What we're about

Meet nearby Boardgame players! Most of our meetups are centered in the Peninsula and South Bay, but we have events in other locations, too, so check out the list. We tend to play games like Settlers of Catan, Carcassone, Puerto Rico, and others of that style. All ages and skills are welcome—the goal is to have fun. Have a game you want try, bring it along! Have an old favorite, but don't know anyone to play, bring it too!

Is there a type of game or group you're interested in, but don't see (family game day, old-style board games, chess/backgammon/go, etc)? Send the organizers a message. Always willing to add more event organizers to host.

Upcoming events (5)

San Francisco Board Game Designers: VIRTUAL!

Online event

We're going virtual! We're moving our meetups to Tabletop Simulator. Server: SFBGD Password: SFBGD We've had several playtests on Tabletop Simulator and it's been a huge success. Some group members have ported some of their protos to their platform. Stop by and say hi! If you're new to Tabletop Simulator, we'll show you how to play, and even how to import your designs! Hope to see you there. ==== Welcome to the San Francisco Board Game Designers! We're a group of board / card / tabletop designers who meet bi-weekly in San Francisco to playtest our prototypes. So bring a prototype or two, or just bring yourself! It doesn't matter if you just have ideas on a napkin - or your game is close to launching on Kickstarter - we're here to help get your game closer to publication. We're a smaller group who dives deep into each designer's games to provide quality feedback. We give each attendee equal time, so every designer will get their game on the table. No need to come exactly at 6pm, or stay all the way to 10pm, but please be sure to playtest other games after yours gets played. PLATFORM 248 is hip gaming cafe with drinks, snacks, and desserts. Please be sure to buy an item - they're famous for their boba teas. Be sure to join our Facebook group for all the latest happenings as well: https://www.facebook.com/groups/528691447631465/ Hope to see you there! Feel free to reach out to me for any questions: [masked] or @PhilSchwarzmann on Twitter.

Wednesday Games NOT at Happy Donut (VIRTUAL)

Online event

Okay. After a couple of months of dithering around we are finally ready to try some virtual gaming events! We are going to do this on Discord. When you RSVP you'll get a link you can use to connect to the Bay Area Board Gamers. It doesn't expire, time-wise, but is limited to 100 uses. If it ends up not working for you let me know. We can use Discord as a general place to gather and try to arrange games. In addition we are setting up this regular game night/time. If you don't have a Discord account already, you'll need to set one up after you click the link. Let me know if you need guidance with that. In addition, you'll probably want to join one or more of the various online gaming platforms like Board Game Arena, Tabletopia, or Tabletop Simulator (which you can purchase from Steam).

Wednesday Games NOT at Happy Donut (VIRTUAL)

Online event

Okay. After a couple of months of dithering around we are finally ready to try some virtual gaming events! We are going to do this on Discord. When you RSVP you'll get a link you can use to connect to the Bay Area Board Gamers. It doesn't expire, time-wise, but is limited to 100 uses. If it ends up not working for you let me know. We can use Discord as a general place to gather and try to arrange games. In addition we are setting up this regular game night/time. If you don't have a Discord account already, you'll need to set one up after you click the link. Let me know if you need guidance with that. In addition, you'll probably want to join one or more of the various online gaming platforms like Board Game Arena, Tabletopia, or Tabletop Simulator (which you can purchase from Steam).

San Francisco Board Game Designers: VIRTUAL!

Online event

We're going virtual! We're moving our meetups to Tabletop Simulator. Server: SFBGD Password: SFBGD We've had several playtests on Tabletop Simulator and it's been a huge success. Some group members have ported some of their protos to their platform. Stop by and say hi! If you're new to Tabletop Simulator, we'll show you how to play, and even how to import your designs! Hope to see you there. ==== Welcome to the San Francisco Board Game Designers! We're a group of board / card / tabletop designers who meet bi-weekly in San Francisco to playtest our prototypes. So bring a prototype or two, or just bring yourself! It doesn't matter if you just have ideas on a napkin - or your game is close to launching on Kickstarter - we're here to help get your game closer to publication. We're a smaller group who dives deep into each designer's games to provide quality feedback. We give each attendee equal time, so every designer will get their game on the table. No need to come exactly at 6pm, or stay all the way to 10pm, but please be sure to playtest other games after yours gets played. PLATFORM 248 is hip gaming cafe with drinks, snacks, and desserts. Please be sure to buy an item - they're famous for their boba teas. Be sure to join our Facebook group for all the latest happenings as well: https://www.facebook.com/groups/528691447631465/ Hope to see you there! Feel free to reach out to me for any questions: [masked] or @PhilSchwarzmann on Twitter.

Past events (1,344)

Wednesday Games NOT at Happy Donut (VIRTUAL)

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