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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:

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 only be available Saturday between 7:30 PM and 10:30 PM for a fee of $10/child payable onsite.)

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.

Save the Dates! Online registration will be open Friday, November 9th!!

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 $107 per night through January 4th.
Online registration for the hotel is not available at this time, so please check this site in a few days. Otherwise 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. If you have any issues, please contact our Hotel Liaison../images/email-regular.s.gif.

The Contacts:

Questions? E-mail../images/email-regular.s.gif the AGOG Chairs Casey and Jon & Karen. 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).

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.

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:

Around the clock
snacks, beverages, etc.
Friday Dinner
TBD (contact our Chairs../images/email-regular.s.gif to arrive well before 3 pm to help set up)
Saturday breakfast
bagels & stuff
Saturday lunch
Saturday dinner
Sunday brunch
bagels & stuff

The Past:

Check out the photos from AGOG 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 275 games!

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