A Place at the Table Blogs

A Place at the Table: TableTop Underground

Hello Gamers, and Happy New Year! I hope that everyone had a good holiday season celebrating whatever you and your family celebrate. As you are probably aware, the Traverse City Board Gamers have moved our weekly board game night to a new location, Tabletop Underground. We’ve had a lot of local press recently because the idea of a dedicated space just to play board games is pretty new to Traverse City. When our group first formed, it was much smaller. So, playing at a local bar wasn’t a problem. We’d only take up one or two tables. But as we grew, we started to take up more space (which was fine because we all made sure to purchase items from the bar or brewery where we were playing), but other factors started to come in to play. These factors were important aspects of playing board games like lighting and volume of the people around you. We moved from one place to another. For a significant amount of time, we met weekly at Earthen Ales. They had nice lighting, and it wasn’t too loud. And if we dropped a piece on the floor and missed it, they’d sweep it up and return it to one of us the next time we were there. But once again, we were starting to outgrow our pond. We often felt guilty if we were playing a game that ran long and we kept Jamie and Andrew (owners of Earthen Ales) there after closing. It was time to look for a new place.

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A Place at the Table: Gift Ideas for Board Gamers

Hi guys! As you may (or may not) have noticed, the holiday season is quickly approaching. As a kid, I felt like the holidays took forever to get here. As an adult, the holiday season comes around too quickly, and I never feel like I have enough time to prepare. Number One works for the United State Postal Service, so once Thanksgiving rolls around, he works nonstop (or so it seems). So, I like to get prepared and take care of my present shopping as early as I can. You can consider this your reminder to start your holiday shopping, if you want.

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A Place at the Table: Digital Board Games

Hello folks! I hope that everyone has had a good week. I don’t know how many of our readers people who also play video games or computer games are. I, myself, do not play video games or computer games. Board games, for me, are a social event where I can interact with other players and drink a beer. But not everyone feels the same way. Luckily, for these people, there are digital versions of many of the games that are played at weekly board game nights.

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Game Night Review – October 2019

I want to do something a little different for the Game Night review. In the past, I have posted several statistics and it has become rather difficult to gather the information to give everyone a perfect look into what happens at Game Night. Some of these numbers even incorporated games played outside of our normal Game Night session. Our public Game Nights have always been and always will be about the people at the table. I want these posts to reflect this mentality. Without further ado, welcome to the Game Night Review!

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Board Game Diary: Pumpkin Spice and Everything a Fright

Dear Board Game Diary,

I love October. I wouldn’t even hesitate to call myself basic: cider, donuts, warm sweaters, and pumpkin-spiced anything. It’s all a big part of what makes fall one of my favorite seasons. It also doesn’t hurt that October contains one of my favorite holidays which is Halloween but not for the reasons you may think. Dressing up for the holiday has never been something I looked forward to but I have looked forward to the movies. I could, without any financial demands, sit in for a month-long horror movie marathon filled with all the monsters, slashers, ghosts, and ghouls one could handle.

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