Let's play Eclipse. Explore space, research technology, build spaceships, and kick butt!
We've got 2 copies now, and by the time this happens we might have 3. That means we can play with matched skill levels, and advanced folks can play the alien races. You don't have to know how to play, we'll teach it.
Eclipse is a long, complicated game, but it is worth every minute of it. It's currently ranked #6 on boardgamegeek.com. You can read all about the game here: