When hitting up the bars on Saturday night, chances are the games you are playing throughout the evening are more psychological and less literal, right? This weekend, how about setting aside the Gossip Girl antics and enjoying the wholesomeness of video and board game night at Trocaderos? Try one of your power plays with a game like Monopoly, show off your steady hand at Jenga, or meet someone new while tied up in a game of Twister. For when you need a break from playing, a buffet, cocktails, and DJ music are also included with the cover charge. Board games not your thing? Then go the video game route with classic Nintendo titles. Can't get through one of the fire levels on Super Mario Brothers while your friend just hops right on through? Remember, don't hate the player, blame the game. 21+.
Sat., Dec. 20, 8 p.m., 2008