IGWJD2019: Minneapolis/St. Paul Regional Gathering

Following Amoebic's lead, inspired by interest from lunchbox12682 and Blisters, here is a thread to figure out who wants to come out and play. This discussion and gathering is open to anyone in the Minneapolis/St. Paul/Surrounding Region that's interested in participating in the International GWJ Day on October 19, 2019.

I'm wide open to options and locations, so feel free to brainstorm with me and we'll see what appeals to the crew. Some ideas off the top of my head:

  • LAN Party
  • Board/card games at a coffee shop/tap room
  • Axe Throwing (Bad Axe, others)
  • Escape Room (several around the area)
  • VR Lounge (Rem5)

Other ideas? Feedback on these?

Thanks for making the thread.
I can look at hosting a board game thing, but I am down in Prior Lake.
However, I am open to other options too.

Hey! I’m new to the community and I’m in Minneapolis myself! Personally, I’m a big fan of Up-Down in Uptown, but I really only go during off-hours otherwise it’s too crazy. There’s also supposed to be a decent pinball bar near Eat Street (Tilt!) that could be worth checking out?

I’m up for whatever, and I’ve got a Switch I’d be happy to bring if that’s needed! Is there any sort of meta-event happening (like a livestream or something)?

Cheers!

Hey, waves!

Thanks for posting. Now we've got 3.

waves wrote:

Hey! I’m new to the community and I’m in Minneapolis myself!

Welcome to a great community. I'm glad you're jumping in and stepping up!

waves wrote:

Personally, I’m a big fan of Up-Down in Uptown, but I really only go during off-hours otherwise it’s too crazy. There’s also supposed to be a decent pinball bar near Eat Street (Tilt!) that could be worth checking out?

I’m up for whatever, and I’ve got a Switch I’d be happy to bring if that’s needed! Is there any sort of meta-event happening (like a livestream or something)?

All of that sounds like fun, as does lunchbox12682's gracious offer to host. I'd be up for any of that. Let's see if we get a few more replies before making any final decisions.

Yes, something meta will be happening but that's still shaping up over in the main IGWJD2019 thread.

There's Fallout Shelter Arcade, Battletech pods in NorthEast Minneapolis, owned by friends of mine.

Long time podcast listener, but first time participant.

If like to attend this gathering to test the waters, but I may not have availability.

I'm down for boardgames.

Put me down as tentative!

Tilt is a must for pinball fans. It is four blocks from the Minneapolis Institute of Art museum.

I'm good with Tilt since it is more centrally located.

I know at first I was interested in joining everyone, but I had something come up so unfortunately I will be unable to attend with all of you. Hopefully we do this again in the future and I can join everyone!

Great input from great people - Up-Down, Tilt, Fallout Shelter Arcade, etc. Thanks, everyone, for making suggestions!

How about we plan to vote at the end of September to finalize our time and place? I'm hoping a few more gamers will join the conversation in the next week or two.