We’ve heard the outcry of support, and we want to say thank you and give you the opportunity to throw some cash our way.
During this time of social distancing and we’re all Meepin’ it Together, we’ve created a special Hoodie and T-Shirt. This exclusive design sports a gold metallic print (it shows yellow in the picture) on a black American Apparel zip up hoodie or black cotton t-shirt. We will place the order on April 23rd and ship them out around the first week of May.
Visit our online store, here, to preorder today! You don’t want to miss this exclusive opportunity to show some love to your favorite store! We’re only printing these ONE TIME, so get in on it now.
We appreciate every single one of you, and we hope you are all Meepin’ it Together. Stay safe and be kind.
As we know, social distancing has put a strain on tabletop gaming. It’s hard to play games when there has to be 6 feet between you and another person. To see how social distancing has affected our community, we asked a few of our customers what they have been doing to continue playing without being with other people.
Friday Night Magic at Home
Wizards of the Coast recently launched FNM at Home via MTG Arena. This has been a great way for our Magic: the Gathering players to continue to play Magic. Last Friday (March 27th) we launched our first FNM at Home and it went very well. Arena is a great way to take Magic into the virtual world.
Dungeons & Dragons
Doug and Zoe Field have been coming to Meeples Games since we opened and participate in a group that meets weekly. They have taken their games online via a combination of Roll20 and Discord. When asked about their adjustment to online play they said there’s a learning curve but they are still having fun.
Similarly, Steve Tanzy, one of our weekly Warhammer players has also taken his D&D games online. Steve had the following to say “The game group I’m currently running for is adventuring through a 5th Edition conversion of the original ‘supermodule’, The Temple of Elemental Evil, and when social distancing became a real necessity, we quickly moved to an online format using Roll20. Over the course of one session, everyone was pretty much getting it, and now I’m learning some of the more advanced parts of DMing through the application. Once we got the ball rolling for that first session, it was nearly as good as playing in-person, and they made significant progress through the dungeon level they’re currently exploring”. As a pretty social person, Steve says he’s still having fun and in fact his group has gone from bi-weekly to weekly.
Other Tabletop Games
Many other people are taking to Tabletop Simulator (available via Steam) to play more casual games. Steve even said that if he were to take any of his miniature games online it would be through Tabletop Simulator (though there is a slight cost). Sarah Auerbach has also been playing an online version of Agricola with friends and has been thinking of taking other games virtual.
It’s great to see our community is still finding ways to connect when we can’t be together. Thank you to Tammy, Doug and Zoe Field, Steve Tanzy and Sarah Auerbach for answering our questions!
Stay safe and keep gaming! And, of course, be kind to each other during this stressful time.
Channel Fireball, an online retailer for all things Magic: the Gathering, has revealed an awesome new affiliate program to help out local game stores that are closed because of the pandemic. It means that whenever you (our totally awesome Maaagic Plaaayers) purchase anything from them you can use our code MEEPLES GAMES at checkout. This code donates 10% of your purchase to your favorite game store (that’s us!)
They are offering a variety of specialty items as well. These include four different versions of MagicFest in a Box.
We will continue to update everyone on the different virtual events we are a part of. We appreciate all of you, and continue to stay safe and be kind to one another.
Calling all Magic Players! Wizards of the Coast has rolled out a cool way to put the “Gathering” back into Magic: the Gathering during these times of social distancing and Stay-at-Home orders. You can play FNM at Home! Here’s how it works:
What: Three FNM events that give all MtG players a place to play familiar experiences.
When: March 27, April 3, and April 10, each for 24 hours, running Thursday at midnight to Friday at midnight, PT.
Who: Anyone with an MTG Arena account (download here!)
Reward: A code for Arena to get something cool!
Formats: March 27- Challenger Decks, April 3- All Access, April 10- Historical Brawl
Now that you know the Who, What, and When how about the How? First download MTG Arena (see above link) then follow these super quick and easy steps.
Play in the event (win or lose as much as you want)
Take a screenshot of your Event Page
Share your screenshot with a nice message to our Facebook Page (Meeples Games)
We will then message you a reward code through Facebook Messenger
Both Wizards of the Coast and Meeples Games are working on new ways to keep our community play together at this time. So as always, stay tuned to our website and social media for more updates. Stay healthy and game on! Read more about FNM at Home here
It’s with a heavy heart that we come to you with this news. Due to COVID-19, we will be temporarily closing Meeples Games. What does this mean? Honestly, we don’t know. We are working on a few different options going forward, but right now we don’t have any good answers.
Starting today (March 23) the store will be closed.
Please keep your eyes on our website, and social media for up to date information as we move forward.
Most importantly your favorite game store wants you to continue to be kind to one another.
Stay safe and play all the games! We thank you for your support.
New Brews on Tap! Pumpkin Spice Cider and Octoberfest
It’s that time of year to enjoy something warm and earthy – even in a cold, bubbly beverage! We have two new brews on tap.
Lazy Boy Brewing, Everett, WA
This fall ale is perfect for cuddling up with a nice game! It’s not too dark or rich – surprisingly light for an Octoberfest. Check out the Lazy Boy Brewing website!
Seattle Cider Company, Seattle, WA
Pumpkin Spice Cider
I love this cider. It’s not too spicy, nor is it too pumpkin-y. It’s really delicious! From Seattle Cider Company’s website: “This semi-sweet cider is copper in color and perfect for fall. Fermented with cinnamon, nutmeg, allspice, and cloves, it offers hints of the season’s favorite spices followed by just a touch of pumpkin.”