Theme Thursday - ROLL THEM BONES!!

  • May 9, 2013 · 6:00 PM
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And we are not talking craps....

I think we have used this game mechanic as a theme before, but  not sure. It will be a real challenge for people like me, who find dice games a bit stressful, as they never seem to come up the way you need them to, when you need them to...LOL.

Some examples are: first and foremost, our very own Doug Bass' Garden Dice, as well as Alien Frontiers, Quarriors, Seasons and King of Tokyo. These are just a few examples.

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 organziers will decide on a theme and update the meetup description.

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  • Dale M.

    I'm bringing word of watercraft. 2 to 4 players. If we play it, it will likely be the only game off the eve. Any body up for it.

    May 9, 2013

    • Regina Lynn J.

      We enjoyed it. I always like to learn how to play a new game. We'll have to give Castle Ravenloft a try sometime too.

      May 10, 2013

    • Dale M.

      I wouldn't have won if I hadn't had the health potions.

      May 10, 2013

  • Luke D.

    I plan on bringing Dice Town ... you roll "poker" dice (9, 10, J, Q, K, A) to generate a poker hand. Certain poker hands give you control over different parts of Dice Town, and whatever benefit they have to offer. It functions like a worker placement mechanic, except there is no guarantee your poker hand will trump that of other players vying for the same areas of Dice Town.

    http://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/40793/dice-town
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-8g4QCWO3gk

    April 29, 2013

    • Christian

      Sound interesting, I'd love to try it on Thursday.

      May 5, 2013

    • Drew C.

      I'll give it a try!

      May 9, 2013

  • Luke D.

    What about doing a cooperative theme? I've seen CCGs playing Arkham Horror and Betrayal at House on the Hill ... and there are other great cooperative games: Pandemic, Forbidden Island, Fire Rescue, Ghost Stories, Police Precinct, Shadows Over Camelot, Lord of the Rings, and Battlestar Galactica. Cooperative games function great as introductory games for new players, since everyone isn't competing with each other to win.

    April 12, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      I really liked playing Battlestar this Saturday. im always down for betrayal and pandemic.

      May 5, 2013

  • Bob S.

    Does anyone have Troyes?

    May 2, 2013

  • David

    Oh, sorry Luke, didn't see this message before I set the theme. But you have given me the idea for June's theme, thank you.

    April 26, 2013

    • Luke D.

      That's okay David. Glad it was a useful idea.

      April 29, 2013

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