March, Ides of, Melee

Come one, come all, to the magnificent Grand Gaming Melee! Spend your March 16th playing boardgames and avoiding anyone named Brutus. Or Cassius. Or, really, any Romans with ambition. Which is surely made of sterner stuff.

As always, boardgames of all types, makes, models, and flavors are welcome. Eurogames, card games, strategy games, social games, bring em all. Or, bring nothing and learn a new game.

Pot-luck snacks and drinks. Please bring a small delicious thing to share.

And I mean DELICIOUS. Rewards given for homebaked goods. Well, not so much awards as accolades.

This month's venue is Arlington Central, in Ballston. Parking is free. Its less than a half mile from the metro.

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  • A former member
    A former member

    It was fun! Have you guys thought of making this event on a Sunday? The library is open till 9 pm Sundays .

    1 · March 16, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    This was my first time attending an event, and I had fun! I played some great games and met some great people.

    1 · March 16, 2013

  • Firecub1

    Great group of friendly people!

    March 16, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Is anyone else interested in a game of Battle Star Galactica?

    March 4, 2013

    • Imad

      I'll bring my copy (base game only).

      1 · March 7, 2013

    • Andrew Y.

      Just a heads up, we'll probably star BSG at roughly around 12pm

      March 16, 2013

  • Dustin

    I will not be able to make it till around 12 how late will this event be going on?

    March 16, 2013

  • Joey

    Hey everyone! My girlfriend and I just relocated to DC and were excited to see such an active gaming group in the area. We have a bunch of games:

    Game of Thrones: Board Game Second Edition
    Sid Meier's Civilization: The Board Game w/ Expansion
    Battlestar Galactica (Base Game Only)
    Puerto Rico
    Ticket to Ride w/1910 expansion
    Condottiere
    Space Hulk: Death Angel - The Card Game
    The Red Dragon Inn
    Colossal Arena

    Let us know if your interested in playing any of these and we'll be sure to bring them Saturday.

    March 13, 2013

    • Rhett

      I like your selection Joey.

      March 15, 2013

    • Joey

      Thanks Rhett and Rishi. I forgot we also have BANG! and the Dominion Prosperity expansion. Andrew, I just checked out the thread. We'll bring it along just in case. We'll see you guys tomorrow.

      March 15, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Everybody, watch out for the Rock and Roll Marathon! If you live in DC it's going to be difficult to get out, either with the road closures or the large number of people on the metro. Here's the official website with the route and the interactive map with the street closures:

    http://runrocknroll.competitor.com/usa/road-closures
    https://maps.google.com/maps/ms?msid=202129778825351631511.0004d2e4ba1eec4808e66&msa=0

    2 · March 12, 2013

    • William

      Wow! Thanks, Jae. I recommend taking the metro from DC.

      March 12, 2013

  • Robert W.

    I won't be able to get there until noon.

    March 12, 2013

  • Virginia

    Joe, will you be there? I still have your Alhambra game from the January melee.

    March 11, 2013

  • Virginia

    I probably will not arrive until after noon.

    March 11, 2013

  • Eric S.

    Hey All: This will be my first time meeting up with this group. I've got a handful of games, let me know if anyone wants me to bring any of these. Otherwise, I'll probably just bring one and play the other games there. And of course, I'll bring a tasty snack as well.

    -Smallworld
    -Ticket to Ride (USA map)
    -Dominion (Base set)
    -Settlers of Catan (w/ 5-6 player expansion)
    -Pandemic
    -Elder Sign
    -Qwirkle
    -Dixit
    -Agricola
    -Tsuro
    -Zombie Dice
    -Fluxx
    -Star Fluxx
    -Gloom

    February 19, 2013

    • Eric S.

      Yup. Tabletop has definitely inspired my renewed love of board games. ^_^

      February 19, 2013

    • Kat A.

      Great hitlist! Thanks for packing it!

      March 10, 2013

  • Kat A.

    Most definitely!

    March 10, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sad to miss

    March 8, 2013

  • Dave

    Are rum cakes allowed, or would cookies be better than cake in this instance?

    I don't plan to bring all of the following games, but I'll bring a selection - let me know if there's any that people want me to bring:

    Catan (6 player)+ Seafarers (6 players)
    Dominion - All sets+promos
    Shadows over Camelot
    Manhaten Project
    Fluxx (all)
    Redshirts
    Dr Who card game
    Elder Sign
    Munchkin + Super + Zombies
    Ninja Burger
    Axis & Allies
    Eve: Conquests
    Miskatonic School for girls

    Unlikely to bring:
    King Maker
    Pimp: the backhanding
    Cards against humanity + 2 expansions
    Redneck life
    Risk
    Monopoly
    Life
    Clue
    Vampire: Prince of the City
    Cranium

    1 · March 5, 2013

    • Dave

      So that eliminates eve, vampire, king maker and cranium...

      March 6, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      omg ninja burger. it's been so long since I've played that. It's very silly and fun.

      March 7, 2013

  • William

    Eric - I can guarantee Catan (no expansion, at least not in my copy) and Pandemic (with On The Brink expansion) will be there. I've seen most of the others, but don't know Qwirkle, Tsuro or Gloom. Probably I've missed them, but feel free to bring anything you want to play.

    February 19, 2013

    • Eric S.

      Cool, sounds great. I'll probably bring those three then. All are great, easy games to learn and play.

      February 19, 2013

  • tony

    My nephew has a basketball game, I'll see you all in April.

    February 18, 2013

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We just grab a coffee and speak French. Some people have been coming every week for months... it creates a kind of warmth to the group.

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