Every good storyteller knows that setting the scene is important. So does every good gamer. Thematic board games are a good choice for when you really just want to immerse yourself in a particular genre or setting. Munchkin appeals to the dungeon-crawling adventurer in all gamers, but why not appeal to the space-faring adventurer with Star Munchkin instead? Then there are games like Doomtown and Bang! that bring a distinctly weird and Western flavor to the table. Horror, sci-fi, fantasy — the one thing all thematic games share is that they truly set the stage and sell the setting to the players. Who needs themed movie nights when you have game nights?