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11/26/2022 11:38:26 AM
Topic:
Nov 26th, Thanksgiving games

JohnKerr
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Good news, Ed!




Looks like we have Anye, George, Marvin, Sheila, Ed and myself.




Anyone still on the fence is welcome to join us if you are in the neighborhood!
11/24/2022 3:18:07 PM
Topic:
Nov 26th, Thanksgiving games

egill
egill
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Happy Thanksgiving!





Yes, I'm up for some Sat. gaming. All of the suggestions sound good.
11/24/2022 5:20:36 AM
Topic:
Nov 26th, Thanksgiving games

JohnKerr
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Come celebrate thanksgiving weekend by playing some games! This saturday, the 26th, is a fourth saturday and a game day. Our normal 1pm start.




I have weather machine and hope to get a chance to go over the rules, but that's always a stormy proposition (ha). Ark Nova and Autobahn are one's I can teach and Golem has hit the table recently as well. But I'm up for anything and thankful you can be there!




Who is coming by and what would you like to play?
11/12/2022 12:01:13 PM
Topic:
November 12th gaming - second saturday

JohnKerr
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Right now it sounds like we have Anye, George, Me, Marvin, Sheila and maybe Scott.




Rick is playing Megaciv at Euroquest and Mike can't make it.




Last minute additions are always welcome, just let me know. I'll see you all soon!
11/10/2022 8:47:48 AM
Topic:
November 12th gaming - second saturday

JohnKerr
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Who's up for some gaming this saturday?




We will start at 1pm, but feel free to get here a bit early. George and Anye taught me Golem last time, so I could probably teach that.




Have anything that you want to play?
10/20/2022 11:59:27 AM
Topic:
Oct 22nd - Spoooky gaming!

gverrey
gverrey
Posts: 78
My friend has an event that I am helping her with. Otherwise I would totally be there! Really enjoyed the party.
10/20/2022 10:25:39 AM
Topic:
Oct 22nd - Spoooky gaming!

JohnKerr
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Well, not really, just normal gaming.




This Saturday is the fourth saturday of October, and a game day! As the days get chillier and halloween gets closer, what better comfort than gaming with friends?




Who can make it? What would you like to play? I have a copy of Golem but haven't learned it yet.
10/8/2022 10:05:56 AM
Topic:
Oct 8th, 2022 - 20 years of ABG

JohnKerr
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The community/party room is on the P level. You'll go to the P level in the elevator, exit the elevator lobby and turn left. If you head straight at that point, you'll hit a locked door, but the party room is straight through from there.

If you check in with the front desk, I think they'll call down to have someone let you through. Alternately, you can call me directly.

If you're more adventurous, you can go into the courtyard on the P level, turn left and go to the last door on the left, I'll try to leave it open.

If you get completely stuck, there is an elevator directly accessible from the P floor lobby that takes you back to the main lobby, where you can buzz for access back into the main lobby (or leave through the garage at the end of the day).

In previous years, you couldn't get back into the P floor lobby from the courtyard without a key, but that is no longer the case.
10/7/2022 2:20:24 PM
Topic:
Oct 8th, 2022 - 20 years of ABG

JohnKerr
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Just a reminder that this will be in the party room on level 'P'. As I remember, there's a locked door between the elevator and access to the party room, but I will be keeping an eye out to let people in and will post instructions on getting in an alternate way.
10/7/2022 2:16:22 PM
Topic:
Oct 8th, 2022 - 20 years of ABG

JohnKerr
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Chapman wrote:
Yes I will be there! Been too long... Do you need anything brought?
Chapman



It has been too long! The only important thing is having you there! But I would never say no to one of your famous baked goods, if you find yourself with extra time.
10/7/2022 2:15:02 PM
Topic:
Oct 8th, 2022 - 20 years of ABG

JohnKerr
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Phil Bauer wrote:
Congratulations on 20 years of ABG! I'm happy to have been along for the ride for a few years with y'all. Unfortunately I can't be there on the 8th, but I'm glad I got to stop in for gaming at the end of August.

-Phil




It was great to see you, Phil! Here's hoping these more DC trips in the future!
10/6/2022 11:54:38 PM
Topic:
Oct 8th, 2022 - 20 years of ABG

Chapman
Chapman
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Yes I will be there! Been too long... Do you need anything brought?




Chapman
10/5/2022 11:19:36 AM
Topic:
Oct 8th, 2022 - 20 years of ABG

Phil Bauer
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Congratulations on 20 years of ABG! I'm happy to have been along for the ride for a few years with y'all. Unfortunately I can't be there on the 8th, but I'm glad I got to stop in for gaming at the end of August.



-Phil
9/20/2022 12:35:52 PM
Topic:
Oct 8th, 2022 - 20 years of ABG

kevin
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This bums me out: we'll be in Canada for Thanksgiving during this weekend so won't be able to make it to the festivities!




Congrats on this milestone and may the gaming continue for many more years!
9/18/2022 12:42:13 PM
Topic:
Oct 8th, 2022 - 20 years of ABG

JohnKerr
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That's right, Arlington Board Gamer's started up in the fall of 2002. While I can't say it's been a fairly consistent string of game days any more, I think that was true until COVID and such happened, and hopefully we are back to consistency again!




I am confident that there has been well over 200 game days... and I'm glad to have gamed with you all over the years, for it's the great folks who make it by that have kept it up for so long.




The 8th will be a game day... I'll have it in the party room downstairs, with it's larger capacity and better climate control.




I encourage everyone who has been to a game day before to try to make this one (or even if you haven't and somehow hear about this)!




Please RSVP if you can and I very much hope to hear from you!




20 years! What do you think?
9/18/2022 12:35:08 PM
Topic:
ABG 9/24/22 - fourth saturday gaming!

JohnKerr
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Hey, next saturday is a game day!




I figure we'll start at 1pm but feel free to stop by a little earlier.




Who can make it? What do you want to play? Are there any new games I could get that look like fun?
9/10/2022 10:28:14 AM
Topic:
September 10th, 2nd saturday gaming

rbynaker
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Marvin,

I've played Ark Nova 3 times and all were about 4 hours including teaching. Even the 2p game I played with Cheryl was long (so it doesn't seem to be a function of player count).

If you're fine playing a learning game, I can teach the basic mechanics to get us started and then explain things in more detail as we go. I will bring my copy which is set up for a "swift start" (unofficial variant) which removes the game setup decisions that are fairly meaningless if you've never played before. We would also play on the "A" map which is easier and less fiddly. I *think* I can get this down to ~3-3.5 hours if that works for you. Experienced players can play John's copy while I teach from mine.

I am not a rules expert, we might get some things wrong. The rules are very poorly laid out IMO, such that there are 684 threads in the Ark Nova Rules Forum on BGG. I suppose that comes with any game having 235 unique cards!

That said, I've enjoyed the game immensely.

Rick

PS: I can also have it set up before you arrive which will save some time.
edited by rbynaker on 9/10/2022
9/9/2022 6:49:33 PM
Topic:
September 10th, 2nd saturday gaming

museumme
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Looks like I will be coming by train… arriving at your place at approximately 1:15. I am up for learning Ark Nova or just about anything that doesn’t exceed 3 hours
8/28/2022 6:58:07 PM
Topic:
September 10th, 2nd saturday gaming

JohnKerr
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2nd Saturday gaming is on the 10th, I hope to see you!




I wouldn't mind playing Ark Nova again, that was fun.




Who is coming by? What would you like to play?
8/27/2022 8:21:10 AM
Topic:
Fourth Saturday gaming, 8/27, is on!

egill
egill
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I'll be there.
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