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NEW MEETUP: Nyeek Brooklyn

  First off, for the benefit for people who don't get my e-mails, our regular Monday and Tuesday night game at Amity are canceled due to them being rented out for a lot of holiday parties.  There was a moment of panic upon this news, but after some desperate scrambling around your good ol' organizer found a replacement for Amity Hall for this coming week.  And a decent one at that!

  It's a place called Black Forest Brooklyn.  It's brand spankin' new and it's in the wonderful neighborhood of Fort Greene.  It's in Brooklyn as opposed to Manhattan, but it's still insanely accessible being super close to stops for the 2, 3, 4, 5, D, N, R, B, Q, C, and G trains!  And those are the close ones; it's not actually far from Jay Street - Metrotech which has the A and F trains as well making it basically a Brooklyn "West 4th" station.  Also tons of bus lines!  And bike paths!

  I actually went to a lot of different places before settling on this place.  It's large, it's not loud, it's got nice tables, good beer, and I got great service from the bartender.

  Anyways instead of a Monday and Tuesday this coming week we will be having ONE game night on Tuesday.  I will also take this moment to say that there a very real chance that this will be the LAST GAME NIGHT OF 2013!  (cue dramatic music!)  With all the holiday hi-jinks going on we only have two other Mondays left for the year, but both of them look to be in danger of being canceled.  If Black Forest Brooklyn goes well ideally we could have another one before the year ends, but that is not for sure by any stretch.

  So in a ways we could very well consider this our holiday party.  A chance to meet up one last time (once again that's a maybe!) before the New Year.  You guys are awesome and I would hate to go an entire month without seeing any of you kids.  I love you all.  Wait, is that too forward?  I "like like" you all then.  Except for one of you.  One of you guys is a real jerk!  Rest of you are cool though.  That one guy though... ugh.  You know who you are!

  IMPORTANT: Since we will be meeting at new place I do want to reiterate some things.  I know this is probably unnecessary, but if the group likes the location and would like to have events here again it's important that our first impression is a good one.  So always keep in mind these basic things.

  1.  NO OUTSIDE FOOD OR DRINK.  Let's respect the fact that they are a business.

  2.  BUY SOMETHING.  If you drink; buy drinks.  If you don't drink; buy food and maybe pay some bar prices for soda.  And tip!  Let's make them want us to come back!

  3.  BE RESPECTFUL.  Of other people's games and of the bar as well.  When I went there they were on point and professional, but they are new so be patient if they are working some stuff out.

  Also I should point out that unlike Amity Hall on Mondays the place will not be specifically reserved for us.  So there will be a certain element of "first come, first serve."  The place is reasonably big so we might always have seats, but it might not hurt to get there earlier rather than later.  I mean worst come to worst you'll just have to hang out at the bar and drink! 

  Also please RSVP before coming so I have some general idea of what to expect!  The bar wants a bit of a heads up of how many people to expect.

 

 

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  • James

    How did people like this place as a venue? It might get too busy for a regular game night or they not be interested, but I thought I would ask for feedback from you guys.

    Also it appears that next Monday is indeed available at Amity Hall! So spread the word and come play games. Feel free to check before coming though, since (while I don't think anything will change) it is the holidays and things do get crazy.

    Last but not least go ahead and RSVP for the last Monday of the month (the 30th) if you have any interest in a game night then. I just want to see how much interest there is for that date since I know it is during the holidays.

    December 18, 2013

    • David

      I liked the spot. Great find and great to meet all of you. Looking forward to the next one.

      December 18, 2013

    • Simon

      The spot is great. The drinks and food seem to be pretty good with spacious table but the lighting could be better.

      December 18, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Great group of gamers.

    December 18, 2013

  • Alban L.

    Unfortunately I'll have to pass, as I'll be in France for the holidays. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you all :) See you next year!

    December 15, 2013

    • Jacob J.

      Harim "likes" the fact that Alban isn't coming?

      1 · December 17, 2013

    • Alban L.

      I noted that, but it's ok, I had already noticed Harim was always mean to me :D

      1 · December 17, 2013

  • James

    Hey gang, I might have to work, but plan on leaving early if at at all possible. Hopefully the latest I would be there is 8.00. Hopefully I can get out of it though; I'll keep people updated! Also Harim is hosting as well so he should be there and Anthony will probably bring tons of games as well as other members.

    Also I plan on bringing...

    Stone Age
    Cosmic Encounter
    Agricola
    For Sale
    Ticket to Ride
    Shadow Hunters
    Bang!
    No Thanks!
    Coloretto
    Hananbi

    and maybe one or two other games!

    1 · December 14, 2013

  • Dan

    Debating on this one.. Brooklyn is not as close as Amity from NJ anyways. I will be there like 8 or later if I make it.

    December 17, 2013

  • James

    I will be there at six. Not working!

    December 17, 2013

  • Vinz

    Damn! I just got back from Amity Hall and Half Pint. I should pay more attention to the formal communication...
    Unfortunately, I cannot make it on tuesday this week and then I'm going back to my home country for the holidays.

    See you in 2014!

    December 16, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Looking forward to it.

    December 15, 2013

  • MGAM

    James, this is awesome, thanks for finding a place. I hope to be able to get there early and save a few seats.

    December 15, 2013

  • James

    Also just a reminder that if you know game night people outside of game night please remind them there's no Amity Hall this week. Just this meetup at Black Forest!

    December 14, 2013

  • Jack V.

    Even though it is finals week, this is relatively close to me! SO I will aim to be there, or be square.

    December 13, 2013

  • Eugene

    not making this one, but will hopefully make the next one if you do it again

    December 13, 2013

  • Zev S.

    The address is wrong, so Google maps gets confused. Please correct it.

    December 13, 2013

    • James

      Address is changed.

      1 · December 13, 2013

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