This Meetup has a different vibe than our weekly Saturday game day. Here, we will be playing games that are far heavier or more advanced in level. Expect games played on this night to have complex rules and play times that can--and often will--exceed two or three hours in length. If you're interested, please RSVP soon, and if you RSVP, please show up and show up on time-ish! Because these games are so much longer and more involved, there's significantly more prep work and we want to make sure everyone has something to play. If there's a lot of interest, we may need to set a cap, so we can be sure there are enough folks to help teach.
While we'll have plenty of snacks on hand, we're planning on doing dinner separately.
Below, you'll find a list of games that we're planning for Friday. If there is a game that you want to play for sure, please let us know as quickly as possible and we'll try to make sure you get into that game. Below is a link to the rules for each game, so if you feel so inclined, you can read them early, but you certainly don't have to.
Battlestar Galactica (5-6 players): http://new.fantasyflightgames.com/ffg_content/Battlestar_Galactica/bsg-rulebook-web.pdfn An American style board game. A "team based" game with a traitor mechanic. 4 out of 5 in complexity.
Dominant Species (3-6 players): http://www.gmtgames.com/domspecies/domspec_rules_final.pdf
A heavy European style game. Area control with worker placement. 4 out of 5 in complexity, but very, very think-y. Also, quite long. Also, amazing. Also, don't be intimidated.
Chaos in the Old World (4 players): http://www.fantasyflightgames.com/ffg_content/chaos_in_the_old_world/chaos-in-the-world-rule-book/chaos-in-the-old-world-rule-book-web.pdf
An American/European hybrid game. Area control mechanics with dice rolling combat. 3.5 out of 5 in complexity.
T'zolkin: The Mayan Calendar (3-4 players): http://czechgames.com/files/Tzolkin_EN.pdf
A European style game. Worker placement with a twist. 3.5 out of 5 in complexity.
Also, Axis and Allies has been offered up as another option (2-6 players): http://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/35052/axis-allies-anniversary-edition
If more players want to play that, we can switch out with one of the Euro games.