Spoopy board games for October
posted September 17, 2016 11:11 AM   RSS | iCal | +googleCal

Sun October 16 at 1:00 PM, Frankford Hall
1210 Frankford Ave, Philadelphia, PA, USA (Map & Directions)
As usual, it's taken me forever to get another proposed event together because I am terrible with numbers, and events, and time. But! With the season of the witch nearly upon us, what better time to try a thematic board game meetup?
Of course, we should bring old favorites regardless of theme just in case that's what everyone actually feels like doing on the day of, but right now I'm hoping to bring both Fury of Dracula, one of the all-time classic hidden movement games (or, if I can't get my hands on it before it goes out of print yet again, Letters from Whitechapel) and Betrayal at House on the Hill as options.

Frankford Hall is kind of the default location, but if anyone wants to suggest an alternative location, we can try something new.
posted by Merzbau to Meetup (16 comments total)

Sundays 1pm usually works for me
posted by TheAdamist at 10:50 AM on September 18, 2016

OK. Any days that are off limits, or are most Sundays in October possible?
posted by Merzbau at 1:22 PM on September 18, 2016

Also something I let slide for far too long: are people still interested in a Pandemic Legacy campaign? I'll send out an email checking in with the group that had expressed interest, but if I recall the last thread we were close to having enough interest to get a second group together.
posted by Merzbau at 1:24 PM on September 18, 2016

Sundays are definitely best for me! And yeah, I'm still up for Pandemic Legacy :)
posted by kalimac at 3:23 PM on September 18, 2016

Sorry, no legacy pandemic interest from me.
posted by TheAdamist at 4:03 AM on September 19, 2016

October is very busy for me but I'll try and make this one. I am still interested in Pandemic Legacy!
posted by Diskeater at 7:13 AM on September 19, 2016

Sundays are great for me! I'm always down to try new games, but of course have a particular fondness for Lords of Waterdeep / Catan.

I also own a huge Game of Thrones boardgame. It takes hours to play and is complicated and whatnot. If people are interested, I'd be happy to play that!
posted by lazaruslong at 11:17 AM on September 21, 2016

OK, cool- looks like we've got enough people to start looking at days. I can't do the 2nd, but any other Sunday should be fine.

Diskeater, are any weekends more likely to be free than others?

And lazaruslong, while I'd have to sit it out for fear of spoilers (only halfway through season 2, which is a travesty, I know), that would be awesome! I've heard really good things about the GoT boardgame. If it's an expansive enough game, do you think it might be worth setting up a second meetup for it as well?
posted by Merzbau at 6:18 PM on September 22, 2016

Okay, going to go ahead and tentatively set this for the 16th.
posted by Merzbau at 6:26 PM on September 24, 2016 [1 favorite]

The only Sunday that 100% doesn't work for me is the 23rd so the 16th should be fine.
posted by Diskeater at 3:52 PM on September 25, 2016

Here's a review of Fury of Dracula, and a quick overview of how it plays if anyone's interested.
posted by Merzbau at 6:42 AM on September 28, 2016

I think a second meet up would be a good idea for super duper expansive games like the GoT one. Great idea!! I have too many balls on the air right now to do that, but that's gonna percolate in the back of my brain for sure.

I should be good for the 16th. I may try to bring some game-nerd friends too. See y'all then!
posted by lazaruslong at 8:52 AM on September 29, 2016

So I have to cover a shift at work tomorrow, and won't be done until 3:30. =(
posted by lazaruslong at 8:36 AM on October 15, 2016

Sorry to hear it- if people are up for it, we could get a quick turnaround scheduling a second meetup (I know, I always say this and forget) in early November?

BTW, how is today looking for everybody? I'll be heading down in a little while myself (though I'm leaving Fury of Dracula at home, now that I've had a chance to pore over the rules and realize that a. it takes 2-3 hours and b. that is with a group that knows how to play it...)
posted by Merzbau at 8:35 AM on October 16, 2016

Just a heads up, I'm going to head home at around 2:30 if nobody else shows.
posted by Merzbau at 10:48 AM on October 16, 2016

Sorry this didn't work out. =( I'd love to try again sometime.
posted by lazaruslong at 9:01 AM on October 18, 2016

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