About Het Duivelsei

Laatst bijgewerkt op 05-02-2023

Leidse Studenten Spellen Vereniging (Leiden Student Games Association) Het Duivelsei was established on 20 april 1994 by five friends with a passion for board and card games. Since then, Het Duivelsei has grown to become an association with approximately 500 members which brings together board game fans from all across Leiden at the back of the Pelibar. Each type of games is represented by us: board games, card games, RPG’s, Magic: The Gathering, console games and even Dance Dance Revolution. We also organise the successful campus game Humans versus Zombies twice each year. This turns Leiden into a post-apocalyptic zombie paradise for five days.

Our accession to the PKvV in 2011 made Het Duivelsei a true student association. Since then, we organize bigger events for everyone who enjoys board games together with other cultural associations or social clubs!

We regularly host game developers to test play new games; professional authors with games that are often still in alpha or beta phase, but also for example students designing a game for a project or internship. We always enjoy helping with this, so please do let us know if you yourself are looking for a place to test out a game or know someone who is!

We have also been involved in e-sports since 2021. For example, we are affiliated with the NBSE, the National Bond of Student E-sports, and we have an e-sports committee. We also have multiple teams for various online games, which are regularly trained in, and are on competitions such as the ICC, the Inter-College Clash. We are also the official student e-sports association of Leiden.


Important: It is not permitted to bring your own drinks or food to our activities in our Duivelsnest (with the exception of dinner). At our bar one can order a drink, or a snack such as a grilled cheese or chips.

More information about our association can be found on our page on the platform StudentenWegwijzer.nl (Dutch)