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Twitter / Instagram / Facebook: @bocksgames
BGG: wordmagic
BGG Guild: #2830

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Instagram: @bocksgames_cat
BGG: catbock


David’s Meetup: (Laid Back Board Gamers – “Board Game Night with Friends!”) We meet every Tuesday from 7pm – 11pm at Bennigan’s in Elgin, IL (info below). We are a laid back group who enjoy everything from light gateway games to heavy brain burners. Come ready to laugh and have a good time, make new friends and not compete to the death. You can find us playing games like Codenames, Blood Rage, Harry Potter, Dead of Winter, Avalon, Castles of Burgundy, Race for the Galaxy, Century Spice Road, Skull, Vinhos, Orleans, and Istanbul. Don’t worry if those don’t sound familiar — we’ve taught HUNDREDS of new gamers how to play over the years! Each of our regulars bring lots of games to choose from and you’re welcome to bring your own. You can also follow our host, David, on Instagram (@bocksgames) to see what he’s bringing each week.

We meet in Bennigan’s Irish Pub. The food is very good and reasonably priced, if you’re hungry. It is attached to the Holiday Inn just north of I-90 on Route 31 in Elgin, so if you see the Holiday Inn you’re there. Just ask the host where we’re seated. We look forward to meeting you!

495 Airport Rd, Elgin, IL 60123
Call Bennigan’s if you need directions: (847) 488-9900

Cathy’s Meetup: (North Suburbs Game Night “Board Game Night at the Gaming Goat”) We meet every Wednesday from 6:30pm – 10pm at Gaming Goat in Gurnee, IL (info below) Be sure to look out for the game Cathy will be teaching that evening on the meet up page! Calling all board game lovers! Whether you’re a seasoned gamer or just interested in finding out more about the board game hobby, we’d love to have you join us. We play everything from Euros to deck builders to strategy games to the occasional party game. Examples of games that have hit our tables: Scythe, Codenames, Caylus, Settlers of Catan, Century, Great Western Trail, and Blood Rage. We welcome both new and experienced gamers and we bring a large variety of games each week. And if you don’t know how to play, don’t worry–we are always happy to teach!

And while you’re at it – be sure to check out the amazing board games for sale at the Gaming Goat. You should also take a moment to look up our sponsors! Bock’s Games ( provides reviews and advice on customizing your games. And, Tabletop Game Talk ( offers an excellent podcast on the latest in gaming.

The Gaming Goat
726 S Milwaukee Avenue, Unit E ยท Gurnee, IL