Books: Community Events in the Metro Boston Area: 9/16/2023 - 8/28/2023
Saturday Night Board Gaming
Virtual Event - Social Online Boardgaming Alliance
September 16

Come out and enjoy some board games! Play an old favorite or something new – we're open to almost anything. Players of all skill levels are welcome! Don't worry if you don't know a lot of games, we're happy to help teach how to play.

MIT Go Club Games and Beginner Lessons
Live Event - MIT Stratton Student Center
September 17

MIT Go Club is at it again! Join us for casual games, lessons, and socializing.

Players of all levels from MIT and the greater Boston area, including beginners, are welcome. No experience necessary, we'll teach you how to play!

Shall We Play A Game?
Live Event - Maynard, MA
September 17

Free for All Board Game Day: noon-6pm Excelsior is committed to creating an inviting, family friendly, and game oriented atmosphere while promoting social interaction among people with the intention of bringing them together using games as a foundation of fun."

When customers walk through the doors of Excelsior they will be greeted with a question. Shall We Play a Game? This greeting is intended to politely challenge our customers to partake in one of the many games we sell. In accepting that challenge, we feel, our customers are allowing themselves to be exposed to the fun filled world of games as well as engage in social interaction with one of our highly skilled Gamemasters. Games are created for many reasons. Escapism through fun with others being one of the many.

Fun is the foundation of games. Games offer many things to many people. Escape, experience, relaxation, and social bonding. Being able to balance the stresses of life with the fun of games allows for an overall increase in the quality of life.

Social interaction is in the nature of humankind. For thousand of years people have been asking each other "Shall We Play a Game?" and we gladly continue this social tradition at Excelsior Gaming Lounge. Every Sunday we open our doors and Lounge to the community to join us in some of our favorites and to show off their own!

Weekly Chess Club for Adults
Live Event - North End Public Library
September 18

Interested in learning to play chess? Looking for more opportunities to practice or improve your game?

Join your neighbors for weekly chess games and instruction at the North End Branch Library. 

No prior chess experience is necessary. The Chess Club is designed for adults and will feature a volunteer instructor. 

Light Game Night
Live Event - Beantown Gamers
September 18

This is a light games event. This is a great opportunity to socialize and play games in a relaxed environment. The games we play at this event tend toward the smaller side.

RSVPs are NOT required for this event, but are still appreciated so the event hosts know how many people to expect. However, you can come even if you don't RSVP.

We play whatever people bring, but you don't have to bring anything; the hosts will always have a bag of games with them. You do not have to know the games; so long as you are willing to learn, we are happy to teach.

Some games that you might expect to see here include: Codenames, Bang! The Dice Game, One Night Ultimate Werewolf, Secret Hitler, Pictomania, Jump Drive, The Crew, and many more.

Tavern of Tales Weekly Board Game Meet Up!
Live Event - Tavern of Tales Cafe & Bar
September 19

Join us during our weekly Board Game Meet Up at Tavern of Tales in Mission Hill. Bring your own games to play or ToT has a wall of free games to pull from, meet other table toppers and experience new games in a safe environment with plenty of food and drink options for all.

All are welcome so please bring your board game friends!

Wednesday Mahj in Cambridge
Live Event - Sunday Mahj and More
September 20

This is the Wednesday mah jong group! We meet at the tables downstairs and all experience levels are welcome. If you have a set, bring it along. We use the current National Mah Jongg League card, so bring that along as well.

Drop-In Gaming Time
Live Event - Chinatown Public Library
September 22

Do you have what it takes to beat your friends or family at board games? Whether you’re looking for competition or just wanting to have fun, you’ll have plenty of games to choose from at our weekly gaming time. Drop by any time between 12:30 pm and 4:30 pm every Friday.

Games and Beers at Aeronaut Brewery
Live Event - Somerville, MA
September 22

Please join us for good vibes and fun games. The goal here is to meet people and have fun. You don't need to worry about signing up, or paying any kind of fee. Just show up and chill. We're not always in the same spot so just ask around and find some folks who want to hang out.

Puzzles & Jazz
Live Event - Mattapan, MA
September 28

Want to exercise your brain? Join us for puzzles and jazz music in the afternoon!

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