What we're about

Greetings and Salutations!

We are a board gaming group established on December 26th, 2013. We started as a small group at Legends at Vallco Mall (when it was still open) and have hopped between board game stores since, but the one constant is the great people!

Nowadays, we usually get a turnout of about 10-14 people, and meet at Game Kastle Mountain View because they are accommodating and have a great gaming space! But make sure to keep an eye on the meetup events because we have to change the location every so often due to large store events.

The typical routine is this:

We meet up at 3 PM, and wait for about 15 minutes past the start time for everyone to show up, break into groups that fit the size of the games at everyone wants to play, and just play!

We either stay until closing, or leave after 2-3 games for one of our typical after-spots. Most commonly The Duke of Edinburgh, located at 10801 N Wolfe Rd, Cupertino, CA 95014, which is kinda far from Game Kastle Mountain View, but is a holdover favorite from when we gamed nearby there. We then usually play some lighter party games which don't need much space.

We strongly encourage our members to RSVP to meetups so we have an idea of what the turn out will be like. In addition to RSVP's we encourage everyone to post comments about the meetup ahead of time with comments, questions and suggestions. As an example, you may feel like playing something specific. If you post a message and let everyone know ahead of time we can drum up interest and see if anyone else is interested as well!

Also, we accept people of all experience levels into our group. Many of the regulars are avid gamers who play some of the more complicated Euro-games, and many of the regulars also play more typical board games too! No matter your skill level or time spent in the hobby, as long as you're interested in playing modern board games, you'll find a spot at our table! Of course, if you want to learn a game we are happy to teach, and we have many fantastic teachers here.

If you have read all the way to this point it is safe to assume you are interested in joining us (I hope). We sincerely hope you will take the time to come to a session and get to know us. You won't be disappointed.

Thank you,

Bill Dugger

Upcoming events (4+)

Saturday board gaming in San Jose

Game Kastle

Join us for board games in person! We’re going to Game Kastle at Westgate this weekend, and note the start time is now 1pm. Feel free to show up later, but don't be surprised if you need to wait for a game to finish to join in!

Bring anything you’d like to play, since the store doesn't have a lending library. Most games we play are medium to heavy weight euros, so please also be willing to commit some time and brain power towards learning/playing higher complexity games.

As far as parking goes, try the area around Target for the best chance to get a spot quickly. And if you're having trouble finding it, it's on the in-mall map as spot #50, across from TJ Maxx. We look forward to seeing you there!

Saturday board gaming in San Jose

Game Kastle

Join us for board games in person! We’re going to Game Kastle at Westgate this weekend, and note the start time is now 1pm. Feel free to show up later, but don't be surprised if you need to wait for a game to finish to join in!

Bring anything you’d like to play, since the store doesn't have a lending library. Most games we play are medium to heavy weight euros, so please also be willing to commit some time and brain power towards learning/playing higher complexity games.

As far as parking goes, try the area around Target for the best chance to get a spot quickly. And if you're having trouble finding it, it's on the in-mall map as spot #50, across from TJ Maxx. We look forward to seeing you there!

Saturday board gaming in San Jose

Game Kastle

Join us for board games in person! We’re going to Game Kastle at Westgate this weekend, and note the start time is now 1pm. Feel free to show up later, but don't be surprised if you need to wait for a game to finish to join in!

Bring anything you’d like to play, since the store doesn't have a lending library. Most games we play are medium to heavy weight euros, so please also be willing to commit some time and brain power towards learning/playing higher complexity games.

As far as parking goes, try the area around Target for the best chance to get a spot quickly. And if you're having trouble finding it, it's on the in-mall map as spot #50, across from TJ Maxx. We look forward to seeing you there!

Saturday board gaming in San Jose

Game Kastle

Join us for board games in person! We’re going to Game Kastle at Westgate this weekend, and note the start time is now 1pm. Feel free to show up later, but don't be surprised if you need to wait for a game to finish to join in!

Bring anything you’d like to play, since the store doesn't have a lending library. Most games we play are medium to heavy weight euros, so please also be willing to commit some time and brain power towards learning/playing higher complexity games.

As far as parking goes, try the area around Target for the best chance to get a spot quickly. And if you're having trouble finding it, it's on the in-mall map as spot #50, across from TJ Maxx. We look forward to seeing you there!

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Saturday board gaming in San Jose

Game Kastle

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