What we're about

Have fun, meet new people and learn new games! We play card games, board games, local games -- you name it! --We encourage local game designers to come play-test their games with us as well! You can bring a game to teach us or bring an open mind and we will teach you something new. The store has a game library with over 800 games for you to play. This group meets every every Thursday night from 7:00 PM to 11:30pm at It's Your Move Games (4920 Telegraph Ave., a block south of 51st St. across from Walgreen's). We just ask everyone who can to donate a few dollars to help us keep the lights on. Suggested donation $3-$5, although no one is turned away for lack of funds.

Upcoming events (4+)

Critical Hit comedy night, every Saturday at 8 PM!

Needs a location

$10.00

Every Saturday night at 8, the Bay Area's best independent board game store turns into the Bay Area's best DIY comedy club!

Our performers are a mix of top local talent and headliners from around the world (well, OK, around the country plus one or two from the UK) with appearances on HBO, Comedy Central, the Tonight Show, Conan and more!

The event is BYOB with a relaxed atmosphere, but the lineups are as strong as you'll see at any comedy club -- without the two-drink minimum.

We're one of the longest-running independent comedy shows in the Bay Area, with audiences raving for 9 years and counting.

Come find out why!

Tickets available here: https://www.eventbrite.com/o/critical-hit-8588993016

Open Gaming Every Thursday Night!

Needs a location

We play and teach games all night long until midnight. Drop in any time from 7:00 to 11:00 or so and you're sure to find something to play! Bring your games from home or use any of the games from our extensive used game library. We often have many tables going on at once for lots of variety. The earlier part of the evening is ideal for families with kids.

We play all sorts of board games and card games on Thursday nights, but also:

Got a favorite game you'd like to find others to play? Bring it along! Let us know in advance if possible so we can help with recruiting players.

Our chess and Go guru Steve Bloom is often on hand to teach and play both, and will always confirm here if he's coming. (Plus we have a separate Meetup for each every Sunday; for details see chess here (http://www.meetup.com/North-Oakland-Chess-Club/) and Go here (http://www.meetup.com/North-Oakland-Go-Club/).)

We've added Magic the Gathering every Friday (reserved tables in the back), both starting at 7:00 PM. See our MTG Discord group here https://discord.gg/KpkhGZe for more details on this event and many other MTG events.

(We have had to drop our 2nd/4th Friday Pathfinder Beginner's Box offering for the time being due to the rapidly advancing pregnancy of the GM's wife -- congrats to both! For now, check out our separate Pathfinder Society Meetup, held every Wednesday, here (https://warhorn.net/events/its-your-move-pfs).)

In addition to these Thursday Meetups and the ones linked above, there are yet more game-specific events for adults and youth over the course of each week, including Scrabble, youth Pathfinder, youth chess and youth Go classes/play, so check out our full schedule here (http://www.meetup.com/oaklandgames/pages/Event_schedule/). There's more to come, so be sure to stay in touch!

We request a donation of $3 to help offset the cost of keeping the store open so late every Friday.

Hope to see you soon!

-- Chris Specker and Will Kreber (owner/managers)

Critical Hit comedy night, every Saturday at 8 PM!

Needs a location

$10.00

Every Saturday night at 8, the Bay Area's best independent board game store turns into the Bay Area's best DIY comedy club!

Our performers are a mix of top local talent and headliners from around the world (well, OK, around the country plus one or two from the UK) with appearances on HBO, Comedy Central, the Tonight Show, Conan and more!

The event is BYOB with a relaxed atmosphere, but the lineups are as strong as you'll see at any comedy club -- without the two-drink minimum.

We're one of the longest-running independent comedy shows in the Bay Area, with audiences raving for 9 years and counting.

Come find out why!

Tickets available here: https://www.eventbrite.com/o/critical-hit-8588993016

Open Gaming Every Thursday Night!

Needs a location

We play and teach games all night long until midnight. Drop in any time from 7:00 to 11:00 or so and you're sure to find something to play! Bring your games from home or use any of the games from our extensive used game library. We often have many tables going on at once for lots of variety. The earlier part of the evening is ideal for families with kids.

We play all sorts of board games and card games on Thursday nights, but also:

Got a favorite game you'd like to find others to play? Bring it along! Let us know in advance if possible so we can help with recruiting players.

Our chess and Go guru Steve Bloom is often on hand to teach and play both, and will always confirm here if he's coming. (Plus we have a separate Meetup for each every Sunday; for details see chess here (http://www.meetup.com/North-Oakland-Chess-Club/) and Go here (http://www.meetup.com/North-Oakland-Go-Club/).)

We've added Magic the Gathering every Friday (reserved tables in the back), both starting at 7:00 PM. See our MTG Discord group here https://discord.gg/KpkhGZe for more details on this event and many other MTG events.

(We have had to drop our 2nd/4th Friday Pathfinder Beginner's Box offering for the time being due to the rapidly advancing pregnancy of the GM's wife -- congrats to both! For now, check out our separate Pathfinder Society Meetup, held every Wednesday, here (https://warhorn.net/events/its-your-move-pfs).)

In addition to these Thursday Meetups and the ones linked above, there are yet more game-specific events for adults and youth over the course of each week, including Scrabble, youth Pathfinder, youth chess and youth Go classes/play, so check out our full schedule here (http://www.meetup.com/oaklandgames/pages/Event_schedule/). There's more to come, so be sure to stay in touch!

We request a donation of $3 to help offset the cost of keeping the store open so late every Friday.

Hope to see you soon!

-- Chris Specker and Will Kreber (owner/managers)

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