We meet regularly at Bean Counters Coffee House in fort Myers, FL. Our general meetup schedule is the second and fourth Fridays of each month.
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Our last game night at Bean Counters saw only a handful of us gathering, but we had fun all the same. We got to begin learning Battlestar Galactica which was kinda cool, but would have been way better if we were better prepared. I've spent the last few nights pouring over the rules and components for this game and I'd like to break it out again at the next game night. Who's with me?
Last Sunday (10/28/2012) saw us featured at the first ever First Christian Church business expo. Not only did we meet some new friends, but several opportunities were presented to expand the gaming community at large. We are also now featured in the FCC business directory.
Clash of Cultures, designed Christian Marcussen and published by Z-Man Games, is now available for preorder in the Juggernaut Games Webstore
for 30% off list MSRP! Not much has been confirmed about the release date of this little gem except the an unconfirmed piece of marketing literature stating that you can pick the game up at Essen one month before its official release. This puts the release date somewhere in the realm of early November.
Two Juggernaut Games: Hardboarders game nights for November and December are coming up on 11/09/2012 and 12/07/2012 respectively. As usual, we will meet at Bean Counters Coffee House located at 12951 Metro Parkway #16, Fort Myers FL 33966. Click here
for more details.
Tonight during the first of our October meetups, the idea was pitched that the local gaming community in general might benefit from a sort of board game lending library. I'd be willing to organize this, but I'd need to charge a (reasonable) yearly fee to do so. The fee would cover the administration of the games in the library along with any replacement parts/games needed. I'd also be able to expand the selection of games as well if we get enough interest.
So far, the obstacles are thus:
- I personally cannot be present at the coffee shop at all times and it would not be fair to restrict when the games could be checked out from the library.
- I'd also have to work out a worst-case scenario which would protect me from the ultimate loss of a game via it not being returned.
It was also put forth that this would be an excellent opportunity to expand our title selection by allowing people to loan games to the library. I'll need to make certain to be able to protect other people's games as well as my own if we are to go through with something like this. I'd like to know what everyone thinks about this idea.
It's on TONIGHT at 6:00 at Bean Counters Coffee House. Much gaming epicness to be had. Come play with us!
I started a blog out on boardgamegeek.com
back when I first started this business venture of mine. Over time, it has become horribly neglected, but no more! As part of my goal to raise national awareness of the existence of ny humble retail operation, I have once again started blogging.
Now go have a look at the blog
and let's hope I don't bore you all to death...
Shifting frames and hex tiles were a frustration shared by nearly all Catan fans. In an effort to remedy this, a portable and affordable board (which will allow SOC play on any surface) to securely hold the tiles has been designed. The project was adopted by Mayfair Games to make this awesome board official. donation awards for this project are thus:
The KickStarter project can be viewed here
- $20 - 3-4 player "Island of Catan" board (94/200 available as of this writing)
- $35 - 3-4 player "Island of Catan" board as well as the 5-6 player expansion insert (sold out as of this writing)
- $25 - 3-4 player "Island of Catan" board
- $40 - 3-4 player "Island of Catan" board as well as the 5-6 player expansion insert
- $185 - Limited Edition Walnut Catan Board (3-4 player only; (475/495 available as of this writing).
The project will be funded at $25,000. As of this writing, they have collected $20,001
- If they reach $50,000 in funding, they'll design a 5-6 player wooden board. I'm assuming this would natch the 185 Walnut board.
- If they reach $75,000 in funding, they'll make an anodized aluminum board.
- They were unfortunately mum on how much those might cost.
Looks pretty cool. I bet we could run a raffle on this with all proceeds going to the project. The winner of the raffle gets the board we receive. How do we feel about that?
The volunteer roster for the upcoming CGA Show is half full already! We have just 6 more spots to fill so click here
to sign up. You can find the available spots by clicking here
. If you want to sign up but the time slot you were hoping for is unavailable, email me at email@example.com
and I will put you on my list as an alternate.
- Puzzle Strike is a card game played with chips instead of cards that simulates a puzzle game. Break gems from your gem pile and send them to your opponents' gem piles while customizing your deck to do bigger and bigger combos!
- The Shadows expansion is a standalone chip-building game that has everything needed to play inside the box. There are 10 new characters and 24 new puzzle chips that you can mix and match with the base game if you want
I've always been a fan of the Fantasy Strike series. I have difficulty finding others to play with though. I traded off Puzzle Strike some time ago, but I do still have Yomi if anyone wants to play...