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Stir Trek Event Thursday


Stir Trek is Coming to CABS!  An Extra Night of Gaming!
Stir Trek is a local software development conference in its 7th year of being hosted in Columbus.  This year Stir Trek has partnered with CABS to host a gaming night at the CABS venue on Thursday, April 30th from 6pm-11pm. This special event is open to CABS members and non-members alike. We are working on organizing a food truck for the night but nothing is confirmed yet so plan accordingly. We look forward to seeing you April 30th at CABS.

International Tabletop Day is FREE!


Games for the PEOPLE! In observation and celebration of International Tabletop Day, CABS is waving the non-member door fee for the 4/11 meeting. Come and game it up with CABS for FREE!!!

Pandemic Party at CABS!


Pandemic Party at CABS!

Play games and fight Ebola by coming out to CABS on Saturday April 11th. We'll be teaching and playing Pandemic, Pandemic: the Cure, and Pandemic: Contagion starting at Noon. This is a free event, but we will be taking donations to benefit Doctors without Borders in their fight against Ebola in Africa. So far, over $50,000 has been raised at Pandemic Parties across the globe, and we're hoping to add even more to that total.  Even more details at:

So, celebrate International TableTop Day by heading out to CABS to play games and fight Ebola!

WBNS 10TV plans to promote this upcoming event on the on-air Community Calendar the week of April 6 – 12. This event will be mentioned once a day for a week inside one of their newscasts. So it will be heard and seen by tens of thousands of viewers. Event information will also be posted on the 10TV Community Calendar website.

Call for Origins Volunteers


Board Room volunteer signups will begin on on Friday 3/20. Kristin Genchi will be available at the March Madness meetings both 3/20 and 3/21 to take registrations. Volunteers will be required to work a 6hour shift. Volunteer duties will include checking games in and out, as well as assisting with game giveaways. If you cannot attend the March madness meeting then beginning Friday 3/20 4pm you can sign up by emailing Shifts will be assigned on a "first signed up, first served" basis.

Buckeye Game Fest dates confirmed!


It's official. Buckeye Game Fest 2015 will take place September 10-13, 2015, at the lovely Crowne Plaza Columbus North - the same hotel as last year. CABS is hoping to expand our offering of events for this year's BGF, so if you have an idea for a game event you would like to host, start planning now. Mark your calendars and stay tuned for more details as they become available at

New Additions for Library


Special thanks to Days of Wonder for the new copies of several versions of Ticket to Ride, Small World, Mystery of the Abbey, etc. This is part of our on-going effort to "refresh" the library with newer copies of favorite games. If you notice games in the library that are in need of updating or refresh, please let a board member know.

Also, thanks to Stonemaier Games for their donation of a new copy of the second printing of Viticulture.

Five Tribes was also purchased for the library using proceeds from the consignment store at Buckeye Game Fest.

Executive Board Schedule Change


Due to events planned for Jay Tummelson's visit, the Executive Board's monthly business meeting originally scheduled for Nov. 7 has been moved to Saturday, Nov. 1 at 6pm.

BGF 2014 Survey


It's time for our 3rd annual post-Buckeye Game Fest survey! We would like to hear from all our newsletter subscribers whether you attended BGF or not. This should take about 20 minutes to complete for those of you that attended, and around 2-3 minutes if you did not. Either way, your feedback is important to us in continuing to develop BGF! Responses are anonymous and will be aggregated for a report to the Executive Board and Convention Director. The survey will remain open until at least Nov. 1.

Please click here to take the survey!

Proposed Charter and Amendment Passed


The proposed charter and amendment were both ratified by the membership at the Oct. 11 meeting. The new charter will take effect immediately. The Executive Board (previously known as the Board of Directors) will be appointing officers, including the newly created positions of Facilities Director, Events Director, and Technology Director, at the next monthly business meeting on Nov. 8. Members interested in holding an office should contact the Board at

CABS Seeking Laptop Donations


The Technology Committee is seeking new or used laptops in good condition to update and expand the network we rely upon at conventions. If you have one or more laptops you would like to donate, please contact

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