About Us

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Fun traditions and Fierce Competition

Founded in 2006, the Windy City Weasels are one of the most active Diplomacy leagues in North America. We are known for our fierce competition, strong traditions, upstanding character, and the propensity for Turkey to open to Armenia. 

League Play

The Windy City Weasels average 1-2 games per month. Each player’s best scores contribute towards their league standings within a year long season. The top seven dues-paying Weasels at the end of a season qualify for the Weasel Royale club championship game and the Weasel of the Year award.

Nationally Acclaimed tournament

The Windy City Weasel’s signature tournament, Weasel Moot is a North American Diplomacy Federation recognized event and among the most respected Diplomacy tournaments in the country. Weasel Moot has been a two time host of the World Diplomacy Championship.

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Become a member today!

Your support is essential to the continued success of the Windy City Weasels.  Dues paying Weasels are eligible for club awards, can qualify for the Weasel Royale club championship game, may vote in club elections and run for office, receive discounted fees for Windy City Weasel tournaments, and help to offset the costs of the Windy City Weasel Meetup site and website. 

Dues are paid annually. Standard membership is $30. Student membership is discounted to $15. Help support the club, pay your dues today!

$30

Standard membership

  • Eligible for awards and championship ​
  • Vote in club elections
  • Discounted tournament fees
  • Offset Meetup and website fees

$15

Student membership

  • Eligible for awards and championship
  • Vote in club elections
  • Discounted tournament fees
  • Offset Meetup and website fees

Frequently asked questions

We play the second Wednesday of each month at the Red Lion Lincoln Square in Ravenswood (not to be confused with the Red Lion Pub in Lincoln Park). We also play games at a variety of locations across town such as the Chicago Cultural Center, the Chicago Athletic Association, game stores, and member’s homes.

We play the second Wednesday of each month at the Red Lion Lincoln Square in Ravenswood (not to be confused with the Red Lion Pub in Lincoln Park). We also play games at a variety of locations across town such as the Chicago Cultural Center, the Chicago Athletic Association, game stores, and member’s homes.

We play the second Wednesday of each month at the Red Lion Lincoln Square in Ravenswood (not to be confused with the Red Lion Pub in Lincoln Park). We also play games at a variety of locations across town such as the Chicago Cultural Center, the Chicago Athletic Association, game stores, and member’s homes.

No. We encourage everyone to sign up on our Meetup site because it makes it easier for us, but you can always just email us at wcwsneak@gmail.com. We look forward to seeing you!

Absolutely not, we love new players! Send us a message on Meetup or email us at wcwsneak@gmail.com and we’ll arrange a quick walk through of the rules prior to the game. New league players are eligible for the Amanda Baumgartner Rookie of the Year award. 

If you’d like a quick overview of the rules to help you prepare for your first game, check out our Introduction to Diplomacy

In Diplomacy, your success hinges not on the luck of the dice, but your cunning and cleverness. Each player represents one of the seven “Great Powers of Europe” in the years prior to World War I.

Check out our Introduction to Diplomacy for the basics of the game. 

Dues are paid annually. Your support is essential to the continued success of the Windy City Weasels. Standard membership is $30. Student membership is discounted to $15. Help support the club, pay your dues here!

Two time Weasel Royale winner Matt Sundstrom used the “Crimean Crusher” opening in which Turkey sends its army in Smyrna to Armenia in Spring 1901 so frequently the club nicknamed the opening the “Sundstrom Opening.” Sundstrom argues that this opening is the strongest opening for Turkey from a pure game theory standpoint. The Weasels use this opening far more often than is typically seen elsewhere.

Our Members say

"I would trust these people with my mortgage payment - but not to support me into Belgium!"
Chris Martin
Three Time Alpha Weasel
"The reason why that happened was a trust issue."
Cori Neslund
Club Member
"What I did was in no way reasonable."
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Ali Adib
Club Member
"Turkey should move Smyrna to Armenia."
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Common Weasel Saying
Everyone But The Player Who Drew Russia