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--- On Tue, 6/19/12, Steve Wood <[address removed]> wrote:
From: Steve Wood <[address removed]> Subject: [boardgames-386] Considering shutting down Meetup and moving the group somewhere else To: [address removed] Date: Tuesday, June 19, 2012, 8:08 AM
Meetup.com is nice and everything, but there are now a lot of FREE alternatives available. I am thinking about shutting down my Meetup.com account (which costs $72 every 6 months) and pushing the group over to another service. We've been going for 5+ years now.
An obvious choice would be Facebook since just about everybody already has an account. There is already a group called "Boardgaming in CT", so there may not even be a need to create a new group. It would just be a matter of creating Events in that location. Another possible alternative is BigTent.com, which is very Meetup-like, free, and less well known. But we would all need to create an account with them.
Any thoughts or comments about this? I'm also open to transferring the Meetup group over to somebody else who wants to take over.
Board games are currently enjoying a golden age with thousands of excellent "euro" or "designer" board games out there to be played. You will be amazed at what you may have been missing. See our About Us page for a sampling of games that have been played at our meetups. Don't be afraid if you've never heard of any of them. Most only take a few minutes to learn, and we like explaining how to play them! The group has become so popular that we have recently begun offering multiple meetups per month at various locations in Norwalk and Stamford. The atmosphere is very casual and relaxed. We just play for fun! Our meetups typically run from about 6pm to midnight. You can obviously come and go as you please.