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Tabletop gaming, fun movies, craft beer, and great people! Tabletop Tuesdays is a weekly event held at Durty Nellie's West Irish Pub in Palatine, right off of the Metra (Pacific Northwest).
We play all sorts of different games. Some of the popular titles include Settlers of Catan, Carcassonne, Lords of Waterdeep, Iliad, Legendary, The Resistance, King of Tokyo, and SO many others. There are usually over 200 games there and we generally have from 70+ gamers attending each time!
We play from 6:00PM all the way until midnight. Can't make it early in the evening? Show up late! Many of our members do exactly that. Durty Nellie's serves food until 10:00PM, offers a late night food menu until 2:00AM, and has a MASSIVE craft beer selection (over 25 taps and over 100 bottles).
Plenty of parking available - free parking in the garage after 5:00PM.
Feel free to come by, grab a pint, rolls some dice / play some cards / collect some cubes, watch some flicks, and meet-up with some fantastic other people!
ON HIATUS: Due to the last-minute closing of our normal venue, the Chicago Go Club will be on hiatus and not meeting until a new location is selected. Please see the website below for future updates.
The oldest board game in the world, Go combines the simplest of rules with the deepest of strategy.
An abstract game of territorial control, attack and retreat, feints and deception, life and death - there is much here that strategy gamers of all types are sure to love!
The Chicago Go Club has been meeting for years, but we are always happy to teach new players, and each week we have players ranging in skill from brand-new beginners to intermediate amateurs to advanced veterans. People generally start showing up around 6, but the atmosphere is very informal and players come and go throughout the evening - so feel free to come on in and introduce yourself at any time!
We generally have at least a dozen regulars show up each week, and advertise elsewhere as well - so please don't be discouraged if the number of RSVPs here seem low. Also, feel free to leave a comment if you have any questions, or learn more at
Join us for Chicago's biggest and best best gaming meetup!
Every Wednesday night starting about 4 PM we have open board game play deep into the night. It is a great mix of strategy, party and family games. There is no charge for this event and people are encouraged to bring games or to borrow one from our 2000+ game lending library. We typically have a good mix of new and experienced gamers. It is a very friendly crowd and everyone is willing to learn or teach a game.