We will be closing early (6pm) Friday 9th for a staff party.  Also, we will be closed Monday 12th for Family Day.

Get your games early and enjoy them with your families.

 

Good afternoon, beautiful people!  We’re happy to announce that Gloomhaven, the exceedingly popular cooperative fantasy adventure in a 14-pound box has finally arrived in store.  Come grab your copy while it’s in stock!

Further good news is that the superb decolonization game, Spirit Island, has returned as well!  What’s more, Terraforming Mars has gotten a reprint just in time to complement the release of its second expansion, Venus Next!  It’s a good time to like board games, friends.

We will be closed Christmas Day and New Year’s Day so our staff can enjoy the holidays.

We will also have shortened hours on the following dates:

Christmas Eve:  12pm – 4pm
Christmas Day:  Closed
Boxing Day:  12pm – 5pm
New Year’s Eve:  12pm – 5pm
New Year’s Day:  Closed

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From December 1st through 31st we’re offering discounts on every expansion in the store!  Each expansion will be discounted 20%* on its own, or 30%* if you buy it with a copy of its base game!

 

*Exceptions include expansions published by Fantasy Flight Games and other publishers under the Asmodee umbrella due to their MAP policy, but we’ll still discount 10%-15% in those cases!

Hello sweet gamers, hope you still like board games because we’ve got some new ones, hot off the presses!

First, we’ve got reprints of Robinson Crusoe: Adventures on the Cursed Island, and a couple of Uwe Rosenberg classics, Le Havre and Glass Road.

In the realm of the new, we’ve got Codenames: Duet, a 2-player, fully cooperative version of 2016’s Spiel des Jahres winner.  Now in a fetching lime green!

Encouraging more cooperation, we have the anti-colonialist Spirit Island, in which you protect your island from colonists by playing as abstract concepts such as River Surges in Sunlight and Vital Strength of the Earth.  Each spirit has entirely different strengths and niches and although the game is fairly complex, there’s loads of room for smart decisions, cool combos, and great teamwork.

 

Unearth is an accessible, attractive dice placement game in which you’ll compete to claim the most ancient ruins, and honour your ancestors by assembling great wonders.  With multiple strategies and plenty of ways to mitigate your luck, Unearth is straightforward enough for kids while remaining entertaining for adults.

 

With summer finally here, we all need some games that we can throw in a bag and take anywhere.  Here are a few compact games that work just as well on a beach towel or picnic table as they do on your kitchen table.

 

Coup is a snappy little bluffing game for 2 to 6 players, with each round only taking a couple minutes.  Everyone gets two hidden roles that let them safely perform actions (assassinating other players, taking a bunch of money, stopping someone else from stealing cash), but because everyone’s powers are hidden, you can claim to be any role you like, performing any action you like.  If someone calls your bluff you’ll be forced to lose one of your roles, but if you weren’t bluffing after all they’ll lose one of theirs!  Last person with any roles left wins!

Citadels lets you fulfill your city-building, set-collecting dreams while incorporating a healthy dose of misdirection and reading your opponents.  Everyone chooses from the same set of characters each round, each character giving you a power that increases in strength and efficiency as you construct more buildings.

Looking for something for group, a road trip, or a night of drinking?  In Spyfall, everyone knows where they are except one person, who is the SPY, and has to figure out their location.  Meanwhile, everyone else has to figure out who the spy is!  Take turns asking each other leading questions that show everyone that you’re in the know, but without giving anything away to the spy!

  

Star Realms is a tiny deckbuilder that lets 2 players rapidly build up their fleets and bases and blast each other into space dust.  Want more variety of ships?  Combine it with Star Realms: Colony Wars, a standalone second set that also lets you expand the game to 4 players.  Prefer a fantasy theme?  Check out the recent sword and sorcery revamp, Hero Realms.

Want something deeper, that will reward repeated plays and let you pursue mastery?  BattleCON is a 2-player fighting game in a box, with each player getting to choose from a whole host of fighters, each with their own styles, powers, and nuances, then laying into each other with a straightforward but deep card combo battle system.