Cardiff Science Festival will take over Wales’ capital city with exciting science events, aiming to inspire and educate. 
We will be releasing our full list of events soon, so keep your eyes peeled! In the mean time, you can find updates about the festival by following us on Twitter and Facebook.

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Science Board Games!

March 3 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm


You can register for the event on Eventbrite:

There’s Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) behind most great Board Games. Pandemic, Terraforming Mars, Jenga, Exoplanets and many more games all have STEM at their core. Cardiff Science Festival has teamed up with Firestorm Games to show off these amazing STEM themed games and let you have a go at playing them. Local scientists and researchers will be on hand to talk and answer questions about the science behind the games, as well as showing you how to play. The games will be spread around the store, so you can wander around, have a look at the games, talk to the researchers and choose which games you want to try.

The event is suitable for people of all ages and all levels of board game experience. This is a friendly event for those new to board games, so we welcome everyone to come along!

The highlight of the day will be 12 concurrent games of Pandemic, as participants battle each other to see who can cure the world of disease the fastest… or survive the longest! This will be accompanied by a talk on the science behind Pandemic, exploring the incredible world of virology. To book your place to play Pandemic, please visit the booking page on the Firestorm website (note: for general admission to the event, please visit the Eventbrite link below instead).

A short 30 minute tabletop roleplaying game will also see players be the first humans on Mars, as they have to deal with a dangerous scenario, inspired by The Martian. Players can sign up for this at the event.

The event runs from 11am – 3pm, with attendees encouraged to drop in at any time during these hours to have a look around. All the board games at the event will be available to buy and take home yourself, as well as refreshments from the bar/cafe.

You can register for the event on Eventbrite:


March 3
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
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Firestorm Games


Firestorm Games
15 Trade St
Cardiff, CF10 5DT United Kingdom
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