Brighton Boardgame Evening
posted October 21, 2016 8:15 AM   RSS | iCal | +googleCal

Tue November 22 at 6:00 PM, Alcampo Lounge
86 London Rd, Brighton BN1 4JF, UK (Map & Directions)
After our successful first-ever Brighton meetup, it would be great to have another one and hopefully get a few more folk along too. I thought it would be fun to spend an evening at Alcampo's Lounge (or somewhere equally amenable to games) and play a few lightweight boardgames (I have a few easy-to-learn ones and others are welcome to bring more along).
Date: Tuesday 22nd Nov
Time: 6pm worked last time - but if people can't all get there that early, they can always turn up a bit later and still join in.

Venue: I suggested Alcampo's since they have plenty of tables, serve drinks/food/coffee and it's quiet enough to hold a conversation. There's also some comfy sofas that we can nab if they're free. If you have suggestions for similar venues feel free to put them forward.

Boardgame-wise, I'm thinking mostly lightweight card-based games like Love Letter, Dixit, and Funemployed!, and silly how-fast-can-you-do-this-thing games like Ring-L-Ding and Geistesblitz. If we get enough people (4+) we can play Codenames.
posted by EndsOfInvention to Meetup (30 comments total)

Yes. (As confirmed on the Twitters.) I'd prefer the first two dates, but can potentially make the last one too.
posted by ClarissaWAM at 8:35 AM on October 21, 2016 [1 favorite]

I'm definitely into this idea, even though I would be coming as a board game novice. I'm especially interested in the card games actually.

The dates, time and location are all good by me. I'd have a preference for a non-Friday weekday, just in the hopes that those evenings would be quieter, but the last Friday we were at Alcampo seemed fine.

I'm looking forward to it!
posted by Foomandoonian at 4:26 AM on October 22, 2016 [1 favorite]

Shall we say 11th November at 6pm then, unless anyone would prefer the 18th instead?
posted by EndsOfInvention at 2:19 AM on October 24, 2016

11th is good by me.
posted by Foomandoonian at 1:44 PM on October 24, 2016 [1 favorite]

Aha! My work hours are in flux for the near future, but you said (one of) the magic word(s) "boardgames". I'll definitely try to make the 11th although it's hard to be certain of my availability until closer to the day. Like you say it would be cool to include more people too!
posted by comealongpole at 6:02 PM on October 24, 2016 [1 favorite]

Have updated the post with the date and time. If the 18th would work better for any of the Maybes, give me a shout and we could push it back a week.
posted by EndsOfInvention at 1:20 AM on October 25, 2016

Foiled by forgotten dinner plans that hadn't been added to the house calendar. >:/ I will keep a beady eye out for next one though.
posted by halcyonday at 6:45 AM on October 31, 2016

Hrm! Looks like no way I can make the 11th, but I have zero information about my availability for the 18th except a vague suspicion the same will apply. Will let you know if anything changes last-minute, if only because the only thing better than winning a new game is losing hilariously badly at it. FWIW, if there's the least impetus to have (semi-)regular meetups in future that would be super-awesome and something I'm totally invested in.
posted by comealongpole at 4:38 PM on October 31, 2016 [1 favorite]

If anyone else is thinking of coming, please do! The more the merrier! I have a couple of games that would work better with 4+ players :)
posted by EndsOfInvention at 4:08 AM on November 7, 2016

Unfortunately we couldn't do tomorrow and need to reschedule. Have updated the main post with potential dates.
posted by EndsOfInvention at 5:29 AM on November 10, 2016 [1 favorite]

Tuesday 15th is easily the most likely for me if others interested (work is currently playing silly beggars, so still can't swear 100%). All Weds and Thurs are right out from here on in. Mon 14th is maybe, I'd be there @bout 7pm and sweaty with it!
posted by comealongpole at 10:04 AM on November 10, 2016

Things are a bit in the air for me right now due to family stuff. If we can plan short notice I may be able to make Monday or Tuesday. I'll hopefully know more by the end of tomorrow.
posted by ClarissaWAM at 1:15 PM on November 12, 2016

OK, let us know when you can, ClarissaWAM. No worries if you can't make it this coming Mon/Tues, we can always push it back a week or two.
posted by EndsOfInvention at 1:24 PM on November 12, 2016

Yeah, I can't do Monday at all now. If Tuesday works for enough people that's great and I'll be there, else always happy to roll up whenever I can. Seconding EOI's "No worries" if not ClarissaWAM, we've all got other stuff.
posted by comealongpole at 9:53 AM on November 13, 2016

Might be best to push this to next week. Can people make Mon or Tues next week?
posted by EndsOfInvention at 2:27 AM on November 15, 2016

Ahem, sorry, I should check in here more often. I can do either Monday or Tuesday next week.
posted by ClarissaWAM at 12:54 PM on November 15, 2016

Tuesday would be slightly nicer for me, though Monday would be fine also.
posted by Foomandoonian at 11:44 PM on November 15, 2016

OK, Tuesday it is!
posted by EndsOfInvention at 1:55 AM on November 16, 2016 [2 favorites]

Sounding like a stuck record here sorry, but looks like that day's a full-on Southern Rail strike. That potentially transforms the intended fun catch-up/SRS BSNS game-larks into a big, stupid, stressy nuisance on my one day off. So annoying! I'll play it by ear, because events, but in the meantime call me [a] maybe.

FWIW Tuesday's still the "best" day for me too, strikes apart!
posted by comealongpole at 4:44 PM on November 16, 2016

Southern Rail! [fist-shaking emoji]
posted by EndsOfInvention at 4:04 AM on November 17, 2016 [1 favorite]

Looking forward to seeing people tonight! I forgot to wear my MeFi t-shirt today but I'm in a dark blue hoody and will go inside and grab a table when I get there. Will get the sofas if I can (at the back on the left).
posted by EndsOfInvention at 1:29 AM on November 22, 2016

Sofas good! See you later!
posted by ClarissaWAM at 3:26 AM on November 22, 2016 [1 favorite]

Sorry not to be able to make it. Have fun all!
posted by comealongpole at 9:29 AM on November 22, 2016

I'm skulking at the back left hand side in an armchair - sofas currently occupied by non-mefi looking people. :)
posted by halcyonday at 9:39 AM on November 22, 2016

Thanks for coming everyone! Just gonna go and MeMail cortex my CV now for the job.
posted by EndsOfInvention at 1:32 PM on November 22, 2016

I had a fab night - thank you for organising it, EndsOfInvention!
posted by halcyonday at 1:46 PM on November 22, 2016 [2 favorites]

Yes, thanks for organising this EoI. And it was good to meet you halcyon! I really enjoyed both games and had a fun evening.
posted by Foomandoonian at 1:58 PM on November 22, 2016 [2 favorites]

Me too! Me too! I hope we can make this a semi-regular thing! Thanks to all :)
posted by ClarissaWAM at 1:02 PM on November 23, 2016 [1 favorite]

It would be awesome to have a semi-regular games evening. People mentioned Tuesdays as generally being good, but obviously we can change it up if necessary. I probably can't do anything until the new year.
posted by EndsOfInvention at 7:34 AM on November 24, 2016 [1 favorite]

Maybe once a (or two) month/tuesday in 2017?
posted by halcyonday at 7:04 AM on November 30, 2016

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