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Small Businesses Partnering Up

March 22, 2015 (PW Updates)

Sometimes opportunities fall into your lap that you never really considered but seem so obvious after the fact. Take for instance our Magic: The Gathering Dragons of Tarkir midnight prerelease that just happened. We knew some people would need some fuel aside from chocolate bars and snacks to help keep their energy up, so we decided to offer pizza as well. However, what we didn’t consider was tapping into our network of friends who could provide excellent food options themselves. Enter Amazing Grace Sweets (Instagram) by Grace Cheng, a baker of tasty treats. She brought some delicious chocolate chip and peanut butter banana bread and cinnamon croissant crispies (which we bought some of ourselves).

With a player’s wish for tasty food and fuel during a midnight event, our desire to provide what we can to make our players’ experiences as enjoyable as possible and a baker wanting to promote and share her tasty concoctions, it worked out pretty well for all parties. We’re always looking for relationships like this so if you feel like there’s something we can partner up on, definitely reach out to us!

Dragons of Tarkir Prerelease

March 8, 2015 (Card Games)

Magic: The Gathering players, prerelease for the next set, Dragons of Tarkir, will be upon us in 2 weeks! Swoop on down to the store or give us a call and pre-register to guarantee yourself a spot. You’ll also be able to pick the top 3 factions you’d like represent when you pre-register!

A quick summary of details are below, but check out our Saturday midnight, Saturday afternoon, and Sunday events for full details!

Event times: Saturday Midnight, Saturday 1pm, Sunday 1pm
Prize support: 3 packs/person
Midnight prerelease entry fee comes with food!

Board Games Video Reviews

March 1, 2015 (Board Games)

Board games can sometimes be quite difficult to purchase as there are so many options at so many different price points. How is a person supposed to be sure she’ll enjoy a game before opening it? One of the main ways to do this is watching video reviews. We’d like to share some of the channels we personally watch!

If you like a bit of flair and entertainment while watching a game play out, TableTop by Geek and Sundry might be a good bet. The idea of the show is that the host, Wil Wheaton, invites several personalities of different backgrounds to come and play a board game (or two). He explains the core rules of the game while explaining more specific ones as they crop up during the game itself. The games shown are generally of the lighter fare, though sometimes there is a heavy game here or there thrown in.

If you’re simply looking for an explanation of the game rules along with a long time board gamer’s opinion of the game, you may want to look at The Dice Tower series. The rules of the game are explained at the beginning and the opinions come soon after.

These are the two channels we primarily go to but there are many more resources out there. A Reddit user posted their findings and it seems like a great list that includes the two resources we use as well. Take a look and see if any of them work for you!