What we're about

Our group is a chapter of the Society for the Worldwide Exploration of Extraordinary Play. We're focused on bringing new ways to play to seekers of fun in the Tampa Area.

Boardgames have experienced a dramatic Renaissance in the last few decades. Believe it or not, game technology has demonstrated remarkable innovation and change since the days of our grandparents. While very few people are listening to their ancestors' old wax records, many people are still playing their grandparents' parlor games.

Building on those ancient roots, modern boardgames have evolved. Game designers are making games that play in ways that our grandparents probably never imagined. Every game can be an exploration into a whole new world of play.

When you join us, you'll participate in exploring the new ways to play that are being invented by the fantastic game designers of the 21st century.

Play can come in many forms. For most people, play is a state of mind in which activities are chosen for fun, and for no other real purpose.

Playing games specifically can be a very social exercise, and it is one of the reasons we get together to play. We want to share our time and space and be in the presence of other explorers of play.

Our event organizers will be prepared to teach new games to the attendees at each event, and will always have new games, many of which you may have never seen before.

And - if you have a game you simply LOVE to play, bring it with you, and we'll play it with you. We play pretty much everything, from party games to abstracts to strategy games, and we're always willing to try something new!

We look forward to exploring new ways to play with you!

Upcoming events (5)

Village Inn Gaming

Village Inn

Gaming at Village Inn! Bring games, have fun! Location Information: https://www.villageinn.com/locations/tampa-fl-dale-mabry/

Playing Games in the Alley

The Alley at Southshore

It's Wednesday night and you want to game? Wait... and you're closer to the Riverview area of Tampa Bay or feel like taking a drive to explore the area. It's OK we have got you covered. Come on out and join us for playing games in the Alley at Southshore (http://www.thealleyatsouthshore.com/) every Wednesday night. This location and night is the main game night for one of our sister groups the Florida Suncoast Gamers. (FSG) The group starts to gather around 5:00 pm to socialize and eat, then start playing around 6:00 pm or so, and games will run until approximately midnight when the establishment closes. Games played on Wednesday night are a mixture of light and heavier board games. The core group revels in heavier games that are generally longer and conflict oriented. Dive in and stretch your mental capacities. We also play lighter fair, mostly as fillers, but sometimes as the main event. We are always interested in learning new games and making new friends. The Alley at Southshore (http://www.thealleyatsouthshore.com/) has Alley Kat's Pub & Grill (http://www.thealleyatsouthshore.com/bowling.asp?Page=ALLEY+KATS+PUB+%26+GRILL) located inside. They serve a whole range of options of which you can peruse in the menu (http://www.thealleyatsouthshore.com/AdvHTML_Upload/documents/PDFs/New%20Menu%202013%20PDF.pdf). Since they are providing our gaming space, we hope you will be kind and support them by partaking of the food and beverage choices. FSG also has a Google group forum for keeping in touch in addition to our meetup group. You can join their conversations outside of this meetup event here: https://groups.google.com/forum/#!forum/florida-suncoast-gamers We hope you come out and join us for gaming fun. Everyone is welcome.

Village Inn Gaming

Village Inn

Gaming at Village Inn! Bring games, have fun! Location Information: https://www.villageinn.com/locations/tampa-fl-dale-mabry/

Playing Games in the Alley

The Alley at Southshore

It's Wednesday night and you want to game? Wait... and you're closer to the Riverview area of Tampa Bay or feel like taking a drive to explore the area. It's OK we have got you covered. Come on out and join us for playing games in the Alley at Southshore (http://www.thealleyatsouthshore.com/) every Wednesday night. This location and night is the main game night for one of our sister groups the Florida Suncoast Gamers. (FSG) The group starts to gather around 5:00 pm to socialize and eat, then start playing around 6:00 pm or so, and games will run until approximately midnight when the establishment closes. Games played on Wednesday night are a mixture of light and heavier board games. The core group revels in heavier games that are generally longer and conflict oriented. Dive in and stretch your mental capacities. We also play lighter fair, mostly as fillers, but sometimes as the main event. We are always interested in learning new games and making new friends. The Alley at Southshore (http://www.thealleyatsouthshore.com/) has Alley Kat's Pub & Grill (http://www.thealleyatsouthshore.com/bowling.asp?Page=ALLEY+KATS+PUB+%26+GRILL) located inside. They serve a whole range of options of which you can peruse in the menu (http://www.thealleyatsouthshore.com/AdvHTML_Upload/documents/PDFs/New%20Menu%202013%20PDF.pdf). Since they are providing our gaming space, we hope you will be kind and support them by partaking of the food and beverage choices. FSG also has a Google group forum for keeping in touch in addition to our meetup group. You can join their conversations outside of this meetup event here: https://groups.google.com/forum/#!forum/florida-suncoast-gamers We hope you come out and join us for gaming fun. Everyone is welcome.

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Playing Games in the Alley

The Alley at Southshore

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