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Worthington Mask Mandate Removed

2022-03-10

The City of Worthington has removed the indoor mask mandate as of March 10, 2022. We encourage people who attend our meetings to make their own decision about whether or not to wear a mask while attending a meeting.


Meeting Schedule Change

2022-03-01

CABS March Madness has been moved one weekend in anticipation of the Worthington Mask Mandate being removed. The CABS Library Game Sale will be Saturday, March 12th. Members will be admitted at 9:30 am and non-members admitted at 10 am. Join us for our March Madness Game-A-Thon and Game Sale!


February 4th Meeting CANCELED

2022-02-04

Due to the current weather situation, the CABS meeting scheduled for Friday, Feb 4, 2022, has been canceled.  


Worthington Mask Requirements

2021-10-25

As a reminder, the City of Worthington is requiring that masks be worn at all indoor spaces until further notice.  Attendees at all indoor CABS meetings will be required to wear masks at all times while on site.


In-Person Meetings to Begin on July 10th

2021-06-18

In-Person Meetings Resume July 10, 2021!

As the board prepares to begin offering in-person meetings for the first time in 15 months, we feel obligated to do our best to offer a safe, healthy environment in which to return to gathering in person. To that end, the board has decided on the following policy to provide what we believe to be a reasonably safe environment for those who willingly choose to gather socially at this time. We appreciate the support and understanding of our members over the past year as we have all had to deal with unprecedented decisions for CABS. We further appreciate the suggestions, ideas, and opinions shared with us.

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2021 CABS Meeting Policies - COVID-19 Response

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, in an effort to provide a safe environment to our members, CABS will resume indoor meetings beginning July 10, 2021, with the following restrictions:

To attend an indoor meeting at CABS, you must:
1) Sign the “Infectious Disease Waiver 2021” verifying that you understand risks involved with meeting in person;
2) Provide proof of full vaccination against COVID-19 (at least two weeks prior to the current date, photo of vaccination card is acceptable); and
3) Wear your member badge while attending, with a vaccination verification sticker displayed.

If you don't have your proof of vaccination or forget your member badge with the verification sticker, you will be asked to wear a mask while indoors. If you're not able to wear a mask while indoors we request that you do not attend indoor CABS meetings at this time.

Additionally,
4) While you may drink beverages, food may not be eaten indoors at CABS until further notice.
5) Hours will be limited: Friday meetings, 3-9 PM, Saturday meetings, Noon-9pm

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Members who are unwilling or unable to sign the waiver or wear a mask may ask a board member to check out a game for them, but they may not remain on-site. Guests will be asked to sign the waiver and provide proof of vaccination (at least two weeks prior to the current date, photo of vaccination card is acceptable), or will be expected to wear a mask while visiting.


Board Game Challenge for 2018

2018-01-05

Introducing the first annual CABS Board Game Challenge for 2018: Seize the moment this year to complete each of the 30 challenges. You'll find yourself playing all sorts of games from the brand new to the tried and true. Like the 10x10 Board Game Challenge, this is also a great activity for families to work on together. There's even another 12 categories for the overly competitive gamer who MUST COMPLETE THEM ALL. On-going details will be listed under "Events." Watch for celebration of CABS members who complete the challenge before the annual meeting in December!


Printable PDF: 2018CABS_BoardGameChallenge.pdf

Downloadable Google Docs Spreadsheet:https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1ci8UG_iPbcVEFCfDOjPl293AB_OgI4Sv1x2cUHQjeuw/edit?usp=sharing


Buckeye Game Fest Organization Split

2018-01-01

Effective Jan 1, 2018 we have split off the operation and financial management of CABS yearly gaming convention BuckeyeGameFest into a separate organization. CABS will continue to support BGF by providing the CABS Game Library, but daily operations will be managed by a separate board of directors. This organization split will give us a lot of flexibility to growing BGF into an even bigger and better convention and we are excited for the future. Keep an eye on the BGF website @ http://buckeyegamefest.com or follow them on social media @ https://facebook.com/BuckeyeGameFest or https://twitter.com/BuckeyeGameFest to stay up to date with this year's convention plans.


CABS News 2017-1-28

2017-01-28

Proposed CABS Charter Amendments
(Note that this information is relevant to 2017 CABS members only.)

Enumerated below are two proposed CABS Charter amendments. These amendments require a vote by quorum of CABS Membership in order to be implemented. Date of said vote will be 3/17/17- details will be announced later. Here is a link to CABS' current charter: http://cabsgamers.org/images/CABS_Charter_Oct_2014.pdf. These proposed amendments, along with a copy of the CABS' current charter will also be posted on the bulletin board at CABS.

