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A Gathering of Gamers (AGOG)

The Location:

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

The 2020 Dates:

Start: Friday, January 24th at 3 pm
End: Sunday, January 26th at 3 pm

The AGOG 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 Sunday, Dec. 15th
  • $60 through Wednesday, Jan. 15th
  • $70 at the door

Youth (9 to 17):

  • $35 through Sunday, Dec. 15th
  • $40 through Wednesday, 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. 24, 2020
   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.

Preregistration is now closed. However, you can still register at the door for AGOG — cash or check only. So please come join us.

Refunds – Cancellation and refund requests must have been received by Wednesday, 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.

The Hotel Rates:

Rooms at the Westin North Shore Hotel were available for a discounted rate of $108 per night through January 10th.
Call 1.847.777.6500  and ask the hotel to book a room for the “Chicago Area Mensa A Gathering of Gamers (AGOG)” group rate. However, if you’re calling after January 10th, don’t expect them to give you a discount. If you have any issues, please contact our Hotel Liaison  .

The Saturday Program:

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The Volunteers — Including YOU!

Enjoy that warm fuzzy feeling you get when you help out — it’s like a win! You can now sign up to help at AGOG by filling out our Volunteer form. Be sure to keep the confirmation e-mail you’ll receive after you sign up; it will enable you to make changes easily and see your time slots on the site.

The Contacts:

Questions? Post them on Facebook or e-mail  the AGOG Chairs Casey C., Jon & Karen G., and Oriel M. 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 tap/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).

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 2019, 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, or 2010.

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!

(she won anyway)

Thanks for being our 569th visitor to AGOG.

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