What we're about

Welcome, Mighty Adventurer! We are the Board Games Tavern of Antwerp.

A few years ago, we noticed that there were no English speaking board game groups in the Antwerp region, so we created this Meetup group. We're interested in playing board games, digital board games, card games, and/or strategy games. We're an international group with a lot of our members being expats, so the general language is English. However, it's okay if your English isn't that good; enough of us do speak Dutch (and several of us speak a bunch of different languages, too) so it's not too much of a problem if you're not great at it.

We try to foster a friendly and inclusive atmosphere. We welcome people from all walks of life and do our best to make everyone feel like they belong. We don't play games competitively and generally nobody cares all that much about winning or losing. Sure, everybody likes to win once in a while, but all in all we play games to hang out and have fun.

We do hope that you'll join us so we can get to know you and play some awesome games together.

Our meetups are split up into several categories:

* Weekly Board Games Night

This is a regularly recurring meetup event for anyone and everyone who would like to come by and play games that are easy to pick up and learn. We usually play casual games, social games, party games, and fun family games. This event is for you if you just want to get together and have some fun.

That's not to say you can't play heavier games! Usually we'll mention in the comments of the meetup event if someone is bringing a game with some meat on its bones or you can request one if you like.

It's recommended (but not mandatory) for new members to join this event first.

* Advanced Game Night

During these meetup events we gather up small groups of players for games that are more complicated and take a while to finish. These will be games with more intricate rules and more game mechanics than you can shake a stick at. Do feel free to join if you have an appetite for it.

These events will have a player limit, so be fast.

* The Learning Curve

Even we don't know all games. If there's a new game we'd like to get the hang of, this is when we do it.

This type of meetup event can be requested by anyone. If you have a complicated game you want to play but feel a bit unsure about because you've never tried it, contact one of the organizers and we'll set it up for you. We can puzzle through the rules together and become true game adepts!

If you have any questions, don't hesitate to contact the organizers. Hope to see you soon!

Upcoming events (4)

Weekly Board Games Night

Youth Hostel "Pulcinella"

What's up! We'll be playing some very cool games suited for newcomers and old hands alike. We'll bring games of our own but, as per usual, if you have a game you'd like to play, feel free to bring it along. This meetup is mostly for games that don't take 2+ hours to finish and/or require a lot of practice to be good at them. Examples of games that we might play on an evening like this include: King of Tokyo, Azul, Genius, Pandemic, Flamme Rouge, Celestia, Avalon, Port Royal, Tsuro, and much more. If none of these titles mean anything to you, don't worry! These games are pretty easy to pick up as you play. Hope to see you there!

Weekly Board Games Night

Youth Hostel "Pulcinella"

What's up! We'll be playing some very cool games suited for newcomers and old hands alike. We'll bring games of our own but, as per usual, if you have a game you'd like to play, feel free to bring it along. This meetup is mostly for games that don't take 2+ hours to finish and/or require a lot of practice to be good at them. Examples of games that we might play on an evening like this include: King of Tokyo, Azul, Genius, Pandemic, Flamme Rouge, Celestia, Avalon, Port Royal, Tsuro, and much more. If none of these titles mean anything to you, don't worry! These games are pretty easy to pick up as you play. Hope to see you there!

Weekly Board Games Night

Youth Hostel "Pulcinella"

What's up! We'll be playing some very cool games suited for newcomers and old hands alike. We'll bring games of our own but, as per usual, if you have a game you'd like to play, feel free to bring it along. This meetup is mostly for games that don't take 2+ hours to finish and/or require a lot of practice to be good at them. Examples of games that we might play on an evening like this include: King of Tokyo, Azul, Genius, Pandemic, Flamme Rouge, Celestia, Avalon, Port Royal, Tsuro, and much more. If none of these titles mean anything to you, don't worry! These games are pretty easy to pick up as you play. Hope to see you there!

Weekly Board Games Night

Youth Hostel "Pulcinella"

What's up! We'll be playing some very cool games suited for newcomers and old hands alike. We'll bring games of our own but, as per usual, if you have a game you'd like to play, feel free to bring it along. This meetup is mostly for games that don't take 2+ hours to finish and/or require a lot of practice to be good at them. Examples of games that we might play on an evening like this include: King of Tokyo, Azul, Genius, Pandemic, Flamme Rouge, Celestia, Avalon, Port Royal, Tsuro, and much more. If none of these titles mean anything to you, don't worry! These games are pretty easy to pick up as you play. Hope to see you there!

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Youth Hostel "Pulcinella"

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