Board Game Meetup!
posted July 20, 2014 10:32 AM   RSS | iCal | +googleCal

Sun August 10 at 2:00 PM, Roll Play
10 Edward Street, Toronto, ON M5G 1C9, Canada (Map & Directions)
As discussed at last night's meetup, there is a lot of interest for a board game meetup! Let's meet at Roll Play Cafe at Yonge and Edwards at 2 PM on Sunday, Aug 10th. Bring your best games...or at least your game face!
posted by Phire to Meetup (30 comments total) 2 users marked this as a favorite

I would be keen. Very keen.

I live close to Snakes and Lagers (the College location) and I really want to try it. It usually seems packed when I walk by and they don't do reservations. Unless attendance is much smaller than I'm guessing, the other options are probably better.
posted by grouse at 11:01 AM on July 20, 2014

Very keen. I missed last night's meetup due to travel, so I will come to this one twice.
posted by ricochet biscuit at 12:35 PM on July 20, 2014

Super exciting! I love board games and meetups.
posted by jacquilynne at 1:57 PM on July 20, 2014

I'm pretty sure in the past 5 days I've played a dozen hours of board games. Sooooo down.

I vote against Lagers only due to grouse's concerns - packed and they seem to have trouble accommodating larger groups (tables of 4 are standard). Castle is good, never been to Roll Play.

I'ma bring my copy of Machine of Death! Because I doubt they have it and I want to play some more.
posted by Lemurrhea at 7:07 PM on July 20, 2014

I have yet to manage to get anyone to play my copy of Machine of Death with me, so I'd be down for that.
posted by jacquilynne at 7:49 PM on July 20, 2014 [1 favorite]

I slept through Saturday's meetup, so I'm in!
posted by grippycat at 7:14 AM on July 21, 2014

Heh, suetanvil and my copy of Machine of Death still hasn't been unwrapped yet so I'd love to see it in action. I'm trying to nail down some extremely nebulous plans in August but I'm sure one of us would be there.
posted by zix at 1:25 PM on July 21, 2014

I think I speak for all of us by asking that you unwrap suetanvil before that?
posted by Lemurrhea at 4:25 PM on July 21, 2014

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posted by suetanvil at 4:38 PM on July 21, 2014 [2 favorites]

I'm there for sure, as I can't pass up an opportunity to see Phire slaughter people in Ticket To Ride.
posted by LoRichTimes at 12:55 PM on July 22, 2014

i may be in town
posted by PinkMoose at 11:40 PM on July 22, 2014

I'm away on the 10th alas! Another time!
posted by typewriter at 5:03 AM on July 23, 2014

Everyone was so agreeable about this meetup that I had totally forgotten it wasn't a confirmed event yet. Thanks to ricochet biscuit for reminding me to get my butt in gear. We are meeting at 2 PM on August 10th at Roll Play. Update your RSVP if you can join us!
posted by Phire at 10:30 AM on July 30, 2014

Yay! Thanks for organizing. Should we bring games?
posted by grouse at 10:44 AM on July 30, 2014

They'll have all the usual fare (TTR, Carcassone, Catan, Pandemic, etc) but if there are games that you really want to play and that are more obscure (like Machine of Death) then bring those along!
posted by Phire at 11:31 AM on July 30, 2014

Anyone up to pre-game, by which I mean brunch? =)
posted by flex at 9:01 PM on August 6, 2014 [2 favorites]

I probably would be, because food. You have someplace in mind?
posted by grouse at 11:22 AM on August 7, 2014

I am entertaining out-of-town family in the morning, so sadly probably not. See you all at Roll Play though!
posted by Phire at 12:48 AM on August 8, 2014

I've got a party the night before, so brunch is a solid, solid plan.
posted by Lemurrhea at 11:12 AM on August 8, 2014

Looks like we are brunching at Hot House starting about noonish (I have to drive in from out of town & find a place to park for the day) and then heading from there to the meetup! If you want to join us (please do!) I guess the best way to meet there is to hit me up on MeMail for my cell # so we can text to find each other at the restaurant =)
posted by flex at 8:26 PM on August 8, 2014

For anyone who hasn't been to Roll Play before or hasn't been there in a while, they charge a $5 / person fee to play there with no time limit to how long you can stay. (It used to be a $10 food order minimum - this does seem a bit more accessible.)

The reservation is confirmed for 12 for 2 PM under my name (Jenny), I figure we can be flexible with that number if people join in or drop out at the last minute. See you all tomorrow!
posted by Phire at 9:14 AM on August 9, 2014 [1 favorite]

Sorry, guys, my Maybe has turned to a No. Prolonged bike issues today plus some familial obligations have eaten my weekend. Next time!
posted by maudlin at 6:23 PM on August 9, 2014

Won't be able to make it to brunch, will see you at game time!
posted by grouse at 7:34 AM on August 10, 2014

Thanks for setting everything up Phire. See you all at 2.
posted by quaking fajita at 8:55 AM on August 10, 2014

Flex and I are just finishing up brunch and will be along shortly with 2 friends.
posted by Lemurrhea at 11:04 AM on August 10, 2014

That was fun, even if I did get my ass really thoroughly kicked at Ticket to Ride.
posted by jacquilynne at 6:05 PM on August 10, 2014

It was a great time! I was a little sad the two groups didn't really shift and we didn't all get to talk...but game timing is what it is. We'll definitely do it again. And next I will pack MoD ahead of time so I can't forget it :(

Also, lessons learned. Do not trust grouse or Phire, they are lying liars who will lie to you.

But only them. Definitely not anyone else.
posted by Lemurrhea at 6:18 PM on August 10, 2014 [2 favorites]

That was fun, even if I did get my ass really thoroughly kicked at Ticket to Ride.

Let me assure you, no one was more surprised by that than the winner. I was trailing jacquilynne by about twenty points for most of the game, but a slow-and-steady approach to picking up tickets (I figured I was fighting for third) paid off.

Thanks, Phire, for organizing it!
posted by ricochet biscuit at 8:14 PM on August 10, 2014

Also can someone find this game for next time?
posted by Lemurrhea at 3:53 PM on August 13, 2014

Lemurrhea: I have a copy.
posted by ricochet biscuit at 11:46 AM on August 19, 2014

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