What we're about

Philly Board Game Night is all about having a place in Philadelphia to play board games in a friendly, fun environment. Sometimes at a bar!

Board games are more than just Monopoly. This is a group for anyone who loves the clean (mostly clean), safe (somewhat safe) past-time of playing board games!

King of Tokyo, Dominion, Munchkin, Zombie Dice, Codenames, Settlers of Catan, card games, classic board games, and more!

Come get your nerd on,
David
Co-Organizer of Philly Board Game Night MeetUp

PS. we'll also do some other fun group activities like Karaoke & go to comedy clubs, but mostly this Group is about Board Game Nights!

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Upcoming events (5)

Online Catan Universe Gaming! Join us Monday at 7pm

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We had a terrific time on Monday, lets do it again! Many of you have already down-loaded the Catan Universe app and have joined our Guild, appropriately named "MeetUp Philly". We already have 19 members. If you are already on Catan Universe but haven't joined our Guild, do it asap! REQUIRED TO GET STARTED DOWNLOADING IS FREE, GETTING STARTED IS FREE Catan Universe is an online app to allow people to play Catan. If you are familiar with the game already, that's great! After downloading the app... note: I play on my iPad, some people play on their phones, but you can also use Steam to play on your PC which is probably easier with the larger screen than a phone ...it begins with a short tutorial. I suggest familiarizing yourself with some of the functions as you get started. You can play some FREE GAMES with random opponents to familiarize yourself. Plus, you will NOT be able to join our Guild until you are at Level 2 (which is relatively easy). When you hit Level 2, which should only take a game or two or three, you can then join our Guild. Our Guild is "MeetUp Philly". Join early because I will need to "accept you". At 7pm Monday I will be playing, and will NOT be able to accept you until games are finished, so join asap! ................... To join our Guild, you click on your profile and then click on Guild and do a search. Catan Universe is FREE to get started. After you are in, on the upper right side you will have "Scrolls" that are given to you for free when you start (you can purchase more, see their Store). I suggest learning to play & familiarize yourself with the setting in their Free Matches against random opponents. However, you will need to spend ONE SCROLL to play with us on Monday night. Each scroll allows you to play 4 player matches with random island settings for 24 hours. On Monday, before 7pm, you should spend one scroll. Then at 7pm, in the drop down box for Matches, you will want to click on 3 or 4 players, and also click on Guild. This way we can all play against each other, Guild members vs Guild members. Friends, if you have questions you can post them below. However, if you have technical questions, I suggest going to the Catan Universe FB group and ask them there. Many of the people there have far more experience with the app than I do. Also, you should be aware that we are not the only people thinking of gaming online during COVID-19 quarantine. The past week or so Catan Universe has been hit with more than double their usual user traffic. So please be patient with their servers. If you are in games that freeze up on Monday, you can always leave and try to start again -- we can all play more than one game on Monday, I certainly hope to! Also, if you join us late, you can always try & see if you can get into a game. Most Catan Universe games seem to take about 25-40 minutes (turns have a time limit). So if you don't get into a game with us right away, you can try again in about 10 or 15 minutes & see if others have joined us late or if some games have finished & people want to play again. Since this is the first time we are trying this, I hope I covered all the bases. If you are familiar with Catan Universe, please add comments below that will be helpful for newbies. see you online! David NOTE: friends - we now have topped 30 members in our MeetUp Philly Guild! Please join ahead of 7pm. Also Zach has set-up a way for us to communicate on Discord while playing! Here is the link: https://discordapp.com/invite/5bWhekn?fbclid=IwAR028L4GtwsLTs8okopup9oBWkKCoepm3YQZMaP8o5ss461zJTD2cE7f3Sk

Online Gaming (Catan & Other Games)! Thursdays & Mondays at 7pm

online at Catan Universe

QUICK UPDATE Friends -- starting Thursday June 8th, we will expand our online Catan to include additional online board games that can be found on Board Game Arena (boardgamearena.com). Some of us will still be playing Catan, but everyone interested in online gaming is welcome to join us, similar to our in person board game night before COVID 19. USE DISCORD TO CHAT Zach has expanded our Discord Chat Rooms to be able to accommodate 15 people each, so large group & team games can be played. Here is the link: https://discord.com/invite/5bWhekn?fbclid=IwAR2KJ8YUJvSsSlD4GeqqEW_DL7mGf3wmga27za5W3OcFPFutqUiWUBSpOEE Using Discord has been terrific so far, allowing us to live chat & socialize while we've been playing Catan. I will still likely be playing Catan, but I am hoping that others (again similar to board game nights at Queen & Rook and Lovash) will step up and help host other games for the group using Board Game Arena. please leave comments & questions below. see you online! David NOTE: we have been using the Catan Universe app to play Catan, please download this app if you want to join us for Catan. You can send me a friend request there at BookemDanno2020, the name I play under.