Proposed Amendment #1:
Article VI Executive Board
Section 6 Quorum
Old:
A quorum of the Executive Board shall be a two thirds of sitting Board Members.
New:
A quorum of the Executive Board shall be a majority of sitting Board Members. If less than two thirds of Board Members are present at a meeting, the number of votes required to pass a motion (except procedural motions involved in the conduct of the meeting) shall be the greater of:
(A) The number of votes ordinarily required to pass such motion, or
(B) The number of votes that would be required if two thirds of the Members were present and voting.
(Synopsis: Board can now still meet with only 3 members, rather the needing 4 members. A vote passing a motion still requires at least 3 "yes" votes, or a majority of sitting board members.)

Proposed Amendment(s) #2:
REPLACE Article VII.1.H with the following:
Conventions Board Member (2 positions)
1. Serve as a voting member of the Board of Directors of BUCKEYE GAME FESTIVALS LLC.
2. Regularly report to the CABS Executive Board regarding convention business.
3. Appointees to this position are subject to approval by the Board of BUCKEYE GAME FESTIVALS LLC.
4. These offices shall not be held by the President of CABS.
(Synopsis: CABS wants to maintain a minority interest on the Board of the new organization. IRS rules limits CABS Board Members to 2 positions on the new organization and the president of CABS is excluded from consideration.)

STRIKE Article VIII.3.
(Synopsis: Conventions committee is no longer needed under the new organization structure.)

STRIKE Articles VII.1.I.2 and VII.1.I.6.
(Synopsis: Conventions committee will no longer exist under the new organization structure.)

STRIKE Article VII.1.G.7.
(Synopsis: Promotion of conventions would no longer be a responsibility of Communications Director.)

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It's 2017! Time to member up!

See below for the new 2017 rates. What a bargain!
If you have not joined or renewed your membership by now, you should be paying the $5 door fee. All this gaming goodness doesn't just magically happen... it costs money, people.
Remember, as always, first time guests get in for free!
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Kickstarter Announcement from Nothing Now Games!

All 3 of these games are designed by CABS members, not to mention that NNG is a game company owned by CABS members.
Next up for our company are a set of three family friendly card games now live on Kickstarter!
Each game plays in under 30 minutes -
Panic! by James Ernest, Greg Parsons and Mick Sullivan, is an exciting 2 to 8 player game, with three rule sets in which you attempt to manipulate the commodities market and make more money than your fellow billionaires.
Journey of the Emperor by Jonathan Dersch, is a relaxing 2 to 5 player game where you attempt to please the Emperor and guests during the Qingming festival by creating journeys from the Castle to the Sea.
Perspective of Mirrors by William Baldwin, is a strategic 2 to 4 player game where you take on the role of an intelligence director and utilize assets and espionage to manipulate the playfield to complete your missions and score points.
We are offering all three games for $30! Or if you prefer any 2 for $25, or one for $15.
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Boardgame Cafe at the Upper Arlington Library

Come to the Lane Road Library to hang out, play boardgames, enjoy coffee & tea, and meet new friends! Open to boardgamers of all ages.
Where: Lane Road Library - 1945 Lane Road, Upper Arlington, OH 43202
When: Thursday, February 9: 6-8:30PM
Find out more about this event at ualibrary.org or by calling 614-459-0273.
(Note that this is not a CABS sponsored event. If you are planning on attending this event, feel free to get some CABS' biz cards and brochures to take with you to spread the word about CABS.)
CABS MEMBER RATES FOR 2017! See below:

Full Year AfterOrigins After BGF
Adult $60 $40 $20

Add'l $30 $20 $10
Adult

Youth(13+) $15 $10 $5

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WHAT IS CABS PLAYING?
We play games. We love games. We know games. We need to to get the word out. Record your plays on the CABS' Geeklist and tell the world what we're playing. CABS is the largest non-profit boardgaming club in the world and game players/designers/publishers care what we think. It doesn't take much time, just record the play. Read my snarky comments. Or you could write a funny little anecdote to go with your entry. Even better! Go here: https://boardgamegeek.com/geeklist/221035/games-played-2017-01-28-cabs-meeting


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CABS Help Wanted
CABS is looking for a volunteer for the position of promotions director- someone to get the word out about CABS and the great stuff we do! If interested, please email: cabs.board@gmail.com.
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CABS Lost & Found
A little girl's bracelet was found in the women's room at MOSSL after the last meeting. IF you think it might be yours or someone you know, look for Peter Stein on Saturday or the next time you're at the club. Or email me at AttackPeter@aol.com.

Upcoming Meetings & Events
Friday meetings officially open at 3pm. Saturday meetings open at 10am. All meetings officially close at midnight but frequently stay open later.


