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  • Boardgames In and Around Portland

     Exceedingly great group! 

    Dennis on Jul 5, 2015.

  • Boardgames In and Around Portland

     Avoid Sundays at Guardian. I went to a recent meetup, and was treated coldly by both the staff at the store and the people playing. I arrived an hour late due to traffic, so there were no tables available, and had to wait 90 minutes until a game finally ended. The group suggested a game I clearly stated that I hate, with the host even stating 4 was perfect and he hated playing five. That left three, counting myself. One of the people then talked the other into playing a two player and, turning to me, said, "You don't mind playing the other game, do you? Great!" I looked for another possible game, when one of the staff told me I wouldn't be allowed to set my games down anywhere, because they were so crowded. Nope, couldn't even look for a spot. As I headed out, the person who'd decided she'd rather play a two-player than include me, seemed surprised. "You're leaving? Why?" "It's been 2.5 hours and no games." "Wow, that's rough. You should try to be here by noon next time." 

    Sean on May 4, 2015.

  • Boardgames In and Around Portland

     I've been both the the Rainy Day Games and Guardian Game Sunday events and the Rainy Day Games TableTop Events. Been friendly and fun groups all around. 

    DaveP on Mar 8, 2015.

  • Boardgames In and Around Portland

     I can't wait for my next meetup! 

    Eric J. on Feb 2, 2015.

  • Boardgames In and Around Portland

     Taught a new person Battlestar Galactica. Wish more people would have showed up. 

    Albert on Jan 3, 2015.

  • Boardgames In and Around Portland

     Need the hosts to show up for some of the meetups 

    Bill M. on Aug 10, 2014.

  • Boardgames In and Around Portland

     Growing every day! 

    Brian B. on Aug 14, 2013.

  • Boardgames In and Around Portland

     This was my first event ever from meetup.....it was so much fun! The host not only took the time to help a group of us learn a new game, but he was good about matching up people who needed people to play the game they wanted, but also at finding spots for people who walked in. Took the intimidation out of trying to approach a group. We met some nice people and had a blast. I will so be going again! 

    Dawn on Jul 25, 2013.

  • Boardgames In and Around Portland

     Perfect!! 

    Elizabeth L. on Jul 18, 2013.

  • Boardgames In and Around Portland

     The place was bristling with boardgaming. Nice people, nice vibe. 

    Ric on Jun 19, 2013.

  • Boardgames In and Around Portland

     Great group 

    Thomas R. on Apr 11, 2013.

  • Boardgames In and Around Portland

     Fun everytime i go 

    Sean Jay F. on Jan 13, 2013.

  • Boardgames In and Around Portland

     First BIAP event that I attended and am already looking forward to meeting more of the group at the next meetup. 

    Amanda on Dec 2, 2012.

  • Boardgames In and Around Portland

     Seems to have a bunch of interesting people who like board games. I'll be going back! 

    James on Oct 22, 2012.

  • Boardgames In and Around Portland

     Good games, some nice people. 

    Rob B. on Sep 16, 2012.

  • Boardgames In and Around Portland

     See you on Thursday......enough said! :) 

    Linda C. on Jul 16, 2012.

  • Boardgames In and Around Portland

     This was my first Meet-up group, and not my last. I'm new to most board games, and the people are very friendly, accepting, and patient. Many times, I've walked up to a table to look at a game, and the group invites me into the mix without me even asking. So don't be shy, come join the group! It's tons of fun. 

    Stephen on Jul 10, 2012.

  • Boardgames In and Around Portland

     Justin, this Meetup Group is absolutely fantastic, and I thank you for keeping this going! 

    Rob "Bodhi" W. on Jul 9, 2012.

  • Boardgames In and Around Portland

     Great meetup place, with some really neat folks! 

    Holly on Jun 21, 2012.

  • Boardgames In and Around Portland

     Enjoyed meeting new people & learning a new game. 

    Bradlee C. S. on Mar 16, 2012.

  • Boardgames In and Around Portland

     This was a positive first experience. 

    Terry on Jan 9, 2012.

  • Boardgames In and Around Portland

     They are the best. 

    Matt R on Aug 10, 2011.

  • Boardgames In and Around Portland

     only been able to attend one thing a week, but the people i have met there are incredible... so QUALITY > QUANTITY ^_^ 

    Alexander M. on Jul 28, 2011.

  • Boardgames In and Around Portland

     Its a nice group of people. We are pretty restricted in what games we can play due to the time constraint and table space can be a bit tight at times, but that doesn't stop us. This group makes my Tuesdays! 

    Garth on Dec 8, 2010.

  • Boardgames In and Around Portland

     Everyone was friendly and welcoming of the newcomers like myself and I liked the Elyiot was even reaching out to curious onlookers with info about the group. 

    Michael G. on Oct 6, 2010.

  • Boardgames In and Around Portland

     Friendly people, lots of great games being played, and a Guardian Games store discount to players on game days. Who could ask for anything more? 

    Doug R. on Aug 9, 2010.

