Board Gamers of the CSRA Pages
The Board Gamers of the CSRA is a group of people of all ages who enjoy playing boardgames. We get together play games and have fun.
The BeginningBack in the summer of 2008 I was sitting at my computer when I came across a website called meetup.com. I was intrigued at what I found, groups of people with similar causes and interests getting together. With the then motto "less screen to screen and more face to face" I was hooked and made an account. There were only a few meetup groups in my area at the time but one caught my attention, Board Games not Boring games!. "I like board games", I thought to myself so I'll sign up. The group only met once a month and I ended up waiting about two months before I got a chance to attend a meetup. To my dissapointment I was the only one who showed up. It was even more frustrating because there were at least two others that RSVP'd "yes" to the meetup. Dissapointed having wasted my time I thought I may not go back to another meetup.
A few months had past and I was recovering from open heart surgery. Stuck at home and bored out of my mind I found myself on the internet as usual. I had forgotten about meetup.com and the board game group and then for some reason I remembered them. I signed in and found out the organizer stepped down from the board game group. I thought about it for a day or so then decided to take over as organizer. After making a few changes, the Augusta Boardgame Meetup Group was founded on October 13, 2008. I had no desire at the time to make a set schedule. I'd rather play things out as I go along. After some thinking I decided to schedule the first meetup at Borders in Augusta and on October 28, 2008 we had our first meetup. Since then membership has grown from both sides of the river and because I have expanded our venues to North Augusta and plan on further expansion into Aiken, Evans, and else where. I felt a name change was needed and as of March 29, 2011 The Augusta Boardgames Meetup Group became the Board Gamers of the CSRA.