What we're about

Hi! This is a group for fun-loving, non-competitive people who enjoy playing party and board games. We have several wonderful venues where we can enjoy food and drinks while playing a few games. We like playing ALL types of board, party and card games, so don't hesitate to bring any games you'd like to play (or feel free to come empty-handed).

Our Meetups are relaxed environments where you have an opportunity to play old favorites and learn new soon-to-be-favorites. Don't worry if you haven't played many games before. People are happy to teach new games, and it doesn't matter if you win or lose horribly. The event hosts will bring the games they own and everyone else is invited to bring other games they're interested in playing. There's usually the opportunity to play two, three or maybe four games in a night with different people, depending on when you arrive and what's being played. We play a wide variety of games with a focus on Eurogames and party games. Here are some of the games we typically play.

- Codenames

- Spyfall

- The Resistance

- Splendor

- Castles of Burgundy

- Power Grid

- Keyflower

- Agricola

- Terra Mystica

- Twilight Struggle

We are really fortunate to have wonderful venues that indulge our game playing, so please tip generously. Thanks!

CONDUCT & BEHAVIOR

Beer & Board Games meetups are meant to be a safe space in which we can socialize and share our passion for board games. Please stay polite and relaxed and remember that we're all there to enjoy ourselves.

We have a zero tolerance policy for harassment. Examples of harassment include but are not limited to unwanted physical contact, intimidation, or verbally threatening someone. In addition, harassment via electronic methods such as email or private messages will be treated in the same manner as physical and verbal harassment. Abuse of this manner may result in a temporary or permanent ban from future events.

While we have single members and we hold many events, this group is not a singles group. Please be respectful of each other's time, personal space, and wishes, and consider that even if your intent is good and flattering, your behavior may make someone uncomfortable. If you are uncertain whether your attentions are welcome, it is always better to err on the side of caution and refrain.

If you experience or witness harassment or a problem of any sort, please contact Simon, Kat, Bharat, or Ed ASAP. Your privacy will be respected. Coming forward helps us prevent future occurrences and protects your fellow members. We value your opinion and want all our members to thrive in our community.

Upcoming events (4+)

Holiday Games at "The Landing" in the Crystal City Shops

Crystal City Shops at "The Landing" near the San Antonio Bar & Grill

Hey All,

Let's play games on Monday, January 17th at the Crystal City Shops in the open area called "The Landing."

This group is very beginner friendly, so if you don't know any of the games provided, be prepared to learn a new one. You are also welcome bring your own games to play with others. People trickle in and out throughout the night so if you show up late, just wait a bit for other games to finish or for more people show up.

Here are some examples of the games we like to play.

- Castles of Burgundy
- Battlestar Galactica
- Concordia
- Medici
- Werewords
- Resistance: Avalon

The Process:

Folks come to the event either empty handed or with a selection of their own board games to share. The games available vary from event to event because different people bring different games each time.

Generally speaking, when people bring games to an event at the Landing, they place them near one of the back pillars in the food court area, which then becomes the game 'library' for the group. Members typically mill around this area until they find enough people to play something mutually agreeable. When you’ve finished playing a borrowed game, place it back where you found it, in the same condition you found it in (pieces in bags, all decks secured with rubber bands, etc).

If you decide to leave your game in the game library, please make sure the box is identifiably yours, preferably with your name and contact info on or inside the box. Many titles are popular and there might be more than one copy of a particular game at the same event. Identifying information somewhere on the box makes it easier to ensure the right copy goes home with the right person.

Directions from the Metro:

If you're taking the Metro, exit at Crystal City and you can walk to The Landing without having to go outside. When you come up the first set of escalators, turn right to enter the underground shops and then turn right at the 3 way intersection. Continue straight and The Landing will be the large open seating area on your right, next to San Antonio Bar & Grill and Subway.

Parking:

If you're driving, park in the garage. Enter the garage for 1750 Crystal Drive on 18th Street and take a ticket. (You'll need this to exit, but there should be no charge since it is a holiday). Take the elevators up to Level S. The Landing is the large open seating area next to San Antonio Bar & Grill and Subway.

