples in seven landscapes, and each group is bound to its own home environment, so to develop and grow, they must terraform neighbouring landscapes into their home environments in competition with the other groups.

Arts & Culture

Arts & Culture

Mind Sports Olympiad: Backgammon 8x3pt

6 rounds where the winner of each round is the first to win 5 points (a doubling die is used). Backgammon is one of the oldest board games for two players.

Arts & Culture

Arts & Culture

Mind Sports Olympiad: Entropy World Championship

Swiss pairings with 6 double rounds, with a 15 minute per player for each of the two games. Entropy is a two-player abstract strategic game designed by Eric Solomon in 1977

Arts & Culture

Arts & Culture

Mind Sports Olympiad: Monopoly

4 rounds with auctions used when a property isn’t purchased immediately. Monopoly is an American-originated board game originally published by Parker Brothers. Subtitled “The Fast-Dealing Property Trading Game”, the game is named after the economic concept of monopoly—the domination of a market by a single entity.

Cinema

Cinema

UKJF: Dough

An old Jewish baker’s failing business gets an unexpected boost when his young Muslim apprentice, also a cannabis dealer, drops a load of dope in the dough.

Cinema

Cinema

Dunkirk

The great Christopher Nolan returns with one of the biggest films of 2017, a searing account of the Dunkirk evacuation.

Arts & Culture

Arts & Culture

Mind Sports Olympiad: Dominion (Expansions)

Dominion is a deck-building game created by Donald X. Vaccarino. Each player uses a separate deck of cards to which only he or she has access; players draw their hands from their own decks, not others’

Arts & Culture

Arts & Culture

Mind Sports Olympiad: Backgammon Plakoto 6x1pt

A variant of Backgammon, in which each player starts will all of their checkers on their opponent’s home point. Checkers are not returned to the bar when hit, but remain pinned until the opponents’ checker moves.

Arts & Culture

Arts & Culture

Mind Sports Olympiad: Pineapple Hold' Em

Played Pot-limit. One of the six events that qualifies for the Amateur Poker World Championship. Pineapple is a variant of Texas Hold ‘Em where each player is dealt three cards, instead of the usual two.

Arts & Culture

Arts & Culture

Mind Sports Olympiad: Shacru World Championship

7 rounds of 10 mins per player + 5 sec per move The object of Shacru is to acquire as many squares of your colour on the board as possible before the game is over.

Arts & Culture

Arts & Culture

Mind Sports Olympiad: Speed Reading

Read as much as you can within 3 hours of a new novel and answer comprehension questions. The reader with the highest comprehended words per minute rate wins. This is the official European Speed Reading Championship.

Cinema

Cinema

UKJF: Dough

An old Jewish baker’s failing business gets an unexpected boost when his young Muslim apprentice, also a cannabis dealer, drops a load of dope in the dough.

Arts & Culture

Arts & Culture

Mind Sports Olympiad: Backgammon 4x11pt

4 rounds where the winner of each round is the first to win 11 points (a doubling die is used). Backgammon is one of the oldest board games for two players.

Arts & Culture

Arts & Culture

Mind Sports Olympiad: Puerto Rico

In Puerto Rico players assume the roles of colonial governors on the island of Puerto Rico. The aim of the game is to amass victory points by shipping goods to Europe or by constructing buildings.

Arts & Culture

Arts & Culture

Mind Sports Olympiad: Lines of Action World Championship

6 rounds with 20 minutes+5 seconds per move. Lines of Action is a two-player strategy board game invented by Claude Soucie.

Arts & Culture

Arts & Culture

Mind Sports Olympiad: Mind Mapping

Compete in mind mapping by creating a map based on lecture and then demonstrating how the information was retained and mapped. This is the official European Mind Mapping Championship.

Arts & Culture

Arts & Culture

Mind Sports Olympiad: Cribbage Singles

Swiss pairings over 4 rounds with 6 cards dealt. Cribbage is a popular card game, a favourite of working men’s clubs and pubs, and has been credited to the colourful Sir John Suckling (1609-1642), known as the “the greatest gamester”.

Arts & Culture

Arts & Culture

Mind Sports Olympiad: Cribbage Pairs

Swiss pairings over 4 rounds with 5 cards dealt. This popular card game, a favourite of working men’s clubs and pubs, has been credited to the colourful Sir John Suckling (1609-1642), known as the “the greatest gamester”.

Cinema

Cinema

A Ghost Story

Casey Affleck and Rooney Mara star in this hypnotic and highly original drama, wildly acclaimed at the Sundance Film Festival earlier this year.

Arts & Culture

Arts & Culture

Mind Sports Olympiad: Chess Rapid

Swiss pairings over 6 rounds with 25 minutes per player per game, with an increment of 5 seconds per move. Chess is a two-player strategy board game played on a chessboard, a checkered gameboard with 64 squares arranged in an eight-by-eight grid. It is one of the world’s most popular games.

Arts & Culture

Arts & Culture

Mind Sports Olympiad: Carcassonne

Carcassonne is a tile-based German-style board game for two to five players, designed by Klaus-Jürgen Wrede and published in 2000 by Rio Grande Games (until 2012) and Z-Man Games (currently). The game board is a medieval landscape built by the players placing tiles as the game progresses.

Arts & Culture

Arts & Culture

Mind Sports Olympiad: Kenken and Sudoku

Sudoku is a logic-based, combinatorial number-placement puzzle. The objective is to fill a 9×9 grid with digits so that each column, each row, and each of the nine 3×3 sub-grids that compose the grid (also called “boxes”, “blocks”, “regions”, or “sub-squares”) contains all of the digits from 1 to 9. In Kenken as in Sudoku, the goal of each puzzle is to fill a grid with digits –– 1 through 4 for a 4×4 grid, 1 through 5 for a 5×5, etc. –– so that no digit appears more than once in any row or any column (a Latin square).

Arts & Culture

Arts & Culture

Mind Sports Olympiad: Shogi

Swiss pairings over 4 rounds with 15 minutes per player and a 30 second increment per move. Shogi is also known as Japanese chess or the Generals’ Game, is a two-player strategy board game in the same family as Western (international) chess, chaturanga, makruk, shatranj and xiangqi, and is the most popular of a family of chess variants native to Japan. Shōgi means general’s board game.

Arts & Culture

Arts & Culture

Mind Sports Olympiad: King's Cribbage World Championship

Swiss pairings over 5 rounds with a 16 minute time control. King's Cribbage is a board game released by Cococo Games that counts like cribbage, but plays like scrabble or a crossword puzzle.

Cinema

Cinema

Diary of a Wimpy Kid

Based on the much-loved, record-breaking book series: a family road trip to attend Meemaw’s 9th birthday party goes hilariously off course, thanks to Greg’s newest scheme to (finally!) become famous.

Arts & Culture

Arts & Culture

Mind Sports Olympiad: Chinese Chess

5 rounds with a 15 minute + 5 seconds per move time control. Xiangqi also called Chinese chess, is a strategy board game for two players. It is one of the most popular board games in China, and is in the same family as Western (or international) chess, chaturanga, shogi, Indian chess and janggi.

Arts & Culture

Arts & Culture

Mind Sports Olympiad: Dominoes 5s and 3s

Swiss pairings over 5 rounds of 1v1 matches. The most basic domino variant is for two players and requires a double six set.

Arts & Culture

Arts & Culture

Mind Sports Olympiad: Creative Thinking World Championship

The Creative Thinking World Championship comprises four written exams of 30 minutes each. Contestants will be set a variety of tasks involving imagination and originality.

Cinema

Cinema

A Ghost Story

Casey Affleck and Rooney Mara star in this hypnotic and highly original drama, wildly acclaimed at the Sundance Film Festival earlier this year.

Arts & Culture

Arts & Culture

Mind Sports Olympiad: Ticket to Ride: Europe

Ticket to Ride: Europe takes you on a new train adventure across Europe. From Edinburgh to Constantinople and from Lisbon to Moscow, you’ll visit great cities of turn-of-the-century Europe. Ticket to Ride: Europe introduces new gameplay features tunnels, ferries and stations to the game.

Cinema

Cinema

A Ghost Story

Casey Affleck and Rooney Mara star in this hypnotic and highly original drama, wildly acclaimed at the Sundance Film Festival earlier this year.

Arts & Culture

Arts & Culture

Mind Sports Olympiad: Quiz

Teams of 2 competitors will compete over a series of trivia questions (you can choose your partner). The questions will be set by Bill Hartston who is also running the Creative Thinking World Championship.

Arts & Culture

Arts & Culture

Mind Sports Olympiad: Exchange Chess

5 minute time control per player per game. Bughouse chess (also known as Exchange chess, Siamese chess, Tandem chess, Transfer chess, Double bughouse, Cross chess, or simply bughouse or bug) is a popular chess variant played on two chessboards by four players in teams of two.

Arts & Culture

Arts & Culture

Mind Sports Olympiad: Twixt World Championship

5 rounds with 20 minutes per player per game. Twixt is a two-player strategy board game invented by Alex Randolph. The players take turns placing pegs of their respective colours on the board, one peg per turn. The player with the lighter colour makes the first move.

Arts & Culture

Arts & Culture

Mind Sports Olympiad: 7 Card Stud

Played Pot-limit. One of the six events that qualifies for the Amateur Poker World Championship.

Cinema

Cinema

UKJF: Alone in Berlin

The much-anticipated film adaptation of Hans Fallada’s bestselling novel finally arrives in cinemas.