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Monday, March 31st, 2008
1:21 am

adabraka37

Summer's almost here (hopefully)and there's nothing worse than sitting at home with nothing to do.
meetupinto is a community that helps groups of people with shared interests plan meetings and form offline clubs/groups in Toronto. Find a jogging buddy to get in shape for summer. Find people interested in exploring/rediscovering Toronto. Find people who want to watch as many movies as possible. Find people who want to hang out at Tim Horton's and drink as many iced capps as possible. FIND PEOPLE!

(your turn!)

Wednesday, September 27th, 2006
7:57 am - Hey all

monkey_chakra
Hi there -

I hope this community isn't dead because I love love LOVE board games! I'm looking for twenty- and thirty-somethings who are interested in getting together after work to just chill over a game of Trivial Persuit, Taboo, Cranium, Scattergories, and the like.

Anyone interested?

(3 gamepieces | your turn!)

Monday, August 14th, 2006
4:24 pm - group deletion

exsanguinated
hi all,

this group has not met in such a long time and has gone nowhere, and i am inclined to delete it.

if you are still interested in being part of a board game group, i suggest you check out some of the many options around town, including the toronto area boardgames society at http://www.tabsonline.net

unless in the next 24hrs someone offers to take the group and acutally do something with it, i'll delete it tomorrow and bid you adieu.
r.

(crossposted to the yahoo group)

(your turn!)

Friday, April 28th, 2006
2:05 pm

catsmeat
Just in case some people here are interested, a friend of mine runs an online fanzine for internet varients of classic boardgames. It's monthly, and requires little of your time to enjoy. Here's a short blurb, describing what it is:

Will It Lead to Trouble!? is an electronic magazine devoted to being silly, risque; irreverent and encourage people to play Email Diplomacy and other games we haven't started yet - the next issue is out at the weekend and if you want a copy (and are happy to accept 3-4MB pdf files by email) let me know what email address you want it sent to and a copy will wing its way to you - for those that want to see earlier issues just let me know - oh yes it s also usually full of music stuff and book stuff - and weird and wonderful slices of life.

Email andymansfield[at]btinternet[dot]com for further details, or even to sign up!

(your turn!)

Wednesday, March 15th, 2006
11:43 pm

ficbot
Does anyone want to resurrect the monthly games day thing? I have NO money (well, I have a job at least, but I am trying to pay off my credit card with includes NZ airfare, and my teaching certification fees, so I will be inthe hole until May) but would love to start doing more social things and getting out of the house a bit more. Unfortunately I am living with parents right now and cannot supply a locale, but if others have a place we can play at, I am happy to bring snacks and I would love to have a semi-regular 'gig' to look foreward to.

(your turn!)

Saturday, December 3rd, 2005
1:14 pm - question

krylon_blue83
Not sure if this is appropriate here, but I have a question...

I have a game of "shot glass checkers", but there were no instructions. So when you're playing, who takes the shot? The winner or the loser?

(1 gamepiece | your turn!)

Wednesday, November 30th, 2005
4:45 pm - Empires in Arms
falseprophet81 Hello,

I just joined the community and was wondering if there are any people on this community who play (or have played) Empires in Arms? I am looking to connect with some players.

(2 gamepieces | your turn!)

Friday, July 22nd, 2005
6:29 pm - Toronto: KensingtonMarket, Capture the Flag !!!

twinkley_star
On Tuesday, July 26th, 2005 Newmindspace.com presents:

Capture the Flag ! Toronto, Kensington Market



Join us for a game of Capture the Flag, the urban game with teams, sides and flags! Run around the streets of Toronto's Kensington Market, land of Al Waxman and bicycles. Outwit opponents, hiding behind fruit stand corners before you find their flag, outmaneuver their flag keepers and dash home for a point in the pulse-quickening game of metro-capture. Defend your territory with all its vintage goodness by tagging trespassers and sending them back to their side. The games in New York have been wonderful; come capture the flag in Toronto for a night of summer joy. The streets are your playground, reclaim them!
The totally hip game of Capture the Flag with a run-like-mad urban flair. The city is your playground! Redefine public space and reclaim the streets for a summer of silly games!

TUESDAY JULY 26, 2005
Capture the Flag (Kensington Edition)
College & Augusta (SW corner) // Spadina streetcar to College or the College Streetcar to Augusta.

Bring your cellphones. This game is technology enabled :)
9:30 PM SHARP!

Game play will be approximately 90 minutes, leaving plenty of time for your Tuesday night weeklies
Tell your friends!

For more info and rules, check out http://www.newmindspace.com << new! Forward to appropriate everythings!

-Lori* twinkley_star and Kevin pyrotix

current mood: excited

(your turn!)

