Next Meetup

Heavy Board Games (Monday, The Gaming Goat)
We'll split into groups of about 2-6 people and play games. I will bring a few games I enjoy playing and I'm comfortable teaching. Please do likewise, if you have any such games on hand. Games should take no more than 3.5 hours (including explanation and accounting for slower players), ideally 3 or less. If you are planning to bring any games, please list them in a comment in the event. Games may start as early as 10 minutes after the event start time. If you're going to be more than 5 minutes late, please post a message in the event. If you're more than 10 minutes late, even if you post a message, there is no guarantee there will be a spot available for you in a game. We try to accommodate late arrivals, but since we're playing long games, we cannot wait too long to get started.

The Gaming Goat

6929 Airport Blvd · Austin, tx

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What we're about

Austin has several other board game meetups, but I find that usually lighter games are played at those. This group is to organize longer, heavier board games. Don't be scared -- I don't mean we'll only be playing 10-hour Twilight Imperium marathons! Some examples of the kinds of games I have in mind are:

Agricola
Amerigo
Battlestar Galactica
Bora Bora
Brass
Castles Of Burgundy
Caverna
Caylus
Dominant Species
Endeavor
Food Chain Magnate
Gaia Project
Great Zimbabwe
Imperial Settlers
Keyflower
Keyper
Madeira
Orleans
Power Grid
Puerto Rico
Ra
Russian Railroads
Terra Mystica
Terraforming Mars
Twilight Struggle
Viticulture
War Of The Ring

(Not that I'm ruling out Twilight Imperium, mind you...)

Basically, if you enjoy longer games with more depth and strategy, or if you want to give this type of game a try, then this is the group for you! We are happy to teach, so don't worry if you haven't played any of this type of game before.

I hope it goes without saying that members of the group should:
1) Be polite and friendly
2) Not take in-game actions personally
3) Not be sore losers OR poor winners

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