Suggested Games Groups near California
Board Game Night at Off The Rails Brewing Co.
Come enjoy craft brews/cocktails, tasty food, and of course board games at Off The Rails Brewing Co.
Bring your games, positive attitude and vaccination card lol.
The difference between our game night and others? Well, we require vaccinations and the two weeks after to be fully vaccinated.
No dues or fees or any affiliation with anything.
San Francisco Dungeons & Dragons Newbie Sessions
San Francisco, CA
*** Important info, please read! ***
Come learn Dungeons & Dragons 5th edition (latest version) in a comfortable and welcoming environment. New and experienced players are both welcome!
We’ll be playing a mix of one-shot adventures designed specifically for new players. Ask questions, learn how to play, and meet new people! Pre-made characters are provided in the event description or you can roll your own on D&D Beyond. Play time is typically around 4 hours. Please arrive on time and keep your RSVP status up-to-date! More details can be found in the individual events.
Some of the common questions we get:
What if I've never played D&D before and know nothing about it? Perfect! Lots of people who show up for Newbie Sessions have never played before. You'll be in good company and we will help you along the way!
Can I spectate a game? Unfortunately, no. We found spectators to be disruptive because they were connecting and disconnecting or forgetting to mute their microphones. We also found that many players don’t like having an audience when they play since it adds more pressure. See our FAQ for more information.
Which races and classes can I play? This may depend on your DM, but generally anything officially published and playtested is acceptable. See our Player Resources page on each event for more information.
What is a one-shot? What if I missed the last event? That's ok! One-shots are events that are completed in a single sitting. Each game is independent from the others. Just don't sign-up for the same event a second time because it's the same story.
What if I'm not very creative or bad at roleplaying? No problem. We've got you covered! If you're struggling with something, the DM will step in and help provide some ideas. Many new players struggle with the openness and freedom of D&D. We'll be there to support you throughout the entire game.
Official website: https://www.dndnewbies.com/
More FAQs: https://www.dndnewbies.com/faq/
Join our Discord server: https://discord.gg/RkYRrkC
Important links: https://linktr.ee/dndnewbies
Mountain View WereWolves and other board games
Mountain View, CA
This group started as a werewolves group, many of the group members love other board games so now it's a board games group with werewolves being the main game.
Events are usually at a park so you can consider it a board games picnic ;)
Mahjong in Palo Alto
Palo Alto, CA
Looking for American MahJong players for weekly games of MahJong. We will follow regulations for National MahJongg. New or patient experienced players are welcome to join. We'll meet weekly in home or backyard in downtown Palo Alto on Tuesday mornings for 2-3 hours.
The members are at different learning levels and all will learn best by playing the game. (We will not spend time in the beginning going over tiles and rules). Everyone should familiarize themselves with the card, the tiles and the rules before playing on their own. If unsure of tiles or how to play you can partner with someone and learn from them during the game.
OUT OF CONSIDERATION FOR OTHERS PLEASE JOIN OUR GROUP ONLY IF VACCINATED.
D&D n RPGs of Sacramento @dndnrpgs
Have you ever wanted to be included in a D&D adventure or a Tabletop RPG of any kind?
Been playing for years? Never played at all, but wanted to try?
This is the place for you! We will even show you how to play!
We are passionate about D&D and Tabletop RPGs! with all levels of experience!
We work with all of the Sacramento area game stores to create a welcoming and fun environment!
We will be hosting multiple events each month to make sure you can attend the ones that suite you the best!
We are focused on inclusion and having fun so please express the same to other members.
Make sure to review our Code of Conduct https://docs.google.com/document/d/12MlXn3KzarNzrY-i-8WuLTMGJYIubR7RkNRoOy9HtN8/
Join our Facebook group ... https://www.facebook.com/groups/dndnrpgs
Join in on the excitement and the fun!
-Role Play On !!!
The Campbell Boardgames Meetup Group
Meet nearby board game players! Come to a Boardgames Meetup to play old and new favorites with new friends. All players aged 21 and up. To be approved to join, you will need a profile containing your first name and a recognizable self image.
No marketing. Not here to run a business, just to play a fun game. If you'd like to make a contribution to the group, buy yourself a game and bring it to a meetup to share. All events must be hosted by a responsible adult.
Fresno Nerd Herd
*Make sure you check your e-mail folder marked "Promotions" as this is where e-mails from Meet Up generally end up*
Welcome to the Fresno Nerd Herd. Our interests are wide and varied. We want a group that can come together for a variety of activities from karaoke to CAH. In the words of Forest Gump: this group is like a box of chocolates, you never quite know what you're going to get.
