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.
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!
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 !!!
East Bay Board Gang (EBBG)
Hello Table Toppers,
Glad to have you! We gather every other Wednesday night (rain or shine, lightning or snow) at 7 pm, currently Moving around between Tigers Taproom, Oakland United Beerworks and Modern Times. We're a fantastic (emphasis on fantastic) gang of Table Toppers with interests in table top (woo hoo), board, card, dice, chance, co-op, skill, luck and other games that encourage conversation, critical thinking and laughter!
Although we have nothing against any specific game or type of game (lets face it, games are games because they're fun) we try to avoid games that run longer than 60-90 minutes or take more than 30 minutes to explain. This does not mean "no games over an hour" or anything like that, just that we want to play as many games as possible with as many people as possible. If longer/epic games are your style, just make sure that you coordinate with members prior, or that the members you recruit on the night of the Meetup are aware or knowledgeable of what they are about to play.
We also try to avoid games that are too exclusive in type like Poke'mon, Magic The Gathering, Warhammer, D&D, etc. Three games we definitely try to avoid are Settlers of Catan, Monopoly and Cards Against Humanity. We hope this does not discourage anyone from coming and joining in on the fun, seriously this group is awesome. Other than that, we encourage new games in all forms! Bring any game you are able to teach or one even one you're willing to learn, new and old. Also, if you have a game you may be developing, bring it on by for some feedback and test plays!
We work hard to make sure everyone feels welcome and that the group runs smoothly every week. Diana and I work diligently on this group (about 15 hours a week) by approving and greeting new Table Toppers, writing the Meetups, scheduling events, picking weekly games, finding instructors for games, talking with breweries/game developers/game stores/conventions/etc., purchasing new games, and much more. We never ask for money and will never charge for the Wednesday Meetups. There are no member fees and no annual dues. However, if you would like to contribute to the group, it would be a huge help and we would be forever thankful. Our Venmo account and a Cash App account are as follows:
Cash App: $EastBayBoardGang
Enough jibber jabber. Let's get together, have some drinks, eat some food, laugh it up and play some games!
Cheers and Love,
David, Diana and Gang
Board Game Geek: https://boardgamegeek.com/collection/user/East_Bay_Board_Gang
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
Hayward Billiards/Pool Meetup Group
To gather all the pool/billiards players in the surrounding areas and make friends. I have pool table and billiards table, ping pong table, foosball, karaoke, Gokart and hot tub at my place. If you are up for hangout and make new friends, let's get together and have a game. I'm bored playing by myself all day. It's all free. Just bring beer if you want. Once the group has 5 or more members, we will begin to meet up regularly.
Jewish Geeks - Bay Area
COVID Update: We have virtual game nights every Tuesday night and book club the second Wednesdays of every month.
This group is for Jewish geeks and nerds looking to hang out with other Jewish geeks and nerds in the Bay Area. If you're a Jewish geek or nerd that likes movies, board games, video games, museum trips, Shabbat dinners, mitzvah projects, or other geeky or Jewish-themed events and activities then this group is for you!
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.
The D&D Experience Point
WHO ARE WE & WHAT WE DO: We are a Cinema House for the Mind, specializing in Dungeons & Dragons (and other fantasy and sci fi role playing games) for newcomers and veterans alike!
We are here to provide a comfortable and welcoming environment to not only play the game but to experience it. For our (GMs) game masters D&D and other roleplaying games aren't just games, but vehicles of entertainment, self-expression, reflection, team building, and community building that when facilitated well create an emotionally unforgettable experience.
We invite you to join this beginner friendly D&D (5th edition) based group whether you are looking for a casual game or a full on campaign.
Our games encourages players to steer the course of the adventure. Everything is provided for you. To get a feel for the games check out:
Youtube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCg3B_7Ui5ouncfndoRYg82Q
Instagram handle: https://www.instagram.com/gentleman_gamemaster/
WHAT YOU NEED TO GET STARTED:
We provide all of the essentials for you. You don't need to worry about bringing dice, mini's, maps or anything else! Just show up ready to have fun. (applies to in person games but we also provided access to most digital content as well!)
First timers: For your first session you can choose from a pre-made character or build your own.
WHY DO WE CHARGE A TICKET FEE?
We all pay for high quality entertainment and D&D is no different. Now don't get us wrong, we are not saying you NEED to pay to play D&D. If you have a great home group of friends you’ve been playing with for years and/or a solid group you play with at a game shop then we may not be for you. That said, maybe you are that "forever GM" who's always running the game but never gets to play a character. Maybe you are part of a group in which players constantly flake or that group of friends who have been too busy to get together recently. Maybe you have played a lot of games where the GM just didn’t seem well prepared. Maybe you are newcomer or an old player coming back to the game and you are looking for a great place to jump back in! If any of those apply to you then RSVP for a game. Our GMs treat D&D with passion and professionalism which adds to your overall experience. Below are just a few reasons why we believe a good gaming session is worth paying for!
· Accountability: GMs plan session according to the number of players who RSVP and tickets hold players accountable to attending games. This makes a better experience for everyone at the table.
