Board Games
posted July 20, 2012 11:29 AM   RSS | iCal | +googleCal

Sun July 29 at 2:00 PM, Boxcar Lounge
168 Avenue B, New York, NY, USA (Map & Directions)
Let's get together and play some board games.
A vague consensus is that 2pm July 29th at the Boxcar Lounge, 168 Avenue B, New York, NY, sounds good.

What games will you bring?
posted by sciencegeek to Meetup (42 comments total)

This sounds like a great idea! I can't bring games but I really want to try some out. Any Saturday is fine for me, and most Sundays!
posted by the young rope-rider at 11:35 AM on July 20, 2012

Pick any weekend day except the first Saturday of the month and I will try to get my boyfriend and his many boardgames to join in. I might come too, depending how boardgamey I feel on the given day.
posted by mlle valentine at 11:59 AM on July 20, 2012

Possible dates:

Saturday 28th July
Sunday 29th July (NB: this is my birthday and you will be forced to bring me cookies)

Saturday 4th August (mile valentine can't make it)
Sunday 5th August
posted by sciencegeek at 12:06 PM on July 20, 2012

Sundays are better than Saturdays for me.
posted by griphus at 12:10 PM on July 20, 2012

The 5th I have a book club, but anything else will work.
posted by bookwibble at 12:16 PM on July 20, 2012

29ths better for me next week also and I want to go and I have some boardgames that will blow your socks off of your mind!
posted by Potomac Avenue at 12:33 PM on July 20, 2012

Hurrah, boardgames!

I vote for Saturdays.
posted by Grimp0teuthis at 7:37 PM on July 20, 2012

I have class at 3pm on Sundays. Not that that matters. Just weighing in. (Because I like board games.)
posted by Eideteker at 12:04 AM on July 21, 2012

It appears that each of these dates has someone who can't make it. I'm going to go with the 29th partially because Potomac Avenue mentions that he has board games and promises to remove socks.

My apologies to Eideteker and Grimp0teuthis who would have preferred a Saturday.

If this goes well, perhaps we should have a monthly games meetup? We could alternate between Manhattan and Brooklyn.

Another thought about future locations - most NYPL branches have a "community room" which sound like they could be used for this sort of thing. It would likely mean no food/beer, but might mean a nice big space with tables and accessibility for under 21s.
posted by sciencegeek at 7:23 AM on July 21, 2012

I think I will be out of town on the 29th, but I had a great time the last time we did this and would like to do it again.
posted by grobstein at 2:22 PM on July 21, 2012

for those of you who like board games and have some weeknight availability, the Museum at Eldridge Street just had a great board games/happy hour. It was good fun - not sure if another one is scheduled, but something to keep an eye out for
posted by TravellingCari at 8:21 PM on July 21, 2012

I should be able to make it! Yay!
posted by ThatFuzzyBastard at 9:22 AM on July 22, 2012

Let's see if my D&D game gets cancelled. There's a non-zero chance of that.
posted by griphus at 8:37 PM on July 22, 2012

I think I'm clear for Sunday. I'll see if I can scare up anything to bring along.
posted by Karmakaze at 5:18 AM on July 23, 2012

D&D game got cancelled, so I'll probably be making this.
posted by griphus at 9:10 AM on July 23, 2012

I'd like to attend, but have no board games to bring! Well, I do have Apples to Apples
posted by rosswald at 6:54 PM on July 23, 2012

Ok. So here's the thing. My boyfriend's brother, who is coming from out of town to visit mom, announced that the date of the family get together is Sunday the 29th. There is no way, even if I could teleport between the two locations, for me to come to this meet up.

