What we're about

Who should join: This is a group for folks to meet up to play board games. If you're into this hobby already or if you're new to it and interested, we're happy to have you. We strive to create an inclusive and welcoming environment, and the host loves helping new folks get into the hobby.

Don't know any games? Don't worry - we'll teach you.

We meet primarily at a townhouse in Wheaton (Silver Spring), MD, right off the Wheaton metro stop on the redline. We also list local board gaming conventions as events, and sometimes group members will host events through the group.

We have space for 4-5 concurrent games, or for about 20-25 people. Some people stay the whole time. Some leave early or show up part way through the day.

Don't be surprised to see some Werewolf or 2 Rooms and a Boom if and when we get a big group of interested folks. Expect a mix of short, medium, and long games, thematic games, deception games, etc. This group is a little less Eurogame heavy, but they get played some here. The host game library is https://boardgamegeek.com/collection/user/Coolmew?gallery=large&subtype=boardgame&own=1&ff=1

A few games that have been played a few times:
Cthulhu Wars
Betrayal at House on the Hill
Terraforming Mars
One Night Ultimate Werewolf
Splender

We do potluck food and drink, so feel free to bring something to share. We'll often order Chinese in the evening.

The main venue is a pet-free, drug-free, no-smoking townhouse. It does have a small number of stairs that are unavoidable - feel free to ask for more details if you have mobility issues and are concerned.

We usually meet on Friday evenings and Saturdays and during the summer, Sundays.

Most events are open, but some, especially RPG events, are meant for a small group that signed up in advance. Post a comment or message the host if you aren't sure.

Upcoming events (5+)

AwesomeCon 2019 (3 days)

Walter E Washington Convention Center

Awesome Con is Washington DC’s Comic Con! Awesome Con is a celebration of geek culture, bringing over 70,000 fans together with their favorite stars from across comics, movies, television, toys, games, and more! There is a good sized boardgame room that usually has at least 50 people playing games at any given time when the con is open, and often a lot more. It has a few dozen games available for purchase and a free library of games to rent during the convention. This event is not affiliated with this Meetup group, so you do not have to rsvp here to attend, but you are welcome to do so. Check here for more info: http://awesome-con.com/ Tickets on sale here: http://awesome-con.com/tickets/ • What to bring Recommend bringing a portable phone charger and refillable water bottle

Saturday Open Boardgaming (1pm-midnight, Cinco de Quatro)

Ryan and Liz's House

Join us for board gaming near the Wheaton metro. Potluck food and drink. New folks are welcome. We'll teach you some games. It's Cinco de Quatro, so in the grand tradition of Newport Beach, if folks want to have some Margaritas or something, that could be good. Also, May the 4th be with us. So you know, mixed messages and themes. *There's a baby in the household - she doesn't spend much time around the boardgaming, but please make extra sure to look around for stray (delicious) game pieces when you're putting stuff up. *We'll probably do a joint dinner order (Panda Wok) for anyone interested. To cover tax, tip, and delivery fee, I ask for order price + 25% by cash or Paypal. *Don't hesitate to joint the waitlist (if there is one) - it usually moves 3-7 spaces on Thursday-Saturday morning. *Please rsvp if you're planning to make it. *We'll have some snacks and drinks but food is mostly potluck. Bottles with screw tops are recommended to cut down the risk of spills. If folks are interested, we sometimes do a joint food delivery order. Make sure to bring cash or have Paypal on your smartphone if you might want to get in on a food order. *Please update your rsvp as soon as you can if you realize you can't make it, especially if we're at or close to the rsvp limit. *The house is a very short walk from the Wheaton metro. Take the exit off of the metro on the right. Walk forward then turn right. The exit will be on your left. Then follow this map: https://imgur.com/a/iyt3Y *If you are parking, the Amherst Garage is cheap (free?) and nearby and there are other good options too. Be sure to to obey parking laws - the parking immediately in front of the house is permit only. *This is a pet/drug/smoke free household. *Feel free to show up after the start time but if you know ahead of time you're going to, it's great if you can post around when you're planning to make it. *This Meetup is generally meant to stick to the main floor of the house, which has a living room, kitchen, dining room, and bathroom, so please don't go up or down stairs without asking one of the hosts. *The host boardgame library is listed here: https://boardgamegeek.com/collection/user/Coolmew?gallery=large&subtype=boardgame&own=1&ff=1

Call of Cthulhu: Masks of Nyarlathotep (closed RPG campaign) Session 13

Masks of Nyarlathotep 7th Edition Session 13. This is a closed RPG campaign with a preset group.

Call of Cthulhu: Masks of Nyarlathotep (closed RPG campaign) Session 14

Masks of Nyarlathotep 7th Edition Session 14. This is a closed RPG campaign with a preset group.

Past events (119)

Saturday Open Boardgaming

Ryan and Liz's House

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