What we're about

If you are looking to find local board game enthusiasts AND support local charities, this is the Meetup for you. OCG is a volunteer run organization that focuses on teaching board games as an avenue to build and strengthen personal connections, relationships, and a local and online community. All regular events are free and we have Coordinators on hand to assist you in joining groups to play games and make new friends. The locations are chosen to support local community organizations and charity and offer the opportunity to support them while you play.

We currently have members interested in everything from Catan and Ticket to Ride through Mare Nostrum and Food Chain Magnate, but this will ebb and flow depending on those participating. Don’t worry if you’ve only every played games like Sorry and Monopoly. Family board games have come a long way and OCG is here to teach and introduce you to next generation of games.

Our main event is scheduled for every 2nd Saturday of the month. Having just celebrated our 4 Year Anniversary, we have a very active core and consistently attract approximately 60-90 people to our 2nd Saturday gaming event.

Smaller events are also posted throughout the month to give people the opportunity to game when available. We are currently looking for dedicated teachers, event planners, and volunteers to further grow the community. So, if you are interested, please contact the Organizer, Joe Brown for more information.

Looking forward to gaming with you! Thanks!

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FARMINGTON COM LIBRARY - DAY OF GAMES

Farmington Hills Library

!BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND – FARMINGTON COM LIBRARY - DAY OF GAMES!

We know that many of you have been anticipating the reopening of OCG Day of Games at the Farmington Community Library. Well, this is the day! Come join us for our first event open to the public since early 2020. Please note that there are new requirements/regulations in place to participate in our events. Please be aware of them below, as those not in compliance will be asked to leave.

Attendance Regulations:

1. Must be fully vaccinated (two shots + waiting period) to attend
2. Masks are required, always.
3. Digital Sign-In which includes COVID related questions and contact information for contact tracing, if necessary.

OCG recognizes that opinions around COVID have generated conflict between even the strongest of friends. Please know that no matter your belief or comfort level, we recognize your contribution to our community and appreciate you as people. Above all else, it is our responsibility to maintain the safest, most welcoming environment, devoid of conflict. It is our hope that everyone understands this and will respect our rules and community.

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Oakland County Gamers (OCG) is bringing our popular DAY OF GAMES to the Farmington Community Library every month. We are a novice friendly group that focuses on building friendships and connections through teaching games and encouraging interaction. Our goal is to build a friendly community to support local charities, while creating an awareness of how board games can bring people together.

If you haven’t played board games before, there are so many options available to newcomers. OCG has designated Game Coordinators on hand to welcome newcomers into the group and teach games during the first half of the Meetup. Each Game Coordinator will assess the knowledge of their group and suggest games that are appropriate for an enjoyable experience. These are all great games that balance problem solving, player cooperation, light diplomacy, and (most importantly) social interaction.

DIRECTIONS

All Farmington DAY OF GAME meetups will be located at the Main Library in Farmington Hills located on 12 Mile Road. Enter the library, take the stairs to the right past the front desk, and we will be in the main meeting room upstairs, the Auditorium. We will post signs at the entrance of the library to help direct newcomers to our location in the library.

SIGN IN

When you arrive, you must sign in to fill out all COVID questions and contact information. There will never be a cover charge or dues assigned for this community. All events and teaching services are provided and managed by volunteers. So please share any appreciation you have for OCG with anyone wearing a Green Nametag.

DAY OF GAMES

VFW Wixom

!!!BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND – VFW WIXOM!!!

We know that many of you have been anticipating the reopening of OCG Day of Games. Well this is the day! Come join us for our first event open to the public since early 2020. Please note that there are new requirements/regulations in place to participate in our events. Please be aware of them below, as those not in compliance will be asked to leave.

Attendance Regulations:

1. Must be fully vaccinated (two shots + waiting period) to attend
2. Masks are required at all times. There will be designated eating areas where masks are not mandatory while eating. (VFW Venue Stipulation)
3. Digital Sign-In which includes COVID related questions and contact information for contact tracing, if necessary.

OCG recognizes that opinions around COVID have generated conflict between even the strongest of friends. Please know that no matter your belief or comfort level, we recognize your contribution to our community and appreciate you as people. Above all else, it is our responsibility to maintain the safest, most welcoming environment, devoid of conflict. It is our hope that everyone understands this and will respect our rules and community.

