Only another month or two at this location, JAYA will be moving to it's new home in the Stone Mountain area soon. I don't have a lot of details on it yet, but it is close to downtown Stone Mountain and will have about the same amount of space as they currently have. It has easy access to the highway and adequate parking. More information to come.
Our monthly MeetUps (the 2nd Saturday of the month) start about 7 PM and the first hour is usually devoted to just socializing and grazing on the Pot Luck Buffet. (Guests are encouraged to bring something to pass).Everyone brings their own beverages, malt beverages such as beer and wine coolers, and wine are allowed, but on hard liquor please. JAAYA is a non-smoking facility, but there is easy access to outside if you must have one.
We usually start out with a simple card game (31) which involves four quarters, not a lot of thinking and easy to play.and is a good way to socialize and get to know others in the group. Then we break up into smaller groups for games of your choice some of which include, Apples to Apples, Cranium, Scatergories, Mexican Train Dominoes, Ticket To Ride and many others. Later in the evening we split everyone up into teams, by draw of the cards, and have a rousing session of Jeopardy hosted by our very own Alex Trebek, Jermaine. (The teams usually consist of 5 - 6 people so don't feel intimidated, it is really a good time and looked forward to by all.)
The groups usually consist of 25 - 30 people total. It is a great way to meet others that share a love for the same games as you and to set up games in homes for smaller groups with people you have common interests with.
Gay Gamers of Atlanta has been active for over 3 years now and has a good nucleus of regulars that are welcoming and accepting of all new comers.
See you there?