Free RPG Day July 25th!

by: on July 21, 2020  |  

Free RPG Day is July 25th! The following are free with a purchase of 10 dollars or more while supplies last. Check out all of the RPGs we currently stock.

Rain of Mercy

Rain of Mercy is an entertaining introduction to the grim darkness of the 41st Millennium and Warhammer 40,000 Roleplay: Wrath & Glory. The booklet is a short primer on the world of Warhammer 40,000, the glorious Imperium and its many foes, and the forsaken Gilead System trapped by the Great Rift.

DICE!

GateKeeper Games Dice is offering, not 1, but 3, unique dice packs they call “dice set upgrade kits”, each containing both a D6 AND a D20! These promo packs, complete with collectible inserts, are designed to upgrade a matching 7 die set to a 9 die Advantage Disadvantage set.

ROOT RPG

The Free RPG Day booklet for Root: The Tabletop Roleplaying Game contains pre-generated characters and a full clearing write up along with all the rules to get you started playing quickly!

KeyForge RPG

Venture into the amalgamated world of the Crucible with Maw of Abraxas, a one shot Genesys RPG adventure told across three episodes.

And so much more…

These three different RPG booklets give you a great introduction into each of the different games. Overlight is a fantasy roleplaying game of kaleidoscopic journeys: a visceral, dangerous, and brightly-colored setting. Characters will search for personal meaning among a fantastic, sometimes violent, and overwhelming world. Kids on Brooms is a collaborative role-playing game about taking on the life of a witch or wizard at a magical school you all attend- a place full of mystery, danger, and thrilling adventure. In the Junior Braves Survival Guide to the Apocalypse game, you take the roles of Junior Braves – young scouts who are learning outdoors skills, good citizenship, and teamwork. They return home to find some sort of doomsday event has brought civilization as they knew it to an end.

This is just a few of the items that will be available! Other items include Pathfinder, Starfinder, miniatures, Dungeon Crawl Classics, and much more!

We can’t wait to celebrate Free RPG Day with you!

Store Hours and Guidelines!

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We have gotten some questions about our new store hours and the guidelines we are taking. So here’s the deal!

We are currently open 7 days a week 12-7pm

Happy Hour runs from 4-6pm every day with $2 off sandwiches, $5 drafts, and $2 off growler fills!

  • We are open for browsing and dine in up to 90 mins.
  • Masks are required, we’ve got you covered if you forgot one
  • Our game library is open and games are sequestered after each play
  • We offer in store pickup as well as curbside pickup

New Games on our Shelves!

by: on July 10, 2020  |  

We’ve had a few new games hit our shelves the past couple of days! Here’s a look at some interesting ones. All of these games can be purchased via our online store or in person.

Sonora

  • Ages: 10+
  • Duration of Game: 30-45 mins
  • Number of Players : 1-4
  • MSRP: 29.99

You have entered the Sonoran Desert, a place of vast beauty. Technicolor sunsets pop out over vistas revealing deep canyons, trickling tributaries, and ancient pueblo cliff dwellings. Immerse yourself in the secrets of the desert in a flick-and-write game in which cunning and dexterity meet. In Sonora, players flick wooden discs onto a game board representative of different vibrant landscapes across the Sonoran sands. Each area encompasses a different unique game, so skillful aim is required to play in the region of a player’s choosing and score points on your dry-erase sheet! But watch out for other players eager to bump discs to score points for themselves.

Cat Lady : Box of Treats Expansion

  • Ages: 8+
  • Duration of Game: 30 mins+
  • Number of Players : 1-6
  • MSRP: 19.99

New challenges await you and your fellow cat lovers in Cat Lady: Box of Treats. You need your base game to play, but now you get to manage new items, boxes, and cat treats! Plus there’s even more cats to feed with the addition of new stray cats and gray cats! Box of Treats also expands the game to be played with up to six players, so now you’ll have to outmaneuver more players to be crowned as the best cat lady in town. Compete for goals, try new strategies, and, as always, keep your cats fed!

Pandemic: Hot Zone North America

  • Ages: 8+
  • Duration of Game: 30 mins+
  • Number of Players : 2-4
  • MSRP: 19.99

Disease threatens North America and only you can stop it! In Pandemic: Hot Zone – North America, players work together against the game to discover cures for three deadly diseases that threaten the continent. Travel to different North American cities to treat local populations, prevent outbreaks, and share research with your team. Can you discover the cures before it’s too late? Hot Zone – North America is a shorter, more portable version of the best-selling cooperative game Pandemic.  

     

Youth Online D&D! Two New Sessions!

by: on July 8, 2020  |  

Our first session of Youth Online D&D went so well, that we are opening up TWO NEW SESSIONS! The first session will run Monday & Wednesdays starting July 20th. The second session will run Tuesday & Thursdays starting July 21st. Both sessions will run from 1:30-4:00pm. Our great DM Boyce will be running both Youth Online D&D sessions. Remember, these sessions are for ages 10-15. In order for things to go smoothly there are a few prerequisites:

  • Must have played D&D before, not for new players
  • Must have a Windows or Mac computer modern enough to run DISCORD
    • Browers: Google Chrome, Firefox 38+, Opera, Microsoft Edge 17+, Safari 11+
  • Must have a reliable internet connection
  • Must have a Dungeons & Dragons Players Handbook. We’ll email you a 20% off discount code after registration to pick one up.
  • Must have an email account, this will be how Boyce communicates with the player/parents
  • We also recommend a Microphone and Headphones – not required, but it makes for a better experience.

