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Tim Sheridan
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Hello Gamers of the Vancouver area.

In the next few months, our family will be relocating to the Maple Ridge community from Southern Ontario. If anyone can fill me in on the lower mainland gaming scene - including gaming groups/regular gaming nights/local conventions/FLGS/etc. - - that would be great! I'm a big fan of meaty, heavier Euro games - but will play most any board and card games.

Thanks in advance for any help you can provide.

Tim
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Manchuwok
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There's a group that meets in Mission regularly. See this thread for details: Fraser Valley Gaming Group

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Chris Linneman
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I suggest getting in touch with these folks

http://boardgamegeek.com/guild/57

They are friendly, welcoming, and into all sorts of games. Maple Ridge might be a bit far for you to travel from regularly but the option is there.
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One Armed Bandit
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http://www.vancouvergamingguild.com

This is also a fabulous resource:
http://maps.google.com/maps/ms?ie=UTF&msa=0&msid=11101985061...
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Jesse Olivier
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manchuwok wrote:
There's a group that meets in Mission regularly. See this thread for details: Fraser Valley Gaming Group



i dont think they meet in mission anymore. they are out in abbotsford now
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Tao Wong
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Here's some details on conventions & other board gaming events that are local(ish).

BigCon (Sept 24 - 25 in Kamloops, BC) : Smaller gaming Con. Never been, so can't really discuss size/etc.

VCon (Sept 30 - October 2) : Fantasy / Sci-Fi Convention. Has a relatively busy gaming room; has gotten noticeably busier in the last few years. Trends towards lighter Euro's / AmeriTrash games but some heavier Euros are played on occasion.

BottosCon (November 4 - 6) : Wargaming convention in Surrey. Will have some Euro's played there; but mostly focused on war gaming.

GottaCon (February 3 - 5 in Victoria) : Big Gaming convention for all types of gaming. The board gaming section was very busy last year, at least 30 - 40 players at one time. Wide range of gamers. The Dominion Tournament we held alone had 38 players. Also has a silent auction.

Gaming for Diabetes (Generally the weekend of May 1) : Local fundraiser run by a BGGer to raise funds for Diabetes. It's a mini board gaming Con, has a silent auction where players put up games for sale as donations and various game stores provide door prizes too. Generally turn out is between 30 - 50 gamers; but most are hard core board gamers so a wide variety of games.
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Nick Powell
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manchuwok wrote:
There's a group that meets in Mission regularly. See this thread for details: Fraser Valley Gaming Group



JesseOlivier wrote:

i dont think they meet in mission anymore. they are out in abbotsford now


Thanks, Mark, but Jesse is right. We changed venues a few months back and meet most often in Abbotsford now, which is a little bit longer of a hike from Maple Ridge, unfortunately for the OP, although Tim will be more than welcome to join us out here.

Time to update that thread, I guess.
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Tim Sheridan
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Thanks everyone for replying to this thread - this has been very helpful. Look forward to checking things out and meeting some new gamers.
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Curtis
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I too live in Maple Ridge and I'm just getting into board gaming. If you happen to find a few others in the area that would like to get together, consider inviting me along.
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Rob Bottos
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Guys, this is a promotional video I made at our 2009 gaming convention. There have always been Euro games at BottosCon, but the big emphasis is on wargames. Last year Kirby from Boardgame Warriors was on site and ran some Euro games. This year there will be a good mix of games. The key is to come out, have fun, make some new friends, and play games.




http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mVESTReVDjY
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