What we're about

BOARD GAMES BOARD GAMES BOARD GAMES! Too much? Nah...

NonTraditional Board Games (or NTBoardGames for short) is a group for people to come together, play board games, have fun, and meet new friends. We meet at least twice a month at the Silver Spring Library in downtown Silver Spring, MD.

There's nothing wrong with Monopoly or Scattergories, but this group is focused on games you might've not heard before. Some of the games you can expect to play are Lords of Xidit, Tortuga 1667, King of Tokyo, Pandemic, Eldritch Horror, and many more.

If you want to connect with NTBoardGames (you can't make it to events or because why not?), we have a Facebook Page/Group, a website (NTBoardGames.com) with articles & videos on board games, a podcast with a variety of content including a weekly RPG Drama (every Friday), and social media accounts (@NTBoardGames everywhere!) So there's plenty of ways to join us for some fun.

Let's Play Some Games!

Upcoming events (5+)

Playing Games @ Silver Branch Brewery

Silver Branch Brewing Company

Come on out to downtown Silver Spring, Silver Branch Brewery! This location has their own beers, ciders, mixed drinks, nonalcoholic beverages, and many eats so there is a little something for everyone. Feel free to bring your own games but the establishment will have a few lighter games themselves. This will be until the venue closes or we leave. All are welcome as long as you are willing to learn games and have fun. I'll be bringing some games as usual. Please be aware that there is no direct parking but nearby parking garages that are free on nights and weekends. • Important to know NTBG is a safe environment for all to have fun. Bullying/harassment is not tolerated.

Wine & Game @ The Urban Winery

The Urban Winery

Come out with NTBoardGames (https://ntboardgames.com) to Silver Spring's very own The Urban Winery (http://www.theurbanwinery.com). Try some of their wine, mead, cider, or non-alcoholic drinks if you don't want to drink. They also have a nice spread of nibbles if you are hungry. As you enjoy their selection, play some games with friends and have a fun time! Feel free to bring some of your own games as the establishment won't have their own selection of games. Please be mindful of your RSVPs so the location can plan for the group appropriately. NTBG is a safe environment for all to have fun. Bullying/harassment is not tolerated.

Open Play at Silver Spring Library

Silver Spring Library

Grab a game or bring your own, this event is open play. Whether it is chucking dice, full of traitors, laying tiles, or only cards involved, it doesn't matter; as long as it is a fun game, let's get it to the table and play it. The library will have games available to play but as always, you are welcome and encouraged to bring your own games. So leave a comment about what you are bringing. The library is located within walking distance of the Silver Spring Metro stop and there is a parking garage across the street that is free on weekends and evenings. • What to bring Willingness to learn. • Important to know NTBG is a safe environment for all to have fun. Bullying/harassment is not tolerated.

Wine & Game @ The Urban Winery

The Urban Winery

Come out with NTBoardGames (https://ntboardgames.com) to Silver Spring's very own The Urban Winery (http://www.theurbanwinery.com). Try some of their wine, mead, cider, or non-alcoholic drinks if you don't want to drink. They also have a nice spread of nibbles if you are hungry. As you enjoy their selection, play some games with friends and have a fun time! Feel free to bring some of your own games as the establishment won't have their own selection of games. Please be mindful of your RSVPs so the location can plan for the group appropriately. NTBG is a safe environment for all to have fun. Bullying/harassment is not tolerated.

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Open Play at Silver Spring Library

Silver Spring Library

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