Monsters and Myths Games Day

Saturday 17 February

Venue: Reading Museum


Free, drop in

Face up against mythical monsters from our gallery in real life (well… boardgame life…) at Reading Museum’s Monsters and Myths Games Day!  

We are excited to have partnered with Eclectic Games, Reading’s own multi-award-winning specialist games shop, and the Ure Museum, Reading University’s fantastic museum of ancient Mediterranean archaeology, to bring you this afternoon of table-top board gaming.  

The day will be kicking off with a free talk given by Dr Tim Penn exploring games in antiquity in Reading Museum’s Welcome Gallery.  

If the talk inspires you to get into ancient gaming, you can head upstairs afterwards try out some ancient board games generously provided by the Ure museum. Or you can pit yourself against foes from Cerberus to Cyber Bunny in a selection of mythology-themed modern tabletop games from our generous partners Eclectic Games.


Reading Museum 

When and What:   

Saturday 17th February 

11am - 12pm: free talk on board games in antiquity by Dr Tim Penn, Lecturer in Roman Culture in the Department of Classics at the University of Reading, followed by a Q+A.  

12pm – 4pm: game stations across the first floor of the museum, manned by experienced volunteers for anyone to drop in and try out a selection of modern and ancient games – full line-up to be revealed soon! No need to book, drop-in anytime to have a go and perhaps discover your new favourite hobby.  

And the fun doesn’t end at 4pm! If you still haven’t scratched your gaming itch, you can head over to Eclectic Games in Reading who will be running their own open board games at their shop on Union Street until 6pm.  


All ages