I love board games :D Luckily I've found friends that enjoy it too and we have board games parties instead of crazy drunken parties (actually we have those too but I always have more fun at the board games parties :P)
Come join us OP, or create your club and we'll come and join!
WatSFiC runs a board games day every 3rd Saturday (the most recent being the past saturday). The next one is July 14th. Most of the members are pretty excited about board games too, so if you show up to the weekly meetings, (MC4040, Wednesdays) Theres a good chance you'll find someone to play with
@6 Your right that there should be a board game club as it seams that there is enough interest. Why don't a bunch of you get together and go talk to feds or email feds about starting one. I'm told it's fairly easy to get one started.
Fuck FEDS, do it yourself. Just get people together via social network. Start a twitter page or something posting when you meet in an empty classroom or foyer. The hell do people want those deadbeat FEDS involved for? To rubber stamp their faux approval? Your idea, your project, your accomplishment.
@10 WATSFIC had an office? I didn't know clubs had offices...
@9 you could do it yourself but if you did create a feds club then you would get $75 a term and you would have access to all of feds' resources. You could use that money to buy 2 board games a term or use that money on food/advertisement and just make a deal with WATSFIC and MathSoc to let you use their games.
MathSoc games nights are 6:00 (maybe 6:30?) every Tuesday night in the Comfy or the C&D. Look for piles of board games. There is also a 24-hour games day once per term, usually on the weekend before or after the last day of classes.
The MathSoc and WatSFiC games collections are kept in the MathSoc office, and anyone can borrow a game to play whenever it's open.
If you really want to play board games, there is no excuse for not being able to find a group on this campus. Another place you can try, if WatSFiC, MathSOC, or CTRL-A don't work for you, is Just by Chance Games at Hazel/Phillip.
A lesser known fact is that people who pay for WatSFiC memberships can take out the games (without leaving behind a Watcard!) in a library system. So you can take them home and play them! I've got our copies of Betrayal and Quo Vadis next to me right now.
If you want a more "Hasbro" experience, the TurnKey desk also has a number of games.
Additionally: WatSFiC is the club on campus that covers board games. Every sort of non-electronic gaming fits under its mandate. If there is a lot of interest, people should indicate this by showing up in greater force to our tri-weekly board games days.
We'd make a case for having them more often if people would show up more often to the ones we're already hosting.
What happened to the chocolate squares club? They sound great but I emailed them a while ago and didn't get a reply.. and they don't post what time they meet at or anything. I looked at WatScific but I hardly know any of those games:s I'm not really into scifi...
@24, I'm confused by the idea that you "hardly knowing any of those games" makes you unwilling to play them. Which board games do you know about, which you do want to play? WatSFiC's collection is massive, especially when coupled with MathSOC's, and all the rules are inside the boxes.
If you're specifically looking for Scrabble, Monopoly, Life, etc., the TurnKey desk has these available, and you can play them in the SLC.
@24: It has nothing to do with sci-fi and as Simon said, if all you're willing to play is Monopoly...well, what can I say? There are tons of awesome games and I bet you haven't played even 5% of them. Come in and discover something, play a game you've never heard of before!
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