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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  • Keith D

    I'm heading down for 1:30pm and bringing Civilization.

    December 30, 2013

    • jgbaxter

      He's probably talking about SM Civ Board Game?

      However 1:30pm? Maybe he really does mean ACiv or Civ.

      That's hella early. I've a puppy I can't leave alone that long sadly. In anycase reminder from below for A-Civ on the 11th! :D

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      December 30, 2013

    • Keith D

      Sorry I missed all these. We did Fantasy Flights 2008 Civilization game.

      December 31, 2013

  • Greg

    Got to play Caverna and then a quick demo of Star Wars X-Wing too :-)

    December 31, 2013

  • Greg

    I'll be teaching Caverna. I'd like to keep it 4 players since it'll be a first game for everyone and I already have 2 others that are keen so that leaves one open spot right now

    1 · December 26, 2013

    • jgbaxter

      That was fun, much better than Agricola in my mind. I did feel like it could have been much better designed, especially considering Agricola came before it.

      December 31, 2013

    • jgbaxter

      Still it was worth playing and ever since harvest moon for some reason I like the concept.

      December 31, 2013

  • Ellen L.

    Got to play Tzolk'in and Euphoria, two of my favourites! Also met some new friendly faces. As an unexpected bonus, I also came out the winner of both of today's games. :)

    December 31, 2013

    • jgbaxter

      Nice, I need to learn both of those one day. :)

      December 31, 2013

  • Natasha

    I got eclipse for Christmas if anyone wants to play. It's been so long since I've played I can't quite remember the rules!

    December 30, 2013

  • Eriberry

    Hi! me and my fiance ware bringing settlers of Catan, it is a super fun 4 player game! I am looking for 2 extra peeps to play with us. let me know cant wait to meet you guys :D

    December 26, 2013

    • Matthew Y.

      I would fill in...

      December 30, 2013

    • Eriberry

      Hey Krista that sucks. If you would like we can ride together downtown. I live in the NW area of Calgary you can just meet me at my place and we can take my car from there. If not I understand. :D Also Matthew that would be awesome if you joined us tonight!

      December 30, 2013

  • Ellen L.

    I'll be bringing Euphoria again, hoping ideally to get a game in after playing Tzolk'in. :)

    December 30, 2013

  • Graham H.

    I'll be bringing a copy of Tzolk'in with fancy custom components, if anyone wants to join me!

    December 29, 2013

    • Ellen L.

      Memememe!!! ;)

      December 29, 2013

    • jgbaxter

      Darn it I want to play that too, ahhhh, too many games to play.

      December 30, 2013

  • jgbaxter

    If anyone was interested I'm flogging some games to play on jan 1 and jan 11, plus at the jan coop meetup; Twilight Imperium and/or Struggle of Empires at the jan 18 coop meetup; http://www.meetup.com/boardgames-33/events/156256542/

    Eclipse on jan 1 http://www.meetup.com/boardgames-33/events/150465512/

    Advanced Civilization jan 11 http://www.meetup.com/boardgames-33/events/150464492/

    December 29, 2013

    • Sean C.

      Please remind us that you're bringing AdCiv when you get closer to the date. LOVE AdCiv!!!

      December 30, 2013

    • jgbaxter

      It's less than 2 weeks away heh, I'll poke you lots of times! :P

      Signup ! http://www.meetup.com...­

      December 30, 2013

  • Scott R.

    Is anyone interested in playing Ogre? I am itching to play and can bring my copy.

    December 28, 2013

    • jgbaxter

      Ohhhh that, that just might be an idea, I haven't read the new rules or anything- haven't even opened the giant box, I think I just enjoy staring at the box. XD

      December 29, 2013

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