Celebrate Labor Day with Games & Potluck!

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Let's close out Summer with an afternoon of games, food and fun at Glenn's house in Laytonsville, near the intersection of 650 (New Hampshire Ave) and 97 (Georgia Ave).

In addition to Settlers of Catan, I have a limited inventory of strategy games (Acquire, Agricola, Age of Steam, Ticket to Ride). Feel free to bring any of your other favorites. I personally prefer strategy games, but all games are welcome.

I suggest we do a hoagie/sandwich pot luck. I will provide rolls, condiments (mustard, mayo, lettuce, tomatoes, etc) if others can bring meat, cheese, chips, potato salad, etc. Also plan to bring your own beverage of choice (adult or otherwise).

Space is limited to about 20 people. Unfortunately, our driveway/home is not very handicap/wheelchair friendly.

Parking will be tight, so to the extent possible, carpooling would be a great idea.

Please RSVP no later than Friday August 30. On your RSVP, please specify what you will bring for the potluck and what games you will bring and/or would like to play.

I look forward to seeing you here!

Glenn

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  • Dan

    Would 'joule like a really bad one? I can derive many other jokes if someone brings fig Newtons. But we need a transistor to another topic otherwise, I'll be too neutral when I play and, ohm, won't be excited very frequency with only a few periods of eating half a blueberry pi.

    September 23, 2013

    • Glenn M.

      This must be a two phase thread. I'm surprised to see everyone getting such a charge from this battery of poor jokes!

      September 24, 2013

    • Dan

      the jokes are so bad that one of us may go to jail for battery and a salt.\

      September 24, 2013

  • Dan

    Powergrid? Sounds like a game on electricity. I hope it's electrifying.

    September 2, 2013

    • David G

      Nothing like a timely response... ;-) I guess the resistance of that joke was just too little for you, huh?

      September 23, 2013

    • Kevin S.

      The current conversation sounds like a re-volt!

      September 23, 2013

  • David G

    Several people asked for the recipe for the chili I brought today, so here is the link. I used Giant brand ground beef, and followed the directions completely, using yellow onions (also from Giant) and chopping them by hand, and I used brand-name spices, too. Lastly, the red kidney beans were Bush brand, the cheese was medium sharp cheddar from Sargento, and the oyster crackers were Premium brand. (Yes, there is a difference between these and brand-X items.) The onions that were chopped and served were white onions (a bit more tangy than yellow onions).

    http://americanfood.about.com/od/classicchowdersandstews/r/cinnchili.htm

    The recipe says to simmer for 3 hours, but I found it took 7 hours to cook down to the right consistency. This makes the chili even better. Be sure NOT to stir it when you're done, as you can then skim off the excess fat after it refrigerates overnight.

    September 3, 2013

    • David G

      Oh, and I upped everything by 50% and put it in a 6-quart Crock Pot.

      September 3, 2013

    • bayard

      Excellent work! I can't wait to make some myself.

      September 3, 2013

  • Glenn M.

    Somebody left a wooden tray. Let me know whose it is and we can arrange to return it somehow...

    September 2, 2013

    • Dan

      It's mine. Please e-mail me and let me know a good time to pick up. Thanks.

      September 3, 2013

  • bayard

    Thanks for having us at your lovely home, Glenn and family.

    September 3, 2013

  • David G

    Fun games, great people, and good food, too!

    September 3, 2013

  • Jim P

    I'll be bringing a pie and some pasta salad. I tend to like complex strategy games, so plan to bring Through the Ages: A Story of Civilization, Power Grid, and Andean Abyss
    http://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/91080/andean-abyss I'll also bring Dixit for a change of pace.

    Jim

    September 1, 2013

    • Glenn M.

      Jim, any interest in Age of Steam? I'd like to learn Powergrid.

      September 2, 2013

    • Jim P

      Glenn, I'd be happy to teach you Powergrid, but I'd like to see if people would be interested in a game of Andean Abyss first. Its a fascinating strategy game about the various insurgencies in Columbia in the 1990s. The game has a very cool mechanic that forces all 4 players to make stratigic decisions each tern. It runs about 4 hours, so doing it at the start of the day would be ideal.

      September 2, 2013

  • Eric E.

    My garden tomatoes didn't get eaten at the last event, so I'll bring Starbucks Frappucinos this time. I have a lot of games, so let me know if there's anything you want to learn and/or play. A long format game like Dominant Species or 1830? Medium, like Agricola Age of Empires, or Age of Steam? Sub-2 hour euros like Stone Age or Princes of Florence? Quickies like Set and Hansa Teutonica?
    Here's my current inventory: http://boardgamegeek.com/collection/user/Eric%20Engelmann

    August 28, 2013

    • Glenn M.

      Several others from outside the meetiup group...

      August 31, 2013

    • Glenn M.

      Bayard, do you have nametags you could bring?

      September 2, 2013

  • Dan

    I'm bring Beyond Balderdash and potato salad or coleslaw.

    August 31, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Two questions:

    Do you have dogs?

    Can I bring dogs?

    August 31, 2013

    • Dan

      Do you have any snakes? Can I bring my pet snake?

      1 · August 31, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      I suppose a Jackhuahua and superathleticandneedy Chi Pin wouldn't lower the stress levels. Unless you found constant barking soothing. I guess I'll have to figure out what else to do Monday.

      August 31, 2013

  • Mia

    This will be my first time attending a meet-up with this group. I would like to learn some strategy games since I don't have much experience with them. But i love Settlers of Catan. I will be bringing a fruit tray.

    August 30, 2013

    • Glenn M.

      Great! I woukd love to play Settlers. We will have plenty of games and people to teach them.

      August 30, 2013

    • bayard

      Welcome, Mia!

      August 30, 2013

  • Glenn M.

    For those of you who are coming, please add a comment here with what you plan to bring. I am doing sausage, pepper & onions in the crockpot. I will have hoagie rolls for that. David is bringing chili. Maybe someone could bring hot dogs for chili dogs? Also chips, salads, desserts, etc welcome.

    August 28, 2013

    • AR

      Like hard times? I can boil some spaghetti and bring cheese for it if you need.

      August 28, 2013

    • David G

      Just like Hard Times (but I like to think mine's better, of course). ;-) No need to bring the cheese. Bring the spaghetti. That opens up 1-way (just chili) and 2-way (chili and spaghetti). I'll open up 3-way (add cheese), 4-way (add onions), and 5-way (add beans) by bringing the cheese, diced onions, and the beans.

      August 28, 2013

  • bayard

    I can bring Lords of Waterdeep, hot dogs and bunz

    August 28, 2013

  • cherie

    I'll bring hummus and chips

    August 28, 2013

  • Stacy

    I am a maybe, as I might be spending most of the day car shopping. If I can make it, I will bring a dessert of some sort.

    August 28, 2013

  • Kevin S.

    I'll be out of town Bierte! Next time!

    August 27, 2013

  • David G

    Do you mind if I bring some Cincinnati chili? I make it from scratch.

    August 26, 2013

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