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Chez Turtle Weekly Games Night
NOTE! NEW GATE SYSTEM! PLEASE READ! This is our weekly Board Games night at our house in Ashburn. We have been hosing this event for over 10 years now. Always interested in finding new people who would like to attend. Information is also posted frequently on FaceBook and on LiveJournal. FB:!/home.php?sk=group_[masked] Here is a Google "My Maps" that shows the area around Chez Turtle. It shows the best gate to enter the community, the good places to park, etc. PLEASE NOTE THAT WE HAVE A NEW GATE SYSTEM! In order to gain entry into the development you need to send either your name or your name and email address to [masked]. That way I can add you to the guest list and/or send you a QR code. The name on the guest list will allow you to come in the front gate by telling the gate guard "Games Night" and giving him/her your name. Please note on the google maps above where the front gate is located. The QR code will allow you to "scan" yourself in via smartphone or printout through the back gate which is closer to the house. If you have any questions about this, please contact Becky at [masked]. Doors open at 7. Bring your dinner and sit down with us for a meal. Dinner is between 7 and 8, then the kitchen table turns into a games table. Games can start as people show up. When we have 4 people, we can start a game. If you show up after 8:15 or so, you may end up waiting a while for the first round of games to end so you can fit into a game. What do you feel like playing? Suggest a game. No really, what do you play? Dominion, Power Grid, Pirate's Cove, Battlestar Galactica, To Court The King, Ticket to Ride, Fun Factory, Entdecker, Kingsburg, Gloom, Risk Legacy, Tikal, 7 Wonders, Killer Bunnies, Ascension, Settlers of Cataan, Hansa Teutonica, Guillotine, Smallworld, Tigris & Euphrates, Fury Of Dracula, Apples to Apples, Pandemic, Carcassonne, Puerto Rico, Munchkin, Star Munchkin, Thurn and Taxis, El Grande, Arkham Horror, Icehouse, Bang, Tomb, Castle, Democrazy, Chez Geeek, Ivanhoe, Fluxx, etc, etc, etc, etc, etc What are "fluffy" and "crunchy" games? Fluffy: social, somewhat light hearted, fun, less math, less strategy, cooperative. GREAT for new people or people who don't normally consider themselves "gamers". IE "fluffy bunny" games, like "fluffy bunny pagans" or something. Good examples: Apples to Apples, Uno, Guillotine. Crunchy: strategic, serious, more math, competitive. For people who are into gaming and want more "kill your neighbor" kinda games. IE "something to crunch your teeth into", meaning substantial. Good examples: Tigris and Euphrates, Settlers of Catan, Tikal, Risk. You are welcome to bring food, snacks, beverages, etc. One of the hosts, and at least one of our guests, is limited to gluten free foods. You don't have to bring gluten free, but if you do, it will be appreciated. Wine and cider are popular with our guests, beer is not. Fresh fruits/veggies are also usually a big hit, as is chocolate! :) Parking Reminder: Park in the marked spaces if you intend to stay past 1am. Park on the side of the street that does not have no parking signs if you do park on the street. Critter alert: We have cats. If you are allergic to critters, this is your early warning. Allergy induced fatal medical adventures are against the house rules.

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The Ashburn Boardgame Meetup meets regularly on the first Thursday night of every month. We also hold an all-day event once a quarter. We welcome any and all, young, old, and in-between to both events, whether you're from the Ashburn/Leesburg/Landsdowne/Sterling area, or from farther away.

Our Thursday night games tend to the shorter games (1-2 hours). The all-day event typically sees longer (4+ hours) games. In both cases, the preference is on "casual strategy" games over wargames, or the traditional family boardgames.

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