My name is Richard Trippeer and my hobby is buying games.
I love to play games, too, but I have had a devil of a time trying to get people together to play them. So I decided to do something about it. After hearing the story of David Dokter and his creation of the First Minnesota Gaming Club I created the Saint Louis Historical Gaming Society.
The 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation was upon us, and I had a copy of Here I Stand on order. All I needed was five other people that were willing to commit an entire day to a heavy game that none of us knew how to play. No problem, right? We made it through 2 turns that first day and made it through 2 turns a few weeks later.
More importantly, we had fun. Now we meet on the third Saturday of every month to play together. We start at 10am and play until we are done. Some people show up at 10 and some people show up later. Sometimes I play alone and sometimes we have a group. I have enough games to provide plenty of choices for any number of players and I am more than willing to teach and learn. We always have a thread going on BGG to discuss what we want to play.
If you have an interest in history, boardgames, strategy, or warfare, check us out. Feel free to drop in on us unannounced or email me if you have any questions.