3D2N & a Bed of Board Games in Pinamungahan, Cebu


I used to think that summer and board games don’t mix well. Summer is outdoor while board games is indoor but for 3 years now, I have actually enjoyed both at the same time with the Cebu Board Gamers at our yearly summer board gaming escape. The fun started in 2016 at Eazy Vacation House in Sogod, north of Cebu. Last year, we went south to Badian, Cebu. Just last weekend, we went west to MonTeray Farm, west of Cebu. The directions and places are all coincidental like how we started in “Sogod” which means start in vernacular and travelled from north to south to west. If I were to plan the outing in 2019, I would surely pick somewhere in the city so it will be east. Haha! It’s too early to tell though and a whole year to change my mind. Besides, we have Unyara by then so things are bound to change.

Memory Monday

I have so many back logs and unposted itinerary on my Evernote but today I’ll make an exception and post timely. Lol But before the events last weekend and the superb hospitality of MonTeray Farm, let’s do a #MemoryMonday first.

(1) Eazy Vacation House – this was our first overnight trip together. It felt awkward at first to be spending the weekend with them gamers but it actually opened new door of friendships. The house was huge too!!!

(2) Badian, Cebu – Like the first I’m just a mere joiner. With the board gamers, I don’t really like to plan things. Since most of them are introverts, I don’t connect to them as much.

MonTeray Farm

Last weekend, there wasn’t really much to plan since I’ve been to MonTeray already. The staffs & management were really kind and accommodating. Most of our inquiries were answered timely.

Last year, there were 12 attendees. The number was consistent but there were 5 new joiners. Verne, Kyle, Paul, Nina & Ina were turned into Jeff, Lui, Lukas, Kim & Ian. Consistent attendees were me, the husband, Victor, Ana, Je, JP & Lem.

Below is a recap of the activities in pictures:

Itinerary & other details:

Room/night: Php500/night (Dorm room – minimum pax – 12 up to 16)
Total:

Php12000

Itinerary:
Friday, June 15
  • 1000AM – Cebu City Departure
  • 1100AM – Lunch in Jollibee, Naga
  • 0230PM – Checkin
  • 0330PM – Chill & Tour
  • 0400PM – Games
    • Azul (Kring, Ian1GW, Jeff, Ana2GW)
    • Carcassone (Victor, JulyW, Lukas, Lui, Je)
    • Dixit Pairs (KJ, KI, JV-W, LL-W,Lem)
  • 0630PM – Dinner (Php1570)
  • 0800PM – Game Time
    • Nations (JeW, July, Lem, Victor)
    • Party (Kim, Ian, Lui, Lukas, Ana, Jeff)
  • 1100PM – Heavy Game Time
    • Scythe (Kim, Ian, Lukas, Ana, JeffW)
    • Power Grid (Je, JulyW, Lem, Victor, Kim)
  • 0330AM – Light’s Off
Saturday, June 16
  • 0800AM – Breakfast – individual
  • 10AM – Games
    • Glassroad (KringW, Ian, Victor, July)
  • 1100AM – Lunch (Php2800)
  • 0100PM – Games
    • Keyflower (VictorW, Lui, Jeff, Lukas, Ian)
    • Empires of the void (Kring, Lem, Je, Kim, JulyW)
    • Splendor (Ian, Victor, Jeff)
  • 0400PM – Swim Time/Game Time
    • Swimming (Kim, Ian, Kring, Victor, July)
    • Carcassone (LemW, Ana, JP, Lui, Jeff)
  • 0600PM – Game Time
    • Celestia (IanW, Kim, Ana, Victor, Lem)
  • 0630PM – Dinner (Php1610)
  • 0800PM – Game Time
    • Terraforming Mars (Je, Jeff, Lui, Ian)
    • Pandemic (July, Kring, Victor, Kim) – August WIN
  • 1000PM – Chill Time
  • 1030PM – Bonfire
  • 1200AM – Time’s Up
    • NiggaW (Lui, Lukas, Victor, Jeff, Kim, Lem)
    • Chinese ( Kring, July, Ana, Je, Ian, JP)
  • 0130AM – Dixshots
Sunday, June 17
  • 0900AM Breakfast – individual
    • Azul (AnaW, Jeff, Victor, July)
  • 1100AM – Checkout
  • 1130AM – Farm Tour
  • 0100PM – Departure
  • 0147PM – Lunch (Fresh Ocean Restaurant)
  • 0320PM – Departure
  • 0530PM – Cebu City
Attendees by Car:
  • July – Kring, Je, JP
  • Victor – Lui, Lukas, Lem
  • Ian – Kim, Ana, Jeff
  • Cancelled – Verne, Paul, Nina, JV, Roel
Notes:
  • No food and drinks corkage
Played Games:
  • Azul (Kring, Ian1GW, Jeff, Ana2GW)
  • Carcassone (Victor, JulyW, Lukas, Lui, Je)
  • Dixit Pairs (KJ, KI, JV-W, LL-W,Lem)
  • Nations (JeW, July, Lem, Victor)
  • Party (Kim, Ian, Lui, Lukas, Ana, Jeff)
  • Scythe (Kim, Ian, Lukas, Ana, JeffW)
  • Power Grid (Je, JulyW, Lem, Victor, Kim)
  • Glassroad (KringW, Ian, Victor, July)
  • Keyflower (VictorW, Lui, Jeff, Lukas, Ian)
  • Empires of the Void (Kring, Lem, Je, Kim, JulyW)
  • Splendor (Ian, Victor, Jeff)
  • Carcassone (LemW, Ana, JP, Lui, Jeff)
  • Celestia (IanW, Kim, Ana, Victor, Lem)
  • Terraforming Mars (Je, Jeff, Lui, Ian)
  • Pandemic (July, Kring, Victor, Kim) – August WIN
  • Dixshots (Lem, Jeff, Je, Victor, Kim, Ian)
  • Azul (AnaW, Jeff, Victor, July)
Meals:
  • Dinner – Php1570 (131/pax for 12pax)
    • Pork BBQ (80/order) – 240
    • Utan Bisaya (120/order) – 240
    • Garlic Chicken (210/order) – 420
    • Pancit Canton (185/order) – 370
    • Rice Platter (100/order) – 300
  • Brunch – Php2800 (255/pax for 11pax)
    • Crispy Pata (450/order) – 900
    • Tinolang Manok (500/order) – 1500
    • Rice Platter (100/order) – 400
  • Dinner – Php1610 (135/pax for 12pax)
    • Chicken Inasal (12 pcs) – 460
    • Pork Bellyy (3 orders) – 510
    • Utan Bisaya (2 orders) – 240
    • Rice Platter (4 orders) – 400
  • Lunch – Php3450 (190/pax for 12pax)
    • 3 Calamares – 675
    • 2 Sizzling Squid – 450
    • Clam Tinola – 470
    • 2 Chop Suey – 510
    • 2 Grilled Ribs – 510
    • 1 Shrimp Garlic – 235
    • 4 Platter Rice – 600
Expense:
  • Room 12,000
  • Food 9430
  • Total: Php12,940 (1786/pax approx.)

