Bay Area 18xx / SB-Boardgamers

Let’s play 18xx!


Second Monday of each month (first meeting 9 February 2009) starting at ~18:30hrs, and then every month after that.


  Yahoo! Inc.
  701 First Avenue
  Sunnyvale, CA 94089

Yahoo! corporate Cafeteria (“URLs”)/SB-Boardgamers. By the bye, we’re expecting multiple people from the North Bay (Layfayette/Oakland/etc) area. Carpooling is a likely possibility.


Depending on where you are coming from:

  • North on 101 to North Mathilda (just before 237 exit, go straight under the overpass and past Moffet on your left)


  • South on 101 to 237 then exit 237 immediately and turn left onto North Mathilda (go under the overpass)


  • West on 237 to North Mathilda (just before 101 exit, turn right onto North Mathilda when you see the blue cube at Moffet)


  • East on 237 to North Mathilda (right after 101 South exit, turn left under the overpass)


  • North on Mathilda to First St/Bordeaux (last light on the straight way)
  • Left on First St
  • Follow the curve to the right and turn into the Yahoo! parking lot
  • Park in Visitor Parking on either side
  • Walk away from the guard booth across the round-about
  • Go past the fountain and across the grassy quad
  • We play in the glass-fronted cafeteria on the other side of the quad


The idea is to play school-night friendly 18xx games (some of us have to get up in the morning!) but with a focus on teaching games and introducing new people to the 18xx hobby. To that end I’ve some games that can easily fit in an evening:

  • 1825 (Units 1, 2 and 3, all regionals and kits)
  • 1860
  • 1889 (we’ve been playing this a lot, great teaching/learning game!)
  • 18FL
  • 18Mex
  • 18Scan
  • 18TN

If you’ve games you’d like to play, please bring them! Coordination around what we’ll be playing, who will be attending etc should be done through the SB-Boardgamer‘s mailing list (they meet at the same time and place).