Tuesday, October 25, 2005
Graveyard Games KANSAS CITY
On Saturday October 29, 2005, Graveyard Games will be in Kansas City, MO so you can meet the living and play with the dead.
You're invited to the Historic Elmwood Cemetery to get to know your local dearly departed, pay your respects, and learn Tombstone Hold 'Em — the secret poker game you can only play in a cemetery.
1. Arrive at the main entrance to the Historic Elmwood cemetery at 4900 Truman Road between 1:30 PM and 2 PM Central time.
2. Look for the tournament's host near the main gate, off E Street. She'll be holding a deck of cards. She will have further instructions and supplies for you.
3. Bring a single flower to place on a grave to show some respect, and to signal that you're one of us.
4. Take a few minutes to explore your section of the cemetery. Look for any poker chips left on tombstones. You'll need these to play.
5. Be sure to look for the grave of someone you can prove died on your birthday. You can use that tombstone as a Joker during the game.
6. Tournament begins at 2 PM. Learn the rules before you come if you're serious about winning. We’ll have extra instructions on hands for any friends you bring along.
7. The winner is crowned at 3 PM. No fancy prizes, but lots of respect and maybe a special memento from Lucky's estate. And everyone can keep the chips they earn as a souvenir.
8. Stick around and join us after 3 PM at the Eastsiders Bar and Grill ( 7321 E Truman Rd) to raise a glass to the players you’re leaving underground.
See photos from San Francisco’s October 15 Graveyard Games and Washington D.C.’s October 22 Graveyard Games.