Hello Western PA Gamers!
Market District has a nice variety of hot food, snacks, Starbucks, beer, and wine available until 10:00 PM. The management has generously allowed us to use the Cafe' all night with the following provision...
No alcohol in the Café’ area after the bar closes after 10:00 PM!
So, no open glasses nor visible six-packs. In fact, I would recommend taking any unopened bottles of beer or wine to your car after 10:00 so as not to endanger Market District’s liquor license.
We have a great relationship with them and I don't want to endanger that! Market District might not be the perfect gaming venue but it has food, alcohol, coffee, snacks, decent tables, and adequate lighting. Plus, it is open 24 hours and good luck trying to find all of that at the price we pay!
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...
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.
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 often 3 or 4.
Look through our photo album to see some of the games we have given away and what we play.
Look forward to gaming with you.