Holiday Special Board Game Night!

  • December 14, 2013 · 4:00 PM
  • Ben & Sarah's Apartment

Come join us for a special holiday board game night on Saturday, December 14th starting at 4pm!  

Each person that plans to attend is asked to bring a small white elephant gift and a holiday treat.  


Ben and I will be supplying some snacks & drinks, but we would love it if everyone could bring a festive food or drink item of your own to share with everyone.  Cookies are really big hit this time of year.  Other options are eggnog, candy canes, apple cider, roasted nuts, hot chocolate, chocolate covered pretzels, etc.  If you want, you use the comments section below to let everyone know what you plan on bringing.  (PS - If anyone wants to get together sometime to bake holiday cookies & decorate ginger bread houses before this event I am totally game!)  :)


White elephant gifts should be bad ass, but inexpensive.  Keep it to $20 or less.  Small games, geek apparel, ninjabread cookie kits, booze, an embarrassing Christmas necktie I can force Ben to wear to work, pretty much anything fun within budget that you can think of works!  If you are not familiar with a white elephant gift exchange here is how it works:  Each participant supplies one wrapped gift.  Couples - this means each of you individually bring a gift!  All the gifts are placed at a central location.  The first person opens a wrapped gift and the turn ends. On subsequent turns, each person gets the choice of “stealing” any unwrapped item or choosing a wrapped one from the gift pile. When a player's gift is stolen, they can choose to steal an opened gift or select a replacement gift from the pile of wrapped presents. Each turn ends when a gift is unwrapped. The game is over when the last person has taken their turn.  It is a lot of fun and fits well in our game spirit.  The white elephant gift exchange will take place at 7:00pm.  


Come dressed in an ugly Christmas sweater!  This is completely optional, but we just might have a special gift lined up for the person in the best ugly sweater.  We're not sharing what that gift is just yet, but we hope you'll like it.  ;)

As always we will have an extensive list of games to play.  For a full list of the games we have available please see below. Feel free to bring games from your own collection along if you have any!

We're located at 2424 Emerald Court Apt 106 in Woodridge. We’re just west of I-355 off Janes Ave between 75th Street and Boughton. Please note Janes Ave is a 25mph street and the police strictly enforce it. Make sure to get a guest parking pass from us if you plan to stay late. 

For people with pet allergies, please be aware that we have three cats and three chinchillas. If you have allergies please bring your antihistamine of choice if you plan to attend. This is a smoke-free apartment.

Hope to see you there! Please RSVP!  If we fill up please feel free to add yourself to the wait list and you will be notified if a spot opens up.  Thank you!  Happy Holidays! 

Our game library current consists of:

- Battlestar Galactica

- Carcasonne: New World

- Catan: Cities & Knights (+expansion pack)

- Catan: Seafarers of Catan (+expansion pack)

- Catan: Settlers of Catan (+expansion pack)

- Catan: Starfarers of Catan (+expansion pack)

- Catan: Struggle for Catan card game

- Chez Goth

- Citadels

- Dominion: Alchemy

- Dominion: Cornucopia

- Dominion: Dark Ages

- Dominion: Guilds

- Dominion: Hinterlands

- Dominion: Intrigue

- Dominion: Prosperity

- Dungeons & Dragons: Wrath of Ashardalon

- Escape!

- Forbidden Desert

- Forbidden Island

- Guillotine

- Innovation

- Mad Scientist University

- Mice & Mystics

- Mountain of Inferno

- Munchkin: Zombies

- Munchkin: Zombies II

- Red Dragon Inn 1

- Red Dragon Inn 2

- Red Dragon Inn 3

- Red Dragon Inn: Allies - Erin the Ever-Changing

- Red Dragon Inn: Allies - Pooky

- Revolution

- RISK: Lord of the Rings edition

- Samurai Sword 

- Ticket to Ride: Europe

- Thunderstone

- Timeline

- Timeline: Diversity

- Timeline: Historical Events

- Tokaido

- Tsuro of the Seas

On loan from friends:

- Dungeons & Dragons: Lords of Waterdeep 

- Zombies!!!

- Zombies!!! No Guts... No Glory!

- Zombies!!! Shop 'til you TRULY drop!

- Zombies!!! Thirty Days in the Hole!

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  • Anna

    Thanks for letting me crash the party. Ticket to Ride was a lot of fun (I'll have to try it again and figure out strategies) and the gift exchange was a blast. Happy holidays, all!

    1 · December 14, 2013

  • Janell H.

    Merry Christmas to you all!

    December 14, 2013

  • Rob

    Just got the notification. In the loop at the moment. Will be there around 7

    December 14, 2013

  • Brian S.

    I'm still at work. Shooting for being there around 6-7

    December 14, 2013

  • Casey

    I'll be in a bit after six.

    December 14, 2013

    • Casey

      Hope that's OK!

      December 14, 2013

  • Brian C.

    Running 10-15 mins late I think.

    December 14, 2013

  • Samwise L.

    Only just noticed that my status changed from wait list to attending. I'm being pulled into urgent work related task. I hope someone else can enjoy the festivities in my stead.

    December 14, 2013

  • Arne F

    Based on the weather and the look of things here at work, I doesn't look like I'm going to make it. So, I'm giving up my spot to someone who can.

    December 14, 2013

  • Demetrious T.

    Due to the weather I probably won't be able to make it until later so I'll let someone else have my spot.

    December 14, 2013

  • Tsun

    Something came up, so I won't be able to make it. I hope everyone have a fun and safe holiday!

    December 14, 2013

  • Tiara L.

    We're bringing a tray of cheesy pasta with meatballs and a tray of vegan veggie pasta. :)

    December 14, 2013

  • Sarah

    Don't forget your white elephant gifts for this Saturday! ;) Be as tacky or as geeky as you'd like.

    December 12, 2013

  • John K.

    I'll give this a shot!

    November 24, 2013

  • Brian P.

    photo looks shopped.

    November 24, 2013

    • Sarah

      I don't know what you're talking about. ;)

      November 24, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Can I bring one guest?

    November 24, 2013

    • Sarah

      Yes, you can.

      1 · November 24, 2013

  • davedaring

    Sunday or the 8th?

    November 24, 2013

    • Sarah

      This event will be on Saturday, December 14th. Meetup glitched on me and reported the 8th when I announced it. Sorry for any confusion!

      November 24, 2013

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