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Boardgames are so different from what you may remember. We typically are not talking about the Parker Brothers and Milton Bradley games from your youth, when there were only a relative few games out there. Today's boardgames come in different themes, sizes, durations, components, and objectives. They come from all over the world, too. Our group plays just about all the kinds you may find. Some examples of the types of games we often play are...

Party games like: Codenames, Spyfall, Camel Up, and Dixit.

Euro style games like: Five Tribes, Orleans, Istanbul, Viticulture, and Lords of Waterdeep.

Abstract games like: Qwirkle, Blokus, and Hive.

Card games like: Dominion, Glory to Rome, Diamonds, and Munchkin

Dice games like: Pickomino, Qwixx, and Roll for the Galaxy

Cooperative games like: Pandemic, Forbidden Desert, and Shadows Over Camelot.

Family games like: Carcassonne, Catan, Ticket to Ride, Splendor, Lanterns, and Machi Koro.

American Thematic/Ameritrash games like: Blood Rage, Arkham Horror, and Bootleggers

So our members certainly have diverse tastes in games. And they are diverse people. We welcome folks from all walks of life, and we host the young, middle aged, as well as some of the older folks, but all seem to have a great time when we get together! If you have kids, bring them if you plan on keeping an eye on them. Kids, adults, as long as everyone behaves, we are glad to see all of you!

Our organizers try to be very accommodating to new players. We try to pick and teach games that might be appropriate to your skill level, and that we think you might enjoy. Our goal is to get you enthusiastic about the hobby. We know not everyone loves every game, but I bet we can find at least one game for anyone. We have plenty of games. What we need to make is more gamers.

Also if you are a little apprehensive about coming out and meeting a group of unknown people please don't be. We meet in public places and our game organizers do there best to make everyone feel welcome and get them playing games at their skill and comfort level.

If there is a game that you would like to try out, just RSVP to one of our meetup events and suggest it down in the comments for that event. Chances are that one of us has it in our collection, and we can bring it out with us.

The spaces we utilize tend to have tables that would not be very satisfying to someone who wants to play a Miniatures Game or a Roleplaying Game. We know folks that are for sure interested in playing them; we often just don't have the space. We do have Discussion Forums that can be a place for you to arrange a spot and time to get some of those games played.

There is often no admission to attend our events in public places. We just hope you support the businesses that allow us to use their facilities with your patronage.

RSVPs are very appreciated, and allow us to know to not cancel an event. It is not a big deal if you need to change your RSVP later on, and do drop in last minute if that's how life is working out for you. It just really only takes one person other than the host to say they are certainly in. Hosts would hate to sit there alone with two bags of games like a dope, wouldn't they?

If you have ideas for venues and towns in which to hold an event, please do contact Our Co-organizer or Organizer. We know there are a lot of towns that hope to game, that are missing good events on the map.

Beginning on November 10, 2017, this organization will have events that meet at :

The Giant Eagle Market District at Settlers Ridge in the Robinson/Moon/Airport area every Friday night. Usually, events start at 6PM and go until people are too drowsy or spent to play more games in the wee hours of Saturday morning.

Events held at Nerds, Comics and Cards on Saturdays will occur at 502 Washington Ave, Bridgeville, PA, right off of the Bridgeville exit of Interstate 79. Western PA Gaming is thrilled to be partnered with them in advertising this recurring event. The ownership will determine the times and dates, but it seems that their pattern so far is to hold events monthly on a determined Saturday from 5 PM until 11 PM (or later depending on the mood and benevolence of the ownership).

Occasionally events are hosted by a group who put on BYOB 21+ Game Nights held at the Bridgeville and Western Allegheny Libraries, and other libraries that may cooperate. Those events require a separate registration process accessible through our meetup.com event notification, but usually involve going to the determined Library's website itself to rsvp.

On the Last Sunday of the month, Gamers can get together in the Mon Valley at the King's in Bentleyville, PA, right along Interstate 70 between Belle Vernon and Washington. Usually, the events start at 2 PM and go until 8 or 9PM in the evening.

Additional events are always a possibility, All that needs to happen is an event host or assistant organizer brings their idea for the time and the public venue to us. If that person is willing to be there for the duration, or arrange for other WPAG organizers to cover the gaps, you have a very good chance of getting a green light from us.

Take a look at our Pages tab above to find a Link to our directory of Game collections and BoardGameGeek.com profiles.

Organizer; Russell Griffin (Russ)

Co-Organizer: Andy Welsbacher ('ol Redbeard)

Co-Organizer: Rick Mullaney

Co-Organizer: Jay Mack

Co-Organizer: Scott Schafer

Co-Organizer: Brian Winkleblech

Upcoming events (4+)

Board Gaming at the Four Horsemen Comics and Gaming

Four Horsemen Comics and Gaming of Robinson Township

Come join us for a day of board gaming at Four Horsemen Comics and Gaming our newest venue and sponsor!

You can bring a game you would like to play or grab one from their extensive board game library.

The event will be from 12 to 8 PM. However, the store closes at 8 but the mall exits stay open an hour after close so you can have a small additional amount of time to finish up your games.

For more info check out their webpage at https://four-horsemen-comics-and-gaming-robinson.myshopify.com/ or give them a call at[masked].

