Hello Western PA Gamers!
We continue to have strong turnouts at this venue so we have updated our meetups to occur at this location every Friday night.
The venue has a nice variety of hot food, snacks, Starbucks, beer, wine, and is open 24 hours!
It is first come, first serve on the seating but as members begin arriving we can throw some games on the larger tables to reserve them. The venue probably has over twenty tables and the room can comfortably hold over 60 people. It does get a little crowded at dinner time but thins out after 7:00 or so and is pretty much empty after 9:00.
This is a great centrally located spot where our Airport area players can get to quickly as well as the Northern and City players. This location is probably only 15-20 minutes from the Fort Pitt tunnel.
We have just introduced a new looking for players mechanism to help gamers find available seats for games. If you are looking to join a game of host one that you want to play we have plastic cones available to use. If you see a cone on a table with a board game box the game host is looking for players for that game. We are currently using three colors of cones: Green-Easy, Yellow-Medium, Red-Hard. We may introduce other colored cones (e.g. party, adult, etc...) but we will stick with the three for now.
A little about what we play...
Today's board games come in all different shapes, sizes, themes, components, and our group plays all kinds. Here are some examples of the types of games we play...
Party games like: Codenames, Spyfall, and Dixit.
Euro-style games like: Scythe, Five Tribes, Orleans, Puerto Rico, Viticulture, and Lords of Waterdeep.
Gateway games like: Ticket to Ride, Splendor, Carcassonne, and Caton.
Cooperative games like: Pandemic, Flash Point, and Dead of Winter.
Abstract games like: Qwirkle, Blokus, and Hive.
Card games like: Dominion, Glory to Rome, Diamonds, and Muchkin.
Those are just a few of the games that can be seen being played at our meetups every week.
Our members come in all shapes and sizes and span from young to older but all seem to have a great time when we get together!
Our organizers try to be very accommodating to new players and try to pick games appropriate to your skill level and that we think you would enjoy. Our goal is to get you enthusiastic about the hobby.
If there is a game that you would like to try out just r.s.v.p. to one of our meetups and suggest it down in the chat. Chances are that one of us has it in our collection and we can bring it out.
Look forward to introducing the hobby to many more players and continued good times with our regulars.
Please r.s.v.p. early so I have an idea how many people or coming and what type of games to bring along. You can always cancel your r.s.v.p. if you have a change of plans.
Attendance at our events is always free but if you like Western PA Gaming please consider showing your support by making a donation using the Chip In button or donate some unloved games. We often do a fundraising event called the 'Dooraffle' at our events where we give everyone who attends the event one free ticket to pick a great game out of the prize bag! Additional tickets to increase your odds of winning can be purchased for $1.00 each or ten for $5.00. Look through our photo album to see some of our winner and the games that they have won! We have given away a ton of great games to date!
We also run occasional special events and tournaments and your participation and contributions help fund the prizes for the events and offset the operating costs of the group.
Look forward to gaming with you.
See you soon!
Hello Western PA Gamers!