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FRIDAY SF GAMES: 15 to 40 people playing all kinds of board and card games. If you like a large selection of games to play with a variety of people, this is the group for you. Five or more hours of games! We meet Friday nights, 7:00pm (sharp!) to 12:00 midnight (yes, 5 hours!) and sometimes even later! You don't have to stay all night though :) DESCRIPTION: While we are serious about games, SF Games is a friendly social club with games, not a group just for intense gamers. SF Games is a collective name for a group of people who get together and play board games and card games every week. We're not sponsored by any cafe or games company. Some of us have been playing games for years, others only a few months. What we share is our love of games, all kinds. SF Games is free to attend, but please buy something at the Taqueria. Bring your favorite games to play if you have them. Be prepared to learn a new game. Come early or you might not get into the early games! Don't know how to play? We'll teach you. IF YOU ARRIVE AFTER 7:00: You're absolutely still welcome! Many of us stay all night, but many of us also come and go. If you come after 7:00, simply hang out until you see a game end. In most games you're welcome to sit at the edge of the table and watch until the game ends. Be sure to introduce yourself. Since our main group runs 5 hours, you will be able to get into a game if you wait until the next break. Most people can get in 3 games during the evening. Feel free to RSVP to this meetup but be aware that many of us who attend regularly do not. Even if no one has RSVP'd to the meetup there will be several people in attendance each and every week. Also, feel free to post questions to the Meetup. FAQ 1 - WHO ATTENDS? All kinds of people ages 17 to about 70, male, female, straight, gay, bi have come to SF Games over the years. Everybody who can play games is welcome to attend. The number of people varies from about 15 to 40 out of a universe of about 200. 2 - WHAT KIND OF GAMES? What we play depends on who comes and what they bring. Generally, games can be divided into two groups: strategy games and social games. STRATEGY GAMES: Among the most common popular board games we play are Container, Ticket To Ride, Manhattan Project, Dead of Winter, Power Grid, Acquire, Arctic Scavengers, Race for the Galaxy, Carcassonne, Hansa Teutonica, Tigris & Euphrates, Alhambra, Cosmic Encounter, Ra, Chinatown, Alien Frontiers, Glory to Rome, Terra Mystica, Imperial Settlers, Splendor, Agricola, Ora et Labora, Chicago Express and numerous other European-style board games both new and old. SOCIAL GAMES: These are for people who like lots of conversation and laughs, where having a good time is more important than refining your game-winning strategy. Examples of social games we play are: Codenames, Apples to Apples, Taboo, Can't Stop, Set, Fluxx, Boggle and Hoopla. Feel free to bring other social games. SPECIAL DECK CARD GAMES: We also play games that use special packs such as Tichu, Hanabi, San Juan, Bohnanza, Coloretto, Modern Art, Condottiere and Bang. 3 - DO YOU PLAY MY FAVORITE GAME? Don't ask us if we play a game -- come by and bring your game and see! 4 - DOES SF GAMES MEET EVERY WEEK? This is probably the most frequent question. SF Games meets every Friday of the year unless Christmas Eve or Day falls on a game night. Then we don't meet. Otherwise we meet, rain or shine. HISTORY OF SF GAMES: SF Games was founded July 5, 1995 by David Kaye. SF Games was begun not as a games group but as a social group with games. This important difference we feel has contributed to the longevity of the group and the continued enjoyment by members year in and year out. Welcome to our visitors from other countries! Many of our games are of German origin, and many can be played without extensive knowledge of English. People from all over the world have joined us during their vacations in San Francisco. We have also been featured in stories appearing in the press in Italy and Germany. www.sfgames.org (http://www.sfgames.org/) http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?file=/chronicle/archive/2003/01/19/LV212070.DTL

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The San Francisco Games Group If you like a large selection of games to play with a variety of people, this is the group for you. Friday SF Games: 20 to 40 people playing all kinds of board and card games. We meet Fridays, 7:00pm to 12:00 midnight (yes, up to 5 hours!) What is SF Games? Established way back in 1995 and going strong since, SF Games is a collective name for a group of people who get together and play board games and card games every week. What we share is our love of games, all kinds. SF Games is friendly--a social club with games, not an "intense" games group. SF Games is free to attend, but please buy something at the cafe. Bring your favorite games to play if you have them. Be prepared to learn a new game. Come early or you might not get into the early games! Don't know how to play? We'll teach you. If you are late, hang out until you see a game end. In most games you're welcome to sit at the edge of the table and watch until the game ends. Be sure to introduce yourself. Since our main group runs 5 hours, you will be able to get into a game if you wait until the next break. Most people can get in 3 games during the evening.

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