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Board gaming in Eastbourne

Everything you need to know about our event, how to get there and what we offer...



Spring and Autumn each year.

Our next event, LoBsterCon XXIII, will take place from Friday 28th April to Monday 1st May 2023 at the Cumberland Hotel, Eastbourne.

Initial tickets are currently on sale. More will be released on Friday the 24th.


The Cumberland Hotel

34-36 Grand Parade


BN21 3YT

Tel: 01323 730 342

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Hotel and Gaming Packages

Packages include, per person: one Four-Day Gaming Pass, hotel accommodation (bed and breakfast) for 2 nights and one entry into our famous Raffle.

Twin and Double Rooms will be made available initially for two people booking together. Single rooms will also be available at that time.

Single occupancy of Twin or Double Rooms will be available later in the booking period, subject to availability.

A Third Night or Fourth Night add-on will be available for those wishing to stay Thursday, Friday, Saturday and/or Sunday nights. 

If you have specific room requirements or preferences please include details on the booking form, we cannot undertake to fulfil your requests but we will try.

If you have specific medical or assistance needs please provide details on your booking form or contact us directly quoting your order number.

Gaming Passes

Day passes will be available on the door subject to capacity, they will not include an entry in the Raffle. 

Four-Day Gaming Passes, which include a Raffle entry, may be available in advance once the hotel packages are sold out.  

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The BGG list of our small but growing library of games can be found here.

There will as always be a huge library of games brought by you wonderful LoBsters for all to share and respectfully enjoy. 

Chris Marling’s snappily titled "LoBsterCon XXIII - Requests and what you're bringing along" can be found here.


You can also check out the LoBsterCon XXII list here, along with links to past geeklists for nostalgia and inspiration.

London On Board

LoBsterCon began life as a getaway weekend for members of London On Board (hence the LoBster in LoBsterCon). 


LoB is London’s, the UK’s (and probably the world’s) biggest board games club. With close to 15,000 members on Meetup and its own helpful and informative website, you can find board games to play and events to attend in central London almost every evening during the week and all day at the weekends.

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Our venues will always have wheelchair access via lifts or ramps to all gaming spaces.

There are a limited number of accessible bedrooms.  So please contact us directly for booking options and to let us know how we can assist you with your needs

We can also provide advice about suitable alternative accommodation near the venue.

Alternative Accomodation

To get the best LoBsterCon experience, in our ever so humble opinion, it's best to stay at the venue.  But, if your tastes or budget differ that’s OK, and you can still help us out by using one of these links.  

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