Hours Update and Organized Play!

by: on August 16, 2021  |  

Meeps! We have news…WE ARE BACK! Starting Monday, August 16th our hours are extended and our Organized Play has returned!

Our Updated Hours are as follows:

  • Monday-Saturday: 12pm-10pm
  • Sunday: 12-7pm

Our Organized Play has also made a comeback. Remember, proof of vaccination and masks are required to hang out in our Cafe or Thunderdome! Here’s what you can expect each day.

  • Mondays-6:30pm Open D&D!
    • This is an open D&D group for beginners to experts. Each session is $5, and the drop in tables are first come first serve. There is a possibility to move from One Shots to Continuous Sessions if there is an opening.
  • Tuesdays-5:00pm Family Game Night!
  • Wednesdays-6:30pm Star Wars/ Marvel Crisis Protocol Night
    • Games that might be played: X-Wing, Armada, Legion or Crisis Protocol
    • Bring what you have and hang out!
  • Thursdays-5:30pm Warhammer Night
  • Thursdays-6:30pm Board Game Night
    • Join us and learn new games and make new friends!
  • Fridays-6:30pm FNM: Pioneer
    • $7 entry
  • Saturdays– 1:30pm MtG Draft
    • $17 entry
  • Saturdays– 6:30pm MtG Modern
    • $10 entry
  • Saturdays– 5:00pm MtG Commander Night
  • Sundays– 12pm Pokemon Training Camp
    • Bring your Pokemon cards and learn how to build decks, ask questions, play games and meet other Pokemon Masters!

We are excited to see everyone again! Don’t forget, you can make reservations for your own group or other games any time during the week. Call us to see about table availability 206.535.7896

Gift Guides: Play the Role Well!

by: on December 5, 2021  |  

Another instalment of Gift Guides is here! And this week we are shopping for that awesome Dungeon Master or RPG Player in your life. From beginners to seasoned players, we can help you get the perfect gift for the holiday season!

As of this posting, all items are currently in stock.

D&D Starter Set

The newly revamped Dungeons & Dragons Starter Set is your gateway to action-packed stories of the imagination. This box contains the essential rules of the game plus everything you need to play heroic characters on perilous adventures in worlds of fantasy. Explore subterranean labyrinths! Plunder hoards of treasure! Battle legendary monsters! Ideal for a group of 4 – 6, the Dungeons & Dragons Starter Set includes a 64-page adventure book with everything the Dungeon Master needs to get started, a 32-page rulebook for playing characters level 1 – 5, 5 pre-generated characters, each with a character sheet and supporting reference material, and 6 dice.   

Fizban’s Treasury of Dragons

Meet Fizban the Fabulous: doddering archmage, unlikely hero of the War of the Lance, divine avatar of a dragon-god—and your guide to the mysteries of dragonkind in the worlds of Dungeons & Dragons. Dragonslayers and dragon scholars alike will appreciate the new dragon-themed options for players eager to harness the power of dragon magic and create unique and memorable draconic characters. Dungeon Masters will discover a rich hoard of new tools and information for designing dragon-themed encounters, adventures, and campaigns. Discover a host of new dragons and other creatures. Learn about the lairs and hoards of each type of dragon, and how hoards focus the magic that suffuses dragons and connects them to the myriad worlds of the Material Plane.

The Wild Beyond the Witchlight

Once every eight years, the fantastic Witchlight Carnival touches down on your world, bringing joy to one settlement after the next. Its owners, Mister Witch and Mister Light, know how to put on a good show. But there’s more to this magical extravaganza than meets the eye! The Wild Beyond the Witchlight takes adventurers from the Witchlight Carnival to Prismeer, a Feywild domain of delight, and is designed for characters of levels 1–8. This book comes with a poster map that shows the carnival on one side and Prismeer on the other.

Zombicide RPG

There’s a zombie plague overrunning the world. The recently-dead are roaming around, hunting the living, ready to tear them apart on sight. Some survivors chose to hide away in bunkers or caves, but that’s not you. You’re going to attack these zombies head on. You’re going to commit Zombicide. In Zombicide: Chronicles – The Roleplaying Game, players take on the role of survivors of the zombie apocalypse. They must learn to work together, trust one-another, and form strategies to fight the zombies if they want to stay alive.

