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Ideally, you abide and enjoy the social contract when playing middle-weight board and card games. Bring to teach and learn to play.

Somewhere in the dead-center of the board and card gaming universe are folks who want the challenge of learning and playing Euro and "Ameritrash" board games and card games. Those folks have a long and varied list of games they wish to play. When a game calls for it, those folks don't mind managing luck, being tinkered by or tinkering with others, and accepting victory or defeat with aplomb. When a game calls for it, those folks don't mind relying on independent strategy involving little or no chance, more complex rules, and intense play. Somewhere near that center are folks who embrace the social nature of playing games and act accordingly.

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Boardgames @ Clockwerks Brewing

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Clockwerks Brewing, https://www.clockwerksbrewing.com, is a downtown Minneapolis brewery focusing on carefully crafted, well balanced, session-style beers in a steampunk-inspired setting. In addition to the session styles, Clockwerks’ regular rotation always includes one or two seasonally appropriate big flavor beers. They have a small but tasty menu (Heggies bar pizza and charcuterie and cheese plates), but welcome guests to order take-out or delivery as well. Clockwerks' head brewer is a gaming enthusiast and has organized a regular play test night at the taproom the last Wednesday of every month. These evenings feature tabletop games by local designers that are either in beta stage or have been very recently released. In addition, Dreamers Vault Games leads an MTG booster draft the first Wednesday of every month. Please bring a game or two to teach - if you don't feel comfortable teaching, there are always games to play. Clockwerks is centrally located with easy access from the LRT and surrounded by surface and ramp parking lots. There are meters all around. This Meetup will generally be scheduled for the second and fourth Tuesday of every month barring unforeseen circumstances. Please be attentive to local events such as sporting games and concerts so that you can prepare for attending.

Eurogames, Ameritrash and Cards

1200 On The Mall Condominium Social Room

Please bring anything you'd like to teach and play or be prepared to learn from others. Because three and a half hours is a hard time-frame, long-lasting epic games should be proposed and agreed to by others before hand. I have a broad selection of games and will choose many to consider. You are certainly able to request specific games - you can see my games at: http://www.boardgamegeek.com/collection/user/kennylibido Because of seating and table constraints, RSVPs will only be accepted for sixteen players. When you do RSVP, because space is so tight, please be considerate of others and cancel your RSVP as quickly as possible when you know you're not attending in order to mitigate the "wait list" that occurs. Everyone's busy and life intercedes, which is not a problem. Just be thoughtful. Please be aware that you will be banned if you RSVP and fail to attend when there is a wait list - the only exception is if only Co-Organizers are on the wait list since they are always allowed to attend. We will generally play in my condominium social room at 1200 On The Mall, Minneapolis, which is at the intersection of 12th Street and Nicollet Avenue, downtown Minneapolis. The entrance to my building is at the corner of 12th Street and LaSalle Avenue - just follow the brown awning leading from 12th Street. If you're driving, get to 12th and LaSalle. If you're south-bound on LaSalle, get into the left lane when you cross 12th and immediately turn left into my parking lot. If you're east-bound on 12th, turn right into the left lane and immediately turn left into my parking lot. I do have some free parking available for guests but it is catch-as-catch-can, first come, first serve - just be sure to sign your car in. Otherwise street parking is not too much fuss. The entry code for the "buzzer" is 069. Generally, this is not intended as an eating venue although snacks are fine. If you need napkins, please bring them. BYOB - alcohol is fine but moderation is expected. Since there are no cups/glassware, please bring a bottle for water or bottled whatever.

Boardgames @ Clockwerks Brewing

Clockwerks Brewing

Clockwerks Brewing, https://www.clockwerksbrewing.com, is a downtown Minneapolis brewery focusing on carefully crafted, well balanced, session-style beers in a steampunk-inspired setting. In addition to the session styles, Clockwerks’ regular rotation always includes one or two seasonally appropriate big flavor beers. They have a small but tasty menu (Heggies bar pizza and charcuterie and cheese plates), but welcome guests to order take-out or delivery as well. Clockwerks' head brewer is a gaming enthusiast and has organized a regular play test night at the taproom the last Wednesday of every month. These evenings feature tabletop games by local designers that are either in beta stage or have been very recently released. In addition, Dreamers Vault Games leads an MTG booster draft the first Wednesday of every month. Please bring a game or two to teach - if you don't feel comfortable teaching, there are always games to play. Clockwerks is centrally located with easy access from the LRT and surrounded by surface and ramp parking lots. There are meters all around. This Meetup will generally be scheduled for the second and fourth Tuesday of every month barring unforeseen circumstances. Please be attentive to local events such as sporting games and concerts so that you can prepare for attending.

Eurogames, Ameritrash and Cards

1200 On The Mall Condominium Social Room

Please bring anything you'd like to teach and play or be prepared to learn from others. Because three and a half hours is a hard time-frame, long-lasting epic games should be proposed and agreed to by others before hand. I have a broad selection of games and will choose many to consider. You are certainly able to request specific games - you can see my games at: http://www.boardgamegeek.com/collection/user/kennylibido Because of seating and table constraints, RSVPs will only be accepted for sixteen players. When you do RSVP, because space is so tight, please be considerate of others and cancel your RSVP as quickly as possible when you know you're not attending in order to mitigate the "wait list" that occurs. Everyone's busy and life intercedes, which is not a problem. Just be thoughtful. Please be aware that you will be banned if you RSVP and fail to attend when there is a wait list - the only exception is if only Co-Organizers are on the wait list since they are always allowed to attend. We will generally play in my condominium social room at 1200 On The Mall, Minneapolis, which is at the intersection of 12th Street and Nicollet Avenue, downtown Minneapolis. The entrance to my building is at the corner of 12th Street and LaSalle Avenue - just follow the brown awning leading from 12th Street. If you're driving, get to 12th and LaSalle. If you're south-bound on LaSalle, get into the left lane when you cross 12th and immediately turn left into my parking lot. If you're east-bound on 12th, turn right into the left lane and immediately turn left into my parking lot. I do have some free parking available for guests but it is catch-as-catch-can, first come, first serve - just be sure to sign your car in. Otherwise street parking is not too much fuss. The entry code for the "buzzer" is 069. Generally, this is not intended as an eating venue although snacks are fine. If you need napkins, please bring them. BYOB - alcohol is fine but moderation is expected. Since there are no cups/glassware, please bring a bottle for water or bottled whatever.

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Eurogames, Ameritrash and Cards

1200 On The Mall Condominium Social Room

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