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St Philip's Church Centre

185 Mill Road

Cambridge

CB1 3AN

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Arrival - a megagame of alien mystery

What would happen if aliens arrived on Earth tomorrow? Find out by playing Arrival. The game explores how the world's most powerful nations and corporate capitalism would respond to the arrival of aliens. The first thing, of course is to try and discover why the aliens are here and taking inspiration from the film of the same name, a major part of the game will involve trying to deceipher the alien's language.

You can play as a member of a team playing a nation (USA, China, Russia, UK, France and India - more may be added if enough players sign up) or as a corporation team (you will get to name your own corporation). You could even play one of the aliens (but places are limited). When you purchase tickets, we will contact you by email to get your preferences for which team you would like to play in.

FAQs

What is a megagame?

Megagames are exciting, social game events in which the participants are organised into teams. Simple game mechanics encourage player interaction and the game runs to a strict timetable.

Is this game the same as Watch the Skies?

Arrival is our take on the most famous of all megagames: Watch the Skies. For those of you who have played that game, there are still the same paranoid, nuclear-armed nations but we have added corporation teams and some puzzle-solving (imagine a cross between a megagame and an escape room!). Don't worry if puzzles are not your thing - there is no specific role that has to solve puzzles, they are all undertaken as a team. In short, if you've played Watch the Skies you'll recognise lots of things, but the mechanics of play will be different and of course, the aliens will be a complete unknown.

Is there an age limit to enter the event?

In general, the minumum age limit is 18 years of age. However, the game does not contain themes or images that would be unsuitable for young adults. For players younger than 18 we have to be satisfied that they will be accompanied by a parent or responsible adult throughout the day. If you are buying tickets for someone who is below 18 please contact us so that we can confirm with you that they will accompanied by a guardian throughout the day.

What are my transport/parking options getting to the event?

There is no reserved parking for the event. It is possible (but not easy) to find some parking along the side roads near the venue. The other option is to use city centre parking or park-and-ride. St Philip's Church Centre is approximately 20 minutes walk from the city centre and central bus station. If you are coming by train, the venue is 15 minutes walk from Cambridge station.

Is my registration/ticket transferable?

Yes, if you are unable to make it to the event you can give your ticket to someone else to attend in your place.

What restrictions on accessibilty does the venue have?

The venue is fully accessible for wheelchair users. Please contact us if you have accessibility requirements.

Is food availble at the venue?

We hope to have reasonably priced hot and cold drinks and snacks available. There is also a convenience store a short walk from the venue.

Can I bring alcohol to the event?

The venue does not allow consumption of alcohol. Any guests consuming alcohol at the event will be asked to leave.

Can I get a refund?

If you have bought a ticket and find that you cannot attend then you can request an automatic refund using Eventbrite. If there is less than a week before the event then we will do our best to resell the ticket and we are happy to issue a refund if we are able to do so.

How can I contact the organiser with any questions?

Click on the CONTACT link at the bottom of this page or email crisisgames.info@gmail.com

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St Philip's Church Centre

185 Mill Road

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CB1 3AN

United Kingdom

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Refunds up to 7 days before event

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