• Big board game night for February

    Kayne's house

    • What we'll do We’ll start playing board games at 6:30 PM on Friday, February 22nd and go until around midnight or later. Bring your friends, a spouse, your neighbor, that special someone you met on Valentine's Day, or leftover chocolates so that it won't be too awkward. Unless you *like* awkward. We can pull out Disturbed Friends and be all kinds of awkward. Q. What's the difference between this and "small game night"? A. An emphasis on shorter games (less than 2 hours), more people, more games, seasonal punch. Q. What to bring A. Any games that you'd like to teach, snacks or drinks to share (optional) Q. I'd like to teach a game A. Yes, please. We love learning new games. • Important to know Please cancel your RSVP if you cannot attend. Please consider Lyft, the bus, ride-sharing, walking, bicycling, a unicorn, a designated driver, or another alternative to driving. Part of this is because parking is limited, and the other part is the punch. RSVPs open two weeks prior to the event.

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  • Who Goes There? - Small game night for February

    Kayne's house

    This will be our small format for February. We'll be playing two games - one at each table. One game will be Who Goes There? which is limited to six players. Please use the comments below to suggest a game you'd like to teach, bring, or borrow and run at the other table. Who Goes There? video trailer: https://youtu.be/kEPIssxhOzg Who Goes There? is a game about sleeping around in a freezing, doomed research station in Antarctica. Just hope your bunk mate has zero tentacles (which is the correct number of tentacles!). Based on the John Carpenter novella that became the movie The Thing, this is a massive game with trading, crafting, lying, awkward infections, aliens, unique character mechanics, tinned rations, dogs, a helicopter, and a big flamethrower. Other reminders: * Bringing snacks and wine to share isn't mandatory but is appreciated * Parking in the Lettered Streets can be difficult * We'll be starting at around 6:30 PM and we're not playing Who Goes There? until 3 AM this time Wait, you haven't seen the movie? https://www.amazon.com/Thing-Kurt-Russell/dp/B000I9WWK4 RSVPs open two weeks prior to the event.

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  • Big board game night for January

    Kayne's house

    • What we'll do We’ll start playing board games at 6:30 PM on Friday, January 18th and go until around midnight or later. Bring your friends, a spouse, your neighbor, your new years resolutions, or a date so that it won't be too awkward. Unless you *like* awkward. If you like awkward you've found your people! Q. What's the difference between this and "small game night"? A. An emphasis on shorter games (less than 2 hours), more people, more games, seasonal punch. Q. Isn't there a board game convention going on this weekend, too? A. Yes. This game night got swapped from the 25th to the 18th due to a conflicting invitation. • What to bring Any games that you'd like to teach, snacks or drinks to share (optional) • Important to know Please cancel your RSVP if you cannot attend. Please consider Lyft, the bus, ride-sharing, walking, bicycling, that elliptical trainer you received as a holiday "gift", a designated driver, or another alternative to driving. Part of this is because parking is limited, and the other part is the punch.

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  • Let’s play Mansions of Madness: Horrific Journeys

    Note: this was originally scheduled for Jan 11th but moved to Jan 4th due to unusual circumstances. Completely understand if you're unable to attend as a result. This is our small format for game night. We'll be playing Mansions of Madness: Horrific Journeys at one table, and my second table will be open for up to five people. Please suggest a game in the comments that you'd like to either play from my collection or to bring (and teach) from your collection. As this is our small format for game night, I won't be fixing punch. Please consider bringing appetizers or drinks to share. Mansions of Madness is a cooperative, app-driven cosmic horror board game for up to five players. You do not need to have played Mansions of Madness before to enjoy this game, as I can teach the basic rules in about five or ten minutes. We'll be playing a scenario from the Horrific Journeys expansion: https://www.fantasyflightgames.com/en/news/2018/7/2/horrific-journeys/ To learn how to play Mansions of Madness: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a2dsq2GsMSs You will like this if: - You enjoy co-op board games - You have played Betrayal at the House on the Hill - You liked Choose Your Own Adventure books - You like reading out short passages of flavor text You will probably not have a good time if: - You like competitive board games - You do not like the thought of having an app on a tablet tell you what happens next - You like short, light games - You like knowing all of the rules and the objectives at the start of a game

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  • New York New Year’s and party games for adults with or without tweens and teens

