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Tabletop Tuesdays: Dealing with Sabacc

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As a belated May the Fourth Be With You celebration, join us for an exploration of the games associated with the Star Wars universe, including sabacc, that most notorious of galactic card games played by smugglers and pirates. First introduced in an early draft of the Empire Strikes Back script, sabacc is the method by which Han Solo won his iconic ship the Millennium Falcon from Lando Calrissian. There are numerous fan versions of the rules for playing sabacc and it has been mentioned for many years in the Star Wars novels. However, the first official on-screen game was shown in the movie Solo: A Star Wars Story (2018)—the same year that the name “sabacc” was trademarked by Lucasfilm.

Tabletop Tuesdays is an event series held on the third Tuesday of each month. At these events, we'll feature a selection of board games and collection items from across SUL's holdings around a specific theme. Drop in to learn about the month's featured game(s) and/or try some of the board games we have for open play at the Silicon Valley Archives. 

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