Monday, July 18th, 2005
12:18 pm - Thanks to everyone who came!

epi_lj
Just a quick thank-you to everybody who managed to make it out to our games day today. :) I had a great time, and I'm hoping all of you did, too. I think next time we'll make Arkham Horror one of our "special day for just that" games, so that everybody can get more opportunities to switch around to different games and socialize a bit. :) (Although I did enjoy the game, and I think that it can be done a lot faster than it was, since it was a learning game for almost everybody playing.)

I'll try not to leave it quite so long between invites this time -- maybe something in a month or so. In the intervening time, if we can work out a schedule, we might do much smaller single-large-game days if anybody's into that: Perhaps Advanced Civilization, Arkham Horror, History of the World or Project Teardrop (the game I'm working on). We'll see. \

In any case, thanks again, and I hope you all had fun!

(6 gamepieces | your turn!)

Sunday, July 10th, 2005
9:24 pm - Games Day: Sunday instead of Saturday?

epi_lj
Anybody who was planning to come to the games day anounced here: Can you make Sunday (the 17th) instead of Saturday (the 16th)? I just remembered that a friend's wedding pseudo-reception is on the Saturday. It would be good if we could move this to make it not conflict.

(3 gamepieces | your turn!)

Friday, July 8th, 2005
12:51 pm - Games Day: Sunday, July 17th (Date Changed)

epi_lj
Our place will be open for games on July 17th (NOTE: Date changed from the 16th to avoid a conflict.), from noon onward. There's no need to come right at noon or stay the whole time if you have other stuff going on but would still like to come for part. If you're staying through dinner and will want food, we'll try to have some nature burgers available, but probably what will happen is that we'll try to organize the people who are there into ordering pizza or greek food or something. This is planned to be fairly relaxed, so fancy party etiquette is not necessary. If you wish to share in other people's snacks, bring something to share -- vegan and nut-free preferred. However, it's totally okay if you just want to bring something you like for your own snacking. In terms of beverages, we'll have water and juice from concentrate, and we have a nearly endless supply of herbal teas plus we can make coffee. We might buy some pop if we remember, but I can't guarantee it. We don't usually have anything "diet" or anything alcoholic in the house, so bring it along if you need it / want it.

RSVPs would be nice for planning. Directions and contact phone numbers available by request.

Allergy/Tolerance disclaimers: We're non-smokers (and would want anybody who smokes to do so outside, although we can provide an ashtray if you want to sit up on the terrace and smoke). We have two cats. The cats are pretty present / in-your-face.

Yay! (I'm at work, so the rest of the message is kind of terse, I know. :) )

current mood: happy

(16 gamepieces | your turn!)

Monday, April 25th, 2005
7:57 pm - game night, April 29th THIS FRIDAY.

thespian
This is your reminder of the game night, this Friday, April 29th.

I've been having some problems of late, with a lot of people forgetting the game night and booking something else. You'll make it next month, right? Now, it's not so much of a problem, except when you don't remember you've forgotten the game night until Friday, and I'm left with extra snacks :-) But at this time, I would like to remind people that a) the game nights are always on the last Friday of the month b) May's will thus be on May 27th. That will be 4 days after Victoria Day, for those of you who keep mental reminders that way :-) c) While I'm not giving up on them by any means, if I don't get a few more people in May (it's not like I'm sitting here alone. mind you, and thanks muchly to y'all), I have a Friday night thing I'm going to go back to for the summer, and I'll see where I am in the fall (with the possiblity of school and all) about starting them up again then.

*Everyone* is invited, even if you've never met me IRL! I know some people were concerned, but it's all good. I'd love to meet you. Honest ;-)

This was what I posted initially, if you missed the first posting:

We've had a lot of interest on the Toronto Board Games mailing list, and elsewhere in the Catan games, and so we'll be sure to give that a play. In addition, Chris figured out 'Sharur Evolutions', the French game he got when we demoed for Foxmind 2 months ago, and has done a few demos of it in Waterloo, with people liking it a lot. It has some of the same 'game feel' as Catan, though since Sharur is the god of War in that alternate universe, it's a little more prone to solving your problems by beating on people.

There are 2 cats in the house, but they can be segregated from the people. However, the house is cat-danderiffic. I live on Jameson, and will provide complete address and directions to anyone who RSVPs. For those of you who have been here before, RSVPs would still be nice ;-). We're easily gotten to off the Gardiner, the 508 King Streetcar (runs until 3-4 am) or the 24-hour 504 Queen Streetcar. My phone # is 416-725-8651, email thespian @ sleepingcat . com

(your turn!)

Saturday, April 30th, 2005
7:51 pm - game night, April 29th

thespian
After skipping it this month due to the unfortunate timing of Jesus' death a millenium ago, the game night will go on in April, last Friday of the Month, the 29th.

