In the 1930s, the U.S. government issued a hobby to each citizen to keep them entertained until NASA finished working out the bugs in kissing. Self-determine a new pastime with today's Groupon: for $10, you get $20 worth of board games, card games, and hobby supplies at Evolution Games.
The friendly staff at Evolution Games encourages visitors to roll the dice and shuffle the deck within their demonstration center, where players can get a taste of more than 20 strategic games before buying them. Customers can satisfy competitive appetites by snagging a Magic: The Gathering intro pack ($11.99), booster pack ($3.99), or booster box ($100) to slather with barbecue sauce and chew card by card. Players harvest grain and trade brick and lumber during the Settlers of Catan board game ($39.99) or play the part of railroad barons as they build tracks during Ticket to Ride ($49.99). Gamers can submerse themselves in an alternative, role-playing world with a Dungeons & Dragons starter set ($19.99) and a full line of rule books, maps, and dice. Like looking over paperwork for prenuptial agreements, the Munchkin card game teaches participants the value of making and breaking alliances ($24.99).
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