Strategy Games in the Southwest Burbs

  • April 26, 2014 · 4:00 PM
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I don't know about you, but there's nothing I'd rather do on a Saturday night than play board games! Guests are encouraged to bring their own games or choose from my collection.

This meetup meets every other Saturday unless there is a cancellation.

My house is in the Southwest Burbs near Oak Lawn, Burbank, Evergreen Park, and the south side of Chicago. There is plenty of free street parking until 2:00 am.

Here is a semi-complete list of games we have played:

7 Wonders, Agricola, Airlines Europe, Age of Empires III, Battlestar Galactica, Bonanza, Bootleggers, Brass, Buccaneer, Carcassonne, Carson City, Caverna: The Cave Farmers, Caylus, Citadels, Cyclades, Domaine, Dominion, Egizia, Glen More, Hacienda, Hansa Teutonica, In the Shadow of the Emperor, In the Year of the Dragon, Kingdom Builder, Kingsburg, Le Havre, Lords of Waterdeep, The Manhattan Project, Navegador, Notre Dame, Power Grid, The Princes of Florence, Puerto Rico, Ra, Railroad Tycoon, Reef Encounter, Samurai, Steam, Stone Age, Survive!, Tzolk'in: The Mayan Calendar, Zooloretto

Some recommendations and requests:

Please RSVP as soon as you know you will be coming. There is a cap on the RSVPs, as there is limited space.

Please cancel your RSVP if your plans change and you can't make it. This will potentially free up a spot for someone else who is able to come.

If you expect to be late, please comment with your expected arrival time. This will help us decide what games to put on the table. It will also help you avoid waiting once you arrive.

On the morning of the meetup, if there is only 1 RSVP (not counting mine), I will cancel the meetup. If there are 2 or more RSVPs, I will keep it open.

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  • A former member
    A former member

    I'm running late. Be there 4.25pm. Not sure how this is supposed to work, but I have doughnuts :)

    April 26, 2014

    • Brandon

      Thanks for the update!

      April 26, 2014

  • Shawn C.

    Hello to all.
    I'm dying to come out for some strategy! I've been trying to make a first-time playdate for this meetup but I keep getting busy.
    Brandon, any idea on which "longer" game you might open with tomorrow? I have a few hours open.

    April 25, 2014

    • Brandon

      We don't generally plan our games ahead of time... we usually take votes when people arrive and make choices based on everyone's ETA.

      April 26, 2014

  • Dallas H.

    I'm bringing the lemonade!

    April 25, 2014

    • Brandon

      Just so long as it's not the kool-aid. That made for a weird night. I hope everyone got home okay.

      April 25, 2014

  • Brian S.

    I'd love to join in on this. But I'm wondering if it would be rude to pop in only for a few hours. I'll likely have a 3am shift the next day, and I'd need to leave early to get some shuteye.

    April 14, 2014

    • Brandon

      That would be OK. We usually start off with a longer game, so it might wind up being your only one for the night.

      In an unusual case with, say, only 2 guests with one of them leaving early, I might decide to cancel. But lately the group has been nearly or completely full, so I don't expect that.

      April 15, 2014

    • Brandon

      ... and if I ever cancel due to lack of RSVPs I'll do it on the morning of the meetup, not earlier.

      April 15, 2014

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