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As recently featured in the Boston Herald

Finding someone can be horrifically painful. But board games are always awesome. So what if you combined board games and searching for a partner?


Picture this: You sit down for a night of games. A gaming concierge walks you through several games over the course of the night. You play classics and have fun playing brand new games you've never heard of, playing each with a different group of people, getting a chance to meet some other fun singles. All while in a fun restaurant that serves adult beverages and breakfast for dinner. At the end of the night, you give your gaming concierge a list of the folks you met that you'd like to date and a list of those you met that you'd like to just hang out with as friends. If any two people put down the same name as each other in either column, then your gaming concierge will make sure you get each other's e-mail address and you can coordinate a time to hang out.


Best case scenario: You find true love, discover some awesome board games, and make some new friends.


Bad case scenario: You accomplish only one of those three things, which is still pretty great.


Worst case scenario: There will be alcohol.


Before you decide to buy tickets, a few basics we should cover:


1) All are welcome. Many have asked the average age of the attendees, and we have found that most of the participants have been in their 20s and early 30s. 


2) How many games we have and which ones we use will be based in part on how many people attend, so we can't tell you for sure what we'll have right now. But they will all be fun, light, easy-to-learn games, and include games from both the something-you-have-played-before category and the something-you-haven't-played-before category. No, they are not games focused on sparking conversation, but we have a hunch that over the course of a game together, you'll have a gut instinct about whether or not you'd want to date/hang out with someone all the same. 


Below are the events we have coming up (we should note that those links will each take you

to the BoardGame Speed Dating website which is where we sell our tickets)...

February 26th- The Friendly Toast in Cambridge, MA - Men & Women

March 12th- Trident Booksellers & Cafe in Boston, MA - Men & Women​

March 25th - The Friendly Toast in Cambridge, MA - Men & Women


April 23rd - Trident Booksellers & Cafe in Boston, MA - All Women

Don't see something that works for you, but still want to attend? Sign up for the BoardGame Empire mailing list where we send out one e-mail a month letting you know about any new upcoming events we create, including board game speed dating nights.


Do see something that works? Then buy a ticket already!

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