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A Gathering of Gamers (AGoG)

For all the info, see our flyer.

The 2023 Dates:

Start: Friday, February 17th at 3 pm
End: Sunday, February 19th at 3 pm

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The Location:

Westin North Shore Hotel
601 N. Milwaukee Ave.
Wheeling, IL 60090
1.847.777.6500 

The AGoG Event:

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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.

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The Registration Rates & Deadlines:

Adults (18 and over):

  • $75 through Friday, Jan. 6th
  • $85 through Friday, Feb. 3rd
  • $100 at the door

Youth (9 to 17):

  • $45 through Friday, Jan. 6th
  • $55 through Friday, Feb. 3rd
  • $65 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, Feb. 17, 2023
   Includes admission to the Monthly Gathering on Saturday evening.
   Unaccompanied youth 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 Friday, February 3rd (an 8% service fee will be subtracted). 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 $122 per night through January 16th.
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 (Warning: The hotel has been known to change the cutoff date with little or no notice) However, if you’re calling after January 16th, don’t expect them to give you a discount. If you have any issues, please contact our Hotel Liaison .

The Saturday Program:

Trivia Contest run by Tim Schifle. The Monthly Gathering is being held in conjuction with AGoG so expect additional people to show up Saturday evening. The fee for the MG is included as part of the AGoG registration fee. The MG program is, of course, games-related—this year a trivia contest. Tap/Click on the blue button on the right for all the details.

The Volunteer Opportunities:

To schedule and host a game or tournament of your choice, sign up now!

The Contacts:

Questions? Post them on Facebook or e‑mail  the AGoG Chairs Hieu N. and John B.

The AGoG Details:

The AGoG Discord Channels:

After you register, come join the chat in first of the AGoG channels listed on the Chicago Area Mensa Discord server and plan for gaming with attendees in advance of the in-person event! If you haven’t used Discord or haven't used our CAM Discord Server, tap/click on the Discord button on the left for more information.

The Directions:

AGoG and the February 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 also a pool and workout equipment.

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 given staff shortages have increased wait times. Otherwise use one of the ridesharing services like or Uber .

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 2021, 2020, 2019, 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, or 2010.



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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)


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