My FLGS has had some ups and downs in terms of total board gaming population but I got in with a really cool core group of people. We have a Groupme channel and and chat about all kinds of stuff even though we don't all make it out every week or don't all engage in all the same stuff. Really diverse bunch too in terms of backgrounds. Got a stay at home dad, a female accounts manager type, a pseudo engineer guy, a public health guy, an IT guy with more kids than he can count, and so on. Our group is small enough that we can comfortably support your average board game player range, and everyone's interests overlap enough that we have plenty of common ground - although we all also have certain game types that no one else wants to play. Examples: One likes zombie games and the rest of us don't. I really like military oriented games and no one else is really into them, another guy likes more party? games and everyones kind of iffy on those depending, etc. We have a couple of side channels too, since three of us play Star Trek Attack Wing, and then me and another guy are into 40k.