About the project

It is the aim of this research project to explore the formation, expansion, and continuation of UK based tabletop gaming communities. Specifically, this research project looks to answer the following question: how does tabletop gaming build community?

Tabletop gaming is wide and varied with an almost endless number of possible games that can be played on a flat playing surface. So, as a way of narrowing my scope, I will be looking at the following three types of tabletop games: (1) board games, (2) pen and paper roleplaying games, and (3) miniature war games.

I hope to do several types of data collection during the course of this research including following a Kickstarter campaign from start to finish, playing board games as well as running and taking part in P&P RPGs and miniature war games.

I am really looking forward to the journey to complete this project and hope that you will join me for the ride.