Who’s ready for the return of Core Set? Join us for Prerelease this weekend.
When: Please be here no later than 15 minutes before the start time.
- Friday 7/6 at Midnight (Sat 12:01 am)
- Saturday 7/7 at Noon
- Saturday 7/7 at 7:00 pm
- Sunday 7/8 at 11:30 am
- Sunday 7/8 at 4:30 pm 2-Headed Giant
Preregistration strongly recommended! Call 206.535.7896, email email@example.com or in-person!
Did You Know We Have Soft Pretzels? And they’re delicious! They come with one of three types of mustard or our Amazing House-Made Bier Cheese Dip. Try one along with an ice cold brew or tasty root beer. It’s the perfect gamer combo!
Warm and delicious with bier cheese!
Origins Game Fair is happening this weekend in Columbus, Ohio. If you’re not familiar with Origins, it is an annual gaming convention that was first held in 1975. Since 1996, it has been held in Columbus, Ohio at the Greater Columbus Convention Center. Origins is run by The Game Manufacturers Association (GAMA).
Each year the organization bestows awards to the best games of the previous year. This year, there was no shortage of great games to choose from. Here are this year’s winners:
Origins Award for Best Board Game – Gloomhaven
Origins Award for Best RPG Supplement – Dungeons & Dragons Xanathar’s Guide to Everything
Origins Award for Best Family Game – Azul
Origins Award for Best Collectible Game – Star Wars Destiny
Origins Award for Best Miniatures Game – Warhammer 40K 8th Edition
Origins Award for Best RPG – Adventures in Middle Earth
Origins Award for Best Card Game – Ex Libris
We’ve received a bunch of fun, new games this week! Some are brand new and some of great reprints from the past. Check ’em out!
Rick and Morty: The Ricks Must Be Crazy Multiverse Game
In this newest entry into the growing family of Rick and Morty games, players delve into tinier and tinier universes building contraptions and power. 30-45 minutes, ages 17+
Rick and Morty: the Ricks Must be Crazy Multiverse Game • 17+ • 2-4 Players
Istanbul: the Dice Game
Istanbul: the Dice Game is just as fun as Istanbul! Plunge into the bazaar to gather gems and win the game!
Istanbul: the Dice Game • 8+ • 2-4 players • 7.2 rating
Escape from the Aliens in Outer Space
Escape from the Aliens in Outer Space is a card game of strategy and bluff set on a badly damaged deep space research ship. On-board systems have failed, plunging the ship into darkness. But even worse: A mysterious alien plague has crept aboard and is transforming the human crew into horrendous monsters! The remaining crewmen desperately try to save their lives by escaping from the derelict spaceship, but in the darkness the aliens are lurking…hungry for human flesh.
Escape from the Aliens in Outer Space • 13+ • 2-8 Players • 6.9 rating
Haven Town is facing total annihilation at the hands (and teeth) of a horde of monsters from beyond the Shadowrift. You, the heroes, must band together to drive them back. To do this, you will need powerful spells, skills, attacks and loot.
Shadowrift • 14+ • 1-6 players• 7.2 Rating
In Train Heist, up to four players work together to board the train, loot the passengers and cargo, and vamoose with the goods before the Sheriff catches you! Bring enough finery back to each town before the train arrives to keep the Sheriff at bay. If you can pull this off, everybody wins, but be careful because if enough perilous events occur or a hangman noose is tied up, it’s game over for all!
Train Heist • 12+ • 2-4 players • 6.9 rating
In Action Cats!, each card has a picture of a cat with one half of a story on the back. Players take turns being the “judge,” while the rest are storytellers. The judge draws a cat card from the top of the deck and gives the cat a name. The rest of the players each build a story using the cards in their hand. They tell the story to the judge, embellishing all they want (that’s the fun part!), and the judge picks their favorite story as the winner!
Action Cats! • 3-6 players • 9+
Unlock Secret Adventures
Three new entries to these super fun Unlock! games:
The Adventures of Oz, Tombstone Express, and A Noside Story
In the Unlock! Games, players work together to make decisions and solve puzzles using a free app to track time and clues. These games are VERY FUN and perfect for family get-togethers and casual game nights!
Unlock Adventures • 10+ • 1-6 players • 8.3 rating
The Pillars of the Earth
The Pillars of the Earth is back! Based on the bestselling novel by Ken Follett. At the beginning of the 13th century, construction of the greatest and most beautiful cathedral in England begins. Players are builders who try to contribute the most to this cathedral’s construction and, in so doing, score the most victory points.
Pillars of the Earth • 12+ • 2-4 players • 7.3 rating
Dead Man’s Doubloons
Aaarrrggghhh, ye scurvy dogs! Dead Man’s Doubloons is an action-packed board game in which players take on the role of a legendary pirate ship captain hell-bent on winning the race to endless riches of buried treasure. Fragments of treasure maps, gold doubloons, and precious jewels can all be stolen, as can the reputation of rival ships! Once the buried treasure has been dug up, ship captains return to their vessels to engage in a final epic battle on the high seas!
Dead Man’s Doubloons • 10+ • 2-6 players • 7.1 rating