On December 6th, we had the opportunity to host our first official event. From 6pm to 10pm, we hosted a game night in Chester’s Place at Gordon College, providing free food and gaming for anyone who stopped by.
After dragging in our 100+ collection of games and laying out the food, the night got started. Some people were confused- were the games for sale? Who were we? But when given an explanation, the feedback was extremely encouraging. Everyone loved the idea of a board game cafe and was excited to sit down and play for a bit.
Game choice was wide- there were a lot of people going for nostalgic and I think at one point all three of our copies of Life were in use. We also had some very experienced gamers who were delighted we had selections beyond the classics, such as King of Tokyo and Flashpoint. Families and college students alike were having a great time and throughout the course of the night, we over a hundred people come in and play.
My favorite group, by the way, was a group of guys I introduced to the co-op game Castle Panic. It was very close, but in the end, they defeated the final monster, leapt up in celebration and hugged each other in gleeful victory. To me, that sort of fun is what gaming is about.
The night was a success. We loved meeting people, telling them what we’re up to and gaming with them. Thanks to everyone who came out to play. We can’t wait to host more board game nights while preparing to having our own place- if you have any ideas of where you’d like to see us, please email us using the contact bar!