What we're about
Portland has multiple, Corvallis as well - Salem needs a gaming group!
I enjoy tabletop gaming - especially when the goal is for fun, social interaction while playing great games.
If you agree - join us!
For now will post ad hoc events and depending on membership and interest - can try something regular later.
On where we play, Vagabond Brewing is good as they are large (more than the average crowded bar) with big tables and good food and beer. However, the group can pick new places to try.
Please read all the below as it should help explain what I hope to create here with your help.
Our basic tenets
• Making friends and good conversation while playing games
• All ages are welcome, women, men, or any other game loving life form!
• Play tabletop games that appeal to the most people with an emphasis on fun versus competition.
• Games will include board, strategy, card, euro-style, party games or others that play on a table (doh!).
• Easy to learn games that can be completed in one session (nominally 1-2 hours at most)
All members should foster the following:
• Innovative and varying game themes and mechanics regardless of the style of game - zany, weird, crazy, bizarre are just fine as long as fun and folks like it
• Introduce and share new games with the group with a desire to teach others how to play
• Share games (common or unknown gems) that clearly emphasize approachability over complexity and length (read Magic, D&D, and even Risk or Monopoly which can go on for a long time)
• Inclusion of any and all people that want to play that abide bt the principals noted here.
• Games with "conflict" and direct player interaction are absolutely fine but need to keep afun attitude on competition and play.
What we are not
• Gamers that prefer or want to play games that require players to learn a complex set of rules over time (D&D is a perfect example)
• Gamers that are interested in serious competition with the goal of mastering a game - a fine goal - but not the intention of this group
• Gamers that prefer only games that have no luck or intentionally are void of it (Chess, GO, etc. - again those are fine but just not in the context of appealing to the majority of folks that prefer more casual games)
• Gamers that prefer games that are very deep in complexity (both learning and playing.
• Gamers that want to play one game and get really "good" at that one alone.
Game we can play
Below is just a partial list of games I have or hope to get and play soon. Some of these are excellent 2 player game so can pair off and swap games/partners as needed.
5 Second Rule
Betrayal At House on the Hill
Hand and Foot
One Night Ultiimate Werewolf
Ticket To Ride
And for even more on my radar, my Amazon tabletop game list: