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Mark Montreuil
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Hi! I am a big fan of boardgames from Ottawa, Canada, and I will be in Helsinki from June 29th to July 8th. I would love to come out to any local game groups or events that might be happening during that time.

Thanks!

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Lautapelit is a boardgaming store in Helsinki (aptly named "Lautapelit" which is Finnish for.. well, boardgames) that I think sometimes holds events. Other than I know of nothing (I don't live in Helsinki myself) but hopefully some fellow geek here might help you out.

Welcome. Summer is the right time to visit Finland, that's for sure atleast
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Ville Inkiläinen
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Finnish Boardgame Society has forum at http://www.lautapeliseura.fi/foorumi/ but unfortunately it is mostly in Finnish. There are local game groups at least in Leppävaara (Thursdays, i.e. July 1st, at 16-20) and Kamppi (Sundays, July 4th, at 13-17).

For Leppävaara group you can try to contact game group organizer:

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Kamppi game group plays at Bierhuis Rotterdam, Tennispalatsinaukio 4, in central Helsinki. I organize that group, but unfortunately won't be able to come that Sunday.

Welcome to one or both groups.
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Mark Montreuil
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Thank you for the quick, and very welcoming, reply!

Mark
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Hi Marcus,

welcome! If you need someone to show you around in Helsinki area, let me know. I'm on summer vacation at the time, so I should be able to arrange my schedule.
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I know that a friend of mine is playing with a quite huge group of gamers every Sunday. I can ask him exactly how it works. They usually play in a library afaik.
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MrPinkEyes wrote:
I know that a friend of mine is playing with a quite huge group of gamers every Sunday. I can ask him exactly how it works. They usually play in a library afaik.


That would most likely be the Kamppi game group that visard mentioned above. They usually play in the library, but in the summertime the group meets at the Rotterdam bar.
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kilgore wrote:
MrPinkEyes wrote:
I know that a friend of mine is playing with a quite huge group of gamers every Sunday. I can ask him exactly how it works. They usually play in a library afaik.


That would most likely be the Kamppi game group that visard mentioned above. They usually play in the library, but in the summertime the group meets at the Rotterdam bar.


True! To be honest I stopped reading after the Leppävaara part whistle
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Andreas Pelikan
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visard wrote:
Finnish Boardgame Society has forum at http://www.lautapeliseura.fi/foorumi/ but unfortunately it is mostly in Finnish.


It may be a bit tricky to find the "Game groups' own areas" (Pelikerhojen omat alueet) in the "Metropolitan area" (Pääkaupunkiseutu), so here's the direct link: http://www.lautapeliseura.fi/foorumi/viewforum.php?f=76.

All game groups are really friendly. Don't hesitate to post in english in that forum.

Leppävaaran kirjasto (Leppävaara library) can be reached by local train (I think A) from the central railway station going to Espoo. Get off at Leppävaara/Alberga (swedish is the second official language). Meeting on thursdays (17h?).

Kirjasto 10 (library 10) is at the railway square, but as mentioned before, during summer time they meet at Rotterdam beer bar in Kamppi (big metro and bus terminal). Right opposit lautapelit.fi shop. Meeting Sundays 13h.

N-BGC has many regular foreigners, and use english genuinely in their forum. From Kamppi by bus nr 110 to bus stop Nihtisilta. Meeting Tuesdays 17:30h.

Sunnuntaipelaajat (sunday gamers) meet at Cafe Java next to Hakaniemi metro station. Meeting Sunday 14h. Unfortunately coincides with Kirjasto 10 meetings. However, Sunnuntaipelaajat are not always true to their name and sometimes meet of fridays or saturdays. Just ask, they might shuffle.

Viikin peli-illat (Viiki game nights) is a very small meeting held in a common room of the appartment building where Mauri, the organizer, lives. Going by metro to Itäkeskus, changing to bus line 510, get off at Viiki stop and walk some 500 m (ask Mauri for directions). Meeting mondays 17h.

It's really worth meeting the guys (and gals, for the BE speakers). I'm Austrian, but I'm in town periodically for work and always enjoy it. BTW: Also been to the Legion (Richmont & Roosevelt) once, great experience.

Some useful words:
Maanantai (ma) - monday
Tiistai (ti) - tuesday
Keskiviikoa (ke) - wednesday
Torstai (to) - thursday
Perjantai (pe) - friday
Lauantai (la) - saturday
Sunnuntai (su) - sunday

And the first words I've been taught, which help making friends immediately:
Terve - hi, hello
Kippis - cheers
Perkele - goddammit
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Mark Montreuil
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Thank you all, very friendly and quick replies. We have arrived, and are staying in central Helsinki. I think I will try to get out to the Kampi group on Sunday afternoon. Beer and games is always a good combination!

Cheers,

Mark
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I made it to the Kamppi group and had a great time, even if I did not win any games. Many thanks to the local players who were very kind to share their games with me in English.

Cheers!

Mark
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