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CABS News 2016-4-15

2016-04-14

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 4/15 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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Buckeye Game Fest is confirmed!

The contract is approved and Buckeye Game Fest is a GO (for reals this time, I promise)! Mark your calendars AND 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.
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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 (see the Meetup event page) to reserve your spot in this event. There is no fee and players can only register for one of the 2 events.

CABS NEWS 2016-4-9

2016-04-08

Nothing Now Gamesannounces it Kickstarter campaign for Richard Launius'Thunder Alley Crew Chief Expansion.
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 4/9 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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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.


Stir Trek Event Thursday

2015-04-28

Stir Trek is Coming to CABS!  An Extra Night of Gaming!
Stir Trek is a local software development conference in its 7th year of being hosted in Columbus.  This year Stir Trek has partnered with CABS to host a gaming night at the CABS venue on Thursday, April 30th from 6pm-11pm. This special event is open to CABS members and non-members alike. We are working on organizing a food truck for the night but nothing is confirmed yet so plan accordingly. We look forward to seeing you April 30th at CABS. www.stirtrek.com

International Tabletop Day is FREE!

2015-04-09

Games for the PEOPLE! In observation and celebration of International Tabletop Day, CABS is waving the non-member door fee for the 4/11 meeting. Come and game it up with CABS for FREE!!!

Pandemic Party at CABS!

2015-03-26

Pandemic Party at CABS!

Play games and fight Ebola by coming out to CABS on Saturday April 11th. We'll be teaching and playing Pandemic, Pandemic: the Cure, and Pandemic: Contagion starting at Noon. This is a free event, but we will be taking donations to benefit Doctors without Borders in their fight against Ebola in Africa. So far, over $50,000 has been raised at Pandemic Parties across the globe, and we're hoping to add even more to that total.  Even more details at:

http://www.eventbrite.com/e/columbus-area-boardgaming-society-tabletop-day-tickets-15788873947?aff=tabletopday

So, celebrate International TableTop Day by heading out to CABS to play games and fight Ebola!

WBNS 10TV plans to promote this upcoming event on the on-air Community Calendar the week of April 6 – 12. This event will be mentioned once a day for a week inside one of their newscasts. So it will be heard and seen by tens of thousands of viewers. Event information will also be posted on the 10TV Community Calendar website.

Buckeye Game Fest dates confirmed!

2015-03-17

It's official. Buckeye Game Fest 2015 will take place September 10-13, 2015, at the lovely Crowne Plaza Columbus North - the same hotel as last year. CABS is hoping to expand our offering of events for this year's BGF, so if you have an idea for a game event you would like to host, start planning now. Mark your calendars and stay tuned for more details as they become available at http://www.buckeyegamefest.com/.

Call for Origins Volunteers

2015-03-17

Board Room volunteer signups will begin on on Friday 3/20. Kristin Genchi will be available at the March Madness meetings both 3/20 and 3/21 to take registrations. Volunteers will be required to work a 6hour shift. Volunteer duties will include checking games in and out, as well as assisting with game giveaways. If you cannot attend the March madness meeting then beginning Friday 3/20 4pm you can sign up by emailing cabs.conventiondirector@gmail.com. Shifts will be assigned on a "first signed up, first served" basis.

Executive Board Schedule Change

2014-10-24

Due to events planned for Jay Tummelson's visit, the Executive Board's monthly business meeting originally scheduled for Nov. 7 has been moved to Saturday, Nov. 1 at 6pm.

BGF 2014 Survey

2014-10-24

It's time for our 3rd annual post-Buckeye Game Fest survey! We would like to hear from all our newsletter subscribers whether you attended BGF or not. This should take about 20 minutes to complete for those of you that attended, and around 2-3 minutes if you did not. Either way, your feedback is important to us in continuing to develop BGF! Responses are anonymous and will be aggregated for a report to the Executive Board and Convention Director. The survey will remain open until at least Nov. 1.

Please click here to take the survey!

New Additions for Library

2014-10-24

Special thanks to Days of Wonder for the new copies of several versions of Ticket to Ride, Small World, Mystery of the Abbey, etc. This is part of our on-going effort to "refresh" the library with newer copies of favorite games. If you notice games in the library that are in need of updating or refresh, please let a board member know.

Also, thanks to Stonemaier Games for their donation of a new copy of the second printing of Viticulture.

Five Tribes was also purchased for the library using proceeds from the consignment store at Buckeye Game Fest.