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Join us to play contemporary board games and card games, like Carcassonne, 7 Wonders, Ticket to Ride, Citadels, and San Juan. We meet regularly on Tuesdays at Dark Side Comics and sometimes elsewhere.

Formerly LWR BGC (Lakewood Ranch Board Game Club).

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Thursday Night Board Games @ Dark Side

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Come join us for some board games! We teach new board games every week! It doesn't matter if you've played before or not. You can also bring your own, or borrow one of the hundreds of games on the back wall. You can play just one game or stick around for more. There are hundreds of new board games released each year! Games about trains, planes and automobiles. Games about monsters, zombies and dungeons. Games about pirates and farming and outer space. There is so much fun to be had! Earn a 20% discount on board games for each 5 game nights you attend! Hope to see you there!

Play Board Games Saturdays @ Dark Side

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Come join us for some board games! We teach new board games every week! It doesn't matter if you've played before or not. You can also bring your own, or borrow one of the hundreds of games on the back wall. You can play just one game or stick around for more. There are hundreds of new board games released each year! Games about trains, planes and automobiles. Games about monsters, zombies and dungeons. Games about pirates and farming and outer space. There is so much fun to be had! Earn a 20% discount on board games for each 5 game nights you attend! Hope to see you there!

Dungeons & Dragons Open Table

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Our open table is great for those new to Dungeons & Dragons: rather than commit to a long-term regular campaign, you bring your character any week that you can make it. (Presumably, you’re off having other adventures when you’re not with us!) Almost all of our attendees are playing Dungeons & Dragons 5th Edition for the first time and for some this is their first role-playing game. We meet every Sunday at 3 pm. When we have more than 7 players, we split into two or more tables: while we have two Dungeon Masters, we're looking for more as we continue to grow. This event is open to anyone 13 years old and up. There’s no need to buy anything, nor do you need to have prior experience with D&D. We will teach you what you need. Our adventures take place in and around Melvaunt, the City of a Thousand Forges. It’s a city of smithing and mercantile services, covered in a mist rising from the Moonsea in Forgotten Realms. Our heroes are tasked with keeping the peace and ferreting out anyone intending to bring harm to the city. The story so far: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1F6q5zGg5OR6dzmrM4oiE5eQnDpJ0Pj-_vuCK638TkMo/edit?usp=sharing We have pre-generated characters that you can use, but you may want to create your own character. If you need help, post a message here, or - if scheduled in advance - we can meet a half hour before any event to create your character. The free D&D Basic Rules cover this as well as exploration and combat: http://media.wizards.com/2016/downloads/DND/PlayerBasicRulesV03.pdf Here's another free reference that may be useful: https://media.wizards.com/2016/downloads/SRD-OGL_V1.1.pdf Of course, if you enjoy the campaign, the Dark Side has a range of books, player aids, dice, and miniatures to help bring your adventure to life. Interested in D&D Adventurers League instead? We've got you covered! Check out: https://www.facebook.com/groups/darksideadventurersleague/ [The illustration above is provided by Wizards of the Coast. Wizards of the Coast, Dungeons & Dragons, and their logos are trademarks of Wizards of the Coast LLC in the United States and other countries. © 2015 Wizards. All Rights Reserved. This web site is not affiliated with, endorsed, sponsored, or specifically approved by Wizards of the Coast LLC. This web site may use the trademarks and other intellectual property of Wizards of the Coast LLC, which is permitted under Wizards' Fan Site Policy: http://dnd.wizards.com/articles/features/fan-site-kit. For more information about Wizards of the Coast or any of Wizards' trademarks or other intellectual property, please visit their website at (www.wizards.com).]

Enjoy Tuesday Night Board Games @ Dark Side

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We will be teaching and playing some modern board or card games. Newcomers welcome! Typically, every week we are playing games that are new to at least some of our players, so we always teach it; no past experience necessary. Here are some recent games we've played: https://boardgamegeek.com/plays/thumbs/user/Jeffrey%20Henning/subtype/boardgame/start/2018-01-01 The Dark Side Comics lets you bring in outside food for a fee ($1 for anything but pizza, which requires a $3 fee, to handle disposal and cleaning). You are encouraged to purchase bottled water, ice tea, soda, and snacks from the store. Typically, we've each had dinner before the meetup. We start playing by 6:15 pm. Latecomers can always watch and join the next game, or multiple latecomers can start a new game together.

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