We had a great turnout at the December boardgames meetup, especially since our numbers usually plummet during the holiday season. There were about 28 people (+1 baby) gaming at the Fox & Goose Public House on Tuesday night. All together we played about 10 different games — we would have played more, but about ¼ of our players left early to go to a karaoke (sp?) bar. I took a bunch of pictures, but I didn’t want to blind anybody with the flash, and I didn’t bring my tripod. As a result, only one picture was even marginally viewable.
We’ve been trying to keep track of all the games we play whenever we get together. There is a thread on the meetup message board with a list of nearly all our events since May 2005. Each event has an associated “geek list” which shows the games we played that night, usually including the players and their scores. Many thanks to Kevin for coming up with this idea and doing nearly all the work to make it happen!!!
We get together every Tuesday night at the Fox & Goose, but the first Tuesday of each month is usually our best attended. There are also several other events every month at other venues. See the full schedule on the Sacramento Boardgames Meetup site. If you’d like to join us, feel free to drop in during a scheduled event or you can join the Meetup group (free) and RSVP. You can use the RSVP comments to request a particular game or to pre-arrange players for a game.
Many of our members have listed their games collections on BoardGameGeek, also known as “BGG” or “the ‘Geek.” You can find our members’ BGG usernames by checking their Boardgame Meetup profiles for an answer to “If you have a profile on BoardGameGeek.com, what is it?” (Take a look at my Sacramento Boardgames Meetup profile for an example. About halfway down my profile you’ll see my BGG username and URL:
“I’m jimv on the ‘Geek, http://www.boardgamegeek.com/user/jimv“
Unfortunately, Meetup doesn’t convert all URL’s into clickable links, so you’ll have to copy-and-paste the URL into your browser.)