We're a group of over a hundred adults who meet regularly to play board games and card games, and we're looking for new players. Between a dozen and twenty-five people show up each month so we often have one large table or two or three smaller tables.
This is a diverse group and we make new attendees feel welcome. Our members include students at Western, busy young professionals, empty nesters, and retirees. We know that it's awkward to show up by yourself at a game night and so we encourage people to bring a friend, partner, or spouse. Or a date, though if we play Disturbed Friends you might learn more about your date than you'd ever wanted.
Q. Where is this held?
A. A number of private residences in Bellingham, WA.
Q. Where do I park?
A. Check the FAQ for each venue.
Q. What should I bring?
A. You and a friend. Some attendees choose to bring beer, popcorn, chocolate, cheese balls, fruit platters, sandwiches, cocktails, and soda. This is completely optional.
Q. Can I bring a game?
A. Yes please! Plan on teaching it.
Q. I'm new to gaming and only have played Cards Against Humanity, Pandemic, Settlers of Catan, or Risk.
A. We can help. People who have joined in the last year have learned a lot of games.
Q. Any house rules?
A. Please join using your real name - Meetup accounts with fake names will be banned from this group.
A. Please visit the group at least once a quarter - we remove accounts that have not visited the group in four months.
We'll join a common lobby on Zoom and start playing serious board games Saturday at 7:00 PM. You can choose which games to play and also who to play with!
- a laptop, computer, or tablet that can connect to Zoom
- a free account at BoardGameArena.com or TableTopia.com
- headset (optional)
- webcam (optional)
- snacks and drinks!
We now support up to 50 people for serious game night! This is achieved through Zoom's Breakout Rooms, which let us divide up into smaller virtual game nights.
* Breakout Rooms
Every attendee will be made a co-host on Zoom and can move freely between the breakout rooms.
* Hosting Games
If you have a game you'd like to play (and teach), please post it and a link to a "how to play" video in the comments below.
* Start Time
We'll split into Breakout Rooms at 7:15 PM. Unfortunately, this means if you arrive after 7:15 PM you may not be able to join the event on Zoom. We're trying to find workarounds; until then, set a reminder?
This is a free event. You do not need to have a Zoom, BoardGameArena.com, or TableTopia.com subscription.