The Dell House     Malvern, England

Where Scythe, Terraforming and Arboretum mean more than our garden restoration project

DellConEXTRA - May Bank Holiday 4th-7th May

Games in play

Kevin & Elizabeth (and family) have been playing modern boardgames for twenty+ years and have a collection of around 200. Following a lifestyle change in 2014 we now run a very large B&B. We've put these together to form the DellCons; small & friendly residential games weekends several times a year. Details for the 'standard' DellCon weekends are here.

The EXTRA One...

This year we're puting on an extra-long DellCon across the first May Bank Holiday - so it's a full 3 days of gaming (Friday evening to Monday afternoon)

The differences from a standard DellCon are...


This is pretty much the same as a standard DellCon weekend...

The Booking Rules

Places are very limited. Those booking accommodation have priority until Monday 9th April. Others can put their name down on the waiting list for a non-resident places. A minimum of a 2-night stay is required.

You cannot book a specific room. Instead, you book a Single, Double, or Twin room. The best matching, appropriate, room will be allocated to the first person who booked, and so on in booking order.

Ticket Prices and What's Included

A ticket is £40 per person. This isn't much more than a 3-day DellCon because we're absorbing most of the extra cost this time. This covers everything except accommodation and breakfast. The price is the same whether you're here for 3 or 4 days. Friday evening is free.

Weekend Resident Weekend non-resident Friday night
7pm to 11pm
4 hours gaming.
Tea, coffee, etc.
Saturday & Sunday 9am. Breakfast - cereal, juice, toast, fruit
10am to 11pm 11 hours gaming
Tea, coffee, etc. Home-made cake
Lunch - fresh warm home-made bread & cheeses, salad, etc.
Evening meal (e.g. Pizza, Chinese)
Monday 9am. Breakfast as above
10am to 4pm(ish) 6 hours gaming.
Tea, coffee, etc. Home-made cake
Lunch - fresh bread, quiche, salad, etc.
The Aftercon Some may gather at the Foley Arms...

Accommodation Prices

Accommodation (which includes breakfast) prices are per-room not per-person.

Before the deadline you can only book a residential weekend i.e. a gaming ticket per person and two or three nights accommodation but you can put your name down on the waiting lists for non-residential places.

The maximum number of each room type is very limited.

Room Capacity Room per night
for 2 or 3 nights
Max. No.
One single bed
£55 3
One double bed
£75 6
Two Single beds
£75 3

The discount from our usual rates reflects that there's no cooked breakfast and that the rooms won't be serviced over the weekend.


How do I book the weekend?

Email or phone us to check availability. To confirm a booking we require a non-refundable deposit of £50 per room or £40 per person (whichever is higher) please. The date the deposit is paid is the date used in the allocation of rooms. The remainder can be paid during the event. We can take cash, credit/debit card or bank transfer.

Loose Ends

Please feel free to phone or email us if you've any questions.

There is a Facebook group for DellCon for chat and updates.

Our Terms and conditions, including the cancellation terms, apply to all attendees.

We reserve the right to bend rules where it seems right to do so.


What diets can you provide for?

Elizabeth is vegetarian and veggie/vegan breakfasts is one of our specialities. We're happy to prepare something gluten-free when others are having pizza for example. We can provide soya milk for dairy-free diets, etc. If your needs are a bit more specialist, just ask.

Diets we cannot provide for are specialities such as Halal and Kosher.

I'm new to all this (be that conventions or these games). Is that OK?

Absolutely. Something this small can seem a bit daunting if you're a bit wary, but you'll not be left out and will be gently guided into suitable games. We have a few 'regulars' each time but there's no clique here. We (and they) pride ourselves on the welcoming, relaxed and friendly nature of these weekends. To borrow a quote from a first-timer and relative newcomer to the hobby: "I enjoyed jumping in the deep end last weekend, and it was great to meet folk who could patiently teach me lots of games. Looking forward to the next time."