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OCG’s regular monthly gaming event takes place every 2nd Saturday of the month, noon – 10pm. We are a novice friendly group that focuses on building friendships and connections through teaching games and encouraging interaction. Our goal is to build a friendly community to support local charities, while creating an awareness of how board games can bring people together.

The VFW Wixom continues to be the most highly requested venue for hosting Day of Games. There is a bar on site and food will be available for purchase at 3pm and 7pm. The site has a homey cabin like feel with wood paneled walls, round tables available for gaming, and enough area to take a break and socialize in between games.

DIRECTIONS

According to Google Maps the VFW is exactly 9 minutes from the I-96/Wixom Road Exit. It is a simple drive north on Wixom Road to Loon Lake Road, then about 1/3 mile down on the north side - it is impossible to miss as it is a large white building that sits atop a very high hill. The parking lot is directly behind the building. Please enter via the Bar/Cantina entrance in back. Look for our Meetup Sign in the window to guide you to the entrance.

MENU

Bottled Spring Water/Soda/Flavored Water: $1.00; Beer/Cider: $2.00; Wine/Mixed Drinks: $3.00; Hot Dog Combo: $5-$7; Pizza: $7.00

Yes, you heard it! An added bonus of this venue is the availability of adult beverages if desired. (ID IS REQUIRED - 21 AND OVER) There is a bar on location stocked with beverages and snacks. Hot Dog Combos will be available for a late lunch at 3pm and pizza will be ordered mid-evening around 7pm.

SIGN IN

When you arrive, be sure to sign in at the entry table, retrieve your name tag, and log your attendance. There will never be a cover charge or dues assigned for this community. All events and teaching services are provided and managed by volunteers. So please share any appreciation you have for OCG with anyone wearing a Green Nametag.

FOR THOSE NEW TO OCG

If you haven’t played board games in a while, there are so many new options available. OCG has designated Game Coordinators on hand to teach games for the first half of our Meetup starting at noon. Each Game Coordinator will assess the knowledge of their group and decide on a game that would be appropriate. Please look for anyone with a GREEN name badge to help facilitate your experience.

OCG’s regular monthly gaming event takes place every 2nd Saturday of the month, noon – midnight. We are a novice friendly group that focuses on teaching games and encouraging social interaction. Our goal is to build an awareness of the hobby and a friendly community of people that want to support local charities and share how board games bring people together.

DAY OF GAMES

VFW Wixom

!!!BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND – VFW WIXOM!!!

We know that many of you have been anticipating the reopening of OCG Day of Games. Well this is the day! Come join us for our first event open to the public since early 2020. Please note that there are new requirements/regulations in place to participate in our events. Please be aware of them below, as those not in compliance will be asked to leave.

Attendance Regulations:

1. Must be fully vaccinated (two shots + waiting period) to attend
2. Masks are required at all times. There will be designated eating areas where masks are not mandatory while eating. (VFW Venue Stipulation)
3. Digital Sign-In which includes COVID related questions and contact information for contact tracing, if necessary.

OCG recognizes that opinions around COVID have generated conflict between even the strongest of friends. Please know that no matter your belief or comfort level, we recognize your contribution to our community and appreciate you as people. Above all else, it is our responsibility to maintain the safest, most welcoming environment, devoid of conflict. It is our hope that everyone understands this and will respect our rules and community.

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OCG’s regular monthly gaming event takes place every 2nd Saturday of the month, noon – 10pm. We are a novice friendly group that focuses on building friendships and connections through teaching games and encouraging interaction. Our goal is to build a friendly community to support local charities, while creating an awareness of how board games can bring people together.

The VFW Wixom continues to be the most highly requested venue for hosting Day of Games. There is a bar on site and food will be available for purchase at 3pm and 7pm. The site has a homey cabin like feel with wood paneled walls, round tables available for gaming, and enough area to take a break and socialize in between games.

DIRECTIONS

According to Google Maps the VFW is exactly 9 minutes from the I-96/Wixom Road Exit. It is a simple drive north on Wixom Road to Loon Lake Road, then about 1/3 mile down on the north side - it is impossible to miss as it is a large white building that sits atop a very high hill. The parking lot is directly behind the building. Please enter via the Bar/Cantina entrance in back. Look for our Meetup Sign in the window to guide you to the entrance.

MENU

Bottled Spring Water/Soda/Flavored Water: $1.00; Beer/Cider: $2.00; Wine/Mixed Drinks: $3.00; Hot Dog Combo: $5-$7; Pizza: $7.00

Yes, you heard it! An added bonus of this venue is the availability of adult beverages if desired. (ID IS REQUIRED - 21 AND OVER) There is a bar on location stocked with beverages and snacks. Hot Dog Combos will be available for a late lunch at 3pm and pizza will be ordered mid-evening around 7pm.

