Anchorage Board Gamers Event

Audrey Hunt, Reporter

Are you looking for a fun activity to do after school or on the weekends? Well then you’re in luck! You can start attending the Anchorage Board Gamers meetings on Thursdays, Fridays, or Sundays. It is a free and year round event that is located at the Z.J. Loussac Library on the fourth floor in the Learning Commons room. The meetings are held at 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. and attendees are welcome to drop in at anytime in between.

The Board Gamers are a small group of passionate players who meet every week to get people together to be social in a different way. It is a great event for all age groups and for people who love the hobby of playing games in their free time. This event has been around for the past four years, however, the beginning of May of 2012, Brad and Jermany came together once a week to play board games and then it eventually expanded into a larger group of people. The Board Gamers have met in several different locations throughout the years, including Kaladi Brothers, which is where they met for the first couple of months.

Ben Neff is one of the main contacts and advertising person for the Anchorage Board Gamers. “I only make it to the meets maybe once a month, however, I’m the main contact person for the board gamers at the Loussac Library,” says Neff.

The majority of the games played aren’t your average Pictionary and Candy Land. Some of the games played are Summit, Carcassonne, Race for the Galaxy and many more. “My favorite game I would have to say right now is Race for the Galaxy,” says Neff. This event is a great opportunity to expand your horizons on your knowledge of strategy and creative thinking.

Future goals for the event is to start up another gamers’ meet dedicated just to high school students, however, the budget for the event is fairly low and they need more participants. “The majority of our gamers are 30-year-old men, but we always encourage younger and older participants.”

So take a break of homework for a day and head to the Loussac Library to be a part of the Anchorage Board Gamers.

To learn more about the Anchorage Board Gamers, go to the Alaska Dispatch News website’s calendar and search for the Anchorage Board Gamers event. You could also contact Ben Neff at [email protected] for more detailed information.