Board game meet-up (and thematic board game intro)

  • May 10, 2014 · 4:00 PM

Our goal is to start having a semi-regular meetup at our house for the purpose of enjoying some long and complex thematic games. These games generally take up more space than is available on the Tigges tables. They can also be long games, so we would probably start earlier in the day than 16:00. This event is essentially meant to serve as a kind of introduction space so that we can meet people who are interested in attending a thematic meetup at our house (or yours if you have the space).

We'll bring some shorter games, of course, and we welcome you to do the same. Ultimately, we hope to develop a large enough subgroup that we can regularly fill the 4-8 spaces available (2-6 if you count us) in the thematic games we own (or that you own). All that said, even if you aren't interested in thematic games you are welcome to attend this event just to come play games with us.

What is a thematic board game? (from Boardgamegeek)

"Thematic Games contain a strong theme which drives the overall game experience, creating a dramatic story ("narrative") similar to a book or action movie. Some well-known examples are Battlestar Galactica, Twilight Imperium and War of the Ring.

This type of game often features player to player direct conflict (with the chance of elimination), dice rolling, and plastic miniatures.

A Thematic Game is usually created around its main dramatic theme, which its rules and mechanics aim to depict. Themes typically involve fighting or good-versus-evil conflicts with heroes and villains. Science fiction and fantasy themes are common.

This is contrasted with Strategy Games, also known as "Eurogames." Eurogames are usually built around an elegant set of mechanics, with a more general theme (e.g. Power Grid or Agricola). Themes tend to invoke more everyday events such as trading and building."

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  • Karthik S.

    :( hope to make it for the next one!

    May 11, 2014

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    A former member

    It truly wasn't the same without you Karthik. You were missed.

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  • Matthias

    I'm probably gonna be a little bit to late as well.

    May 10, 2014

  • Karthik S.

    Have fun everyone!

    May 10, 2014

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    A former member

    I'll probably be late too :)

    May 10, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Barring any tram or S-Bahn delays we are intending to be there at 4:05. Hope you guys will brave the rain to come too!

    May 10, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    We're planning on bringing; Caylus Magna Carta, Carcassonne, Pandemic, Zombies, Hanabi, Saboteur, Iluminati, Munchkin Cthulhu & Perudo. So, we can play any of those or any other games that you or someone else brings. We aren't bringing any thematic games as they wouldn't fit on the Tigges tables. However, we'll take the names of anyone who is interested in playing such games with us at our place some other time.

    May 7, 2014

  • Christian

    hi sorry can't make this one doing a boating thing

    May 4, 2014

  • Ken D.

    What games are you all playing. I am thinking about attending!!!

    May 4, 2014

  • Stefanie Z.

    Not in Düsseldorf that weekend :(

    April 29, 2014

  • Karthik S.

    Unfortunately not in town, hopefully will make the next one.

    April 29, 2014

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