For the third year in a row we'll be having a Birds of a Feather session on board and card games. Board games have had a recent resurgence thanks to shows like TableTop on the Geek and Sundry network and thanks the game designers that are bringing us fantastic new games almost constantly. Kickstarter, I think has also been a huge helper in bringing new table-top games to the market.
I love board games. They are a great way to have fun and make new friends. EVERYONE is welcome at this BoF. I will be bringing games to share, you are welcome to bring your own as well. I love teaching new games, so if there is something you would like to try, let me know. I plan on staying late, so if I am involved in a game when you arrive, please try me again later or feel free to grab a game and sit down to start looking at the rules.
There will be games for everyone. Some simple, some not. I have games that can be taught in 3 minutes and games that can take hours to play and a lifetime to master. I love them all and want to share that with you.
So please, don't be shy. Come join us on. We will be in whatever the biggest session room is. I believe it will be the same room the keynote is in. Stop in and be social, find a group and grab a game.
Here is what I plan to bring:
I encourage others to bring their favorite games. This BoF is scheduled to run pretty much as late as we want to go. This year I believe the room is being reserved until the wee hours of the morning. So even though on the BoF schedule this BoF is only listed for 2 hour, it will actually run for 5+ hours. Awesome.
Since I cannot, obviously, spend the whole session teaching people to play all of these games, I would LOVE to get some volunteers who know these games or are willing to learn them to sign up to "host" a game. One or two hosts per game would be great. Also, feel free to offer to host your own game of whatever you like.
We'll be in the big room so we can have several games going at once and not bump into each other too much.
Please feel free to add a comment to volunteer to host a game and to add the game you want to bring.
Note: I will also be bringing some very simple pick-up games that take a short time to learn and I'll bring a normal decks of cards. So even if you can't stay the whole time or want to play something simple, please stop in.
These will include:
Last year this was so much fun. Please come join us either right away or after the other BoF sessions. Drop in any time, grab a game and have a blast.