Happy May Day! Our long weekend of board games and craft beer tasting is now less than 2 weeks away! One week from today I'll be packing up way too many games, and two weeks from today I'll be unboxing them back at home. This will be the last reminder I send out -- if you have any questions, please ask now as I wind up final preparations!
May 12 through Sunday, May 15. We open the doors at about 8:00am each
morning and usually close down around midnight, or whenever we lose
critical mass. On Sunday, we'll probably be packing up around lunch
time. It's an open house, so feel free to come for as long or as short a
time as you wish!
Inn and Suites, 2270 Point Blvd, Elgin, IL. (This is NOT the same
Country Inn and Suites as last year. Be sure you check your
directions.) If you need a guest room reservation, call 847-426-6400 or
800-830-5222, or look online at http://www.countryinns.com/elgin-hotel-il-60123/ilelgin. Be sure to ask for the "Ludophilia" room block for a special rate of $110+tax.
is $10 per person per day, just to cover our room costs. If you
haven't paid in advance, please be sure to see me when you arrive to
check in. Whether you've pre-paid or not, make sure you get your door
prize raffle ticket from me for each day you're present (Thu-Sat.
Prizes will be drawn Sat night.)
Most of the time will be spent playing board games, what else? There's a large list of games already listed at http://tinyurl.com/ludo6lib. Feel free to add what you're bringing, or special games you want to request someone else to bring.
also encourage everyone to bring their favorite and/or interesting
craft beers to share. I know Bill Dyer, our official brewmaster, has
been hard at work creating a truly unbelievable selection of tasty
beverages for us. (Please remember to drink responsibly and do not
drink and drive!)
But there's more this year:
Beer Tasting Contest - Friday night. Everyone who wants to participate
can bring a beer to enter. Please bring enough for 10-20 people to
have a small sample, one entry per person. Entries will be divided into
2 categories "Best Homebrew" and "Best Store-bought" with an informal
as-blind-as-possible tasting for everyone who wants to judge. Winner
will be decided by simple plurality vote. Prizes will be provided. I
will also provide the scorecards and tasting cups.
* Pizza Night - Pizza will be provided for all on Saturday night. Preferences will be collected that day.
Door Prize Raffle - As mentioned above, everyone will get a ticket for
each day of paid attendance (Thu, Fri, Sat), and prizes will be drawn
randomly Saturday night during pizza time. Need not be present to win.
I have a nice stack of board game prizes to give away.
T-Shirts - The t-shirts are in, and they look great! If you ordered
one, please see me to pick it up and pay ($15 per shirt). I will have
just a couple of extras for anyone who might still want one, first come,
first served. I also have a couple of extras from last year if you
still want one of those.
can't wait to see everyone again this year, returning friends as well
as some new friends, I hope! Please feel free to pass this information
along to your friends and family.