Once again thanks to everyone that came to game night on the 16th we had another great time full of fun, dice, pizza and beer!
we had 2 members join us for the first time (Randy and Eric), 1 "drop in" joined us that's now an "official member" (Victor) and 7 active members returned to do battle on 3 separate tables. We had three games of Global 40 running on three different tables; check out all the photos on our web site!
Table 1 was Ed and Eric as the Axis powers and Mike as the Allied Powers...unfortunately i don't know the outcome of that game yet since i left at 3 am...before it was finished! BUt Ed did manage to pull off a successful Operation Sealion early in the game!
Table 2 was Randy and David as the Axis and Chris as the Allies. this game ended with the PAcific soundly in the hands of the Allies while Davids Axis held Moscow. we called it a "draw" and ended the night without "saving the game" for another time.
table 3 was JC and Eric as the Allies against the Axis team of Brian and Victor. this game ended at about midnight and the Allies felt they had this one with a margin of 60 to 40 but the Axis didn't believe they were down and out so they wrote it all down and "saved the game" for another time!
thanks again to everyone that made it!
To those that couldn't make it we missed you, to those that planned to make it but ended up not being able to, we missed you too and I especially want to thank our three newest members for taking the chance to come and Meetup with us. I hope you all enjoyed the game night as much as i did, see you at the next one on the 30th of October!
This Meetup group is dedicated to bringing Axis and Allies fans together to play Face to Face games of Axis & Allies!
What is Axis and Allies? In a nutshell, this is a strategy board game set during World War 2. While it’s a “historic board game” it’s by no means an extensively detailed "recreation" of WW2. For example, my tank functions the exact same way as your tank does; there is no consideration placed on the “historic differences" or "exact details” between German tanks and American tanks. A tank is a tank, a plane is a plane, a sub is a sub, etc. It’s also a board game that is designed for kids 12 and up so its “easy to learn” yet difficult to master. It has a pretty steep learning curve simply because there are a lot of game parts and several “political rules”, map rules and “special rules” to learn. And, the most daunting thing about this game for new players is that playing one game can and often does require 9 or more hours of game play just to finish one game. Yes, that is more time than most people put into a single day at work but trust us it’s well worth the chunk of time required to play it!
WHEN DO WE START SETTING UP???......11:00 am - All hands are welcome to join the fun of rearranging my furniture and setting up the game tables!
WHEN DO WE START PLAYING???....12:00 noon - is when we strive to start playing the game. Please do your best to be on time; we need as many hours as possible to complete one game in one game day.
WHAT DO WE PLAY???....We play the game of Axis and Allies, we only play the version known as "Global 1940" - OR "G40". G40 is the latest and greatest version of AA - the G40 game combines Europe 1940 and Pacific 1940 (2nd edition) into this one way cool game! need/want more info on the game we play? visit:
You can download the rules, setup charts and FAQ....BUT don't fear if you don't do this before you join us for your first game day!!! New players are always welcome! We enjoy teaching this game almost as much as we enjoy playing it so don't be intimidated if your new to the game of Axis & Allies.
WHAT TIME WILL WE STOP PLAYING AT????...MIDNIGHT!!! I'm too old and always have too much else to do on Sunday to stay up much beyond midnight so that's when WW2 ends! Victory or no victory!! YES...12 hours of playing a kids game!!!
Other Things to keep in mind if you will be joining us:
Please respect others time by striving to arrive on time (please call or text me if your running late 720-391-9787) and please plan to stay until your game is finished or the clock strikes midnight. yes, that PROBABLY means 12 hours of Axis & Allies. YES...this game can and often does take THAT LONG to play 1 game!
Food - PLEASE bring a snack or drink to share! Yes, alcohol - in moderation - is welcome at my house. We can order pizza or subs or take a break and make a food run about 5 pm so bring $5 (cash) for ordering your share of dinner!!
Loose Lips sink ships so please.... PLEASE...NO PROFANITY - I'm working real hard to clean up my language - too many years in the military and the construction industry has left me stained. I'm tired of bad language and would greatly appreciate it not being used in my home - so will the wife. Thanks. Yes I'm sure we'll slip up from time to time and drop the F Bomb - I know I will - I'm only human - but please be aware its not welcome at the game table. Again...THANKS
Smoking - if you smoke, your welcome to do so outside so long as you police up your butts. I'll even provide you an ashtray if you need one.
"Dues" - I don't much like this word but Meetup uses it and most people understand what it means. please bring $5 to pitch into the group. this is NOT mandatory but is very much appreciated since having this meet up site costs $90 for 6 months plus we still need materials to finish our custom made game tables. Again, not a "required due" but much appreciated if players help me to off set the cost of this site and the game board materials.
Those with pet allergies - we have 1 cat and 1 dog - so be warned we have pets in the house - BUT - AGAIN, thankfully I have a way cool wife that not only lets us invade her small home but she does a great job of keeping the place as clean as she can so hopefully this wont impact players too much.
And as always, I'm looking forward to waging war with friends! See you all soon!