• GameNight! at BIG LOUIE'S BAR & GRILL every Tuesday in Crystal

    Big Louie's Bar and Grill

    Join us on Tuesday nights for a weekly board game meetup at BIG LOUIE'S BAR and GRILL in Crystal. As a courtesy to our hosts, please buy some food or drinks and tip generously (we take up their tables for an entire night). Official start time is 5:00PM but if people show up early or later that's okay, too. Here is their menu link: http://biglouiesbarandgrill.com/files/bl/menu.pdf Here is their main website link: http://www.biglouiesbarandgrill.com/ We generally play "modern" board games as opposed to old standards like Monopoly or Scrabble. They run from light, breezy games that take 15-30 minutes or more up to "brain burner" ones that go for a couple of hours. But even if you haven't played board games since Candyland, don't be intimidated. Teaching games is something we do every meetup, and half the fun is learning something new. There are so many games out there that nobody has seen them all. If you have your own board-games, bring 'em! Hope to see you there! -- Your host, Chris Hoppe TTFN! • What to bring ... Bring yourselves! LOL ... and maybe any friend who you'd also like to play boardgames with. • Important to know P.S. .... Look for the boardgamers with piles of cardboard game boxes nearby. Signage may be displayed to help you spot the group... Call or text Chris Hoppe if you need more information or help at:[masked]

  • GRAPHIC NOVEL BOOK CLUB: We'll Discuss A Different Selection Every New Month

    Every month we read a new graphic novel (or set of comics in a series). There are about 10-12 regular members, so you are very welcome! Our moderator is Matt Reins, an enthusiastic reader of all types of comic and graphic novel books. He guides the roundtable discussion and usually provides a 1-2 page synopsis of the current month's selection. Here's a link to the Nokomis library webpage list of events (including this book club)..... https://hclib.bibliocommons.com/events/search/fq=branch_location_id:(NK) .... .... .... .... Extra copies of the current month's selection are provided, and held at the front counter, by the library staff to be checked out for a whole month as a convenience to the club. There are mini-flyers on display telling what the upcoming club selections are, that will be read in the coming months. Read ahead if you wish, or just come and discuss the month's selection with the group. .... .... .... .... ....A BONUS FEATURE! We have "show and tell" at the end to share more good recommendations for reading of other graphic novels that might be of interest to club members. Anyone who has found a special graphic novel or other book of interest to others is invited to share and pass it around! .... .... .... .... Here are some links to whet your interest in reading graphic novels.... https://www.drawnandquarterly.com/press/2016/10/dq-authors-list-greatest-graphic-novels-all-time https://www.denofgeek.com/books-comics/graphic-novels/36221/11-underappreciated-graphic-novels https://www.standard.co.uk/shopping/esbest/books-dvds/best-graphic-novels-written-by-women-a3804186.html https://iapwe.org/graphic-novels-are-gaining-in-popularity/ https://www.thrillist.com/entertainment/nation/best-graphic-novels-list https://www.epicreads.com/blog/29-ya-graphic-novels/ http://hipporeads.com/can-you-picture-this-academic-research-published-as-a-graphic-novel/ https://www.theverge.com/2015/11/3/9664956/itunes-terms-of-service-graphic-novel-r-sikoryak-tumblr https://hclib.bibliocommons.com/lists/show/619266640 .... .... .... .... I have been going to these meetings for many months, the level of discussion is both deep and enthusiastic. Come see for yourself..... (no charge!) Your organizer/host, and book club member, Chris Hoppe T.T.F.N. .... .... .... .... Reminder... Go to the Community/Meeting Room towards back of the library. Call Nokomis Library at[masked] for further information.