    • What we'll do Join us this New Year’s Eve from 6 – 9 PM for a social evening of light board, card, and party games. This will be a mixed age group for ages 11 – adult and is not a drop-off event for kids, as we’ll all be playing games together. Please bring any “traditional” party games you’d like to share, like Apples to Apples, Cards Against Humanity, Scattergories, Werewolf, Pictionary, Balderdash, Magic: The Gathering, or party games not seen at one of our game nights. • At 8:30, we'll start serving optional banana splits for guests. • At 9 PM, we’ll count down to the new year in New York. This year, we'll actually get the time right! All in-progress games will wrap up after 9 PM so that adults with additional plans can get to their next event, and so that kids can get to bed at a reasonable hour. Please bring an appetizer to share. I’ll be making a sparkling kid-friendly punch and a couple of warm appetizers. The RSVP list is set to higher than usual as several people with kids would like to attend but will not be staying for the full event. We fully anticipate people may arrive late and/or leave early. If all of us stay for the full event it'll be very crowded. Also, consider taking Lyft, Uber, transit, a taxi, a bicycle, or walking as parking in the Lettered Streets is more constrained than usual at New Years. • What to bring Please bring an appetizer to share. • Important to know Please bring any party games you'd like to share.

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  • Big board game night for December

    Kayne's house

    • What we'll do We’ll start playing board games at 6:30 PM on Friday, December 7th and go until around midnight or later. Bring your friends, a spouse, your neighbor, an ugly holiday jumper, or a date so that it won't be too awkward. It will be awkward if you can find one person that meets four of those five suggestions. I'll be lighting up Charles Dickens' Own Punch, so you can optionally bring marshmallows to roast. Q. What's the difference between this and small game night? A. Shorter games, more people, more games, flambé. • What to bring Any games that you'd like to teach, snacks or drinks to share (optional) • Important to know Please cancel your RSVP if you cannot attend. Please consider Lyft, the bus, ride-sharing, walking, bicycling, a sleigh, a designated driver, or another alternative to driving.

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  • Big board game night for November

    Kayne's house

    • What we'll do We’ll start playing board games at 6:30 PM on Saturday, November 17th and go until around midnight or later. Bring your friends, a spouse, your neighbor, leftover Halloween candy, or a date so that it won't be too awkward. It will be awkward if you can find one person that meets four of those five suggestions. Is it too early in the year for a few gallons of Swedish Glogg? Q. What's the difference between this and small game night? A. Shorter games, more people, more games, a punch bowl that catches fire around the holidays. • What to bring Any games that you'd like to teach, snacks or drinks to share (optional) • Important to know Please cancel your RSVP if you cannot attend. Please consider Lyft, the bus, ride-sharing, walking, bicycling, pardoning a turkey, or another alternative to driving as parking in the Lettered Streets continues to be a challenge.

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  • Small game night for November

    Kayne's house

    This is our small format for game night. We'll be playing two long-form games, one at each table. Please suggest a game in the comments that you'd like to either play from my collection or to bring (and teach) from your collection. My suggestions: - Mansions of Madness (5 players) - Chaos in the Old World (4 players) - The Pillars of the Earth (4 players) - Who Goes There? (4 - 6 players) - Mythos Tales (4 to 8) Q. What's the difference between this and big game night? A. Less people, longer games, no punch bowl. Other reminders: * Bringing snacks and wine to share is appreciated * Parking in the Lettered Streets can be difficult * We'll be starting at around 6:30 PM with a light opener game * It's the night before Daylight Saving Time ends, so don't make plans for early Sunday morning

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  • Big board game night for October

    Kayne's house

    Bring your spooky board and card games! • What we'll do We’ll start playing board games at 6:30 PM on Saturday, October 27th and go until around midnight or later. Bring your friends, a spouse, your neighbor, a pumpkin, or a date so that it won't be too awkward. It will be awkward if you can find one person that meets four of those five suggestions. I'll prepare a festive Halloween-themed punch. • What to bring Any games that you'd like to teach, Halloween candy or drinks to share (optional) • Important to know Please cancel your RSVP if you cannot attend. Please consider Lyft, the bus, ride-sharing, walking, bicycling, turning into a bat and flying, or another alternative to driving as parking in the Lettered Streets continues to be a challenge.

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  • Who Goes There? - Small game night for October

    Kayne's house

    This will be our small format for October. We'll be playing two games - one at each table. One game will be Who Goes There? which is limited to six players. Please use the comments below to suggest a game you'd like to teach, bring, or borrow and run at the other table. Who Goes There? video trailer: https://youtu.be/kEPIssxhOzg Who Goes There? is a cooperative game of growing paranoia. At the beginning of the game, all players are human and there is no reason not to fully trust the other players. As the temperature drops and mistakes are made, players start to doubt everything and everyone around them. You must build, trade, and upgrade to better your chances of surviving the perils of the camp, and the alien entity that is now running loose. Players must survive the elements and escape on the helicopter. and hope that anyone else on board is who they appear to be. Other reminders: * Bringing snacks and wine to share isn't mandatory but is appreciated * Parking in the Lettered Streets can be difficult * We'll be starting at around 6:30 PM and we're not playing Who Goes There? until 3 AM this time

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