Game Day didn't happen in September because I was still working on Star
Island. But it's a new month, and somehow I just noticed that THIS
weekend is the second Sunday. (It's just as well; the next two weekends
are really busy!) To help lure you in despite the short notice, we will
have home-baked chocolate chip cookies!
GAME DAY AT THE BUTTERY
Our monthly series of game days is resuming! We missed September due to
stuff going on my our lives; sorry about that. For now it will be the
SECOND Sunday of each month, not the third Sunday, though we may
reevaluate the schedule after November. We plan to continue until at
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, October through April, starting at
1pm, and continuing until late. (Things usually break up somewhere
between 10pm and midnight.) This month, it's October 9.
Where:The Buttery, Dorchester MA 02124. 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 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@...