WHAT IS WINTER RETREAT?
In a nutshell, Winter Retreat is a 3 day gaming holiday held at a Queensland Recreation Facility. For the past 20 years, LXG (and LXG in previous incarnations) has run an annual getaway weekend (open to club members and non-club members) for the purpose of playing tabletop games. This is purely a fun, social weekend with no organised events or competitive tournaments.
Places are currently limited to 70 people. Everyone is welcome – the kids have a great time!
WHAT USUALLY HAPPENS?
The camp is available to use from 4pm on Friday. Many people take the day off from work and arrive sometime that afternoon. Others travel up after work and get there around 8pm. There is the opportunity to car pool if you haven’t got transport. You stay at the facility until 2pm on the Sunday and then head on back home.
In between is a whole lot of gaming, especially those longer games you don’t often get time for (e.g. Twilight Imperium). There are also some popular ‘parlour’ games for large groups (e.g. Ultimate Werewolf). As well as gaming there is usually a pilgrimage to the local tourist traps to buy wine and local produce.
All meals are included in the price:
- Friday dinner
- Saturday breakfast, morning tea, lunch, afternoon tea and dinner
- Sunday breakfast, morning tea and lunch
- Bottomless tea, coffee, juice and pre-mixed cordial
If you have special dietary requirements they can be catered for, just let us know in advance.
2023 Winter Retreat will be at the QCCC Mt Tamborine site on the Gold Coast, Queensland.
Winter Retreat will be held 21-23 July (this is a Friday, Saturday, Sunday).
$180 Adults, $145 children 5-12 years, under 5s are free
We will be using the camp’s WEC Centre (PDF). The venue has a number of cabins with space for 94 people. There are shower and toilet facilities contained within each cabin. You need to bring pillows, warm blankets, towels and toiletries.
To secure your place(s) please pay a $50 per person deposit to our events co-ordinator at a club meeting, or alternatively direct deposit into our account (details below), tag your deposit with [WR (winter retreat) SURNAME and number of people booking for] (eg “WRSMITH4”) and drop us an email at email@example.com to let us know (so we can allocate things properly). As this event costs the club upfront, could all attending please ensure they finalise their attendance and payments prior to the weekend – on or before the June club meeting is best.
The League Of Extraordinary Gamers
BSB: 064 186
Acc #: 1025 6175