What we're about
If you are into modern board games, and can get into Edinburgh, then this is the group for you!
We cover all sorts of 'tabletop games' which includes modern board games like: Settlers of Catan, Ticket to Ride, Pandemic, Lords of Waterdeep, Game of Thrones or Small World. Also games that are mainly card driven like: Dixit, Dominion or Exploding Kittens! We also play thematic games that tell stories such as Star Wars: Imperial Assault, but we don't organise Role Playing Games. For RPGs in Edinburgh see this group (http://www.orcedinburgh.co.uk).
Any introduction would not be complete without mentioning Monopoly (or Cluedo, Trivial Pursuit, etc.). If you are looking to play these games then it is unlikely you will find many people here who are interested in them. This is because for the most part they have been 'fired' by much better games that are: quicker, more interesting, more inclusive and less boring! Take a look here (https://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2015/aug/28/20-awesome-board-games-you-may-never-have-heard-of)for more info.
We are very welcoming of people new to the tabletop gaming hobby, and nothing makes us happier than helping another person discover new games. Many of the events have a variety of lighter games which are easy to get into, with plenty of interaction and opportunity to have fun. We are focused on the friendly, social side of gaming and it is the core of what we do hence why we 'meet up'!
We are always on the lookout for new ideas for Meetup events so if you have any suggestions please use the button to contact the organisers and send us a message about your idea.
We have a Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/groups/EdinburghBoardGamers/)for general chat and a guild (https://www.boardgamegeek.com/guild/993)on BoardGameGeek (BGG). We also have a Slack group which is where members can chat to each other using an app that is like WhatsApp, more info here (https://www.meetup.com/Edinburgh-Gamers/pages/20665759/Group_chat_using_the_Slack_app/).