Monthly Brooklyn Board Game Meetup (July)
posted July 1, 2014 12:46 PM   RSS | iCal | +googleCal

Sat July 26 at 2:00 PM, ocherdraco's apartment (#4D, buzzer #407)
192 East 8th Street, Brooklyn, NY, USA (Map & Directions)
Our July meetup will be Saturday the 26th. We'll start at 2pm. Bring your games, snacks and/or drinks.
I don't remember what games we played last time, exactly, but I know there was some Hanabi, and some King of Tokyo...
posted by ocherdraco to Meetup (18 comments total) 1 user marked this as a favorite

I am really looking forward to this, y'all. My month is just not right when there are no board games.
posted by ocherdraco at 2:17 PM on July 6, 2014

I got a few new games since last time I came:

Imperial - Longer 2-3 hour economic/territory control game, plays well 3-5. Un-intuitive strategy-wise though.

For Sale - Quick little 20 minute auction game.

Bruxelles 1893 - Haven't tried this yet. Euro worker placement game. Lots of different mechanics and a victory point salad. Hopefully it gels well but it might be too finicky though.

Splendor - Spiel des Jahres nominee, and for good reason. 30 minutes plays 2-4, but interesting game for what is essentially a numbers and colors game.
posted by yeti at 11:09 AM on July 8, 2014

Ha, I've gotten Splendor, too! I really like it.
posted by ocherdraco at 11:43 AM on July 8, 2014

Great! Once less box to bring. I got my wife to play through Bruxelles with me last night, and yes, it's quite finicky in remembering all the different phases and steps. I probably should have jumped on the Russian Railroads bandwagon when I was trying to fill out my CSI order, but the Art Nouveau/Architect theme of Bruxelles was too enticing.
posted by yeti at 7:04 PM on July 9, 2014

been far too long. hope this is on one of those rainy days we've been experiencing so much!
posted by cristinacristinacristina at 2:50 PM on July 17, 2014

FYI everyone: one of Josh's cousins has had the audacity to go and get engaged and to hold their engagement party this Saturday evening. Therefore this meetup is going to be ending at 8pm, so we can attend said party.

I'm happy to bump the start time up to noon if people want it, or we can just go with a six-hour meetup. Let me know!
posted by ocherdraco at 4:51 PM on July 24, 2014

blargh! an amazing opportunity popped up for FREE this weekend and i have to take it. next time!
posted by cristinacristinacristina at 6:29 PM on July 24, 2014

I'm cool with showing up early, but am flexible. Congrats to Josh's cousin!
posted by wiskunde at 9:05 AM on July 25, 2014

I think we're going to keep start time at 2. I've got work that I'm going to have to finish before we start, and it'll be easier to do so if I have a little more time.
posted by ocherdraco at 8:46 PM on July 25, 2014

I'll be there about 2ish.
posted by yeti at 9:15 AM on July 26, 2014

That was great fun, thanks all! Also I checked my posting history and near as I can tell the first one of these I ever went to was last July, so happy 1 year Brooklyn board games anniversary to me!
posted by Wretch729 at 6:33 PM on July 26, 2014 [1 favorite]

Wonderful as always, thanks all!
posted by wiskunde at 12:35 PM on July 27, 2014

Hey y'all, I had said we'd have the next meetup this coming Saturday, but an impromptu reunion for my college theater group has materialized on that evening.

So here are our options for an August meetup:

Saturday, August 23rd from 10 AM to 4 PM (I know already that this won't work for Chris and Nora, so I'm inclined against it)
Sunday, August 24th from 2 PM onward
Saturday, August 30th from 2 PM onward
Sunday, August 31st from 2 PM onward

Sorry about this; it just sort of sprung up!
posted by ocherdraco at 11:44 AM on August 19, 2014

And, of course, those last two dates are Labor Day weekend.
posted by ocherdraco at 11:45 AM on August 19, 2014

Should be around August 24 after midafternoon (wedding brunch commitment) and probably August 31 though I may have to duck out for a bit, if either of those also work for other people!
posted by ferret branca at 12:43 PM on August 19, 2014

I'd love the Sunday the 24th option! I have a friend in town over Labor Day weekend, but could possibly bring her along if we chose one of those dates.

Question: should this be in the proposed dates section or it just isn't the time for that? I ask because I only saw this discussion because I happened to run into ferret branca the other day & we discussed meet ups.
posted by wiskunde at 3:39 AM on August 21, 2014

You're probably right. I was discussing here first because I thought that would be the best chance of people who came last time to see it (assuming it showed up in Recent Activity) but I probably should have done a proposed meetup post and then just put a comment here.

In any case, I'm going to go ahead and post a confirmed meetup now for Sunday the 24th. See y'all soon!
posted by ocherdraco at 7:16 AM on August 21, 2014

Here's the new meetup post!
posted by ocherdraco at 7:43 AM on August 21, 2014

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