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We meet every month to play test new board and card game ideas, and occasionally other types of games. We discuss game design, work out mechanics, and so on.

Likewise, even if you're not working on a game, but like to play cool games then come play with us.

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  • 3 days ago · 12:00 PM

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  • October 12 · 12:00 PM

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