Boardgames meetup (Monday edition)

The "Monday recurring Boardgames" now have received good response. We will host this event every Monday starting July 2nd.

Looks like Kafkas is the venue of choice for the moment. The owners are very accomodating in reserving tables for us and staying open an hour later. Please be supportive and buy something while we are there!

Please post in comments to arrange for games that you will bring or games you wish someone would bring. Also please arrange for carpooling if needed.

In order to maintain our good relationship with Kafka's, we ask members attending weekly Monday night board games to purchase at least one drink or food item during the course of the evening. If none of the food or drink choices appeal to you then consider tipping a dollar or two in the tip jar by the cashier register instead.

 

Additionally, please remember that Kafka's does close at 10:00. So please plan your time so that you will have finished putting your games away by 10:00 and will be ready to leave. Remember the staff at Kafka's are mostly students and they're already staying an extra hour to accommodate us. Every minute longer that we stay is a minute of studying or sleep time that they will be losing.

 

-The Waiting List-

Due to the high popularity of this event there is often a long waiting list to get in. The wait list however is only in effect between 6 and 7:30 as this is when Kafka's is the busiest. After 7:30 any member whether they are on the waiting list or not is welcome to show up and play games with us for the remainder of the evening. We also usually go out for food at the nearby congee noodle house at 10:00 if you are interested.

 

-Donations-

In order to purchase more games for the group we will occasionally ask members casually for a small donation ($1-$2 or whatever you're willing to donate) towards buying new and awesome board games for this group. Please feel free to donate or not, it's not mandatory but would be nice to have your support.

 

-The Games We Play-

Settlers of Catan- One of the most popular board games probably because it is quite beginner friendly, Catan involves players attempting to build and develop holdings while trading and acquiring resources.

Ultimate Werewolf- Very similar to Mafia in case you have played that. Ultimate Werewolf has long since become a staple for this group, in no small part due to Marc's obsession with it :) . Players at the beginning of the game will be dealt a single card which tells them their character in the game (for example a Werewolf or a villager). Then, players will close their eyes as the werewolf's alone get to open their eyes and decide who to kill. Then after all special characters have had a chance to act, all players will open their eyes and try to decide by democratic vote who they want to lynch (remove from the game). The game ends either when there are no werewolf's left or no villagers left.

Saboteur- A personal favorite of mine, saboteur is a game where by placing cards across the table, players will attempt to dig from a starting point in an attempt to reach the gold 7 spaces away. But in their way will be saboteurs, players who are secretly trying to stop the gold from being reached. A hilarious game where half the fun is just trying to figure out who the saboteurs are.

Ticket to Ride- Ticket to ride is another great game for beginners where players try to build railways to connect cities and reach important destinations while not getting cut off by fellow players.

Munchkin- This one seems to be played quite a bit but surprisingly i've never played it. If somebody would like to write something up about it then that would be great.

I'll add more games to this list as more come to mind. If you're reading this then feel free to contribute some of your own as well.

 

 

 

 

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  • Marc

    An awesome group of people made this a great event!

    1 · March 26, 2013

  • AK

    I'll be showing up late. As usual :(

    March 25, 2013

  • Francois

    Okay everybody, I've an emergency at work so I have to stay later. I expect to come at 8PM (don't forget I've to come back from faaaaaaar away) but if it last too long I may no show tonight. :( So sad, I really wanted to play Ticket to Ride with Lena and Werewolf with.... everybody except Marc of course :D Have fun while I I'm working :p

    March 25, 2013

    • Ben

      Lena is out of town. Will be home tomorrow.

      March 25, 2013

  • Bonny

    I'll come late to leave room for the early birds. Will bring games this time too... Catan, Dominion, Dirty Minds, Bananagrams, Clue. I've lost 1/3 of my homemade Cards Against Humanity deck somehow; can throw it in too however if someone wants it.

    1 · March 24, 2013

    • Marc

      Whaha - that's awesome! ^_^
      You may have influenced me into bringing 'Clue: Museum Caper' - that game is a hoOt; one player plays a thief and all the others play Clue characters and try to nab the thief before (s)he gets away with too many priceless paintings!
      Please please please bring your custom CAH deck!

      March 25, 2013

  • daniella

    hey guys i was wondering if i get off work at 7pm is there still a point in coming to the bored games meet up ?

    March 24, 2013

    • AK

      Oh. Just realized the typo. it's 'board' games meetup, not 'bored' games. A bored games meet up would suck, no? i won't be hitting one of those lol ;-)

      March 24, 2013

    • Marc

      I think I've also written that typo before!

      March 25, 2013

  • Steve

    Double booked. Room for someone else.

    1 · March 24, 2013

    • Marc

      I hate it when I double-book, but it's inevitable with the multitude of events on meetup.com ..and with other happenings in my life.
      Thank-you kindly for thinking of the group by removing your RSVP, Steve! You're setting a great example for those who can no longer attend an event for which they've RSVP'd!!

      March 25, 2013

  • ChristopherWebber

    My number is[masked]

    March 24, 2013

  • ChristopherWebber

    I love boardgames, but have no one to play them with. This sounds like it is a lot of fun, and I am looking forward to joining your group. Feel free to contact me with any questions...# is[masked]

    March 24, 2013

  • ChristopherWebber

    I love boardgames, but haven't found anyone to play them for a long time. I'm glad meet-up.com exists. I hope I can become a pat of this group !? Please feel free to phone me

    March 24, 2013

  • ChristopherWebber

    I love boardgames, but haven't found anyone to play them for a long time. I'm glad meet-up.com exists. I hope I can become a pat of this group !? Please feel free to phone me

    March 24, 2013

  • Mila C.

    forgot to RSVP and it's full now :(

    March 19, 2013

    • Ian

      Don't worry. It's pretty much certain that you'll get moved on to the yes list before Monday based on your current position on the waiting list.

      March 19, 2013

    • Mila C.

      thanks Ian :)

      March 20, 2013

  • Oleg M

    Neat :) I work evenings this week, but if you guys hold a game night again I can also bring Telestrations or Bananagrams.

    March 19, 2013

    • Oleg M

      err I mean this and next week ;p

      March 19, 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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