The Weekly Weasel — Week of May 6

Here’s the latest news from the Weasels.
When You Wish upon a Tsar
Everything went according to plan for Sam Bassett in Game No. 211 last week at the Red Lion. That was the problem. Check out the game report to see what went wrong and who topped the board.

Brawl Stars
We’ve updated the standings in our inaugural Bar Room Brawl series through last week’s game. Each player’s best three bar games count for score. At the end of the series, the top seven finishers, regardless of membership status, will duke it out in a championship game at the Red Lion.

Diplomacy Night
When I was a kid, Wednesday was Prince Spaghetti Day. Remember those commercials? These days, Wednesday is Diplomacy Night. We’re following up last week’s game with a hybrid bar/house game at my place in Little Italy this Wednesday and another tilt at the Red Lion next Wednesday. The game at my house is in honor of special guest Alex Amann, who will be in town for a long weekend.

Weasel Moot VII
Weasel Moot is only 46 days away. The dates are June 22-23, and we’ll be playing at the Holiday Inn in west suburban Willowbrook. Preregistration is now open and will save you $5, $2 if you’re a student. You can preregister through PayPal via a link and find more information here, and participate in general kibitzing on Facebook.

Dues Are Due
Your 2013 membership dues are now due. Once again, we’re charging $25 for the calendar year, $10 for students. Paid-up members receive a discount at Weasel Moot, get first crack at all our game openings, and are eligible for our annual Weasels club awards and to compete in the Weasel Royale club championship game. Your dues help pay for our annual club awards, the Meetup site, our website, and other club activities. Help us out by paying your dues today. Nineteen Weasels (thanks, Josh!) have paid up so far! Use the PayPal link online or give your dues to a Sneak member.

Upcoming Games

  • May 8 at Jim O’Kelley’s home in Little Italy, beginning at 6:45 p.m. until no later than 11. Have seven; standbys welcome.
  • May 15 at the Red Lion in Lincoln Square, beginning at 7 p.m. until no later than 11. Have two.
Sign up for games at the website, on Meetup, or by emailing your faithful War Weasel (which is now Nate Cockerill,

Important Dates

  • June 22-23: The seventh annual Weasel Moot. Hroom, hroom.
That’s all for this week. See you next week.


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