English-speaking BoardGamers and Roleplayers of Seoul
IMPORTANT: LOCATION CHANGE (CURRENT: Beans Tree cafe (formerly Nescafe cafe - cosmetic name change) at Ansan Civic Square. Details below.)
As some of you know, I live in Ansan (southern end of Line 4), and I would like to build up an English-speaking board gaming community here. In the past few meetups we have been getting a decent starting turnout (4-6 people), so I think things I looking up.
Our current choice is one of the many regular cafes around Ansan Civic Square located between Gojan and Jungang stations. We talked with the manager and she is ok with us using their place, through for now we couldn't reserve the big tables - we can use them if they are not taken.
a) price: Beans Tree cafe (formerly, Cafe Nescafe - it changed its name mid-March) is currently charging just one drink (~3-5k) as their only fee - come and play for as long as you want for one drink
b) game selection: none, sadly. Of course you can bring your own games, and ask me to bring anything from my rather extensive collection (https://boardgamegeek...)
c) time: I figure a full-day event; I'll be there at 1400. Cafe closes at 2100.
d) people: Us. If you are coming, RSVP with time so we can plan for you (or you may find yourself waiting until a prior game finishes).
e) Location: the cafe is not on Google Maps, but it is on Naver maps, here are links
If you are coming by car, I haven't figured out good parking places nearby, through there are a number of parking places, including at Gojan and Jungang stations. For most of us who'll probably rely on public transportation, here are directions by subway/walking (buses are beyond me):
Important: I can likely meet you at Jungang around 1350 or so if you arrange it with me beforehand.
* Step 1: Take Line 4 south (towards Oido) to Jungang station (it's about 40m from Sadang and 20m from Geumjong). If you are coming not from Seoul but from Oido, you may want to exit at Gojan station instead, you'll just turn left rather then right in the third step.
* Step 2: Take exit two (towards the south, or your left based on the direction the train was heading from Seoul). Cross the parking lot. If you can figure out how to, taking a rental bike (Pedalo) from a nearby rental station is a good idea (all you need is a phone, instructions are bi-lingual).
* Step 3: Cross the parking lot and turn right at the big street, cross it if you can, you'll have to sooner or later. Keep walking straight, with the subway on your right, You'll past one big X intersection (Hanyangsomething ro), a small T one on your left, and then you'll arrive and another, even bigger X one, Gwangdeokdaero ro. It is the Ansan Civil / Culture (translation vary) Square/Plaza. Here you will turn left into the main Square commercial area (on the right there are boring government buildings and few people). If you can, cross the street; you want to be on the right side of the road.
* Step 4: There's an abandoned building with a defunct cafe on the first block, you'll cross a small side street, and then arrive at the block with the cafe. Make sure to go to the right one (Nescafe), there's plenty of cafes around. Our one is on the corner and opposite the crosswalk, really easy to find. If you reach Homeplus, you've walked too far. If you reach NC/CGV store, you are on the wrong side of the street (plaza), cross it. If you have taken the bike, there is also a Pedalo station a bit further in on the plaza in that area.
* My phone is 01040565659 - call me if you get lost!
Ansan - Korea (South)
Sunday, May 29 at 2:00 PM