Retro Video Game Night

Retro Video Game Night is a quarterly retro gaming night that I organise with Ian Guebert aka "The Games Master" and the fine folk at the Centre for Computing History in Cambridge. Here you can find information and photos of the previous nights, tournament winners and the games we played.

Upcoming Nights

Retro Video Game Night (Christmas Edition) - Friday 8th December 2017

Retro Video Game Night #016

Written by Aidy.

Date: 8th September 2017
Tournament: ChuChu Rocket (Sega Dreamcast)
Tournament Winner: Daniel Wheeler-Davies

The penultimate retro night of 2017. Ticket sales seemed a bit slow for this one at first but then they ramped up on the last few days and we ended up with over a hundred people once again.

This was the first time we didn't have a food truck on site but no one seemed too bothered and lots of people brought their own or ordered pizzas in.

Retro Video Game Night #015

Written by Aidy.

Date: 23rd June 2017
Tournament: Windjammers (Neo Geo CD)
Tournament Winner: Mendhi

The summer Retro Night of 2017, Lord Conrad was back serving delicious ale and 400 Degree's popup pizzeria was back again and he's now armed with two ovens named Bebop and Rocksteady. The summer one is always a bit quieter but there was still a healthy number of people and a decent atmosphere.

Retro Video Game Night #014

Written by Aidy.

Date: 10th March 2017
Tournament: Speedball 2 (SNES)
Tournament Winner: Andrew

The first retro night of 2017 and the first appearance of 400 Degrees Pop Up Pizzeria who sold out, so he obviously went down quite well! Ian "The Games Master" Guebert came out swinging with his Speedball 2 tournament.

Retro Video Game Night #013

Written by Aidy.

Date: 9th December 2016
Tournament: Dr. Mario (NES)
Tournament Winner: M.D. Duncan

The 2016 Christmas Edition of the Retro Night, I was unable to be there unfortunately but it was a good night by all accounts and the first one at which we has an actual bar, courtesy of Lord Conrad.

Retro Video Game Night #012

Written by Aidy.

Date: 9th September 2016
Tournament: Adventure Game Pub Quiz
Tournament Winner: Unknown

Quite a lot of new faces at this one. We went with an adventure game theme and had the likes of Leisure Suit Larry, Monkey Island and Grange Hill out on display along with a healthy dose of all the regular favourites. Raffled off a boxed Acorn Electron.

To mix things up a little bit, Ian did an adventure game themed "pub quiz" in the main room.

Also! Retro Gamer's Kieren Hawken came along and filmed some of the evening, you can check out his video here:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8RrcHZ7mJz4