Session Report: International Tabletop Day at Langdon Library – April 5th, 2014

Session Report: International Tabletop Day at Langdon Library – April 5th, 2014

In celebration of International Tabletop Day and the opening weekend of the Langdon Public Library’s new 4,000 square foot addition, Kali and I hosted a day of gaming while surrounded by books. We had 15 people come and go on this day full of great games, food, and fun. Thanks to the Langdon Library for hosting us and we look forward to many more great community gaming events in the shiny new space! Here is a list of the games we played: Resistance Avalon   Dread Curse Castle Panic Rampage One Night Ultimate Werewolf One Night Ultimate Werewolf —————————— Keep an eye out on our blog for more community gaming events, game reviews, and gaming news. Thanks to everyone who joined us! Share...

Session Report: Feb 18th: Board Games at the Portsmouth Public Library

On February 18th we held our second community gaming event at the Portsmouth Public Library. I was happy to see that our numbers stayed strong again this time with another 30+ people of all ages joining in the gaming fun. Once again we had a great mix of all ages, and there were a good number of new faces in the crowd as well as the regular attendees of our events. The game list saw some favorites return from last time as well as some new games make it to the table. Many people requested or brought certain games to play, which was great as it made packing a little bit easier. The group got settled pretty quickly and I was able to teach 2 or 3 games right off the bat. Everyone enjoyed the games they played and I am looking forward to another meet up on March 31st. To my count (I may have missed a game or two) there were a total of 17 different titles played during this month’s session. I would like to thank the library for hosting the event, all the gamers who came out, and everyone who helped teach games to keep the day moving smoothly.       Don’t Miss an Event! Sign up for our email list today! Games Played Here is a list of the games we played. Please check to see if these are available at your Favorite Local Game Store. If you can’t find them there or would prefer to buy online please click the links/photos below to order from Amazon and support our efforts to bring...

Session Report: Jan 28th: Board Games at the Portsmouth Public Library

Last Saturday we partnered with the Portsmouth Public Library to offer a community gaming event from 1:00pm-3:30pm (we went until 4:30 because we were having so much fun!). It was a great first event and I look forward to many more in 2012. The idea started a while ago when I started a conversation with the library about them possibly hosting a gaming event. We decided to schedule the event for one saturday a month, and booked a few to see how it goes. If our first event is any indication, we have a hit on our hands. After some good promoting by both parties, we packed the room. At one time during the day we had 35+ people playing games. The most wonderful thing about this number is that there were people of all ages and levels of gaming interest represented. It was fantastic to see so many people laughing and having a blast playing games face to face. There were many games played and they ranged from traditional favorites like cribbage and Rummikub to award-winning euro games such as 7 wonders and Alhambra and everything in-between. To my count (I may have missed a game) there were a total of 15 different titles enjoyed over the 3 1/2 hours we were there. The one thing that was apparent is the love for certain games and the need to connect players with others who enjoy these games. There were a few people who attended the event looking for a group to play their favorite game, but sadly we could not get every game on the table in one...

Best Games from GenCon – Session Report

When I visit gaming conventions such as GenCon I always find new games. At GenCon this year I managed to bring home a few and last Thursday we hosted a 4 hour game night to try them out. I tried something different this time and rented space at the local Comfort Inn. They gave me a  pretty good great deal, but it was still a payed space which I try to avoid. The space was setup nicely and we had plenty of room to game. Some new faces were in attendance as well as the regulars, and we had a nice crowd for gaming. The first game up was Stomple, a quick strategy game of stomping marbles and being the last player on the board. Soon after the first marble was stomped, Brett from Wicked North Games came in with my signed copy of Azamar in hand and joined in (the book looks awesome congrats!). As we played and laughed, I was happy to see a familiar face from my gaming youth, Jim. I have not seen Jim since his last Jumpgate Games Weekend. Which by a strange coincidence was held in the same hotel room, and stranger still we were playing Stomple in the exact spot as my Toon game that Jim ran some 6+ years ago. He’s back in the area and will be joining us for more gaming soon. Once the crowd grew we split up into two groups to play Red Dragon Inn and Food Fight. Since Keith and Matthew had played Red Dragon Inn at the Game Night at CrackSkull’s IV Wednesday August 31st 6pm-8:30pm. The...