What we're about

This group is dedicated to organizing gaming sessions, running the gamut from Eurogames to Wargames, with party games not unwelcome. Eurogames "are a broad class of tabletop games that generally have simple rules, short to medium playing times, high levels of player interaction, and attractive physical components. The games emphasise strategy, downplay luck and conflict, lean towards economic rather than military themes, and usually keep all the players in the game until it ends... Their rulebooks are typically four to twelve pages long and playing times are on the order of 30 to 120 minutes. These games appeal to a wide range of ages, though generally not very young children. The audience includes casual gamers, who play with family and friends, as well as more serious hobby gamers" (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/German-style_b... (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/German-style_board_game)). Adults only please. Parents are welcome to bring children if the kids won't disturb the festivities. We're happy to teach folks how to play a new game so don't fret if you haven't played one of these games before. Come on by for a fun time and to meet new folks!

Upcoming events (4)

RPG Day!

Joe's House

(note this is just a wikipedia stock photo) This is a once a month RPG (role playing game) day. For those unfamiliar with this game genre (the prototypical one is Dungeons and Dragons), they are typically cooperative games in which the players work together to overcome challenges presented by the neutral GM (games master) who sets up the situations, controls the non-player characters, and adjudicates the results of player actions. The victory condition is simply everyone having fun. Games tend to be some combination of improvisational acting, storytelling, tactical wargaming, and character development. Computer RPG games tend to be heavy on the latter two but miss the first two elements. Anyway, the idea is that anyone interested could drop by at 1 pm (dropping in late would not work) and we would then organize into tables the way we do with boardgames. We should organize groups in advance in the comments section. Unlike with the boardgames sessions, we can't necessarily guarantee that everyone can get into a game as there will need to be sufficient GMs. If there are excess players, they are welcome to play one of the RPG boardgames (like Mansions of Madness or Arkham Horror) as a substitute, but this is not meant to be a boardgames day and I will discourage any movement in that direction. So this would be mostly one-shots but folks could also run continuing games as long as they were open to new folks joining in.

Games Day!

Joe's House

General day of games! Whatever folks feel like playing. Bring your own or learn a new one! If you want to play a longer game, you might want to propose it on the meetup discussion to judge interest. I'll have snacks and soda on hand. Additional snacks or soda welcome. We usually order out for dinner and then continue on till 10pm. The games we usually play tend towards those requiring more thinking than typical family or party games and they are usually in the 2-4 hour range. Photos from past meet ups can give you a sense of them. We do sometimes play lighter games though.

Games Day!

Joe's House

General day of games! Whatever folks feel like playing. Bring your own or learn a new one! If you want to play a longer game, you might want to propose it on the meetup discussion to judge interest. I'll have snacks and soda on hand. Additional snacks or soda welcome. We usually order out for dinner and then continue on till 10pm. The games we usually play tend towards those requiring more thinking than typical family or party games and they are usually in the 2-4 hour range. Photos from past meet ups can give you a sense of them. We do sometimes play lighter games though.

Games Day!

Joe's House

General day of games! Whatever folks feel like playing. Bring your own or learn a new one! If you want to play a longer game, you might want to propose it on the meetup discussion to judge interest. I'll have snacks and soda on hand. Additional snacks or soda welcome. We usually order out for dinner and then continue on till 10pm. The games we usually play tend towards those requiring more thinking than typical family or party games and they are usually in the 2-4 hour range. Photos from past meet ups can give you a sense of them. We do sometimes play lighter games though.

Past events (370)

Games Day!

Joe's House

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