What we're about

Formerly known as Metrowest Board Gaming. We are a group of gamers in lower New England that meet up to play strategy board games, deck-building games, LCG's, and the like. We originally started in Metrowest, but have begun expanding beyond those boundaries to serve gamers across Massachusetts, New Hampshire, and Connecticut.

Currently, we have three weekly meetups (every Sunday, Wednesday and Thursday), four fortnightly meetups during the week (every other Monday and multiple events for Tuesdays), four monthly meetups on the first Thursday, the third Thursday, and the fourth Monday of the month plus one Friday night based on venue availability. On top of all that, we host one all-day event on a Saturday every quarter to play longer games that we are not quite able to get in at one of the weeknight meetups. There are also other occassional one-off meetups in addition to those and several several fill-and-fire events you can view by expanding the "More Meetups" at the bottom of the Upcoming Meetup list or at the Fill and Fire page (http://www.meetup.com/TabletopGamersAlliance/pages/Fill_and_Fire_Games/ (http://www.meetup.com/MetrowestBoardGaming/pages/Fill_and_Fire_Games/)).

This meetup group was established on September 10th 2013 and currently costs $144 per year to run (Meetup.com Subscription Pricing (http://help.meetup.com/customer/portal/articles/465027-organizer-dues-price-plans)). das_ninja (http://www.meetup.com/MetrowestBoardGaming/members/74469272/) (the group organizer) would be extremely grateful if members each donated $1 per year towards that annual cost. You may give your donation in cash directly to das_ninja or to any Event Organizer in the group.

You can also "Chip in" with bank or credit card using the button on the left-middle of the page beside the piggy bank. Meetup takes $0.50 + 7.5% of each "Chip in" transaction, so please donate at least $1.50 when using "Chip in". Meetup does not allow us to customize the values for the buttons on the "Chip in" page, so please let your sticker-shock quickly subside.

All donations will go towards the cost of the subscription. Any donations in excess of the cost of the subscription will be applied towards the cost of a running one of the quarterly meetups or a one-off meetup. Members who donate will be forever recognized on the Wall of Gratitude (http://www.meetup.com/MetrowestBoardGaming/pages/Wall_of_Gratitude/)

Upcoming events (5+)

Sunday Board Gaming at Excelsior

Excelsior Comics and Games

Come and join us for open board gaming at Excelsior! They have a large gaming area to seat approximately 50 gamers in addition to a growing board game library that patrons may take right off the library shelf and play at-will. They have also dedicated their Sunday schedule for just this open board gaming event, so us board gamers will have the pick of the tables during the entirety of the event which happens to run the entire time the shop is open on Sundays. Attendees are welcome to bring in their own games or use games from the library. Bobby will also run game demos during the event in case you want to learn a new game or simply try before you buy. In case you are interested in purchasing the game from the demo session, Excelsior will offer 10% off the price of purchasing a new copy of that game that day on top of the 10% discount they are offer to all MBG members (for a total discount of 20% off). If for some reason they are out of stock of the demo game and must special order it for you that day, they will order it for you and allow you to take an additional 10% special order discount on top of the previous two discounts for a total discount of 30% off! Want to special order something that is not the demo game? Add the base TGA 10% discount and the 10% special order discount together for a total of 20% off any special orders. Nourishment: The shop carries various snacks and non-alcoholic beverages if you need something to snack or sip on while you game. For more substantial food, there are many eateries located within walking distance from the shop on Main Street. Parking: Excelsior has an agreement in place with the Jiffy Lube at 3 Powder Mill Road. Attendees may park in the lot behind the Jiffy Lube building. From there, it is a short walk across Powder Mill Road to the Excelsior's door on the corner of Powder Mill and Waltham Street, which is the 4-way intersection closest to Jiffy Lube.

X-Wing Miniatures (Game Room Open for Other Games - Coordinate on Chat)

Link to discussion chat room: https://discord.gg/pZVN5yA Q & A: Q. I have never played x-wing, can I still play? A. Yes, we will teach and supply ships and materials. Q. Should I bring something? A. If you want, bring a game you feel comfortable teaching. There will be pizza and sodas served, feel free to bring snacks or beverages to share or chip in $5 to $10 for the pizza/beverages in the pizza cup. Q. Until when do you play games? Can I arrive later than 7pm? A. Until the last game of the evening ends, usually past midnight. Yes, you can arrive later than 7pm, but you may have to wait for a new game to start if you do. Q. I really want to play XYZ game instead of X-Wing, can we do that? A. Some people ask for interest in a particular game on the event comments below. This may be the way to make sure you get to play the game you want. The game room will accomodate more players doing other games. Just make sure you have game partners for that game or that you are fine in joining the x-wing game if no other players show up for the other game.

Counterplay Tuesdays

Counterplay Comics

Starting a new board game Meetup at Counterplay Comics in Burlington. Please come join us.

Tuesday Night Open Gaming at Adam Luter's

Adam L's House

Board Gaming Event. The library here is also fairly large, but of course please bring any games you want! Pizza will be provided as is traditional. Message Adam Luter (https://secure.meetup.com/messages/?new_convo=true&member_id=184834103&name=Adam) for the address.

Past events (1,343)

Waltham Open Gaming

Longview Place Apartments

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