The Twin Cities' premier wargame and boardgame group since 1982 (Frick saw an ad in Avalon Hill's The General by local wargamer legend Frank...said, let's meet and form a club). We play every Friday at The Source, located at the northwest corner of Skillman Avenue and West Snelling Drive in Roseville (just south of Highway 36, across from HarMar Mall, next to Erik’s Bike Shop): 2057 Snelling Avenue, 55113, (651) 645-0386.
What we play: Anything with a board – econ, trains, ameritrash, heavy euros and light euros -- but we LOVE wargames! What we are currently hot about: First Minnesota's Favorite Wargame
New to wargaming? Start here Wargame/Wargaming Grasshopper, Noob, Rookie, Padawan List
Do I have to be a member to show up?
Absolutely not. Anyone is welcome, anytime. If you decide to join, cool: cost is under a $1/month.
Alright, I’ll check it out. What time?
Every Friday, folks are setting up games as early as 11:00 a.m. but many filter in and out throughout the afternoon and on into the evening. Average attendance is 30 to 40. Some are planned games, but many are pickups springing up throughout the day/night. Just check out our weekly I WANT TO PLAY thread -- post what you want to play and you'll get a game. Guaranteed!
What's an average Friday night look like?
Check out one of our GAAR recaps (Gordy's After Action Report) below. They're posted pretty much every Saturday, first thing in the morning.
1st Minn Game Collections
Collectively, we own many games. A lot. Tons. See who owns what, and what they're looking to play: https://boardgamegeek.com/guild/collection/875?own=1
LINKS OF INTEREST
1st Minn Member Profiles: https://boardgamegeek.com/thread/1511036/1st-mn-profiles-matching-avatars-names-and-faces
1st Minn Blog: Volley Fire: https://boardgamegeek.com/blog/5381
History of our Namesake: https://archive.org/stream/historyoffirstre00minn#page/n7/mode/2up and https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1st_Minnesota_Volunteer_Infantry
We're famous! Games containing a 1st MN counter: https://boardgamegeek.com/geeklist/190613/games-containing-1st-mn-counter
Toys for Tots 2015 https://boardgamegeek.com/thread/1488762/toys-tots-2015-1st-mn
Recent Club History https://boardgamegeek.com/thread/1904943/happy-holidays-1st-mn-growth-club-membershipactivi