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Bimonthly game night brings fun, laughter to Grub Brothers

Pick a game, any game.

Then grab a drink, order a bite to eat and have some fun. That’s the standing invitation for anyone who shows up for game night at Grub Brothers on the first and third Wednesdays of the month. That’s tonight for anyone who wants to give it a try.

First organized by Washington game aficionados Stuart and Mandy Lannon in January, this open-to-all evening of fun offers a selection of more than 30 board and card games, ranging from old-school classics like Monopoly and Risk to newer games like Hive and Mysterium.

“We love board games and pretty much anytime we have friends over, we end up playing a board game,” Stuart said. “I just love the personal interaction you get from them. It’s always good laughs and a good time interacting with people.”

Participants are also welcome to BYOG (Bring Your Own Game).

Working out an arrangement with Grub Brothers, the pair began inviting friends to come to the restaurant on the first and third Wednesdays of each month. With a regular crowd developing, the arrangement proved to be mutually beneficial.

“Doing this brings (Grub Brothers) business, and we get a free place where we can come and set up and play games,” Stuart said.

While quite a few of the regular participants are local to Washington, the game night also draws players from Greenville as well. Regardless of one’s age, this is an excellent place to make friends, especially for people in the late 20s, early 30s demographic.

“It’s a good way to meet people, make friends and interact in a social way without just going to a bar to drink,” Stuart said. “Yes, we drink while we’re doing it, but we’re not just sitting at the bar drinking; it’s an activity.”

While learning the rules of a new board game may seem intimidating, a regular group of friendly game enthusiasts attends most sessions, helping ease difficulties for new players.

Taking place this evening in the upstairs of Grub Brothers from 6:15 to 9:30 p.m., this bimonthly gathering is open to all ages, but geared towards gamers 21 and older. With 6 p.m. being a difficult start time for some, participants are welcome to join in throughout the evening as schedules allow. To check out upcoming events, follow the Washington Board/Card Gamers group on Facebook or search “Game Night Washington NC.”