What we're about

Our goal with All Aboard Games is to organize and host events where people can share the joy of modern board and card games with other friendly people. We make it a priority to be welcoming in a comfortable environment for both new players and experienced ones alike! We have a wide array of different games being played during our events, and also experienced players eager to teach them! We also plan to have special events and provide an opportunity to buy, sell, and trade used games! It is a golden age of boardgames, and we hope you will join us.

This group also meets online to enjoy games virtually at Board Game Arena and other sites.  To participate there, please go to BoardGameArena.com and create a free account.  Then, send your account name to the organizers to be invited to the online group.  Events will be announced via Meetup (as with in-person events) and played online with Zoom or Discord providing a platform for live discussion.

We have a gift shop now--
https://teespring.com/all-aboard-games

Upcoming events (4+)

SANTA ANA - Friday Night Boardgame Meetup

Needs a location

Join us at IHOP for a most excellent evening of gaming and great food! Enjoy playing a selection of modern board and card games! We meet twice a month, every 1st and 3rd Friday. This is the first meetup of the month. No experience necessary to attend!

GAME SELECTION:
Game selection depends entirely on what is brought by attendees and made available to share. Consider bringing your favorites to teach and play with others. This is optional, but we encourage attendees to place games on a back table (game pool) where others can borrow them for the duration of the event. Please take care of any borrowed games including the box and any components. You may announce in the comments below which games you plan to bring and/or any that you would like to try out.

Absolutely no playtesting or promotion! For a special exception, please message the event host.

VENUE:
We will have an entire wing of the restaurant reserved for our group. Please be mindful that this is a business which allows us to play without charging admission and that it only works for them as long as it makes business sense. Kindly patronize by buying a beverage or meal at each visit. The menu can be found on their website here: IHOP menu

IHOP closes at 10PM so please complete final turns and cleanup as soon as they make an announcement.

NO OUTSIDE FOOD AND DRINK ALLOWED! No smoking or vaping!

ARRIVAL TIME AND CANCELLATIONS:
Show up any time you like-- but expect that if you're late it is more likely that you will have to wait before you can get into a game.

This event may fill up, in which case there will be a waiting list. If you RSVP and later find that you are unable to attend, please indicate so by updating your status accordingly at least one hour prior to the meet time so that people in the queue have time to react to getting in. Host will go through the sign-in sheet afterward and mark no-shows.

A small contribution ($1 suggested) is appreciated, but not required.

CONTACT US:
You can join us on Facebook as well!

Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions. We hope to see you there!

IRVINE - Friday Night Boardgame Meetup

Needs a location

$1.00

This is the Irvine Knowlwood meetup, Orange County's most popular regular boardgame meetup! RSVP on this page now to lock in your spot! This venue has hosted boardgame meetups since June 2021. We now meet twice a month, every 2nd and 4th Friday. This is the first meetup of the month.

*DESCRIPTION:
Join us at Knowlwood restaurant for a most excellent evening of gaming and dining! Enjoy playing a selection of modern board and card games! We will have a section of the restaurant reserved for our group.
No experience necessary to attend!

*$1.00 CHIP-IN REQUIRED
There is a one dollar ($1.00) chip-in to attend this meetup, required at sign-in or paid online beforehand. This is currently being required by the venue to meet a $60 reservation fee due to a low purchase rate.

If you prefer to pay using PayPal, please add 55 cents to cover their transaction fee. You may pay for all your current RSVPs prior to those events: PayPal.me

*FOOD AND DRINK:
Please be mindful that this is a business which allows us to play and that it only works for them as long as it makes business sense. You are strongly encouraged to patronize by buying a beverage or preferably a food item at each visit. The menu can be found on their website here: http://knowlwoodrestaurants.com/

NO OUTSIDE FOOD AND DRINK ALLOWED! No smoking or vaping!

*ARRIVAL TIME AND CANCELLATIONS:
Show up any time you like-- but expect that if you're late it is more likely that you will have to wait before you can get into a game.

This event may fill up, in which case there will be a waiting list. If you RSVP and later find that you are unable to attend, please indicate so by updating your status accordingly at least one hour prior to the meet time so that people in the queue have time to react to getting in. Host will go through the sign-in sheet afterward and mark no-shows.

*REGARDING GAMES:
Game selection depends entirely on what is brought by attendees and made available to share. Consider bringing your favorites to teach and play with others. This is up to you, but we encourage attendees to place games on a back table (game pool) where others can borrow them for the duration of the event. You are encouraged to announce in comments below what games you plan to bring and/or a few that you would like to try.

