Philadelphia Monthly Board Game Meetup
posted December 23, 2013 5:55 AM   RSS | iCal | +googleCal

Sun January 12 at 1:00 PM, Frankford Hall
1210 Frankford Avenue, Philadelphia, PA, USA (Map & Directions)
Winter is here, but Frankford Hall is still warm and inviting. Who is up for some gaming in January? We'll meet on Sunday January 12th at 1 PM. Hope to see you there!
Newcomers are very welcome. Frankford Hall is easily accessible by public transit, and if you have any questions about getting there or finding us, ask away!
posted by MikeKn to Meetup (16 comments total)

12th works for me so far.
posted by TheAdamist at 3:30 PM on December 23, 2013

I will be in Philly the 3rd and 4th if any of y'all can meet then. If not, carry on with whatever works best for the actual Philadelphia residents. :)
posted by mlle valentine at 1:10 PM on December 26, 2013

I can probably do the 12th.
posted by Merzbau at 8:58 PM on December 27, 2013

mlle valentine, unfortunately I'll be in NY on the 4th .
posted by MikeKn at 6:18 AM on December 30, 2013

Oh no, we're switching places. Enjoy NY, MikeKn!
posted by mlle valentine at 8:29 AM on December 30, 2013

A quick update: I'll be bringing a couple of new games this week, The Resistance (which I'm pretty sure Mike has brought before, but we haven't done yet; if nothing else, I can at least free up some room in his bag) and Infiltration (a promising-looking game by Dominion and Kingdom Builder's Donald Vaccarino).
posted by Merzbau at 10:09 PM on January 3, 2014 [2 favorites]

i received the bigger black box for xmas and have 4 cards against expansions, if people are interested. Although the box is long enough that im not sure how to comfortably transport it. Any interest?
posted by TheAdamist at 12:39 PM on January 6, 2014

Haha, yeah, I made the mistake of picking that up too :) I don't have any of the expansions yet except Christmas 2012, which wouldn't exactly be seasonally appropriate anymore, so if you want to bring it (in...god, an Army duffel bag or something) I'd totally be up for it.

Incidentally, I haven't done it yet, so I can't comment on the safest/least destructive way to get at it, but you know there's a card hidden in the top inside lining of the Bigger Blacker Box, right?
posted by Merzbau at 4:58 PM on January 7, 2014

Also, I can report that while I didn't get a chance to observe too closely, one of the tables at last night's Standard Tap group was having a hell of a time with Infiltration, so yay, good buy. Hopefully.

...which reminds me, people should probably know about that if they don't already. It's the first Monday of every month at Standard Tap, at 2nd and Poplar, starting at 7:00. I've only been twice but both times it's been really fun and welcoming for first-timers. Here's the Facebook page, and here's a Philly Loves Boardgames Meetup page, which looks like it collates a bunch of events including the Standard Tap group and the weekly open night at Redcap's near Drexel.
posted by Merzbau at 5:03 PM on January 7, 2014

I've not played Infiltration yet, but it looks cool. I'll be bringing a new game call Euphoria (Build a Better Dystopia).

I keep meaning to get out to Standard Tap and Redcap's but haven't made it yet. I may shift my schedule around to at least make my first Monday's free.
posted by MikeKn at 9:56 AM on January 9, 2014

Yeah, there's a card hidden in the top of the lid, in about the middle. If you run your fingers along the inside you should be able to feel where it is. If you have an exacto, or utility knife i would try to make a cut 1/2" to 1" away through the first layer of paper. Then rip the rest once you get an initial cut. Still makes a mess.

I actually have 2 bigger blacker boxes. Gift to myself, and gift from someone else. Oh well. One is unmolested ;)

I think i'll leave cards against at home, i setup a beer meetup for next saturday there that i'm bringing it to. I'm sure we'll have enough other things to play.

I might be +1, don't know for sure though.
posted by TheAdamist at 8:37 PM on January 10, 2014

Me and my special fella are going to try to show up and play - we're as excited as two painfully-shy, awkward introverts can be!
posted by julthumbscrew at 8:57 PM on January 10, 2014

I am coming and bringing a friend. First meetup in about a year--finally!
posted by ActionPopulated at 6:30 AM on January 12, 2014

Ryan and I are to the left of the entrance at a table by the bar
posted by TheAdamist at 9:53 AM on January 12, 2014

It was good to see everyone!

julthumbscrew - I'm guessing you two didn't make it? Hopefully next time!
posted by MikeKn at 6:14 AM on January 13, 2014

Sadly, no - our best-laid babysitting plans were dashed that morning. We were super-sad. Hope everyone had an awesome time, and we will continue trying to pawn our kids off on a kindly third party so we can come play games and meet some Philly Mefites. :-)
posted by julthumbscrew at 8:55 AM on January 13, 2014

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