For anyone interested in playing some trading card games like Magic: the Gathering or strategy board games like Eclipse and Settlers of Catan, there’s a group of students on campus who get together every week to do just that. The Analog Game Club is a group of mostly Game Development and Game Art students (but students from all degree programs are welcome to join) who meet every week to play board, card, role-playing, and other classic analog games.
There’s usually about 10-15 students at each meeting, according to John O’Leske, the Structure of Game Production Associate Course Director and the club’s faculty advisor. Other common games played include Legend of the Five Rings, World of Warcraft Trading Cards, and board games like Dominion, Domaine, and Arkham Horror. If there’s something specific you’re interested in playing, let the group know and they’ll try to get it organized.
“The main goal of the club is to give students a place to play these games in an open and comfortable environment,” says John. “But another goal is to introduce people to games they normally would not ever play or see.”
The Analog Game Club meets every Wednesday or Thursday (the day alternates each week) night in FS3B-Room 304 from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. For more information about club activities, e-mail John at firstname.lastname@example.org.