Now, this is only a suggestion, so I’m just going to put my ideas out there:
I thought it would be fun to have a Chrono.gg Community Game Night every Friday (or another date). Games could include browser games (e.g skribbl.io) and or games that we all have in our Steam/GOG libraries (e.g UNO, Borderlands, CS:GO).
Of course, game night would need some planning in order to bring such a thing into fruition, so I would like your take on the topic.
Positives, negatives, and personal thoughts/opinions about this idea would be greatly appreciated.
Edit #1: Suggestions noted, everyone! Thank you for giving your thoughts (especially @Fraggles).
I am trying to keep my board gaming nights initiative focused on board games in particular because it makes it easier, possible at all, to coordinate and find interested parties while maintaining an idea of who has which games.
I would not at all be opposed to and even like to join a similar thing for other games, but I really do not want to muddle groups into a big general “hey lets maybe play something some time” pile of noncommittal people.
From personal experience I would not recommend trying to make it a scheduled weekly thing though. People tend to have too much going on in their lives to commit time to show up regularly. Try instead to set up an event 3-4 days ahead of time and see what sort of responses you get out of interested people. Even then still be prepared to have to go hunt them down and drag them to the table at the appointed time.
Also I’m sure you’ll quickly find that games you think everyone has a large number of people wont have. It took me a good 6 months of consistent pestering and pushing bundles on people until I had a large enough selection of people with access to a number of games before we could really start reliable get gaming nights happening.
I stuck my BL2 key in my bestie’s Steam Library as her computer can find it better.
I can attest to Frags really putting effort into making Board game night happen. These guys got me into Orange Juice and Love Letter when they were bundled. Both quite fun to play on your own and in group.
for me it’s also (besides time issue) not just about not having a game, but the “willingness” to play certain games
Choose/list some games, and it will be a lot easier to arrange stuff for XYZ session for a given time.
stuff like CS:GO, tf2, dota just to mention a few (potentially) easily available, is just the kind i’ve no interest in playing, at all, even with friends
Destiny, the division is also games i’ve no interest in, but i’d have no issues fooling around in Borderlands on the other hand for instance
Had plenty of fun with some chronies in a round of Speedrunners so there are definitely coop options out there,
i have a bunch of games so i’m sure there could be some overlaps here and there with people, but it would be hard for me to just give a "blanket"yes to stuff if yer get my meaning