We've had a lot of interest on the Toronto Board Games mailing list, and elsewhere in the Catan games, and so we'll be sure to give that a play. In addition, Chris figured out 'Sharur Evolutions', the French game he got when we demoed for Foxmind 2 months ago, and has done a few demos of it in Waterloo, with people liking it a lot. It has some of the same 'game feel' as Catan, though since Sharur is the god of War in that alternate universe, it's a little more prone to solving your problems by beating on people.

There are 2 cats in the house, but they can be segregated from the people. However, the house is cat-danderiffic. I live on Jameson, and will provide complete address and directions to anyone who RSVPs. For those of you who have been here before, RSVPs would still be nice ;-). We're easily gotten to off the Gardiner, the 508 King Streetcar (runs until 3-4 am) or the 24-hour 504 Queen Streetcar. My phone # is 416-725-8651.


A partial list of games I have:
Common Games: Monopoly, Star Wars Monopoly, Advance to Boardwalk, Scrabble, Clue, Operation, Risk, Isolation, various Trival Pursuits, Encore, Ubi, Battleship
Board Games: The Play's the Thing, Origins, Star Trek: The Board Game, Talisman (and all expansions), Chainsaw Warrior, Buffy the Vampire Slayer: The Board Game.
Looney Games: Chrononauts, Aquarius, Are You a Werewolf?, Fluxx, Nanofictionary, Proton, Cosmic Coasters
Cheapass Games: the whole Devil Bunny ouevre, U.S. Patent Number 1, The Big Idea, Change!, Agora, The Big Cheese, Cube Farm, Give me the Brain and Lord of the Fries, The Very Clever Pipe Game. Oh, and some Button Men.
Foxmind Games: Squad Seven, Wooly Bully, Jungle Smart, Pounce!
And: Cosmic Encounter, Falling, Landlord!, Showbiz Shuffle, Loco!, Chez Geek, Gother than Thou, Wizard, Tibbits, Tri-Versity, Apples to Apples, the Harry Potter card game...

I also have a 2600, Sega Master System, Dreamcast of dubious reliability, a Virtual Boy, and a weird little bootleg original Nintendo games thing. Also a large collection of 'Pick a Path to Adventure' books if you want to be where people are gaming but sit off in a corner. Plus a 'Pick a Path to Romance' book that Chris bought me on eBay, if you want to laugh at it. And you do.

(your turn!)

Friday, March 25th, 2005
9:44 am - German style boardgames?

moutenchi
Do any of you play german style boardgames (e.g. Settlers of Katan, et al)?

I've been looking for a local community for a while, without much success...

TTFN,
Drew

(3 gamepieces | your turn!)

Monday, March 14th, 2005
6:14 pm - gaming on good friday?

thespian
From my journal:

I didn't realize that the last Friday of this month, March 25th, is Good Friday. There are good and bad sides to having a game night that night. Lots of stuff will be closed that day, for the religious things. On the other hand, lots of you might have committments, because of the religious things. So a quick poll. Would you come and play on Good Friday? If I had a full day of gaming on Easter Sunday, starting at noon, to allow for some longer games, would people be interested in that?

this is the link to that poll:

http://www.livejournal.com/users/thespian/751270.html

(your turn!)

Wednesday, February 9th, 2005
3:37 pm - games night!

thespian
(posted to thespian, and the Toronto Board Games mailing list.)

So my second regular games night is coming up, Feb. 25th - the last Friday of the month. The last one was a lot of fun, and I followed it up by working at the Canadian Toy and Games Fair, demonstrating games for the weekend (and getting paid). At the end of that, my employers let myself and Chris (who I had wangled a job, too) buy games at cost, so we have a whole bunch of games that are new to the English market in Canada (and Chris got two Asmodee french language games that are actually just about to come to French Canada, but are otherwise just available in Europe).

So, if you'd like the chance to see some games that you've likely never seen before, this is a great chance. Chris and I have been talking with the guys who are running FoxMind, and we can also get these games at a bit of a discount if any of them appeal to you. In addition, I have a few dozen games from Looney Labs, Cheapass games, etc., plus piles of the Parker Bros/Milton Bradley standards.

I am located on Jameson, which has an exit to/from the Gardiner, on street parking, and is about 1m from the 504 King St. Streetcar (which runs until 3am. Please RSVP for address, apt. #, etc.

I look forward to seeing people there!

edit: epi_lj has rightfully pointed out that I forgot to tell you a time. We're starting at 7, but if that's too early for you, we'll likely be playing until Midnight or 1 - drop in anytime)

(your turn!)

