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Cisco Serret
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I'm thinking of moving somewhere next spring. I work over the internet so I can pretty much go wherever I want, as long as theres dependable internet access.

Whats the best place for someone who likes to game every weekend with lots of people? I play a wide variety of games, euros, and wargames included.

I was thinking Columbus Ohio?
 
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Ralph H. Anderson
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True, lots of gamers there!

But you would have to live in Columbus Ohio!!! cry
(I kid my Buckeye friends!!!)

Personally, I like my house. I have lots of games, lots of rooms with tables, and lots of friends. And I am in near proximity (2-3 hours) to notable game cons and house cons in pretty much every conceivable direction. (I live in Norwalk CT).

And yes, I bought my house with gaming in mind!
 
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Knizia's basement?
 
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San Francisco Bay Area. Three major game cons per year, plenty of quality game stores that have gaming nights and all day mini cons, and the beautiful San Francisco Bay.
 
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Next door to fizzix.
http://www.boardgamegeek.com/thread/128684
 
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Michelle Zentis
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Washington, DC area because:

1. There are tons of gamers, including a well-organized group of gaming clubs based in Maryland.
2. Game Parlor Chantilly and Game Parlor Woodbridge are the two best FLGSes I've ever seen.
3. United (a partner with Lufthansa) has many direct flights between DC (United's east coast hub) and Frankfurt (United's European hub) for easy access to Essen.
4. There are many jobs to help support your gaming habit.
5. Real estate prices are starting to drop.
6. There are many reliable Internet providers.
7. Games ordered from Game Surplus one day arrive the next with standard shipping.
8. You're close to many great cons -- the World Boardgaming Championships, PrezCon, EuroQuest, Maryland Game Days, Triadcon, and probably several others that I'm not remembering at the moment.
9. There are lots of free activities for when you're not gaming, thus allowing you to save your money for even more games.

Sometimes it takes great effort NOT to game every single weekend day!
 
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kuhrusty wrote:


blush

I do actually live in a great gaming area with several active 'geeks and some other gamers living within walking distance or just a few minutes' drive.
 
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John Rodriguez
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Dallas -

Large gaming community with regular game nights multiple times a week
Lower priced housing
BGG.con is here!
Huge tech industry with plenty of bandwidth.
No blizzards or hurricains!
 
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Denver's pretty good.
Active game groups.
No-shipping pickup from TimeWellSpent.org warehouse.
[ADDED:] Actually Dave at TWS brings our orders down to our south Denver group once a month - even better
 
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I like a man who builds his life around his games!

I can tell you one thing, avoid L.A. like the plague...
Game stores blow, Cons blow, smog blows, traffic blows, the whole world here blows...And if you don't believe me, either you've never LIVED here, or you're one of THEM.

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Denver's pretty good.
Active game groups.
No-shipping pickup from TimeWellSpent.org warehouse
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GOOD TO KNOW! I'm moving there next year...YIPPEE!
 
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Jonah Johnson
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i second the San Francisco/Sacramento area, i drive from L.A. every year to go to the cons in those places.
 
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ulyssus wrote:
I like a man who builds his life around his games!

I can tell you one thing, avoid L.A. like the plague...


I used to live in Los Angeles, I'm not going back. There are some good gaming groups there though.
 
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Salt Lake City. No, dont laugh. Surprisingly good gaming community here.
 
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Unity Games is a loose association of game groups throughout the greater Boston area, from as far south as Providence, RI way up north to Concord, NH, where I am. Twice a year, there's an all-day gaming event. Other than that, at least a dozen groups meet weekly or biweekly, so there's always games going on somewhere in the area.
 
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You know, I just clicked and found that there were 8 pages of BGG users from Maine, and 64 pages from Ohio. I checked the state's populations and found that per capita, Ohio is doing better than Maine.

It would not take too long to do this for 50 states, and find the best state to live in from a BGG perspective. -- but, too long for me tonight.

 
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ulyssus wrote:
I like a man who builds his life around his games!

I can tell you one thing, avoid L.A. like the plague...
Game stores blow, Cons blow, smog blows, traffic blows, the whole world here blows...And if you don't believe me, either you've never LIVED here, or you're one of THEM.

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Denver's pretty good.
Active game groups.
No-shipping pickup from TimeWellSpent.org warehouse
.

GOOD TO KNOW! I'm moving there next year...YIPPEE!


I guess I am one of THEM!
 
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gashlycrumb wrote:
I guess I am one of THEM!


No, you're not. You're a drinking man, and booze is the miracle cure for living in this city. Keep up the good work, and you'll be fine...

 
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From the webpage on your user profile, it looks like you might like wargames. If that's true, then Seattle would be a great place to move. Metro Seattle Gamers has quite a few wargamers (who also like Euros) including a couple of game designers, Thomas Prowell (CWB and TK) and Boyd Shorzman (RSS). The club has a "monster game" room where you can leave a large game out over several weeks to play it to completion as well as storage racks that allow you to play one or two map gams and then put them on a shelf until your next session. Check it out at www.dragonflight.org

Seattle's a pretty nice place to live and has several game stores too.

Ken
 
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caesarmom wrote:
Washington, DC area because:

1. There are tons of gamers, including a well-organized group of gaming clubs based in Maryland.
2. Game Parlor Chantilly and Game Parlor Woodbridge are the two best FLGSes I've ever seen.
3. United (a partner with Lufthansa) has many direct flights between DC (United's east coast hub) and Frankfurt (United's European hub) for easy access to Essen.
4. There are many jobs to help support your gaming habit.
5. Real estate prices are starting to drop.
6. There are many reliable Internet providers.
7. Games ordered from Game Surplus one day arrive the next with standard shipping.
8. You're close to many great cons -- the World Boardgaming Championships, PrezCon, EuroQuest, Maryland Game Days, Triadcon, and probably several others that I'm not remembering at the moment.
9. There are lots of free activities for when you're not gaming, thus allowing you to save your money for even more games.

Sometimes it takes great effort NOT to game every single weekend day!


8. Don't forget the Avalon Hill Wakes (held twice a year). There is also Historicon, Fall-In, and Cold Wars not that far away, for those who like miniatures.
 
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caesarmom wrote:
Sometimes it takes great effort NOT to game every single weekend day!

I usually have 2-3 gaming events I can attend on any given Saturday.

Every Sunday, I have an invite to at least one gaming get-together.

I host gaming on Fridays and Mondays, and can attend gaming within 30 minutes of my house on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays (although I reserve my wednesdays for Poker).

I don't game every day, but I could.

DC area - great for gaming.
 
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I'll also chime in and say that the greater DC area is great for gamers- what else can you ask from life than lots of game groups, lots of cons, and overnight delivery from gamesurplus.com?
 
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Here's a good thread on it. http://www.boardgamegeek.com/article/745066#745066

(If you scroll down to my post I gave some zip codes and how to check them in gamefinder)
 
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Boston area is not a bad choice... http://www.unitygames.org/
 
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What about Alaska?

I am getting ready to move to Fairbanks in January.
 
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Thumis Dalidalisa
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So verandi -- why did you move away then and why don't you come back ...?
 
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