A Gathering of Gamers (AGOG)
The 2020 Dates:
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†:
Adults (18 and over):
Youth (9 to 17):
Child (8 and under):
Non-members: add $5 to the rates above.
Payment must be received by deadline to qualify for discount
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
The Saturday Program:
Everything I Learned about Teams and Leadership, I Learned from D&D with Michael Shorten.
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.
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.
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:
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!
Thanks for being our 569th visitor to AGOG.
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