Eurogames in Springfield on Memorial Day

  • May 27, 2013 · 1:00 PM
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Come play Eurogames* at our house in Springfield VA on Monday.

We have many games: Alhambra, Carcassonne (with several expansions available), Dominion, Navegador, Power Grid, Settlers of Catan and some Catan variants (Seafarers, Cities and Knights, and the new Catan: Explorers and Pirates), Ticket to Ride (U.S., Europe, Marklin, and Asia), Stone Age, Taj Mahal, Taluva, Thurn and Taxis, Tikal and many many more. Guests will bring additional games.

Most guests will be adults, but it is also true that many of the games work well for kids age 10 or older, and some work well with younger children.

Feel free to invite additional friends who enjoy Eurogames. Beginners are welcome if willing to jump into the mix with experienced players.

People are welcome to bring more games, food, and drinks to share. We'll have some snacks and drinks available. We will probably order pizza at supper time and request about $5 per person.

Please let me know if you plan to come, but do come even if yours is almost a last-minute decision.  RSVP for directions.

Virginia and Mike

*Eurogames are games that emphasize strategy, downplay luck, lean towards economic (trading and building) rather than military themes, and have attractive physical components.  Some have few rules and are easy to learn. Some are long and complex and therefore get played less often. Some use dice, so luck becomes a factor. Some were invented outside of Europe (e.g., Ticket to Ride). Most were invented in the last 20 years. If you liked Careers, Clue, and Monopoly as a child, you will probably like Eurogames as an adult.

Germany was the prime mover in creating and playing Eurogames. Settlers of Catan, first published in 1995, paved the way for the genre in the United States. It was not the first such game to find an audience outside Germany, but it became much more popular than any of its predecessors. It quickly sold millions of copies in Germany, and in the process brought money and attention to the genre as a whole. One of its most famous and successful follow-ups in the genre was Carcassonne.

I borrowed or stole from Wikipedia and from my own experience in developing this description.


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  • A former member
    A former member

    umm, dont have the address off hand but I think I remember the house. Hey virginia if you want to txt me:[masked] 9393. Or email but txt is better.

    May 27, 2013

  • Virginia

    1. I think I have sent the address to everyone. If I missed you, send me a message.

    2. We have 2 dogs. Some people like them. Some people don't.

    3. Sometimes friends who are not in Meetup come without telling me in advance about their plans. We may have more people than this page predicts.

    May 26, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I'm excited to be attending tomorrow

    May 26, 2013

  • pat

    can you please send address again? We'll probably drop by but will et you know if we won't.

    thanks! pat and dave

    May 25, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I'm going to say "yes" but things are still up in the air. Hope that is okay!

    May 21, 2013

  • Jen K.

    Please let me know if I can bring any games. My collection is accurate on BGG user mergryphon

    May 21, 2013

  • Virginia

    Reminder: If you need my address, ask me.

    May 20, 2013

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