Sunday, January 23rd, 2005
11:35 am - gaming ahoy.

thespian
(crossposted around if you're seening this a bit)

first, a reminder that my resolution for the year (have more game nights) is starting off next Friday, January 28th, 7pm onward, at my convenient to parking and 24h transit apartment. This will be held on the last Friday of every month. I know next Friday has turned out to be bad for many of you, but this will be a regular event, so pencil it in - I have 6 RSVPs for February already, so yay!

Other gaming next weekend: The Looneys (Fluxx, Icehouse, Nanofictionary, much more) are seriously looking at relocating to Guelph (about a 90% change of it, I think), and are going to be in town next week to take another look - and play some games! January 30th, 2pm onward, at Cafe Aquarius, 33 Macdonnell St., in Guelph. Their poster is under the cut:

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So if you're interested in either of these, or want more info, just send me mail. I think I'm set for getting to Guelph, but this might be a good place to discuss car pools if needed.

(your turn!)

Friday, January 14th, 2005
4:19 pm - looneys in Guelph

thespian
the Looneys (from Looney Labs, http://www.looneylabs.com/, the makers of Fluxx, Aquarius, Nanofictionary, Chrononauts and more) will be in Guelph on Jaunary 30th, a Sunday, at Cafe Aquarius, a vegan cafe there, and are organizing a game afternoon there. They are considering moving to Ontario, with Guelph high on the list, and are coming to spend some more time checking the place out.

Is anyone interested in a trip out to Guelph that day for some gaming?

(your turn!)

Monday, January 3rd, 2005
1:15 am - what i find by following the damn ads.

thespian
So I was at Penny Arcade the other day, and they have a new advertiser, GameTable Online (http://www.gametableonline.com). Chris and I checked it out last night, played a few games of the Cheapass Game, Kill Doctor Lucky, and it's really quite fun. Right now they've got 2 weeks free gaming to scope the thing out, and I might be taking advantage of the charter membership rates if it continues as well as the first game was. They have a thing where, as you win games, you get points, and the points add up so you can order games from them for them, like an arcade (only you're really unlikely to get Reiner Knizia games from an arcade; they tend to go for cheaply made-in-china stuffed toys).

It's certainly cheaper than buying the games yourself -- plus it comes with a potential audience if we can build it up. So Stephanie-bob says check it out. Oh, and feel free to put 'thespian' as the name of the friend who referred you, though really, i'm doing this so I can have more people on there to play with. Would anyone like to play tomorrow night (Monday), 9pm eastern, so we can see about trying some games?

(cross posed from thespian.)

(your turn!)

Saturday, January 1st, 2005
6:24 pm - game night.

thespian
I was recently nagged into agreeing that, at long last, I will start holding the game nights that I said I would. Mea culpa?

I will, thus, be holding the first on Friday, January 28th, at 7pm in my lovely 7th floor penthouse in Parkdale. If you're seeing this, you're invited. Dress is (ahem) informal. I live near the corner of King and Jameson, on Jameson, and to find out more than that (phone #, address, apt. code, etc), please email me, thespian @ sleepingcat.com, with something about game night in your subject. King Streetcars run from 5:30am to 2:30am, and 24 hour service on Queen is a block north. The apartment has two cats (though we might be down to one by then), for the allergy concerned. I can set up up to three tables for games, and I have some crash space (because I know at least one person reading this would prolly like to attend but will point out they can't get home after because they're in the 'outlying areas').

A partial list of games I have:
Common Games: Monopoly, Star Wars Monopoly, Advance to Boardwalk, Scrabble, Clue, Operation, Risk, Isolation, various Trival Pursuits, Encore, Ubi, Battleship
Board Games: The Play's the Thing, Origins, Star Trek: The Board Game, Talisman (and all expansions), Chainsaw Warrior, Buffy the Vampire Slayre: The Board Game
Looney Games: Chrononauts, Aquarius, Are You a Werewolf?, Fluxx, Nanofictionary, Proton, Cosmic Coasters
Cheapass Games: the whole Devil Bunny ouevre, U.S. Patent Number 1, The Big Idea, Change!, Agora, The Big Cheese, Cube Farm, Give me the Brain and Lord of the Fries, The Very Clever Pipe Game. Oh, and some Button Men.
And: Cosmic Encounter, Falling, Landlord!, Showbiz Shuffle, Loco!, Chez Geek, Gother than Thou, Wizard, Tibbits, Tri-Versity, Apples to Apples, the Harry Potter card game...

I also have a 2600, Sega Master System, Dreamcast, a Virtual Boy, and a weird little bootleg original nintendo games thing. Game systems never seem to interest me until they are dead.

and more. That's just what's coming to mind and I can see from this side of the apartment. So if you'd like to come and play, or if you have a game you've been aching to find someone to play with, I'd love to see you then; just rsvp here, and contact me for directions if you need 'em.

(your turn!)

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