• BGC Retreat 2022

Game Details Players: 2 to 4 Age: 12 and up Time: 2-3 days
Publisher: Boardgamecafe.net Designer(s): BGC Retreat

BGC Retreat 2022

Ref: BGCR2022
MYR450.00 MYR450.00

A 2-day 1-night offsite event for board games held at Klana Resort, Teluk Kemang. Registration fee includes accommodation (twin-sharing), event fees, all meals (except dinner), exclusive BGC Retreat t-shirt, and special commemorative finisher token from Essen Spiel. Excludes transport to/fro and dinners.

For more info, please refer to our BGC Retreat 2022 Announcement post.

Note: Your registration is *only confirmed* with full payment. Seats are allocated on first-come first-served basis and may be sold out anytime. If your registration is not successfully and you've paid, a full refund will be given. No BGC Insider Marks for this item.

Weight (kg): 0.5
BGC Marks Earned+0 (what is this?)
3 days for RM650


Location: Klana Resort, Teluk Kemang (website)

Event Mode:

  • BGCafe Retreat Semi-Competitive Sat/Sun (for gamers)
  • BGKids Retreat Relaxed Mode Sat/Sun (for young children 6-10 yo)
  • Quasi (free-n-easy) Mon (for everyone)

Event Dates:

  • Dec 10-11 (Sat-Sun): Main Programme
  • Dec 12 (Mon): Optional Extension Day


  • BGC Retreat - from RM450 per pax
  • BGK Retreat - from RM350 per pax (adult) and RM180 per pax (child)

Note: The Optional Extension on Monday depends on us getting at least 15+ participants in order for us to get access to an event hall.

Our Retreat is an offsite event over one weekend devoted primarily for like-minded boardgamers like yourself to gather and enjoy each other’s company over two days of (semi) intense boardgaming! This year we are experimenting with adding an optional 3rd day for those who can't get enough of boardgaming over one weekend.

We’ve booked a hall that’ll be available to us from 9am on Sat till 5pm Mon. We should have the keys to the Hall so technically it’ll be available late into Sat night, possibly all-night-long if you got da staying power.

In order to prevent hungry gamers from chewing on the cardboards, we’ll provide coffee/tea breaks and lunches daily, with breakfast on Sun morning (so that’s 7 meals over the two-day event). Dinners are on your own. We usually break into a few groups for dinner. TLDR: Daily two coffee/tea breaks and one lunch, dinner on your own.


Who is this Retreat suitable for? Our Retreat Persona is someone who loves boardgames – not Monopoly or Risks but Euro games like Terra Mystica, Concordia, Brass, Power Grid among others. You are more than a social or casual gamers – i.e. while you may love to play Splendor, it’s games like Terraforming Mars and Voyages of Marco Polo that scratch your itch. While you do not necessarily have to love Russian Railroads or Dominant Species, it would be helpful if you do since we expect our Retreat participants to be able to sit thru two days of full 8-hours of almost non-stop gaming day (yes, you still get time to take food & bio breaks) and some of the game sessions may last up to 2+ hrs per game.

If you feel our Retreat Persona matches you (and have not made you click the Back button yet) and you are excited about trying out the latest Essen Spiel games with a bunch of friendly and at times semi-competitive but always fun gamers, then dun wait - sign up here now!

p/s Those who feel the above sessions might be too intense/heavy, our BGC Quasi-Retreat would be a great fit for you. Do check back on us next year when (and if) we flop back to the Quasi-Retreat format.

Note: If you are bringing your children to join our inaugural Boardgamekids Retreat, please click here.