Dungeons & Dragons Class Token Sets

These Token Sets are designed to allow you to easily and quickly track your character’s status effects. If your character is frightened, paralyzed, or unconscious, your allies will be able to see at a glance that you are in need of help. Because all of these full-color tokens are made of durable perspex, they are wet-erasable, so you can write additional information straight onto them. The combat tile provides a place for you to keep a running total of constantly changing statistics like character health and resources, all without dirtying your character sheet with eraser marks. Each token set includes a class tin, a combat tile, and 20 regular tokens with 1 large inspired token. Some classes have additional tokens dedicated for that class.

Miniatures and Dice

When in doubt, players and DM’s can never have to many miniatures or dice!

Gift Guides: All in the Family!

by: on November 30, 2021  |  

We are back with another curated Gift Guide! This time for that awesome board game family in your life. Do they all love hanging out and playing a low strategy game together? Do they have their own night of the week that they hang out at home and play games? If the answer is yes, this is the list for you!

As of posting, all of these games are currently in stock!

Ticket to Ride

  • 2-5 players
  • 60 mins
  • Ages 8+

With elegantly simple gameplay, Ticket to Ride can be learned in under 15 minutes. Players collect cards of various types of train cars they then use to claim railway routes in North America. The longer the routes, the more points they earn. Additional points come to those who fulfill Destination Tickets – goal cards that connect distant cities; and to the player who builds the longest continuous route.

Catan

  • 3-4 players
  • 60 mins
  • Ages 10+

In Catan, players try to be the dominant force on the island of Catan by building settlements, cities, and roads. On each turn dice are rolled to determine what resources the island produces. Players build by spending resources (sheep, wheat, wood, brick and ore) that are depicted by these resource cards; each land type, with the exception of the unproductive desert, produces a specific resource: hills produce brick, forests produce wood, mountains produce ore, fields produce wheat, and pastures produce sheep.

Sagrada

  • 1-4 players
  • 45 mins
  • Ages 14+

Draft dice and use the tools-of-the-trade in Sagrada to carefully construct your stained glass window masterpiece. Each player builds a stained glass window by building up a grid of dice on their player board. Each board has some restrictions on which color or shade (value) of die can be placed there. Dice of the same shade or color may never be placed next to each other. Dice are drafted in player order, with the start player rotating each round, snaking back around after the last player drafts two dice. Scoring is variable per game based on achieving various patterns and varieties of placement…as well as bonus points for dark shades of a particular hidden goal color.

Splendor

  • 2-4 players
  • 30 mins
  • Ages 10+

Splendor is a game of chip-collecting and card development. Players are merchants of the Renaissance trying to buy gem mines, means of transportation, shops—all in order to acquire the most prestige points. If you’re wealthy enough, you might even receive a visit from a noble at some point, which of course will further increase your prestige.

Dungeon Decorators

  • 2-4 players
  • 40+ mins
  • Ages 10+

Dungeon Decorators is a competitive “light euro” tile-drafting strategy game. Select tiles that give you the right combination of chilling chambers, harrowing hallways and dire decorations, then play goal cards to score points. The player who scores the most points achieves victory by impressing the client and setting them on their path to becoming the next legendary evil!

D&D Dungeon Scrawlers

  • 2-4 players
  • 15 mins
  • Ages 10+

In Dungeons & Dragons: Dungeon Scrawlers – Heroes of Undermountain, you and other adventurers are drawn together to delve into Undermountain, an immense underground of dungeons created by the Mad Mage, Halaster Blackcloak. Use your markers to trace your path, defeating monsters, casting spells, connecting artifact fragments, and collecting shiny treasure on the way! The round ends when one player defeats that dungeon’s mighty boss, so you have only a few minutes to collect as much loot as possible. The player with the most points after exploring three dungeons wins!

