GAME DAY AT THE BUTTERY
Hello all! It's only a week after the New Years party but we're doing it
Our monthly series of game days is resuming! This year like last, it
will be the SECOND Sunday of each month, not the third Sunday, until
April. We're not yet decided about May. (The second Sunday of May is
Lilac Sunday; Mark will be busy morris dancing.)
We will be opening the doors at 1pm. New games will start throughout the
day so it's fine to arrive later if you want to.
Who: Anyone who enjoys playing board games, word games, cards, chess,
checkers, backgammon, silly games, etc.
When: SECOND Sunday of each month, September through April, starting at
1pm, and continuing until late. (Things usually break up somewhere
between 10pm and midnight.) This month, it's December 12.
Where:The Buttery, Dorchester MA. Reply for directions.
What: Games such as mentioned above. Your favorite games, if you bring
them and others want to play. We have several tables for simultaneous
gaming, including one large table. We also have plenty of floor space
for games that need to spread out, such as naval battles, Sorcerer's
Cave (I don't think anybody has played that for years but we DO have
enough room for it), etc. We can provide small rooms for Diplomacy
negotiations or quieter gaming.
Why: Just for the fun of it, of course!
Absolutely no smoking! No animals other than service animals.
We'll supply some soft drinks and chips. If you need your favorite snack
or tipple to enjoy yourself, feel free to bring it -- but no hard
Some time in the evening (usually around 6) we'll send out for pizza
and/or other snacks. Be prepared to pay for what you eat. If you prefer
you can bring your own food; we have a stove for cooking and a microwave
oven for reheating.
Well behaved children of all ages are welcome, but the house is NOT
childproof. Children too young to join in the general games are
encouraged to bring their own quiet amusements or books. Children who
distract or annoy their parents and/or other gamers are not particularly
Since the first games will form up about 1:00 pm, arriving then will
increase your chances of getting in on a game you like. If you're
looking to play a long game (18xx, the Silverton campaign game,
Civilization, Source of the Nile... and yes, we have all of those)
you'll definitely want to arrive at 1, and perhaps recruit a few
like-minded people before you arrive. If you can't come until later in
the day you're still welcome; new games start throughout the afternoon
Questions? Comments? Write mark@...