SIGN IN

When you arrive, be sure to sign in at the entry table, retrieve your name tag, and log your attendance. There will never be a cover charge or dues assigned for this community. All events and teaching services are provided and managed by volunteers. So please share any appreciation you have for OCG with anyone wearing a Green Nametag.

FOR THOSE NEW TO OCG

If you haven’t played board games in a while, there are so many new options available. OCG has designated Game Coordinators on hand to teach games for the first half of our Meetup starting at noon. Each Game Coordinator will assess the knowledge of their group and decide on a game that would be appropriate. Please look for anyone with a GREEN name badge to help facilitate your experience.

OCG’s regular monthly gaming event takes place every 2nd Saturday of the month, noon – midnight. We are a novice friendly group that focuses on teaching games and encouraging social interaction. Our goal is to build an awareness of the hobby and a friendly community of people that want to support local charities and share how board games bring people together.

DAY OF GAMES

VFW Wixom

!!!BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND – VFW WIXOM!!!

We know that many of you have been anticipating the reopening of OCG Day of Games. Well this is the day! Come join us for our first event open to the public since early 2020. Please note that there are new requirements/regulations in place to participate in our events. Please be aware of them below, as those not in compliance will be asked to leave.

Attendance Regulations:

1. Must be fully vaccinated (two shots + waiting period) to attend
2. Masks are required at all times. There will be designated eating areas where masks are not mandatory while eating. (VFW Venue Stipulation)
3. Digital Sign-In which includes COVID related questions and contact information for contact tracing, if necessary.

OCG recognizes that opinions around COVID have generated conflict between even the strongest of friends. Please know that no matter your belief or comfort level, we recognize your contribution to our community and appreciate you as people. Above all else, it is our responsibility to maintain the safest, most welcoming environment, devoid of conflict. It is our hope that everyone understands this and will respect our rules and community.

--

OCG’s regular monthly gaming event takes place every 2nd Saturday of the month, noon – 10pm. We are a novice friendly group that focuses on building friendships and connections through teaching games and encouraging interaction. Our goal is to build a friendly community to support local charities, while creating an awareness of how board games can bring people together.

The VFW Wixom continues to be the most highly requested venue for hosting Day of Games. There is a bar on site and food will be available for purchase at 3pm and 7pm. The site has a homey cabin like feel with wood paneled walls, round tables available for gaming, and enough area to take a break and socialize in between games.

DIRECTIONS

According to Google Maps the VFW is exactly 9 minutes from the I-96/Wixom Road Exit. It is a simple drive north on Wixom Road to Loon Lake Road, then about 1/3 mile down on the north side - it is impossible to miss as it is a large white building that sits atop a very high hill. The parking lot is directly behind the building. Please enter via the Bar/Cantina entrance in back. Look for our Meetup Sign in the window to guide you to the entrance.

MENU

Bottled Spring Water/Soda/Flavored Water: $1.00; Beer/Cider: $2.00; Wine/Mixed Drinks: $3.00; Hot Dog Combo: $5-$7; Pizza: $7.00

Yes, you heard it! An added bonus of this venue is the availability of adult beverages if desired. (ID IS REQUIRED - 21 AND OVER) There is a bar on location stocked with beverages and snacks. Hot Dog Combos will be available for a late lunch at 3pm and pizza will be ordered mid-evening around 7pm.

SIGN IN

When you arrive, be sure to sign in at the entry table, retrieve your name tag, and log your attendance. There will never be a cover charge or dues assigned for this community. All events and teaching services are provided and managed by volunteers. So please share any appreciation you have for OCG with anyone wearing a Green Nametag.

FOR THOSE NEW TO OCG

If you haven’t played board games in a while, there are so many new options available. OCG has designated Game Coordinators on hand to teach games for the first half of our Meetup starting at noon. Each Game Coordinator will assess the knowledge of their group and decide on a game that would be appropriate. Please look for anyone with a GREEN name badge to help facilitate your experience.

OCG’s regular monthly gaming event takes place every 2nd Saturday of the month, noon – midnight. We are a novice friendly group that focuses on teaching games and encouraging social interaction. Our goal is to build an awareness of the hobby and a friendly community of people that want to support local charities and share how board games bring people together.

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