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Breeze Leeds Events Summer 2016

Great News!

Hot of the press, we can finally confirm the dates for this Summer's upcoming Breeze events... and this year we will be appearing at all but one of them (sorry Yeadon!)... WOW!

All these events take place at parks large and small across the city of leeds, starting in the last week of July. They come thick and fast after that until the end of August, so there's plenty to choose from, but of course we expect to see you coming to as many as you can!

This year we can confirm we'll be bringing not only a great box of games for you to try, but also Rory Story Cubes creative writing challenge and a Summer Reading Challenge linked, Roald Dahl Quiz too!

There'll be more details appearing here and on our events calendar, but for now here's a list of the dates and locations of every mini-Breeze and Breeze on Tour event... so get planning!

*** Please Note: All the following Mini Breeze events are from 1pm - 5pm this year, except  the MASSIVE .Breeze On Tour events (BOT) which are from 12pm - 5pm

 

Date - Event

23/07/2016 - Kippax MB
28/07/2016 - Queenswood Drive
29/07/2016 - Rothwell MB
30/07/2016 - Nunroyd Park MB
01/08/2016 - Hyde Park MB
02/08/2016 - Bramley MB
03/08/2016 - Wortley Rec MB
04/08/2016 - Calverley Park MB
05/08/2016 - Morley MB
06/08/2016 - Bedquilts Rec, Adel
08/08/2016 - Garforth MB

10/08/2016 - Roundhay BOT
11/08/2016 - Roundhay BOT

12/08/2016 - Gildersome MB
*13/08/2016 - Yeadon MB (No Imagination Gaming here - Sorry!)
15/08/2016 - East Ards MB

17/08/2016 - Cross Flatts BOT
18/08/2016 - Cross Flatts BOT

19/08/2016 - Tinshill Top MB
22/08/2016 - Middleton MB
23/08/2016 - Armley MB
25/08/2016 - Swinnow MB
26/08/2016 - Hunslet Club MB

Keep your eyes peeled for more information about the event's here and on our FaceBook page, and we hope to see you all in Leeds this Summer!

You can check out the Breeze Leeds website for more info too... with everything about Breeze On Tour right here!

 

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Jane Tomlinson's Run 4 All Events, The Asda Foundation Family Fun Zone!

 

What's it all about?

This year, as part of the Asda sponsored Family Fun Zone, Imagination Gaming are featuring with Breeze Leeds activities at several of Jane Tomlinson Run 4 All events.

Imagination Gaming will be bringing our unique brand of family tabletop games and activities for everyone to have a go at, including a story writing challenge at each of the following events:

  • Nottingham 10k - May 15th 2016
  • Leeds 10k  - July 10th 2016
  • York 10k -  August 7th 2016

You can see the full schedule of events at http://www.runforall.com/ , and find out a bit more about the events once they're done below!

 

Nottingham 10K - May 15th 2016

Last weekend we set up at the inaugural Nottingham 10K event in the glorious sunshine, we can only hope every event starts like this!

The Asda Foundation Family Fun Zone, featured several activities, all under one big marquee as part of the main event, smack in the city centre. Only yards from the start and finish line the place was bustling with runners, supporters and spectators, all ready to enjoy the festivities.

We took along a variety of modern board and card games suitable for just about every age and taste, with the key being to get all generations playing and having fun together. We also brought along our Rory's Story Cubes themed challenge to appeal to those of an even more creative nature.

Here's a few of the games that have proved popular so far!

 

Puzzles galore!

Puzzles are ALWAYS very popular, The Katamino shape builder is one of our favourites, but our only copy of a little known challenge called Colour Magic sent to us as part of last years Imagination Gaming Awards was proving intriguing... and frustratingly addictive too!

 

Of all the games that were played in Nottingham one stood out for particular reason - Brave Rats....

Brave Rats is a 2-player game with only 16 cards in total. Will your 8 rats beat your opponents?!

We hate stereo-typing, but there was one 'typically reluctant' young man, who was only there because he 'had' to be and was 'dragged' along by his family! Not unusual, but seeing his Mum's exasperation we managed to convince him to sit down and give something a go... I'm afraid we do that!

What followed was complete, unadulterated concentration on his part, even laughing his head off every time I beat him at Brave Rats... but that didn't last long. He quickly realised it wasn't as simple as it looked and that to succeed it took not only though on what he had to do and strategy, but also to study what I was doing.

When he did that I was doomed, he was elated and his Mum was overjoyed. I think we were still sat playing on the only table left in the square, long after the marquee had disappeared from over-head!

 

And what about the Story Challenge...

We used one of our favourite games, Rory's story Cubes, to invite a little bit of creative story telling too.

The challenge is to roll 9 dice showing various characters, objects and ideas, to find 9 random things to fit into your tale. The real trick is fitting them in quickly., We only let you use less than 1 side of paper to get your story told, making for hilarious outcomes.

We'll be featuring a few of these stories here soon, and look forward to what we get at the next events!

 

***COMING SOON***

Leeds 10k  - July 10th 2016

York 10k -  August 7th 2016

 

Find out more about Breeze Leeds here http://www.breezeleeds.org/

Find out more about the Asda Foundation here https://www.asdafoundation.org/

 

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