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CABS News 2017-1-28

2017-01-28

Proposed CABS Charter Amendments
(Note that this information is relevant to 2017 CABS members only.)

Enumerated below are two proposed CABS Charter amendments. These amendments require a vote by quorum of CABS Membership in order to be implemented. Date of said vote will be 3/17/17- details will be announced later. Here is a link to CABS' current charter: http://cabsgamers.org/images/CABS_Charter_Oct_2014.pdf. These proposed amendments, along with a copy of the CABS' current charter will also be posted on the bulletin board at CABS.

Proposed Amendment #1:
Article VI Executive Board
Section 6 Quorum
Old:
A quorum of the Executive Board shall be a two thirds of sitting Board Members.
New:
A quorum of the Executive Board shall be a majority of sitting Board Members. If less than two thirds of Board Members are present at a meeting, the number of votes required to pass a motion (except procedural motions involved in the conduct of the meeting) shall be the greater of:
(A) The number of votes ordinarily required to pass such motion, or
(B) The number of votes that would be required if two thirds of the Members were present and voting.
(Synopsis: Board can now still meet with only 3 members, rather the needing 4 members. A vote passing a motion still requires at least 3 "yes" votes, or a majority of sitting board members.)

Proposed Amendment(s) #2:
REPLACE Article VII.1.H with the following:
Conventions Board Member (2 positions)
1. Serve as a voting member of the Board of Directors of BUCKEYE GAME FESTIVALS LLC.
2. Regularly report to the CABS Executive Board regarding convention business.
3. Appointees to this position are subject to approval by the Board of BUCKEYE GAME FESTIVALS LLC.
4. These offices shall not be held by the President of CABS.
(Synopsis: CABS wants to maintain a minority interest on the Board of the new organization. IRS rules limits CABS Board Members to 2 positions on the new organization and the president of CABS is excluded from consideration.)

STRIKE Article VIII.3.
(Synopsis: Conventions committee is no longer needed under the new organization structure.)

STRIKE Articles VII.1.I.2 and VII.1.I.6.
(Synopsis: Conventions committee will no longer exist under the new organization structure.)

STRIKE Article VII.1.G.7.
(Synopsis: Promotion of conventions would no longer be a responsibility of Communications Director.)

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It's 2017! Time to member up!

See below for the new 2017 rates. What a bargain!
If you have not joined or renewed your membership by now, you should be paying the $5 door fee. All this gaming goodness doesn't just magically happen... it costs money, people.
Remember, as always, first time guests get in for free!
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Kickstarter Announcement from Nothing Now Games!

All 3 of these games are designed by CABS members, not to mention that NNG is a game company owned by CABS members.
Next up for our company are a set of three family friendly card games now live on Kickstarter!
Each game plays in under 30 minutes -
Panic! by James Ernest, Greg Parsons and Mick Sullivan, is an exciting 2 to 8 player game, with three rule sets in which you attempt to manipulate the commodities market and make more money than your fellow billionaires.
Journey of the Emperor by Jonathan Dersch, is a relaxing 2 to 5 player game where you attempt to please the Emperor and guests during the Qingming festival by creating journeys from the Castle to the Sea.
Perspective of Mirrors by William Baldwin, is a strategic 2 to 4 player game where you take on the role of an intelligence director and utilize assets and espionage to manipulate the playfield to complete your missions and score points.
We are offering all three games for $30! Or if you prefer any 2 for $25, or one for $15.
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Boardgame Cafe at the Upper Arlington Library

Come to the Lane Road Library to hang out, play boardgames, enjoy coffee & tea, and meet new friends! Open to boardgamers of all ages.
Where: Lane Road Library - 1945 Lane Road, Upper Arlington, OH 43202
When: Thursday, February 9: 6-8:30PM
Find out more about this event at ualibrary.org or by calling 614-459-0273.
(Note that this is not a CABS sponsored event. If you are planning on attending this event, feel free to get some CABS' biz cards and brochures to take with you to spread the word about CABS.)
CABS MEMBER RATES FOR 2017! See below:

