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Subject: Returned to Wellington after a decade in Europe rss

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Andrew Rowse
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Two months ago my family and I moved back to NZ, having spent the last six years living, working and having babies in London.

So far it's been a blur of trying to find a house, getting our eldest child into kindy, and adjusting to new jobs, but hopefully there will soon be time to play board games!

So far I've discovered Caffeinated Dragon (just downstairs from work) and Cerberus Games (a short walk away), and have signed up for Mini Wellycon. Is there any other wonderful opportunities I've overlooked?

Having really enjoyed and benefitted from the Playtest meetup in London, I'm especially keen to get involved with any board game designer groups back here. Do such things exist?

Many thanks for any info people can share!
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Nigel McNaughton
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If you've signed up to the Wellington on Board Meet-Up (which it sounds like you have) then you're in the right spot to keep up to date with a lot of the various gaming events in the region.

As far as game design side of things, Shem Phillips (Designer of the North Seas Viking trilogy) will be running an event at Mini Wellycon you should have a chat with him about if there are local design groups.
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David Taylor
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Re: game design shindigs, Martin Wallace has run a couple in the last couple of years. I'm not sure if he's planning more, but there's no harm in contacting him even if it's just to network.

Re: stores in Wellington, this might help.

And re: returning to New Zealand...

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Nathan Grange
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There's at least one regular board game design meetup in Auckland if you're ever in the area...

Also Martin Wallace is usually at BGBTB - next one is November...
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Steve McIlhatton
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Welcome back. See you at the mini-con
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Shem Phillips
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Was great meeting you over the weekend Andrew. Definitely keen to meet up for some playtesting sessions. I'm sure Matthew Thredgold would be keen too. Might have to look at setting up a regular playtesting event in the new year.
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Rich Durham
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Ahhhh, the good ole days of day-long playtest sessions on the Kapiti coast.

Any intention to make it up for Boardgames By the Bay in Auckland later in November?
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Shem Phillips
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Yea, then someone had to up and move to Auckland! We will be up in November. Can't wait for that!


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Ahhhh, the good ole days of day-long playtest sessions on the Kapiti coast.

Any intention to make it up for Boardgames By the Bay in Auckland later in November?
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