A Board Game and Jigsaw Puzzle Boutique
2115 Murray Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15217
(412) 421-8807 firstname.lastname@example.org
M-Sat: 11-7PM; Sun 11-5PM
Hello Western PA Gamers!
Western PA Gaming is stepping up the Dooraffle prize level this week with a new hotness game Key to the City: London! This is a $70 MSRP game! Based on the participation we may even throw in another game as an additional prize?
In Key to the City – London, each player aims to develop their own London borough based around their home tile, using the large hexagonal location tiles. Each location tile gives victory points and may generate resources (skill tiles or connectors that connect two location tiles). Connectors and skill tiles can be used to upgrade location tiles for additional victory points and productivity.
The game is played over four eras, and in each era, new location tiles will be available for bidding. In both era 1 and 2, these tiles consist of six resource-generating tiles, plus some additional building tiles. In era 3, there will be only building tiles, which arrive already upgraded. In era 4, some of the Routemaster tiles become available.
The game finishes after the last river barge sets sail at the end of era 4, at which point the player with the most victory points wins.
Key to the City – London has similarities in structure to the award-winning 2012 R&D game Keyflower.
It is great to see so many new gamers attending our meetups and I look forward to breaking the 50 attendees in one night! Hope to see you soon!
We continue to have strong turnouts at this venue so we have updated our meetups to be every Friday with the exception of the first Friday of the month.
The venue has a nice variety of hot food, snacks, Starbucks, beer, wine, and is open 24 hours!
It is first come, first serve on the seating but as members begin arriving we can throw some games on the larger tables to reserve them. The venue probably has over twenty tables and the room can comfortably hold over 60 people. It does get a little crowded at dinner time but thins out after 7:00 or so and is pretty much empty after 9:00.
This is a great centrally located spot where our Airport area players can get to quickly as well as the Northern and City players. This location is probably only 15-20 minutes from the Fort Pitt tunnel.
We have just introduced a new looking for players mechanism to help gamers find available seats for games. If you are looking to join a game of host one that you want to play we have plastic cones available to use. If you see a cone on a table with a board game box the game host is looking for players for that game. We are currently using three colors of cones: Green-Easy, Yellow-Medium, Red-Hard. We may introduce other colored cones (e.g. party, adult, etc…) but we will stick with the three for now.
A little about what we play…
Today’s board games come in all different shapes, sizes, themes, components, and our group plays all kinds. Here are some examples of the types of games we play…
Party games like: Codenames, Spyfall, and Dixit.
Euro-style games like: Scythe, Five Tribes, Orleans, Puerto Rico, Viticulture, and Lords of Waterdeep.
Gateway games like: Ticket to Ride, Splendor, Carcassonne, and Caton.
Cooperative games like: Pandemic, Flash Point, and Dead of Winter.
Abstract games like: Qwirkle, Blokus, and Hive.
Card games like: Dominion, Glory to Rome, Diamonds, and Muchkin.
Those are just a few of the games that can be seen being played at our meetups every week.
Our members come in all shapes and sizes and span from young to older but all seem to have a great time when we get together!
Our organizers try to be very accommodating to new players and try to pick games appropriate to your skill level and that we think you would enjoy. Our goal is to get you enthusiastic about the hobby.
If there is a game that you would like to try out just r.s.v.p. to one of our meetups and suggest it down in the chat. Chances are that one of us has it in our collection and we can bring it out.
Look forward to introducing the hobby to many more players and continued good times with our regulars.
Please r.s.v.p. early so I have an idea on how many people or coming and what games to bring along. You can always cancel your r.s.v.p. if you have a change of plans.
Attendance at our events is always free but if you like Western PA Gaming please consider showing your support by making a donation using the Chip In button or donate some unloved games. In the future, we are going to start having door prizes, raffles, and tournaments and your contributions will help fund the operating costs of the group and prizes for the events.
See you soon!