Learn to Play D&D: First Tuesday of Every Month – Free

by: on October 3, 2017  |  

Join Dungeon Master Brian to find out about Dungeons & Dragons, the fantasy role-playing game that’s making a huge resurgence!

Time: 6:00 pm

Cost: Zilch, Nada, Zip, Zero – in other words, FREE

The first Dungeons & Dragons game was played back when Gary Gygax and Dave Arneson chose to personalize the massive battles of their fantasy wargames with the exploits of individual heroes. This inspiration became the first fantasy roleplaying game, in which players are characters in an ongoing fantasy story. This new kind of game has become immensely popular over the years, and D&D has grown to include many new ways to vividly experience worlds of heroic fantasy.

The core of D&D is storytelling. You and your friends may tell a story together, guiding your heroes through quests for treasure, battles with deadly foes, daring rescues, courtly intrigue, and much more. You can also explore the many worlds of D&D through any of our hundreds of novels, as well as engaging board games and immersive video games. All of these stories are part of D&D.

Time to Preorder Your Gamer Advent Calendar – Brettspiel Advent Calendar

by: on September 22, 2017  |  

The Brettspiel Advent Calendar is the perfect pre-holiday gift for your favorite gamer!

We’re ordering a limited number of these, so get your name on the list asap to make sure you’ll get one.  Call us at 206.535.7896 or stop by the shop!

Brettspiel Adventskalender 2017 is pretty much what the name says it is: A board game advent calendar for 2017 that contains 24 small expansions or accessories for 24 different games from different publishers. The game rules for each item are included, but they will also be posted separately on the publisher’s website on each day from December 1st to 24th.

There is also a bonus 25th small expansion behind a secret door.

The great games getting expansions: 51st State-Portal Games, A Column of Fire-Thames & Kosmos, Alexandria-Ludicreations, Cacao-Z-Man Games, Chimera Station-TMG, Clank!-Renegade Games, Cottage Garden-Stronghold Games, Flamme Rouge-Stronghold Games, Flick Em Up-Pretzel Games, Gentes-Spielworxx, GLX-Queen Games, Guilds of London-TMG, Iquaz-HABA, Magic Maze-SitDown Games, Mistfall-NSKN, Mysterium-Libellud, No Thanks!-Mayfair, Nomads-Ludonaute, Rajas of the Ganges-R&R Games, Riga-OSTIA Spiele, Snowdonia-Surprised Stare Games, Splendor-Space Cowboys, The Castles of Burgundy-Alea, The King`s Will-Blackfire, and The Lost Expedition-Osprey Games.

 

So. Many. New. Games! Hold on to Your Hats

by: on September 14, 2017  |  

Wow, the new games are coming hot and heavy this week.  Everything from expected expansions to reprints to brand new titles.

New:

Hotshots – New from the creator of Castle Panic, players work as a team to put out the wildfire.  Pressing your luck with dice rolls, will you get the resources you need to succeed?  Just added to our game library!

Witches of the Revolution – a new cooperative deck-building game where covens fight a secret war for victory in the American Revolution

Sentient – Renegade Game Studios creating some really great new games, and in this one about the next great technological revolution you will have to program robots better than your opponents to attract investors for your company

Paramedics: Clear! – Every second counts as you compete with each other and race the clock to triage patients, collect resources, and save lives in this new high-pressure game from Smirk and Dagger

Rick and Morty Munchkin – need we say more?

Whistle Stop – Build a rail network through the growing West, deciding as you go whether to deliver supplies to small towns for shares in your opponents company, or hold out for the big payout in this new release from the company that brought you Suburbia and Castles of Mad King Ludwig!

Space Empires 4x – Masters of strategy GMT Games brings back eXploration, eXpansion, eXploitation, and eXtermination in space – rated 7.6 on BoardGameGeek.com!

Flip Ships – another new game from Renegade Studios, Flip Ships is a cooperative dexterity game in which players (pilots) defending their planet by flipping ships to take out the encroaching enemies and to take down the powerful mother ship before it’s too late.  Find it in our game library!

Fast Food Fear – satisfy your monstrous customers in this fun cooperative new game where you have to race time to fill orders

Indulgence – Restoration Games is a new company bringing back classics, and this is a new version of a classic card game (Dragonmaster, 1981) updated for better game play;  3-4 players take tricks and issue edicts to take the least sins and score the most points.

Downforce – Another Restoration Games renewal of a classic, Downforce is a card-driven bidding, racing, and betting game for 2-6 players based on Top Race, the award-winning design by the legendary Wolfgang Kramer.

Stop Thief – Wow!  Another classic returned to modern gamers by Restoration Games, Stop Thief is a family game of logical deduction for 2-4 players that uses an app to guide and enhance gameplay.

Master of Orion – Space-based empire building based on the highly rated video game.  Will you be a brilliant creator and builder or will you use your military to crush the opposition?

Expansions:

Star Wars Destiny: Empire at WarEmpire at War brings the thrilling action of Star Wars Rebels to the tabletop. Join the crew of the Ghost and their adversaries as they join the epic duels taking place across every era of the Star Wars saga.

Arkham Horror LCG: the Path to Carcosa – The second deluxe expansion for Arkham Horror: The Card Game.  The expansion’s two scenarios kick off The Path to Carcosa campaign with a trip to the Ward Theatre and an invitation to the formal dinner party hosted by cast and crew.

Five Tribes: Whims of the SultanFive Tribes: Whims of the Sultan contains all the components needed to play five-player games of Five Tribes and introduces new fabulous cities tiles.

Reprints:

Stone Age – It’s back, it’s back, it’s FINALLY back! In Stone Age, the players live in this time, just as our ancestors did. They collect wood, break stone and wash their gold from the river. They trade freely, expand their village and so achieve new levels of civilization. With a balance of luck and planning, the players compete for food in this pre-historic time.

Troyes – In Troyes, recreate four centuries of history of this famous city of the Champagne region of France. Each player manages their segment of the population (represented by a horde of dice) and their hand of cards, which represent the three primary domains of the city: religious, military, and civil.

Sagrada – Draft dice and use the tools-of-the-trade in Sagrada to carefully construct your stained glass window masterpiece.  We LOVE this game!

 

 

Kingdomino – New to the Library!

by: on September 8, 2017  |  

Kingdomino, by Blue Orange Games won Germany’s Spiel des Jahres (Game of the Year) 2017!  It’s got a whopping 7.5 rating on boardgamegeek.com, plays 2-4 ages 8+.

In Kingdomino, you are a Lord looking to expand your kingdom.  Players bid for tiles (dominoes) and attempt to create swaths of connected land types with at least one Crown.  Points are scored based on the number of crowns in each field.

This game is super easy to learn, fun to play and pretty strategic.  I see why it won!

We’ve added Kingdomino to the game library, so come play it!

Open for Labor Day!

by: on September 4, 2017  |  

Yes – we are open on Labor Day!

May we suggest a worker placement game – some favorites in our game library are Agricola, Harbour, Istanbul, Carcassonne, & Five Tribes!  We open at 11:30 – Come on by to get your game on and an ice cold beverage!