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Thank you to everyone who attended UK Games Expo and visited our booth. It was great to put some faces to names!

Thanks from all the Boardgameguru Team! (Emma, Mike, Zoe, Chris, Dani, Angus, Lisa)


27th November - Closed for a couple of days due to Covid

I tested positive for Covid on Friday morning (24th November) after not feeling very well on Thursday. Thankfully it doesn't seem to have been too bad (especially as I was concerned it'd affect my lungs which are still recovering from my summer bout of pneumonia). I'm hoping to feel well enough - and test negative in the next couple of days but we are currently closed today and tomorrow (Monday 27/Tuesday 28 November). I'll update this when we're reopen hopefully in a couple of days.

Current Shipping Times - Update

I'm still only managing about 2 1/2 days in the warehouse a week at present, due to still rcovering from pneumonia, so please allow some extra time for orders to be dispatched. Sorry.

1st September - Reopening Monday 4th September

I'm very sorry that we've been closed since 11th August. The cold I thought I had transpired to be pneumonia on both lungs with the added extra of early onset of Sepsis - which I'm very pleased the hospital caught and eliminated before it took hold. I had a slightly longer stay in hospital than the few days I was expecting but have been convalescing at home since - mainly sleeping or having coughing fits, but atleast it's all been clearing my lungs and moving in the right direction.

I did manage to get some help and clear some of the backlog of orders this week but we're fully reopening on Monday 4th September when I'll be digging in to the rest of the outstanding orders from the last few weeks. I am also hoping to get the newsletter out this weekend, covering not only next weeks releases but also for the last few that came out whilst I was ill.

Please accept my apologies for the delay and looking forward to getting back in to the swing of things!


We had a surprise warehouse move last week. A large tenant moved out freeing up quite a few ground floor warehouses on our estate. We weren't planning on moving again (as we had a move in March) but the landlord contacted us and had someone interested in the block we were in (we were first floor and they wanted ground and first floor across two units -one of which we occupied) so asked if we'd be prepared to move into one of the ground floor units that was now free. The new unit is much bigger (again) and much easier on our knees, with a good loading bay, so on a couple of conditions (one being that the landlord organised the move as we almost killed ourselves and friends moving the warehouse a few months ago) we agreed to the move.

Everything from our main warehouse is now in the new unit - I just need to get stock back on shelves which shouldn't take too long - so it seems to have managed to go through with minimal fuss or disruption.

So our new address is now Boardgameguru, Unit 4 Manor Industrial Estate, Manor House Avenue, Southampton, SO15 0LF. There's even a chance we might be able to host some game days on site given it's size - but I want to get things in order before we look at that.


Our guru email address seems to be having some connectivity issues. Our supplier is looking in the issue but it has become obvious that we are not receiving every email sent to the address, and haven't been for some time. If you have any queries please can you email us at for the time being. We are still receiving most emails through the guru account, but I don't know how many aren't reaching us. We may end up creating a new business email for contacting us if we can not resolve the current issue, but hopefully the server team can get to the bottom of things asap. 


We've temproarily suspended non-UK orders as we've been getting a lot of uncollected and returned international packages. Mainly from DPD, but also a number of uncollected Royal Mail packages (which we use to send out smaller 2kg and under orders). All the paperwork has been correctly filed and DPD seem to be unable to explain why the returns have been happening. Until we can get firm guarantees that parcels will be delivered correctly, either with the existing couriers or new couriers that we are speaking with, we have had to suspend international services. We will get any outstanding orders out as soon as possible and will reactive international ordering again when possible. Apologies for the inconvenience.

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