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Thematic Games

What’s this meetup about?

We’re a small group of gamers who get together once a month to play board games for a few hours. Sunday has worked best as far as day where we’re able to shirk normal responsibilities for a time. Yes, I know it’s football season, but it’s worth it.

What’s a Thematic Game?

Mostly what this means is we like games that tell a story. A broad definition is a game where the mechanics of the game are in service to the theme. This distinction is made generally in contrast to a Euro game, where the mechanics are most important. 

OK, sounds interesting.

We definitely would love to have new faces at the table. The one thing we ask is to try to RSVP ahead of time. We attempt to plan games that we are going to be playing, and one extra player can throw those plans for a loop, but we’ll try to make it work. Hopefully we get enough people interested where we don't have to worry about this.

We’ll be playing in the back room of the store, typically at one of the low tables. Look for a sign that says Thematic Games Meetup.

I haven’t played X game / I’d like to play Y game

We’re willing to teach or learn. If you’d like to get something to the table, suggest it in the comments!

Games we’ve played over the last year

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  • Joshua R.

    I edited the description. Let me know your thoughts. I'd give Firefly a run. Was interested in Lost Legends. Also Marvel Legendary - Fantastic Four vs Galactus.

    November 5, 2013

    • Rafael R.

      Maybe this is determined by who shows. Firefly plays four, Lost Legends and Legendary play five. Six or more show up and we split games. If its just the three of us, we might be able to get in two games

      November 5, 2013

    • Rafael R.

      If you want older thematically I have Illuminati and Buck Rogers - both play 6

      November 5, 2013

  • Tom W

    Right now I'll plan on bringing Firefly and Legendary with all the expansions, we could do Fantastic 4 vs. Galactus if we want. Firefly can play up to five with my Artful Dodger Promo. Description looks good. It lets people know the type of games we are interested in and they can decide if that fits their theme as well.

    November 5, 2013

  • Rafael R.

    Woo hoo! I'm finally free. As a big fan of Firefly, that works. I've got Lost Legends - not great reviews but I can bring it.

    November 4, 2013

  • Tom W

    Possibilities???? Mage Knight, Firefly, Legendary, Elder Sign, Descent???......

    October 31, 2013

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