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Calling all board game lovers! Whether you're a seasoned gamer or just interested in finding out more about the board game hobby, we'd love to have you join us. We play everything from Euros to deck builders to strategy games to the occasional party game. Examples of games that have hit our tables: Scythe, Codenames, Caylus, Settlers of Catan, Century, Great Western Trail, and Blood Rage. We welcome both new and experienced gamers and we bring a large variety of games each week. And if you don't know how to play, don't worry--we are always happy to teach!

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Board Game Night at the Gaming Goat

The Gaming Goat

Calling all board game lovers! Whether you're a seasoned gamer or just interested in finding out more about the board game hobby, we'd love to have you join us. We play everything from Euros to deck builders to strategy games to the occasional party game. Examples of games that have hit our tables: Scythe, Codenames, Race for the Galaxy, Settlers of Catan, Dinosaur Island, Great Western Trail, and Blood Rage. We welcome both new and experienced gamers and we bring a large variety of games each week. And if you don't know how to play, don't worry--every game is taught beforehand. And be sure to check out the games for sale at the Gaming Goat--they have a great selection and are always 20-30% off msrp. You should also take a moment to look up our sponsors! Bock's Games (http://www.tinyurl.com/bocksgames) provides reviews and advice on customizing your games. And, Tabletop Game Talk (http://tabletopgametalk.com) offers an excellent podcast on the latest in gaming.

Ladies Game Night

The Gift of Games

The first Saturday of every month is Ladies Night at the Gift of Games in Grayslake! We play a variety of games--from light and casual to in-depth and thought-provoking. Feel free to bring along a game if you want, although the store has a great library of demos available and several of us bring games as well. :) Please note: This event is organized by the Gift of Games store. If you would like to contact them, call the store at (847)[masked] or message them through the Gift of Games facebook page.

Heavy Board Game Sunday

The Gaming Goat

HEAVY SUNDAY (the first Sunday of every month) is a day dedicated to getting in those board games that are just hard to get to the table on a typical game night--either because they're heavy brain-burners, sprawling table hogs, or just take several hours to play through. Games from the past include Feudum, Anachrony, Vinhos, and Race for the Galaxy. We will do our best to coordinate by posting games we plan on bringing. If you have a game you want to bring, be sure to post on the page ahead of time. Or if you see someone else posting a game you know you want in on, be sure to comment to reserve a spot! You are also welcome to just come see what people are playing and join in if there's an open seat. :)

Board Game Night at the Gaming Goat

The Gaming Goat

Calling all board game lovers! Whether you're a seasoned gamer or just interested in finding out more about the board game hobby, we'd love to have you join us. We play everything from Euros to deck builders to strategy games to the occasional party game. Examples of games that have hit our tables: Scythe, Codenames, Race for the Galaxy, Settlers of Catan, Dinosaur Island, Great Western Trail, and Blood Rage. We welcome both new and experienced gamers and we bring a large variety of games each week. And if you don't know how to play, don't worry--every game is taught beforehand. And be sure to check out the games for sale at the Gaming Goat--they have a great selection and are always 20-30% off msrp. You should also take a moment to look up our sponsors! Bock's Games (http://www.tinyurl.com/bocksgames) provides reviews and advice on customizing your games. And, Tabletop Game Talk (http://tabletopgametalk.com) offers an excellent podcast on the latest in gaming.

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Board Game Night at the Gaming Goat

The Gaming Goat

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