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Growing Gaming

Being a grouch, I don’t cover the entire “Growing the gaming group” aspect of the hobby that much. And when a local suggested that we’d do better by ponying up the dough ($5 a month, or maybe $10) to form a meetup group … well, the record will show that I scoffed. Hath we not a blog? BGG regional groups? And we’ve gotten several people over the last three years who noticed us via the blog (or BGG).

We’ve gotten over a dozen in three months via the meetup. Our monday nights have turned from one table, maybe two, to three or four crowded tables…

So, the lessons are: a) don’t listen to the grouch and b) embrace non-gaming based media.


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January 31, 2010 at 4:04 pm

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  1. Our bimonthly meetup group regularly gets 15-20 people, with maybe 10 regulars and a rotating set of 50 or so others.


    January 31, 2010 at 7:26 pm

  2. I would like to grow my game group but I am wary of a Meetup since we play at my house. What kind of location do you play at and are you concerned about new members that turn out to be dud’s?


    February 1, 2010 at 1:23 am

    • Well, the vast majority of meetups are in public. The private ones haven’t had any incidents … it’s always a risk, but a pretty minor one, I think. It’s always up to the host, to be sure. Sometimes we don’t post the address on the meetup, and just have the host email directions.


      February 2, 2010 at 8:20 pm

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