Nyeek Drinks: Gamers' Games (21+)

Just a reminder you can always play whatever you want at Nyeek; spotlight just means a particular type of game we focus on for that night.

SPOTLIGHT: GAMERS' GAMES

Gamers' Games - After the gateway games, you got hooked to the heavier stuff. Power Grid, Puerto Rico, Agricola, Battlestar Galactica, Dominant Species, Eclipse, Traders of Genoa. With games like these it's important to have someone who really knows the rules. You can be that person and at the same time hopefully get someone else to fall in love with one of your favorite games.

If you want to teach a gamers' game please mention it in the comments!

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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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  • Karen

    Fun! I always learn a new game, with the owner usually willing to give quick lesson and help along the way. Just right amount of competiteveness, but also fun.

    December 11, 2012

  • David B

    Great! It was my first time and I got to try out some games I'd never played with friendly and helpful people.

    December 11, 2012

  • Ted W.

    I'll bring Shadows Over Camelot, Ghost Stories and Shadow Hunters

    December 6, 2012

    • Dan N.

      Gonna bring Cosmic Encounters again. Had a good time with it last week. Think we'll try introducing the flare cards this time.

      Would love to try Shadows over Canelot though!

      December 9, 2012

    • A former member
      A former member

      I'm up for Shadows

      December 10, 2012

  • David B

    This will be my first event and I'm looking forward to it. I'll be bringing The Resistance, a quick social game like Werewolf/Mafia but with no player elimination.

    December 6, 2012

    • George

      Sweet! Okay, count me in.

      December 10, 2012

    • CJ

      I'd like to give it a try too. I just hope nothing comes up at work preventing me from going today...

      December 10, 2012

  • Puneet

    Anyone interested in playing colossal arena? I saw a few people play it last time and it seemed pretty interesting.

    December 6, 2012

    • James

      I'll try to bring it, but I don't know if I'll have the chance to play.

      December 10, 2012

  • James

    Also another head ups due to the surgery I'm kind of limited to how much I can carry. Long story short, though, I'll probably bring about half the board games I usually bring.

    Which should be fine. Usually we have more than enough board games anyways. Just wanted to say that if you ever feel the urge to bring a board game with you feel especially welcome to in the next couple of weeks. Not necessary though; just welcome.

    Also if you've been to a couple of game nights and wanted to hold on to some games and bring them with you for a week or more it would help me out as well.

    Not a big deal either way; just wanted to throw it out there in case anyone was interested. Regardless we should always have plenty of games to choose from!

    December 9, 2012

  • James

    Hey, anybody interested in Glory to Rome?

    December 8, 2012

    • Chris B.

      I'd be down for this. I've been wanting to learn ever since I got Innovation.

      December 8, 2012

    • James

      I don't dislike Innovation, but I was never crazy about it. I played Glory to Rome with my roommate last night and enjoyed it a lot more.

      December 8, 2012

  • James

    Hey guys, I changed the description a little bit, but keep planning on bringing/playing whatever you want. I'm just trying to make every second Monday "Gamers' Games Night" where you can teach games a step or two above gateway games. Nyeek is always a free for all though, so you'll see all types of games there.

    December 8, 2012

  • Jack V.

    If it arrives, I will bring Cards against Humanity. Think Apples To Apples, but for adults.

    December 7, 2012

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We just grab a coffee and speak French. Some people have been coming every week for months... it creates a kind of warmth to the group.

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