Saturday September 2 – bring out your evil overlord!

This Saturday (September 2) we’ll be teaching Nefarious, The Mad Scientist Game.

“Nefarious The Mad Scientist game is a strategy game by Donald X. Vaccarino. You are a mad scientist attempting to destroy the world. To do so, you must build terrifying inventions which require research, hard work, and espionage. Unfortunately for you, other mad scientists are trying to steal your evil glory by destroying the world first. Overtake your rivals and become the most notorious mad scientist in history!”

We’ll be running two games, one at 5pm and another at 7pm. If you would like to sign up give us a call, or shoot us an email. As before, the cost is $5 – which then gives you a five dollar voucher for anything in the store.

PLEASE NOTE: Starting in September, we will be holding only one Learn to Play evening per month. In general, that will be the first Saturday of each month – however since the first weekend of September is Labor Day weekend, we are pushing that back to September 12th. We are aiming to have a packed Saturday night on the 12th with a wide variety of new games to teach!


Saturday August 29 – Learn to Play schedule

Below is the schedule for our Learn to Play session this coming Saturday (August 29th). Call ahead to reserve a spot, or send us an email!

PLEASE NOTE: Starting in September, we will be holding only one Learn to Play evening per month. In general, that will be the first Saturday of each month – however since the first weekend of September is Labor Day weekend, we are pushing that back to September 12th.


 GameTimeRating
Star Wars: Imperial Assault5pm2
Kemet5pm2
Robinson Crusoe5pm2
Istanbul7pm2
Say Anything & Telestrations 7pm1

Please arrive 5 to 10 minutes before game time to assure your spot in your chosen game. Standby players will be called at game time if tables are not full.

Every Saturday we coordinate with a group of volunteers to arrange a schedule of games to be taught. The volunteers set up the games, teach you how to play, and handle the clean up.

Players pay $5 for their seat, and in exchange get $5 of store credit.

For rating the complexity of the games, we use a simple scale of 1 to 3:

Games with a rating of 1 are appropriate for everyone except young children. Board game novices looking to learn something new should look for 1’s on our schedule.

Games with a rating of 2 are distinctly more complex than 1’s.  If you are a gamer, these games are probably your “bread & butter”.  Board game novices should probably avoid these until they have played a couple of 1’s (I guess at that point, you aren’t a novice!).

Games with a rating of 3 are much more intense. They will have long play times, complex rules, and many components. Depending on the time required, these games may not be completed fully in the allotted time.

Saturday August 22 – Learn to Play schedule

Below is the schedule for our Learn to Play session this coming Saturday (August 22nd). Call ahead to reserve a spot, or send us an email!


 GameTimeRating
Viceroy5pm2
Specter Ops5pm2
New York 19015pm1
Viceroy7pm2
King of New York7pm1

Please arrive 5 to 10 minutes before game time to assure your spot in your chosen game. Standby players will be called at game time if tables are not full.

Every Saturday we coordinate with a group of volunteers to arrange a schedule of games to be taught. The volunteers set up the games, teach you how to play, and handle the clean up.

Players pay $5 for their seat, and in exchange get $5 of store credit.

For rating the complexity of the games, we use a simple scale of 1 to 3:

Games with a rating of 1 are appropriate for everyone except young children. Board game novices looking to learn something new should look for 1’s on our schedule.

Games with a rating of 2 are distinctly more complex than 1’s.  If you are a gamer, these games are probably your “bread & butter”.  Board game novices should probably avoid these until they have played a couple of 1’s (I guess at that point, you aren’t a novice!).

Games with a rating of 3 are much more intense. They will have long play times, complex rules, and many components. Depending on the time required, these games may not be completed fully in the allotted time.

Saturday August 15 – Learn to Play schedule

Below is the schedule for our Learn to Play session this coming Saturday (August 15th). Call ahead to reserve a spot, or send us an email!


 GameTimeRating
Mystery of the Abbey5pm1
Betrayal at House on the Hill5pm1
Machi Koro w/ Harbor exp7pm1
Ladies & Gentlemen7pm1

Please arrive 5 to 10 minutes before game time to assure your spot in your chosen game. Standby players will be called at game time if tables are not full.

Every Saturday we coordinate with a group of volunteers to arrange a schedule of games to be taught. The volunteers set up the games, teach you how to play, and handle the clean up.

Players pay $5 for their seat, and in exchange get $5 of store credit.

For rating the complexity of the games, we use a simple scale of 1 to 3:

Games with a rating of 1 are appropriate for everyone except young children. Board game novices looking to learn something new should look for 1’s on our schedule.

Games with a rating of 2 are distinctly more complex than 1’s.  If you are a gamer, these games are probably your “bread & butter”.  Board game novices should probably avoid these until they have played a couple of 1’s (I guess at that point, you aren’t a novice!).

Games with a rating of 3 are much more intense. They will have long play times, complex rules, and many components. Depending on the time required, these games may not be completed fully in the allotted time.

