Build Community with Game Night

Tuesday, May 9 at 6:30pm

Join us for an evening of tabletop games and analog competition each month as we gather for Game Night at the brewery. Organizer and host Josh Weekly gives us the lowdown on “Carcassonne,” our featured game for May.

Tell us about the game you’re featuring this month.

Carcassonne, France — the beautiful medieval walled city — is located in the luscious valley of the Aude river. Carcassonne, the gorgeously simple tile laying board game, is located on the shelves of thousands of board game enthusiasts. Build and complete roads, cities, churches, and farms for the meeples to enjoy.

What’s your favorite part of the game, and why?

Other than building pyramids with the little meeples, my favorite part of Carcassonne is how intuitive gameplay is. While there is depth in the decisions you make, they aren’t so involved you are stricken with analysis paralysis. Also, I am not sure there is a game that looks as good when you are done playing; it does look like Carcassonne, France.

What can you tell us about the makers of this game?

Rio-Grande Games originally published Carcassonne in 2000. A year later it won the coveted German board game award, Spiel des Jahres. As of 2012 Z-Man Games is the publisher. They are best known for the classic, Pandemic.

Carcassone Reformation Brewery Game Night giveaway May 2017

Is there anything else you’d like to mention?

As our lives become more and more inundated with technology and digital products, there is something very satisfying about sitting down with two or three friends, picking up the chunky cardboard tiles, and watching as the landscape grows. That tangible, real life exchange is something we could all use more of.

How can people connect with and/or give feedback?

If you are interested in connecting with other craft beer loving analogs gamers, we have a great inclusive community gathered at the Reformation Gaming Group on Facebook. I’d recommend joining. We are always looking for feedback and ways we can improve Game Night. If you’d like to share your ideas and thoughts you can email me joshua.weekly {at} gmail {dot} com.

 

Game Night host Josh Weekly points to analog games as his favorite way to unplug from the digital world and connect with friends, family, and strangers. Just as often as you’ll find him rolling dice and moving meeples, you also find him enjoying the breathtaking landscape of North Georgia on foot or by mountain bike. Connect with Josh at Reformation Brewery’s monthly Game Night!