Our group is a chapter of the Society for the Worldwide Exploration of Extraordinary Play. We're focused on bringing new ways to play to seekers of fun in the Tampa Area.

Boardgames have experienced a dramatic Renaissance in the last few decades. Believe it or not, game technology has demonstrated remarkable innovation and change since the days of our grandparents. While very few people are listening to their ancestors' old wax records, many people are still playing their grandparents' parlor games.

Building on those ancient roots, modern boardgames have evolved. Game designers are making games that play in ways that our grandparents probably never imagined. Every game can be an exploration into a whole new world of play.

When you join us, you'll participate in exploring the new ways to play that are being invented by the fantastic game designers of the 21st century.

Play can come in many forms. For most people, play is a state of mind in which activities are chosen for fun, and for no other real purpose.

Playing games specifically can be a very social exercise, and it is one of the reasons we get together to play. We want to share our time and space and be in the presence of other explorers of play.

Our event organizers will be prepared to teach new games to the attendees at each event, and will always have new games, many of which you may have never seen before.

And - if you have a game you simply LOVE to play, bring it with you, and we'll play it with you. We play pretty much everything, from party games to abstracts to strategy games, and we're always willing to try something new!

We look forward to exploring new ways to play with you!

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  • Yesterday · 6:00 PM

    Playing Games at Perkins

    6 Play Explorers

    Hello Everyone- Let's do some gaming at Perkins, by USF. If you have any game requests here is my game library: Joseph Rose Game Library http://boardgamegeek.com/... Learn more
  • 2 days ago · 5:00 PM

    Playing Games in the Alley

    11 Play Explorers | 1 Photo

    It's Wednesday night and you want to game? Wait... and you're closer to the Riverview area of Tampa Bay or feel like taking a drive to explore the area.  It's OK we have... Learn more
  • 5 days ago · 2:00 PM

    Grand Arena Sneak Peek

    13 Play Explorers | 4.00 | 15 Photos

    A new gaming club is opening in the Tampa Bay area. You can get a sneak peek of it for free!
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    Grand Arena Sneak Peek

    16 Play Explorers

    A new gaming club is opening in the Tampa Bay area. You can get a sneak peek of it for free!
  • March 20 · 7:00 PM

    Mayfair Game Night

    4 Play Explorers

    Come play your favorite Mayfair Games! Join us for an evening of fun and games with the Mayfair South team!! Play your favorite Mayfair titles or learn something new!... Learn more
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