A small order arrived today, but I knew had to post about it because I’m super duper stoked for one of the games that is new to us!

Restocks:

  • Sheriff of Nottingham: After being on Tabletop this game sold out within a week. But we’ve got a bunch more copies now
  • Tokaido: Another Tabletop game, I can’t get over how pretty this game is

New Stuff:

EvolutionEvolution: So I’m a Biology Major, taking a course right now called Evolution, and I want to be an Evolutionary Biologist someday. So naturally I think this is just about the greatest game ever. You need to make sure your creatures are adapted properly to the environment or they face extinction if they can’t get enough food. Use traits like burrowing to escape predators, or ambush hunting to get the jump on those pesky herbivores. Adapt and survive!

HanabiDeluxeHanabi Deluxe: A game in which you can see everybody’s hand but your own. Work together to make sure your teammates pick the right things to play in order to build an amazing fireworks display. We’ve had this game for a while, but now with the Deluxe version out, you could play it with boring paper cards, or with gorgeous solid plastic tiles! With the game being all about making pretty things, you need to have a pretty version of the game itself!

 

love letter

This Valentine’s, be a Princess…or the Countess. We are not here to judge.  Get a copy of Love Letter and play with your Shmoopie Baby.  Bonus Valentine’s rule: strip Love Letter.

Don’t have a Cuddle-Buddy to play with?  Maybe Drinking Quest is more for you.  Strip rules still apply.

 

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family_day

We will be closed Family Day (Monday February 9, 2015).  Buy some games now and enjoy them with your family this long weekend.

First up, a quick note. We will be closed on Monday February 9th for Family Day (Aka we want to play games with our families. D’aww.)

Two big orders arrived today, got a few games we’ve been waiting to get back in for a while now. (Smash Up, Survive, Ticket to Ride) Who cares about that though? I’m totally stoked about all the new games that we are carrying now, including a few from Tabletop Season 3.

dead_of_winterDead of Winter: A Crossroads Game, soon to be featured on Tabletop, it’s a story-centric game about surviving through a harsh winter in an apocalyptic world. The survivors are all dealing with their own psychological imperatives, but must still find a way to work together to fight off outside threats, resolve crises, find food and supplies, and keep the colony’s morale up.

 

 

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Robot Turtles, a game about teaching programming to preschoolers. I could not be more excited about this game. Kids just seem to take to it like candy without even realizing they are actually learning the fundamentals of Computer Science.

 

 

 

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Kingdom Builder, this game started its life as a potential sequel for Dominion (my favourite game) so you know it’s going to be good. To me it kind of feels like what Catan would be if it had been designed by Donald X. Vaccarino. It’ll be shown on Tabletop but not until June 🙁

 

 

 

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Roll for the Galaxy, a dice version of the already very popular Race for the Galaxy. They managed to capture the feel of the original game fantastically well.

 

 

 

 

escape_big_boxEscape Big Box: The Curse of the Temple, If Indiana Jones was a board game. ‘Nuff said.

 

 

 

 

sheriff_of_nottinghamSheriff of Nottingham, Another Tabletop game (The episode aired today actually, go check it out!) that simulates the exciting world of Customs Inspections! Each turn one player will step into the shoes of the Sheriff of Nottingham. Players declare goods they wish to bring into the city, and which goods they will secretly store in their burlap sack. The Sheriff must then determine who gets into the city with their goods, who gets inspected, and who may have their goods confiscated.