<br>Want to suggest or host an event? Send us a message!
All our events are 18+, some may be 21+ depending on location. Please RSVP for any event you wish to attend. This helps for planning purposes. This is especially important for events at a personal residence or events with a group size limit. If you RSVP and cannot attend, please unRSVP to open a spot for others. Thank you! :-)
Join us on Discord https://discord.gg/kWugND7
Turlock’s It’s Your Turn - Game Night
Come join us at my home as we play strategy and other board games! I have over 200 board games and their expansions. Some of my favorites are: Scythe, 7 Wonders, Clank!, Dominion, Kingdom Builders and Five Tribes to name a few.
If you like, you could bring snacks, hors d’oeurves or wine, but it’s not necessary. I’ll provide something to eat and drink.
Let’s have some fun!
PPP (PoC Pathfinder Party)
San Francisco, CA
This is a Dungeons & Dragons group centered on players who identify as PoC. Allies are welcome. However, the table is set for folks who have felt marginalized or limited by the ethnic makeup of the standard tabletop RPG session. This meetup will also be focused on introducing PoC to the collaborative storytelling model of D&D. Therefore, newbies and/or RPG-curious folks are strongly encouraged to participate. If you've ever been labeled a nerd, weirdo or outsider by members of your PoC group but found yourself on the margins in the geek culture, this is the meetup for you.
LA Geeky Fun Times
Los Angeles, CA
Why hello there!
Thanks so much for your interest in our fun little group. Our purpose? To find fellow like-minded individuals who enjoy the same things we all do: movies, TV shows, books, video games, board games, card games, music, concerts (when those eventually come back), some outdoors stuff (fear the day star!!!!), popular franchises like Star Wars or LotR, and much more. Or maybe you just want to find people to vent to about the final season of Game of Thrones. I know I'd like to!
Who should join? Anyone and everyone - since we are all home right now it doesn’t matter where you’re located! We welcome people of different ethnicities, cultures, backgrounds, sexual preferences, religious preferences, etc. All we ask is that you're super cool to everyone (like, don't be a weird creeper or problematic) and be accepting of others. Fandom and passions for hobbies know no bounds, so if you are into the same hobbies and passions we all are then you've found your peoples!
Due to current events, a decent chunk of everything will be virtual, but I will constantly be looking for ways to have safe outdoor gatherings (drive-in movies, for example) ...again, safety first and all that jazz.
Some "rules" (I hate to do it, but this is the Internet):
• No hate speech
• No abuse/bullying
• No threats, doxxing
• This isn't Tinder, so please don't treat it as such
• If you will partake in alcohol or other controlled substances during events for this group, please do so in a responsible way. There definitely are levels of inebriation/intoxication that aren't cute or good/safe for the group
• Be excellent to each other
• If on camera, make sure your "cash and prizes" are covered before standing up O_o
Los Angeles, CA
This is the meetup site for MEMBERS of the Westside Gamers. The Westside Gamers is a board game group that was started March 2005 on the Westside of Los Angeles. This group meets every Thursday night, as well as other dates, at various places on the Westside.
The Westside Gamers was created for board gaming ... so it is not a RPG, nor CCG, nor minis, nor video game group.
To join this group you must: 1) Join the main list on Groups.IO 2) Attend a few meetings and be in good standing, 3) Pay the members fee of $7 (a year), 4) THEN join this group and answer all questions ...
YOU MUST ALREADY BE A MEMBER HERE (and attended meetings): https://groups.io/g/WestsideGamers
NOTE THAT THOSE WHO DO NOT PAY THEIR FEE WILL HAVE THEIR ACCOUNT TURNED OFF.
Simi Valley - Vaccinated Only - Classic Board Games Meetup
Simi Valley, CA
If you love classic board games such as Parcheesi, Scrabble, Yahtzee, Monopoly, etc. and you are fully COVID vaccinated, we are the Meetup for you! We do not mean to exclude anybody, but we want this Meetup to be as safe as possible for everyone. For this reason, all participants are required to show proof of full COVID vaccination before each Meetup with I.D.
Now let the games begin!