Full Year AfterOrigins After BGF
Adult $60 $40 $20

Add'l $30 $20 $10
Adult

Youth(13+) $15 $10 $5

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WHAT IS CABS PLAYING?
We play games. We love games. We know games. We need to to get the word out. Record your plays on the CABS' Geeklist and tell the world what we're playing. CABS is the largest non-profit boardgaming club in the world and game players/designers/publishers care what we think. It doesn't take much time, just record the play. Read my snarky comments. Or you could write a funny little anecdote to go with your entry. Even better! Go here: https://boardgamegeek.com/geeklist/221035/games-played-2017-01-28-cabs-meeting


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CABS Help Wanted
CABS is looking for a volunteer for the position of promotions director- someone to get the word out about CABS and the great stuff we do! If interested, please email: cabs.board@gmail.com.
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CABS Lost & Found
A little girl's bracelet was found in the women's room at MOSSL after the last meeting. IF you think it might be yours or someone you know, look for Peter Stein on Saturday or the next time you're at the club. Or email me at AttackPeter@aol.com.

Upcoming Meetings & Events
Friday meetings officially open at 3pm. Saturday meetings open at 10am. All meetings officially close at midnight but frequently stay open later.


1/28(Saturday)
>normal meeting hours
>food truck is Dan's Deli featuring Joe "Grill Monkey" Miller

2/3(Friday)
>normal meeting hours
>"grown-ups" only, 13+ years old only
>CABS Board meeting 6:30pm

2/11(Saturday)
>normal meeting hours

2/17(Friday)
>normal meeting hours

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Picture from a recent CABS Meeting! Click on the photo below to check out the CABS gallery:

CABS News 2016/7/9

2016-07-07

A Farewell.
It is with a heavy heart that we note the passing of longtime and much loved CABS memberDeb Rileyon July 3rd, 2016.The memorial service will be held Saturday July 23, 2016 at North Congregational United Church of Christ, 2040 Henderson Rd. Columbus Ohio.
Choir Gathers: 2:30p
Visitation: 3:00
Service: 4:00
Drum Circle after the service.

Everyone please keep Tim and the Riley family in your thoughts during this time. Let us remember the smiles and warmth Deb always brought to CABS. Goodbye Deb.
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Event submission for BGF 2016 is now open!

Just like last year we've set up a Google Form for you to submit your event ideas. We'd love to hear what events you'd like to see at Buckeye Game Fest, even more so if you're willing to run them.

This year we will also be extending those who are not current CABS members the opportunity to receive free badges by running events. We are still working on finalizing exactly what the requirements for that will be. If you are interested, please go ahead and submit your events via the form, then send an e-mail to bgfcommittee@googlegroups.com.

Event submission will be open through July 15th, so please give us your event ideas! Use this link to the submission form:

http://goo.gl/forms/njQhKFcYxY

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Wanna Play Games at COSI?
COSI After Dark is a series of age 21+ events. They are the first Thursday of every month from5:30-10:00pmand each one has a unique theme. The theme for July is “Games”! In the spirit of that theme, COSI is turning their atrium into a "Game Cafe" for the July 7th COSI After Dark event. Are you interested in teaching and playing games at this event in exchange for free admission? We still could use a couple more last minute volunteers! Email communications@cabsgamers.org. Represent for CABS!

CABS News 2016-6-15

2016-06-13

Event submission for BGF 2016 is now open!Just like last year we've set up a Google Form for you to submit your event ideas. We'd love to hear what events you'd like to see at Buckeye Game Fest, even more so if you're willing to run them.This year we will also be extending those who are not current CABS members the opportunity to receive free badges by running events. We are still working on finalizing exactly what the requirements for that will be. If you are interested, please go ahead and submit your events via the form, then send an e-mail to bgfcommittee@googlegroups.com.

