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 Dawn, Kat, 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 (5)

Friday Night Games at "The Landing" at Crystal City Shops

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

Let's play games this Friday at the Crystal City Shops in the open area called "The Landing." There are lots of tables for games, and the mall has many eateries where you can get food to go. The Landing is right next to the Crystal City metro stop and, if you're driving, there is free parking after 4:00 pm in the garage. See below for more details. We'll be starting at 6 pm, but feel free to wander in whenever you'd like. If everyone is already in the middle of games, please don't hesitate to pull up a chair and watch a game in progress. Gamers of all experience levels are welcome. It's a friendly group that's always happy to meet new people and teach games. We like to play a variety of new board games ranging from silly party games to complex Euro games. 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 Rite Aid. 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, parking after 4 pm is free 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'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. This is a link to a map of the Crystal City Shops: http://www.thecrystalcityshops.com/ The Landing is in the yellow section on the map near the San Antonio Bar & Grill and Subway.

Friday Night Games at "The Landing" at Crystal City Shops

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

Let's play games this Friday at the Crystal City Shops in the open area called "The Landing." There are lots of tables for games, and the mall has many eateries where you can get food to go. The Landing is right next to the Crystal City metro stop and, if you're driving, there is free parking after 4:00 pm in the garage. See below for more details. We'll be starting at 6 pm, but feel free to wander in whenever you'd like. If everyone is already in the middle of games, please don't hesitate to pull up a chair and watch a game in progress. Gamers of all experience levels are welcome. It's a friendly group that's always happy to meet new people and teach games. We like to play a variety of new board games ranging from silly party games to complex Euro games. 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 Rite Aid. 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, parking after 4 pm is free 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'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. This is a link to a map of the Crystal City Shops: http://www.thecrystalcityshops.com/ The Landing is in the yellow section on the map near the San Antonio Bar & Grill and Subway.

Black Friday Games at "The Landing" at Crystal City Shops

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

It's Black Friday, so let's play games at the Crystal City Shops in the open area called "The Landing." There are lots of tables for games, and the mall has many eateries where you can get food to go. The Landing is right next to the Crystal City metro stop and, if you're driving, there is free parking after 4:00 pm in the garage. See below for more details. We'll be starting at 11 am, but feel free to wander in whenever you'd like. If everyone is already in the middle of games, please don't hesitate to pull up a chair and watch a game in progress. Gamers of all experience levels are welcome. It's a friendly group that's always happy to meet new people and teach games. We like to play a variety of new board games ranging from silly party games to complex Euro games. 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 Rite Aid. 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, parking after 4 pm is free 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'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. This is a link to a map of the Crystal City Shops: http://www.thecrystalcityshops.com/ The Landing is in the yellow section on the map near the San Antonio Bar & Grill and Subway.

Friday Night Games at "The Landing" at Crystal City Shops

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

Let's play games this Friday at the Crystal City Shops in the open area called "The Landing." There are lots of tables for games, and the mall has many eateries where you can get food to go. The Landing is right next to the Crystal City metro stop and, if you're driving, there is free parking after 4:00 pm in the garage. See below for more details. We'll be starting at 6 pm, but feel free to wander in whenever you'd like. If everyone is already in the middle of games, please don't hesitate to pull up a chair and watch a game in progress. Gamers of all experience levels are welcome. It's a friendly group that's always happy to meet new people and teach games. We like to play a variety of new board games ranging from silly party games to complex Euro games. 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 Rite Aid. 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, parking after 4 pm is free 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'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. This is a link to a map of the Crystal City Shops: http://www.thecrystalcityshops.com/ The Landing is in the yellow section on the map near the San Antonio Bar & Grill and Subway.

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