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Thematic Games (Mount Prospect, IL)

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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  • Steve G

    Fun time. Glad I finally got Descent off the shelf! Thanks for teaching.

    January 27, 2014

  • Cat

    Hey guys,
    I'm definitely coming, running late, hope to be there by 130pm. Ill get in on the following game.

    January 26, 2014

  • Steve G

    Hi Guys
    Any interest in playing Descent 2nd ed?

    January 20, 2014

    • Joshua R.

      Yeah, I'm a completist as well... Trying to get my copy painted, slowly.

      January 23, 2014

    • Steve G

      Its a money draining affliction isnt it. Id love to get mine painted too. Its on a long to-do list. Im still learning how to paint.

      January 23, 2014

  • Terry H.

    This is tentative. I will let Tom know before hand.

    January 17, 2014

    • Joshua R.

      Hope you can make it. If you do, is there anything you want to get to the table?

      January 17, 2014

    • Terry H.

      I just want to play some games, don't really care. I have a Dungeons and Dragons board game, not the role playing one. I'm looking for something low brow, easy to learn/play.

      January 17, 2014

  • Joshua R.

    Moved to the 4th Sunday of the month at least for the first part of 2014

    December 19, 2013

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