Event submission will be open for at least a month, so please give us your event ideas! Use this link to the submission form:

http://goo.gl/forms/njQhKFcYxY

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Wanna Play Games at COSI?
COSI After Dark is a series of age 21+ events. They are the first Thursday of every month from5:30-10:00pmand each one has a unique theme. The theme for July is “Games”! In the spirit of that theme, COSI is turning their atrium into a "Game Cafe" for the July 7th COSI After Dark event. Are you interested in teaching and playing games at this event in exchange for free admission? If so, email communications@cabsgamers.org. Represent for CABS!
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Pictures from June 3, 2016! Click on a photo to go to CABS gallery:






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Message from CABS Librarian:Hey Cabbies! Help us find these games. If you have any of these and are going to Origins 2016 please bring them to the Board Room so that they are available for play.

MISSING:
Chateau Roquefort
Caverna: The Cave Farmers
Mystery of the Abbey
Concordia
Dominion
Arcadia Quest
Cacao
Templar Intrigue
The Game
Wizards

CHECKED OUT:
Dead of Winter
Gravwell
Dimension
20th Century Limited

Upcoming Meetings & Events
Friday meetings officially open at 3pm. Saturday meetings open at 10am. All meetings officially close at midnight but frequently stay open later.

6/15 - 6/19(Wednesday - Sunday)
>CABS Board Room at Origins 2016!


6/25(Saturday)
>normal meeting hours
>CABS Design Group 12noon

>food truck isHoly Taco!

7/1(Friday)
>normal meeting hours

7/9(Saturday)
>normal meeting hours
>CABS board meeting 6:30pm
>food truck is Dan's Deli featuring Joe "Killah Grillah" Millah!


7/15(Friday)
>normal meeting hours

>food truck isHoly Taco!
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Message from CABS Secretary to all CABS members: There is some sort of glitch in the badge printing software. If you are a CABS member and have not yet received a CABS badge, please email cabs.board@gmail.com and let us know. Thanks!

New Games!


Smugglers

Waah waah waaaaah... Wait until ORIGINS!

Also, CABS is getting an additional cabinet! So that's something.

CABS News 2016-6-3

2016-06-02

Wanna Play Games at COSI?

COSI After Dark is a series of age 21+ events. They are the first Thursday of every month from5:30-10:00pmand each one has a unique theme. The theme for July is “Games”! In the spirit of that theme, COSI is turning their atrium into a "Game Cafe" for the July 7th COSI After Dark event. Are you interested in teaching and playing games at this event in exchange for free admission? If so, email communications@cabsgamers.org. Represent for CABS!
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Library Reorganization Volunteers Needed
In preparation for the Board Room at Origins 2016, there will library reorganizationJune 4th starting at 1pm. Anyone interested in helping out with this annual project is welcome. Keep in mind, there will be NO GAMING. I repeat, NO GAMING. So, don't even ask.

Speaking of Origins 2016...
All CABS members should have received by email their Origins 2016 club discount code a few days ago. Note that this code is for CABS members' use only. If you are a CABS member and you have not received your code, please emailcommunications@cabsgamers.org. REMINDER CABBIES: if you are pre-registering your badge you must select "CLUB FULL ACCESS BADGE" as the badge type for the club code to work.
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ATTENTION DROID USERS: There is a persistent problem CABS is having with Google Calendars. For some reason a CABS meeting for 6/11/16 is showing up on the Google Calendar when viewed on some Droid phones. Our crack technical team has made several attempts to correct this issue without success. So let it be known to all:THERE IS NO CABS MEETING ON JUNE 11, 2016!

CABS News 2016-5-20

2016-05-18

Announcement from the CABS Librarian!The CABS Library will be closing in preparation for the Board Room at Origins 2016. No borrowing will be permitted starting Friday, May 20th. Please ensure all CABS library games are returned byFriday, May 20th.That is THIS WEEKEND'S MEETING FOLKS!!! Friday, May 20th!
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Speaking of Origins 2016...
All CABS members should have received by email their Origins 2016 club discount code a few days ago. Note that this code is for CABS members' use only. If you are a CABS member and you have not received your code, please emailcommunications@cabsgamers.org. REMINDER CABBIES: if you are pre-registering your badge you must select "CLUB FULL ACCESS BADGE" as the badge type for the club code to work.
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To All Interested CABS Members: The postponed CABS board meeting from last week has been rescheduled to this week, Friday, May 20, 2016 6:30pm.

