The Scotlight

The Scotlight – Shining a Light on the Scottish Tabletop Gaming Scene


There is a lot of great stuff happening in the Scottish gaming scene.  Being a blog originating and based in Scotland, we’d like to do our best to support it.  The Scotlight is how we’re going to to do that!  If you’re currently located in Scotland or are from Scotland then we’re interested in highlighting your work.    I just want to know if you have a connection to Scotland that would make it useful for us to know about.  The remit of our site is tabletop gaming – we have a heavy focus on modern designer board games but we’re willing to support anything that could be considered tabletop gaming.   Get in touch with us at if you want added to the index here, or indeed if you want removed.  Put the word SCOTLIGHT in the subject line so we know not to ignore it like we do so many emails.

What is the Scotlight?

This page has links to various people and organisations active around Scotland in the area of board gaming, role playing games, and war games.  Maybe they run blogs, maybe they’re publishers, designers, or retailers.  Maybe they run a local gaming club or are just worth following on twitter.    The Scotlight unlikely to ever be fully comprehensive – consider this constantly as a work in progress.    I will be eternally grateful to those that help us build up the index to be as complete as it can be.

Scotlight promotion on Meeple Like Us

For those game designers working that would fall under the remit of the Scotlight, you can also consider yourself to have access to a greatly relaxed version of our review policy.   While we still can’t review prototypes, or even really games that haven’t reached their final evolved and published form, we are prepared to consider them for review post publication regardless of whether they are in the BGG Top 500.   If you want to send us a preview copy ahead of a Kickstarter or release, we’re prepared to do a first impressions post to provide a little bit of extra coverage of the game prior to launch.    Send us a message on Twitter and we’ll also retweet any information about your campaign.  We’ll also keep an eye on the #Scotlight hashtag on twitter and retweet stuff from that.

If you want to direct people to this resource, perhaps to show your own support for the Scottish tabletop scene, here’s a badge you can use to link to this Scotlight page:

Scotlight Badge

It’s our intention here to try to support the Scottish national scene as best we can.  Please let us know if there’s anything we could be doing and we’ll certainly consider whether its possible!

Scotlight Major Upcoming Events


Tabletop Scotland event, 1st and 2nd of September

On the weekend of the 1st of September in 2018, the very first Tabletop Scotland event will be held in Perth!  We’ll be there, and hopefully we’ll see some of you there too.

Current Scotlight Kickstarters

Project End Date Target
Wibbell++ 22/2/18 £4,800

If there’s a Kickstarter campaign we should be listing here then please let us know.

Scotlight People and Places

If you wanted added to this page, all you need to do is drop us a mail, telling us whatever combination of information is appropriate – website, twitter, facebook and/or location.  All parts are optional, but of course we’d need at least one thing or all we’re doing is making a creepy list of people in Scotland.   The only criteria really is that you are either in Scotland or from Scoland and have an ongoing interest in tabletop gaming.

