Long Complicated Board Games (at a bar!)

Okay, it's time to try something a little different. Often we get people who want to play some of the longer, more rules-intense games (Eclipse, Game of Thrones, etc.) but can't find enough people or end up spending an hour teaching game rules to people who maybe weren't so interested in spending that hour learning board game rules in the first place! So I'm making a meet-up dedicated entirely to those games with the centimeter-thick rulebooks, thirty pages of errata and two tackleboxes of bits.

I'm also trying out a new location - The Cove, a pub just a few buildings down for our standard location. They're open later, and have a bit more expansive menu, so you can get dinner and also drink. Or three drinks.

I'd like if possible to limit this one to people who already knew at least a couple of the standard Long Complicated games - since we're starting late we may not have time to both explain and play things. Also note that this is an experiment in many ways, so it might not work out. Be prepared to adapt!

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  • Casey

    Amazingly the Starks survived in Game of Thrones board game by staying away from the coffee.
    The Sean Bean kind! :D

    July 6, 2013

  • Casey

    By the way, 5 out of 4 people do not understand mathematics! :D

    July 5, 2013

  • Casey

    7 people, 3/4 split?

    July 5, 2013

  • Casey

    Is anyone interested in Terra Mystica?

    July 5, 2013

    • Casey

      Out and about at moment?

      July 5, 2013

  • Aldo

    Love to attend but family got in the way. Would have loved to play GOT 2nd Edition. Did a 6 player at GottaCon and it took 6 hours! All first time players (except me) so it was a challenge to remind everyone of the rules along the way.

    July 5, 2013

  • Casey

    I was not able to score Eclipse but I believe someone else said they were bringing it; maybe this time I will avoid that "More Than The Game of Thrones Guy" Tyrion's? advice to attack the center of the galaxy to early. :D
    And what is Draco Malfoy doing in GoT anyway? :D

    July 5, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    school is blocking me =(

    July 5, 2013

  • Casey

    There have also been requests for Medium Complicated Board Games but famed medium Edgar Cayce turned out to be an extra large! :D

    July 4, 2013

  • alejandro m.

    i'm a big MAYBE.. if i can leave the office early enough... but if not i will join your for a beer

    July 4, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    With 10 I suggest 6 player GOT or 5 player Eclipse and a 3 or 4 player game of something?

    July 4, 2013

    • Casey

      But not everybody RSVP's; it is a geopolitical kind of thing! :D

      July 4, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Even though we said s'il vous plait?

      July 4, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I have risk with greek mythology, munchkin and settlers of catan + expansion (total 6 players), tell me to bring one of them and I will =)

    July 4, 2013

    • Sheldon F.

      I think Munchkin just feels long.

      July 4, 2013

    • Casey

      Settlers is long and complicated for some people but not for you Alejandro nor me! :D

      July 4, 2013

  • Sheldon F.

    I think I'm going to be able to make it; will bring my signature game Imperial.

    July 4, 2013

  • Casey

    I could also bring Catan with Explorers and Pirates but I still don't think the rule book is thick enough. :D

    July 4, 2013

  • Casey

    I hope someone brings Eclipse, Archipelago, a game involving Daenerys Targaryen, etc.
    I can bring Terra Mystica but the rule book might not be thick enough! :D
    Could also bring Steam, Steam, and more Steam.
    So what are people interested in playing and are bringing?

    July 4, 2013

  • Sheldon F.

    I might be able to make this; waiting to see how my schedule shakes out for the week.

    June 30, 2013

  • Roger

    unfortunately working for the next few Friday nights. Hope the turnout is good as I am interested in playing all the games mention so far, I also own Mage Knight ;)

    June 30, 2013

  • Casey

    I think I will be able to borrow an Eclipse for Friday but only for those who want to get spaced out. I also have the population/economy cube holders. :D

    June 29, 2013

  • alejandro m.

    i'll suck as always...

    June 29, 2013

    • Casey

      Alejandro, you have become a vampire? As a wereman, we are immortal enemies! :D

      June 29, 2013

  • Rebecca L.

    Would love this but can't make the Friday (mahjong night!), I can contribute Mage Knight.

    June 29, 2013

  • Brett

    BALLS!! looks like I'm actually going to have to work that night. I'll make it to the next one though.

    June 26, 2013

  • Brett

    What's the table space like at the cove? And yes I know that I've been there before and even played board games, but I can't remember.

    June 24, 2013

  • Brett

    I'll bring Archipelago. That has lots of bits, and hexes.

    June 24, 2013

  • David K.

    Unfortunately the first Friday of the month is my circle of friend's monthly board gaming night, but I would definitely be there otherwise. Great idea, do it again!

    June 24, 2013

  • Casey

    I only like to play long games; which must be at least a kilometer or more!
    Working on long maps for Terra Mystica, Power Grid, Eclipse, etc. :D

    June 24, 2013

  • Casey

    I am more than that Eclipsed guy! :D

    June 24, 2013

  • Kelli

    Can't make it on the 5th, but I'd definitely be interested in one of these in the future!

    June 24, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I'll bring GOT 2nd Edition w/ ADWD pack.

    June 24, 2013

  • Roger

    I own eclipse, and have played GoT, and these types of games are what Im into. Ill have to check y work schedule before committing but definately interested in this meetup.

    June 24, 2013

  • Thryn

    Suggestions and/or requests are particularly welcome here, peoples. That way we can maybe make sure we have enough interested people for each particular game before the actual meet-up.

    June 23, 2013

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