Welcome to the Spiky Club website


The Spiky Club

A gaming club for the wargame, roleplay & boardgame communities, based in Reading. We primarily play tabletop wargames such as Warhammer 40,000, Age of Sigmar, Warhammer Fantasy, X-Wing and board games. We welcome any and all games players for role play, board gaming, card gaming or similar.

We're Back!

Spiky Club will reopen on 21st May

Firstly, we have had to do a risk assessment for all things covid related which you can find here, we recommend you read this in full.

There are a number of changes we have put in place to make Spiky as safe as possible – these are summarised below:

  • PPE (face coverings and masks) MUST be worn at all times while inside the club

  • If you have any symptoms which you believe could be Covid-19, such as a high temperature and/or a new continuous cough, then you must stay at home and not come to Spiky! This also applies to anyone with a household member suffering such symptoms

  • If you leave the function room for any reason, you must wash or sanitise your hands before re-entering

  • To allow appropriate social distancing (at least one metre at all times), we will limit the number of attendees on a given evening. This means that we have had to implement a booking system for club nights. You can book your attendance at Club Event

  • Since cash is a potential source of infection, we are moving to electronic payments only. This is linked to the new booking system, so you will be asked to pay when you book your attendance

  • The set up and breakdown will be changed slightly because it will be hard to distance when going in and out of the cupboard. All tables, scenery and mats will be taken out of the cupboard at the beginning of the evening by a committee member and distributed around the room for players to set up. When you have finished your game, pack up the scenery and tables, BUT leave them out, and a committee member will put everything back in the cupboard at the end of the evening

  • Club opening times have changed to allow the deep clean after each booking, we have had to change to 1830 to 2200.

  • There will be a one-way system in place in the hall – entry will be through the main doors as previously, but exit will be through the far end of the room and the fire door. There will be signage in place.

In order that the booking system works smoothly, we are asking that you only book when you’ve got a game arranged! We appreciate that this is a big change, but please ask on the forums if you have any questions

We will also use the booking system to track and trace any infections. If you are unfortunate enough to contract coronavirus, please email covid19@spikyclub.com and we will ensure that all other attendees are alerted.

If you have any questions, please contact the committee spikyclub.reading@gmail.com

Spiky Club meets at Maiden Place Community Centre.

This venue is just off Kilnsea Drive in Lower Earley (RG6 3HE is the closest postcode).

For directions to the venue, click here

We meet weekly on Friday evenings, from 6:30pm-10:00pm

Age Range: 16+

email : spikyclub.reading@gmail.com with any questions