Bay Area Games Day is a daylong open gaming meetup that has been running in the San Francisco Bay Area for 20 years. Our next event is coming up on Sat. September 16 starting at 10 AM and running until 11 PM.
We meet in the program room of the main library of the South Bay city of Los Altos, which is about 15 miles west of San Jose and 40 miles south of San Francisco.
We play mostly recent and classic Eurogames, the kind of games that are hot or ranked high here on BGG. But we also play many other sorts of tabletop games, including family games, Ameritrash, and wargames. Attendance is around 40-50 people, so it's easy to find players for most kinds of games. Here's a geeklist of what was played at our April 23 meetup.
We welcome newcomers to gaming, and families with kids.
There is no fee to attend, but it's greatly appreciated if you could donate $2 to help pay for the cost of renting the room.
Note that Games Day continues past the library's weekend closing time of 7 PM. If you want to get into the room after the library closes, you have to walk around to the large windows on the west side (the side facing San Antonio Rd.) and knock on the window until somebody inside the room notices and lets you in.
I plan to publicize future meetings sometimes here on BGG, and watch the forum threads. But the best way to keep up with announcements about future meetings, or contact others to plan specific games to play, is to join our Yahoo Groups mailing list. If you already have a Yahoo account or create one first, you can join the mailing list by clicking the big purple "+Join Group" button on our Yahoo Groups Web page. If you don't want to create a Yahoo account, you can still join the mailing list by sending an email to