I'm kind of bummed because I was really looking forward to this. I hope it is awesome and you make me jealous.
posted by sciencegeek at 6:18 AM on July 24, 2012

It will be. But who's bringing Settlers?
posted by Potomac Avenue at 9:43 AM on July 24, 2012

This sounds fun- I'll be in North Carolina, but if it happens again I'm in.
posted by showbiz_liz at 5:31 PM on July 25, 2012

I don't have Settlers but I will bring Forbidden Island.
posted by griphus at 9:50 AM on July 26, 2012

I have Settlers? I may be able to attend? I also have Acquire which I am a big fan of but there must be a limit to the number of games that could be played.

I will have to see how this weekend goes to see if I can make it. My partner may be able to come, too!
posted by mountmccabe at 7:03 PM on July 26, 2012

Oh god I want to do this so bad and I can't. I have been missing a good boardgame session for weeks and there are so many I want to play. Does anyone play Power Grid? I never get to play Power Grid! Robo Rally? I have God's Playground, the game about free-loading nobles in Renaissance Poland, but it's taken two months to play twice!

But I can't come!
posted by grobstein at 7:47 PM on July 26, 2012

I may or may not be able to come, but how cheap the drinks are/whether or not anyone is definitely bringing Settlers and can teach me how to play would definitely sway me. I think I should also mention that I do not have any games at all.
posted by bookwibble at 7:56 PM on July 26, 2012

OK, we are in! I will bring Settlers of Catan.

I played not that long ago and taught someone new to the game then, too so I'd be happy to show others how to play.
posted by mountmccabe at 8:19 AM on July 27, 2012

I can vouch for mountmccabe's patience with Settlers newbies, if anyone who's never played it wants to give it a whirl!

Grobstein, if we do another one of these some time soon I would love to try Power Grid.
posted by ausdemfenster at 8:30 AM on July 27, 2012

We will be there. My boyfriend, Chris, will bring Puerto Rico/whatever else can fit in the Puerto Rico box.
posted by mlle valentine at 10:03 AM on July 27, 2012

Chris is also a big fan of Power Grid, and I bet he would play with you guys in the future.
posted by mlle valentine at 10:04 AM on July 27, 2012

I may have a memorial service in Brooklyn at 6 tomorrow but I could at least stop by on my way.
posted by Karmakaze at 6:15 AM on July 28, 2012

Won't be making it because funeral.

posted by griphus at 6:58 AM on July 28, 2012

I'll be coming! I'll bring a few small games of various sorts!
posted by tastyhat at 8:25 AM on July 28, 2012

I'm back to a maybe :( future in-laws in town extending their stay into the afternoon. Hope I can make it!
posted by Potomac Avenue at 6:21 AM on July 29, 2012

Didn't bring any games but I have found the neighborhood. Am grabbing a sandwich at someplace called B-cup.
posted by Karmakaze at 10:22 AM on July 29, 2012

Looks like I actually won't be able to make this one. It sucks, too-- Settlers would have been fun. I hope you guys have a fun time!
posted by bookwibble at 10:24 AM on July 29, 2012

Boxcar Lounge does not appear to be open yet.
posted by Karmakaze at 11:15 AM on July 29, 2012

They opened. We're in the back.
posted by Karmakaze at 11:36 AM on July 29, 2012

We have 9 people!
posted by mountmccabe at 1:10 PM on July 29, 2012

I had a good time with my bbq, but was sad to miss this meet up. I hope everyone had an awesome time and that we can do this again sometime soonish.
posted by sciencegeek at 4:22 PM on July 29, 2012

It was great to meet everyone and play a variety of games! I'm impressed that no one seems to have lost any game pieces despite sorta wobbly tables, rain, etc.

I'd definitely be up for a semi-regular board game meetup, if people are interested. Maybe next time on the west side of Manhattan?
posted by ausdemfenster at 4:26 PM on July 29, 2012

posted by grobstein at 5:42 PM on July 29, 2012

Yes, let's do it again!
posted by mlle valentine at 8:25 PM on July 29, 2012

I would love to actually attend more one of these things.
posted by griphus at 6:03 AM on July 30, 2012

I would love to actually attend more one any of these anything.
posted by Potomac Avenue at 6:24 AM on July 30, 2012

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