AGENDA (all timings are tentative and will be finalized closer to event date)

Dec 10, Sat
8:45 am – Arrival of gamers (pls be punctual)
9:00 am – Retreat Briefing
9:15 am – Game Zero starts
9:30 am – Retreat Day One starts
10:30 am - Coffee/tea is served
12:30 pm – LUNCH BREAK (1 hr)
3:30 pm – Coffee/tea is served
6:00 pm – Retreat Day One ends
7:00 pm – DINNER BREAK (not included in Retreat package)
8:00 pm – After-8 Gaming (till late) or Free-n-Easy
10:30 pm - Night Sky Observatory (optional and subject to availability)

Dec 11, Sun
8:00 am - Breakfast
9:00 am – Retreat Day Two starts
10:30 am – Coffee/tea is served
12:30 pm – LUNCH BREAK (1 hr)
3:30 pm – Coffee/tea is served
5:30 pm – Retreat Day Two ends
5:45 pm - Closing & Prize giving


Dec 11, Sun
6:00 pm – DINNER BREAK (not included in Retreat package)
8:00 pm – After-8 Gaming (till late)

Dec 12, Mon
8:00 am - Breakfast
9:00 am - Event Hall is open
10:30 am - Coffee/tea is served
12:30 pm - LUNCH BREAK (1 hr)
3:30 pm - Coffee/tea is served
5:00 pm - Retreat Day Three ends!
5:30 pm - SAYONARA!!

What do you get?

  • 2.0 (or 3.0) days of gaming (Sat: 9am-6pm, Sun: 9am-5pm + Sun 6pm - Mon 6pm)
  • Accommodation on twin sharing basis
  • 4-6 coffee/tea breaks as scheduled, 2-3 lunches, 1-2 breakfast
  • One exclusive BGC/BGK Retreat 2022 t-shirt
  • One special commemorative finisher token (from Essen Spiel 2022) (for BGC Retreat only)
  • Opportunity to play the latest Essen Spiel 2022 games, some older titles, and even OOP games
  • Access to the BGC Game Library (of over 3,000 games) for After-8 session
  • Learn lots of new (and old) games - rule-teach is included during Retreat Proper Sessions, while After-8 are self-teach or you can join tables hosted by our regulars
  • Get to make friends, trade woods, or joust with new and friendly gamers!
  • Opportunity to win exclusive hot prizes from Essen Spiel in our LUCKY DRAW!
  • Finally, bragging rights as the BGC Retreat Champion! (for one year la)

What’s not included in the package?

  • Your travel to / from the location. If you need help with transport, pls ask us.
  • Fine Dining (tsk tsk). Dinner is not included (all days) so you are free to take a break and go out for a nice dinner before resuming the evening gaming (or sleep). Or do some stargazing.
  • Mosquito repellant (yes pls bring your own unless you are not a mosquito magnet)

Exclusive not-for-sale BGC Retreat t-shirt for all participants

BONUS – Generous Discount on Game Purchase (for BGC Retreat only)

Finally to thank you for your support, all paying BGC Retreat attendees would get to buy one game from our BGC webstore at 30% discount (from webstore price)! Click here to check the list of games we currently have in stock. T&C applies.

Note: This discount is valid for 3 months (after the event). Some games from our webstore eg Essen Spiel titles, Kickstarters, NoDiscount items are excluded from this promo. To qualify for this discount, you need to be a paying participant for this event, and completed the event in full from Sat-Sun. No deserters!! 😛


Our BGC Retreats are famous for its After-8 Gaming session, which is known to be the “real deal” after a full day of gaming! After-8 Gaming is a closed-door gaming session held after dinner where anyone can bring to the table games that are of longer duration (epic games), out-of-print games and/or those with higher level of complexity. Or just some crazee, fun, party games!

After-8 gaming is self-organized and we leave it to the attendees to decide among themselves what are going to hit the tables (and who’s going to read the rules). It’s also an optional event as some attendees may prefer to have an early night or spend the time on their own.

After-8 gaming starts 8 pm and last till as late as you want... it's just like Retreat gaming except you can play all those crazy fun games!


If this is your first participation to our Retreat, do check out the Frequently Asked Questions for our BGC Retreat event.

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