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Interesting Facts About The Board Room

2014-06-26

It's still a bit of a "slow news week" as we recover from Origins, so here are some fun facts about how the weekend went.

2,803 game checkouts were logged during the convention. With the Board Room library open for a total of 63 hours, that means our volunteers checked out on average 44 games per hour, or about one game every 1.36 minutes.

The CABS library started the convention with 853 titles, and ended the convention with about 100 more than that! 550 unique game titles were checked out at least once during the con, meaning that well over half our library was played by somebody over the 5 days. The Top 5 most checked out games at the convention were:

Splendor - 61 Trains - 37 Kingdom Builder - 25 Terra Mystica -22 Rampage / Machi Koro / Fairy Tale - 21

Also, we forgot to mention a couple of library donors in last week's e-mail! Many thanks to Derpy Games and Jeff & Carla Horger for their donations to the library.


Second Game Night at Shadowbox July 16

2014-06-26

On Wednesday, July 16, CABS will host its second Bring Your Own Game night at Shadowbox Live's Backstage Bistro. Our first event in May had more than 30 gamers show up, including many who are not CABS members.

These events are a great opportunity for CABS to promote itself to a new group of gamers, and a chance for CABS members to enjoy some food and drink with their games!

More details on restaurant and bar discounts will be released once we have worked them out with Shadowbox.


Iello Games Seeking Origins Volunteers

2014-06-05

Iello Games, publisher of King of Tokyo and the redesign of Innovation, is seeking additional volunteers to help with Origins. If interested, please contact russell@iellogames.com and mention that you were referred by CABS.


32 Attend First CABS Game Night at Shadowbox

2014-06-05

The first Bring Your Own Game Night at Shadowbox Live's Backstage Bistro welcomed 32 gamers on June 28. Free raffle prizes included boardgames and pairs of tickets to Shadowbox Live's evening shows. About 1/4th of the attendees were not current CABS members and the event gave us a great opportunity to introduce our club to a new audience.

Thanks to Kristin Genchi, CABS member, and Brandon Anderson, Shadowbox Assistant Director of Operations, for all their help! The second CABS Game Night will be hosted at Shadowbox on Thursday, July 10.


Columbus Dispatch Seeking Catan Qualifier Participants

2014-06-05

CABS has been approached by a writer for the Columbus Dispatch who would like to talk with anyone participating in the Catan World Championship Qualifiers at Origins. If you're interested, please e-mail cabs.board@gmail.com with the contact information you would like passed along to the writer.


Summer Sale for Non-Member Day Fees

2014-06-05

The Board of Directors voted at last week's meeting to start a Summer Sale for non-member day fees. Starting with the June 21 meeting until Buckeye Game Fest, the day fee for non-members is reduced to $5 from the previous $10.


Board Room at Origins Next Week!

2014-06-05

CABS will not hold regular meetings this week or next week in preparation for running the Board Room at Origins. We will be loading the game cabinets onto the truck destined for the Greater Columbus Convention Center starting at 9am. All volunteers to assist in this effort, both at the CABS meeting location (from roughly 9am-10am) and at the convention center (from roughly 10:30am to noon) on Wednesday, July 11, are greatly appreciated.


Last meeting before Origins this weekend

2014-05-29

Our regular meeting on Saturday, May 31 is our last regular meeting before Origins. Please remember to return any library games you may have taken off-site so that they will be available for Board Room patrons at the convention.


Board of Directors Meeting May 31

2014-05-26

The Board of Directors will hold its second May meeting at 6pm during the Saturday, May 31 meeting. Primary agenda items are continued discussion of the new proposed club charter, as well as preparations for Origins. All CABS members are invited to attend.


Memorial Day Picnic This Weekend

2014-05-26

The annual CABS Memorial Day Picnic will take place during meeting time this Saturday. CABS will supply paper plates, napkins, and utensils... all you need to bring is the food! Salad, snacks, appetizers... anything you can bring will be appreciated. A small outdoor charcoal grill will be available for burgers, hot dogs, and the like.


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