Pork Farms took one of Britain’s favourite pastimes, the traditional board game and turned it into the UK’s first Board Games Championships in 2016.
Partnering up with the body behind Britain’s micropub movement, the Micropub Association, Pork Farms launched the championships, culminating in a grand final competition during National Board Games week in April.
Over 40 regional micropubs signed up to the championships and then it was a gathering of the clans as we held the grand final at One Inn The Wood micropub in Orpington, Kent.
Tim Bentley, representing his local micropub Bake & Ale House in Westgate-On-Sea, Kent, was crowned our very first Pork Farms UK Board Games Champion 2016.
Tim, who was awarded with an official Pork Farms pork pie trophy said: “Well this all started when I went to my local micropub, Bake & Ale House and the landlord introduced me to the competition. I love board games so it was perfect really and so I decided to take part, making it to the grand final has been brilliant.
“The event has been outstanding and an absolute pleasure to take part! I was very surprised when I was announced the champion, stunned actually and to win this one off huge Pork Farms pork pie trophy is brilliant, the chefs should be really proud!”
Pork Farms also launched Family Board Games Night across National Board Games Week, where families were encouraged to post pictures of their gaming night and we were delighted to see so many entries of smiling faces across our social media channels.