What we're about

As you probably know, the pandemic struck hard on local businesses. Our beloved Game Knight Lounge fell silent last summer. It was sad to see it go.

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But now the good news. We are experimenting with bringing in-person board gaming back to PDX Middleweight Games. Yours truly and sidekick Chad are working on organizing in-person games. Chad's project is MOX Boarding House on Saturdays at Noon.

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MOX is currently are being careful with Covid-19 restrictions and only letting groups of 6 people come play games together. Players must remain in their group of 6 and not switch tables.. The next couple of weeks until July 10 we'll check it out and if things get better with the restrictions, we hope to make it our new place to play games on Saturdays starting at Noon.

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Please stay tuned for more details and events! Our usual friends from GameCrafters and Portland Metro Veggies as well as Board Games In And Around Portland may join the fun. But we have to wait for the current restrictions to be lifted.

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What follows below is the boilerplate from the previous header file. Ignore it for now. . . I'll edit it later when the expedition returns from MOX.

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GENERAL:

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, some of the players perfer a bit more difficulty, some less. . . 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 or even shorter (such as Codenames) seem to work even better. . Let's not scare new players away with difficult games.

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.

Upcoming events (1)

Middle weight & light BG's with a view of the Gorge.

Amber & Chad's Gorge retreat

We'll warm up with the Mini ticket to rides Just 15 minutes long. Then we can all play a round or 2 of code names. We'll have VEGAN (cooked on brand new foil), turkey & Beef burgers, chips, carrots & celery some fruit. Then We'll break up into
LIGHT GAMES: Splendor, Ticket to ride, TRAILS etc. MIDDLEWEIGHT: ARES EXPEDITION T.M., War of Whispers, Catan, Quacks, Res Arcana, It's a wonderful life, WINGSPAN. Dwellings of Eldervale, Helionox. Parks.
BIT HEAVIER: Viticulture, Everdell etc.

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