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Gamers! Prepare to get your geek on as the ultimate in Retro and Board Gaming fun returns to Portsmouth Guildhall on Saturday 2nd February, in an even bigger and better retro feast than before!

A collaboration between Portsmouth Guildhall, Dice Portsmouth, Game Over and Novatech, Guildhall Games Fest celebrates more than 40 years of gaming from Pong and Pac Man, to Mario and Minecraft with an unbeatable selection of board games and retro games consoles to rediscover and enjoy.

Challenge your friends and family to battle it out on every console imaginable including favourites the Vectrex, Game Cube, Playstation 1 and the Binatone TV Master IV.

Then hit the shelves and explore a library of hundreds of exciting board games covering all genres from family classics such as Cluedo and Monopoly to modern hits; Dead of Winter, King of Tokyo and Sheriff of Nottingham with Dice Portsmouth’s dedicated staff on hand to help recommend a game and teach you to play.

A series of competitions and tournaments will also be taking place with some amazing prizes to be won.

Adding a modern twist to the event are our Official Sponsors and local tech experts Novatech. Check out their VR motion simulators and retro-inspired gaming LAN setup. There will also be several competitions with some fantastic gaming prizes.

Portsmouth Guildhall’s Commercial Manager, Katherine Scott said, “Following our hugely popular first Guildhall Games Fest last summer we are delighted to welcome the event’s return this winter giving us all something to look forward to post Christmas!”  

Sessions are open to all ages* and run from 11am – 4pm and 5 – 10pm with an over 18s only gaming room with pop-up bar available. The Guildhall’s casual dining space, The Square Kitchen, will also be serving their signature square pizzas from just £4!

Tickets are on sale now at

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