The following post was from our friend and fellow blogger TerriLynne Hyatt on October 27th, 2015. We were so flattered by the post that we wanted to re-post it ourselves for our own readers! The next YYC Board Game Social will be November 26th and we have a couple tables left so please feel free to email us to register! They are held the 4th Thursday of every month (with the exception of December). If you enjoy Terri-Lynne’s post below please visit her site listed below.
MEET, EAT, COMPETE
Have you ever wondered about the people behind the “like”? Are you someone who wants to have fun playing awesome board games? Then this, now on-going, event was tailor made for you! Seriously though, all “pitches” aside, this event was so much fun that I kept forgetting I was supposed to be taking photographs. Oops …
So what is it exactly? Basically an evening out, where you can have fun playing board games, from the familiar to the obscure, and you get to meet some of the people you follow or who follow you on different social media platforms. The event is held at Nicastro’s and hosted by the warm & very tabletop knowledgable David of Connect More Connect More and the lovely Jenna & Mike, who’s YYC Foodie Blog I follow religiously! When Mike e-mailed to invite me, asking if I would mind taking a few pictures while I attended, I was immediately in. For those of you who don’t know me well yet, it’s safe to say that the Hubby & I are huge board game geeks! Also, I am always ever curious about the “real” people who’s hashtags and profile names I’ve grown rather familiar with. So since stalking is frowned upon … the inaugural Social Media Board Game Meet-Up it was!
To say we had a blast would be an understatement. We met so many lovely people, and thanks to these awesome “Who’s who?” type place cards that were displayed on your table it was very easy to put names to faces to profiles to blogs, etc. The drinks were yummy, the food looked good (though I’ll admit we also got far to involved in our games to remember to eat something) and most of all the games were fun! I had a chance to introduce Rihannon & her man to one of my all-time favourites: Pandemic, which proceeded to sneak attack wipe us out just as we thought we were going to save humanity. Grrr … hate to love that game … I also had the chance to try out some new to me games, including one I’ve had my eye on for awhile: Dixit. Safe to say my bank account is going to be a little poorer after a visit to my local game store.
All-in-all a good time was had by everyone in our party, and I’m pretty sure everyone in attendance period – I highly recommend this outing to any and all. Here’s a sneak peek, but you can check out the full gallery of what I captured here. The next get together is on November 26th, you can email Mike at: firstname.lastname@example.org for more information and registration or look it up on Facebook (just search “GamesYYC” https://www.facebook.com/groups/411314542412912/). The Hubby & I have already signed up! Maybe I’ll remember to eat this time …