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A Gathering of Gamers (AGOG)

The Location:

Westin North Shore Hotel
601 N. Milwaukee Ave.
Wheeling, IL 60090

The 2019 Dates:

Start: Friday, January 25th at 3 pm
End: Sunday, January 27th at 3 pm

The Details:

Join us for a relaxing weekend of games and hospitality. Bigger than a house party, smaller than an RG; just hundreds of Chicago Area Mensa's games, plenty of tables, and well over a hundred friendly, albeit competitive, players. At AGOG, you can play all your favorite board and card games*, including Euro/German games as well as party games and classics, or bring your own to share with friends. Food and non-alcoholic beverages are provided throughout the weekend.

The Registration Rates & Deadlines:

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Adults (18 and over):

  • $55 through Saturday, Dec. 15th
  • $60 through Tuesday, Jan. 15th
  • $70 at the door

Youth (9 to 17):

  • $35 through Saturday, Dec. 15th
  • $40 through Tuesday, Jan. 15th
  • $50 at the door

Child (8 and under):

  • Free with Parental Supervision

(Please note that baby-sitting will not be offered)

Non-members: add $5 to the rates above.

Payment must be received by deadline to qualify for discount
   Age as of Friday, Jan. 25, 2019
   Includes admission to the Monthly Gathering on Saturday evening.
   Unaccompanied youths 12-17 must have a parent/guardian present at registration to sign the appropriate form.

Click here to register now! The registration page has all the instructions about registration. After Tuesday, January 15th, you can only register at the door — cash or check only.

Refunds – Cancellation and refund requests must be received by Tuesday, January 15th. Cancellation and refund requests received after that date will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis, based on circumstance and event viability.

If you do find a lower rate for Westin hotel online via travel websites or memberships which you may have such as AAA, please let the AGOG team know. When events result in more rooms being booked, it helps keep AGOG prices down by allowing us to negotiate space at a better rate, which benefits all the attendees as well.

The Hotel Rates:

Rooms at the Westin North Shore Hotel are available for a discounted rate of $89 per night through January 4th.
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The Contacts:

Questions? Post them on Facebook or e-mail../images/email-regular.s.gif the AGOG Chairs Casey C. and Jon & Karen G. You can also sign up for the AGOG-Notify mailing list to get e‑mail updates (no more than one a month, except during the 30 days prior to AGOG). To remove yourself from the list, just click on the same link and follow the instructions.

The Directions:

AGOG and the January Monthly Gathering will be held at the Westin-Chicago North Shore Hotel at 601 North Milwaukee Avenue in Wheeling. The hotel is located on the east side of Milwaukee and the main entrance is at the intersection of Milwaukee Avenue and Wolf Road (just south of Lake-Cook and north of Dundee Road).

Book your room today!New Tab The hotel is offering a AGOG room rate of $89 through Friday, January 4th. The rooms facing east enjoy a great view of the Forest Preserves. The hotel is located just west of the Des Plaines River and is steps away from the Des Plaines River Trail leading into the Potawatomi Woods Forest Preserve.

There’s plenty of free parking both on the north and the south side of the hotel. The south lot is closer to the meeting rooms.

The hotel offers a shuttle service from the nearby METRA stations. Please call them well in advance to arrange a pickup.

The Meals and Refreshments:

The following will be provided:

Friday: Dinner
Saturday: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
Sunday: Brunch
Around the Clock: Snacks, Beverages, etc.

The Past:

Check out the photos from AGOG 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011 or 2010.

The dates have been confirmed. The Monthly Gathering and AGOG are on the same weekend.
* Check out our list of games (which is missing a couple of oldies for which the BoardGameGeek has no entry) but we have over 375 games!

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