October Meetups and Memberships

Last month wasn’t so great for blog posts, but it was a winner for October meetups and memberships!

Our October meetup at the San Marcos Public Library¬†was lightly attended, but we got in a couple of great games. I finally had a chance to learn Kingdom Builder, and I can see why it’s a slow-burn favorite in the board gaming community. The rules are simple, but it gives a lot of rewards and flexibility when you think ahead and plan out your strategy.


Puzzling over Kingdom Builder

We also had the chance to try out the new Evolution game from North Star Games. In this game, each player uses cards to start up new species, build up their population and size, and give them traits that will help them compete with other species. There’s a limited amount of food out there for everyone to eat, so only the fittest species will thrive and earn points for you.

North Star is famous for party games like Wits and Wagers, and Evolution aims for a wide audience of family and friends. It’s easy to teach, but the cards combine in interesting ways and provide a lot of cutthroat strategy options. We had a lot of fun with it, so much so that I forgot to take a picture!

Hungry Gamers and Growing Membership

I don’t have a lot to report on our October meetups at the Hungry Gamer, since I tend to be at home putting the kids to bed when these happen. They’ve been very successful, though, with about a dozen regular attendees turning out at the most gamer-friendly sandwich shop in town. Keep an eye out for more meetups every two weeks there.

King of Tokyo at the Hungry Gamer

Our membership is also growing! We passed a hundred members this month, which is a big milestone. It feels like the group is in a good place, but I’d like to keep spreading the word and bringing more people out to play. BGG Con and the holidays are just around the corner, so November and December should be great months for playing lots of games!

Archived from the San Marcos Board Gamers website.