The store is located near the center of the mall so you can use the front entrance near JC Penney.

They are also extending a 15% on everything in the store to WPAG gamers with the exception of TCG products. So if you haven't purchased any new games in a while this might be a good opportunity to save a little money and support our new sponsor.

The store is new and everything in the store is brand new and looks like a fantastic place to game.

Board Gaming at the Four Horsemen Comics and Gaming

Four Horsemen Comics and Gaming of Robinson Township

Come join us for a day of board gaming at Four Horsemen Comics and Gaming our newest venue and sponsor!

You can bring a game you would like to play or grab one from their extensive board game library.

The event will be from 12 to 8 PM. However, the store closes at 8 but the mall exits stay open an hour after close so you can have a small additional amount of time to finish up your games.

For more info check out their webpage at https://four-horsemen-comics-and-gaming-robinson.myshopify.com/ or give them a call at[masked].

The store is located near the center of the mall so you can use the front entrance near JC Penney.

They are also extending a 15% on everything in the store to WPAG gamers with the exception of TCG products. So if you haven't purchased any new games in a while this might be a good opportunity to save a little money and support our new sponsor.

The store is new and everything in the store is brand new and looks like a fantastic place to game.

Mon Valley Gaming

Foster House II

Hello Western PA Gamers!

Prior to Covid-19, there was a Mon Valley Gaming event held at Bentleyville Kings. After Covid-19 started, that Kings location closed. We have been looking for a new Mon Valley location, and have found one!

We will be hosting Mon Valley Gaming at the Foster House II which is located at One Cook Rd. Belle Vernon, PA 15012.

Here's some of the games we played at the last Mon Valley gaming meetup:

Stone Age, Point Salad, Wingspan, Libertalia, City of Iron, Dune Imperium, and Incubation.

FAQ:
Do I need to wear a mask? If you have been vaccinated for Covid-19 for longer than 2 weeks you DO NOT have to wear a mask. If you have not been vaccinated you must wear a mask. [Wearing a mask when in the public portion of the business or indeed any business is likely a wise precaution]

Where should I park? Parking is available all around the building.

Where is the meeting room? The meeting room is straight across from the main entrance when you come into the building. To our gamer friends who have personal mobility concerns, we regret to let you down by saying that this reserved event room can only be accessed by a staircase. We wish we could do something to make accommodating your needs and attendance possible, but it is not within our ability at this location.

Can I bring food and drink? There is a cost to reserve the room at the event, but food and drink purchases go toward that, so I would like to ask that you be a patron and try out some food or drinks from the menu while you enjoy some games. The restaurant is cash only. However there is a PNC bank a few minutes down the road (I know I often only carry a card with me unless I am going to a place what only takes cash).

What if my game is running later than 9pm? We are scheduled for 1pm-9pm, so please plan on wrapping up any final games by 9pm.

So at our events, our volunteers and game enthusiasts have experience in teaching anyone and everyone some of the latest games in the boardgaming market as well as some of the modern classics as well, in cozy or large group events (we have been hosting events since 2014!) This is our quirky hobby. We bring the games, and you can too, but what we need more is your willingness to take a chance and join in. If you have watched Tabletop on the Geek and Sundry YouTube Channel, you have a pretty good idea of the sort of things that we have been up to.

A little about what we play: the organizers always bring a lot of games to play but if there is something that you are interested in playing or learning just make a note in the event chat comments below. Today’s board games come in all Shapes, sizes, themes, components, and our group plays all kinds.

Anyone under the age of 21 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

Our organizers try to be very accommodating to new players, and try to pick games appropriate to your skill level and that we think you would enjoy. Our goal is to get you enthusiastic about the hobby. We have games, we want to make more gamers!

If there is a game you would like to try out, just suggest it down in the chat comments below. Chances are that one of us has it in our collection and we can bring it out.

During our events, people drop in and drop out as time permits them to do. You don’t have to come for the entire day or stay once you are there, but plenty of folks do. Please do r.s.v.p. so I have an estimate of how many people are coming, and what games to bring along. You can always cancel your r.s.v.p. if you have a change in plans, and you can always drop in, even if you have not made an r.s.v.p. Hope you find some time on this particular weekend to spend some of your afternoon or evening with us.

Board Gaming at the Four Horsemen Comics and Gaming

Four Horsemen Comics and Gaming of Robinson Township

Come join us for a day of board gaming at Four Horsemen Comics and Gaming our newest venue and sponsor!

You can bring a game you would like to play or grab one from their extensive board game library.

The event will be from 12 to 8 PM. However, the store closes at 8 but the mall exits stay open an hour after close so you can have a small additional amount of time to finish up your games.

For more info check out their webpage at https://four-horsemen-comics-and-gaming-robinson.myshopify.com/ or give them a call at[masked].

The store is located near the center of the mall so you can use the front entrance near JC Penney.

They are also extending a 15% on everything in the store to WPAG gamers with the exception of TCG products. So if you haven't purchased any new games in a while this might be a good opportunity to save a little money and support our new sponsor.

The store is new and everything in the store is brand new and looks like a fantastic place to game.

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Board Gaming at the Four Horsemen Comics and Gaming

Four Horsemen Comics and Gaming of Robinson Township

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