1/28(Saturday)
>normal meeting hours
>food truck is Dan's Deli featuring Joe "Grill Monkey" Miller

2/3(Friday)
>normal meeting hours
>"grown-ups" only, 13+ years old only
>CABS Board meeting 6:30pm

2/11(Saturday)
>normal meeting hours

2/17(Friday)
>normal meeting hours

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Picture from a recent CABS Meeting! Click on the photo below to check out the CABS gallery:


CABS News 2016/7/9

2016-07-07

A Farewell.
It is with a heavy heart that we note the passing of longtime and much loved CABS memberDeb Rileyon July 3rd, 2016.The memorial service will be held Saturday July 23, 2016 at North Congregational United Church of Christ, 2040 Henderson Rd. Columbus Ohio.
Choir Gathers: 2:30p
Visitation: 3:00
Service: 4:00
Drum Circle after the service.

Everyone please keep Tim and the Riley family in your thoughts during this time. Let us remember the smiles and warmth Deb always brought to CABS. Goodbye Deb.
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Event submission for BGF 2016 is now open!

Just like last year we've set up a Google Form for you to submit your event ideas. We'd love to hear what events you'd like to see at Buckeye Game Fest, even more so if you're willing to run them.

This year we will also be extending those who are not current CABS members the opportunity to receive free badges by running events. We are still working on finalizing exactly what the requirements for that will be. If you are interested, please go ahead and submit your events via the form, then send an e-mail to bgfcommittee@googlegroups.com.

Event submission will be open through July 15th, so please give us your event ideas! Use this link to the submission form:

http://goo.gl/forms/njQhKFcYxY

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Wanna Play Games at COSI?
COSI After Dark is a series of age 21+ events. They are the first Thursday of every month from5:30-10:00pmand each one has a unique theme. The theme for July is “Games”! In the spirit of that theme, COSI is turning their atrium into a "Game Cafe" for the July 7th COSI After Dark event. Are you interested in teaching and playing games at this event in exchange for free admission? We still could use a couple more last minute volunteers! Email communications@cabsgamers.org. Represent for CABS!


CABS News 2016-6-15

2016-06-13

Event submission for BGF 2016 is now open!Just like last year we've set up a Google Form for you to submit your event ideas. We'd love to hear what events you'd like to see at Buckeye Game Fest, even more so if you're willing to run them.This year we will also be extending those who are not current CABS members the opportunity to receive free badges by running events. We are still working on finalizing exactly what the requirements for that will be. If you are interested, please go ahead and submit your events via the form, then send an e-mail to bgfcommittee@googlegroups.com.

Event submission will be open for at least a month, so please give us your event ideas! Use this link to the submission form:

http://goo.gl/forms/njQhKFcYxY

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Wanna Play Games at COSI?
COSI After Dark is a series of age 21+ events. They are the first Thursday of every month from5:30-10:00pmand each one has a unique theme. The theme for July is “Games”! In the spirit of that theme, COSI is turning their atrium into a "Game Cafe" for the July 7th COSI After Dark event. Are you interested in teaching and playing games at this event in exchange for free admission? If so, email communications@cabsgamers.org. Represent for CABS!
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Pictures from June 3, 2016! Click on a photo to go to CABS gallery:






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Message from CABS Librarian:Hey Cabbies! Help us find these games. If you have any of these and are going to Origins 2016 please bring them to the Board Room so that they are available for play.

MISSING:
Chateau Roquefort
Caverna: The Cave Farmers
Mystery of the Abbey
Concordia
Dominion
Arcadia Quest
Cacao
Templar Intrigue
The Game
Wizards

CHECKED OUT:
Dead of Winter
Gravwell
Dimension
20th Century Limited

Upcoming Meetings & Events
Friday meetings officially open at 3pm. Saturday meetings open at 10am. All meetings officially close at midnight but frequently stay open later.

6/15 - 6/19(Wednesday - Sunday)
>CABS Board Room at Origins 2016!


6/25(Saturday)
>normal meeting hours
>CABS Design Group 12noon

>food truck isHoly Taco!

7/1(Friday)
>normal meeting hours

7/9(Saturday)
>normal meeting hours
>CABS board meeting 6:30pm
>food truck is Dan's Deli featuring Joe "Killah Grillah" Millah!


7/15(Friday)
>normal meeting hours

>food truck isHoly Taco!
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Message from CABS Secretary to all CABS members: There is some sort of glitch in the badge printing software. If you are a CABS member and have not yet received a CABS badge, please email cabs.board@gmail.com and let us know. Thanks!

New Games!


Smugglers

Waah waah waaaaah... Wait until ORIGINS!

Also, CABS is getting an additional cabinet! So that's something.


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