La Flèche: a free board game festival

La Flèche: a free board game festival

Gilles Mézière has created his collection of board games that will be presented during the festival in La Flèche (Sarthe) from Friday 28 to Sunday 30 October 2022. ©Les Nouvelles de Sablé

This year, foodies will have a date at the 6th Festi’Jeux organized by the Carroi de Toy Library Arrow (Sarth).

Gilles Mézière, the organizer of the event, chose an unusual theme for this new edition, food! Participants will be encouraged to explore for free Board Games related to the subject, but not only!

The appointment is possible from Friday 28 to Sunday 30 October 2022 at the La Monnerie sports complex in Arrow. “In 2021, 500 to 600 players came,” recalls Gilles Mézière.

Creating a giant Lego® mural

Game creators let their prototype be tested by the general public. “We can also come and buy games and find gift ideas for end of year celebrations. »

Among the exhibitors is the Brique Mulsanne association, which will provide space for creation in Lego® Saturday and Sunday.

Each family of players will have to reproduce the mosaic according to a detailed construction plan. At the end, all the creations are lined up next to each other to form a giant fresco.

Gilles Mézière, festival organizer

In addition, as in previous years, each participant will receive a piece of the puzzle upon entering the festival, which they will have to shape.

Also skill games

The Duelists Inn Bouessay will present their dueling and trading card games for sale. Nomad’Jeux will offer “traditional skill games based on skittles, balls, shuffleboard, etc.”

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Meeples en folie association based in Bazouges-Cre-sur-Loirwill also be present.

Members will provide refreshments and discover recent games.

Gilles Mézière had already created his collection from the toy library holdings. In her hands she holds a small box of “Tchin-tchin”, a game where you have to be able to toast in all languages!

Gilles Mézière chose board games for the festival.
Gilles Mézière chose board games for the festival. ©Sable News

“The theme of food will be inflected in various forms during the three days. On Friday evenings we will have plays; on Saturday an aperitif-gaming atmosphere that will test your speed and Memory“, emphasizes Gilles Mézière.

A challenge to creators

A few days before the event, the number of speakers had not yet been determined. The head of the toy library would like to mention that game creators who would like to participate in the festival are always welcome.

It is still possible to show up.

And to keep it even more in line with the theme of the 2022 edition, three food trucks will follow in a row near the Monnerie sports complex.

“Friday and Saturday will be Italian; on sunday hamburgers. Players will be able to place an order from 6 p.m. “Playing is empty!

Festi’Jeux. Friday, October 28 from 7 to 11 p.m., Saturday, October 29 from 2 to 11 p.m. and Sunday, October 30 from 2 to 7 p.m. At the Monnerie sports complex in La Flèche. FREE ENTRY. Contact on 06 52 25 17 76. Email: [email protected]

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