Cooperative and Adventure Board Games Reno/Sparks Nevada
A group to play a variety of board games. These games will be more challenging and have more rules than most mainstream and party games, but will not be as complicated as Euro style worker placement games. Events will be held at a variety of locations in Reno and Sparks so that we can try different food and drinks while we play board games. People interested in playing board games that all players play together to beat the game should join this group. We will not charge membership dues and we are not affiliated or associated with any business or organization.
Los Angeles, CA
😍 WE ARE BACK -- but not exactly like before. 😷
Because the virus and its variants are still looming, persons willing to host home games have concerns they have a right to consider.
This means we will likely see home games with health and safety requirements we might not agree with but logically host/homeowner's make the rules. Any health and safety requirements set by hosts is not debatable.
ACCESS TO ALL ROUNDERS GAMES IS NOT AUTOMATIC - Entry is at Host's discretion.
The social climate has changed since we launched this group in 2008. Many hosts are no longer open to allowing ANYONE into their homes. If you are not invited or allowed, don't have a cow, its no big deal, find other games they are everywhere.
My recommendation is to find a friend playing in a game and ask them to vouch for you to obtain an invitation. Keep in mind if your are a grim surly grumpy person at the tables you might not get an invitation. People invited into private home games are amiable, the games are social, anyone who does not understand this is missing the point and should go back to the casinos.
Any member who wishes to host a live home game should email me at firstname.lastname@example.org with a planned date for your game. We are no longer providing free hosting on this site for 'for-profit' gaming operators or organizers of external Meetups.
Hosts can post LIVE games only, no online games. Hosts cannot post auto-recurring games beyond thirty (30) days out.
Hosts determine and set the House Rules for their home. Any conditions set by hosts for access to their home cannot be debated, challenged, or appealed here. Access to homes can be Invitation Only and for only known or preferred guests.
😲💻---We are still playing online ---💻😁
In the meantime, we are still playing together online, join our group here, and ask about joining our online games. Playing here can become a pathway for new members to meet current members and obtain invitations into our live home games.
Scotty Wayne, Organizer
We do not accept membership for promoters of online (or live) games.
Persons attempting to solicit sales or services within this group without advance approval will be removed.
Fee based programs are available to promote your products, services, or events. Contact the Organizer for business related programs or promotional engagements.
Reno Area Tabletop
We love Roleplaying Games, Board Games and being able to relax and have fun.
Join us for a game or two at one of our scheduled events. If you are interested in hosting a game or playing a specific game please let us know.
Some of the games we love:
Pathfinder Society by Paizo for Pathfinder RPG.
D&D Adventure League for Dungeons and Dragons RPG.
....and many other RPG's systems!
Board Games are our passion:
Rising Sun, Gloomhaven, Settlers of Catan, Carcassonne, Smallworld, Munchkin, Arkham Horror, A Game of Thrones, Lords of Waterdeep, Stone Age, Le Harve, Dominion, Alhambra, King of Tokyo, many many more!
More Traditional games:
Outburst, Trivial Pursuit, Scattergories, Risk, Monopoly, Taboo,Scrabble, Cranium, the list goes on!
RSVP to an event and stop by for some fun!
The organizers are here for you so please let us know if we can add or improve anything!
House Rules: Tabletop Gaming in Your Neighbors' Homes
HOUSE RULES is a gaming group for anyone and everyone. Our game nights are hosted by nice folks in the Sacramento area with tables, chairs, and a deep love of games.
What kinds of games do we play?
A bit of everything! From Cosmic Encounter to Codenames, from roll-and-writes to RPGs, from Monsterhearts to Misspent Youth, from Dead of Winter to D&D ... you get the idea.
Who can join?
All are welcome! Whether you are brand new to tabletop gaming or a hardcore hobbyist, you are welcome! HOUSE RULES is actively committed to diversity and inclusion for all individuals of all backgrounds, races, ethnic origins, sexual orientations, gender identities, abilities, ages, and socio-economic statuses.
A few HOUSE RULES rules:
- Spaces are, by design, limited. Please don't RSVP if you aren't 100% sure you can commit to a full night of gaming.
- Our game nights are SAFE & INCLUSIVE spaces. Any form of oppressive/intolerant/exclusionary language, harassment, or inappropriate behavior will get you booted, because that is extremely uncool. (Shit-talking, on the other hand, is encouraged and celebrated. Sore losers take note.)
- Bring GAMES you enjoy. Be ready to teach those games with clarity and enthusiasm.
- If it is within your means, bring SNACKS & DRINKS to share.
Interested in becoming a HOUSE RULES host? Use this Google Form to let us know!