Compared to the other escapades, this was the most relaxing so far because we didn’t prepare our own food. We just ordered from the restaurant. We even have off the menu requests. I highly recommend MonTeray farm in any activities especially team buildings and outings. Wilson and Kaye are very awesome hosts. We really felt loved and cared for. The staffs are superb too especially Cring2 & Herms. Would love to come back soon. 🙂

Mind-stretching Monday @ Dice Kong Board Game Cafe


Looking for an idea to spice up your 1st night of the working week? Why don’t you join the Cebu Board Gaming Society(CBGS) Game Night at Dice Kong Board Game Cafe in Axis Vibo Place, Escario, at the back of Burger King and on top of Senor Kimchi. Gaming starts at 8 PM.

So what will you play?

Dice Kong Board Game Cafe has a lot of games to choose in the game library but sometimes CBGS gamers bring some too. As a start you might wanna get your mind energize by playing Spot It and other dexterity games. Then get your mind blown on a little strategy with Splendor and Ticket to Ride. 

[Played inside NCR Cebu Game Room] Women In NCR playing Splendor. This game is good for 4 only so the ladies played in pairs. 2 heads are better than one style.
Game library at Dice Kong. Taken on Table Top Day 2017.

Why board gaming is fun?

There are tons of reasons why board gaming is fun. Try a game of Splendor, Ticket to Ride and Survive with your friends to discover. 🙂  If Yoga is for the body, church services for the soul, board gaming is an activity for the brain. It is also an awesome way to bond with friends.

What can you do at DK Cafe?

Aside from playing board games, you can also mingle with other people who enjoys stretching their mind. The cafe also serves yummy foods for snacks or meals so you don’t have to worry anything except your wallet.

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Photo grabbed from DK FB Page.

What is Cebu Board Gaming Society?

It’s a group of people who shares the same love for board gaming. They are a regular group of gamers who frequently meetup and play at Dice Kong every Mondays & Fridays.

CBGS gamers @ Table Top 2016.
CBGS gamers in black w/ the reversed logo print @ Table Top Day 2017.

How can I be a member of CBGS?

Just be bold enough to be the first to say Hi and express interest to join the regular game night. Once we warm up and enjoy playing with you, then that’s it. 🙂

What else can you do at the game night? 