Board Meeting Postponed

2016-05-14

Due to illness and resultant lack of quorum, the CABS Board Meeting for tonight has been postponed.  New meeting date to be announced ASAP.

CABS News 2016-5-14

2016-05-13

Announcement from the CABS Librarian!
The CABS Library will be closing in preparation for the Board Room at Origins 2016. No borrowing will be permitted starting Friday, May 20th. Please ensure all CABS library games are returned byFriday, May 20th.
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Speaking of Origins 2016...
All CABS members should have received by email their Origins 2016 club discount code a few days ago. Note that this code is for CABS members' use only. If you are a CABS member and you have not received your code, please emailcommunications@cabsgamers.org. REMINDER CABBIES: if you are pre-registering your badge you must select "CLUB FULL ACCESS BADGE" as the badge type for the club code to work.
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"Battle of Columbus" at CABS is THIS SATURDAY!!! SATURDAY!!! SATURDAY!!!

The Axis & Allies Meetup Group will host an Axis and Allies tournament event at CABS http://www.cabsgamers.org, set for May 14, 2016 11am. There will be an A & A 1942 [?]nd edition) 2 round tournament and also a 1 game A & A Global game. Winners of both events will be awarded prizes.

The A & A 1942 tournament will consist of four 2 person teams & games will be limited to 6 rounds using tournament rules created by Greg Smoreyhttp://smo63.fatcow.com/pdf/19422ndEDrulesNEW.pdf. The Global game will be a one game championship match with a limit of 6 players (3 Allies & 3 Axis) also using Greg Smorey's tournament rules. http://smo63.fatcow.com/pdf/G42tournament2013.pdf

Please RSVP and/or contact Vince (vbrodkorb@gmail.com or see the Meetup event page) to reserve your spot in this event. There is no entry fee and each player can only register for one of the 2 events. Normal CABS door fee applies for non-members, but your 1st meeting is stillFREE!

Upcoming Meetings & Events
Friday meetings officially open at 3pm. Saturday meetings open at 10am. All meetings officially close at midnight but frequently stay open later.

5/14(Saturday)
>normal meeting hours
>CABS Board meeting 6:30pm
>food truck is Dan's Deli featuring Joe "Killah Grillah" Millah!


5/20(Friday)
>normal meeting hours


5/28(Saturday)
>normal meeting hours
>CABS Design Group 12noon

>food truck is Dan's Deli featuring Joe "Killah Grillah" Millah!

6/3(Friday)
>normal meeting hours
>"Grown ups" only meeting, ages 13+ only
>CABS Board meeting 6:30pm


6/15 - 6/19(Wednesday- Sunday)
>CABS Board Room at Origins 2016!

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This Week in Gaming History by William H. Reed, Esq.
On May 14, 1951, American director, producer, and screenwriter Robert Zemeckis was born. He directed favorites Forrest Gump, Cast Away, Romancing the Stone, and Who Framed Roger Rabbit. But his biggest contribution to gaming was a little series of films about a struggling teenaged musician. Zemeckis’s story of young Marty McFly inspired the time travel card game Back to the Future.

Whether you played it next year, or will play it last year, tell us about it on this week'sGeeklist!
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New Games!

Courtesy of Funagain/Spielworx:

Dilluvia Project


Courtesy of Rio Grande Games:

Alan's Adventureland


Tin Goose

CABS News 2016-5-6

2016-05-05

Announcement from the CABS Librarian!
The CABS Library will be closing in preparation for the Board Room at Origins 2016. No borrowing will be permitted starting Friday, May 20th. Please ensure all CABS library games are returned by that date.
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ONLY A FEW SPOTS LEFT! Call for Volunteers for Origins 2016 CABS Board Room!


