What we're about

Welcome board gamers! Come and play board games with us! We meet once a week in downtown Helsinki to play games in alternating locations. We also run smaller secondary meetups on some Sundays! Our primary meetups happen:

• Every other (odd weeks) Thursday at 6 PM in Oluthuone Kaisla: https://www.raflaamo.fi/fi/helsinki/kaisla

• Every other (even weeks) Friday at 6 PM in Café Boardgame: https://cafeboardgame.fi/

We are a casual group so people come and go over the evening. It doesn't matter if you can't make it at exactly 6 PM but be ready to wait for up to 45 minutes for the next game if you come in after 7 PM. We tend to play fairly casual games that take 15–90 minutes to play but most meetups usually have one or more heavier games that play for longer.

If you're looking for something with more substance, join our occasional Sunday meetups! We play one or two games that take anywhere from 3 to 12 hours to play. These meetups are usually limited to 3–8 people as we play a single long game for the most of the day. Be sure to check out our upcoming meetups weekly to catch a spot in them before they fill up as the Sunday meetups are usually unannounced. We usually play at Juttutupa ( http://www.juttutupa.fi/ ) or Café Boardgame.

Additionally we sometimes do escape rooms and other fun things in Helsinki. These are also sometimes unannounced, check back often to secure your spot!

Refer to our board games list to see what we've played before: https://goo.gl/8jc3KS

Not enough board games for you? Check out the Vantaa Cooperative Board Game Night (https://www.meetup.com/Vantaa-Card-Games-Meetup/) and Board Game Sundays @ Tikkurila (https://www.meetup.com/Boardgame-Sundays-Tikkurila/) meetups as well!

Hello there, you've read all the way through! Are you interested in tabletop roleplaying games? Our sister group Roleplaying Games Helsinki (https://www.meetup.com/Roleplaying-Games-Helsinki/) plays RPGs!

Upcoming events (5+)

Rīchi Mahjong at Café Boardgame

Café Boardgame

€4.00

Japanese Mahjong at Café Boardgame! This event is on a Thursday because the café is closed on Midsummer's Eve on 21.6. You are welcome to join us even if you have not played Mahjong before, we will teach you the rules. Note that we are starting at 17:00 instead of the usual 18:00. There are two sets of tiles so preferably there would be exactly 4 or 8 people interested in playing (4 per game). Nominally the Café Boardgame owner Henri will be hosting this event as he will provide the tile sets. Please pay the 4 € fee at the counter when you arrive. (Special offer for open groups like ours, cash/credit/debit.) Every other week on Fridays our general board gaming event starts at the same venue at 18:00. You do not need to pay twice to also join that event.

Board Games at Kaisla (Thursday)

Oluthuone Kaisla

Board gaming meetup at Oluthuone Kaisla every other week! This Thursday's menu: • Terraforming Mars (1–5 players | 2–3 hours) Jose will (usually) bring (most games from) his regular bags o' board games: • Codenames Pictures (2–10+ players | 10–30 min) • BANG! + Dodge City + High Noon (4–7 players | 20–40 min) • Wizard (3–6 players | 30–50 min) • Fluxx 5.0 (2–6 players | 5–60 min) [New!] • Pirate Fluxx (2–6 players | 5–60 min) • Skip-Bo (2–6 players | 20–30 min) • Modern Art (3–5 players | 45–60 min) • N.Y. Chase (2–6 players | 45–90 min) [New!] • Honshū (2–5 players | 30–40 min) • Boss Monster (2–4 players | 20–40 min) • The Game & The Game on Fire (1–5 players | 20–50 min) • Scrabble [English] (2–4 players | 1–2 hours) [New!] • 2× Deck of standard playing cards If you have games yourself you are encouraged (but not required) to bring one or two for additional variety. No worries if you haven't played any of the games listed, we will teach you how to play. We play in English. This is a casual event so it doesn't matter if you can't make it at exactly 6 PM but be ready to wait for up to 45 minutes for the next game if you come in after 7 PM. Nominally the meetup is over at 11 PM but we've had games continue (albeit with a much smaller group) past midnight on some days. Oluthuone Kaisla closes at 2 AM. Check out a rough map of Oluthuone Kaisla to find us more easily: https://www.meetup.com/board-games-helsinki/photos/27975039/ If it isn't reserved, we are in the small side room with the large Fancy Table as well the group of smaller tables dubbed The Usual Place. Refer to our board games list to see what we've played before: https://goo.gl/8jc3KS

Rīchi Mahjong at Café Boardgame

Café Boardgame

€4.00

Japanese Mahjong at Café Boardgame every week! You are welcome to join us even if you have not played Mahjong before, we will teach you the rules. Note that we are starting at 17:00 instead of the usual 18:00. There are two sets of tiles so preferably there would be exactly 4 or 8 people interested in playing (4 per game). Nominally the Café Boardgame owner Henri will be hosting this event as he will provide the tile sets. Please pay the 4 € fee at the counter when you arrive. (Special offer for open groups like ours, cash/credit/debit.) Every other week our general board gaming event starts at the same venue at 18:00. You do not need to pay twice to also join that event.

