Get introduced to the exciting world of boardgames And No, we are not talking ONLY about Sorry or Snakes and Ladders or Uno; and No, we are not talking ONLY about Monopoly, Clue, Taboo, Pictionary or Risk either. If the above list accounts for most of the boardgames that you have experienced or heard about, then your life is about to change... in an awesome way!!! Believe it... There is a whole world of boardgames just waiting to be discovered at our meetups.
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What exactly do you mean by "we are not talking about Monopoly, Clue, Taboo, Pictionary or Risk"?
Imagine a game about power in the corporate world where you increase your influence by hiring your employees, controlling specific departments and even bribing your way to the Board of Directors and the Chairman of the company or imagine a space empire building game offering a nice mixture of exploring, building, development and combat.. or take a trip back to 1960, where you take on the role of one of the great protagonists - Richard Nixon or John F Kennedy - vying to lead America through an era of turbulent change.
You can even be the hero or heroine in a story of adventure in the Tales of the Arabian Nights - just like those told by Scheherazade to her spellbound sultan! You can renact the entire Lord of the Rings battle between the Fellowship and the Shadow, or the various battles in World War II or fantasy battles between elves, dwarves and orcs.
So what kind of games can we play here?
From civilisation building games to fantasy or sci-fi themed games, from war games to economic games, from negotiation games to deduction games from grand level strategy games to tactical games, from games based on popular novels and films to lighter party or family games, from short 30 minute games to games that can take even 6 to 8 hours to play – games based on every possible theme that you can think of – we aim to bring all this and more for our gaming sessions.
Why haven't I heard about these games before?
Because they are not often sold in the types of stores we have in this area. Often times these games need to be purchased online or in a specialty gaming store. You have to see it to realise the potential awesomeness that can be part of your life.
Can I bring my own game or choose which game I want to play?
Most definitely! You are free to play what you want to play…. You can choose any of the newer games, or play the usual Taboo, Scrabble, Pictionary, etc. You can play lighter, party games or deeper, strategy games.
Aren't boardgames for kids?
They are not only for kids. In fact most of the strategy games available here are ideally suited for adults and teenagers - primarily due to the depth of game play involved. If you thought games were only for kids – get ready to be a geek. You might be 15 years or you might be 50 years, we promise that a world of excitement and fun awaits you.
What do I need to bring ? Do you charge something ?
We don't charge anything for you attend the event. You are required to bring nothing except your time :)
What about food/drinks ? Do I have to compulsorily order food ?
When our meetups are held at a public location the details of the event will dictate if you can bring food or if you should eat before the meetup. Sometimes we will order pizza as a group depending on the groups size and who is hungry.
What sort of people come here ?
A wide variety across ages and professions – we have college students, couples, doctors, engineers, bankers, entrepreneurs, in the age group 20 to 50!
You have all day events from 11 am till even midnight. Can I come only for some time?
Surely – this is not a military camp! We typically have various gaming sessions in a single meetup. For example, Session 1 could be from 11 am to 2 pm, Session 2 could be from 2 pm to 5 pm and Session 3 could be from 5 pm to 8 pm. So you can join for one or more of these sessions, as per your convenience.
Can I bring a friend?
Yes and you can bring more than one if you'd like.