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Tim H
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Looking for a regular group for board games, either organized meetups, or a small group.
 
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Bill Eldard
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We're a bit of a drive from Manassas, but our group (Nova Jacks) meets on Saturdays at Comics & Gaming in downtown Fairfax (about 2 miles south of I-66). Our group has been playing eurogames almost exclusively for 16 years. If you're interested, send me a BGG email and I'll send you details.
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Take a look at Game Clubs of Virginia https://www.gamesclubofmd.org/locations.asp

This a list of FLGS who could possibly point you towards local groups.
FLGS of the USA - A List of Game Store Advice on BGG II
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Michael Molina
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Bill's group is great, I used to play with them years ago, glad it's still up and going.

As someone who lived in Manassas for 35 years before moving, I can tell you of a few places I went to.

Gainesville has a meetup group near the comic store there in one of the storefronts. It's a big area with a lot of tables. The guys there are super nice and very welcoming. Plus they play all kinds of different stuff, from euros to more theme games such like Kingdom Death and Shadows of Brimstone. You can find their meetup on the meetup site. They meet Saturday afternoons and Thursday evenings.

Island games in Centerville has game nights on Tue nights and Sunday afternoons. Their Tue night gaming starts at around 5pm goes REALLY late since the manager lets people stay till 1-2 am; and the late night gaming gets kind of wacky with the stuff they play.

Both places are pretty close to Manassas, about 15-20 min depending on where you are.
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wissp wrote:

Bill's group is great, I used to play with them years ago, glad it's still up and going.
Ditto and ditto.


As for others...
--visit FLGS to see what's going on... there, or outside there.
Unless somebody can list venues, try googling "game store Manassas" in the meantime.

--Check Meetup.com for board gaming groups
--Also check Meetin.org for board gaming stuff (although unlike MU.com... here, they just lump ALL activities into a single calendar. It's not broken up into categories like MU is. For example, one for scrapbooking, one for Cards Against Humanity, another for general social stuff, etc.)

--Arlington Board Gamers
https://www.boardgamegeek.com/guild/154
Bit of a drive, but can be worth. Also bit of a hassle to find parking.
Hosted at a private residence. If you want to get in, visit that forum here on BGG, or the forum outside of it (google Arlington Board Gamers), and post that you're interested. The host prefers that people just don't "show up" without some introduction.

They play on the 2nd and 4th Sat. of every month from 2pm till whenever (like 9pm, or even past midnight, but you're free to come and go within those times). Check the message boards on rare occasion where the host (John Kerr) won't be able to host.

--if you're willing to drive hours, there are cons that are easily within driving distance...

WBC... IIRC, this is up north?
Prez Con... this is down south, but still in VA?
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PREZ CON is being held in Charlottesville, VA.
The Summer PREZ CON was held last week.
https://www.facebook.com/prezcon.gameconvention/
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Matt McMahon
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Welcome to the area. We have a meetup group playing in Gainesville Comics & Gaming that Micheal mentioned above. We typically have 5-7 players on Thursday nights and 5 or so Saturday's. If you are interested here is a link to our meetup group: http://www.meetup.com/Fauquier-County-Board-Gamers-Meetup/
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https://www.facebook.com/groups/NovaStrategyGames/

For fans of heavier (3+ weight) strategy games in NoVA.
 
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Nick
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Hey man. I live in Manassas too and have been looking for a good gaming group. I love axis and allies global, so I built a custom table for that. I know it's a super long game but I love it lol. I also am into a lot of other games though. Should meet up for some games...
 
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