Dr. Lucky's Doom & Gloom

  • January 31, 2013 · 7:30 PM
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It's dark. It's cold. It's winter.

In the spirit of the season Ballard Board Games glumly presents Dr. Lucky's Doom & Gloom: a Fifth Thursday Extravaganza inspired by the darkly offbeat.

It's an alternate reality of Gloom Cities, sinking ships, Trophy Wraiths and everything you have come to expect from a BBGM Extravaganza.  Bring a favorite game to share or play one of our featured offerings.  Our marquee event pits teams of five person "families" against each other to see who can become the most Tragically Afflicted.  Come with Relatives or be adopted on arrival.

*** This is an RSVP required event (up to +4); 21 and over only.*** The event is free but please come ready to enjoy a beverage or menu item to support the host venue and staff.

UPDATE: Check out the rules here.

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  • A former member
    A former member

    That was really fun. I had a great time being a Kardeshian, haha!!

    1 · February 1, 2013

  • Ryan B.

    Great event Emma! 5 stars! And of course we all loved your shoes! ; p

    1 · February 1, 2013

  • Celso

    I was reminded once again what a fun and creative group we have. Thank you so much for putting the effort into another very fun night! Never has so much gloom seemed so lively. Even the bartender wanted to get in on the action!

    3 · February 1, 2013

  • Em

    Who would have guessed the Kardashians would be such a powerhouse despite repeated kidnappings of Khloe? And someone *did* save Dr. Lucky after all!

    2 · February 1, 2013

  • Haley

    Your creativity astounds me Emma. Thanks for creating such a fun event!

    February 1, 2013

  • K

    That was fun. We hung out to past 11! Thanks for all the organization that went in. Kardashians always get stuff. :)

    January 31, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Thanks for putting so much effort into making the game!

    January 31, 2013

  • Chantelle

    I didn't get that trophy but at least it got into good hands, congratulations to the Kardashian Family! Thank you, Emma, for a superb event in a great venue :)

    1 · January 31, 2013

  • Alex

    Awesome night! :-)

    January 31, 2013

  • Chantelle

    Who wants to be in my Family? I need the dreariest and most dreadful people in this Meetup--this is my first Extravaganza as a non-host and I want that trophy!

    1 · January 30, 2013

    • christine

      Your sailing buddy will be your fam.

      January 31, 2013

  • Em

    Our main trophy event should start around 8 pm and wrap up by 9. After that it is open mingle and play time. Latecomers are welcome; the venue won't kick us out until midnight.

    1 · January 30, 2013

    • Em

      Doors open at 7:30 and it will take some time to check everyone in.

      January 31, 2013

    • T

      Thanks all!

      January 31, 2013

  • Chantelle

    Emma likes chocolate desserts, gingery cider, meals bought for her. I expect to see lots of bribery tonight, folks. Lots!

    1 · January 31, 2013

    • Em

      I do like chocolates and LOVE all things ginger. But your Adoption Agent is impartial and immune to all persuasion however cogent it may be. After the game is over... it's a different story.

      1 · January 31, 2013

  • Em

    How Adoption works: if you arrive with someone and ask to be on the same team I will do my best to keep you in the same Family. Otherwise they are randomly passed out at the door. Players may also trade before the game starts. *Catch* players can be kidnapped. Love your Family but prepare to lose them. Game plays up to eight Families of five (40 total).

    January 31, 2013

  • K

    As you get there, you can get adopted right at the door. Just find Em. If you want to request to stay in a particular family, perhaps consider bringing a bribe... or anything else of a low moral value, the lower the better.

    January 30, 2013

  • Julia C.

    Can't wait for tomorrow! Board games + drinking until midnight? BEST CAKEDAY EVAR.

    1 · January 30, 2013

  • Em

    Looking for a competetive edge to win that trophy? Gloom Cities rules are posted. See the link in the meetup description.

    Quick shout out of appreciation for the small army who is bringing this Extravaganza to life. Our wondrous Ladies of Gloom Danielle, Kate and Haley and our exceptional Gentlemen of Doom Mike, Alex and Alan.

    January 29, 2013

  • K

    "Kissed a boy, got meningitis" ... isn't that a wonderful way to die?

    January 28, 2013

    • Em

      Yes, but "Frat Party Balcony Fail" is even more Tragic.

      1 · January 28, 2013

  • Em

    This will be the last night of our January Game Drive where we will accept donations. See our discussion board for details. Three days to go!

    January 28, 2013

  • Catherine R.

    Uhhh...BALLARD board-gamers...meeting in Magnolia? Just want to make sure I'm looking at the right location.

    January 25, 2013

    • Em

      The location is correct. About 1 mile south of the Ballard bridge.

      January 25, 2013

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