If that parking garage is full, exit the garage and turn left on 18th and left again on Crystal Drive. A second parking garage is located on Crystal Drive between 18th Street and 15th Street.

Board Game Night @ Silver Diner in Clarendon, Wed, 6:30-10:00

Silver Diner

Let's play board games. Not the ones your ancestors played but the really cool ones of the new millennium. We play everything from fun, social games to light to heavy strategy games.

Don't know how to play? Not a problem - we're happy to teach. It's a great chance to learn new games or play your favorites with non-competitive people who like to laugh. You can build a railroad, eradicate a plague, or explore the far reaches of the galaxy in one evening.

While many will bring their own games, you can show up gameless and still play.

We play at the Silver Diner in Clarendon on Wednesday from 6:30-10:00. Silver Diner has lots of great food and free parking. It's also within walking distance from the Clarendon metro. Find us in the back of the restaurant, usually on the left side.

We're very fortunate to have this great venue for our game nights and they take care of us for 3-1/2 hours, so please spend a minimum of $5 on food or drink and tip generously (at the very least $2, even if 20% of your bill would be $1). Thanks!

Bring Your Own Games Night at "The Landing" in the Crystal City Shops

Crystal City Shops at "The Landing" near the San Antonio Bar & Grill

Hey All,

After a brief hiatus, the Beer and Board Games group will be going back to the area known as the Landing in Crystal City. It is located next to the San Antonio Bar & Grill. We will be following Virginia guidelines in regards to COVID-19 protocols.

This group is very beginner friendly, so if you don't know any of the games provided, be prepared to learn a new one. You are also welcome bring your own games to play with others. People trickle in and out throughout the night so if you show up late, just wait a bit for other games to finish or for more people show up.

Here are some examples of the games we like to play.

- Castles of Burgundy
- Battlestar Galactica
- Concordia
- Medici
- Werewords
- Resistance: Avalon

The Process:

Folks come to the event either empty handed or with a selection of their own board games to share. The games available vary from event to event because different people bring different games each time.

Generally speaking, when people bring games to an event at the Landing, they place them near one of the back pillars in the food court area, which then becomes the game 'library' for the group. Members typically mill around this area until they find enough people to play something mutually agreeable. When you’ve finished playing a borrowed game, place it back where you found it, in the same condition you found it in (pieces in bags, all decks secured with rubber bands, etc).

If you decide to leave your game in the game library, please make sure the box is identifiably yours, preferably with your name and contact info on or inside the box. Many titles are popular and there might be more than one copy of a particular game at the same event. Identifying information somewhere on the box makes it easier to ensure the right copy goes home with the right person.

Parking in the building is free after 4pm. If taking Metrorail, it is the Crystal City stop. If you have any questions, feel free to send me(Simon) a message. Or feel free to post a comment if I missed anything.

Board Game Night @ Silver Diner in Clarendon, Wed, 6:30-10:00

Silver Diner

Let's play board games. Not the ones your ancestors played but the really cool ones of the new millennium. We play everything from fun, social games to light to heavy strategy games.

Don't know how to play? Not a problem - we're happy to teach. It's a great chance to learn new games or play your favorites with non-competitive people who like to laugh. You can build a railroad, eradicate a plague, or explore the far reaches of the galaxy in one evening.

While many will bring their own games, you can show up gameless and still play.

We play at the Silver Diner in Clarendon on Wednesday from 6:30-10:00. Silver Diner has lots of great food and free parking. It's also within walking distance from the Clarendon metro. Find us in the back of the restaurant, usually on the left side.

We're very fortunate to have this great venue for our game nights and they take care of us for 3-1/2 hours, so please spend a minimum of $5 on food or drink and tip generously (at the very least $2, even if 20% of your bill would be $1). Thanks!

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Bring Your Own Games Night at "The Landing" in the Crystal City Shops

Crystal City Shops at "The Landing" near the San Antonio Bar & Grill

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