  • GRAPHIC NOVEL BOOK CLUB at Nokomis Library, Every Second Thursday of the Month

    Every month we read a new graphic novel (or set of comics in a series). There are about 10-12 regular members, so you are very welcome! Our moderator is Matt Reins, an enthusiastic reader of all types of comic and graphic novel books. He guides the roundtable discussion and usually provides a 1-2 page synopsis of the current month's selection. Here's a link to the Nokomis library webpage list of events (including this book club)..... https://hclib.bibliocommons.com/events/search/fq=branch_location_id:(NK) .... .... .... .... Extra copies of the current month's selection are provided, and held at the front counter, by the library staff to be checked out for a whole month as a convenience to the club. There are mini-flyers on display telling what the upcoming club selections are, that will be read in the coming months. Read ahead if you wish, or just come and discuss the month's selection with the group. .... .... .... .... ....A BONUS FEATURE! We have "show and tell" at the end to share more good recommendations for reading of other graphic novels that might be of interest to club members. Anyone who has found a special graphic novel or other book of interest to others is invited to share and pass it around! .... .... .... .... Here are some links to whet your interest in reading graphic novels.... https://www.drawnandquarterly.com/press/2016/10/dq-authors-list-greatest-graphic-novels-all-time https://www.denofgeek.com/books-comics/graphic-novels/36221/11-underappreciated-graphic-novels https://www.standard.co.uk/shopping/esbest/books-dvds/best-graphic-novels-written-by-women-a3804186.html https://iapwe.org/graphic-novels-are-gaining-in-popularity/ https://www.thrillist.com/entertainment/nation/best-graphic-novels-list https://www.epicreads.com/blog/29-ya-graphic-novels/ http://hipporeads.com/can-you-picture-this-academic-research-published-as-a-graphic-novel/ https://www.theverge.com/2015/11/3/9664956/itunes-terms-of-service-graphic-novel-r-sikoryak-tumblr https://hclib.bibliocommons.com/lists/show/619266640 .... .... .... .... I have been going to these meetings for many months, the level of discussion is both deep and enthusiastic. Come see for yourself..... (no charge!) Your organizer/host, and book club member, Chris Hoppe T.T.F.N. .... .... .... .... Reminder... Go to the Community/Meeting Room towards back of the library. Call Nokomis Library at[masked] for further information.

  • GameNight! EXTRA! - at Surly Brewing Pizza Upstairs - $40 special deal on Weds.!

    The Surly brewery has been offering a special Wednesday night deal on a pitcher of Surly beer, a pizza, and choice of either appetizer or salad for only $40. ....SWEET! It's in their "Pizza Upstairs" area. The pizza is good, the beer is good, the whole deal is good! And they encourage you to play some boardgames while you're there. They have some, I have more, and some folks have been bringing their own games for awhile now.... so let's join them! GameNight! is my brand for Meetup events that feature modern stuff to play. NO Monopoly allowed! LOL. Anything else like easy introductory games you could find at Target, up to hard-core brain-burner games from Kickstarter or BoardGameGeek.... if you want to play them, we can play them also. Drop in, buy some food and beers, have some fun for hours. Surly closes at 11pm, so if you get there at 4pm, it only costs $5.71/hr. at one of the best breweries around town. How can you go wrong? It might be the best pizza, beer, and company anywhere in town. Come in and join us at Surly Brewing Co. we will have board games for all types of board game enthusiasts, beer lovers, pizza eaters, and fun folks of any kind. You don't even need to play games! Just hang out with us if you'd like to just do that. We're friendly Meetup people who look forward to seeing you this Wednesday, or next Wednesday, or the Wednesday after that, or after that, or.... you get the idea! BTW.... I organized this for eleven different Meetup groups. If you only see my RSVP, don't worry - there will be a lot of people from Meetup to congregate with and have fun together. All are welcome, it's an inclusive event for everybody. Just drop in, go upstairs (they even have an elevator!), ....Meetup with others and have a good time! See you at Surly! your Host/organizer, Chris Hoppe T.T.F.N.

  • GameNight! - Board Games & a Brewery, Hosted by Adam Rehberg, @ Unmapped Brewing

