Work and socializing aren’t the only things going on at the clubhouse. The club membership includes a large number of gamers and NESFA has embraced this to allow for limited gaming on Wednesday evenings and more general game days twice per month.
The favorite card game of all, by club members, is Dominion, and we have multiple sets of each expansion, so multiple games can be run at the same time. Dominion is usually played on Wednesday nights, assuming that space is available (where Wednesday night is also a work night, the work takes priority).
On two Saturdays each month (except January and February), the club hosts game days that are open to the public. The dates are posted in our calendar. A wide variety of games are available to play, suiting all tastes and abilities. If you don’t know how to play a particular game, there are plenty of GMs that will be happy to teach you. If you’d like to bring in a game to show us how to play it, please do as we’re always willing to learn how to play new games. There’s never any charge to play, nor do you have to be a member, nor do you have to join. All you have to do is open the door.
On Sunday, Apr 10, 2016, 11am–11pm, NESFA hosted the third New England Gaming Con at George Dilboy VFW Hall in Somerville, MA.
On Saturday, May 10, 2014, noon–11pm, NESFA hosted the second New England Gaming Con at Pandemonium Books in Cambridge, MA.
On Saturday, November 16, 2013, noon–4pm, NESFA hosted the Indie Game Day, followed by our normal open gaming.
On September 22, 2013 we held the first New England Gaming Con at George Dilboy VFW Hall in Somerville, MA.
There are also video games, featuring a Wii, Xbox 360, Xbox 1, and PS4, each with a wide selection of games.
Although you can’t borrow games from the library, members can come in and play. During any day when the clubhouse is occupied, ask Bill Todd (or someone filling in for him) to set it up for you. On days when the clubhouse is not in use, please call 617-625-2311. If someone is there who knows how to hook up the game systems, you may be able to play.
There are many games available to play, and the library grows larger every year. Some are owned by NESFA. Some are owned by individual club members who allow NESFA to use their games. The library contains easy games, hard games, complicated games, short games, and long games. There is something for everyone, so please come and join us for all the fun.