Curbside Pickup is Now Available!

by: on April 28, 2020  |  

Hey Meeps! We finally got the beginnings of our online store for curbside pickup online. Check it out here: https://meeples-games.shoplightspeed.com

Curbside Pickup

We don’t have everything up there yet, but we’re continuing to work on it this week.

Plus… are you sitting down?!? Puzzles are on the way! We should get our delivery either late this week or early next week and we’ll have them up on the site the same day, so keep you eyes peeled!

Hoodies and T-Shirts have been sent to the printer and should go into the mail next week.

Special Edition Hoodies and T-shirts Preorder Now Through April 23rd!

by: on April 8, 2020  |  

Now is your chance to represent and support your favorite Friendly Local Game Store with an Exclusive Special Edition Meepin’ it Together Hoodie and T-Shirt.

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.

How Social Distancing has Affected Tabletop Gaming

by: on April 1, 2020  |  

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.

MagicFest Online Checkout Code Inside!

by: on March 31, 2020  |  

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.