Hello Western PA Gamers!
We continue to have strong turnouts at this venue so we have updated our meetups to occur at this location every Friday night.
The venue has a nice variety of hot food, snacks, Starbucks, beer, and wine available until 8 or 10PM, and the seating area we use is open 24 hours!
It is first come, first serve on the seating, but as members begin arriving, we can throw some games on the larger tables to reserve them. The venue probably has over twenty tables and the room can comfortably hold over 60 people. It does get a little crowded at dinner time, but it thins out after 7:00 or so, and is pretty much empty of other non-gaming patrons after 9:00.
This is a great centrally located spot where our Airport area players can get to quickly. Seems that the same can be said of the players in the City and to the North of the City. This location is probably only 15-20 minutes from the Fort Pitt tunnel.
A little about what we play...
Today's board games come in all different shapes, sizes, themes, components, and our group plays all kinds. Here are some examples of the types of games we play...
Party games like: Codenames, Spyfall, and Dixit.
Euro-style games like: Scythe, Five Tribes, Orleans, Puerto Rico, Viticulture, and Lords of Waterdeep.
Gateway games like: Ticket to Ride, Splendor, Carcassonne, and Catan.
Cooperative games like: Pandemic, Flash Point, and Dead of Winter.
Abstract games like: Qwirkle, Blokus, Azul, and Hive.
Card games like: Dominion, Glory to Rome, Diamonds, and Muchkin.
Those are just a few of the games that can be seen being played at our meetups every week.
Our members come in all shapes and sizes, and they span from young to older, but all seem to have a great time when we get together!
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 to be enthusiastic about the hobby, and teach you if that is what it takes to get you there.
If there is a game that you would like to try out just r.s.v.p. to one of our meetups and suggest it down in the comments. Chances are that one of us has it in our collection, and we can bring it out.
Look forward to introducing the hobby to many more players, and enjoying continued good times with our regulars.
Please r.s.v.p. early so we have an idea how many people or coming and what type of games to bring along. You can always cancel your r.s.v.p. if you have a change of plans.
Attendance at our events is always free but if you like Western PA Gaming please consider showing your support by making a donation using the Chip In button or donate some unloved games. We do a fundraising event called the 'Dooraffle' at our events that occur on the LAST FRIDAY of the month. We give everyone who attends the event one free ticket, and the winner drawn gets to pick a great game out of the prize bag! Additional tickets are available to increase your odds of winning, and can be purchased for $1.00 each, or ten extra tickets for $5.00. There will always be at least one prize drawn, but depending on how much funds are raised in an individual night's sale, the organizers may choose to award prizes to subsequent winners that night. Look through our photo album to see some of our previous winners and the games that they have won! We have given away a ton of great games to date!
We also run occasional special events and tournaments and your participation and contributions help fund the prizes for the events and offset the operating costs of the group.
Look forward to gaming with you.
See you soon!