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Boardgames meetup (Monday edition)

The "Monday recurring Boardgames" now have received good response.  We will host this event every Monday starting July 2nd.

Looks like Kafkas is the venue of choice for the moment. The owners are very accomodating in reserving tables for us and staying open an hour later. Please be supportive and buy something while we are there!

Please post in comments to arrange for games that you will bring or games you wish someone would bring. Also please arrange for carpooling if needed.

In order to maintain our good relationship with Kafka's, we ask members attending weekly Monday night board games to purchase at least one drink or food item during the course of the evening. If none of the food or drink choices appeal to you then consider tipping a dollar or two in the tip jar by the cashier register instead.


Additionally, please remember that Kafka's does close at 10:00. So please plan your time so that you will have finished putting your games away by 10:00 and will be ready to leave. Remember the staff at Kafka's are mostly students and they're already staying an extra hour to accommodate us. Every minute longer that we stay is a minute of studying or sleep time that they will be losing.

The Waiting List

Due to the high popularity of this event there is often a long waiting list to get in. The wait list however is only in effect between 6 and 7:30 as this is when Kafka's is the busiest. After 7:30 any member whether they are on the waiting list or not is welcome to show up and play games with us for the remainder of the evening. We also usually go out for food at the nearby congee noodle house at 10:00 if you are interested.



In order to purchase more games for the group we will occasionally ask members casually for a small donation ($1-$2 or whatever you're willing to donate) towards buying new and awesome board games for this group. Please feel free to donate or not, it's not mandatory but would be nice to have your support.


The Games We Play


Settlers of Catan- One of the most popular board games probably because it is quite beginner friendly, Catan involves players attempting to build and develop holdings while trading and acquiring resources.

Ultimate Werewolf-
Very similar to Mafia in case you have played that. Ultimate Werewolf has long since become a staple for this group, in no small part due to Marc's obsession with it :) . Players at the beginninng of the game will be dealt a single card which tells them their character in the game (for example a Werewolf or a villager). Then, players will close their eyes as the werewolf's alone get to open their eyes and decide who to kill. Then after all special characters have had a chance to act, all players will open their eyes and try to decide by democractic vote who they want to vote. The game ends either when there are no werewolf's left or no villagers left.

Saboteur- A personal favorite of mine, saboteur is a game where by placing cards across the table, players will attempt to dig from a starting point in an attempt to reach the gold 7 spaces away. But in their way will be saboteurs, players who are secretly trying to stop the gold from being reached. A hilarious game where half the fun is just trying to figure out who the saboteurs.

Ticket to Ride- Ticket to ride is another great game for beginners where players try to build railways to connect cities and reach important destinations while not getting cut off by fellow players.

Munchkin- This one seems to be played quite a bit but surprisingly i've never played it. If somebody would like to write something up about it then that would be great.

I'll add more games to this list as more come to mind. If you're reading this then feel free to contribute some of your own as well.




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  • Ian

    Stop killing me people! I'm never the werewolf!

    April 23, 2013

    • Lucy

      But... apparently, you're always the saboteur!

      April 23, 2013

    • Lance

      We didn't have a chance to kill you Ian, you kept dying of a broken heart every time Adam was lynched :p

      April 23, 2013

  • Jeff W.

    Fun evening. Props to Ed for making it back for late night MSG Noodle House :)

    1 · April 23, 2013

    • Marc

      ahahah - even you call it the 'MSG Noodle House'?
      That's awesome !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! ~:0D

      April 23, 2013

  • Marc

    Another evening with awesome people!!!

    April 23, 2013

  • jackie

    lots of fun :D

    April 22, 2013

  • AK

    Not gonna make it. Stuff just took too long.

    April 22, 2013

  • Marc

    I'll be 15-45 minutes late ..but don't worry, Lance, I WILL arrive WITH Werewolf!

    1 · April 22, 2013

  • Daniel

    Sudden change of plans and can't go. Maybe next one!

    April 22, 2013

  • Lina

    Have a dinner to go to forgot.

    April 21, 2013

  • Lena

    Good news/bad news-I am taking a keyboarding speed development course that will be Mondays from 6:30-9:30 for the next four weeks, so I won't be able to come to boardgames, :( but the plus side is that I will ultimately be able to type faster, pass my typing test and finally graduate from the library information and technology program! Yay! Friday night boardgames are looking pretty good right about now :)

    April 21, 2013

    • Ben

      Unlike ok maybe like :-)

      April 21, 2013

  • Brenda

    Take off the '...' to watch the youtube

    April 21, 2013

  • Brenda

    Heads Up to Learn Dutch Blitz by YouTube Some people put down either 3, 4 or 5 for the Post Pile. I taught last Monday at Boardgames meetup with 4 Post Cards.

    1 · April 21, 2013

  • Andrew

    Can't guarantee I'll make it so someone else can have the spot.

    April 20, 2013

  • Daniel

    I will bring Cards Against Humanity (which I'm sure everyone's heard of by now), and Kanzume Goddess:
    It's a deck building game that is like Magic the Gathering, but has a much simpler base rule set. The objective of the game is to build a deck by using points to "buy" cards on the table, and use that deck to destroy your opponents. Up to 6 players can play together.

    1 · April 15, 2013

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