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Geeky Drinks and Boardgames

  • Nov 13, 2012 · 6:30 PM
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For the past few years, we've had a ton of different events hosted by the Toronto Ruby Brigade - talk nights, book clubs, hack nights. One thing we haven't really had is a good way to socialize, and meet other people in the community.

Personally, I know of no better way to get to know someone than arguing over some fiddly rules in a tremendously nerdy boardgame like Settlers of Catan, Agricola, or Munchkin.

If you share a love of these sorts of games, please come on by to Influitive's offices. We'll provide pizza, snacks and drinks.

If you have a particular love for a game, and especially if you can bring one, make a note in the comments. I'll include what we have in the office.

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  • Jesse N.

    I had a great time, despite getting my ass handed to me in chess 3 times. Thanks so much. I'm terrible with names and I meant to get some contact info from the guy with the Citadel game.

    November 16, 2012

    • A former member
      A former member

      Hey Jesse! That was me :)

      November 16, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Still on the waiting list, is it okay to just drop by?

    November 13, 2012

    • Ryan

      Sorry I didn't get to this John, I didn't check the meetup after everything started.

      November 15, 2012

  • Victor S.

    Had lots of fun learning about new board games. Great success!

    November 13, 2012

  • Christopher

    Wish I could make it tomorrow night! Have fun guys :) Next time I'll bring Bang! http://bit.ly/10t9ec

    November 12, 2012

  • Ryan

    Games we have at Influitive's Office:

    Agricola
    Settlers of Catan (base game, no expansions)
    Munchkin (2 copies, with expansion 5 and 6)
    Ticket To Ride Europe
    Forbidden Island
    History of the World
    Civilization (the really bad 2002 version)
    Stratego

    1 · October 28, 2012

    • Ryan

      Awesome! I've heard good things about Dominion. Can you teach it? I'm guessing there aren't a lot of people who play it.

      November 12, 2012

    • A former member
      A former member

      Dominion is a great game, no problem teaching it. I only have the original, so I won't bother bringing it since Tim is

      November 12, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    If anyone is interested, I can bring Carcassone (most expansions), Thurn und Taxis, Citadels, Sunrise City or Dominion

    November 12, 2012

  • Ryan

    Hey guys,

    If anyone's interested in the games we are playing, here's some videos of what we have in the office. I'm getting these from Tabletop, which is an awesome web series hosted by Wil Wheaton. You should totally check it out if you're interested in board games at all. And yes, Wesley Crusher reviewing board games is probably some sort of apex of geekiness.

    Munchkin - A favorite around the office, this is sort of a parody of RPG games where you try to make your way through a dungeon, while choosing to help or screw with other players:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V6oMBSiL7Zs&list=PL4F80C7D2DC8D9B6C&index=56&feature=plpp_video

    Ticket to Ride - A quick, fun friendly game where you try to connect routes together in your train network:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qHmf1bau9xQ&list=PL4F80C7D2DC8D9B6C&index=61&feature=plpp_video

    (continued)

    November 12, 2012

    • Ryan

      Settlers of Catan - A true classic in the modern era of boardgames. Released in 1995, this game really kicked off a board game renaissance:

      http://www.youtube.co...­

      The other games we are playing that I don't have videos for: Agricola, Forbidden Island, Sid Meiers Civilization, Dixit, History of the World, Stratego and Hive.

      November 12, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Never played catan, would love to learn

    November 9, 2012

  • Ryan

    Eric, it would be awesome if you brought expansions (if nothing else, the 6 person one). I think overall we probably have just enough games to accomodate 30 people, but it might be tight. :)

    October 28, 2012

  • Eric R.

    I love Catan, I have the expansions for 6 players, Cities & Knights, Seafarers, plus a couple lame expansions/variations I wouldn't bother bringing. It really is the sort of game that lends itself to disputes over the minutiae! Can't stand Risk.

    October 28, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Totally in for Munchkin :-)

    October 28, 2012

  • Andrew H.

    I've never played any of these but have heard many good things about them. I'm more accustomed to games like Boggle, Scrabble. :(

    October 28, 2012

  • Dessy

    I'm unfortunately out of town for this one, but I'm happy to lend Catan expansion packs if you'd like!

    October 28, 2012

  • Ryan

    Stuff we would LOVE to play:

    Space Alert
    Pandemic
    Catan Expansions
    Dominion

    If you have any of these, and are willing to teach, it would be great if you brought them!

    October 28, 2012

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