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Friday Night Board Gaming (formerly Friday Night Dice) is a meetup for everyone who likes board games. And if you’re new to board games, our friendly gamers are happy to teach you how to play. We play basic European board games like Settlers of Catan, Ticket To Ride, etc., and more advanced games like Suburbia, Power Grid, Terraforming Mars, and Railways of the World. Also war games & card games. We bring lots of games, but you’re free to bring your own!

We used to game at LASFS (Los Angeles Science Fantasy Society) in Van Nuys. However, as that organization sold its building we have moved to Paper Hero's and Games, a game store in Sherman Oaks, and we continue to meet every Friday late afternoon and evening.

We share the gaming space with a large group of Magic the Gathering players but we easily have room for between 10 to 20 board gamers who usually show up for board games. Most of these gamers are regulars who just don't bother to RSVP as this is a store open to all comers and requiring a Yes RSVP is not feasible as we are often joined by store customers who see what we are doing and ask to join in - and we always say YES! (As most gamers do not bother to RSVP, quite often our home page will just show me as the only attendee even though we may have almost 2 dozen gamers at our tables. So, if the home page shows just 1 person attending, pay no attention to that as we may very well have full house of gamers.)

So come on down and get your gaming fix this Friday at the friendly and comfortable game store. We have beginners and advanced gamers, so everyone is welcome.

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Board gaming on Friday nights in Sherman Oaks

Paper Hero's Games

Friday Night Board Gaming (formerly Friday Night Dice) is a meetup for everyone who likes board games. And if you’re new to board games, our friendly gamers are happy to teach you how to play. We play basic European board games like Settlers of Catan, Ticket To Ride, etc., and more advanced games like Suburbia, Power Grid, Terraforming Mars, and Railways of the World. Also war games & card games. We bring lots of games, but you’re free to bring your own! We used to game at LASFS (Los Angeles Science Fantasy Society) in Van Nuys. However, as that organization sold its building we have moved to Paper Hero's and Games, a game store in Sherman Oaks, and we continue to meet every Friday late afternoon and evening. We share the gaming space with a large group of Magic the Gathering players but we easily have room for between 10 to 20 board gamers who usually show up for board games. Most of these gamers are regulars who just don't bother to RSVP as this is a store open to all comers and requiring a Yes RSVP is not feasible as we are often joined by store customers who see what we are doing and ask to join in - and we always say YES! (As most gamers do not bother to RSVP, quite often our home page will just show me as the only attendee even though we may have almost 2 dozen gamers at our tables. So, if the home page shows just 1 person attending, pay no attention to that as we may very well have full house of gamers.) So come on down and get your gaming fix this Friday at the friendly and comfortable game store. We have beginners and advanced gamers, so everyone is welcome.

Friday Night Dice: The Virtual Factor

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It's the meetup formerly known as Friday Night Dice: The Burbank Faction. (only TMFKAFNDTBF doesn't roll off the tongue like TAFKAP). Only now it's a virtual meetup. We use Discord for the meetup starting around 6:30, when you can jump in and catch up with people for a bit and usually we start playing games around 7. We were on Zoom for awhile, but the advantage of Discord is people can move themselves in and out of rooms. And also if I work late and don't get the meeting started up, it's always there. Susan set up a discord server called Friday Night Dice, and a link in the meetup should take you right there. I think if you click on it it will take you through the process of installing the software and such (if you haven't already). So if you're interested in attending, if you don't already have one, create an account at boardgamearena (it's free) and friend me there (LibMats is my account). I'll add you to the Friday Night Dice group there and then just click on the Discord link some time after 6:30 on Friday. That's pretty much it. There may be some fiddlyness getting people going who are new to discord this week - I'll try to be on from 6:30 on to help people get set up if they aren't already familiar with discord. Side note - you don't technically have to RSVP, since you're providing your own table and chair, so I won't run out. :-) But if you do RSVP, then we'll know not to start gaming until you arrive. If we all start 3 hour games right at 7 and you didn't RSVP and you show up at 7:15, then that would be sad (for you... we'd be having fun gaming). We may branch out to yucata.de or more play on Table Top Simulator (or Jonathan expressed an interest in trying Tabletopia), but for now I'm going to focus on boardgamearena, at least until everyone is comfortable in discord.

Board gaming on Friday nights in Sherman Oaks

Paper Hero's Games

Friday Night Board Gaming (formerly Friday Night Dice) is a meetup for everyone who likes board games. And if you’re new to board games, our friendly gamers are happy to teach you how to play. We play basic European board games like Settlers of Catan, Ticket To Ride, etc., and more advanced games like Suburbia, Power Grid, Terraforming Mars, and Railways of the World. Also war games & card games. We bring lots of games, but you’re free to bring your own! We used to game at LASFS (Los Angeles Science Fantasy Society) in Van Nuys. However, as that organization sold its building we have moved to Paper Hero's and Games, a game store in Sherman Oaks, and we continue to meet every Friday late afternoon and evening. We share the gaming space with a large group of Magic the Gathering players but we easily have room for between 10 to 20 board gamers who usually show up for board games. Most of these gamers are regulars who just don't bother to RSVP as this is a store open to all comers and requiring a Yes RSVP is not feasible as we are often joined by store customers who see what we are doing and ask to join in - and we always say YES! (As most gamers do not bother to RSVP, quite often our home page will just show me as the only attendee even though we may have almost 2 dozen gamers at our tables. So, if the home page shows just 1 person attending, pay no attention to that as we may very well have full house of gamers.) So come on down and get your gaming fix this Friday at the friendly and comfortable game store. We have beginners and advanced gamers, so everyone is welcome.

Friday Night Dice: The Virtual Factor

Online event

It's the meetup formerly known as Friday Night Dice: The Burbank Faction. (only TMFKAFNDTBF doesn't roll off the tongue like TAFKAP). Only now it's a virtual meetup. We use Discord for the meetup starting around 6:30, when you can jump in and catch up with people for a bit and usually we start playing games around 7. We were on Zoom for awhile, but the advantage of Discord is people can move themselves in and out of rooms. And also if I work late and don't get the meeting started up, it's always there. Susan set up a discord server called Friday Night Dice, and a link in the meetup should take you right there. I think if you click on it it will take you through the process of installing the software and such (if you haven't already). So if you're interested in attending, if you don't already have one, create an account at boardgamearena (it's free) and friend me there (LibMats is my account). I'll add you to the Friday Night Dice group there and then just click on the Discord link some time after 6:30 on Friday. That's pretty much it. There may be some fiddlyness getting people going who are new to discord this week - I'll try to be on from 6:30 on to help people get set up if they aren't already familiar with discord. Side note - you don't technically have to RSVP, since you're providing your own table and chair, so I won't run out. :-) But if you do RSVP, then we'll know not to start gaming until you arrive. If we all start 3 hour games right at 7 and you didn't RSVP and you show up at 7:15, then that would be sad (for you... we'd be having fun gaming). We may branch out to yucata.de or more play on Table Top Simulator (or Jonathan expressed an interest in trying Tabletopia), but for now I'm going to focus on boardgamearena, at least until everyone is comfortable in discord.

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