Hey Game Nighters,
A quick missive to say thanks to all those who have made Game Night a success this past year with your presence, your assistance and by just being you. (Hello to the attendees of "New Years Game Night in Jeopardy - I haven't laughed that hard in a while!) :)
I'd like to take this opportunity pass along some info and to request a little feedback from you as well.
We've had a positive response to our "themed" game nights, so look for more of those in 2009. We will also continue to have open-ended events without a theme. I welcome your input and critique on the events - please drop me a line via the site or directly to my email. If you have any questions, I'm happy to answer them as well, just ask.
We have a new poll on the site regarding how best to handle food at our meetups. Please take a moment to answer it, won't you? http://boardgames.meetup.com/377/polls/163915/
A word about the donations we collect at the game nights. Many thanks to those who have come out to the rash of game nights held in December... we were able to collect enough to pay the web site fees for 2008 and cover food and expenses. I have looked into other options for sites to organize the group, but meetup is the best i've seen, so I have opted to stick with it, even though it's not free like other sites. I do keep a spreadsheet to track the money received and owed, so please be assured this group is - and will continue to be - a strictly not-for-profit venture! If you have any comments on donations, please contact me.
And finally, as always, hosts for game night are much appreciated. If you have a house with enough space for 10 or more people to play, I'd love to work with you to create a game event to your specifications. Please get in touch.
Thanks so much for being a part of Game Night... it would not exist without you. Have an amazing 2009!