Board Games in Seattle
posted July 6, 2012 10:26 PM   RSS | iCal | +googleCal

Sat July 21 at 2:00 PM, Cafe Mox
5105 Leary Ave NW, Seattle, WA, USA (Map & Directions)
At the last meetup, there was a hunger for a board gaming day. Let's do it.
We'll be at Cafe Mox on Saturday, July 21st, from 2 pm until people tire of tiny cardboard chits. Bring games, or just bring yourself, but come join us.
posted by Errant to Meetup (46 comments total) 2 users marked this as a favorite

Apparently, grouse is having his silly birthday that day, so how about the 21st?
posted by Errant at 10:36 PM on July 6, 2012

Works for me.
posted by parrot_person at 7:01 AM on July 7, 2012

I'm in.
posted by grouse at 9:15 AM on July 7, 2012

posted by Rev. Syung Myung Me at 3:18 PM on July 7, 2012

Either of those works for me.
posted by egypturnash at 6:29 PM on July 7, 2012

Subjects to kids, relatives, etc... I am interested.

Not sure I can extend to drunken post-midnight karaoke again in a hurry though.
posted by Artw at 10:33 AM on July 8, 2012

What about Drunken Post-Midnight Karaoke: The Board Game?
posted by grouse at 2:19 PM on July 8, 2012 [1 favorite]

Booked. I'll have a bag of games in tow, but more is always better. Then, after midnight, Artw will become a pumpkin and we can serenade him to sleep.
posted by Errant at 12:53 AM on July 9, 2012

So, if it extends well into the evening greenarchist and I can probably come. We have a dive for our invertebrate ID class on Saturday!!!!!
posted by R343L at 11:18 AM on July 9, 2012

I'm playing soccer on the Eastside at some time that afternoon, but if it's going to go later and I don't injure anything, I might make it.
posted by jacalata at 7:36 PM on July 10, 2012

I'm a maybe - might be going out of town that weekend.
posted by ShooBoo at 6:35 AM on July 11, 2012

A-ha, the fabled boardgame meet up ... sure, I'm in.
posted by Relay at 6:52 PM on July 12, 2012

What sorts of board games? (That will help Ms. Kwine decide whether she's interested). I believe that we have dinner plans that night, but I should be in for at least a few hours.
posted by Kwine at 7:01 AM on July 15, 2012

Oh, thanks for organizing!
I think I'll be able to make it, but a bit later than the 2pm kickoff.

Will practice dice rolling skills this week.
posted by pymsical at 12:34 PM on July 15, 2012

I can bring Agricola, Dominion, 7 Wonders, and Dixit.
posted by grouse at 12:53 PM on July 15, 2012

I plan to bring a few of varying complexities. A lot of my "board" games are actually card games (see: grouse's 7 Wonders and Dominion). Right now I'm leaning towards Elder Sign, Blood Bowl Team Manager, Eminent Domain, Pandemic, Battlestar Galactica, and maybe a couple others I'll think of when I'm actually looking at the library.

What kinds of games does Mrs. Kwine like?
posted by Errant at 8:14 PM on July 15, 2012

Ms. Kwine had made other plans, but I'll be there by my lonesome at 2.
posted by Kwine at 10:30 AM on July 18, 2012

Saturday's my birthday and Mox is just a block away, no plans until six so I shall try to swing by for a bit. I'll school you all at pinball!
posted by Jawn at 8:44 PM on July 18, 2012

So I just discovered that Cafe Mox has private rooms for rent. They're 20/hr unless the food/drink bill reaches 100 or more, in which case it's waived. I figure with 5 confirmed and 9 maybes, we'll easily hit that over the course of a few hours, so what do you guys think about me inquiring about renting one of those rooms?
posted by Errant at 3:47 PM on July 19, 2012

Just $100 over the whole period? Not $100/hour? I'm not planning on spending $20 myself (although it has happened), so I think we'd need more of the maybes.
posted by grouse at 4:18 PM on July 19, 2012

This is what it says on their website:

"The rooms can be rented for $20/hour, or if you plan to eat and drink and your tab reaches $100 or more we will waive the room fee. If everyone in your party is over 21, you can order beer and wine from the cafe. You cannot bring your own alcohol in the private rooms."
posted by Errant at 4:32 PM on July 19, 2012

No guest after all. I still plan to be there but will be working later than originally expected, so probably won't arrive until 5 at the earliest. I will commit to buying some food/drink, but $20 worth is not in the budget...but it looks like the rooms are already booked from 6-10 on Saturday anyway.