Board Games at Café Boardgame (Friday)

Café Boardgame

€4.00

Board gaming meetup at Café Boardgame every other week! In order to join us and play games at the café you need to pay a 4 € fee at the counter when you arrive. (Special offer for open groups like ours, cash/credit/debit.) Don't worry if you haven't played any of the games listed below, we will teach you how to play. We have a reservation for the two tables in the China Room with the integrated seats as well as one additional table in the main room. This is a casual event so it doesn't matter if you can't make it at 18:00 but be ready to wait for up to 30 minutes for the next game if you come in after 19:00. The meetup will continue until Café Boardgame closes at midnight. We play in English. Check out their website for more info: http://cafeboardgame.fi/ Jose will bring a few games from his regular bag o' board games: • Wizard (3–6 players | 30–50 min) • Fluxx 5.0 (2–6 players | 5–60 min) [New!] • Modern Art (3–5 players | 45–60 min) • N.Y. Chase (2–6 players | 45–90 min) [New!] • Honshū (2–5 players | 30–40 min) • The Game & The Game on Fire (1–5 players | 20–50 min) • Scrabble [English] (2–4 players | 1–2 hours) [New!] • 2× Deck of standard playing cards Jose's recommendations from the venue's games that play for up to an hour: • 7 Wonders • 7 Wonders Duel • Agricola: Family Edition • Azul • Betrayal at House on the Hill • Bloodborne: The Card Game • Bohnanza • Boss Monster: Crash Landing • Boss Monster: The Dungeon Building Card Game • Bunny Kingdom • Captain Sonar • Century: Spice Road • Citadels • Clank! In! Space! • Clank!: A Deck-Building Adventure • Codenames • Codenames Duet • Codenames: Pictures • Colt Express • Coup • Coup: Rebellion G54 • Diamant • Dixit • Dixit: Odyssey • Galaxy Trucker • Galaxy Trucker: Missions • Hanabi • Happy Salmon • Jaipur • King of Tokyo • Mysterium • One Night Ultimate Werewolf • Pandemic • Patchwork • Rory's Story Cubes • Splendor • Takenoko • The Resistance • The Resistance: Avalon • Ticket to Ride • Ticket to Ride: Europe • Tsuro All board games available at Café Boardgame: • 7 Wonders • 7 Wonders Duel • Agricola: Family Edition • Alchemists • Arkham Horror • Arkham Horror: The Card Game • Azul • BANG! The Bullet! • Betrayal at House on the Hill • Blood Rage • Bloodborne: The Card Game • Bohnanza • Boss Monster: Crash Landing • Boss Monster: The Dungeon Building Card Game • Braintopia • Brass: Lancashire • Bunny Kingdom • Captain Sonar • Cartoon Network Fluxx • Caverna: The Cave Farmers • Century: Spice Road • Charterstone • Citadels • Clank! In! Space! • Clank!: A Deck-Building Adventure • Codenames • Codenames Duet • Codenames: Pictures • Colt Express • Cosmic Encounter • Coup • Coup: Rebellion G54 • Dark Souls: The Board Game • Dark Souls: The Card Game • Dead of Winter: A Crossroads Game • Deckscape: Heist in Venice • Diamant • Dixit • Dixit: Odyssey • Dungeon Lords: Happy Anniversary • Elder Sign • Exploding Kittens: Party Pack • A Feast for Odin • Gaia Project • Galaxy Trucker • Galaxy Trucker: Missions • Hanabi • Happy Salmon • Jaipur • Jungle Speed: 20 Years • Kemet • King of Tokyo • Kittens in a Blender • Mage Knight Board Game • Mage Knight Board Game: The Lost Legion Expansion • Mansions of Madness: Second Edition • Munchkin • My Little Scythe • Mysterium • One Night Ultimate Werewolf • Pandemic • Patchwork • Realm of Wonder • The Resistance • The Resistance: Avalon • Rising Sun • Rory's Story Cubes • Small World • Spirit Island • Splendor • Stuffed Fables • Takenoko • Terra Mystica • Terraforming Mars • Through the Ages: A New Story of Civilization • Ticket to Ride • Ticket to Ride: Europe • Ticket to Ride: First Journey • Ticket to Ride: New York • Tsuro • Tzolk'in: The Mayan Calendar • War of the Ring • You've Got Crabs • Zombicide Refer to our board games list to see what we've played before: https://goo.gl/8jc3KS

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Board Games at Café Boardgame (Friday)

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