    Adam Rehberg is now hosting a series of gamenights located at a number of local breweries here in the metropolitan twin cities area. As a local boardgame designer, he is a great person to play games with, some of which would even be made by him! I bought all of his previously created games (Brewin' USA and Truck Off) and am looking forward to his soon-to-be-released next game. Not bad for a side job! (He otherwise works for a major retail store chain.) Adam know the good breweries too... this monthly series will play every second Tuesday of each month at the Unmapped Brewery, located in Minnetonka. A nice choice, especially if you are partial to their tasty brews, or any of the beers they offer. Her is a link to more details about Unmapped Brewing... http://unmappedbrewing.com/taproom/#on-tap And here is a link to his Meetup profile... https://www.meetup.com/members/146951912/ (check out all his events at The Twin Cities Board Games Group) So with a nice place to play boardgames, tasty beverages to enjoy, and the friendship of other meetup folks (there were about a dozen people at the last one...) you should have a great time. Whether you are a newer player who wants to learn what this crazy boardgame stuff is all about, or an old hand who has been playing for years, we'd love to see you there. You can't have fun unless you go! RECAP... WHAT: Board Games and a Brewery WHERE: Unmapped Brewing WHEN: 2nd Tuesday each month starting Sept 11 from 6-9 pm. WHO: Anybody! ... Bring a game to teach, or come willing to learn something new! See you at the boardgame table, Chris Hoppe organizer and co-host FINAL INFORMATION... Look for the host, Adam Rehberg, with his game collection ready to play! Call or TEXT Chris at[masked] if you need other details.

  • GameNight! at BIG LOUIE'S BAR & GRILL every Tuesday in Crystal

    Big Louie's Bar and Grill

    Join us on Tuesday nights for a weekly board game meetup at BIG LOUIE'S BAR and GRILL in Crystal. As a courtesy to our hosts, please buy some food or drinks and tip generously (we take up their tables for an entire night). Official start time is 5:00PM but if people show up early or later that's okay, too. Here is their menu link: http://biglouiesbarandgrill.com/files/bl/menu.pdf Here is their main website link: http://www.biglouiesbarandgrill.com/ We generally play "modern" board games as opposed to old standards like Monopoly or Scrabble. They run from light, breezy games that take 15-30 minutes or more up to "brain burner" ones that go for a couple of hours. But even if you haven't played board games since Candyland, don't be intimidated. Teaching games is something we do every meetup, and half the fun is learning something new. There are so many games out there that nobody has seen them all. If you have your own board-games, bring 'em! Hope to see you there! -- Your host, Chris Hoppe TTFN! • What to bring ... Bring yourselves! LOL ... and maybe any friend who you'd also like to play boardgames with. • Important to know P.S. .... Look for the boardgamers with piles of cardboard game boxes nearby. Signage may be displayed to help you spot the group... Call or text Chris Hoppe if you need more information or help at:[masked]

  • Multigroup GAMENIGHT! at THIRD STREET POST in Stillwater first Wed. every month

    I want to invite you to another of my favorite monthly events ... boardgames at the Third Street Post, downtown Stillwater, with the Stillwater Gamers. (as well as many other Meetup groups) The usual turnout of gamers is enough for several games to all be played at once! I have been going to this every month for a couple years now, they have recently moved to a NEW location, the Third Street Post, in downtown Stillwater MN. This group always has a good mixture of easy and harder boardgame-type games, some are good for icebreakers and to introduce newer players to the sport/hobby/whateveryouwanttocallit... others are new stuff, right off kickstarter, and some are good as filler at the end of an evening. Here's what the Stillwater Meetup group leader has to say... "We would love to see you at the next Stillwater Board Game MeetUp. As always, if there is a game you would like to run please leave a comment below. Additionally, if there is a game you would like to play, leave a comment as well and someone will likely have it and be willing to play it. We typically have between 12-16 people and try to get in a couple rounds of games in a given night." It's all about casual folks that can either teach you a new game, or knock your socks off in a hard-fought boardgame challenge! You get to choose what to play. Want to take a short trip out to the wilds of the Stillwater area? Drop in with us, on every first Wednesday of the month, while we try to mix beer, buddies, and boardgames.... may the best person win! Your organizer/co-host, Chris Hoppe (more details...) Look for the all the folks with boardgame boxes! TEXT (or call)[masked] for more information.

  • GameNight! EXTRA! - at Surly Brewing Pizza Upstairs - $40 special deal on Weds.!

