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Are there any forums for finding BGGers that may be on a cuise ship!? My wife and I will be taking a cruise in March in the Caribbean and I was wondering of anyone else will be on the boat.
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RiffRaff14 wrote:
My wife and I will be taking a cruise in March in the Caribbean and I was wondering of anyone else will be on the boat.

Nope, probably just you two, hope you know how to Captain a HUGE ship.
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Someone would have to go through the work (which is substantial) of organizing and publicizing a board game cruise.

I do know of Scrabble cruises (actual rated tournaments with prizes); there may be cruises for other games as well.

Granted, the recent publicity about mass illnesses on cruise ships doesn't help matters...
 
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I've tried to drum up interest for a March Norwegian cruse out of New Orleans. Which are you going on and when?
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Ours leaves from San Juan, Puerto Rico and hits a few different islands.
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RiffRaff14 wrote:
Ours leaves from San Juan, Puerto Rico and hits a few different islands.

Sailing Carnival liberty? Hits up Bahamas, us virgin islands, Puerto Rico, and Turks & cacos?

I just got home from that one on Saturday. I wish I had met a fellow boardgamer! Would have been some fun times!
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Ours goes south: BVI, St Marten, St Kitts, Dominica and Barbados.
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Play Pandemic for the theme!
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Wifey and I are on a different cruise in March. We're taking a Princess Cruise to the Panama Canal from Ft Lauderdale.

Not planning on taking any games. Kindles with lots of books and apps instead.
 
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My wife and I went on a cruise a couple of years ago and took a few board games. Never found any other gamers, we just got a lot of people walking past, stopping, pointing at our games and talking animatedly to each other in Russian or Italian.
 
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I don't understand the draw of cruises in warm places... of course I live in Las Vegas so I dream of cruises to the Antarctic. Or well, Alaska would do.
 
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RiffRaff14 wrote:
Are there any forums for finding BGGers that may be on a cuise ship!? My wife and I will be taking a cruise in March in the Caribbean and I was wondering of anyone else will be on the boat.

I'm going on a Pacific cruise mid year.
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The first cruise my wife and I went on, we were playing chess in the library when some young-teen kids asked if they could play. By the end of the 4-day cruise, we had a round robin 'tournament' going with about 12 players.

Every ship I've been on had half a dozen of the more common board games in their library. If you took a couple, you could probably find players. Just take something you can play with your wife, and be ready to start a new game when people ask. That's the way to go, if you ask me.

Although, a BGG specific cruise would be very enticing.
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Wylann wrote:
Although, a BGG specific cruise would be very enticing.

+1, Although likely it if were a gamer cruise no one would ever want to get off the boat. The shows would go unwatched, the swimming pools would sit empty, and all the restaurant tables would be too full of game components to serve food on!

We're heading on a Caribbean cruise in late May. We're planning on bringing a few "meatier" card and more portable board games (Race for the Galaxy, Fleet, Caylus Magna Carta, Spyrium)
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We cruised the Carnival Magic last March.

There were copies of Settlers of Catan and Zooloretto in the library, I was shocked. Someone must have left them on board.
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Just thought I'd re-open this and see if anyone had any suggestions of cruse forums or other places to find gamers before going on the cruise. That way I'll know if I should bring games or not.

Already looking to bring some party games for my non-gaming cruising partners like Anomia, one-night werewolf, exploding kittens.

Any suggetions of places to look and /or games to bring?
 
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Well, now there is an annual BGG@Sea, which is a weeklong boardgame CON. I went on the first one and had a great time. Cool addition to a cruise with them offering a single price which covers the cruise, tips, taxes, and the con all for one price. Next one is out of Galveston over Memorial Day weekend.
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Hmmm...I just found a Gamer Adventures cruise.
There is a 2017 Alaskan cruise that is very tempting....
Has anyone gone on these cruises before?
 
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Jacovis wrote:
I don't understand the draw of cruises in warm places... of course I live in Las Vegas so I dream of cruises to the Antarctic. Or well, Alaska would do.

Well that is why. I am from Ohio and we like to cruise in February and March when it is between 70 degrees in the Caribbean. That is banana hammock weather in these parts.
 
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The JoCo Cruise has been going on annually for the past six years, and board gaming is a huge part of it. My wife and I went in 2015, and we are goi g again in 2017, when the JoCo group will have the whole ship. I'm really looking forward to it!
 
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I thought that is exactly what BGG@SEA 2016 and the one next is BBG's on a cruise playing games.
 
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https://www.boardgamegeek.com/geeklist/62330/royal-caribbean...

The game room had the usual "drivel" of mass market stuff, but I did see folks play "the good stuff", even though there were only 3 cases of them (as indicated in the geek list entries).
 
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cbazler wrote:
[q="Wylann"]Although, a BGG specific cruise would be very enticing.

+1, Although likely it if were a gamer cruise no one would ever want to get off the boat. The shows would go unwatched, the swimming pools would sit empty, and all the restaurant tables would be too full of game components to serve food on!

There is the Dice Tower cruise...
 
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Tumatan wrote:
cbazler wrote:
[q="Wylann"]Although, a BGG specific cruise would be very enticing.

+1, Although likely it if were a gamer cruise no one would ever want to get off the boat. The shows would go unwatched, the swimming pools would sit empty, and all the restaurant tables would be too full of game components to serve food on!

There is the Dice Tower cruise...
heh... there was a bit of disdain from others on one cruise when a bunch of folks "commandeered" a few tables in the dining hall to play Mahjongg.
 
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I saw that the Dice Tower were organising a gaming cruise. To be quite honest with you, however much I like gaming, and however nice you all are, I would rather have my nails pulled out / be force fed a thousand meeples / listen to Justin Bieber /kiss Donald Trump than go on a cruise. I have very bad sea sickness. I have to take a six hour long ferry trip to go home to Wales this weekend. That's all of the cruise I will be doing, I'm telling you.

If you do go, don't forget the ultimate game for a cruise : S.O.S Titanic !
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