This is a completely different D&D than any other type we’ve held before (Tween D&D etc). We are currently only running one group, so space is limited. Other session information is as follows:

If you meet all of the prerequisites and this seems like something perfect for your child, you can purchase your D&D session here.

**When selecting a session via our online store, please make sure you are purchasing the correct time frame**

July Staff Picks!

by: on July 7, 2020  |  

Unmatched -Brian Taylor

  • Name of Game: Unmatched
  • Publisher: Mondo/ Restoration Games
  • Year Published: 2019
  • Type: Tactical strategy
  • Difficulty: Medium
  • Play time: 25 mins
  • Rule Complexity: Easy
  • Number of Players: 2-4
  • Bits: Nice bits, great art
  • Overall Rating: 5 Meeples

The Unmatched series of games are the perfect fit for strategy gamers that want to spend their time playing instead of studying rules and preparing their army. The premise is that heroes and characters from popular culture, literature, and history are battling it out to be the last one standing. The first entry in the series pits Medusa vs King Arthur vs Alice vs Sinbad. Other stand-alone entries include Bruce Lee(!), Robin Hood vs. Bigfoot, and characters from Jurassic Park. Best of all, you can mix and match fighters from any Unmatched set! Fly your local colors and pit Bruce Lee vs Bigfoot!

When you first open the box you can tell this game was designed with love and style. The miniatures are highly detailed with a pre-applied wash that makes them really pop – no painting needed! The tray is perfectly designed to hold every bit in a perfectly sized slot. The game board (2-sided) is bright and uses a clever color-coding system so you can tell instantly if your hero is within fighting range of another piece. Each fighter has their own deck of cards, and the art if fabulous, evocative of great comics art (it reminds me of J.H.Williams III amazing Batwoman comic art). –Brian Taylor

Dixit -Reena Asquith

  • Name of Game: Dixit
  • Publisher: Libellud
  • Year Published: 2008
  • Type: Creative association based family party game
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Play time: 30 mins
  • Rule Complexity: Easy
  • Number of Players: 3-6
  • Bits: Average
  • Overall Rating: 5 Meeples

Dixit is a gorgeous creativity focused game that is truly all ages. Every player draws a hand of cards, each with a unique illustration. Players will take turns being the Storyteller, who will give a single word as a clue and then put one of their cards face down then everyone else will put in a card face down that they think fits the clue. When the cards are flipped everyone will try to guess which card was the Storytellers, then points will be allotted accordingly. You can decide a winner based on points, or just keep playing until your group feels done. That’s about it! Its mechanical simplicity makes it a great choice to play with younger kids.  All the art is magically evocative and fits perfectly with what this game is all about. Creativity! –Reena Asquith

House of Danger – Nichole Davis

  • Name of Game: House of Danger
  • Publisher: Z-Man Games Inc.
  • Year Published: 2018
  • Type: Choose your own adventure
  • Difficulty: Easy-medium depending on the choices you make
  • Play time: About an hour
  • Rule Complexity: Easy
  • Number of Players: 1-3
  • Bits: Great, the style really ticks the nostalgia box
  • Overall Rating: 5 Meeples

I really like House of Danger because I loved reading “Choose Your Own Adventure” books as a kid, and this game really encapsulates that whole genre very well. Your choices really affect how the story plays out, with many possible endings and a good amount of cheesy spookiness thrown in. By its very nature, House of Danger has a lot of replayability with many twists and turns along the way. –Nichole Davis

Wing It – Boyce Asquith

  • Name of Game: Wing It
  • Publisher: Flying Leap Games
  • Year Published: 2017
  • Type: Storyteller
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Play time: 30 mins to an hour
  • Rule Complexity: Easy
  • Number of Players: 4-7
  • Bits: Excellent Legible Cards
  • Overall Rating: 5 Meeples

Wing It is a ridiculous story-telling game where players will alternate telling stories and judging the stories. Each round, the judge will read a scenario card like “you and your twenty chihuahuas are having a picnic when out of nowhere an eagle starts swooping at you.” The other players then will take turns using three of the five cards in their hand to tell a story based on the scenario. If my hand had giraffe legwarmers, a fire extinguisher, a complete set of pots and pans, a Spanish dictionary, and a fishing net, I would say “I use my fire extinguisher to blind the eagle before I start waving giraffe legwarmers frantically in attempt to scare the bird off. If that does not work, I chuck various pots and pans piecemeal at it keeping my precious chihuahuas safe.” The judge then determines the best story, the winner becomes the judge, everyone refills their hand back up to five cards and a new round starts. Some pretty silly stories can result. Especially fun game for people who like to tell vignettes and short stories. –Boyce Asquith