FallCon presents: Open Gaming at the Sentry Box

This is the usual Monday night board gaming. Feel free to bring whatever games you like and if you want to request I bring any of mine just post a comment. Suggesting games ahead of time is a good way to make sure you get in on something and don't have to wait around for too long.


Firstly, welcome :-) Secondly, here is some information on what to expect at this meetup:

1) The official start time for this meetup is 6.30pm. That's because I, as the host, am working until the store closes at 6pm and so I'm unable to get upstairs and fulfill my hostly duties until that time. Having said that, some people arrive earlier and start playing. This is perfectly fine. Some people arrive later than 6.30pm, sometimes much later. This is also fine.

2) The store does close at 6pm. The front door gets locked and the gate to downstairs gets closed. The tills are all cashed out and I am unable to make any sales. If you'd like drinks and snacks you'll need to bring them with you or purchase them before the store closes. If you arrive after 6pm you will need to enter via the back door, as per the information under the address above.

3) The board gaming takes place mostly on the lower section of the mezzanine. The upper mezzanine and back room are booked by other groups, but sometimes we can expand into their space slightly if it gets busy. Tables and chairs are stacked throughout the mezzanine and back room area. Feel free to get out a table and set it up to start playing.

4) Feel free to bring specific games that you would like to play. I can't guarantee you'll convince people to play them but if you don't bring them and ask then you'll never know. Most people are willing to let others borrow their copies of games if they are asked. Treat them nicely. Likewise we have a lot of store demo copies that can be borrowed for the evening. Just ask me or one of the other staff if it's before closing time.

5) You may not get into a game right away. Sometimes you show up just after everyone has started playing. A good way to avoid this is by pre-arranging what you are going to play via the comments section below. Otherwise you can wait and hopefully some other people will show up, or a game or two may finish. Sadly it does happen that you occasionally will have to wait for a little while to get in a game.

6) Easier said than done: Don't be shy. If you arrive and stand in the corner not saying anything you are less likely to get into a game. Hopefully I or one of the other more friendly people will come and talk to you and try to get you into a game, but sometimes we are distracted, in a game or otherwise engaged. Most people at the game nights are friendly enough and if you come and talk to them and ask what they are playing or whether you can get into a game they won't bite.

7) Have fun! I think that's the point, right?

If any of you ever have any questions please don't hesitate to ask me, either by commenting below, sending me a message, phoning the store, etc.


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  • David_Miller

    Thanks for giving me the opportunity to teach El Grande, Jeremy, Morgan, Scott, and Natasha! I love teaching that one. It's a classic!

    And thanks for the rousing game of Resistance, Jeremy, Morgan, Natasha, Justin, Brendan, and Carlyn! Go Spies!

    1 · August 12, 2013

    • Jeremy K

      Thank you! It was a lot of fun!

      August 13, 2013

  • Abubakr


    August 13, 2013

  • Matthew Y.

    I was talking to a guy about playing Le Havre tomorrow.. any taker?

    August 11, 2013

    • Sean S.

      I'm up for it

      August 12, 2013

    • Brendan

      Aw, yeh, 6-player Le Havre!

      August 12, 2013

  • Charles

    Anyone interested in learning to play Dreadball? I'd be happy to bring my stuff out.

    August 7, 2013

    • Greg

      Cool. I'm hosting, which can often mean I need to get up to welcome new people and make sure everyone gets into a game, so if you have one other person coming perhaps it's best if the two of you play and I will watch and learn, if that's cool.

      August 12, 2013

    • Brendan

      Greg, I'll be happy to assume the non-essential (i.e., non-store-security) hosting duties if it'll let you learn this game without splitting your focus.

      August 12, 2013

  • Keith D

    Anybody have Terra Mystica they want to break out? I'd really like to give that a go.

    August 12, 2013

  • Simon J.

    I wanna play Werewolf. All I need are a dozen slabs of meat, I mean villagers, to join me...

    August 11, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      I might be in for that, looking for some shorter games this week :)

      August 12, 2013

  • David_Miller

    Well, with Serenity Sold out, I'll be happy to play some games.

    August 11, 2013

  • That Cowboy G.

    I will be bringing my new and improved prototype for Factions: City. Actions and victory conditions have been rewritten to make it a better game.

    August 6, 2013

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