Suggested Games Groups near California
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 ;)
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
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 !!!
Central Coast Tabletop Gaming
San Luis Obispo, CA
This group is for those interested in tabletop gaming on the Central Coast.
Love playing tabletop games? We run a variety of systems, mostly Dungeon World and Dungeons and Dragons 5e.
Interested in being a Dungeon Master? We have experienced DMs ready to help you start running your own games.
Love talking rpg theory? Every month we host RPG Chats and homebrew workshops where we discuss everything from writing a character backstory to creating whole adventures.
Just want to hangout with other nerds? Every month we do a meet and greet where you can meet other people interested in tabletop gaming.
Please contact any of the organizers (Aaron, Chris, Andy, Nicole) for the link to our discord.
Hope to see you at our (virtual) table soon!
-Aaron, Andy, Chris, Nicole
Pacific Mahjong League
East Bay Riichi (EBR) is a competitive riichi mahjong club, and a member of the Pacific Mahjong League (PML). We use modern Japanese riichi rules and have a published rulebook. Whether you are a seasoned player that wants play competitively, or a curious beginner that wants to learn how to play, we welcome you to play with us!
Peninsula Euchre Club
Redwood City, CA
Euchre - Have fun and meet new people! Are you a transplant from the midwest looking for a euchre game? Or just a card player looking to learn a new game and socialize? Euchre is a trick-taking card game most commonly played with four people in two partnerships. Kind of like bridge, kind of like hearts or spades... The rules are kind of funky, but it's easy to learn, fun to play, and very social.
Typically this is how it works with the different numbers of people who show up:
3 people - Game on with three handed euchre
4 people - Game on!
5 people - Game on plus one person rotates out each game and can get food/dinner.
6 people - Game on plus the losing team rotates out and can play cribbage or backgammon (or any other two person game), or get food. We will always rotate both people in for the next game.
7 people - Game on plus a game of three handed euchre, or a combination of 2+1, or everyone eats :)
8 people - Game on! x 2
iPhone/iPad euchre games:
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.
South Bay: People In Person
Now that people are getting back out there and crave social sustenance, after months of fasting, I'd like to invite anyone and everyone to a table. <br> <br>I'll run D&D or simply have board and card games to play.
Viable location's include Ben's BBQ and Brew (5391 Prospect Rd, San Jose, CA 95129), Illusive Comics and Games (5245 Stevens Creek Blvd, Santa Clara, CA 95051) or my home residence.
The proprietor of Ben's BBQ and Brew has agreed to cook, for those attending, meals and drinks out of the official D&D cook book (Heroe's Feast).
[Disclaimer: Such food and drink would require payment collection beforehand.]
I've been running Dungeons and Dragons for 15 years and have introduced so so so many people to the game.
Hope to get back to face to face gaming and to meet you.
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.
I Attack the Darkness
A community of tabletop gamers committed to diversity, safe spaces, and making tabletops accessible and welcoming to all. #IAttacktheDarkness #IAtD
Serving all of the greater Bay Area and northern California, from Gilroy, to SF, to Sacramento and beyond!
Elk Grove Boardgames And Potluck
Elk Grove, CA
Like boardgames and food? Then welcome to the group! Meet new people and make new friends while enjoying playing boardgames. You’re not required to bring any boardgames or food!
We play different type of games, most are euro type strategy games but all other games are welcome. Never played boardgames? Don’t worry, we will teach 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
The purpose of this group is to bring together people who want to play Euros and the insanely-long games that it can sometimes be hard to get friends to commit to, like Eclipse and Twilight Imperium. Initially, we'd meet up at public venues, like Great Escape. Eventually, depending on how things develop, we might start using members homes as a meeting place. Let's play some Euros and longer games together! Experts and novices welcome, just be willing to commit to the long haul as some of these games could go as long as 8-10 hours.
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!