Past Meetup

Open Gaming Every Friday Night!

Hosted by Play Games in Oakland Every Friday!

Public group

This Meetup is past

5 people went

Every week on Friday

It's Your Move Games & Hobbies

4920 Telegraph Ave Temescal District · Oakland, CA

How to find us

East side of Telegraph Ave. at 49th St. next to Bank of the West; plenty of parking in the Walgreen's lot across the street; good AC Transit service (the 1 stops right in front) and a short walk from MacArthur BART.

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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 Friday 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 ( and Go here (

Very recently we've added Magic the Gathering every Friday (reserved table in the back) and on Thursdays too, hosted by Jimmy Freeman and both starting at 7:00 PM. See our separate MTG Meetup page ( for details on these plus special 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 (

In addition to these Friday 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 ( 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)