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I've been living in RI for a couple years now and haven't hooked up with a game group yet. Help me fix this problem! I'm in West Warwick, but I'm willing to travel wherever to get my fix of gaming goodness. Bonus points: I can cook.
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There are quite a few.

A good start is meetup.com/thetabletoprevolution, they host a quasi-biweekly gaming group of which I personally am an inconsistent attendee.

From there, there are a bunch of less public group you can get in contact with.

Best of luck
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RagallachMC wrote:
I've been living in RI for a couple years now and haven't hooked up with a game group yet. Help me fix this problem! I'm in West Warwick, but I'm willing to travel wherever to get my fix of gaming goodness. Bonus points: I can cook.
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There's a new group that meets once a month (I think) at the Pawtucket library. There's also a weekly group up in Plainville, if you don't mind crossing the border. Your profile is pretty sparse on the info...if you can give us a bit more info, we might be able to offer better resources.
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TabletopRevolution, mostly play euros, is a great group, nice people and well run. They are used to people coming and going and meeting new members. They are very good at welcoming new people and making them feel comfortable...IMO.

SNEW (Southern New England Wargamers) is a guild here on BGG. It's where I get my war gaming fix. It meets once a month in Bridgewater MA. A couple of us host small SNEW meetings at our houses.

GSG (guy stuff gamers) is another guild here on BGG. I've never been and cannot comment on them. They have been around a while and meet at member houses I think.

I host a few different groups at my house sporadically.

For store meetings:

There is a new Toy Vault location right off 295 in Warwick. It's not the typical Toy Vault. They have games and lots of table space. They are hosting events.

Battlegrounds in Plainville MA. is always hosting events and has a meetup page.



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GSG (guy stuff gamers) is another guild here on BGG. I've never been and cannot comment on them. They have been around a while and meet at member houses I think.

Battlegrounds in Plainville MA. is always hosting events and has a meetup page.

GSG @ Battleground Plainville, Tuesday nights.
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GSG is a great group of guys. We've seen lots of new faces over the years and Battleground has kind of become our unofficial home base since it sits at about the midpoint between most of us. Lots of cool people, myself included , who are welcoming and friendly.

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is kind of our primary organizer, so reach out to him. He invited me nearly 6 years ago...and has probably been regretting it ever since.
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As others have said, the Guy Stuff Gamers (GSG) meet at Battleground Games and Hobbies on Rt. 152 in Plainville, MA, on Tuesday evenings, starting at 6:30pm. You, and others, are more than welcome to join us!

I have also heard rumors that the Barnes and Noble down in Warwick supports a gaming group that meets on Wednesday evenings, but I cannot confirm this.
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Spielfreak wrote:
As others have said, the Guy Stuff Gamers (GSG) meet at Battleground Games and Hobbies on Rt. 152 in Plainville, MA, on Tuesday evenings, starting at 6:30pm. You, and others, are more than welcome to join us!

I have also heard rumors that the Barnes and Noble down in Warwick supports a gaming group that meets on Wednesday evenings, but I cannot confirm this.
@ meeting in stores & a slight derail....

I'm probably in the minority here, because lots of people do it, but I've never understood the appeal of meeting for games in a store. Do people do it because of a lack of space at home? or some other reason?

It just doesn't seam comfortable to me. At home there is food a bathroom, music or quiet, comfortable chairs and more importantly... beer, beverages and soft drinks.

At a store I also have an uncomfortable feeling that I owe the shop keeper something in return. That's just not going to happen for me, they never have what I want or at competitive prices.

I guess I'm lucky having always had a space to play games at home. I never really though about it.
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I know that for me it's a combination of lack of space for our 8-12 usual attendees, plus little kids that need their shuteye.
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AvidHunter wrote:
Spielfreak wrote:
As others have said, the Guy Stuff Gamers (GSG) meet at Battleground Games and Hobbies on Rt. 152 in Plainville, MA, on Tuesday evenings, starting at 6:30pm. You, and others, are more than welcome to join us!

I have also heard rumors that the Barnes and Noble down in Warwick supports a gaming group that meets on Wednesday evenings, but I cannot confirm this.
@ meeting in stores & a slight derail....

I'm probably in the minority here, because lots of people do it, but I've never understood the appeal of meeting for games in a store. Do people do it because of a lack of space at home? or some other reason?

It just doesn't seam comfortable to me. At home there is food a bathroom, music or quiet, comfortable chairs and more importantly... beer, beverages and soft drinks.

At a store I also have an uncomfortable feeling that I owe the shop keeper something in return. That's just not going to happen for me, they never have what I want or at competitive prices.

I guess I'm lucky having always had a space to play games at home. I never really though about it.
GSG used to solely be a private group that met at members' homes. We started meeting at BGaH on the first Tuesday of the month a couple years back in order to attract new gamers, as our numbers of regular attendees was starting to dwindle, and this public venue was preferred for vetting new members. As the group has grown, the ability to seat and provide parking for gamers at members' homes has become challenging. BGaH has the parking, AC in the summer, and heating plus plowed spaces in the winter. I do buy games from them, but the increase over online pricing is a small price to pay for allowing us to have a place to meet.
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Spielfreak wrote:
As others have said, the Guy Stuff Gamers (GSG) meet at Battleground Games and Hobbies on Rt. 152 in Plainville, MA, on Tuesday evenings, starting at 6:30pm. You, and others, are more than welcome to join us!

I have also heard rumors that the Barnes and Noble down in Warwick supports a gaming group that meets on Wednesday evenings, but I cannot confirm this.

I live close to that B&N. I'll swing by there on Wednesday and investigate.
 
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I personally largely prefer gaming at people's homes, others' or ours that it may be.
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Spielfreak wrote:
AvidHunter wrote:
Spielfreak wrote:
As others have said, the Guy Stuff Gamers (GSG) meet at Battleground Games and Hobbies on Rt. 152 in Plainville, MA, on Tuesday evenings, starting at 6:30pm. You, and others, are more than welcome to join us!

I have also heard rumors that the Barnes and Noble down in Warwick supports a gaming group that meets on Wednesday evenings, but I cannot confirm this.
@ meeting in stores & a slight derail....

I'm probably in the minority here, because lots of people do it, but I've never understood the appeal of meeting for games in a store. Do people do it because of a lack of space at home? or some other reason?

It just doesn't seam comfortable to me. At home there is food a bathroom, music or quiet, comfortable chairs and more importantly... beer, beverages and soft drinks.

At a store I also have an uncomfortable feeling that I owe the shop keeper something in return. That's just not going to happen for me, they never have what I want or at competitive prices.

I guess I'm lucky having always had a space to play games at home. I never really though about it.
GSG used to solely be a private group that met at members' homes. We started meeting at BGaH on the first Tuesday of the month a couple years back in order to attract new gamers, as our numbers of regular attendees was starting to dwindle, and this public venue was preferred for vetting new members. As the group has grown, the ability to seat and provide parking for gamers at members' homes has become challenging. BGaH has the parking, AC in the summer, and heating plus plowed spaces in the winter. I do buy games from them, but the increase over online pricing is a small price to pay for allowing us to have a place to meet.
That totally makes sense. I could see attendance size being a factor, and being an admin and trying to grow a groups size. I don't usually host more than 6.
 
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geki wrote:
I personally largely prefer gaming at people's homes, others' or ours that it may be.
We've met at a few TTR meetings... your always welcome in my game room.
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And just so you know, I'm 43, and I've made some of my best friends ever through GSG - guys is go through a wall for.
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