Welcome!

Hello, and welcome to Counter Culture Games! Our aim is simple – to bring people and games together.Board games and card games have changed a lot over the last 20 years, and up and down the country thousands of people are rediscovering the joys of tabletop gaming.

Let us help you become one of them!

No, not like Monopoly

If you think that board games are about arguing over Monopoly or studying complicated Chess openings, we have great news for you; there’s so much more to modern games.
There are games for everyone – adults, families, children, small groups, large groups, two people, chatty people, quiet people, deep strategic thinkers and people who just want a laugh with their friends.
There are long games, quick games, huge games that sprawl across the table, small games you can take on holiday, games you can play in teams, games you can play as one team, games for any situation!

Take a look at our Beginner’s Guide to find out more!

Pandemic

Pandemic

Pandemic is a hugely successful game that introduced the idea of cooperative games. In a cooperative game, the players are not playing against each other, they are playing as a team against the game itself. Either everyone wins, or everyone loses. In Pandemic, the...

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Ticket to Ride

Ticket to Ride

Ticket to Ride looks more like what most people think of when they think about board games. It’s got a big colourful board for everyone to sit around and lots of little trains for each player. But there are no dice, and once again, no one is eliminated before the end...

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Carcassonne

Carcassonne

Carcassonne is almost as well known as Catan. It was first published in 2000 and is still going strong. It’s like a modern take on dominoes, but with much more colour and charm. Inspired by the medieval walled town of Carcassonne in France, the game is about building...

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Catan (or Settlers of Catan)

Catan (or Settlers of Catan)

Catan (formerly known as Settlers of Catan) is the most popular and well known of the new generation of board games. It came out in 1995 and has sold millions of copies across the world. The aim of the game is to build villages, roads and cities across the almost...

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More than just a shop

We sell a range of modern board and card games, delivered to your door, but we’re more than just an online shop. We’re not just about selling things – we want to introduce you to a new hobby, a way to meet new friends and keep your brain active!

Interested? – Take a look at the shop to see what’s on offer!

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The Monopoly Myth

We’ve met a lot of great people over the last few days, and had a lot of great conversations about board games. One thing has become very apparent – a lot of people are still living under the impression that board games are like Monopoly. I call this “The Monopoly...

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2018 Commander Decks now in. We've only been able to order a few of these, so come on down and snap them up!

In store now! #mtg #mtgcommunity #mtgcommander #subjectivereality #adaptiveenchantment #naturesvengeance #exquisiteinvention #chelmsfordessex #chelmsford #chelmsfordgameshop

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Imagination Gaming Family & Education Award Winners 2018 | Imagination Gaming

Imagination Gaming have announced their Family and Education Award Winners for 2018, and we're pleased to see that some of our store faves are included, such as Okay Play, Arokah and Animal Upon ... See more

Here's what you've all been waiting for... the big reveal of the Imagination Gaming Game Award Winners! After months of serious game playing, investigation and judging, including 3 days collecting ... See more

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InterAct | Working with people to fulfill their lives and communities | InterAct

Visit this morning from a group of kids from InterAct. Currently playing Scotland Yard, Formula D and Loopin' Chewie, and having a great time!

http://www.interact.org.uk/

InterAct is dedicated to improving the emotional well-being and opportunities of young people and young adults with disabilities

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Photos from Counter Culture Games's post

Tense game of Tumble going on at the moment... @ Counter Culture Games

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📣📣We have one, repeat one (1), copy of Pandemic Legacy available to buy!📣📣
If you've been playing Pandemic and you're looking for the next level...

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RISE 4

Good morning gamers!

Registration for Rise 4 opens today!

Gavin Warner and his team work really hard to put together this one day mini-con in Great Baddow.

We don't have any official affiliation ... See more

Welcome to RISE 4. This will be our 4th Roleplaying and Table Top Gaming mini convention. We have a...

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Timeline Photos

#tuesdayteaser
Anyone like to guess which game is about to be added to the library?
#flgs #chelmsford #essex #tabletopgames #boardgames #analoguegames

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Fuse is a real-time co-operative game in which players must work together against the clock to defuse the bombs on their spacecraft.

It's one of the games we will be bringing to our Games Festival ... See more

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Try before you buy

We don’t just sell games, we want to help you find people to play them with as well. That’s why we are organising game events at various venues around Essex. We know that the best advertisement for our games is the games themselves. That’s why we’re taking our collection of demonstration copies on the road for you to try them out for yourself. Take a look at our calendar to see if we’re coming to a venue near you. If not, why not get in touch with your suggestions? We’ll try to arrange something.

Check out our events page, and get in touch if you’d like us to visit your town!