These guidelines have been established for being good guests and gamers alike. These are very basic guidelines that we should expect all of members to abide by.
- Any board game may be played during Dallas Games events. No previous experience with a game is necessary to play. We will teach you the rules. If there's something you want to play, bring it to a session and be ready to show it off. When teaching a new game, we suggest that you know the rules before arriving at a game session.
- Please be respectful of other gamers and their games. People bring games from their own collections to share and some are rare, out-of-print, or irreplaceable, so treat all games with care. Of course if you're playing your own game, you set the limits and can be as abusive to your game as you wish.
- Play-testing of prototype games and game demos are encouraged at open events. However, direct selling and advertising of games are discouraged.
- While children are not excluded from Dallas Games, we are a group of adults who are board game enthusiasts. We expect all players to be able to play independently of other players, have fun whether or not they are winning, and not disturb other games in progress.
- Dallas Games is a board gaming group that promotes gaming within the greater Dallas area. All interested gamers are invited to play with us.
Retail Store Etiquette
- Dallas Games attendees are guests at these retail establishments. Follow all store rules.
- Keep in mind these are places of business, so do not disturb the regular customers. Keep noise to a minimum.
- No unsupervised children are allowed in the stores, including the children's books areas.
- Be respectful of closing hours and be prepared to cut a game short. Don't make management approach you about leaving at closing time.
- Clean up after yourself and other gamers. Throw away any trash and straighten up the tables and chairs when you are finished gaming.
- Absolutely no outside food is allowed in the stores.
- At stores, don't stack your games on a table that could otherwise be used by a paying customer. Put them on the floor, in your car, or tote them in a container or bag that can be placed on the floor.
- Management cannot tell the difference between the Dallas Games regulars and the general public. If they see somebody breaking the rules, they think it is OUR group. Don't let others make our group look bad.
- Dallas Games does not pay for use of the tables and store space. It is encouraged, but not required, that gamers show appreciation for the use of the stores by being paying customers. Consider buying at least a Coke or some other food at store cafes, and if you want a book, CD or game, well, you know where to go.
Scheduled Game Etiquette / Fair Play
- If a particular game is scheduled for a day and time and more than the stated number of people show up to play, the number will be lowered in the following ways until there are enough slots in the game:
- Volunteers may choose to watch or play another game.
- Players who showed up before the stated start time are included in order of arrival after the stated start time until full.
- Select people randomly to not play, but the Host always plays. Any extra players may always start another game and are welcome to watch as well.
- Every game with a possible hard end time should create house rules for the outcome if time runs out, prior to the start. Suggestions:
- The game ends in a draw of all survivors if time runs out.
- The player with the most Victory Points wins if time runs out.