The Weekly Weasel — Week of Nov. 12

Here’s the latest news from the Weasels.
Bring a Friend to the Red Lion
It looks like we’re certain to have one board for Wednesday’s bring-a-friend event at the Red Lion, but we’re shooting for two. We have two first-time players signed up and another beginner, so while you don’t HAVE to bring a friend, it’s a good opportunity to do so. If we can get to 14, we’ll put the new players on one board to break them in gently. Make your plans to join us.

The Brawl Hits the Road
This season, we’re featuring a series within the league called the Barroom Brawl. Bar games will continue to count in the regular league standings, but we’ll also track them separately. At the end of the year, the top seven brawlers, based on best three bar games, will be invited to play in a championship game at the Red Lion, our sponsor for the event. Non-members will be eligible to participate.

On Nov. 28, West Suburban players will have an easy chance to get into the action, as we’re holding a Dip and Drinks event at Emmett’s Alehouse in downtown Downers Grove. It will be our first bar game in Downers Grove since Dec. 22 of last year, so take advantage of this opportunity.

Two More Needed for December Game at Dan’s
Prime Weasel Dan Burgess has a prime location for Diplomacy, and he’ll host another game of Diplomacy on Dec. 9, a Sunday. We currently have five players signed up, with Dan ready to serve as a seventh as a last resort. The last two spots should go quickly, so make your plans to join us for this rare Sunday game in the best venue in Chicagoland.

Game Openings

  • Nov. 14 at the Red Lion, beginning at 6:30 p.m until no later than 11. Need five more for the second board at this bring-a-friend event.
  • Nov. 28 at Emmett’s Alehouse in Downers Grove, beginning at 6:30 p.m. until no later than 11. Need five.
  • Dec. 9 at Dan Burgess’ home in Downers Grove, beginning at 11. Need two.
Sign up for games at the website, on Meetup, or by emailing your faithful War Weasel (which is now Nate Cockerill,
Important Dates
  • Nov. 14: Bring-a-friend event at the Red Lion.
  • Nov. 28: Dip and Drinks returns to Downers Grove.
That’s all for this week. See you next week!

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Find out more about an upcoming event or article, talk smack before a game, brag about your board top, or most likely, ask what on earth your fellow Weasels were thinking!

This Post Has One Comment

  1. Jim O'Kelley

    Three more games till our 200th. Right now, it’s looking like that game could take place at Dan’s on Dec. 9, which is another reason to sign up.

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