Baltimore/DC games meetup May 18, 2004 1:23 PM   Subscribe

After seeing how many board game fans there are in this AskMeFi thread yesterday, I was wondering....would anyone be interested in a Baltimore/DC Area (I'm in-between) MeFi Board Game MeetUp? I'd love to play Settlers of Catan or Puerto Rico against some new players. (My brother's tactics are getting way too predictable after playing so much.)
posted by emptybowl to MetaFilter Gatherings at 1:23 PM (28 comments total)


posted by Smart Dalek at 1:47 PM on May 18, 2004

posted by i_cola at 3:40 PM on May 18, 2004

I'm in, if it's closer to Baltimore than DC.
posted by TuxHeDoh at 4:05 PM on May 18, 2004

I don't even know what you're talking about. How about a MeFi Let's-go-get-some-chicks Meetup?
posted by 111 at 4:07 PM on May 18, 2004

You're a chicks-with-dicks man aren't you?
posted by i_cola at 4:24 PM on May 18, 2004

i_cola, you probably meant a homophobic trollish chicks-with-xxxxx man. No, I'm not. I've been known to be an exception around these parts.
BTW, I know the origin of your nickname: it actually stands for irrepressible cola (in spanish). Do I get a prize?
posted by 111 at 4:38 PM on May 18, 2004

Nip it, the both of ya.

i_cola... uncalled for.
posted by Witty at 4:40 PM on May 18, 2004

I'd be curious how this went. I was gonna offer up my place for a movie screening meetup (toronto) but figured, who the fuck is gonna wanna watch movies, the point is MEET up. But hell, if people will play Hungry Hippos...
posted by dobbs at 4:47 PM on May 18, 2004

Witty: I think we're both joking. I know I am...
posted by i_cola at 5:05 PM on May 18, 2004

111: Wrong! No prize...looks like riffola will find out at last ;-)
posted by i_cola at 5:06 PM on May 18, 2004

Any of you play Puerto Rico online at BSW? I'll take you all on!
posted by salmacis at 5:07 PM on May 18, 2004

If I was there, I'd sure as fuck want to play trivial pursuit with y'all. But alas.
posted by Hildago at 5:33 PM on May 18, 2004

Salmacis, do you have to chat at BSW? I have chat phobia. Also, do people get mad if you're just learning how to play? I've never played any of the games there.

I think a game meet-up is a great idea, by the way. I also think a movie meet-up is inspired.
posted by iconomy at 6:15 PM on May 18, 2004

I don't care what all y'all are going to do, but I'm totally showing up for game night. I've played with emptybowl before, and he's a lot of fun. (Take that as you will...)
posted by MsVader at 7:53 PM on May 18, 2004

I'd totally show, but I won't be visiting the area for quite a while. =P If there was one up my way though, I'd be there in a heartbeat.
posted by Melinika at 8:12 PM on May 18, 2004

Hmm...I've got friends in DC I could stay with...

You guys. Do not discourage 111 from going. Don't you want to find out what he's like?
posted by bingo at 9:20 PM on May 18, 2004

speaking of Hungry Hungry Hippos...

btw: I would LOVE to make it to the board game meetup. It's a shame I live in South Florida. (Anyone wanna meet up down here?)

An idea for the next Bay Area meetup: Albatross in Berkeley. Combine booze with board games, billiards, darts, and FREE POPCORN in a pub setting.
posted by quasistoic at 11:32 PM on May 18, 2004

iconomy: I've taught players on BSW how to use the (admitttedly odd) interface no problemo. There's not much chatting there either. It's purely gameplaying.

And if anyone in Oxford, UK wants a game drop me an email.
posted by salmacis at 7:53 AM on May 19, 2004

I've tried playing Puerto Rico on BSW, but I can't figure it out at all. The fact that everything's in german doesn't really help.

I'm willing to offer up my place for a gaming Meet Up. (I'm about 20 minutes south of Baltimore and 30 minutes north of DC.) And if people from the NY area are thinking of coming down here for gaming, I'd be willing to go up there, too. That way we can have two meetups. When do you guys think we could do this? I have no life, so my schedule is relatively open.

But hell, if people will play Hungry Hippos...

"Now we play the waiting, the waiting game sucks. Let's play Hungry Hungry Hippos."
posted by emptybowl at 8:12 AM on May 19, 2004

I could host the game night for the greater NJ/NY area. emptybowl will gladly bring some of his games up this way. I'm close to a NJ Transit train station, which is helpful. The only caveat is that my apartment is pretty damn small, so it would be... cozy.
posted by MsVader at 8:16 AM on May 19, 2004

Oxford, UK? I'm always up for a game of Settlers of Catan in Oxford.
posted by adrianhon at 10:29 AM on May 19, 2004

i'm in for some (presumably) howard county board gaming, emptybowl. (assuming knowing how to play is not an actual requirement.) sounds more comfy than ye olde barmeet.
posted by danOstuporStar at 11:38 AM on May 19, 2004

Emtpybowl: PR works much better if you download the English client. People will be only too happy to help you.

Adrianhon: I'd have emailed you, but ntl's email is not working at the moment. We meet at 8pm on Tuesdays in the Original Swan on the Cowley Road. Come along and join us!
posted by salmacis at 11:58 AM on May 19, 2004

(shamless self-promotion)

If you live in the NYC area, a side-company of mine runs a quarterly 10-hour gaming fiesta called Recess. It's a pretty heavy mix of RPG's and Board Games. If it's popular, you'll find people playing it. Admission is $10, so it's a minimal commitment. We just had our last one this past weekend, so the next one should be late summer. I'd love to meet some MeFi'ers there.
posted by mkultra at 12:58 PM on May 19, 2004

Witty: I think we're both joking. I know I am...

OK... cool. Sorry.

posted by Witty at 12:58 PM on May 19, 2004

*sigh* This Recess link works
posted by mkultra at 12:59 PM on May 19, 2004

So, when do you guys want to do this? Are people free on Memorial Day weekend, or is that too soon?
posted by emptybowl at 11:13 AM on May 20, 2004

Memorial Day is not good for me. I've taken the liberty to setup a page on the MeFi Wiki for - organizing the meetup
posted by TuxHeDoh at 12:03 PM on May 20, 2004

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