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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

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Virtual Board Game Night

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Hello Everyone, I wanted to get the word out on virtual gaming nights. Given the current situation that we are all in, I know a lot of people are going a little stir crazy and may be missing one of their favorite hobbies. Western PA Gamers is probably going to have a tough time having any in-person game nights anytime soon. Because of this, I created a public Discord channel (https://discord.gg/vFcD27j­) for all our members to have game nights. This way we can continue to advertise our game nights, however, they will be online as Meetup is asking everyone to do. This will be a Friday night event but can be expanded into other nights. This will require you to have the following software to start: Discord: https://discordapp.com/­ Steam: https://store.steampowered.com/about/­ Table Top Simulator: https://store.steampowered.com/app/286160/Tabletop_Simulator/­ If anyone needs help with this let me know. Simply message me and I can walk you through it. Also, there are plenty of other options for platforms to play on. Players are welcome to use those options instead such as Tabletopia, Boardgame Arena, etc... However, for the experience and cost, I feel Tabletop Simulator is the best option. Thanks, Everyone! I hope everyone is staying safe and healthy. I look forward to playing with you. Matt C, Assistant Organizer

Virtual Board Game Night

Needs a location

Hello Everyone, I wanted to get the word out on virtual gaming nights. Given the current situation that we are all in, I know a lot of people are going a little stir crazy and may be missing one of their favorite hobbies. Western PA Gamers is probably going to have a tough time having any in-person game nights anytime soon. Because of this, I created a public Discord channel (https://discord.gg/vFcD27j­) for all our members to have game nights. This way we can continue to advertise our game nights, however, they will be online as Meetup is asking everyone to do. This will be a Friday night event but can be expanded into other nights. This will require you to have the following software to start: Discord: https://discordapp.com/­ Steam: https://store.steampowered.com/about/­ Table Top Simulator: https://store.steampowered.com/app/286160/Tabletop_Simulator/­ If anyone needs help with this let me know. Simply message me and I can walk you through it. Also, there are plenty of other options for platforms to play on. Players are welcome to use those options instead such as Tabletopia, Boardgame Arena, etc... However, for the experience and cost, I feel Tabletop Simulator is the best option. Thanks, Everyone! I hope everyone is staying safe and healthy. I look forward to playing with you. Matt C, Assistant Organizer

Virtual Board Game Night

Needs a location

Hello Everyone, I wanted to get the word out on virtual gaming nights. Given the current situation that we are all in, I know a lot of people are going a little stir crazy and may be missing one of their favorite hobbies. Western PA Gamers is probably going to have a tough time having any in-person game nights anytime soon. Because of this, I created a public Discord channel (https://discord.gg/vFcD27j­) for all our members to have game nights. This way we can continue to advertise our game nights, however, they will be online as Meetup is asking everyone to do. This will be a Friday night event but can be expanded into other nights. This will require you to have the following software to start: Discord: https://discordapp.com/­ Steam: https://store.steampowered.com/about/­ Table Top Simulator: https://store.steampowered.com/app/286160/Tabletop_Simulator/­ If anyone needs help with this let me know. Simply message me and I can walk you through it. Also, there are plenty of other options for platforms to play on. Players are welcome to use those options instead such as Tabletopia, Boardgame Arena, etc... However, for the experience and cost, I feel Tabletop Simulator is the best option. Thanks, Everyone! I hope everyone is staying safe and healthy. I look forward to playing with you. Matt C, Assistant Organizer

Virtual Board Game Night

Needs a location

Hello Everyone, I wanted to get the word out on virtual gaming nights. Given the current situation that we are all in, I know a lot of people are going a little stir crazy and may be missing one of their favorite hobbies. Western PA Gamers is probably going to have a tough time having any in-person game nights anytime soon. Because of this, I created a public Discord channel (https://discord.gg/vFcD27j­) for all our members to have game nights. This way we can continue to advertise our game nights, however, they will be online as Meetup is asking everyone to do. This will be a Friday night event but can be expanded into other nights. This will require you to have the following software to start: Discord: https://discordapp.com/­ Steam: https://store.steampowered.com/about/­ Table Top Simulator: https://store.steampowered.com/app/286160/Tabletop_Simulator/­ If anyone needs help with this let me know. Simply message me and I can walk you through it. Also, there are plenty of other options for platforms to play on. Players are welcome to use those options instead such as Tabletopia, Boardgame Arena, etc... However, for the experience and cost, I feel Tabletop Simulator is the best option. Thanks, Everyone! I hope everyone is staying safe and healthy. I look forward to playing with you. Matt C, Assistant Organizer

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