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You live in Portland. You are an epic kind of person. The board games you love to play have a little meat on their bones, but you've noticed the local scene gravitates toward games that simply aren't as filling. Don't panic! It just so happens there is a place for you and your desire to play epically satisfying games. That place is here.

Epic games generally last 2 or more hours. They include, but are not limited to:

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Arkham Horror

Mansions of Madness

Civilization (Avalon Hill)

Civilization (Fantasy Flight)

Merchants & Marauders

Fortune & Glory

Last Night On Earth

Battlestar Galactica

Wars of the Roses

Advanced Third Reich

Rising Sun

World War II

HeroQuest

Risk 2210 A.D.

Upcoming events (5+)

Tuesday Night Roulette

New Seasons Market Seven Corners

Let's make this a recurring event for medium-length board games and the weeknight connoisseur. I'll bring some games that fit the bill, members are welcome to bring some games as well. Set-up and a run-down of the rules starts at 6:30, game on at approximately 7:00. Look for us in the dining section of the store. If you enter New Seasons on the Division side, we will be just to the right. All are encouraged to bring games - just remember you might need to teach them! ***PLEASE READ THE SPECIAL RULES FOR THIS EVENT BELOW*** There is a cap of 10 people for this event because of the initial agreement with New Seasons to use their space. HOWEVER, wait-listers are welcome to show up for the second round of games after the peak dinner hour. Space usually opens up around 7:30-8:00. If you would like to attend and there are no spots left, please RSVP to the wait list and let me know in the comments. That way I can ensure a spot for you in our second round of games. Hope we see you there!

Above and Below

Lucky Labrador Tap Room

Your last village was ransacked by barbarians. You barely had time to pick up the baby and your favorite fishing pole before they started the burning and pillaging. You wandered over a cruel desert, braved frozen peaks, and even paddled a log across a rough sea, kicking at the sharks whenever they got too close, the baby strapped tightly to your back. Then you found it! The perfect place to make your new home. But as soon as you had the first hut built, you discovered a vast network of caverns underground, brimming with shiny treasures, rare resources, and untold adventure. How could you limit your new village to the surface? You immediately start organizing expeditions and building houses underground as well as on the surface. With any luck, you'll build a village even stronger than your last-- strong enough, even, to turn away the barbarians the next time they come knocking. Above and Below is a mashup of town-building and storytelling where you compete to build the best village above and below ground.

Let's play Great Western Trail!

Jeremy's Place

Let's play Great Western Trail, by designer Alexander Pfister. I will be prepared to teach, but it's actually my first time playing, so some advance prep / understanding, could considerably shorten the time the game will take to play. I'll post links and such below. It officially takes[masked] minutes (this is for those who know how to play the game), depending on player choices. Here's the "Description from the publisher: America in the 19th century: You are a rancher and repeatedly herd your cattle from Texas to Kansas City, where you send them off by train. This earns you money and victory points. Needless to say, each time you arrive in Kansas City, you want to have your most valuable cattle in tow. However, the "Great Western Trail" not only requires that you keep your herd in good shape, but also that you wisely use the various buildings along the trail. Also, it might be a good idea to hire capable staff: cowboys to improve your herd, craftsmen to build your very own buildings, or engineers for the important railroad line. If you cleverly manage your herd and navigate the opportunities and pitfalls of Great Western Trail, you surely will gain the most victory points and win the game." Here's a how to play video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=64&v=n5_AxlKJ7ec Here's a full play through video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vwMGtL4rKCs Here's a link that leads to to the rule book: https://boardgamegeek.com/filepage/137068/great-western-trail-english-rule-book

Thursday Game Night

New Seasons Grant Park

This is a regular game night held at New Seasons where we play light to medium games, depending on the players. I bring games to supplement what the store provides. We meet in the dinning section of the store. While you're welcome to bring any games you would like to share, the only thing you need to bring is a good attitude and a desire to have fun. Hope to see you there.

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