Beer & Boardgames: Chapel Thrill Edition

Ben Franklin said “Beer is proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy,” President Lyndon Johnson referred to boardgames as “incredible inventions.” Now the chocolate and peanut butter that is Beer and Boardgames is together at last!

At long last Beer & Boardgames has found a home in Chapel Hill! With parking, even! I know, I know, they said it couldn't be done. They laughed, LAUGHED, at my dream of a Chapel Hill bar based meet-up event! Well, who's laughing now?

We'll be having our next Beer & Boardgames at the W XYZ Lounge at the Aloft Hotel, on Sunday, March 3rd (just think of it as February 30th). We will be starting an hour later, at 3:00 pm, as a way to help you, our members, get acclimated to Daylight Savings time a week early. W XYZ has a Sunday special that includes half-off on all house beer, wine, and liquor. Because the complex that houses Aloft is a socially and environmentally responsible 'mixed use' development, which houses other shops, apartments and condo units, W XYZ has asked us to park at the SECU bank directly across the street.

So come join me at the W XYZ Lounge on Sunday March 3rd at 3:00 pm. As always, we'll have a large selection of games on-hand, including several varieties of Risk, and games small, large, simple and complicated. Our signature duct tape name-tags will be standard equipment.

As always, I'll need a good head-count so I can inform the manager what type of set-up, and service our group will need. Like all Active Gamers events, is open only to members who have payed their 2013 annual dues. Spots are limited, please check your calendars before signing up, or if something comes up, change your status as soon as possible, so folks on the waiting list will know not to make different plans.

Please use the comments to request a game you particularly want to play, or let the rest of the group know if you're going to bring a game and/or if you're willing to run or demo something. Also, use the comments for carpooling/dinner/dancing plans for before or after the event.

See everyone there.

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  • Lauren

    Just yelped the xyz lounge!

    March 6, 2013

  • Katicon

    Gave my feedback on Aloft on Yelp!

    2 · March 4, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    That was fun! When's the next one?

    March 4, 2013

    • John M.

      B&B's are usually monthly, but late March/early April can be frustrating due to college basketball. I'll probably post the next time/location in a week or two once I figure out the details.

      March 4, 2013

    • Jay K.

      That's why you pull for a team like Wake Forest that doesn't do anything in late March/early April so you have more free time -_-

      1 · March 4, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hanabi was brilliant! Beats N Back in terms of improving working memory (mine's terrible) and i can't think of cooperative game that's as fun

    March 4, 2013

    • Manny

      I think we spent 4 clue tokens telling you you had 3 1's and 2 of them were pink. LOL

      March 4, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Easy! I think you had share of those moments!!!! but yeah, i am easily distracted by scenery and such... :)

      1 · March 4, 2013

  • John M.

    Nice venue. Good people, fun games.

    3 · March 3, 2013

  • Marie R.

    Abs hurt because of too much laughing with Jungle Speed :)

    2 · March 3, 2013

  • Laura

    Omw...sorry

    March 3, 2013

  • Jin X

    we are on our way there, run a bit late

    March 3, 2013

  • Eric H.

    Where can we park?

    March 3, 2013

    • Manny

      at State Credit Union Bank across the street on the same side-ish as the gas station

      March 3, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Looking forward to meeting everyone! I'm bringing Cosmic Encounter.

    February 23, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Plenty of time for two games!

      March 3, 2013

    • Eric H.

      I want to learn and may end up getting it myself.

      March 3, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Going to bring munchkin and cant stop

    March 3, 2013

  • Manny

    I'll bring:
    The Resistance (max 10)
    Lords of Vegas (max 4)
    Lords of Waterdeep (max 5)
    K2 (max 5)
    Hanabi (max 5)

    For big kids I'll bring:
    Loopin' Louie (max 4)
    Takenoko (max 4)

    See ya guys a in few!

    March 3, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sorry guys, I won't be able to make it this time. :-(

    March 2, 2013

  • Jason K.

    I won't wind up being able to make it after all, but I want to come to other events in the future!

    March 2, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I'm really sorry to cancel so close to the event, but I'm really sick.

    March 2, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hey fellow gamers! I hate to be *that* guy, but LBJ never said that. Lynn Johnston, creator of the comic strip "For Better or Worse" did. http://www.quotestemple.com/quotes/lynn-johnston-cartoonist-quote-people-never-knew-we-were-poor-but-out-of-that

    March 2, 2013

  • Jin X

    i just got a game called guillotine, will bring it :)

    1 · February 28, 2013

    • Manny

      Heads will roll!

      1 · February 28, 2013

  • Katicon

    I'll be leaving from downtown Raleigh if anyone wants to carpool. I believe I can fit about three (semi-uncomfortably) in my backseat.

    February 12, 2013

    • Jay K.

      Hey if you're still going and still have room any chance you'd be driving near Six Forks and Strickland? If not it's nbd.

      February 27, 2013

    • Katicon

      I can swing by there. No problem.

      February 27, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I'll bring Betrayal at House on the Hill and a few other games as well.

    February 27, 2013

    • John M.

      Awesome game

      February 27, 2013

  • Manny

    Oooh fancy :)

    February 12, 2013

  • Jin X

    Yeah Chapel Hill~~~

    February 12, 2013

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