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Board Game Day at Jix Hobbies: Tile Placement Extravaganza

Board Game Day at Jix Hobbies: Tile Placement Extravaganza

Board Game Day at Jix Hobbies


Are you ready to strategize and enjoy a day filled with tile-placement excitement? 

If the answer is a resounding "yes," then mark your calendars because Jix Hobbies is back with another fantastic Board Game Day event, and this time, it's all about tile placement!

On November 25, 2023, from 9 AM to 5 PM, join us at Jix Hobbies, located in the heart of Menlyn Retail Park, Pretoria, for a day of board gaming bliss.

Whether you're a seasoned board gamer or just looking to dip your toes into this incredible world, our Tile Placement theme will offer something for everyone.

What's in Store for You:

  • Experience a thrilling line-up of tile-placement games, carefully selected to keep you engaged throughout the day.
  • A knowledgeable demo team will be on hand to assist, ensuring that everyone has a blast.
  • Two lucky-draw prizes sponsored by Solarpop Go Play.
  • Refreshments are available on-site, including cold drinks, snacks, and coffee (subject to load shedding). Plus, a McDonald's is conveniently located nearby.

 So, what are you waiting for?

Grab your friends and family, and let's make this Board Game Day a memorable one.

Do you have questions or need more info? Shoot us a message on WhatsApp at 066 292 4473.

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What are Board Games?

Board games are more than just games; they're a gateway to adventure, strategy, and endless fun.

Board games are tabletop games that typically use pieces. These pieces are moved or placed on a pre-marked board and often include elements of table, card, role-playing, and miniatures games as well. Many board games feature a competition between two or more players, but some board games are cooperative.

Here are some highlights from our Tile Placement theme:


Carcassonne Board Game

In Carcassonne, you'll create a medieval landscape of France by placing tiles and claiming territories. Strategy and cunning are your best allies in this classic game.

A player draws and places a tile with a piece of southern French landscape on it. The tile might feature a city, a road, a cloister, grassland or some combination thereof, and it must be placed adjacent to tiles that have already been played, in such a way that cities are connected to cities, roads to roads, etcetera. Having placed a tile, the player can then decide to place one of their meeples on one of the areas on it: on the city as a knight, on the road as a robber, on a cloister as a monk, or on the grass as a farmer. When that area is complete, that meeple scores points for its owner.

Watch a how-to-play video: https://youtu.be/R1qh-lhxy9s.


Qwirkle Board Game

Qwirkle is a colourful and engaging tile-laying game that combines shapes and colours in a unique way. Forming clever combinations is the key to success.

Players begin the game with six blocks. The starting player places blocks of a single matching attribute (colour or shape but not both) on the table. Thereafter, a player adds blocks adjacent to at least one previously played block. The blocks must all be played in a line and match, without duplicates, either the colour or shape of the previous block.

Players score one point for each block played plus all blocks adjacent. It is possible for a block to score in more than one direction. If a player completes a line containing all six shapes or colours, an additional six points are scored. The player then refills his hand to six blocks.

The game ends when the draw bag is depleted and one player plays all of his remaining blocks, earning a six-point bonus. The player with the highest score wins.

Watch a how-to-play video:  https://youtu.be/DGe3MSIYO6I.


Azul Board Game

In Azul, you'll design intricate patterns with beautifully crafted tiles. It's a game that combines aesthetics and strategy, making it a must-try.

King Manuel I, on a visit to the Alhambra palace in Southern Spain, was mesmerized by the stunning beauty of the Moorish decorative tiles. The king, awestruck by the interior beauty of the Alhambra, immediately ordered that his own palace in Portugal be decorated with similar wall tiles. As a tile-laying artist, you have been challenged to embellish the walls of the Royal Palace of Evora.

In the game Azul, players take turns drafting coloured tiles from suppliers to their player board. Later in the round, players score points based on how they've placed their tiles to decorate the palace. Extra points are scored for specific patterns and completing sets; wasted supplies harm the player's score. The player with the most points at the end of the game wins.

Watch a how-to-play video: https://youtu.be/HjDCxF5WU.


Kingdomino Board Game

Rule your own kingdom by connecting tiles strategically in Kingdomino. Simplicity meets depth in this royal adventure.

In Kingdomino, you are a lord seeking new lands in which to expand your kingdom. You must explore all the lands, including wheat fields, lakes, and mountains, in order to spot the best plots while competing with other lords to acquire them first.

The game uses tiles with two sections, similar to Dominoes. Each turn, each player will select a new domino to connect to their existing kingdom, making sure at least one of its sides connects to a matching terrain type already in play. The order of who picks first depends on which tile was previously chosen, with better tiles forcing players to pick later in the next round. The game ends when each player has completed a 5x5 grid (or failed to do so), and points are counted based on the number of connecting tiles and valuable crown symbols.

Watch a how-to-play video:  https://youtu.be/smbwBPmP4Ms.

Logistics of the Day

  • Date: Saturday, November 25, 2023
  • Location: Jix Hobbies, Menlyn Retail Park, Pretoria
  • Entry Fee: R50 per person
  • Registration: https://jixhobbies.co.za/pages/bookings
  • Time Slots:
    • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM: First session – Carcassonne & Qwirkle
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM: Lunch break
    • 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM: Second session – Azul & Kingdomino
    • 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM: Q&A and giveaway

Please arrive on time to make the most of this incredible day of gaming. If you need to leave and return, no worries, we've got you covered. Just ensure you stick to the schedule to catch all the action.

Registration closes one day before the event, so don't miss out!


By registering for Board Game Day through Jix Hobbies' website, you become eligible for our exciting board game giveaway. Get ready for a lucky draw with TWO amazing prizes up for grabs. Your ticket to tile placement glory awaits!

Join us on November 25th for a day of board gaming, strategy, and prizes at Jix Hobbies. Let's make memories, one tile at a time!

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Event Terms and Conditions

Please read through our terms and conditions for the events. By participating in this event, you acknowledge that you have read, understood, and agreed to our terms and conditions.

Our event terms and conditions can be found here: https://jixhobbies.co.za/blogs/news/event-terms-and-conditions.


We would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to Solarpop Go Play for their generous sponsorship and a big shout-out to Unplug Yourself for their marketing assistance and for their demo team. 

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