Dominion is featured tonight at Open Gaming! Come learn and play!

This week we're featuring the exciting strategy card game Dominion!  It takes less than an hour to learn, and experienced players will be there to help. Come check it out!

"You are a monarch, like your parents before you, a ruler of a small pleasant kingdom of rivers and evergreens. Unlike your parents, however, you have hopes and dreams! You want a bigger and more pleasant kingdom, with more rivers and a wider variety of trees. You want a Dominion!  In all directions lie fiefs, freeholds, and feodums. All are small bits of land, controlled by petty lords and verging on anarchy. You will bring civilization to these people, uniting them under your banner. 

"But wait! It must be something in the air; several other monarchs have had the exact same idea. You must race to get as much of the unclaimed land as possible, fending them off along the way. To do this you will hire minions, construct buildings, spruce up your castle, and fill the coffers of your treasury. Your parents wouldn’t be proud, but your grandparents would be delighted."
 

We play and teach games all night long until midnight.  Drop in any time from 7:00 to 11:00 or so and you're sure to find something to play!  Bring your games from home or use any of the games from our extensive used game library.  We often have many tables going on at once for lots of variety.  The earlier part of the evening is ideal for families with kids.

We play all sorts of board games and card games on Friday nights, but also:

Got a favorite game you'd like to find others to play? Bring it along!  Let us know in advance if possible so we can help with recruiting players.

Our chess and Go guru Steve Bloom is often on hand to teach and play both, and will always confirm here if he's coming.  (Plus we have a separate Meetup for each every Sunday; for details see chess here and Go here.)

On 2nd and 4th Fridays we devote a table to roleplaying using the Pathfinder "beginner box" (simplified rule set).  This is a great way to dip your toe into the roleplaying ocean and see if it's for you!  The game will start promptly at 7:00 PM or, if you would like the extra fun of designing your own character (rather than using a "pre-set" one), host Christian Refsell will be on hand at 6:30 to assist you with that.  Playing the game takes between 3 and 4 hours.  (Experienced players can check out our separate Pathfinder Society Meetup, held every Wednesday, here.)

About once a month we include a Dominion group (host Sabrina Martin; to be notified, sign up at the separate Dominion Meetup page).

In addition to these Friday Meetups and the ones linked above, there are yet more game-specific events for adults and youth over the course of each week, including Scrabble, Magic the Gathering, youth Pathfinder, youth chess and youth Go classes/play, so check out our full schedule here. There's more to come, so be sure to stay in touch!

We request a donation of $3 to help offset the cost of keeping the store open so late every Friday.

Hope to see you soon!

-- Chris Specker and Will Kreber (owner/managers)

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  • David

    Arianna and I had a great time last week... we'll be back again this week.

    August 15, 2013

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We just grab a coffee and speak French. Some people have been coming every week for months... it creates a kind of warmth to the group.

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