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Do you want to play more board games and meet some awesome people?

Meet nearby Board Game Players! Board Games are making a comeback! Come to the Diablo Valley Boardgames Meetup to enjoy spending time from a full range of games from lighthearted Telephone Pictionary to intense mind burners like Neuland to traditional war gaming. This group is primarily to draw attention to organized events at game stores in which the many dozens of Risk-Like Games are also featured. Risk was originally published in 1957, but currently published by Hasbro. It is not just a game, but a way of playing. A perfectly balanced mix of strategy and luck that generated hundreds of titles around the world. Some are official versions of the original one, others are a development of the basic concept. While this group features Risk Like, it is dedicated to promote the knowledge of all board games and to gather their fans.

Risk like Games and other resources are featured here:

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Risk-like-games/1473010806275339?sk=info&tab=page_info

https://www.facebook.com/groups/riskgamers/ (https://www.facebook.com/pages/Risk-like-games/1473010806275339?sk=info&tab=page_info)

We meet all over the Diablo Valley from Clayton to Concord to Walnut Creek and Pleasant Hill.

-Happy Gaming!

Upcoming events (4+)

Games of Antioch Board Game Night (Antioch)

Games of Antioch

Games of Antioch has a weekly board game night starting at 5:30pm. They play anything from Battlestar Galactica, to A Game of Thrones, to 7 Wonders.

Cost: Free

Our contact there is Chris and he is the store owner.
They have a wide selection of games as well. If you have any questions feel free to give the store a ring at[masked].

Hope to see you there!

Boardgame night at Equilibrium Games in Concord

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Due to COVID-19 and the Bay Area shelter-in-place order, this event is temporarily cancelled. I will update the starting date when I know more. Until then, this is merely a placeholder not an actual event.

A new game store has opened up in Concord called Equilibrium Games. Tuesdays is going to be the official night for board games. There are plenty of tables so multiple games can go on simultaneously. Feel free to bring something to teach or see what others have to share.

The store does a have a no outside food/drink policy, but there are several restaurants within walking distance.

**Notable changes**

Board game night has switched to Wednesday night. However, as long as table space is available, board games are fine other days of the week. Just check with the store to see if any big events are scheduled.

Also, the store has loosened up on the no outside food/drink policy. Just make sure you clean up after yourself.

NOTE: This is an open boardgaming event at the store, so people from the Concord/East Bay Board Games (https://www.meetup.com/Concord-East-Bay-Board-Games/) meetup, or other gamers, may be there as well.

Black Diamond Games Thursday Board Game Night (Concord)

Black Diamond Games

Board Game Night at Black Diamond Games!

Thursday nights Black Diamond Games hosts a board game night from 6pm-10pm. You are encouraged to bring a game to play, or just come and enjoy some of the other games being played.

Note that I am not actually the host of the event and may not be present. This is an existing, recurring drop-in event run by the store so there are always players there even if our meetup only shows a couple of people going. So do not let the count here determine if you should go or not. The people there are also very friendly!

There is normally a board game library but it is currently unavailable.

The cost is $5, which is paid to the store and in return you get $5 of store credit.

Attendance is at your own risk, I do not know the health or vaccination status of any attendees and the store may or may not have a mask policy.

Hope to see you there!

Games of Antioch Board Game Night (Antioch)

Games of Antioch

Games of Antioch has a weekly board game night starting at 5:30pm. They play anything from Battlestar Galactica, to A Game of Thrones, to 7 Wonders.

Cost: Free

Our contact there is Chris and he is the store owner.
They have a wide selection of games as well. If you have any questions feel free to give the store a ring at[masked].

Hope to see you there!

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