What we're about

HOUSE RULES is a gaming group for anyone and everyone. Our game nights are hosted by nice folks in the Sacramento area with tables, chairs, and a deep love of games.

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What kinds of games do we play?

A bit of everything! From Cosmic Encounter to Codenames, from roll-and-writes to RPGs, from Monsterhearts to Misspent Youth, from Dead of Winter to D&D ... you get the idea.

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Who can join?

All are welcome! Whether you are brand new to tabletop gaming or a hardcore hobbyist, you are welcome! HOUSE RULES is actively committed to diversity and inclusion for all individuals of all backgrounds, races, ethnic origins, sexual orientations, gender identities, abilities, ages, and socio-economic statuses.

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A few HOUSE RULES rules:

- Spaces are, by design, limited. Please don't RSVP if you aren't 100% sure you can commit to a full night of gaming.

- Our game nights are SAFE & INCLUSIVE spaces. Any form of oppressive/intolerant/exclusionary language, harassment, or inappropriate behavior will get you booted, because that is extremely uncool. (Shit-talking, on the other hand, is encouraged and celebrated. Sore losers take note.)

- Bring GAMES you enjoy. Be ready to teach those games with clarity and enthusiasm.

- If it is within your means, bring SNACKS & DRINKS to share.

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Interested in becoming a HOUSE RULES host? Use this Google Form to let us know! (https://tinyurl.com/HouseRulesHost)

Upcoming events (5+)

Weekly Gloomhaven

Arief's Place

Introducing Gloomhaven! A very popular legacy-style board game designed to be played on a continual basis over many play sessions (think D&D campaign). Not familiar with legacy style games or Gloomhaven? Not to worry. We'll be happy to teach the game. Legacy Board Games : https://nonstoptabletop.com/blog/2017/6/17/tear-up-your-cards-legacy-games-explained Gloomhaven : http://www.cephalofair.com/gloomhaven https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/174430/gloomhaven (Ranked #1 overall in BGG!) Ages: 18+, please. Transportation: Street parking is available Accessibility: Small step to get into the house Allergies: None Smokers: There's a designated smoke-spot outside the house. Looking forward to go on an adventure with you!

Monster of the Week: City of Trees

Sean's Place

As you walk home from the Sacramento Valley train station, the phone in your pocket vibrates. "City of Trees Monster Hunters just announced a new Meetup for Feb 21." It's time to get out, meet new people, and hunt some monsters... if they actually exist, that is... * * * Join Rose and Sean (your GM team) in their fresh new Monster of the Week RPG series. Newcomers to the game, or role-playing games in general, are totally welcome! * * * LEARN ABOUT THE GAME: Monster of the Week Resources (Official Page: Playbooks, Reference Sheets, etc.) https://www.evilhat.com/home/monster-of-the-week-resources/ +1 Forward Podcast: Monster of the Week (Audio interview with designer, game overview, and short play sample) http://1forward.libsyn.com/monster-of-the-week * * * EVENT DETAILS: Location: Sean's place is located in downtown Sacramento, near Southside Park. Address will be sent to attendees. Ages: 21+, please. Transportation: Street parking is available, and guest parking passes can be printed. A Jump Bike rack is located on the corner. Accessibility: There is a single flight of stairs (with handrails). Allergies: 2 dogs live in the apartment. They are cute and charming. Drinkers: Be chill, and please make sure you have a safe and reliable way to get home. Smokers: There's a designated smoke-spot outside the apartment

Board Game Happy Hour!

Sean's Place

Happy Friday! It's a board game happy hour! Bring your favorite drinks, snacks, and games! Can't make it at 4:00? No problem! Just RSVP and let us know your ETA. Looking for a place to stop for snacks or booze? Our neighborhood bodega is on the SW corner of 10th and S St, and a fancier market is on R St between 9th and 10th. Games in the house collection include: Cosmic Encounter, Captain Sonar, Machi Koro, Dead of Winter, Burke's Gambit, Splendor, Pandemic, Concept, Not Alone, Dixit, Things, Dominion, Sheriff of Nottingham, Codenames, Coup, Telestrations, Tiny Epic Galaxies, Resistance, and more! NOTES: Location: Sean's place is located in downtown Sacramento, near Southside Park. Address will be sent to attendees. Ages: 21+, please. Transportation: Street parking is available. Bikes can be stored/locked inside. A Jump Bike rack is located on the corner. Accessibility: There is a single flight of stairs (with handrails). Allergies: 2 dogs live in the apartment. They are cute and charming. Drinkers: Be chill, and please make sure you have a safe and reliable way to get home. Smokers: There's a designated smoke-spot outside the apartment

Board Games & Potluck!

Needs a location

It's board game time -- this time in Elk Grove! Bring your favorite games to play and share! * * * EVENT NOTES LOCATION: Anna's place is located on Laguna near Franklin. Address will be sent to attendees. AGES: This is an all-ages event. ACCESIBILITY: No stairs CHAIRS: I don’t have many chairs. If you have some spare folding chairs, you can bring them just in case. I may be couple chairs short. ALLERGIES: Anna has dogs. ALCOHOL: Alcohol is permitted. Please make sure you have a safe and reliable way to get home. SMOKING: No smoking is permitted on the property. Potluck style! Please bring food or drinks to share.

Past events (43)

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Sean's Place

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