Board games at the Blue Shirt Cafe
posted January 23, 2017 4:14 AM   RSS | iCal | +googleCal

Sun February 19 at 2:00 PM, Blue Shirt Café
424 Highland Ave, Somerville, MA, USA (Map & Directions)
Let's meet to play board games at the Blue Shirt Cafe on Davis Square at 2:00 on Sunday, February 5th Sunday, February 12th Sunday, February 19th!The last meetup went really well and the venue is excellent. That said, this is flexible, so if people EDIT: or Nature Herself would strongly prefer a different time, date, or venue, I'm willing to change it.
As before, feel free to bring your own board games of whatever theme and difficulty you like. I plan to bring El Grande, Cosmic Encounter, Chinatown, and Modern Art. If you have any particular requests, don't hesitate to make them in the thread.
posted by Rustic Etruscan to Meetup (26 comments total)

FYI, that's Superbowl Sunday. The intersection of board game-playing MeFites and those who need the afternoon free to make seven-layer dip, buffalo wings, and caramel corn may be Population: Me, in which case, you should certainly go ahead as planned and I'll come to the next one instead. But I thought I'd mention it just in case it's a conflict for enough others that you'd want a different date.
posted by daisyace at 6:13 AM on January 24

lol I totally forgot about the Super Bowl. I'll go ahead and postpone it a week to February 12th. If people really want to play on Super Bowl Sunday, I'll change it back.
posted by Rustic Etruscan at 7:23 AM on January 24

I was excited about the idea of the 5th instead of the 12th, because I'll be able to do this on the 5th and not the 12th.

Maybe next month!
posted by cardioid at 11:24 AM on January 24

Actually, I can't make it on the 12th either -- sorry! I hope that changing the date wasn't a wrong move that I led you to make. I'm still looking forward to coming to another in the series!
posted by daisyace at 4:22 AM on January 25

Definitely can't make Superb Owl day by can make the 12th so I vote keep it 😇
posted by Potomac Avenue at 4:42 AM on January 25

Yippie board games!
posted by pickles_have_souls at 6:57 AM on February 2

Hell yeah! I'm glad there's interest. Does anyone have any preferences with respect to games to bring?
posted by Rustic Etruscan at 7:15 AM on February 2

Just a note, there is a Knight Moves un Teele built for exactly this.
posted by canine epigram at 12:29 AM on February 9

I'm aware of it. I haven't enjoyed the Brookline Knight Moves. It's crowded and noisy, the games aren't well maintained, and you have to pay an entry fee for the privilege of hiding your cards from the decorative mirrors on the wall behind you.

By contrast, the Blue Shirt Cafe is quiet and spacious, and it serves good food without demanding an entry fee at the door. Unless the Teele Knight Moves is a significant improvement on the Brookline original, I'd prefer to stick with the Blue Shirt Cafe.
posted by Rustic Etruscan at 5:30 AM on February 9

It looks like the weather will be bad tomorrow. Do people want to postpone this again? I'm happy to do so, but I'll have to postpone it two weeks because I'm visiting my grandparents next weekend.
posted by Rustic Etruscan at 3:40 PM on February 11

Looks like it's coming down pretty hard. I could still make it, but then I only live about half a mile away.
posted by firechicago at 5:14 AM on February 12

I may be able to postpone it to next Sunday, weather and my family's plans permitting. I have to come in from the suburbs, so I can't make it today.
posted by Rustic Etruscan at 6:24 AM on February 12

Okay, the "Attending" list has plummeted to 4, so I'll go ahead and postpone this to Sunday next week. Very sorry to Potomac Avenue and his +1, who must have needed to arrange a babysitter for today.
posted by Rustic Etruscan at 8:40 AM on February 12

I live very slightly closer than firechicago to Davis and can tell you my medium sized, reasonably travel side street hasn't even been plowed yet, so cancelling seems like a wise decision. There are people walking out and about, but it doesn't look pleasant.
posted by maryr at 9:30 AM on February 12

Next Saturday should be fine, so I'll leave us down as attending. We'd been about to bring Terra Mystica and Scythe, but would anyone prefer us to bring something different?
posted by pickles_have_souls at 10:52 AM on February 12

I can make it next Sunday--would be happy to play games w/you all. I have Codenames and Camel Up, if there are any fans...
posted by Sublimity at 1:19 PM on February 12

Oh good, sorry you had to postpone, but glad that now I can come.
posted by daisyace at 4:14 AM on February 13

Next Saturday should be fine, so I'll leave us down as attending. We'd been about to bring Terra Mystica and Scythe, but would anyone prefer us to bring something different?

So there's no confusion, this will be next Sunday, barring bad weather.
posted by Rustic Etruscan at 11:52 AM on February 13

The weather looks like it will be good tomorrow, so this is on for tomorrow. Hope to see you all there at the Blue Shirt Cafe at 2:00!
posted by Rustic Etruscan at 9:01 AM on February 18

I haven't been to a meetup in forever, but I think I can make it tomorrow.
posted by martinX's bellbottoms at 5:49 PM on February 18

All right. I'm in the back of the dining room. Looks like a fair number of people are getting lunch here right now.
posted by Rustic Etruscan at 10:39 AM on February 19

Just parked--be there in 5, carrying games in..
posted by Sublimity at 11:05 AM on February 19

Just getting ready to leave now. Thanks to everyone who came. I had a great time. That Camel Cup game is pretty ingenious. Thanks for bringing it, Sublimity.
posted by Rustic Etruscan at 2:06 PM on February 19

Thanks for organizing! Great fun all around--I really enjoyed meeting you all. Remind me of the name of the second game we played? I might pick it up too...
posted by Sublimity at 2:55 PM on February 19

That game is called Condottiere. The board might not go flat, but in my experience, neither does the game.
posted by Rustic Etruscan at 4:10 PM on February 19 [1 favorite]

I had fun too -- thanks! Nice to meet/see you all, and thanks for the fun games!
posted by daisyace at 5:28 AM on February 20 [1 favorite]

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