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Last updated 10-08-2014
Please note : These are not the only things going on in the gaming area on a given day unless it says (whole room). There tend to be open game tables and other groups playing games in the room as well. The listed events are either specific groups who don't mind new players or special events that are here for everyone.

Event Calendar Shortcuts: (just click on the date or event)

Special Events :
HMGS Game Night
: Meg Maples Masterclass Painting Workshop:

Specific Game Shortcuts : (click a game name for info)

- D&D Encounters - HMGS Historical Minis Night - Federation Commander - WUMMS Historical Minis Group - Games Plus Boardgame Day 

 Reaccuring Weekly Gaming
(special events and holidays nonwithstanding)

Tuesday Magic the Gathering Open Gaming
Malifaux miniatures gaming
Wednesday Flames of War Open Play
D&D Encounters Play (6 pm)
Thursday 'Bored Stiffs' EuroGaming Group play
Warhammer 40K gaming
Friday Heroclix Open Play
Saturday Warmachine/Hordes Open Play
Sunday Pathfinder Society Gaming
October Special Events
Fall 2014 Tradable/Customizable Games Auction
Game Room Closed
Fall 2014 Historical, Family & Eurogame Auction
Fall 2014 Fantasy, Sci-Fi & Roleplaying Auction
Fall 2014 Miniatures Auction
Auction is over. Game Room reopens
First day for returned items, credit slips and proxy bids to be resolved
HMGS Midwest Historical Miniatures Night
Games Plus Board Game Day
Adeptus windy City 40K Tourney
Malifaux Miniatures Tourney
Warmachine / Hordes Tourney
WUMMS Miniature Gaming
Star Trek CCG Gamers

Further Event Information

Lots of stuff going on... check below for details and links.

Games Plus Historical Miniatures Night

Next dates : 
Friday, October 10th

(A monthly meeting forum for historical (usually) miniature gaming here at Games Plus. Games will be run every second Friday on the month

Other Happenings at Games Plus:
Fourth Saturday, noon until 8PM - WUMMS runs large Ancients (DBMM) or Napoleonics scenario battles, but other games are played. Stop by for more information. (see below)

(We Use Military Miniature Society)
Rules will be taught.  All are welcomed! 
Held every 4th Saturday of the month at Games Plus

Contact Curt Sabo, 773-774-4558 to confirm dates and games.

Games Plus Board Gamers 
Next Games Plus Board Game Day Meeting :
  Saturday, October 11th

If you like playing board games...Would you like to meet other players and have the chance to game and plan for later meetings?

If so, stop on by. There are family style games being played (like Settlers of Catan) and your Wargame style games - like The Gamers' Sicily.

No specific games are planned currently, if you'd like to set up something drop us a line and we will put you in touch with the folks you need to talk to.

Games Plus Thursday Night Board Gamers

Every Thursday night we have a group (The Board Stiffs) playing various board games here at the store. Stop on by and give a holler !

Meg Maples Masterclass painting workshop
Join Meg Maples, award winning miniature painter, for 16 hours of intensive instruction over the course of a weekend. I'm super excited for this class as it's already promising to be a fantastic class!

Day 1 will cover:
Miniature Cleaning and Prep
Proper Priming Techniques
2 Brush Blending (a quick and efficient technique for smooth blends)
Painting Faces and Eyes.
Color Theory

Day 2 will cover:
Hair and Fur
OSL (glowy bits)
Basing materials
True Metallic Metals

I recommend students bring the following with them:

Minis with well defined features such as faces, hair, fur, eyes, armor, big cloaks or tabards. You want a variety of surfaces to paint on.
Painting lamp
P3 paints (if you have them, they are best for 2 Brush Blending)
Raphael Kaerell Synthetic Rounds sizes 2 and 3 (synthetic brushes) for blending
Winsor & Newton Series 7 size 2 Brush for details
Dry well palette
Sketchbook and pen for note taking
Hair dryer (at least a couple for the class to share)
Super glue
Hobby knife
Other minis to practice techniques on
White Spray Primer

The class is USD$205/person and you can reserve a seat by sending in payment to through paypal. Once I receive payment I will confirm and add the individual to the roster for the class.


Privateer Press : Warmachine & Monpoc Events

Next events - details here

Dungeons & Dragons Game Day
D&D Encounters Gaming :

Wednesday Nights are D&D Encounter Nights !
We will be hosting a Wizards of the Coast sponsored D&D Encounters night as longs as we get enough folks and Wizards continues the program.

contact Curt here for details and any questions.

Star Wars X-Wing & Star Trek Attack Wing
Tourney information

Next Attack Wing Tourney : Sunday, September 21st  (The Collective)
Next X-Wing Tourney : TBA

Federation Commander

Want to learn Federation Commander or just find someone to play with ?
There is a group trying to meet once a month on Saturdays to play. Interested ? You can contact Mark here.

Magic the Gathering
Standard Tourney
May 4th

$5 entrance fee - Play starts at noon - expected to go to 5 pm

If you have any questions - drop a line and we will try to forward them to the tournament organizer.

Golem Arcana Demo 

Saturday, September 27th Noon - 4

A demo guy from hare Brained Schemes will be by the store to show off Golem Arcana. Come try out the next evolution of table-top miniature warfare!  Golem Arcana bring together great miniature warfare mechanics with software enhancements to improve overall game play.  Come try for yourself!

Windy City Bone Rollers

Note: From now on, the details of the next meeting will be on SFR's
Dragon Dice forum at this location : (click here)  


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