Welcome to the 24th annual Slapshot event - the unofficial end to WBC. You don't need to know how to play ... your fellow tormentors - err players - will teach you as you go along. Slapshot is just about having fun and being silly. Rules just get in the way, and you will probably be in bed by Midnight anyway. But if you actually intend to win this thing beware - this is a late night party event and there is no being saved by the stroke of midnight. Play continues until we have a winner.
We'll be using the same format we have in the past - all options except two divisions - just come in, sign up and find yourself a table. Keith (the voice of Slapshot) Hunsinger should return this year for his classic "Reading of the Rules". Be there at 11 PM for the festivities!
As always please try and bring a copy of the game (or one of the knockoffs) as we always seem to be short.
The current version of the game (from Columbia Games) has several rule changes from past editions. I have been collecting a list of changes you will need to make to play the game the WBC way at the BoardGameGeek site for Slapshot (http://www.boardgamegeek.com/filepage/68861/wbc-slapshot-rules). I will have printed copies of this sheet at the event, but you may want to look at them beforehand. Also, if I'm missing any rule changes, please let me know.
Once again we will have our annual costume contest. It has been a big hit with lots of people wearing their favorite team jersey, a referee outfit and even a Red Army Hockey Jersey. Hopefully you guys will be as creative this year and more of you will participate. Pretty much any costume goes - hopefully it will be hockey related. The judging standard will again be whatever tickles the fancy of the judges at the time. Prizes will include hockey related memorabilia and possibly tickets to a NHL game ...
See you all Saturday night! Go Blue Jackets!!!!