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+)

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

The Board Room VA

NEW GAME LOCATION at The Board Room

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 Board Room in Clarendon on Wednesday from 6:30-10:00. It's within walking distance from the Clarendon metro. Find us in the secluded room to the right. If that room is reserved for a private event, look for us on the the far 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,

The Beer and Board Games group will be meeting at the area known as the Landing in Crystal City. It is located next to the San Antonio Bar & Grill. Typically, around 30 to 45 people will attend.

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 to bring your own games. 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.

  • Concordia
  • Wingspan
  • Istanbul
  • The Quacks of Quedlinburg
  • Splendor
  • Werewords
  • Resistance: Avalon

The Process:

Folks come to the event either empty handed or with a selection of board games to share. The games available vary from event to event.

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.

After finishing 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. Many titles are popular and there might be more than one copy of a game at the same event.

Parking in the building is free after 4pm. If taking Metrorail, it is the Crystal City stop.

Directions from the Metro:

If you're taking the Metro, exit at Crystal City. When you come up the first set of escalators, turn right to enter the underground shops and then turn right after the Ship’s Hatch store. 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, garage parking is free after 4 pm. Enter the garage for 1750 Crystal Drive on 18th Street and take a ticket. (You'll need this to exit, but there's no charge). 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.

Bring Your Own Game Night in DC at Nanny O’Briens

Nanny O'Briens

Hello again! After a long hiatus, the Monday meet up at Nanny O’Briens is back! We’ll have some games to play, but feel free to bring your favorites as well. Stop by for a game and a drink, and say hello! We’ll be in the back room.

Other info:
Nanny O'Brien's is allowing us to use their back room for some board game socializing. Please reciprocate their generosity by purchasing food and drinks.
Free street parking starts at 6:30 in most areas (make sure to read the signs). If you're taking the metro, take the red line to Cleveland Park and walk two blocks southwest on Connecticut (we are located next to CVS).

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

The Board Room VA

NEW GAME LOCATION at The Board Room

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 Board Room in Clarendon on Wednesday from 6:30-10:00. It's within walking distance from the Clarendon metro. Find us in the secluded room to the right. If that room is reserved for a private event, look for us on the the far 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!

Past events (1,454)

Bring Your Own Game Night in DC at Nanny O’Briens

Nanny O'Briens