Kabuto Sumo

  • 2-4 players
  • 15 mins
  • Ages 10+

Kabuto Sumo is a game where you are one of the contending beetles that is battling for supremacy in the ring and your place in the pantheon of legendary wrestlers. The gameplay of Kabuto Sumo resembles the coin-pusher arcade games in which you strategically drop quarters and anxiously anticipate coins cascading off the platform. This game features a similar experience, with you trying to strategically slide pieces onto the board and push the other players out of the ring. It’s an exciting combination of dexterity, strategy, and luck.

Azul

  • 2-4 players
  • 40 mins
  • Ages 8+

In Azul, players take turns drafting colored tiles from suppliers to their player board. Later in the round, players score points based on how they’ve placed their tiles to decorate the palace. Extra points are scored for specific patterns and completing sets; wasted supplies harm the player’s score. The player with the most points at the end of the game wins.

Camel Up

  • 3-8 players
  • 45 mins
  • Ages 8+

In Camel Up, up to eight players bet on five racing camels, trying to suss out which ones will place first and second in a quick race around a pyramid. The earlier you place your bet, the more you can win — should you guess correctly, of course. Camels don’t run neatly, however, sometimes landing on top of another one and being carried toward the finish line. Who’s going to run when? That all depends on how the dice come out of the pyramid dice shaker, which releases one die at a time when players pause from their bets long enough to see who’s actually moving!

Gift Guides: The Life of the Party!

by: on November 24, 2021  |  

Shopping for the people in your life can be hard sometimes. So we’ve curated the perfect Gift Guides for every type of gamer in your life. Let’s start with The Life of the Party! This person throws the best parties. They want everyone to have a great time and to never be bored. Here are a few awesome games that they will love!

At the time of this posting, all games listed are in stock!

Codenames

  • 2-8 players
  • 20 minutes
  • Ages 14+

Codenames is an easy party game about solving puzzles. The game is divided into red and blue, each side has a team leader, the team leader’s goal is to lead their team to the final victory. At the beginning of the game, there will be 25 cards on the table with different words. Each card has a corresponding position, representing different colors. Only the team leader can see the color of the card. The team leader should prompt according to the words, let his team members find out the cards of their corresponding colors, and find out all the cards of their own colors to win. We currently have Codenames Duet and Codenames Pictures also in stock.

Throw Throw Burrito

  • 2-6 players
  • 20 mins
  • Ages 7+

Throw Throw Burrito is what you get when you cross a card game with dodgeball. Try to collect matching sets of cards faster than your opponents while simultaneously ducking, dodging, and throwing squishy airborne burritos. The cards you collect earn points, but getting hit by flying burritos loses them. So clear some space and put away the antiques, because you’ve never played a card game quite like this before.

Taco Bell Party Pack

  • 2-6 players
  • 20 mins
  • Ages 8+

In Taco Bell Party Pack Card Game, players gather various kinds of Taco Bell menu items, including crunchy tacos, bean burritos and Freezes, in an attempt to feed a crew of Taco Bell fans. Each member of a player’s crew comes with specific cravings that need to be sated and doing so earns crave chips — tokens that look like tortilla chips and that have a surprise amount of points to reveal at the end of the game. Players can also use “sauce cards” to help snag food items and win.

Dream Crush

  • 2-6 players
  • 30 mins
  • Ages 14+

Look into your heart and choose your favorite Crush, then guess who your friends are crushing on in this totally timeless fantasy dating game! Uncover sweet and strange secrets about prospective Crushes while navigating hilarious relationship milestones that will leave your feelings reeling as you play. Only by correctly predicting who makes your friends swoon will you live happily ever after with your own Dream Crush!

Pictures

  • 3-5 players
  • 30 mins
  • Ages 8+

Pictures is a quick-playing family game with very simple rules. Form the image on your secret picture card with one set of components, either shoelaces, color cubes, icon cards, sticks and stones or building blocks in such a way that the other players guess what image you have pictured.

