This event is replacing our usual meetup on March 23rd.
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This is a joint event with Meridae Games (Doug's company) and The Card Board Games and Books (Brandon's company). The day is being promoted by the Youtube channel Geek and Sundry. This online channel offers a weekly gaming show, Table Top, hosted by Will Wheaton (Star Trek The Next Generation and The Big Bang Theory).
They have declared this day to be International Table Top Day. It is designed to encourage people to get together with friends, family, even strangers, and play table top board games.. the type we play. We are attempting a sort of "mini" con, for that day. For those who have not attended any of the various game cons, this basically means we will be doing the things we do at meetups, but on a bigger scale. There wil be those of us who will be running various games, basically teaching them and helping "newbies" with rules questions. There will be a game library, where people can check out a game they may already know and just sit and play. There will also be a game raffle.
We are hoping to reach more people in our community, informing them not only about these types of games, but also about our group.
So come out and play games, maybe teach someone a basic, "gateway" game like Ticket to Ride or Settlers of Catan.
We will need some volunteers to help with various aspects of this event, so I hope some, or all, of you will RSVP and offer to help. Of course, you can just come, play and leave. Either way, you do not have to commit to the whole day. I just want us to show the communuity we are an active group.
I know this will cause us to skip a week and then have two Saturday meetups in a row, but I think this event is kind of unique for this area, and deserves doing something a little different than the norm. I hope I will see our usual Saturday regulars, and maybe even some members that don't usually make it on Saturdays.