Kristin Genchi will be available at the 4/30 CABS meeting. Volunteers will be required to work 8 hours this year by signing up for two 4hour shifts. Volunteer duties will include checking games in and out, as well as assisting with game giveaways. If you can't make it to CABS or you can't find Kristin, you can sign up by emailing cabs.conventiondirector@gmail.com . THIS JUST IN: BOARD ROOM VOLUNTEERS ALSO GET A FREE T-SHIRT!
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Speaking of Origins 2016...
All CABS members should have received by email their Origins 2016 club discount code a few days ago. Note that this code is for CABS members' use only. If you are a CABS member and you have not received your code, please emailcommunications@cabsgamers.org. REMINDER CABBIES: if you are pre-registering your badge you must select "CLUB FULL ACCESS BADGE" as the badge type for the club code to work.
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Bonus Game Night May 5!
Stir Trek, a local gathering of technological innovation professionals, is holding their 2nd annual pre-convention Game Night at CABS on May 5 from 6-11pm. Food truck is Cupzilla! This event is open to CABS MEMBERS, so if you have some extra gaming time Thursday, come to CABS!
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"Battle of Columbus" at CABS

The Axis & Allies Meetup Group will host an Axis and Allies tournament event at CABS http://www.cabsgamers.org, set for May 14, 2016 11am. There will be an A & A 1942 [?]nd edition) 2 round tournament and also a 1 game A & A Global game. Winners of both events will be awarded prizes.

The A & A 1942 tournament will consist of four 2 person teams & games will be limited to 6 rounds using tournament rules created by Greg Smoreyhttp://smo63.fatcow.com/pdf/19422ndEDrulesNEW.pdf. The Global game will be a one game championship match with a limit of 6 players (3 Allies & 3 Axis) also using Greg Smorey's tournament rules. http://smo63.fatcow.com/pdf/G42tournament2013.pdf

Please RSVP and/or contact Vince (vbrodkorb@gmail.com or see the Meetup event page) to reserve your spot in this event. There is no entry fee and each player can only register for one of the 2 events. Normal CABS door fee applies for non-members, but your 1st meeting is stillFREE!
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New Games!

Courtesy of Funagain/Spielworx:

Haithabu


West of Africa


CABS News 2016-4-30

2016-04-29

“Some things are more easily started than stopped." -Dr. Julian Karswell, Night of the Demon

Nothing Now Games announces it Kickstarter campaign for Richard Launius' Thunder Alley Crew Chief Expansion.

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The campaign is now live at:
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/nothingnowgames/thunder-alley-crew-chief-expansion-by-richard-laun
Jeff, Carla and Sean at NNG thank you all for your support!
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Call for Volunteers for Origins 2016 CABS Board Room!


Kristin Genchi will be available at the 4/30 CABS meeting. Volunteers will be required to work 8 hours this year by signing up for two 4hour shifts. Volunteer duties will include checking games in and out, as well as assisting with game giveaways. If you can't make it to CABS or you can't find Kristin, you can sign up by emailing cabs.conventiondirector@gmail.com . THIS JUST IN: BOARD ROOM VOLUNTEERS ALSO GET A FREE T-SHIRT!
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Speaking of Origins 2016...
All CABS members should have received by email their Origins 2016 club discount code a few days ago. Note that this code is for CABS members' use only. If you are a CABS member and you have not received your code, please email communications@cabsgamers.org. REMINDER CABBIES: if you are pre-registering your badge you must select "CLUB FULL ACCESS BADGE" as the badge type for the club code to work.
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Bonus Game Night May 5!
Stir Trek, a local gathering of technological innovation professionals, is holding their 2nd annual pre-convention Game Night at CABS on May 5 from 6-11pm. Food truck is Cupzilla! This event is open to CABS MEMBERS, so if you have some extra gaming time next Thursday, come to CABS!
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Do You Live in or near Pickerington?
If so, Pickerington Public Library is looking for volunteers to help them organize a "game day" at the library. If you are interested, contact Kenton Daniels at kdaniels@pickeringtonlibrary.org.
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"Battle of Columbus" at CABS

The Axis & Allies Meetup Group will host an Axis and Allies tournament event at CABS http://www.cabsgamers.org, set for May 14, 2016 11am. There will be an A & A 1942 [?]nd edition) 2 round tournament and also a 1 game A & A Global game. Winners of both events will be awarded prizes.

