Boardgames are so different from what you may remember. We typically are not talking about the Parker Brothers and Milton Bradley games from your youth, when there were only a relative few games out there. Today's boardgames come in different themes, sizes, durations, components, and objectives. They come from all over the world, too. Our group plays just about all the kinds you may find. Some examples of the types of games we often play are...
Party games like: Codenames, Spyfall, Camel Up, and Dixit.
Euro style games like: Five Tribes, Orleans, Puerto Rico,Viticulture, and Lords of Waterdeep.
Abstract games like: Qwirkle, Blokus, and Hive.
Card games like: Dominion, Glory to Rome, Diamonds, and Munchkin
Dice games like Pickomino, Qwixx, and Roll for the Galaxy
Cooperative games like: Pandemic, Forbidden Desert, and Shadows Over Camelot.
Family games Like: Carcassonne, Catan, Istanbul, Splendor, Lanterns, and Machi Koro.
American Thematic/Ameritrash games like: Blood Rage, Arkham Horror, and Bootleggers
So our members certainly have diverse tastes in games. And they are diverse people. We welcome folks from all walks of life, and we host the young and the middle aged, as well as some of the older folks, but all seem to have a great time when we get together! If you have kids, bring them if you plan on keeping an eye on them. Kids, adults, as long as everyone behaves, we are glad to see all of you!
Our organizers try to be very accommodating to new players. We try to pick and teach games that might be appropriate to your skill level, and that we think you might enjoy. Our goal is to get you enthusiastic about the hobby. We know not everyone loves every game, but I bet we can find at least one game for anyone. We have plenty of games. What we need to make is more gamers.
If there is a game that you would like to try out, just RSVP to one of our meetup events and suggest it down in the comments for that event. Chances are that one of us has it in our collection, and we can bring it out with us.
The spaces we utilize tend to have tables that would not be very satisfying to someone who wants to play a Miniatures Game or a Roleplaying Game. We know folks that are for sure interested in playing them; we often just don't have the space. We do have Discussion Forums that can be a place for you to arrange a spot and time to get some of those games played.
There is often no admission to attend our events in public places. We just hope you support the businesses that allow us to use their facilities with your patronage.
RSVPs are very appreciated, and allow us to know to not cancel an event. It is not a big deal if you need to change your RSVP later on, and do drop in last minute if that's how life is working out for you. It just really only takes one person other than the host to say they are certainly in. Hosts would hate to sit there alone with two bags of games like a dope, wouldn't they?
If you have ideas for venues and towns in which to hold an event, please do contact Our Co-organizer or Organizer. We know there are a lot of towns that hope to game, that are missing good events on the map.
For the time being, We currently meet at :
The Giant Eagle Market District at Settlers Ridge in the Robinson/Moon area on the First, the Third, and possibly the Fifth Friday nights of each month
The Kings Restaurant in Canonsburg on the Second and Fourth Friday nights of every month.
And The Giant Eagle Market District Express in McMurray/Upper St. Clair on Saturdays at least monthly
Take a look at our Pages tab above to find a Link to our directory of Game collections and BoardGameGeek.com profiles.