Meeples Games and Covid-19

by: on March 16, 2020  |  

As I’m sure most of you already know, Governor Jay Inslee has closed all restaurants and event space until 3/31. This includes the Meeples Games cafe and play space. Our cafe is closed and our playspace is closed.

However, our retail store is still open. Later today I’ll publish a plan for curbside pickup of product if you don’t want to come in.

We continue to maintain hourly sanitation practices – door handles, credit card machines, touch screens, counter tops, etc.

I also want to thank every single one of you – our amazing neighborhood and community – for your support over the past few weeks and as we move forward.

If you get bored, give me a call and I’ll hook you up with a great game or puzzle to pass the time.

Live long and prosper.

Magic: the Gathering Tornaments are Cancelled Until Further Notice

by: on March 13, 2020  |  

Hey Y’all.

As recommendations from the Health Department, the Governor, and the CDC evolve, so do Meeples Games policies with regard to the current virus situation.

As of today – March 13th – all Magic: the Gathering events are cancelled until further notice. This includes:

• Friday Night Magic on Friday

• Booster Draft on Saturday

• Mystery Booster Draft on Saturday

• Pioneer on Saturday

• Modern on Tuesday

We are still open to players coming in to play Magic including casual Commander on Sunday.

However, please adhere to the following recommendations:

  1. Don’t handle other people’s cards or game pieces
  2. Wash your hands often for 20 seconds
  3. Use the provided hand sanitizer
  4. Cover your mouth and nose when coughing or sneezing
  5. Don’t shake hands

Live long and prosper!

Calling all Cosplayers and Comic Con Goers! Join us Friday-Sunday for a Special Treat!

by: on March 9, 2020  |  

Were you planning on attending Emerald City Comic Con? Well have no fear, Meeples is here! We know the hours and hours that you put into your amazing cosplays. We know the hard work, the money spent, the blood, sweat and tears that went into the sewing and gluing and whatever form of making that you put into you’re amazing character.

We would like for you to have the opportunity to show off your awesome cosplay. So come on down to Meeples Games this weekend March 13th-15th for some awesome snacks and game playing! If you attend in your cosplay, you will receive a FREE non-alcoholic beverage and a cookie! And if you’d like to share your cosplay with the rest of the Meeples community, we will also take your picture and post it to our social media!

Pokemon League Cancelled until Further Notice

by: on March 5, 2020  |  

I know, we just said we didn’t have plans to cancel any events. BUT, out of an abundance of caution, we’re cancelling Pokemon Training Camp and Pokemon League until further notice. Our Trainers won’t be here and we won’t be logging plays.

This is to keep our kids safe and healthy. We’ve had no information of anyone who is ill or at risk.

We’ll let you know when we’re starting up again.

There’s this virus…

by: on   |  

Like you, we’ve been following the news about the Covid-19 virus.  We are saddened that Western Washington has been affected so greatly.  In this spirit we would like to offer some information to our customers:

Meeples Games is open regular business hours until further notice.  If we decide we need to change our hours, modify events, or close for a time, we will announce it on meeplesgames.com and social media (Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.)

Meeples Games is clean.  Being a cafe as well as a store, our staff are all trained and certified in sanitary work practices.  We clean and disinfect our space every day, and have been consistently rated “Excellent” by the King County Health Department. We take cleanliness seriously! And have published an updated sanitation plan to sanitize everything multiple times pre day.

We do not have plans to cancel events.  If things change, we will let you know.

We provide fully stocked washrooms for our customers to wash hands while they are in our space, and we have hand sanitizer at our checkout stations.

If you are at High Risk, it’s safest to avoid gatherings and crowds.  King County (https://kingcounty.gov/depts/health/communicable-diseases/disease-control/novel-coronavirus/protection.aspx) has indicated that people at higher risk include people who are:

  • Over 60 years of age
  • With underlying health conditions including heart disease, lung disease, or diabetes
  • With weakened immune systems 
  • Who are pregnant

We all share the responsibility to stay home if we are sick.   Our staff will not be working if they are sick. If you are sick or think you may have been exposed – please stay home.  If you come to Meeples Games coughing and sick, we will ask you to go home.  

Take precautions.  Wash your hands frequently.  Don’t shake hands – an elbow bump or friendly wave will suffice.  Cough or sneeze into your elbow. Keep your hands away from your face.

• Communicate with your gaming group before your next session to make sure everyone is healthy and aware of the precautions they should take.

• Be kind.  This is a difficult and stressful time for our community.  Show each other love and compassion so we can all live long and prosper.