March 23, 2009 by  
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If you’re into board and table games, chess, checkers, or cribbage — or if you’d like to be — you have a few options in the Duke City area.

The Lomas Tramway Library has free game nights for ages 5 and up on the second and fourth Saturdays of each month from 1:00pm to 4:00pm. Play the library’s board games or bring you own. Lomas Tramway Library is located at 908 Eastridge NE.

Active Imagination Game Store, 11200 Montgomery NE #10 (Juan Tabo & Montgomery) offers several free game nights, including:

  • Board game night every Thursday at 7:00pm; bring your own game
  • Dungeons & Dragons, Sundays at noon
  • Star Wars Minis, Thursdays at 7:00pm and Saturdays at noon
  • Yu-Gi-Oh Play and Trade, Saturdays at noon
  • Warhammer & Flames of War, Sundays at noon
  • Confrontation & AT43, Wednesdays at 7:00pm
  • Monster Apocalypse, Sundays at 2:00pm

Cherry Hills Library, 6901 Barstow NE, offers a chess club the first Saturday of each month from 1:00pm to 3:00pm. All ages, no sign-up required.

Cherry Hills Library and East Mountain Library both offer official Pokemon Leagues. At Cherry Hills, ages 6-15 play every Tuesday at 1:00pm. At East Mountain, 1 Old Tijeras Rd (next to the Post Office) in Tijeras, ages 7-15 play at 2:00pm the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays of each month.

Sandia Peggers Cribbage Club offers free classes for kids age 10-14. Adults can play for $5 and students for $2. Saturdays 9:00am to 12:30pm. Sessions are held at the County Communications Centers, 10401 Holly NE.

In Rio Rancho, Loma Colorado Library offers Chess ‘N Checkers every Tuesday at 4:30pm for players age 4-12. Bring a chess set if you have one.

–Elizabeth Hanes


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