Game Openings: Summer Dippin!

Season 5 is winding down. After next week’s 100th game celebration, you’ll have four more chances to play yourself into the Weasel Royale (Sept. 11 at Dan Burgess’ home in Downers Grove). Take a look at these offerings, and sign up by commenting below or responding to the Meetup invitation.

Weasel Pyle V!

Eric Brown will once again host our season-ending Diplomacy event. Join us for Diplomacy plus the Season 5 awards ceremony, Sneak elections, and the announcement of the 2010 Weasel Royale field.
When: August 14 at 11 a.m.
Where: Eric Brown’s home in Wayne.
What: Up to three boards of Diplomacy and all kinds of other fun. This year, Eric is planning to give away Weasel Pyle V keepsakes as well as awards commemorating the day’s feats.
  1. Eric Brown
  2. Jim O’Kelley
  3. Adam Berey
  4. Nate Cockerill
  5. Amanda Baumgartner
  6. Peter Yeargin
  7. Matt Sundstrom
  8. Thom Comstock
  9. Christian MacDonald 
  10. Kurt Kugelberg
  11. Pete McNamara
  12. Aash Anand
  13. Sam Bassett
  14. Martin LeBreton
  15. Dan Burgess
  16. Grant Smith
  17. Tony Prokes
  18. Andrew Bartlein
  19. Christian Kline
  20. John Gramila
  21. Paul Pignotti


Diplomacy on the Magnificent Mile
Play Diplomacy in Chicago’s near north neighborhood.
When: June 12 at 11 a.m.
Where: Sam Bassett’s home in Chicago’s Near North neighborhood.
What: One board of Diplomacy. Food will be provided, but b.y.o.b.
  1. Sam Bassett
  2. Pete McNamara
  3. Ted McClelland
  4. Nate Cockerill
  5. John Gramila
  6. Scott Cheever
  7. Kurt Kugelberg

Standbys: Matt Sundstrom, Jim O’Kelley


Diplomacy with the Weasel of the Yeargin
White hot Peter Yeargin is hosting another game of Diplomacy. Sign up if you dare.
When: July 17 at 11 a.m.
Where: Peter Yeargin’s home in Chicago (Belmont and Sheffield)
What: One board of Diplomacy.
  1. Peter Yeargin
  2. May Ling Chong
  3. Matt Sundstrom
  4. Aash Anand
  5. Josh Kanto
  6. John Gramila
  7. Christian Kline


Diplomacy in Downers Grove

Consumate host Dan Burgess is at it again. Join him for hand-craft beer, kick-ass chili, Diplomacy in his networked conference rooms, and the usual shenanigans.
When: July 24 at 11 a.m.
Where: Dan Burgess’ home in Downers Grove.
What: One board of Diplomacy.
  1. Christopher M. Davis
  2. Amanda Baumgartner
  3. Kurt Kugelberg
  4. Aash Anand
  5. Sam Bassett
  6. Tony Prokes
  7. Pete McNamara

Standbys: Peter Yeargin, May Ling Chong

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This Post Has 22 Comments

  1. Aashirwad Viswanathan Anand

    I’d like to sign up for all three, if that’s possible.

  2. Jim O'Kelley

    Peter Yeargin’s game on July 17 is now full.

    Asshirwad, we can sign you up as a standby for that one and will add you to the July 24 and Aug. 14 games. Good to have you aboard!

  3. Aashirwad Viswanathan Anand

    Call me ‘Aash’ 🙂

  4. Jim O'Kelley

    Peter’s game is back open, but the last spot will go quickly…

  5. Thom Comstock

    I Want To ATTEND.

    CURRENTLY, though I have to work until at least 10:30am (maybe until Noon).

    The earliest I can arrive would be 11:00am.

    Probably the latest I could arrive would be 1pm.

    Giving you notice.


  6. Jim O'Kelley

    Peter’s game closed about 15 minutes after it reopened. We’re still looking for one more for Dan Burgess’ game in Downers Grove on July 24. Plenty of spots available for the Weasel Pyle on Aug. 14, but those will go quickly as we get closer.

  7. Samuel Bassett

    Please add me to July 24 and to Weasel Pyle V.

  8. Jim O'Kelley

    [quote]Please add me to July 24 and to Weasel Pyle V.[/quote]
    Done. Dan’s game is now full; we need one more to fill a second board at Eric’s.

  9. Jim O'Kelley

    The first two Pyle boards are full. Let’s start a third…

  10. Grant Smith

    I will plan to come for the Pyle, hopefully the Moot as well. Am I supposed to be able to sign myself up on that list?

  11. Jim O'Kelley

    [quote]Am I supposed to be able to sign myself up on that list?
    No. We don’t give edit rights to just anybody. 🙂

    We could use one more player for this Saturday’s game and also next Saturday’s game. Anyone?

  12. Jim O'Kelley

    John Gramila has signed on as our seventh for this Saturday’s game. Thanks, John!

  13. Jim O'Kelley

    And Christian Kline just stepped forward, so now all three of the players who asked to be replaced have been replaced. Weasels helping Weasels. Ain’t it great?

  14. Aashirwad Viswanathan Anand

    Is anyone in the Downer’s Grove game this weekend driving through Hyde Park, Downtown Chicago, or Elgin and willing to hitch me a ride to Wayne? Depending on where you’re driving through, I can make my way there through a combination of trains and buses, but the last stretch I believe (Elgin-Wayne) is definitely impossible by public transit.

  15. Aashirwad Viswanathan Anand

    In return, I promise a fruitful gamelong alliance.

  16. Jim O'Kelley

    I think you’re mixing up two different games. This weekend’s game is in Downers Grove; the Pyle on Aug. 14 is in Wayne.

    Downers Grove is not too difficult to reach by pt. You just have to plan accordingly. The Burlington Northern Metra line stops in downtown Downers Grove; I’m sure Dan can arrange to have you picked up there.

    Getting to the Pyle will be trickier, but if you can get close to one of their homes, one of the downtown Weasels will probably offer you a ride.

  17. Aashirwad Viswanathan Anand

    Ah. My bad! My offer still holds for the game in Elgin. But I think I should be able to make my way to Downer’s Grove fine.

  18. Jim O'Kelley

    Tony Prokes is in for the Pyle. Four spots left…unless Eric agrees to open a fourth board…

  19. Jim O'Kelley

    …And Tony Prokes will be our seventh on Saturday. Thanks, Tony!

  20. Jim O'Kelley

    Andrew Bartlein and Christian Kline have signed up for the Pyle. Only two spots left…

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