What we're about
The Game Knight Lounge location opens at Noon, so I have entered 12:15 as a starting time. Feel free to arrive whenever it is convenient for you. We play all Saturday afternoon. They have an great selection of food, both carnivore and vegan. I encourage you to patronize the location. Yum!
We typically play games which are somewhere between lightweight games that need little to no strategic skill (like Yahtzee) and heavyweight games with complex rules and multi-hour lengths with lots and lots of small pieces which each seem to have their own rules.
Examples of games in the Middleweight range would be Splendor, Settlers of Catan, Ticket to Ride - - - and the list goes on with games which are not too complex. However, since we have been at the new location at Game Knight Lounge on North Williams, some of the players perfer a bit more. I'm almost always there and eager to play the games mentioned above to introduce new players to games. The three mentioned above in bold are fairly easy to catch on to.
When a game claims to be Epic or if a game requires continued explanation of the rules HALFWAY through the play of the game, it's probably too complex for new players. When players don't like a game because it is too complex, it may cause them to think that all games we play are too complex, so we might only see that person attend one time. That's why we think games which last no more than two hours seem to work best. Shorter games around an hour and a half seem to work even better. Or, even an hour. Let's not scare new players away with difficult games.
At our new location, games are provided. They have a pretty wide selection so you no longer have to bring your own game. They probably have it right over there on the wall.
GOALS and You:
The group goals are to try new games, enjoy old favorites, and meet new people in a casual, friendly setting.
The organizer pays for the cost to Meetup.com. So, we do NOT ask for donations of money. It's much more important for you to have fun playing games with the group.
RSVP Please, PLEASE:
When you RSVP, others see that you will be attending and are also encouraged to RSVP and attend.
IMPORTANT! If you cannot attend a meetup to which you're RSVPed "Yes", please change your RSVP to "No" as soon as you know you can't attend. This allows waitlist players a chance to attend, and we won't have to wait for you.