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MM 070409: Games All a-board
« on: April 09, 2007, 03:12:46 am »
Games: all a-board!
by najiah najib

MANY would think that with the rise of fancy gadgets and online networking, board games are a thing of the past.

If you’re one of them, then step into MySciFiFan Outpost at Cineleisure Damansara and be enlightened.

Officially launched last month as a hobby centre-cum-movie cafe, the Outpost offers tons of board games, not just for your buying pleasure but to play in-house as well.

“Wednesdays are our designated Board Games Day.

From 8pm to 10pm, patrons would come in and play whatever board games that are available at the store.

They are also encouraged to bring in their own board games so others can learn to play those as well,” said Outpost manager Richard Chua.

The Outpost schedules a board game party every month.

This is merely to allow board game fanatics to gather and mingle, and also to introduce new games.

Board game parties are also held for children, but only upon request, added Chua.

“Here, Mondays are dedicated to Comic Super Heroes where fans meet up to discuss or trade their comic books.

Tuesdays are for Sci-fiTV series, such as Battlestar Galactica, Stargate, Babylon 5 and the like.

“Thursdays are reserved for Star Trek, where ‘Trekkies’ get together and talk Trekkie stuff.

On Fridays, we have anything and everything on Star Wars.”

On weekends, Transformers fans or fans of other anime cartoon series would gather on Saturdays while Sundays are left to be free and easy, unless there are workshops held at the Outpost, said Chua.

MySciFiFan was initially established in 2000 as an e-mail discussion group for genre fans and has since expanded to offl ine fan gatherings throughout the years.

Aside from board games, the Outpost is also the official venue for most of MySciFiFan events and activities which include costume play (cosplay), collectible swaps and theme parties.

In addition to the workshops by MySciFiFan costuming experts, the Outpost also hosts workshops by the Selangor and Federal Territory Plastic Modelers’ Society on painting miniature figurines, weathering vehicles and plaster building, as well as modeling clinics for general help and assistance to modelers.

(c) 2007 The Malay Mail

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MM 070409: Games All a-board
« Reply #1 on: April 09, 2007, 04:26:09 pm »
Nice place, really. so when we having our next meetup there?