  • Boardgames In and Around Portland

     this is the first meet up I've been to, but it's a good crowd. 

    Andrew on Jul 26, 2010.

  • Boardgames In and Around Portland

     Great people in this group. A really nice gaming group. Welcoming to new people. 

    Pete on Jul 25, 2010.

  • Boardgames In and Around Portland

     Do you like Board games? No not Monopoly - Well like monopoly only infinitely better. Think monopoly. plus risk, minus dice, plus wood, sheep, and grain, and you'll start to get the idea. Just sit down and play a round - You'll see. 

    Elyot L. on Jun 2, 2010.

  • Boardgames In and Around Portland

     It seems like there's something going on almost every week, plenty of notices about such things, and there's more to life than Life....and Monopoly..... 

    Jim B. on Mar 26, 2010.

  • Boardgames In and Around Portland

     You should join this group if you have a taste for more than Milton Bradley family games, scrabble, chess, checkers, monopoly, life, etc. Show up, grab a beer, and insert yourself into said game. You won't regret it. 

    Jason on Feb 12, 2010.

  • Boardgames In and Around Portland

     Good group of people. Very chill and friendly. 

    Amanda W. on Feb 5, 2010.

  • Boardgames In and Around Portland

     Always an enjoyable way to spend the evening 

    Hilary on Jan 21, 2010.

  • Boardgames In and Around Portland

     Lots of different games to choose from and lots of people to meet. If there is a game you've been wondering about, it's going to be at Lucky Lab! 

    Doug L. on Oct 24, 2009.

  • Boardgames In and Around Portland

     fun! 8) meet new people! 

    Perry W. on Oct 2, 2009.

  • Boardgames In and Around Portland

     Because every person I've met so far has been awesome and because board games are the best. 

    Aaron W. on Sep 26, 2009.

  • Boardgames In and Around Portland

     If you want to play some euro-style board games and you live near Portland, this is about as good as it gets. Great group. 

    Jayson F. on Sep 25, 2009.

  • Boardgames In and Around Portland

     It is a great way to find other people for the games you enjoy, and to find new games to play. 

    Mark K. on Aug 28, 2009.

  • Boardgames In and Around Portland

     The Portland Boardgamers are a nice friendly bunch, and going out is a great way to meet new players. 

    Robert G. on Aug 25, 2009.

  • Boardgames In and Around Portland

     Its a fun way to meet people while playing games 

    Eric on Jun 16, 2009.

  • Boardgames In and Around Portland

     Great way to spend and evening and a great opportunity to meet people. 

    Sharyl C. on May 15, 2009.

  • Boardgames In and Around Portland

     This group runs at least two meetups a week where a bunch (~15-25) of friendly people gather to play mostly European boardgames. The games are great, and there are no barriers--new people show up all the time and are instantly accepted, whether or not they have RSVPed, or ever played a Eurogame. 

    Daniel on May 13, 2009.

  • Boardgames In and Around Portland

     Because getting away from the internet and meeting people in real life is good for your health. The people are always willing to help newcomers learn a game. 

    Terry on May 10, 2009.

  • Boardgames In and Around Portland

     This is a very nice group of people playing some fun, new boardgames 

    Natanya on Sep 26, 2008.

  • Boardgames In and Around Portland

     Fun games, always people to explain new games 

    Denis L on Sep 15, 2008.

  • Boardgames In and Around Portland

     great group. as always tons of awesome people, and tons of awesome games! 

    Sam M. on Sep 8, 2008.

  • Boardgames In and Around Portland

     Please keep this great game day going strong! :) 

    Dan on Aug 25, 2008.

  • Boardgames In and Around Portland

     Enjoy the group. Seems to be a good mix of players. 

    Greg on Jul 13, 2008.

  • Boardgames In and Around Portland

     If I had one thing to take to a desert island it would be this group. 

    Jeff E on Jun 2, 2008.

  • Boardgames In and Around Portland

     This is a great meetup group. There are always games out that I'd like to play. This is the best group for anyone to just pull up a chair and be involved. 

    ShannonM on Apr 27, 2008.

  • Boardgames In and Around Portland

     Fantastic. 

    richforpresident on Mar 1, 2008.

  • Boardgames In and Around Portland

     Lot's o' fun. 

    Andy on Feb 22, 2008.

  • Boardgames In and Around Portland

     A friendly bunch of people playing a variety of games at different skill levels. There's something for everybody! 

    Melissa C. on Oct 19, 2007.

  • Boardgames In and Around Portland

     I've enjoyed the group, especially the supportiveness I've seen of the "regulars" towards the "newbies". 

    Laura I on Jun 18, 2007.

  • Boardgames In and Around Portland

     Great people and fun. 

    Troy B on Apr 27, 2007.

  • Boardgames In and Around Portland

     You're doing a great job with the Meetup. Thanks for the hard work. I forgot to donate to the cause this time because I arrived very early. I'll make up for it next time. 

    Mark S. on Jan 6, 2007.

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