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MilCog E-Newsletter Uno: MNM; Starbucks II; & a Thank You

From: diehard4life
Sent on: Thursday, July 18, 2013 10:27 AM

MNM: MONDAY NIGHT MilCog @ Games Universe:

Except on holiday weeks, every Monday night a group of MilCog members gather at the Greenfield Games Universe location to play games. Their official start time is at 6pm, but people sometimes arrive as early as 4pm. On any given week there will be five to twenty gamers enjoying themselves across the tables.


They also get a chance to shape the design of unpublished games. A couple of the members who attend are also game designers who have prototypes in the testing stage. This means that the gamers in attendance often get a chance to play test and give feedback to the designer of a game before it is published.

By now, you may be asking what types of published games they play. According to member Jeff Woosley, They play “everything.” But favorites like King of Tokyo and Glory to Rome see a lot of table time. “We don't decide to head of time what games to play. We bring in games on a Monday night and decide which one will be played that night. We try really hard to make sure everyone has a spot at the game they want to play.”

They tend to play games that take less than 90 minutes to play, since they only from 6pm until 8pm to officially game at the location. “We welcome gamers of all of experience levels. We're more than happy to teach someone how to play game they've never played before.”

Jeff continues, “The group is always ready to welcome new players new members. It's okay if you can't make a week and its okay if you don't have many games of your own. We all like playing board games. We like learning new games and we like playing old favorites.” That sounds like a welcoming group with an awful lot to offer.



Over the last couple of weeks Jeff says that they’ve played:

Power Grid

For Sale

Castles of Burgundy

Ticket to Ride





Batman Arkham City



Tzolk'in: The Mayan Calendar



I encourage you to check out their next Monday night meetup on July 22nd (link below):


NOTE: This is the submission which earned Jeff the FREE GAME I was offering...






MilCog Invaded Starbucks, AGAIN


Last Monday night a group of nine gamers occupied two tables at Starbucks on N. Mayfair Road for a hosted MilCog event to enjoy some of Starbucks best coffee and baked goods while gathering to play a few games.

While I was there I saw Telestrations, Glory to Rome, and Colossal Arena being played, and joined a game of the classic Sid Sackson game, Acquire, with four others. One of the players had never played the game before, which made it particularly sweet to introduce it to her.

It is always fun for me when I get the chance to play games in public, and this was no exception. As customers came and went, they saw us making mergers and doling out proceeds from the bank. It’s great when we get the opportunities to explain our hobby to casual onlookers.

This Starbucks location has ample space for gaming, and the chairs and tables worked great for a comfortable gaming experience. It was a classy place for an enjoyable experience of public play.

Thanks to Joe and Erin for hosting. It looks like you can have the Starbucks/MilCog experience yourself on two upcoming Mondays: August 12th and September 9th.

Details for the August event:




Games-A-Lot Thanks MilCog

“Having been previously located in the Milwaukee area for work, I was very fortunate in having had the opportunity to join MilCog, and then to discover such a wonderful world of gaming events. I was also able to find enough gamers to start hosting my own events, and had MilCog not existed, neither would my group have existed (Game-A-Lot). I held numerous events at the apartment I was renting at the time, and I have to credit a good chunk of that success to the efforts of Jamey and MilCog that had taken place previous to my arrival, and had thus provided the motivation and interest to enough people to support yet another group, without impacting attendance at MilCog events.

I’m attaching some event photos from events that took place at that apartment. “


Stephen Munson


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