What we're about

This is a group for anyone interested in learning about and playing modern board games. All experience levels are welcome! Come play your favorite classic game and learn new ones. If you are completely new to the hobby then this is the perfect place to start. We focus mostly on gateway games like Settlers of Catan, Ticket to Ride, Dominion, Carcassonne and King of Tokyo. If you are looking for something more complex, let me know!

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Play Board Games: Open Gaming

Elkins Park Free Library

It is time to get your game on at the Elkins Park Library! All experience levels are welcome to join us. This is an open gaming event so feel free to bring your favorite games along and get a group together to teach, learn, and play. I will be bringing in some past featured games and if you have any specific recommendations, put them in the comments! Cheers!

Saturday Afternoon Board Games

Elkins Park Free Library

Join us at the Elkins Park Free Library for a fun afternoon of gaming! Learn to play The Grimm Forest, Ticket to Ride, Pandemic, Splendor and much more! The library's entire lending game library will also be available to play or check out. See you there!

Play Board Games: Featured Game is The Grizzled

Elkins Park Free Library

Featured Game is The Grizzled! The Grizzled is a cooperative card game about survival and friendship in the trenches during the first World War where players win or lose together. You can learn the rules by watching the video here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=63W4EJE4EI0&t= Each round, the team leader will choose how many cards every player draws. Then, going around the table, players must either play a card in their hand or back out of the mission. Each card represents either threats to the team (such as mortar shells and weather conditions) or negative personality traits (such as frightened or obsessive). At the end of the round, more cards are added to the draw deck. The game ends only if the players can deplete the draw deck as well as their hands without letting time run out. If one threat shows up too many times, the team fails the mission. The team must play their threats correctly in order to gain any progress. However, most of the information in a players hand remains secret throughout the game. I'll be teaching four people who are interested in playing but also feel free to bring your favorite games along and get a group together to teach, learn, and play. As always, I will be bringing in some past featured games and if you have any specific recommendations, put them in the comments! Cheers!

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Surprise, Board Games!

Elkins Park Free Library

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