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Winter Holiday Gaming Party - Potluck food and Gift Swap

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  • Haddon Township Branch Library

    15 MacArthur Boulevard, Haddon Township, NJ (map)

    39.902908 -75.061157

  • We will be in the large meeting room with the double doors.
  • Hey there Gamers,

    This event is to celebrate the Winter Holiday season... all of them and none of them. Ok, let's be honest, this is a reason to get together, play games, eat food, and steal gifts... I mean, swap... yes, swap gifts. If you're bringing someone with you please make sure to add them as a plus one or whatever to your rsvp and make sure they know about the parts of this event. The more you participate the awesomer it will be! =)

    There are different portions to this event, so pay attention!!! 
    Pot-luck food, Yankee Gift Swap, and Games of course! 

    Pot-luck Food 
    Please bring something to share with everyone. List what you are bringing in the comments section. If we all bring a little something then it won't be a billion dollars for anyone. If you're vegetarian you might want to bring a veggie dish. I cannot guarantee that individual dietary needs will be met, so bring something you know you can eat please. 

    Can be anything, it's pot-luck. We've had pizza and tacos - yes together, sandwiches, crock pots of chili or meatballs... you bring it, we'll eat it!

    Scott - Chips

    Scott - Tortilla Chips and Salsa

    David - Assorted shrimp chips

    Mike M - Veggie Tray with Asian peanut sauce

    Jeanne - Tomato Basil Soup

    Jay - Buffalo Wings

    Geoff - Pizza

    David - Buffalo Chicken Meatballs

    Libby - Macaroni and Cheese

    Suvon - Empanadas

    Terri - Pasta Salad (gluten free, vegan friendly, no mayo)

    Alexandra - Cookies

    Terri - Banana Bread

    Jen - Apple Pie 

    David - Mellow Pie

    Terri - Grapes 

    Bernadine - Soda (ginger ale, diet and coke/pepsi)

    Ken - Apple Cider

    Terri - Case of bottled water

    Tia - Plates

    Suvon - Plates

    Shawn - Bowls

    Tia - Utensils

    Terri - Cups

    Terri - Napkins

    Ken - Paper Towels

    Mike M. - Cooler

    Mike M. - Ice

    Ideas for other stuff to bring

    Pepperoni and Cheese Tray

    Hoagie cut into pieces

    Chicken Nuggets (10 for $1.50 at BK)



    No alcohol allowed at this location 
    If you specifically need diet soda, then please bring some

    Bring GAMES to play! 
    As always, bring some of your favorite games to play. We will have time to play and be merry! 

    Yankee Gift Swap! 
    You don't have to participate if you don't want to. It's like a Pollyanna with a twist! You bring a unisex wrapped gift and put it in the pile. Your name is written on a slip of paper and put in a hat. The order in which you are drawn from the hat is the order in which you pick a gift. You unwrap it and set it in front of you. The next person can choose to steal your gift or unwrap a new one. More rules will be explained later, but this is one fun game. If you don't bring a gift then you don't get to get a gift. That's the way it works. But you can still cat-call from the crowd and provoke people to steal. =)

    Keep gifts at a reasonable price, maybe around $10 - $25. If you have an interesting slightly used game that is still in good condition, with the instructions, and has all of the pieces then you can wrap that up. Please be considerate when doing this, don't wrap a game that's been duct taped back together or is broken and sad. Remember this is a gaming group so gift cards to gaming stores and websites are also a good option. =) 

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  • John G.

    Planning om bringing a couple of Pizzas, Diet Lemon Snapple, & some snacks.


  • Mike M

    I'll bring a veggie tray with asian peanut sauce and cups and paper towels.

    Any game requests?

    1 · 4 days ago

    • Mike M

      Hey why does Ken get to usurp my paper towels? 🤔


    • Terri M.

      probably to add to cups. you and ken can thumb wrestle over the paper towels. =)


  • Scott S.

    I'll do chips + tortilla chips and salsa.

    1 · 3 days ago

  • Ken

    Okay Terri I got the paper towels to go along with the apple cider

    1 · 3 days ago

  • Jeanne Froeman B.

    My husband already rsvp for us. We will be bringing tomato basil soup and bowls. We will also be participated in white elephant

    1 · 4 days ago

  • Jen H.

    I will be 2 or 3 hrs late depending on how long my class takes and what time my friend gets here

    December 2

    • Terri M.

      Ok, just remember that we're at the library and that's only open until 4:30 pm.

      5 days ago

    • Jen H.

      Meant i will b there by 2 but will try to b there earlier if i can

      1 · 5 days ago

  • Suvon H.

    I can bring some plates too

    1 · 6 days ago

  • David C

    Terri what is a good brand of gluten free pasta? In case I bring something with pasta. Also is there any one with a nut allergy?

    1 · November 13

    • David C

      I might do some shopping at H-mart or one of the Asian markets near work. Plenty of rice noodles and some weird stuff. Shrimp chips anyone?

      1 · November 22

    • Terri M.

      I like weird stuff.

      December 2

  • Alexandra H.

    I will be two hours late to the party, but my volunteer job is pretty close to the location. I am also participating int he White Elephant.

    1 · December 2

  • Scott S.

    Will be there. Still working on what I'll be bringing. will update you when I know.

    1 · December 2

  • Laurie

    So sorry we can't come. I have class one Sat a month and it is that day! Last year was so much fun! Have fun everyone!

    December 1

  • Heather W.

    Wish I could join you all, but I'll be down in Virginia. Have fun without me!

    November 30

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