· Leveling Up: We see skilled GMs no different from artists, musicians, writers, directors, teachers, and the like. If you have been doing something long enough with proficiency (pun intended) there’s nothing wrong getting paid for it. (In D&D this is essentially adventuring 101. Adventures are usually offered coin for completing said adventure. )
· Time & Money: On average our GMs spend 3 to 8 hours planning a single session. They are often spending their own cash for modules, game books, miniatures, digital products, dice, etc. to give their players an awesome game!
· Games range from $6 to $30 per session with price being based on GM experience level, time and prep cost, overall estimated length of session, and cap on number of players at the table.
· Note that we are not clock watchers and session often typically go over our allotted time due to everyone having so much fun. We will never charge for going over.
Our Code of Conduct
Our primary goal is to facilitate collaborative adventure based storytelling through the medium of Tabletop Role Playing Games (TTRPG’s). We are committed to providing well crafted games that not only entertain but provide friendly, safe, and welcoming environments for all players.
This code of conduct outlines our expectations for everyone who participates in this community, as well as consequences for unacceptable behavior.
All players should come to the table prepared to have fun while being aware to be respectful to all others at the same time. All players should be allowed time and space to express their opinions and listen respectfully, regardless of whether or not you agree with the other player’s opinion.
Refrain from demeaning, discriminatory, or harassing behavior and speech.
We see Game Masters like artists and therefore do not believe in stifling their voice or censoring their games.
Sometimes games will cover more mature subject matter such as body horror, suspense, terror, violent combat, language, and/or sexual themes. The gamemaster should make this clear in game descriptions and discuss possible themes and subject matter before a game. If players are uncomfortable with any particular scenario, they should refrain from participating in that session. If the session breaks any rules players should report it. (See unacceptable behavior below)
Depictions of specific sensitive subject material should be avoided for club games. E.g. Hate crime, rape, domestic and child abuse
Disagreements are a natural part of the game, but the attacking or use of verbal abuse to fellow members of the table will not be tolerated.
Offensive comments (in or out of character) based on race, gender, sexuality, religion, or politics will not be tolerated.
Players of gamemasters who talk to other players in a condescending or belittling way will not be tolerated.
Consequences of Unexpected Behavior:
Offenders of the Code of Conduct will receive a verbal warning for the first offense. Consequences for multiple offenders include, but are not limited to, offenses temporary suspension from a particular table up to being permanently banned from the Group.
Please report any perceived violations of the Code of Conduct to your Game Master. If that makes you feel uncomfortable, or if your issue is with a particular Game Master’s behavior, then please immediately message the head Game Master, Malcolm. He will respond ASAP.
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.
You MUST sign-up HERE: https://groups.io/g/WestsideGamers
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.
Bay Area Girls Who Game
San Jose, CA
Are you a girl who games? Then you've come to the right place. We are a safe place for women around the Bay Area to talk about gaming without the presence of a typical guy gamer. Let's build friendships both online and in-person!
LAN parties, movies, hangouts, brunch and more hosted at hot spots around the Bay Area. Noobs welcome! Join your fellow Bay Area Girls Who Game!
We have a discord!
Message one of our hosts for an invite! Joining our discord will give you access to chat, share photos, LFG, etc, with other ladies from our group.
We host Mixers!
We love our ladies, but we love sharing experiences with our loved ones too. If you see an event flagged as a **Mixer**, this means the event is SO friendly. Bring your husband, boyfriend, favorite guy friend, etc. Just add them as a +1 when you sign up for an event.
Women's Royale/Siamese American Mah Jongg
We play with double racks and two sets of American Mah Jongg tiles. Women retired or 60+. Experience a must. Intermediate and advanced players only. Flexible Thursday and/or Sunday afternoons or evenings 2:30-6+ or 5:00 p.m. - 9:00+ p.m.
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!
Occasional weekend board games in San Jose
San Jose, CA
"Occasional weekend board games in San Jose" pretty much says it all. It's a continuation of my old "Occasional weekend games in San Jose" group which ran for about two years, but seems to have lapsed.
Small gatherings: typically we would do one Saturday / month with up to 5 or 6 people at my little condo in San Jose.
Longer games: Usually we'd gather around 11:00 and do a longer hobbyist game that we might be able to play once or twice through the day. Terraforming Mars was probably our most common game but Eldritch Horror, Blood Rage, Shadows Over Camelot fit the type.
CA and Santa Clara county are saying that fully vaccinated people can gather indoors with other fully vaccinated people, so for now this will be for fully vaccinated people.
Los Angeles, CA
😍 WE ARE BACK -- but the freakin' virus still out there. 😷
Because the virus and its variants are still looming, persons willing to host home games have health and safety 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 internet social climate has changed since we launched this group in 2008. Many hosts are no longer comfortable or 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. BTW: It does not help to have a Profile that hides your identity, looks unfriendly or gangster, or is vacant of any information about you.
People who are grim, surly, and too serious about poker should probably look elsewhere. Our 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. In some cases access to home games may 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 to connect with 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 without notice.
Fee based programs are available to promote your products, services, or events. Contact the Organizer for business related programs or promotional engagements.