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Board Games Evening Zurich

Anyone interested in a board games evening in Zurich? I would volunteer to organise it (or at least give it a try ...).

Ideally in a bar (suggestions welcome) or possibly in my home (for a group of up to 5-6).

Gina
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Re: Board Games Evening Zurich

You could probably hold it in Bubbles (near Stauffacher) on a Wednesday, when they have their backgammon evening.

http://www.cafe-bubbles.ch/

They also have the best cheesecake in Zurich, which I realise is irrelevant.
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Old 23.07.2012, 01:34
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You could probably hold it in Bubbles (near Stauffacher) on a Wednesday, when they have their backgammon evening.

http://www.cafe-bubbles.ch/

They also have the best cheesecake in Zurich, which I realise is irrelevant.
i didn't know about the backgammon. will definitely check that out! anyone else up for backgammon?
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Re: Board Games Evening Zurich

Hmmm maybe maybe!
Like a spot of scrabble though.... That and rummikub are the only two board games my husband will play! Boo!
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Re: Board Games Evening Zurich

yay scrabble
how about settlers? or some strategy games
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They also have the best cheesecake in Zurich, which I realise is irrelevant.
Cheesecake is never irrelevant

Scrabble sounds fun. Haven't played it in english for years (and would most likely spend ages pondering and get thrashed anyway)
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i didn't know about the backgammon. will definitely check that out! anyone else up for backgammon?
Yes, glad to see the reference to backgammon night, I would be up for it
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Re: Board Games Evening Zurich

Sounds great!

I was too slow to get on board (so to speak) for the last one, but all geared up now.

Thanks to the great deals at Brockieland, I have recently acquired three board games (Australia, TopWords & Risk, all in German) to add to the many we already have (including a fun strategy wargame, Small World, in which you play various fantasy races in an effort to control the most territory on the board to earn money ...).

We also have mahjong which, I realise, is not strictly a board game ... and we'd need to get an expert along for scoring, as I've never been able to remember the 'special' hands. Still, I can teach people the basic rules of the game, and simple scoring ...

I also enjoy backgammon, although I haven't played for ages.
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Anyone interested in a board games evening in Zurich? I would volunteer to organise it (or at least give it a try ...).

Ideally in a bar (suggestions welcome) or possibly in my home (for a group of up to 5-6).

Gina
I'm in.

Does anyone have interest in Chess? Strategy games sounds great too.

Any Axis and Allies players?
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I'm in.

Does anyone have interest in Chess? Strategy games sounds great too.

Any Axis and Allies players?
I can play chess, but not with any great skill.

I've played Axis & Allies once (about ten years ago!) and enjoyed it ... would be willing to relearn the rules.
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Re: Board Games Evening Zurich

I'd be interested too.
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Re: Board Games Evening Zurich

OP - great idea. I would be keen to join as well. I recently played a bit of Bananagrams and Scrabble while back in the States and thoroughly enjoyed it.

Unfortunately, I do not have any board games to bring with me (all packed away in my parent's house in the States), but I can bring some friendly competition!
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Re: Board Games Evening Zurich

Oooh, this thread comes at an interesting time for me as I'm currently reading Dave Gorman's book about playing random board games with strangers.

Presumably there's hundreds of Scandinavians on the EF that already host regular board game evenings. They're mad for it up there.

Which reminds me, I have Partners if any Danes/Faroese fancy a game.
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Just found this video advertising the book...
http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/mpd/perma...itedmanchester
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Re: Board Games Evening Zurich

Hi,

thanks for all the replies.

We can try Cafe-Bubble, sounds good. Otherwise, there is a Bar/Restaurant at Helvetiaplatz, where I once saw people playing board games.

Scrabble might be a bit too challenging for non-native English speakers (like me). I was thinking of playing something like "Settlers of Catan", Monopoly or similar type of board games, where 4-6 of us can play together. Chess and Backgammon would be just for 2 players.

If everybody brings one or 2 games, we should have a good selection.

I will set up (and post) a "doodle" with a number of options (Somewhere August/September) to see which date fits best for the majority.


Gina
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Old 29.07.2012, 20:08
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Hi,

thanks for all the replies.

We can try Cafe-Bubble, sounds good. Otherwise, there is a Bar/Restaurant at Helvetiaplatz, where I once saw people playing board games.

Scrabble might be a bit too challenging for non-native English speakers (like me). I was thinking of playing something like "Settlers of Catan", Monopoly or similar type of board games, where 4-6 of us can play together. Chess and Backgammon would be just for 2 players.

If everybody brings one or 2 games, we should have a good selection.

I will set up (and post) a "doodle" with a number of options (Somewhere August/September) to see which date fits best for the majority.


Gina
Sounds great, Gina - post the link to your doodle here when it's up, please!
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Re: Board Games Evening Zurich

Hi gamers !!

Such a cool initiative, plus it's not far from where I lived.

Small World is cool, Settlers of Catan as well.
I might play Chess too (though it's been long and I am quite bad at it)

If there is anyone interested in playing Go, let me know, I can bring a board there !!!
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I'm interested as well
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Re: Board Games Evening Zurich

If people are interested, I can bring along the Europe map for Ticket to Ride!
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Re: Board Games Evening Zurich

I'm a little further away, but I would definitely try to make it if this happens!
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