Games I can bring (if there is interest): Scrabble, Guillotine, Qwirkle, Qwirkle Cubes.
posted by parrot_person at 11:56 PM on July 19, 2012

Ok, obviously the room thing is out then, no worries. See you guys tomorrow.
posted by Errant at 8:41 PM on July 20, 2012

I had zero sleep last night and am now dragging myself through my workday. I am uncertain whether I will make it there tonight :-(
posted by parrot_person at 10:16 AM on July 21, 2012

Looks like I'm out :-(

Have fun!
posted by Artw at 10:24 AM on July 21, 2012

I'm a tall white guy with glasses, today I am wearing a green and white plaid shirt and jeans. I'll bring Torres and Wits and Wagers.
posted by Kwine at 12:16 PM on July 21, 2012

We'll see how I feel in an hour or two but this cold absolutely sucks (yay for getting a cold before OSCON so I end up talking all day with drugs to keep me together?)

If we do show, we might be three as I have a friend visiting from out of town (though I think he's on mefi too).
posted by R343L at 12:25 PM on July 21, 2012

On my way...
posted by ShooBoo at 2:01 PM on July 21, 2012

At the lounge seats in front of the window.
posted by Errant at 2:11 PM on July 21, 2012

Finishing my lunch, and then I'll pick up my games and catch a 44 over there.

What I have: Dominion (original, Alchemy, Intrigue), 7 Wonders, and Dixit. Any requests?
posted by grouse at 2:50 PM on July 21, 2012

Waiting for the bus.
posted by grouse at 4:35 PM on July 21, 2012

I am sorry I won't be able to make it, crashing now. Was looking forward to it, drat. :-(
posted by parrot_person at 4:59 PM on July 21, 2012

Dang, wish I would have noticed this earlier. Maybe next time.
posted by HMSSM at 8:03 PM on July 21, 2012

That was fun ... more please!
posted by Relay at 11:06 PM on July 21, 2012

That was a hell of a lot of fun. I'll set up the next one soon; hopefully we can make this a monthly thing. Awesome to see you who showed up; deeply missed, you who couldn't make it.
posted by Errant at 1:01 AM on July 22, 2012 [1 favorite]

I'm all for making this a monthly thing too. Please to have more!
posted by gc at 8:16 AM on July 22, 2012

I had a nice time, thanks for organizing Errant. Who won the 7 Wonders game?
posted by Kwine at 9:37 PM on July 22, 2012

Errant did.
posted by grouse at 9:44 PM on July 22, 2012

*reads rules for 7 wonders. Hangs head in shame*

That was a lot of fun! How'd elder signs turn out?

Kwine, I think errant won, I probably won for the most awesome wooden spoon:)
posted by pymsical at 9:51 PM on July 22, 2012

My soccer game managed to be perfectly timed so I was on the eastside 3-7, I'm sorry I missed it. I'd love to come to another one if organized, although I'll be away most of August and September. (Possibly interesting to this audience: I've eard rumors recently that the games store on pine is expanding to a mox-style place in the newly empty Travellers cafe, although it would be at least a few months away given it's just empty space now.)
posted by jacalata at 10:16 PM on July 22, 2012 [1 favorite]

I work less than a block away from the old Travelers cafe space! That would be totally full of awesomeness!
posted by parrot_person at 4:02 AM on July 23, 2012

found my source: CHS blog
posted by jacalata at 11:24 AM on July 23, 2012

We, unusually, beat the shit out of Elder Sign, which does not happen often, I can tell you.

jacalata, I've heard that too. I have a game on order over there, so I should ask them about that.

I did win 7 Wonders, but I was quite surprised to have done so; I felt sure grouse was going to take it.
posted by Errant at 7:33 PM on July 23, 2012

Does anyone have Arkham Horror? We should play that sometime.
posted by grouse at 9:08 PM on July 23, 2012

I do, and I could definitely bring it. It is, however, a very long game, like 4 hours long or more, and it takes up a lot of table space. On the other hand, it seats up to eight, so while it takes a long time it's also a game pretty much the whole group could play together.
posted by Errant at 2:51 PM on July 24, 2012

check out this Kickstarter from Gamma Ray Games for the new lounge. (I do find it a little weird to raise money for a business like this, but I guess they have the right audience.)
posted by jacalata at 7:28 PM on July 30, 2012

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