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Subject: Ann Arbor, MI: Great Oak Board Game Day rss

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Eric McGlohon
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Every 3rd Saturday (more or less) I host a board game day in the dining room of the Great Oak clubhouse (500 Little Lake Drive - http://www.gocoho.org for info & directions).

It's an informal gathering of board game geeks of varying ages and game interests. You can find 'serious' gamers that play multi-hour strategy games, as well as informal gamers that enjoy lighter games, kids games, and card games, it all depends on who shows up that week, but we're a friendly group.

We start at 1PM, and usually go until pretty late. Some drinks and munchies will be provided, but please feel free to bring something to share. In the evening we usually order in some pizza.

In the Great Oak common house there's a kid's room, game room, and TV room, so kids of all ages are welcome.

Often another group is gathering at the same time in a different room to play video games, such as Xbox, Wii, Rock Band, Minecraft, etc.

Please park on Little Lake Drive, instead of in the Great Oak / Touchstone parking lot. Our community doesn't have a lot of extra parking spots available.

Check the guild's, calendar here: http://www.boardgamegeek.com/guild/1180
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Jeremiah Lee
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This is an excellent event, in a fantastic building. Good for families where not everyone wants to play games all day, as well as those that do.
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Eric McGlohon
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Reminder: It's This Saturday! Get in some warm-up games before Origins!! Hope to see some new BGG folks there.
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Eric McGlohon
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Happening this month on the 2nd Saturday, July 10th. Hope to see some new BGG faces there!
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Robert Stone
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I plan to be there.
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Are you (by some stroke of luck) planning on one of these meet-ups on July 31? I'll be in Ann Arbor that weekend (I'm from Bay City).
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Jeremiah Lee
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Eric tends to have these on the 3rd Saturday of each month, and the July event happened yesterday, so I don't expect one on the 31st. That said, send me your email address if you're interested in gaming sometime around 1-5pm on the 31st.
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We're north of PH, and game at ROBA in Rochester the last Saturday (when I can go, at least) but will see if we can get in on this sometime soon too! Sounds like fun!
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Nope, sorry. The event is generally the 3rd Saturday of the month (except for this month, but it will be back to the 3rd Sat Aug thru Dec).

In Ann Arbor there's also AAGG (http://www.boardgamegeek.com/guild/495) which meets the 2nd Thursday and 4th Wednesday. And a board game meetup that happens on every Wednesday (http://www.meetup.com/Ann-Arbor-Board-Game-Group/).

Ann Arbor has a fairly lively boardgaming community. It's not CABS, but we try.
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Just a reminder, we're still going strong and the next meeting is this Saturday 10/16 t 1PM. Hope to see you there!
 
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I'm going to try to be there. Mike put up a notice about this on his Canton group's Meetup site. So you might get some more people this week..
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DoomTurtle wrote:
I'm going to try to be there. Mike put up a notice about this on his Canton group's Meetup site. So you might get some more people this week..

We've got seating for 64, so *Bring it on*.. ;)
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I made it
had a lot of fun
was a reallllly long ay for me
did make it home before 4 am tho
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Skaboy wrote:
I made it
had a lot of fun
was a reallllly long ay for me
did make it home before 4 am tho
Nice to meet you, glad you had a good time.
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Skaboy wrote:
I made it
had a lot of fun
was a reallllly long ay for me
did make it home before 4 am tho

Well, hey, it's closer than Columbus! Glad that you came out, hope to see you next month!
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Just stumbled across this and the community sounds fantastic. Looking forward to a visit sometime. Nice to see that someone from SAGES (Jerimiah Lee) knows about it.

Ken Stein from Toledo
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kenstein wrote:
Just stumbled across this and the community sounds fantastic. Looking forward to a visit sometime. Nice to see that someone from SAGES (Jerimiah Lee) knows about it.

Ken Stein from Toledo
It's a great group, Ken. I highly recommend coming up to play sometime. Eric and Daryl have both come up to play, as well as Tom who came up this week.
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Great Oak 11/20/2010
So I a geek
shoot me
feel free to comment and add to it

I thought i would add it here because this is a bigger thread
O well double/cross posting shoot me
I had a lot of fun
 
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Just wondering what kind of turn out there will be this month
 
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Hard to say with xmas around the corner, but attendance has been steadily increasing. Last month I'd estimate we had around 40 people pass through.

Just a reminder, it's on the 18th this month.
 
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emcglohon wrote:
Hard to say with xmas around the corner, but attendance has been steadily increasing. Last month I'd estimate we had around 40 people pass through.

Just a reminder, it's on the 18th this month.
and at the very least you will be there
I had a change in xmas party scheduals so I am looking forward to one last gaming hurrah for the year
 
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Ibrahim Z
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tough to decide between this and roba next saturday
 
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Noppsy wrote:
tough to decide between this and roba next saturday
There is no decision
i will be here
so that is all you need
 
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Excellent turnout again this month! I think we had around 20-30 people through, and 4 gaming tables were usually running.

As a holiday bonus we're also having a game day on New Year's day! Come on out. Same bat-place, same bat-channel.
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Hi all.

I haven't made it out to one of these events yet, but am looking forward to it in the new year. Another Ann Arbor "townie" here.

Random side note: My sister-in-law was one of the original prospective residents for Great Oak way back when during the planning stage for the co-housing project. It ended up not being in the cards for them to move in, but I always remember them going to lots of meetings. My wife and I even did some kid sitting a couple of times during the meetings

Cheers!
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