    The Surly brewery has been offering a special Wednesday night deal on a pitcher of Surly beer, a pizza, and choice of either appetizer or salad for only $40. ....SWEET! It's in their "Pizza Upstairs" area. The pizza is good, the beer is good, the whole deal is good! And they encourage you to play some boardgames while you're there. They have some, I have more, and some folks have been bringing their own games for awhile now.... so let's join them! GameNight! is my brand for Meetup events that feature modern stuff to play. NO Monopoly allowed! LOL. Anything else like easy introductory games you could find at Target, up to hard-core brain-burner games from Kickstarter or BoardGameGeek.... if you want to play them, we can play them also. Drop in, buy some food and beers, have some fun for hours. Surly closes at 11pm, so if you get there at 4pm, it only costs $5.71/hr. at one of the best breweries around town. How can you go wrong? It might be the best pizza, beer, and company anywhere in town. Come in and join us at Surly Brewing Co. we will have board games for all types of board game enthusiasts, beer lovers, pizza eaters, and fun folks of any kind. You don't even need to play games! Just hang out with us if you'd like to just do that. We're friendly Meetup people who look forward to seeing you this Wednesday, or next Wednesday, or the Wednesday after that, or after that, or.... you get the idea! BTW.... I organized this for eleven different Meetup groups. If you only see my RSVP, don't worry - there will be a lot of people from Meetup to congregate with and have fun together. All are welcome, it's an inclusive event for everybody. Just drop in, go upstairs (they even have an elevator!), ....Meetup with others and have a good time! See you at Surly! your Host/organizer, Chris Hoppe T.T.F.N.

  • GameNight! at BIG LOUIE'S BAR & GRILL every Tuesday in Crystal

    Big Louie's Bar and Grill

    Join us on Tuesday nights for a weekly board game meetup at BIG LOUIE'S BAR and GRILL in Crystal. As a courtesy to our hosts, please buy some food or drinks and tip generously (we take up their tables for an entire night). Official start time is 5:00PM but if people show up early or later that's okay, too. Here is their menu link: http://biglouiesbarandgrill.com/files/bl/menu.pdf Here is their main website link: http://www.biglouiesbarandgrill.com/ We generally play "modern" board games as opposed to old standards like Monopoly or Scrabble. They run from light, breezy games that take 15-30 minutes or more up to "brain burner" ones that go for a couple of hours. But even if you haven't played board games since Candyland, don't be intimidated. Teaching games is something we do every meetup, and half the fun is learning something new. There are so many games out there that nobody has seen them all. If you have your own board-games, bring 'em! Hope to see you there! -- Your host, Chris Hoppe TTFN! • What to bring ... Bring yourselves! LOL ... and maybe any friend who you'd also like to play boardgames with. • Important to know P.S. .... Look for the boardgamers with piles of cardboard game boxes nearby. Signage may be displayed to help you spot the group... Call or text Chris Hoppe if you need more information or help at:[masked]

  • GameNight! - Board Games and a Brewery, Hosted by Adam Rehberg, at LTD Brewing

    Adam Rehberg is now hosting a series of gamenights located at a number of local breweries here in the metropolitan twin cities area. As a local boardgame designer, he is a great person to play games with, some of which would even be made by him! I bought all of his previously created games (Brewin' USA and Truck Off) and am looking forward to his soon-to-be-released next game. Not bad for a side job! (He otherwise works for a major retail store chain.) Adam know the good breweries too... this monthly series will play every first Monday of each month at the LTD Brewery, located in beautiful downtown Hopkins. A nice choice, especially if you are partial to their sour experiments, or any of the other brews they offer. Her is a link to more details about LTD... http://ltdbrewing.com/ And here is a link to his Meetup profile... https://www.meetup.com/members/146951912/ (check out all his events at The Twin Cities Board Games Group) So with a nice place to play boardgames, tasty beverages to enjoy, and the friendship of other meetup folks (there were about a dozen people at the last one...) you should have a great time. Whether you are a newer player who wants to learn what this crazy boardgame stuff is all about, or an old hand who has been playing for years, we'd love to see you there. You can't have fun unless you go! RECAP... WHAT: Board Games and a Brewery WHERE: LTD Brewing WHEN: 1st Monday each month starting Oct 1st from 6-9 pm. WHO: Anybody! Bring a game to teach, or come willing to learn something new! See you at the boardgame table, Chris Hoppe organizer and co-host FINAL INFORMATION... Look for the host, Adam Rehberg, with his game collection ready to play! Call or TEXT Chris at[masked] if you need other details.