Online Gaming (Catan & Other Games)! Thursdays & Mondays at 7pm

online at Catan Universe

QUICK UPDATE Friends -- starting Thursday June 8th, we will expand our online Catan to include additional online board games that can be found on Board Game Arena (boardgamearena.com). Some of us will still be playing Catan, but everyone interested in online gaming is welcome to join us, similar to our in person board game night before COVID 19. USE DISCORD TO CHAT Zach has expanded our Discord Chat Rooms to be able to accommodate 15 people each, so large group & team games can be played. Here is the link: https://discord.com/invite/5bWhekn?fbclid=IwAR2KJ8YUJvSsSlD4GeqqEW_DL7mGf3wmga27za5W3OcFPFutqUiWUBSpOEE Using Discord has been terrific so far, allowing us to live chat & socialize while we've been playing Catan. I will still likely be playing Catan, but I am hoping that others (again similar to board game nights at Queen & Rook and Lovash) will step up and help host other games for the group using Board Game Arena. please leave comments & questions below. see you online! David NOTE: we have been using the Catan Universe app to play Catan, please download this app if you want to join us for Catan. You can send me a friend request there at BookemDanno2020, the name I play under.

Online Catan Universe Gaming! Join us Monday at 7pm

online at Catan Universe

We had a terrific time on Monday, lets do it again! Many of you have already down-loaded the Catan Universe app and have joined our Guild, appropriately named "MeetUp Philly". We already have 19 members. If you are already on Catan Universe but haven't joined our Guild, do it asap! REQUIRED TO GET STARTED DOWNLOADING IS FREE, GETTING STARTED IS FREE Catan Universe is an online app to allow people to play Catan. If you are familiar with the game already, that's great! After downloading the app... note: I play on my iPad, some people play on their phones, but you can also use Steam to play on your PC which is probably easier with the larger screen than a phone ...it begins with a short tutorial. I suggest familiarizing yourself with some of the functions as you get started. You can play some FREE GAMES with random opponents to familiarize yourself. Plus, you will NOT be able to join our Guild until you are at Level 2 (which is relatively easy). When you hit Level 2, which should only take a game or two or three, you can then join our Guild. Our Guild is "MeetUp Philly". Join early because I will need to "accept you". At 7pm Monday I will be playing, and will NOT be able to accept you until games are finished, so join asap! ................... To join our Guild, you click on your profile and then click on Guild and do a search. Catan Universe is FREE to get started. After you are in, on the upper right side you will have "Scrolls" that are given to you for free when you start (you can purchase more, see their Store). I suggest learning to play & familiarize yourself with the setting in their Free Matches against random opponents. However, you will need to spend ONE SCROLL to play with us on Monday night. Each scroll allows you to play 4 player matches with random island settings for 24 hours. On Monday, before 7pm, you should spend one scroll. Then at 7pm, in the drop down box for Matches, you will want to click on 3 or 4 players, and also click on Guild. This way we can all play against each other, Guild members vs Guild members. Friends, if you have questions you can post them below. However, if you have technical questions, I suggest going to the Catan Universe FB group and ask them there. Many of the people there have far more experience with the app than I do. Also, you should be aware that we are not the only people thinking of gaming online during COVID-19 quarantine. The past week or so Catan Universe has been hit with more than double their usual user traffic. So please be patient with their servers. If you are in games that freeze up on Monday, you can always leave and try to start again -- we can all play more than one game on Monday, I certainly hope to! Also, if you join us late, you can always try & see if you can get into a game. Most Catan Universe games seem to take about 25-40 minutes (turns have a time limit). So if you don't get into a game with us right away, you can try again in about 10 or 15 minutes & see if others have joined us late or if some games have finished & people want to play again. Since this is the first time we are trying this, I hope I covered all the bases. If you are familiar with Catan Universe, please add comments below that will be helpful for newbies. see you online! David NOTE: friends - we now have topped 30 members in our MeetUp Philly Guild! Please join ahead of 7pm. Also Zach has set-up a way for us to communicate on Discord while playing! Here is the link: https://discordapp.com/invite/5bWhekn?fbclid=IwAR028L4GtwsLTs8okopup9oBWkKCoepm3YQZMaP8o5ss461zJTD2cE7f3Sk

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