Nyeek Drinks: Gateway Game Night (21+)

This Monday is my first effort at a "spotlight night"!  Having spotlighted games is my effort to help introduce people to new games.  This is being announced a bit last minute, but I figured it was as good a time as any to try it out.  If you want to teach a gateway game please mention it in the comments.  If you don't have a copy I can probably loan you one.

SPOTLIGHT: GATEWAY GAMES

Games you played when you started playing boardgames. Easy to teach, but just enough depth to keep them interesting. A night where you can bring someone new to boardgames and hopefully make them see that your hobby isn't as weird as they think.

Some examples include:  Settlers of Catan, Carcassonne, Ticket to Ride, Bohnanza, Alhambra, Blokus, Ra, Zooloretto, Pandemic, Forbidden Island, etc. etc...

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WHAT IS NYEEK?

Nyeek (pronounced neek) is a weekly gathering where you can come and explore the awesome world of board games.  We meet every Monday and alternate between Amity Hall and Think Coffee for events.

WHAT TYPE OF GAMES DO YOU PLAY?

Most people who come enjoy a wide spectrum of games, but we usually focus on a particular type called Euro Games.  Geek Coffee is a social event so we encourage games that are less than two hours.  Games like Settlers of Catan, Carcassonne, Bohnanza, Dominion, Ticket to Ride, For Sale, etc. etc...

I’VE NEVER PLAYED THESE GAMES BEFORE!  WILL I ENJOY THEM?

If you enjoy traditional board games (Scrabble, Monopoly, Risk) you’ll probably enjoy these games as well.  You might even enjoy them more.  Not every game is the same, but they usually have simple rules, multiple players, relatively short playing times, and no player elimination, so they’re pretty accessible to newcomers.

WHAT IF I WANT TO PLAY HEAVIER GAMES?

I encourage light to medium weight games with short playing times to make Geek Coffee an event for everyone.  If there’s a heavier game you want to play use the comment space below to get people interested and shoot them a link to the rules (boardgamegeek.com usually has them) before hand.

IS THIS A FREE EVENT?

Ye, but I will say there is an unofficial cover charge as I ask everyone who comes to buy something from the establishment that is hosting.

I WANT TO COME, BUT IT LOOKS LIKE THE EVENT IS FULL?

If you want to come, but the event is full just join the waiting list.  Usually there’s at least a couple of people who have something come up at the last minute.  If an opening pops up you’ll get an e-mail and you can snag up their spot!


DO I NEED TO BRING GAMES?

No, there's usually more than enough, but of course it's encouraged!  If you do bring games keep the following thing in mind though.


1.  Try and have the rules down pat before you bring it. You'll probably be the one explaining them!

2. Try and bring games that are under two hours ideally.  If the game is over two hours long try and get people interested beforehand.

3. Try to bring light to medium weight games. No Twilight Imperium or Die Macher. Extreme examples but you get my drift!

Cheers, hope to see ya there!

 

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  • Tom M.

    If anyone happened to find a copy of Saboteur it could be mine. I think I may have left it at Amity Hall, or put it in someone else's bag on accident.

    November 6, 2012

    • Tom M.

      No, but it's fairly new. Should be very clean.

      November 6, 2012

    • Karen

      Perhaps there is a saboteur among us......

      November 7, 2012

  • Tom M.

    Very good group. Love the game selection.

    November 6, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    fun night at Amity with fun people

    November 6, 2012

  • Nato

    best gaming venue ever

    November 6, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Good event. Lots of games. Best if you don't show up late!

    November 6, 2012

  • Keturah

    Sorry, but I had to work late at the office. By the time I got out it was really late. I apologize. I hate to RSVP and not go. Again, I'm sorry. I plan on going to the next event on Saturday. Hope everyone had a good time!

    November 5, 2012

  • James

    Oh, and if anyone has a camera with them can they take and upload some photos? If you fell so inclined that is. The only photo we have right now is of a sweater and a umbrella.

    November 5, 2012

    • Tom M.

      I'll be happy to take some shots of the group.

      November 5, 2012

  • James

    It's awesome that so many people are offering to teach games! It's gonna be pretty loosey-goosey tonight, just bring/grab a game and teach it whenever. If you guys have any suggestions about what would make teaching and/or learning a game easier for people let me know!

    And remember this what I'm trying to spotlight. You can still play whatever you what even if it's not a gateway game!

    November 5, 2012

  • Jeremy

    Sadly I don't think i'll make this one. Subways are running and ill even be off work soon but I robbed myself of sleep last night and im behind on my paper work. Hope everyone has fun!

    November 5, 2012

  • James

    Hey, in case you guys are curious, I'm bringing Ra
    Hey! That's My Fish!
    Stone Age
    Ticket to Ride
    Settlers of Catan
    Pandemic
    Bohnanza
    Forbidden Island
    Carcassonne
    Lost Cities
    and For Sale.

    If you know a game feel free to grab it and teach it!

    November 5, 2012

  • Nato

    Bringing and teaching Settlers of Catan + al expansions. Can also teach many others.

    November 5, 2012

  • Mike L.

    Settlers of Catan anyone?

    November 4, 2012

    • A former member
      A former member

      I've been wanting to play Catan forever, if you're willing to give me a crash course I'm game...

      November 5, 2012

  • Jesus

    Will be an hour or so late, but bringing over Cards of Humanity & my awesomeness. You can decide which is better to have around.

    November 4, 2012

  • Liza

    Bringing Bang and Citadels.

    November 4, 2012

  • Ted W.

    I'll bring Smallworld and Adventurers and am willing to teach

    1 · November 3, 2012

    • James

      You know I've never played Smallworld. I would actually be down to play.

      November 4, 2012

  • Eugene

    I may come by if the subways between brooklyn and manhattan start running by then...

    November 3, 2012

  • James

    Hey, guys if you want teach a gateway game mention here in the comments. Feel free to bring your own copy or ask me if I can bring one. Let people know when you expect to be there and how many can play.

    Conversely, if any of you want to learn a new gateway game feel free to mention in the comments which one you would like to learn!

    Remember though you can bring and play any type of game you want to Nyeek Drinks. I'm not restricting games you can play, just spotlighting certain ones.

    November 3, 2012

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