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Jason Waddell
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Hello,

I moved to Antwerp a year and a half ago from the states, and am looking for some fellow BGG'ers to play games with. I'm up for any genres, but perhaps ironically enough I prefer to avoid Ameritrash games if possible. Favorites include:

Carcassone
Pandemic
Hive
Can't Stop
Magic
Small World

So if you're looking for someone to learn your favorite games that your group has tired of, play Hive over a Duvel, or anything else, let me know.

Jason
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Trunkers wrote:
Hello,

I moved to Antwerp a year and a half ago from the states, and am looking for some fellow BGG'ers to play games with. I'm up for any genres, but perhaps ironically enough I prefer to avoid Ameritrash games if possible. Favorites include:

Carcassone
Pandemic
Hive
Can't Stop
Magic
Small World

So if you're looking for someone to learn your favorite games that your group has tired of, play Hive over a Duvel, or anything else, let me know.

Jason


Where in Antwerp do you live? I'm in the centre of town and am part of two regular groups at the Outpost Gamecenter. I believe there's also a Canada dude that shows up sometimes, but I think he lost interest when he realised we weren't really up for Catan every night.

Or if you rather not play in too big groups, I also like to invite people over to play at my place; got 4 chairs, so that suits most games as well.
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Jason Waddell
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I live near Harmonie, and know Outpost quite well, so we've probably seen each other. That said I do prefer to play elsewhere. Let me know next time you're hosting a get-together.
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Lieven De Puysseleir
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Hi Jason,

"Spelfanaat" has a shop in Leuven and Mechelen where they organise game-evenings regularly. www.spelfanaat.be and there is a group on "bakkesboek" http://www.facebook.com/spelfanaatbe?ref=ts

Mechelen is only a 30 minutes drive from Antwerpen and Leuven about 45 minutes. meeple

But there are probably closer opportunities around Antwerpen.

cheers!
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Trunkers wrote:
I live near Harmonie, and know Outpost quite well, so we've probably seen each other. That said I do prefer to play elsewhere. Let me know next time you're hosting a get-together.


What exactly is your problem with the Outpost? I found I was always pretty welcome there?


EDIT: Ah, the dislike for Ameritrash would be a problem
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Jason: this is the calendar of Forum, a group of gaming clubs which each gather once a month in a location near Antwerp

http://www.forumfederatie.be/kalender.html

I go to Mortsel (last friday of each month) which has a 1000 game collection.
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Eddy Sterckx
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If you're up for any genre you might want to take a look at

http://www.tsoa.be/

Tabletop and board wargames, in Antwerp, English shouldn't be a problem with them.

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Jason Waddell
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I enjoy Outpost on the whole, but recently every time I go there with a friend we get pestered non-stop by certain regulars. Also, it can be very loud (and smelly...) in there on weekends, especially if certain tournament crowds are there.

It's not a major issue, but if given the choice I'd rather meet at one of the dozens of other pleasant cafes around the city.
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Jason: maybe you need to show up at Outpost when there's more boardgamers We meet up there most Sunday evenings, and this Saturday we meet there at 2pm. Join this group on facebook if you wanna see when we're there:
http://www.facebook.com/groups/201824159831687/
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Jason Waddell
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krommenaas wrote:
Jason: this is the calendar of Forum, a group of gaming clubs which each gather once a month in a location near Antwerp

http://www.forumfederatie.be/kalender.html

I go to Mortsel (last friday of each month) which has a 1000 game collection.


Thanks for this!

I will see if I can make it to the Ranst spelavond tomorrow night (will have to sort out schedules with the wife ).

A 1000 game collection does sound impressive. Are there any favorites that are frequently played?
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I've only been there twice so far. Both times I decided beforehand what game I wanted to play (the first time Shogun, the second time Antike; both hard to find games I hadn't played yet), went there early and managed to find people to play it with.

You can see their impressive collection here: http://www.boardgamegeek.com/collection/user/ForumMortsel?ow...

I think it's a perfect place to try out new games, while at Outpost we mostly bring our own games.
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Jason Waddell
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lievendp wrote:
Hi Jason,

"Spelfanaat" has a shop in Leuven and Mechelen where they organise game-evenings regularly. www.spelfanaat.be and there is a group on "bakkesboek" http://www.facebook.com/spelfanaatbe?ref=ts

Mechelen is only a 30 minutes drive from Antwerpen and Leuven about 45 minutes. meeple

But there are probably closer opportunities around Antwerpen.

cheers!


Thanks for the suggestion. I've been meaning to check out Spelfanaat, as I've heard nothing but good things about the store.
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Jason Waddell
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Okay, I'll be trying out the Ranst Forum meetup tomorrow night. Looking to try out some new games. In particular I've had my eye on:

Neuroshima Hex
Galaxy Trucker
Lords of Waterdeep

but have never played them before.
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Hi there,
if you still don't have enough between Antwerpen, Leuven and Mechelen, I'm looking people to play with in Gent (there's a post somewhere on the forum).
I wouldn't mind alternating sessions between Gent and Antwepen, in case. Feel free to drop a line.
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Or you could come to Sint-Niklaas (http://www.hqgames.be) Our collection is 'only' 300+ games, but I'm sure you'll find some games you'd like
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I'm also looking for a more regular gaming schedule, but I don't like going to big get togethers. So if you're looking for a regular gaming night each week at each other's places, we might be able to work something out.

I live in the centre of Wilrijk and my wife (who coincidentally is also American) likes to join in from time to time.

If you know others who'd like the idea, feel free to introduce them.

So, if interested, just send me a message.
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You're also welcome in Lille.

www.bloggen.be/speleninlille

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I would also like to play more.. Jason did you end up going to a Forum meeting in Mortsel? Was it any good?

Been thinking about going there with my gf as well, but never really did.
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Hi Jason,

I looking for BG player around Antwerpen. I'm near La Morinierestraat., not far from Harmonie. 15 min walk.

I like to play strategic boardgame (Wow Tbg: ok it's an ameritrash but far different from the other , and really addictive) , cardgame (gang of 4) , RPG , and more classical like chess , go , etc ...... and still open to other good games to play .

looking forward to read from you soon !


Oghma, french lost in Antwerp.
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I'm a regular player at the Spelfanaat and I would highly recommend it. It recently moved to the beginning of the street, so check the address. We meet on Tuesday evening and start at 7PM. They've got quite the collection,so stop by any time.

Looking forward to seeing you there!
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