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Theme Thursday - SPACE: The Final.....

  • Apr 11, 2013 · 6:00 PM
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Well, for probable copyright reasons, I can't finish the phrase in the title for this meetup. I think we are all familiar with George Takei's presence on the internet...LOL

In keeping with a recent trend for our theme nights (tying them to a holiday or historical event(s)), this one was suggested by Dale. He brought to my attention that on this day in 1970, the doomed  Apollo 13 mission was launched. Also,on April 12, 1633, Galileo was convicted of heresy, for his theories that the Earth revolved around the Sun, and not vice versa.

Some space themed games include a wonderful dice/worker placement game, Alien Frontiers, Star Trek Catan and Star Trek Expeditions. The latter is a sort of adventure/coop game where you play as members of the Enterprise crew. It is based on the characters from the most recent movie, and the upcoming sequel. There is also Mission: Red Planet, which has a sort of steampunk/Jules Verne twist to space flight and colonization. Eclipse and Launch Pad are a couple of others, both interesting and fun to play. There are of course quite a few others.

We will have several on hand, brought by different members. If you have a game that fits the bill and would like to bring it, please do!  Note that we won’t limit ourselves to only playing games related to the selected theme, but everyone is of course encouraged to join in the fun if possible.  It’ll be a great way to try out new games!

Theme Thursdays will be held every other Thursday meetup, roughly once a month.  Theme suggestions are welcome anytime, so please email yours and I’ll keep a running list.  They might range from actual theme (Horror, Egyptian, Sci-Fi, History, Gangster) to a game mechanic (tile-laying, card-driven, worker placement, dice-rolling) to a designer (Reiner Knizia, Vlaada Chvatil, Martin Wallace).  Based on the feedback received, group organizers will decide on a theme and update the meetup description.

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  • Cindy

    That was one frakked up game of Battlestar Galactica.

    April 11, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Yea. Sorry about that. However I think we found a good group for Battlestar. Turns went quick and we all got along. Only next time you make the Loyalty Deck.

      April 12, 2013

    • Cindy

      We all got along...until I discovered that everyone at the table was a toaster! LOL

      April 12, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Had a great time!

    1 · April 12, 2013

    • Doug

      Glad to hear it, Ben, it was good to see you again! I enjoyed Eminent Domain, too... we actually managed to squeeze in one last game after you left.

      April 12, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Wow. I'm impressed Doug.

      April 12, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Im getting bloodwork done and my doctor might send me to the hospital. Dont know if I'll be there tonight. Im bummed :(

    April 11, 2013

    • Cindy

      Hope you're ok.

      April 11, 2013

    • David

      So do I

      April 11, 2013

  • Doug

    What games are people bringing?

    April 11, 2013

    • Roberta

      Alien frontiers, star trek expiditions, star trek catan, ticket to ride.

      April 11, 2013

  • Will

    Eclipse! Anybody have it?

    1 · April 10, 2013

    • David

      I think there are only a few people in the group who have this game.

      April 11, 2013

  • Chris L.

    I can't make it till 6:30. Will this be a problem. I'll probably join in on the next game night.... :)

    April 11, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Chris. Hope to see you next time.

      April 11, 2013

    • David

      Chris, if you have to come late, that won't be a problem. Also, please feel free to bring your fiancee'. I hope you will be able to make it tonight, but if not, I look forward to meeting you a the next one.

      April 11, 2013

  • Susan McGrath J.

    Movie night

    April 9, 2013

  • Bob S.

    I'd like to play Ad Astra if anyone has it.

    April 9, 2013

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