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More about the Games we Play

The Gwinnett Boardgame Society plays a wide range of board and card games: shorter, longer, casual, strategic, worker placement, resource management, cooperative, and competitive. Many of our members will bring a few games to play--often a mix of old favorites and hot new games that they are itching to teach as well as quick games to fill in the gaps. We all have our favorite games, but most everyone in our group is open to teaching and learning new games as well as playing long lost treasures. If you have a game you'd like to play (or learn) feel free to bring it along or make a suggestion when people start playing the "what are we going to play next?" game.

If you are not familiar with European style games (Power Grid, Agricola, etc), they tend to run from 30 minutes to 3 hours depending on the complexity of the game and the number of people in the game. They tend to be different from most of the boardgames we all grew up with. Players are generally not eliminated from the game, so everybody is engaged for the entire game. They also usually involve the accumulation of victory points, so you generally do not take directly from other players to advance yourself. The games are also very sociable and a lot of fun.

We also play more thematic games (King of Tokyo, Shadow Hunters, etc). These games usually have more direct conflict and player elimination which tends to generate a lot of excitement around the table. These games can be short and sweet and finish in less than 30 minutes, or they can be epic slugfests that deliver hours of entertainment.

A list of favorites (by no means a complete list, but several of these are usually available at any given meetup):
Settlers of Catan
Ticket to Ride
Power Grid
Galaxy Trucker
Dungeon Pets
Last Night on Earth
Shadow Hunters
King of Tokyo
Dominant Species
Battlestar Galactic
Terra Mystica
Castles of Mad King Ludwig

Current new games hitting the table (10/11/15):
Code Names
Steam Park
Kings of Air and Steam
Imperial Settlers
Evolution (+expansion)

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