The Twin Cities' premier wargame and boardgame group since 1982 (Frick saw an ad in Avalon Hill's The General by local wargamer legend Frank...said, let's meet and form a club). Pre-Pandemic, we played every Friday at The Source Comics and Games. Currently, location is not fixed, but many players play at the Dreamer's Vault in Minneapolis and Gamezenter in Roseville - as the Source is at reduced hours and capacity.
What we play: Anything with a board – econ, trains, ameritrash, heavy euros and light euros -- but we LOVE wargames!
New to wargaming? Start here Wargame/Wargaming Grasshopper, Noob, Rookie, Padawan List
Do I have to be a member to show up?
Absolutely not. Anyone is welcome, anytime. If you decide to join, cool: cost is under a $1/month.
Alright, I’ll check it out. What time?
Every Friday, folks are setting up games as early as 10:00 a.m. but many filter in and out throughout the afternoon and on into the evening (GameZenter closes at 11pm). Some are planned games, but many are pickups springing up throughout the day/night. Just check out our weekly I WANT TO PLAY (IWTP) thread -- post what you want to play and you'll get a game. Additionally, feel free to post any of your personal health requirements - including vaccination status and masking requirements.
What's an average Friday night look like?
Check out The Wayback Machine, which includes many AARs: https://boardgamegeek.com/thread/2133560/first-minnesota-wayback-machine
Anyone is welcome to recap as well. First person to post on Saturday morning gets a thumb.
1st Minn Game Collections
Collectively, we own many games. A lot. Tons. See who owns what, and what they're looking to play: https://boardgamegeek.com/guild/collection/875?own=1
Preferred Method is to post in the General Forum here! But you may also use the below - response is not guaranteed though.
LINKS OF INTEREST
1st Minn and Twin Cities Gaming Discord: https://discord.gg/zSxpKCW
1st Minn Member Profiles: https://boardgamegeek.com/thread/1511036/1st-mn-profiles-matching-avatars-names-and-faces
1st Minn Blog: Volley Fire: https://boardgamegeek.com/blog/5381
History of our Namesake: https://archive.org/stream/historyoffirstre00minn#page/n7/mode/2up and https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1st_Minnesota_Volunteer_Infantry
We're famous! Games containing a 1st MN counter: https://boardgamegeek.com/geeklist/190613/games-containing-1st-mn-counter
Toys for Tots 2015 https://boardgamegeek.com/thread/1488762/toys-tots-2015-1st-mn