Restaurant will stay open for us until 10PM-- this is after the kitchen is officially closed around 9:30PM. Please target cleanup time so that we are able to leave by 10PM.

Absolutely no playtesting or promotion! For special exception please message the event host.

You can join us on Facebook as well!
A small contribution ($3 suggested) is appreciated, but not required.
Please let us know if you have any questions. See you there!

SANTA ANA - Friday Night Boardgame Meetup

Needs a location

Join us at IHOP for a most excellent evening of gaming and great food! Enjoy playing a selection of modern board and card games! We meet twice a month, every 1st and 3rd Friday. This is the second meetup of the month. No experience necessary to attend!

GAME SELECTION:
Game selection depends entirely on what is brought by attendees and made available to share. Consider bringing your favorites to teach and play with others. This is optional, but we encourage attendees to place games on a back table (game pool) where others can borrow them for the duration of the event. Please take care of any borrowed games including the box and any components. You may announce in the comments below which games you plan to bring and/or any that you would like to try out.

Absolutely no playtesting or promotion! For a special exception, please message the event host.

VENUE:
We will have an entire wing of the restaurant reserved for our group. Please be mindful that this is a business which allows us to play without charging admission and that it only works for them as long as it makes business sense. Kindly patronize by buying a beverage or meal at each visit. The menu can be found on their website here: IHOP menu

IHOP closes at 10PM so please complete final turns and cleanup as soon as they make an announcement.

NO OUTSIDE FOOD AND DRINK ALLOWED! No smoking or vaping!

ARRIVAL TIME AND CANCELLATIONS:
Show up any time you like-- but expect that if you're late it is more likely that you will have to wait before you can get into a game.

This event may fill up, in which case there will be a waiting list. If you RSVP and later find that you are unable to attend, please indicate so by updating your status accordingly at least one hour prior to the meet time so that people in the queue have time to react to getting in. Host will go through the sign-in sheet afterward and mark no-shows.

A small contribution ($1 suggested) is appreciated, but not required.

CONTACT US:
You can join us on Facebook as well!

Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions. We hope to see you there!

IRVINE - Friday Night Boardgame Meetup

Needs a location

$1.00

This is the Irvine Knowlwood meetup, Orange County's most popular regular boardgame meetup! RSVP on this page now to lock in your spot! This venue has hosted boardgame meetups since June 2021. We now meet twice a month, every 2nd and 4th Friday. This is the last meetup of the month.

*DESCRIPTION:
Join us at Knowlwood restaurant for a most excellent evening of gaming and dining! Enjoy playing a selection of modern board and card games! We will have a section of the restaurant reserved for our group.
No experience necessary to attend!

*$1.00 CHIP-IN REQUIRED
There is a one dollar ($1.00) chip-in to attend this meetup, required at sign-in or paid online beforehand. This is currently being required by the venue to meet a $60 reservation fee due to a low purchase rate.

If you prefer to pay using PayPal, please add 55 cents to cover their transaction fee. You may pay for all your current RSVPs prior to those events: PayPal.me

*FOOD AND DRINK:
Please be mindful that this is a business which allows us to play and that it only works for them as long as it makes business sense. You are strongly encouraged to patronize by buying a beverage or preferably a food item at each visit. The menu can be found on their website here: http://knowlwoodrestaurants.com/

NO OUTSIDE FOOD AND DRINK ALLOWED! No smoking or vaping!

*ARRIVAL TIME AND CANCELLATIONS:
Show up any time you like-- but expect that if you're late it is more likely that you will have to wait before you can get into a game.
This event may fill up, in which case there will be a waiting list. If you RSVP and later find that you are unable to attend, please indicate so by updating your status accordingly at least one hour prior to the meet time so that people in the queue have time to react to getting in. Host will go through the sign-in sheet afterward and mark no-shows.

*REGARDING GAMES:
Game selection depends entirely on what is brought by attendees and made available to share. Consider bringing your favorites to teach and play with others. This is up to you, but we encourage attendees to place games on a back table (game pool) where others can borrow them for the duration of the event. You are encouraged to announce in comments below what games you plan to bring and/or a few that you would like to try.

Restaurant will stay open for us until 10PM-- this is after the kitchen is officially closed around 9:30PM. Please target cleanup time so that we are able to leave by 10PM.

Absolutely no playtesting or promotion! For special exception please message the event host.

You can join us on Facebook as well!
A small contribution ($3 suggested) is appreciated, but not required.
Please let us know if you have any questions. See you there!

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All Aboard for Some Online Gaming Fun!!

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