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Janesville Pegheads Board Game Meetup -- Have some fun, play some games, make some friends!
Please join the Peghead Meetup founders Rob and Brian for the Pegheads Board Game Meetup. We are big fans of the Blue Peg Pink Peg and the Dicetower podcasts. We are interested in making new friends while enjoying a variety of board games, card games, and party games. We play for fun, not for competition (sportsmanship is important), and we’re always looking to balance our own interests in heavier games with great components while trying to find family games as well. We’ll always have games to teach new gamers, and we're usually watching for First Timers to help them get comfortable and find a game that matches their skills and experience. You’ll find us in the back of the store at Kryptonite Kollectibles, probably indulging in some heavier euros with worker placement, deckbuilding, and other modern game mechanics. Come down and ask to join us on one of our games, or bring your own to share! Just about everything fits our mission, except for video games, RPG's, and more adult-themed games like Cards Against Humanity. That's a great game with the right group, but it's not for us. We do have a Code of Conduct that you will find in the Discussions tab above. All attendees are expected to follow it as best they can.
In the end, we are just big fans of games, and we want to share our interest in the hobby. It's great fun. We take pride in this group being full of great people who are welcoming and accepting to everyone. PLEASE RSVP ON THE MEETUP SITE if you plan on attending, since it helps us prepare for your attendance and make sure we have good games available for you. In addition, as of spring 2016, almost all our meetups will RSVP to the full limit--that means you need to be sure to RSVP to reserve your spot. If your plans change, please change your RSVP to "NO" to allow other people to attend. Most of our meetups are well attended and will have people on the waiting list.
We meet roughly on a weekly basis, but the schedule rotates, so not always on the same night--check the schedule for meetup dates. Additional meetups can be scheduled if requested (on occasion pegheads do get together privately for meetups or RPG sessions that do not show up on the regular schedule).
If you are uncomfortable attending a meetup with 15-20 people, please message the Leadership Team--we probably can set up a smaller meetup just for a few people to accommodate your needs.
Our meetups are free, supported by people who have contributed to our meetup fees by donations on the site, or cash donations at our meetups. On occasion we might charge for special events, particularly larger all-day events or tournaments, where a few bucks helps us with food/soda and potentially prizes. If you have enjoyed playing with us, feel free to "Chip In". Any money we get will go to help promote our group through things like T-Shirts, or future fees for larger event halls, like the Janesville Women's Club which has been an outstanding place for our big NMA events.
You can also find our guild on boardgamegeek at https://www.boardgamegeek.com/guild/2457
Our current administration fees for the meetup page are paid up through Dec 2016.
Rob is “hastyhobbit” on boardgamegeek. Feel free to drop me a note on BGG or you can reach me at firstname.lastname@example.org to inquire about my game collection, or ask me to bring in a specific game at one of our meetups.
1441 Plainfield Ave Janesville, WI 53545-0281 (brick and mortar store)
Also, located at the Janesville Mall, where we typically meet to play.
Check out the love we got from the Janesville Gazette: