Boardgames aplenty

Boardgames aplenty
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Monday, May 15, 2017

Final Reminder!

Hi Everyone:

Just a final courtesy reminder for any last-minute planners out there -- Ludophilia 7 is THIS Thursday through Sunday.  Here are the critical details.  If you have any questions, please ask.

When? - This Thursday, May 18, through Sunday, May 21

What Time? -  Doors will be open 8:00am through 11:00pm Thursday through Saturday.  8:00am through about 2:00pm Sunday.

Where? - Country Inn & Suites, 600 Tracy Trail, Crystal Lake, IL  60014

How Much? - Admission is 10$ per person per day (or $30 for all 4 days).  Come and go as you please.

Games? - I'm bringing 200+ games, and usually many people bring some of their own as well.  If you have a favorite you want to share, bring it!  Check the library list at

Beer? - Yes.  Brewmaster Bill will be bringing a nice selection of his professional grade homebrew, but it's definitely considered good form to bring something to share if you'll be partaking.

T-Shirts? - If you gave me your order, pick up your shirts at the door for $15.

Food? - Everyone's on their own, as usual.  There are several things within walking distance or a very short drive.  (Culvers is basically right across the parking lot.)  I don't think I'm planning on doing a group pizza order this year.

Fun? - Definitely.  Don't come to compete, come to try new games or play old favorites with friendly folks.

How Big is This Thing? - Don't expect a giant formal convention.  Expect 30-40 friends and friends-of-friends in a super informal setting.  Many people come only for a day or two, but probably at least a dozen will be there the whole time.  I expect to have 6-8 tables set up for playing.  Thursday will be the quiet day with probably only 2-3 tables running.  Friday and Saturday night will probably be busy with all tables full, if it's anything like recent years.

Hope to see you this weekend!


Monday, May 8, 2017

Final Brewmaster Lineup!

Our Brewmaster reports...

The beer lineup for Ludophila is set. 

Crash and Burn Coffee Porter
Crash and Burn Vanilla Bourbon Porter
C4 IPA (made with 4 hops that all start with C)
C4 Black IPA
Ludophila Wee Heavy

I also have some regular Crash and Burn and a Saison that I will bring if I can figure out how to keep all the kegs cold without 4 tons of ice.

Are you excited NOW?!  I sure am!

Hope to see you all there.