What we're about

Boardgame Monkeys is a meetup group for BOARDGAMERS and ROLEPLAYERS in Brussels.

All of our events are conducted in English. We are open to players of all skill levels, so whether you are an experienced gamer or just interested in finding more about the hobby, come and join us. Please note that this group is for people interested in modern boardgames and generally does not cater to players of traditional games such as Chess, Go etc.

BGM hosts two kinds of events:

- Join and Play!/No Work All Play!: Anybody can come and join a large group of gamers for a game. These sessions take place on the first and third Wednesday of the month. Join the event and indicate in the comments what table you would like to join.

- Afterwork/Weekend Sessions: Individual game tables hosted by our event organisers any day of the week. Just join the event and you are good to go.

Once you are a member of the group, you are free to join either type of event. Please always RSVP before attending. Over time, you might become interested in hosting tables yourself. If that is the case, you might qualify for organizer status after a while.

If you have any questions about how anything in the group works, contact our Membership Manager, Gianluca. If you would like to a host table yourself, after having played a few times with us, please also get in touch with him and he can set up events for you.

Lastly, if you have any complaints or concern, get in touch with the BGM President, Oliver.

You can find many of us on Discord here: https://discord.gg/K37h2zZ

Please note the following rules:

- We have more than 20 Event Organizers who are hosting regular tables to share their passion. Respect their time, energy and explanations. Be on time for your session!

- We bring our personal games with us or borrow one from a games library. If you damage a game or component during a session, please note that you are expected to pay on the spot the store price or Kickstarter price of the full game and take the damaged game home.

- We play at the Outpost Brussels (our main sponsor) and we expect that you will order drink and/or food to support them and us in return. It is only fair as you will play for free with our group.

- No-shows are frowned upon and may lead to your removal from the group if no adequate reason is provided. Especially for Afterwork Sessions, one person not showing up might spoil the game for everybody!

- Late-cancellations (= cancelling less than 24 hours before the event) can also lead to removal from the group if it occurs repeatedly, as it will often be hard to find a replacement at short notice.

-Please don’t block the messaging function on Meetup. Your table hosts may need to get in touch with you.

Happy Gaming!

Upcoming events (5+)

Weekend Session: Terraforming Mars + Prelude + Venus Next

Outpost Game Center

Terraforming Mars was the Best game of Spiel 2016, and is still the 6th best game of all the games on BoardGameGeek. Players choose different corporations and work on terraforming the planet Mars together with other corporations, but trying to give the biggest contribution and thus gain the most terraforming points and other victory points for their corporation. Terraforming is mainly done by raising the temperature, increasing the oxygen level and laying down oceans. Most of which are done by playing the right cards to develop some industry and using the resources you produce. Game contains all the promo cards, and components are sorted in Broken Token insert. This time I will host Corporate Era, for players who have played the game at least once before, with 2 expansions. It lasts a somewhat longer than the base game. More information: https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/167791/terraforming-mars

Gloomhaven Campaign #2: Session 11

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https://i2.wp.com/geekdad.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/04/Gloomhaven-components.jpg?resize=1000%2C599&ssl=1 This is the 2nd gloomhaven campaign on the monkeys (i.e. not the one hosted by PG). After our group managed to loot everything available in the toxic moor (which was basically nothing...) Let's knock the shit out of some Inox :)

Afterwork Session: Marco Polo (+expansions)

Outpost Game Center

Let's play The Voyages of Marco Polo! I will bring all the expansions, which are : - Agents of Venice https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgameexpansion/232945/voyages-marco-polo-agents-venice - The Secret Paths (mini-expansion) https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgameexpansion/249086/voyages-marco-polo-secret-paths-marco-polo - The New Characters (mini expansion) https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgameexpansion/186554/voyages-marco-polo-new-characters We can play with or without them (except if we are 5, then we need to play with Agents of Venice). Playtime is around 3 hours for the base game with 4 players, and around 4 hours with all the expansions and 5 players (rules explanation included). Setup and rules explanation will begin at 7:00PM, and the game should start at around 7:30PM (feel free to arrive at that time if you feel confident with the rules). BGG link for the base game : https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/171623/voyages-marco-polo

After work Session : SPLENDOR

Outpost Game Center

SPLENDOR Splendor is a game of chip-collecting and card development. Players are merchants of the Renaissance trying to buy gem mines, means of transportation, shops—all in order to acquire the most prestige points. If you're wealthy enough, you might even receive a visit from a noble at some point, which of course will further increase your prestige. On your turn, you may (1) collect chips (gems), or (2) buy and build a card, or (3) reserve one card. If you collect chips, you take either three different kinds of chips or two chips of the same kind. If you buy a card, you pay its price in chips and add it to your playing area. To reserve a card—in order to make sure you get it, or, why not, your opponents don't get it—you place it in front of you face down for later building; this costs you a round, but you also get gold in the form of a joker chip, which you can use as any gem. All of the cards you buy increase your wealth as they give you a permanent gem bonus for later buys; some of the cards also give you prestige points. In order to win the game, you must reach 15 prestige points before your opponents do.

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