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Othona Circle of Meeples - Board Games Getaway

A 4 night holiday packed with tabletop games and shared experiences

Saturday 10th - Wednesday 14th August 2024

Space is available on this event :-)

Othona's Circle of Meeples

Dive into a weekend of board games, making new friends and discovering new games along the way. Here at Othona we’ll provide the games and the meals, so you can focus on connecting with your fellow gamers and enjoying the games.

This event is designed for adults. If you are interested in booking for someone aged 18 or under please contact bookings@othonawestdorset.org.uk first to discuss suitability as well as lower prices for young people.

There’ll be games to suit all tastes, from big group party games (Werewolves anyone?) or light card games, medium weight classics like Settlers of Catan, through to heavier strategy games. Is a particular game proving popular? Perhaps a tournament is in order!

In between the board gaming sessions there will be time to unwind and relax however suits you, be it with walks to the beach, an evening around the fire pit, a movie night or just getting cosy with a book. There will be plenty of scope for you to shape what happens, from what games are played, to group activities or outings. 

Tom Farley, your host for the event will be offering up his extensive games collection (see READ MORE page for more details) and will be on hand to teach rules and coordinate activities. An ardent tabletop gamer, he is always keen to spread the love of his favourite games. You are also encouraged to bring your own favourite games to share with the group.

Visiting an intentional community you’ll be welcomed to join daily meditations and sharings in the beautiful house chapel. You’ll also get involved in some light chores each day that keep the community ticking over, like laying the tables for a meal or joining in on some washing up.

Othona has 14 bedrooms, ranging from single rooms to larger rooms that can sleep 4 adults. If you are coming as part of a group or are happy to share with other visitors please do let us know, as this will enable more people to attend the event. And any two adults sharing a room receive a special discount - see below..

Please see the READ MORE page for many more details of games etc.

Any 2 (or more) adults sharing a room: both pay HALF PRICE


Fee Types

You are genuinely welcome to choose whichever rate suits you

(Learn more about our Pricing Policy & Bursaries)

Standard £346  aims to cover our real costs
Basic £283  if all pay Basic, Othona has to cut staff & activities
Benefactor £409  helps us afford Basic Rate and Bursaries
Deposit £30  
Shared room discount -£80 If you're happy to share a room with one or more other visitors, more people can attend


Arrival + Departure Times

(Learn about Arrival+Departure)

Arrive between 4.00 - 6.00 pm
Depart after 2.30 pm


10 Aug 2024 18:00 to 14 Aug 2024 14:30
Othona Community, West Dorset
Coast Road
Burton Bradstock
Landline: 01308 897130