Aside from playing with CBGS gamers, you can also aim to finish the Dice Kong Journal. It is a small booklet in which you can collect stamps once you are able to finish a quest. You get rewards once you complete a quest category.

Start with the easy list. You can target 1A, 1B and 1K first. 😀

So what are you waiting for? See youuuuu soon! If you see me, please don’t be a stranger. I will be happy to welcome and teach you a game if I can. 🙂

For questions and concerns, drop a comment below and I’ll answer you as soon as I can.

International Table Top Day 2016 @ The Maxwell Hotel Cebu


Last Saturday’s crowd of almost a hundred game enthusiasts proved that board gaming has slowly become a life style in the Queen City of the South. With over 60 games in the library and 98 attendees, the 6-hour International Table Top Day celebrated at The Maxwell Hotel Cebu was a complete success.

 

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Group picture of those who stayed until closing!
winners
The VICTORS! Annie Lyn for Splendor. Victor and Korina for 7 Wonders!
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Tables were all filled. Had to add new tables to accommodate the influx of visitors! Seen here is regular gamer AL teaching Splendor.
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Pose before playing! Top – Bottom: Splendor, Bonanza, Istanbul, Ticket to Ride USA

The speech of Cebu Board Gaming Society (CBGS) co-founder Mark Julio took the attendees to a 4 year journey of its history, jumping from one place to the other. From a gathering of 5 friends every Wednesdays way back March 28, 2012 at Pan de Manila (eBloc1 IT Park), they have since been to 6 different places (Pan de Manila, iTea, Brunch, Sprockets, Bubble Bee Tea Hose IT Park, Bubble Bee Tea Hose Escario) in Cebu.

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Opening remarks by Poy Mendoza, Ballista Games co-owner. Cebu Board Gaming History by Mark Julio, CBGS co-founder.

In 2013, they moved to iTea. After 6 months of gaming and met their first joiner outside of the regular core group -a foreigner: Amanda, iTea changed management to HeartTea. The place were no longer friendly to board gamers. By June 2013, they found a new home in Brunch, TGU still in IT Park where they met Poy Mendoza, the co-owner of Ballista Games.

By April 2014, Poy had an agreement with a new establishment Sprockets Cafe in Ayala. CBGS left brunch for an exciting new location where its attendees grows. Sprockets has been home for 7 months until it closed down and decided to transfer location by October 2015. Homeless again, on October 27, 2015, CBGS found a new home in Bubble Bee Tea House, IT Park where for the first time, they have reached a year in a single place. But sadly, due to conflict with the building management, BBTH IT closed down. The management suggested to transfer to their branch in Escario Centrale. CBGS’s first session in Bubble Bee Tea House, Escario Centrale was on December 7, 2015.

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Splendor Tournament hopefuls: Lui, Ian, Jenny, Sher, Gilbert, Annie, Verne, AL, George, Korina, Analyn & John.
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7 Wonders tournament in progress!

While board gaming in Cebu started in 2012, International Table Top Day celebration started in 2014 organized by Folk Fiction (Mark and Johanna of Happy Garaje and Poy, Terence, & Shiela from Ballista Games). Last year’s Table Top was in Castle Peak, single-handedly organized by Ballista Games.

This year, since the home of CBGS transferred in Escario Centrale, more and more people have become regular gamers. For the first time ever, CBGS regulars converged in one spirit to help make International Table Top Day 2016 a success.

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Cebu Board Gaming Society regulars on a celebratory pose wearing the shirt made for the event. Trivia: the logo on shirt is just made as well courtesy of Lui and Alex, CBGS regulars. Want a shirt? Message Kresia Julio.

A library of games was setup where visitors could borrow a game upon leaving an ID. Regular gamers were available to teach as well. Games and snacks were sold courtesy of Ballista Games and Kapehan Ceferina respectively.

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CBGS co-founder Mark Julio pose at the Library and the main hall before everyone arrives.
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Librarians in action! Lem taught Sheriff of Nothingham. Victor taught Saboteur. July taught Five Tribes. Darliza taught Saboteur.
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Thanks guys for coming!!! Top – Bottom: Survive, Sheriff of Nothingham, HeroClix, Bang
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Group picture before going home! Top – Bottom: Remy’s new friends, Kenji & friends, Stephanie & friends, Teenies

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Games

Wanna know more, you can visit the Cebu Board Game Society on Facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/CebuBoardGamingSociety/.

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You are invited to Cebu Board Gaming Society’s meetup every Monday & Friday at Bubble Bee Tea House, Escario. No registration free. You only have to order something to make our host BBTH happy. ❤
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