The Great Dalmuti

  • 4-8 players
  • 60 mins
  • Ages 8+

In The Great Dalmuti, the deck is dealt out to all players and the object is to get rid of your cards as fast as possible. The hand begins with one person playing one or more card to the center of the table. The cards played must all be of the same rank. Each player in turn must now either play the same number of cards of a better rank, or pass. Play continues around the table until everyone has passed; at that point, the cards are cleared and whoever played the last set of cards leads the next round. After everyone has gone out, the players are ranked.

Take 5 (Also known as 6 Nimmit)

  • 2-10 players
  • 30 mins
  • Ages 8+

Players in Take 5 want to score as few points as possible. To play the game, you shuffle the 104 number cards, lay out four cards face-up to start the four rows, then deal ten cards to each player. Each turn, players simultaneously choose and reveal a card from their hand, then add the cards to the rows, with cards being placed in ascending order based on their number; specifically, each card is placed in the row that ends with the highest number that’s below the card’s number. When the sixth card is placed in a row, the owner of that card claims the other five cards and the sixth card becomes the first card in a new row.

All Things Magic: the Gathering!

by: on November 1, 2021  |  

Here’s all the awesome new Magic: the Gathering events that are coming up! All events are capped at 36 players (unless otherwise noted), vaccine cards and masks are required. To hold a spot in any (or all) events, please give us a call 206.535.7896.

November 6th-Mystery Booster Draft

  • Date: Saturday 11/6
  • Time: 1:30pm
  • $40 per player

November 12-14th – Innistrad Crimson Vow Prerelease

  • Date: Friday 11/12 at 6:30pm, sealed format
  • Saturday 11/13 at 12:30pm and 6:30pm, sealed format
  • Sunday 11/14 at 1:30pm, 2-Headed Giant (capped at 16 teams)
  • $35 per player

November 20th-Modern Horizons II Win-a-Box

  • Date: Saturday 11/20
  • Time: 5:30pm
  • Format: Modern, cut to top 8
  • $15 per player
  • This event needs 16 players to fire

December 4- Modern Horizons II Draft

  • Date: Saturday December 4th
  • Time: 1:30pm
  • $35 per player

Spooky Games to play on Halloween!

by: on October 29, 2021  |  

Are you looking for a great spooky game to play for Halloween? We have so many great suggestions just for you!

Scooby-Doo Betrayal at Mystery Mansion

Based on the award-winning Betrayal at House on the Hill board game, Betrayal at Mystery Mansion is the mash-up fans have been clamoring for! Play as Scooby-Doo, Shaggy, Velma, Daphne, or Fred as you explore the mansion and its grounds, finding clues, encountering strange occurrences, and maybe even catching sight of a monster! When you find enough clues to learn what’s really going on, that’s when the haunt starts, and one player will switch sides to play the role of the monster! Will you be able to stop them before they carry out their sinister plan?

Horrified

The stakes have been raised. Imagine living in a place so wretched that it’s not plagued by one, two, or even three monsters — but seven of the most horrifying fiends! In Horrified, you’ll come face to face with them all as you work together to rid the town of the maniacal or misunderstood creatures…before it’s too late.

Disney Villainous

In Villainous, each player takes control of one of six Disney characters, each one a villain in a different Disney movie. In this asymmetrical game, each player has their own villain deck, fate deck, player board, and 3D character. Who will be the best villain amongst you?

Whirling Witchcraft

Being a witch is all about wielding powerful magical ingredients — but a witch can wield only so much power before everything blows up in their face. Choose your recipes wisely to clear your workbench and stick others with too much raw material because the first player to overflow their nemesis’ cauldron with enough ingredients wins! In Whirling Witchcraft, you start with a hand of four recipe cards, as well as a number of ingredients on your workbench; ingredients come in five types, and you have a limited number of spaces for each type on your workbench.

Zombicide

Zombicide, the board game, has taken the world by storm with over two million copies sold since its release in 2012 and spawning a cult franchise of cooperative zombie slaying all over the world. In Zombicide, zombies are controlled by the game, while players take on the role of survivors who must co-operate in order to survive and thrive in a world overrun by the bloodthirsty undead. Find guns and gear to take the fight to the zombies through 25 different scenarios linked by a branching story as you pick your way through an infested city.