What we’re about
Like playing modern board or card games? This is the group for you!
Whether you’ve just tried Wingspan, regularly take a Ticket to Ride or are just looking for something a bit different than Clue, Monopoly or Risk, our meetups welcome all gamers. Join us online or in person at masks required and masks optional events!
At our in-person meetups you can play games across a wide selection of themes and interests; as a family, in a group or head to head. You can try one of this year’s nominees for the internationally recognized Games of the Year. Or join in playing many of the games from BoardGameGeek’s hot lists including casual/ family games and strategy games.
You can bring along a favourite game, or use the comments field to request a game you’d like to play. Another attendee may be able to bring and/or teach. Most of our events are presented by Game Hosts from our annual Convention FallCon (www.Fallcon.com). Hosts can help match you with great games and find other players.
**Online games** are scheduled and posted in the Meetup page. RSVP to make sure the host knows how many people are coming. Alternatively, you can join our Discord group here and take a look in the game-night-announcements and looking-for-a-game in the Lobby to see if anyone is planning or playing games.
We welcome you to our inclusive gaming community!
Upcoming events (4+)See all
- Fri night games | Queer Calgary and FallConThe Sentry Box, Calgary, AB
FallCon is excited to partner with Queer Calgary in offering Queer board gaming within Calgary!
This event series happens on most Fridays on the upper mezzanine at the Sentry Box. You are welcome to come whether you are new to gaming or an experienced board game expert.
This event is meant to be a safer, welcoming place for Queer identified individuals and to offer social supports for our community.
Safer Space Notes:
- If you are unsure of someone's pronouns, don't assume - Ask, Respect and Practice.
- Please ask before taking pictures!
- Queer Calgary is happy to provide bus tickets, if needed.
We are a friendly bunch but transphobia, homophobia and/or discrimination will not be tolerated. If you'd like to learn about allyship, here are some resources to get you started: Skipping Stone, Egale Canada
Queer Calgary is a grassroots initiative that was started to fight queer isolation and to build queer community within Calgary. They do that by offering regular community events, including this weekly board game event. If you would like more information you can find them on Facebook, meetup or Instagram.
- FallCon Presents: Friday Night Board Games Online!Link visible for attendees
**Note: Please remember to cancel your RSVP if you can't make it.**
Join us every Friday night from 7-10 pm (ish) for a fun-filled evening of board games online with friends, old and new! Everyone is welcome! We will always try to have people willing to host and teach games.
We will be using the following platforms:
Discord plus a Microphone for chatting. (https://discord.com) FREE
A Board Game Arena account (https://boardgamearena.com) FREE
Join us in the "Looking For Players" channel in our FallCon Discord server on Friday (https://discord.gg/jkuGtCcDKf). If there is a game you'd like to play, teach or learn, pop it in the comments (or in the General Chat channel on Discord).
Friday Night Meetup Hosts:
Karl, Wendi, Krysta, Greg, Jackie
Hope to see you there!
- FallCon Presents: Saturday Board Games at The Sentry Box!The Sentry Box, Calgary, AB
We are returning to Sentry Box for one ☝️ more Saturday Meetup before 2024!
*Please cancel your RSVP if you are unable to attend so we know how many people will be joining us, but also to allow people on the waitlist to join if you can’t make it. 👍😊*
As always, you are welcome to bring a game to play with others and there will be games available to try. If there is a specific game you have been wanting to play, let us know in the event chat or by emailing us (email@example.com) and we will do our best to make it happen.
There are a few snacks and drinks and a convenience store around the corner.
For those of you who may not be familiar with The Sentry Box, they hold the record for being the world's biggest game store! There is even a documentary about them called Friendly Local Game Store (FLGS) released in 2022. You can watch it here.
For decades The Sentry Box has been an inclusive and welcoming community space for gamers from all walks of life. They have been a sponsor of FallCon over the years and we are so grateful to have the opportunity to use this beautiful space for our Meetups.
This will be our last Saturday Meetup before 2024 so come to Calgary’s oldest FLGS (friendly local game store) and get your game on!
Hope to see you there!
- YYC Boards and Brews at New Level BrewingNew Level Brewing, Calgary, AB
YYC Boards & Brews is at New Level Brewing. on Sunday, December 10, 2023 from 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm.
YYC Boards & Brews is a group connecting Calgarians at local breweries over awesome board games. Check out the group here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/261537081170074/
A few items you need to know about this and other Boards & Brews events:
(1) This is a FREE event.
(2) As with most brewery taprooms in the City, seating is limited and will be available on a first-come first-seated basis. RSVPing to the event in NO WAY guarantees space or availability of seating or gaming space. If you want a table, I recommend coming early!
(3) This is a BYOG event (Bring Your Own Games). The taproom may have small selection of games, but we encourage attendees to bring your own games and teach them to your friends!
(4) Minors are welcome in the taproom. Many of the taprooms have non-alcoholic beverage options as well.
That's all. Please feel free to invite your friends. This event is open to anyone who wants to have a good pint and play a good game. If you have any questions, don't hesitate to let us know.