who attends is expected to
buy at least one food or drink item
Looks like Kafka's (http://kafkascoffee.ca/) is the venue of choice for the moment. The owners are very accommodating 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, below, to arrange for games you'll bring or games you want to play.
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 10:00pm. So please plan your time so that you will have finished putting your games away by 10:00pm 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.
Kafka's has a few other requests from our member that I would like to put here as well:
Please do not leave games and/or articles of clothing at unoccupied tables or unused chairs. We don't want to discourage regular customers from coming in and sitting down because all the chairs that aren't being used have jackets hanging on them. Please do not use the two larger tables closest to the entrance. Aaron the owners of Kafka's wants regular customers to be able to walk by and see open spots so that they are more likely to come in and order something. Walking by and only seeing a large noisy group playing board games can be intimidating and scare away a lot of business. Thanks!
The Wait 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 6pm and 7:30pm as this is when Kafka's is the busiest. After 7:30pm 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 (http://www.dineouthere.com/restaurants/congee-noodle-house-broadway-and-main-late-night) at 10:00pm for the 'after party' if you're interested.
In order to purchase more games for the group we will occasionally ask members casually for a small donation ($1 or $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.
For a list, and brief explanation, of some games we play, click HERE (http://www.meetup.com/Extremely-Shy-Looking-for-friends/pages/Board_Games_We_Play/).
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