Club Corner

Casual gaming club offers opportunity to chat and relax 

Can you tell us a bit about how this club got started?   

When I attended college, I only focused on academic. I received good grades because of it, but my college experience felt hollow without partaking in social aspects like clubs, gatherings, and events. 

I had a second chance at the college experience when I went back for my Master’s. I joined a club and met incredible people and felt overall happier. I wished to bring that same feeling and environment to others when I created this club. 

What is the purpose of the club?  

Life can be stressful. It is nice to have a place to forget your worries for a bit. The purpose of the Casual Gaming Club is to escape a bit to play board/card games, chat with people, and relax. 

When and where do you meet?   

We meet Monday, Wednesday, Friday from 9 – 9:55 a.m. in Cedar Hall 3037. We also meet on Thursdays from 1:30 – 3:30 p.m. in Cedar Hall 3037. We do not expect people to come every meeting, just to drop in whenever time allows. 

What do meetings consist of?   

Our meeting consists of people picking out games to play and playing them. No club politics, no agendas, no drama. We just play games. 

What are some benefits of joining?   

There are no additional benefits, other than having a space to hang out and playing board/card games. 

How can students join?   

All students are welcomed to come. There is no formal process. Simply, show up and have fun. Students can reach out to the advisor, Joshua Baker for additional questions at his email 

Who is part of the leadership?   

There are no leadership roles. That is not to say students are not in charge of the club’s status and future. Ideas, recommendations and concerns are bought to the advisor. 

How long has the club been around?   

This is our second semester and we are here to stay. 

Do you have plans for any upcoming events?   

We currently do not have plans for this semester; however, many other clubs and organizations have reached out to us for future collaboration. We are laying the groundwork for those events coming this spring semester. 

Is there anything you would like to add?   

If you see someone pulling a dark green wagon around campus, that is our advisor hauling board and card games to and from classes. Feel free to say hello, or offer suggestions to decorate the wagon of games. 

Information provided by Joshua Baker, Casual Gaming club advisor.

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