Last Tuesday saw the relaunch of Game Over; a recurring community event where people can get together to play video, card, and board games that first began back in 2012. This time around, Game Over is being hosted by GoBe Groups (a mobile app designed for organizing and discovering in-person events), and is currently scheduled to run weekly at Warehouse XI in Somerville every Tuesday night starting at 6:00pm (although the crowd seemed to start growing more around 7:00).
Warehouse XI isn’t the easiest location to spot inside Union Square since it’s between a gap in storefronts, but thankfully they had a sign!
Danielle and I went to the relaunch last week and had a nice time playing Star Fox 64 followed by several rounds of Jenga with some new friends. Judging from this week, the event does need to grow a bit more to better justify the cover charge ($10), but considering Boston’s ever-growing community of gaming enthusiasts of all kinds, the event is sure to find its footing alongside the Bit Fests, BosFIGs, and other gaming conventions and events going on.
Some of our favorite local game vendors have gotten involved with the event as well; including Eureka Puzzles and Games in Coolidge Corner, and High Energy Vintage in Teele Square! Many thanks to them, as well as Knight Moves and Cantina La Mexicana for helping to stock the event with plenty of games, food, and fun!
For weekly updates on Game Over; you can check out their Facebook page.