NameWhatSocial MediaLocation
Aberdeen Wargames ClubGaming GroupAberdeen
ABZ GamesStore Aberdeen
Ahoy ComicsStore Dundee
AJ Games ClubGaming GroupFife
Andy HepworthArtist
Annan Gaming ClubGaming GroupDumfries & Galloway
Antonine BoardgamersGaming GroupEast Dumbartonshire
Alternative ArmiesDesignerSouth Ayrshire
Arcane Forge, theMedia
Asylum Books and GamesStoreAberdeen
Bad Cat GamesDesigner Clackmannanshire
Battle Boar GamesDesigner Dundee
Beards and Board GamesMedia
Ben EddingsMediaArgyll and Bute
Big Dog BooksStore Perth & Kinross
Bill HeronDesigner Edinburgh
Black Lion GamesStore Edinburgh
Bus Stop Toy ShopStore North Ayrshire
Caledonian Deathwatch RadioMedia
Cardboard and CoffeeDesigner
CarronadeConvention Falkirk
Chris BrindEnthusiast
Common Ground GamesStore Stirling
Counter CultureMedia
David WrightConvention Organiser
Dice Roll CafeBoard Game CafeGlasgow
Dumbarton Wargames ClubGaming Group West Dumbartonshire
Dumfries @ Galloway Gaming ClubGaming Group Dumfries & Galloway
Dundee Wargames ClubGaming Group Dundee
DWARF TabletopGaming Group Fife
East Neuk TabletopGaming Group Fife
Edinburgh Game HubBoard Game Cafe Edinburgh
Edinburgh GamersOnline CommunityEdinburgh
Edinburgh League of GamesGaming GroupEdinburgh
Ellerium GamesStore Highland
Falkirk District Wargames ClubGaming GroupFalkirk
First Player TokenMedia Edinburgh
Forbidden Planet - AberdeenStoreAberdeen
Forest Dragon, theDesigner
Forth MagicGaming Group Fife
Fragor GamesDesigner
Gaming LarkMedia
Games Hub EdinburghBoard Game CafeEdinburgh
Games Workshop - AyrStore South Ayrshire
Games Workshop - AberdeenStore Aberdeen
Games Workshop - DundeeStore Dundee
Games Workshop - EdinburghStore Edinburgh
Games Workshop - GlasgowStore Glasgow
Games Workshop - InvernessStore Highland
Games Workshop - PerthStorePerth & Kinross
Games Workshop - StirlingStore Stirling
Geek RetreatStoreGlasgow
Glasgow and District Wargaming SocietyGaming Group Glasgow
Glasgow Games FestivalConvention Glasgow
Glasgow Games GroupGaming GroupGlasgow
Giant BrainMedia Midlothian
Glasgow TabletopConventionGlasgow
Granite City GamersGaming GroupAberdeen
Greg BarrEnthusiast
Greg FosterEnthusiast
Highlander GamesStoreDundee
Inspiring GamesDesigner
Inverness Tabletop Gaming CommunityGaming GroupHighland
James TurnerEnthusiast
John HarperEnthusiast
Jon HodgsonArtist
Joyride GamesDesignerDundee
Kintore Tabletop Gaming ClubGaming GroupAberdeenshire
Kirkcaldy Meeple ClubGaming GroupFife
Kirriemuir Wargames ClubGaming GroupAngus
Knightly GamingStore South Lanarkshire
Knights of TrinityGaming GroupAberdeen
Lanarkshire GamersGaming Group North Lanarkshire
Leith Board Games NightGaming GroupEdinburgh
Light Board GamesGaming GroupAberdeen
Lundin Board GamesGaming GroupFife
Meeples AnonymousMedia
Meeple Like UsMedia Angus
Michael RossEnthusiast
Moray Game JamConvention Moray
Murphy's VaultStore Edinburgh
Mox in the HoleStoreEdinburgh
Nerd TherapyMedia
Nightfall GamesDesigner Glasgow
North Ayrshire Wargames ClubGaming GroupNorth Ayrshire
ORC EdinburghGaming GroupEdinburgh
Oldmeldrum Wargames GroupGaming Group Aberdeenshire
One Free ElephantDesigner Edinburgh
Owen DuffyMedia
Plan 9StoreAberdeen
Red Dice GamesStoreEdinburgh
RIGSGaming GroupRenfrewshire
Robert FlorenceMedia
SettlersStore South Lanarkshire
Shire Gaming ClubGaming GroupAberdeenshire
Scotland TabletopOnline Community
Simon HarperEnthusiast
Simon PaultonMedia
South East Scotland Wargames ClubGaming Group Edinburgh
Static GamesStore Glasgow
St Aidan's Warriors Gaming GroupGaming GroupGlasgow
Stuff by BezDesigner
Tabletop ScotlandConvention Perth & Kinross
Unboxed CafeBoard Game Cafe South Ayrshire
Unlucky Frog, theMedia Glasgow
Unplugged GamesGaming Group Glasgow
Unpopular MechanicsEnthusiast
Varcan Cluster, TheMedia
Waterstones Dundee Games NightGaming GroupDundee
We're Not WizardsMedia
West Calder Games ClubGaming GroupWest Lothian
West End GamesBoard Game CafeGlasgow
Wreck and RuinDesigner South Lanarkshire
Wrench GamesDesigner Dundee
Zombie Doctor GamesDesigner Edinburgh

Scotlight Events, Reviews and Teardowns

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