2013 game night

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Game Night! Type of games might vary due to interest and what people bring. Looks like interest right now is mostly on light to mediumish games with a dash of abstracts ;).


Tuesday night the 11th.

Rough Schedule:

   7:30 setup
   7:45 start playing games!
   10:30 start winding down (don't start new games)
   11:00 all done, turn off the lights 


We have a conference room at the UIC library (Richard J. Daley Library MC 234, 801 S. Morgan, Chicago) reserved for 7:30 on Tuesday the 11th. I'll try to show up at the lobby and hang out there for at about 7:15. I'll be the guy with a code4lib nametag and a box of games ;). Not sure how late we'll play, it looks like the library is open till 1:00am, but I suspect I will for now put a rough ending time of 11pm.

(Note, there's also some discussion on Cards Against Humanity. I will try to make sure there's an alternative game, but I don't know if I want to prohibit any games. I would say though to remember to be respectful and courteous to those around you. I will probably be pondering this issue for a while)


Some notes:

We may have more people signed up for this night than there is space. Due to that, we're going to try to set up tables in the space that volunteers who aren't playing can also teach. Also, we may have to ask people to find somewhere else to play if we need overfill. We'll try to make a list of locations that might have tables and space that people can go to in walking distance. Also, given some of the constraints, I'm going to say two-player games can be added, but may ask them to move out to the overfill since it's a bit easier for two people to find a spot to play and it'll free up some room. We're going to have to play this by ear, my apologizes. I hope we can make this work!

  • If you can teach the game, put (T) after name
  • If you brought several games and are willing to teach them and not play, make a note on the bottom and we'll try to set them up near each other.


Game name (time it will start)


  1. foo
  2. bar
  3. number of "seats", set what feels good, doesn't have to be the highest limit of the tame

- any notes, like if you're will to teach and not play (don't put if you're planning on playing games)

Hey, that's my fish! (7:45)

Simple rules, but challenging play. Try to pick up fish but as you do, the ice begins to separate! Can you get the most or will you end up stuck alone on a ice flow. Fairly quick game. http://www.boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/8203/hey-thats-my-fish

- Jon Gorman will be willing to teach even if he can't play. This means you might have to wait a little to start.

Time's Up! Title Recall (7:45)

A mix of charades and Taboo. You'll start with a set of titles and the ability to give nearly unlimted clues and go through a series of tougher rounds until it's just charades. The same titles (literature, arts, music) are used from round to round, so you'll end up even developing your own language ;). Good party game that isn't as well know as it could be. http://www.boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/36553/times-up-title-recall

NOTE: This game requires even number of players - Jon Gorman will be willing to teach even if he can't play. This means you might have to wait a little to start.

Tsuro (7:45)

Featured on the first season of the Tabletop show, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NMtlQxJeWvc. A nice game that's difficult to describe. You lay tiles that control your future path and try to avoid running into other folks http://www.boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/16992/tsuro!

- Jon Gorman will be willing to teach even if he can't play. This means you might have to wait a little to start.