Who is CABS?
Boardgaming is much more than Monopoly and Chutes and Ladders. The last 20 years or so have seen a rebirth of boardgaming as a serious hobby, with a new wave of games originating in Europe putting an emphasis on strategy over luck. The games we play include abstract games, licensed games from popular television series and movies, card games, and more.
Also, boardgaming is social! Unlike electronic gaming which can often be a solitary activity, tabletop games offer face-to-face contact with friends and a great opportunity to meet new people.
What Boardgaming Means to Us
Board games are more than a pastime for our members. "Cabbies" make time in their busy schedules and lives to enjoy board gaming with their families and friends. Come, pass some time playing games with us and soon you'll find yourself making time to join us.
CABS is Family-Friendly!
We encourage families to bring their sons and daughters. We all started gaming at a young age and we want to pass our love of games on to the next generation. We encourage parents to accompany teenagers (13 and above) in their first few visits to allow them to get to know us and for us to get to know them. Children 12 and under must always be under direct adult supervision as that is not a service provided by the club.
It was 20 years ago that 4 guys met and formed the basis of CABS at CAPCON on Saturday, April 18th 1992. It was 15 years ago in 1997 that 12 gaming friends got together and first played under the banner of CABS.
Since then, CABS has grown into the largest boardgaming club in the U.S. that regularly meets in a single location. We have grown from about 34 regular meetings in 2008 to almost 50 in 2014, with attendance of over 100 at almost every meeting.
Our May 11, 2013 meeting set the attendance record for a regular meeting at over 225, thanks to holding a sanctioned Regionals tournament for Android: Netrunner, as well as a giveaway from Paramount Pictures promoting the reboot of the Star Trek franchise.
CABS Policies Updated 2016-07-29
Unless otherwise permitted by law, absolutely no weapons are permitted on the MOSSL premises during CABS meetings or events. Anyone found carrying a weapon may be asked to leave the premises and could have their membership benefits revoked. A weapon is defined as an instrument of offensive or defensive combat. This definition includes but is not limited to: firearms, knives, bows, arrows, swords, rockets, sling shots, air guns and martial arts devices.
CABS Tobacco, Smoking, and Vaping Policy
Members and guests of CABS are not permitted to use tobacco or vaping products inside the building. Smoking and vaping are permitted outside in designated areas. Members must clean up any trash, such as cigarette butts, after themselves.
Drug and Alcohol Policy
Neither drugs nor alcohol are permitted on the meeting premises. Individuals are not permitted to attend a CABS meeting while under the influence of drugs and/or alcohol, except for legal drugs that have been prescribed to a member by his or her physician or over the counter medicine that is legal in Ohio. Tobacco use is also not permitted indoors. For more clarification on the tobacco policy, please see the CABS Tobacco and Smoking policy. Anyone found in violation of this policy may be asked to leave the premises by a board member or a designated facilities committee member and could have their membership benefits revoked.
No one may openly solicit other persons during meetings. Items related to board gaming are the exception to this policy and may be sold during regular CABS meetings with prior board approval.
Pets of any kind are not allowed during meetings, except in the case where current Americans with Disability Act exceptions are made. Service animals of all types are welcomed.