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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.

INFORMATION FOR NEW ATTENDEES:

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. Please note the end time of 10.30pm - I have a wife that I like to see before she goes to bed, so please try to ensure you are finishing as close to 10.30pm as possible :-)

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.

Greg

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  • Gord W.

    Learned Shadows over Camelot and got in a round of Hanabi. Had a lot of fun.

    September 19, 2013

  • Bradley

    excited to start playing.

    One question. I'm in a wheelchair and wanted to know if we could make that work despite the stairs.

    September 16, 2013

    • Robert T.

      Let's us know when you might arrive so the gang can help hoist. While the back door is usually open the gamer hoisters can't see down the stairs.

      September 17, 2013

    • Greg

      Sorry, I'm on vacation and had no internet access for a while. The answer is that we can certainly make it work. Unfortunately there are stairs involved and it may not be the most elegant of entries. Will you be showing up with anyone else? If you show up after 6pm on your own we'll need to keep an eye out so I know to come give you a hand. Or you could phone my cell. Message me for the number if you think you'll need it.

      September 18, 2013

  • Keith D

    The trouncing the US received on Twilight Struggle was quick and painful. All hail out soviet overlords.

    September 17, 2013

    • Keith D

      I can teach you it's got a lot of card headlines to read but it's a really tense game.

      September 17, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      I'm cool with reading! It just seems interesting so I want to try it

      September 17, 2013

  • Ben

    Gonna run Battlestar Galatica again - same as last week, Base + Daybreak.
    +New cards
    +Assault Raptor
    +Mutiny/Mutineer.
    +All characters from the 4 games.
    ~Cylon leaders optional.
    -Still going to leave out the "search for home" option for now. I am hoping for 5~6 players this time. Newcomers welcomed.

    September 12, 2013

    • Brendan

      Try to sound a little less enthusiastic, Chris. ;-)

      September 16, 2013

    • Robert T.

      Fun game. The humans drop kicked the toasters.

      September 17, 2013

  • Brendan

    I'll try to show up earlier than 6:30 this week. Looks like I'll have to take a mid-evening break at 8:30 for work again, so I'm hoping that showing up earlier will give me the option of a longer game. Anyone for Power Grid or Fresco?

    September 15, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      I decided to come right after work, so I'm empty handed today! I am however here and waiting if you still want to do power grid :)

      September 16, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Excellent game of shadows! Lucky for you guys I was a horrible traitor XP maybe next time I'll try the aggressive strategy and see how that goes!

      September 16, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hi! I've just joined this group and am wondering if Monday evenings are the only nights that this group gets together? I don't have space to offer for an alternative evening :(

    September 16, 2013

    • Brendan

      Welcome, Jennifer! This particular event runs weekly on Mondays, but the group has other events on other days of the week. In particularly, I recommend the almost-once-a-month gathering at Brentwood Co-op, which happens on a Saturday. This month's meetup there has been pre-empted by FallCon (www.fallcon.com), but will be resuming in October, I'm told. Check out the calendar off of the group's main page for a full listing of upcoming events. Hope this helps, and hope to meet you at an meetup soon!

      September 16, 2013

  • Victor M.

    Attending 3rd time. Lots of games there and I like it.

    September 16, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    This sounds fun. I will be there.

    1 · September 15, 2013

  • That Cowboy G.

    I missed last week but I am aiming for this week to bring my city building, dice as workers prototype.

    September 13, 2013

  • Greg

    I'm still on vacation so won't be there again this week. Don't have too much fun without me!!

    September 11, 2013

    • Brendan

      We'll scoop up some and put it in the fridge for you for when you get back. ;-)

      1 · September 11, 2013

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