Hello and welcome to the Daugavpils Geek community's webpage!

Who we are

At its core, Daugavpils Geek is a group of like-minded people with mutual interests. In legal terms we are a non-profit organisation, but in general, we are just a board game club in Daugavpils, Latvia. We are friendly and welcoming to any and all. As we already have some common hobbies, things like age, gender, ethnicity or social statuses don't bother us that much.

What we do

Put simply, we play board games, help others learn how to play board games, provide a place and accessories for others to host board game events. We also promote boardgames that are not widely known and/or represented in our town. Although having fun is an integral part of what we do, our interests mostly revolve around complex titles that require time, dedication and practice. But why do this if you're not getting entertained? Here are some of the titles you can expect to see at our place:

Warhammer 40,000 is probably the most known brand in tabletop wargames. Set in the grim darkness of the far future, this universe has mighty armies clashing on countless war-torn worlds. Humanity stands alone, beset on all sides by the threats of the heretic, the mutant and the alien. If you've heard that  "In the grim darknewss of the far future there is only war", you've heard of Warhammer 40,000.

Even those, who are not into geeky hobbies, know about Dungeons & Dragons. At its heart, this fantasy tabletop role-playing-game is focused on storytelling. The dice just help along. Players form an adventuring party who explore fantasy worlds together as they embark on epic quests and level up in experience. Everything is your decision, from what you look like, to how you act, to what happens next. There’s no winning or losing in D&D—at least, not in the conventional way.

Created in 1993, Magic: The Gathering is a strategy card game where each player takes the role of a planeswalker, a powerful, magic-wielding being. Each player uses their own deck or cards that represent various spells, allowing planeswalker to summon creatures or inflict damage to the opponent. With more than 20,000 unique cards, Magic is a game of hidden information, meaning that each player knows secrets that the other players do not. There are several ways of winning the game, the most common being reducing your opponent to 0 life, from a starting total of 20.

If all of this sounds too nerdy and time-consuming, fear not. We've gathered lots of boardgames, so anyone will find a perfect fit for themselves. Apart from that, you can come to play old-school console games or paint some random miniature.

Where to find us

The best way to join our community is by visiting our club at Muitas st. 1, Daugavpils.

We don't have somebody there at all times, so it's better to contact us in advance if you'd like to pay us a visit. Most of our social media is in Russian, but we will answer you in Rus / Lat / Eng if you chat us up there. We have a...

- Facebook page, where we post our community news, event announcements, photo reports and reposts of our friends. We create 'events' there as well.

- Instagram acc, mainly filled with miniatures painted by our community members.

- Telegram channel, for those not following our page on Facebook. No spam, just community related stuff.

- Telegram chat, which is probably the best way to hang out with us remotely.

- Discord server for those more gaming-oriented.

Our friends

It might not be that obvious, but when you want to play boardgames, you need somebody to play them with. So, here are some of the organisations, businesses and communities that we've partnered with or just met along the way and are proud to call our friends:

Adeptus Estonicus (Discord) - Estonian wargaming community.

Deep-Cut Studio (website) - Vilnius-based artisan studio manufacturing miniature, RPG and tabletop games accessories.

Escapist Gastropub (Facebook) - A geek-friendly gastropub in Riga that offers great cuisine, tasty drinks and awesome board games.

Frontier Wargaming (website) - Riga-based authors of the Paint Case and other handcrafted hobby & miniature painting gear.

Game of Tables (Facebook) (Discord) - a community of board game players in Riga.

Gentlemen club "Zobens 1812" (Facebook) - an informal organization in Daugavpils, that takes care of your free time and swordsmanship skills level.

IIC Dino (Facebook) - a non-profit organisation in Daugavpils, that focuses on innovative educational programs.

Karu Klubi (Facebook) - a community of board game players, LARP enthusiasts and hand-crafters from Narva.

Kill Team Latvia (Discord) - fans of the 'Kill Team' skirmish game, mostly from Riga.

Point (Discord)-  a residence for artists, musicians and craftsmen in Visaginas.

UniCon (website) - Comic Con type events in Riga, featuring cosplay, comics, kpop, anime, manga, video games, esports, toys, movies and many more.

VMK "Robeža" (Facebook) - The forefather organisation of our club, currently focused on historical reenactments, fencing and LARPs.

Wargamer LT (website) and Wargamer LV (Facebook)(shared Discord) - miniature wargames club in Vilnius and their Latvian counterpart in Riga.

YoMana (Facebook) (Discord) - a non-profit, games hobby club located in Tallinn, focused on, and run by the community.

9d10Games (website) (Facebook) - UK/Lithuania-based company, designing and producing tabletop game accessories.


That's all, folks!