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 beginninng 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 democractic vote who they want to vote. 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.


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

    Photos for this event have been added!
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    Thanks, everyone, for making this another awesome event!

    April 14, 2013

  • Ben

    Sorry everyone for last night. A migraine hit me on my way there and I should of just gone back home. Feeling better now.

    April 9, 2013

  • Marc

    Awesome event!!
    Thanks, everyone!!!
    Great, energetic, new faces for Werewolf; Taline, Nick, to name a few!

    April 9, 2013

  • jackie

    fun

    1 · April 8, 2013

    • Marc

      Werewolf three times in a row? - awesome!
      And you played very well, you helped your team win so many times!!

      April 9, 2013

  • Ian

    Goods times!

    1 · April 9, 2013

    • AK

      Missed it this time dude :(

      April 9, 2013

    • Marc

      Ya, we missed you yeshterday. :(

      April 9, 2013

  • Taline

    I wanna play Catan so bad. I play it every week and i just get too competitive. HAHA.

    1 · April 8, 2013

    • Marc

      oh yeah!

      1 · April 8, 2013

    • Kevin

      @Taline, did you get to play Catan?

      April 9, 2013

  • Taline

    It was soooooo awesome meeting you guys!!!! Until next time! hehe

    2 · April 9, 2013

    • AK

      Oh next time it would be even awesomer coz I'll be there \m/ lol (yeah, I'm not really known for my modesty :P )

      1 · April 9, 2013

  • Samuel M.

    Great times always...nice meeting everyone :)

    2 · April 9, 2013

  • Taline

    I know this has been talked about but is there food there?

    April 8, 2013

    • AK

      They have desserts and coffee there. A bunch of us go for dinner afterwards at the nearby congee noodle house. You're welcome to join us! O:)

      April 8, 2013

    • Taline

      kk thanks!!! see u guys in a bit.

      April 8, 2013

  • Ashley

    I have an impromptu job interview, i'll try to make it.

    1 · April 8, 2013

  • Brenda

    I'm sick :( & I don't want anybody to get sick because of me!

    April 8, 2013

    • Marc

      We all hope you get well soon, Brenda!

      April 8, 2013

    • Brenda

      Thx Marc

      1 · April 8, 2013

  • Mari S.

    Hey guys, so can I come and join you after 7.30? I've just found this event. I am new in Vancouver and I like board games!

    April 8, 2013

    • Marc

      Yes, what Jeff so eloquently wrote!
      And, once you get there, please ignore the super cool games Noah has brought and join us for a gripping game of Ultimate Werewolf (you don't even need to know how to play, as we recite the rules throughout the game!). ~:0)

      2 · April 8, 2013

    • Mari S.

      Alright! see you tonight :)

      2 · April 8, 2013

  • AK

    I've got too much on my plate to tend to and i won't be making it in all likelihood. However, I will definitely try my best to drop by late for a Lil' while and see you awesome people :)

    April 8, 2013

    • Marc

      It would be awesome to see you, as always, but we all understand if you can't make it some times!

      April 8, 2013

  • Taline

    Looking forward to meeting everyone. Its my first one in this group so im very shy! hahahha.

    April 7, 2013

    • AK

      Nice to have you here Taline! You'll find us a friendly bunch O:)

      1 · April 8, 2013

  • Bonny

    As per the instructions, I will show up late. Fridge finally replaced yesterday! :)

    3 · April 7, 2013

  • Peter

    you must be kidding me, full already?!?!?!?!?!

    1 · April 2, 2013

    • Ben

      I was 28th. I had almost forgotten again.

      April 4, 2013

    • daniella

      And mi on the wait list till :(

      April 6, 2013

  • Taline

    :( fulllll aww

    1 · April 2, 2013

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