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Whisk Element
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Hi,

I'm new, obviously. I recently moved to an area where I don't know any geeks, and would like to see if there are any around. I found the map locator, which appears useful if I were in the US. Is there any way to search for gamers by location other than that? Either individuals or gaming groups? If it's relevant, I'm in Costa Rica.

Thanks!
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You can use your flag. Click on the flag icon next to your username and it will show all the users that have set the same country as you.
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To expand on J's suggestion:

These are some of the most active users from your area.

This is the old South American forum

This is the new guild system - currently Costa Rica is not represented. Perhaps you could create a guild for it and invite your fellow Costa Rican Geeks to join
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Whisk Element
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Thanks to both of you very much...very helpful!
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Luis Paulino Mora Lizano
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And of course, you can contact us.

Look also for Juegos de Mesa Costa Rica in Facebook.

Costa Rica has a guild on BGG (www.boargamegeek.com/guild/440), but none of us is really active on it.

See you gaming...
 
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jmilum wrote:
You can use your flag. Click on the flag icon next to your username and it will show all the users that have set the same country as you.


Am of course not sure about Costa Rica, but clicking your flag is rather unhelpful! Even in a small country as the Netherlands I don't want to travel many hours by public transport to game, I would love it if there would be a feature that you can actually search for people near you, based on map coordinates. We have been promised this feature for several years now and it does not seem to be coming!
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Aenea wrote:
Am of course not sure about Costa Rica, but clicking your flag is rather unhelpful! Even in a small country as the Netherlands I don't want to travel many hours by public transport to game, I would love it if there would be a feature that you can actually search for people near you, based on map coordinates. We have been promised this feature for several years now and it does not seem to be coming!


Once you've clicked the flag, there are fields to filter by state and/or city.
 
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col_w wrote:
Aenea wrote:
Am of course not sure about Costa Rica, but clicking your flag is rather unhelpful! Even in a small country as the Netherlands I don't want to travel many hours by public transport to game, I would love it if there would be a feature that you can actually search for people near you, based on map coordinates. We have been promised this feature for several years now and it does not seem to be coming!


Once you've clicked the flag, there are fields to filter by state and/or city.


Yes well, we don't really have states, we have provinces and because it's not important in the Netherlands to actually state the province anywhere in your address most people don't here so that is not useable...

Then the city thing, I live in a small village surrounded by lots of other small villages and several cities, I would love to just say 5km distance and that BGG sorts it out for me just like it can with US postal codes!

 
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Latitude and longitude has been suggested.
 
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Re: How can I use BGG to connect with other geeks?
Tall_Walt wrote:
Latitude and longitude has been suggested.


That would be awesome indeed!
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