The A & A 1942 tournament will consist of four 2 person teams & games will be limited to 6 rounds using tournament rules created by Greg Smorey http://smo63.fatcow.com/pdf/19422ndEDrulesNEW.pdf. The Global game will be a one game championship match with a limit of 6 players (3 Allies & 3 Axis) also using Greg Smorey's tournament rules. http://smo63.fatcow.com/pdf/G42tournament2013.pdf

Please RSVP and/or contact Vince (vbrodkorb@gmail.com or see the Meetup event page) to reserve your spot in this event. There is no entry fee and each player can only register for one of the 2 events. Normal CABS door fee applies for non-members, but your 1st meeting is still FREE!
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CABS News 2016-4-23

2016-04-22

Nothing Now Games announces it Kickstarter campaign for Richard Launius' Thunder Alley Crew Chief Expansion.

photo-original.jpg

The campaign is now live at:
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/nothingnowgames/thunder-alley-crew-chief-expansion-by-richard-laun
Jeff, Carla and Sean at NNG thank you all for your support!
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Call for Volunteers for Origins 2016 CABS Board Room!


Kristin Genchi will be available at the 4/15 CABS meeting. Volunteers will be required to work 8 hours this year by signing up for two 4hour shifts. Volunteer duties will include checking games in and out, as well as assisting with game giveaways. If you can't make it to CABS or you can't find Kristin, you can sign up by emailing cabs.conventiondirector@gmail.com . THIS JUST IN: BOARD ROOM VOLUNTEERS ALSO GET A FREE T-SHIRT!
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Speaking of Origins 2016...
All CABS members should have received by email their Origins 2016 club discount code a few days ago. Note that this code is for CABS members' use only. If you are a CABS member and you have not received your code, please emailcommunications@cabsgamers.org. REMINDER CABBIES: if you are pre-registering your badge you must select "CLUB FULL ACCESS BADGE" as the badge type for the club code to work.
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Buckeye Game Fest is confirmed!

The contract is approved and Buckeye Game Fest is a GO (for reals this time, I promise)! Mark your calendarsAND START THINKING ABOUT AN EVENT THAT YOU COULD RUN! BGF NEEDS EVENTS!!:
September 8, 2016 through September 11, 2016.
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Do You Live in or near Pickerington?
If so, Pickerington Public Library is looking for volunteers to help them organize a "game day" at the library. If you are interested, contact Kenton Daniels at kdaniels@pickeringtonlibrary.org.
___________________________________________________________

"Battle of Columbus" at CABS

The Axis & Allies Meetup Group will host an Axis and Allies tournament event at CABS http://www.cabsgamers.org, set for May 14, 2016 11am. There will be an A & A 1942 [?]nd edition) 2 round tournament and also a 1 game A & A Global game. Winners of both events will be awarded prizes.

The A & A 1942 tournament will consist of four 2 person teams & games will be limited to 6 rounds using tournament rules created by Greg Smoreyhttp://smo63.fatcow.com/pdf/19422ndEDrulesNEW.pdf. The Global game will be a one game championship match with a limit of 6 players (3 Allies & 3 Axis) also using Greg Smorey's tournament rules. http://smo63.fatcow.com/pdf/G42tournament2013.pdf

Please RSVP and/or contact Vince (vbrodkorb@gmail.com or see the Meetup event page) to reserve your spot in this event. There is no entry fee and each player can only register for one of the 2 events. Normal CABS door fee applies for non-members, but your 1st meeting is still FREE!