Saturday August 8 – Learn to Play schedule

We are basking in the after-glow of a great GenCon this year and eager to get back to some serious gaming. This Saturday we have some new games to our series including one of my favorites – the Days of Wonder classic, Mystery of the Abbey. For those of you on the fence about trying one of our games, this one is a great introduction. A deduction game in the same vein as Clue, it is extremely easy to learn and always delivers a great time.

 GameTimeRating
Mystery of the Abbey5pm1
Alien Frontiers5pm2
Nothing Personal5pm2
Barony7pm2
Kingsburg7pm2

Please arrive 5 to 10 minutes before game time to assure your spot in your chosen game. Standby players will be called at game time if tables are not full.

Every Saturday we coordinate with a group of volunteers to arrange a schedule of games to be taught. The volunteers set up the games, teach you how to play, and handle the clean up.

Players pay $5 for their seat, and in exchange get $5 of store credit.

For rating the complexity of the games, we use a simple scale of 1 to 3:

Games with a rating of 1 are appropriate for everyone except young children. Board game novices looking to learn something new should look for 1’s on our schedule.

Games with a rating of 2 are distinctly more complex than 1’s.  If you are a gamer, these games are probably your “bread & butter”.  Board game novices should probably avoid these until they have played a couple of 1’s (I guess at that point, you aren’t a novice!).

Games with a rating of 3 are much more intense. They will have long play times, complex rules, and many components. Depending on the time required, these games may not be completed fully in the allotted time.

Saturday July 25 – Learn to Play schedule

 

PLEASE NOTE – TWO IMPORTANT WORDS FOLLOW…

GEN CON!!

Below is the schedule for our Learn To Play series for Saturday, July 25th. Please realize however, that we will NOT be hosting our Learn to Play series on August 1st because many of us will be down at Indy attending The Best Four Days in Gaming!

We will be back to our regular schedule for Learn To Play on August 8th – with plenty of GenCon stories to add to the fun I’m sure!

 GameTimeRating
Hyperborea5pm2.5
Letters from Whitechapel5pm2
Power Grid7pm2
Libertalia7pm2
Settlers of Catan7pm1
Seasons7pm2

Please arrive 5 to 10 minutes before game time to assure your spot in your chosen game. Standby players will be called at game time if tables are not full.

Every Saturday we coordinate with a group of volunteers to arrange a schedule of games to be taught. The volunteers set up the games, teach you how to play, and handle the clean up.

Players pay $5 for their seat, and in exchange get $5 of store credit.

For rating the complexity of the games, we use a simple scale of 1 to 3:

Games with a rating of 1 are appropriate for everyone except young children. Board game novices looking to learn something new should look for 1’s on our schedule.

Games with a rating of 2 are distinctly more complex than 1’s.  If you are a gamer, these games are probably your “bread & butter”.  Board game novices should probably avoid these until they have played a couple of 1’s (I guess at that point, you aren’t a novice!).

Games with a rating of 3 are much more intense. They will have long play times, complex rules, and many components. Depending on the time required, these games may not be completed fully in the allotted time.

Saturday July 18 – Learn to Play schedule

 

After the break for the 4th of July weekend, we are now back with a few classics spiced up with expansions. Plus some new games to our LTP program. If you haven’t played Pandemic or Eldritch Horror, don’t be scared off because we are including expansions, all are welcome!


 GameTimeRating
Summoner Wars5pm2
Pandemic: In the Lab5pm2
Formula D5pm1
Eldritch Horror : Mountains of Madness5pm2
Lords of Waterdeep7pm2

Please arrive 5 to 10 minutes before game time to assure your spot in your chosen game. Standby players will be called at game time if tables are not full.

Every Saturday we coordinate with a group of volunteers to arrange a schedule of games to be taught. The volunteers set up the games, teach you how to play, and handle the clean up.

Players pay $5 for their seat, and in exchange get $5 of store credit.

For rating the complexity of the games, we use a simple scale of 1 to 3:

Games with a rating of 1 are appropriate for everyone except young children. Board game novices looking to learn something new should look for 1’s on our schedule.

Games with a rating of 2 are distinctly more complex than 1’s.  If you are a gamer, these games are probably your “bread & butter”.  Board game novices should probably avoid these until they have played a couple of 1’s (I guess at that point, you aren’t a novice!).

Games with a rating of 3 are much more intense. They will have long play times, complex rules, and many components. Depending on the time required, these games may not be completed fully in the allotted time.

Saturday July 11 – Learn to Play schedule

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Six games to choose from this Saturday – from the trenches of Normandy to the Gladiatorial pits of ancient Rome, come on in and learn a new game!

Please arrive 5 to 10 minutes before game time to assure your spot in your chosen game. Standby players will be called at game time if tables are not full.

 GameTimeRating
Heroes of Normandie5pm2
Lords of Waterdeep5pm2
Red Dragon Inn5pm1

Flash Point5pm2
DC Deck Builder7pm2
Spartacus7pm2

Every Saturday we coordinate with a group of volunteers to arrange a schedule of games to be taught. The volunteers set up the games, teach you how to play, and handle the clean up.

Players pay $5 for their seat, and in exchange get $5 of store credit.

For rating the complexity of the games, we use a simple scale of 1 to 3:

Games with a rating of 1 are appropriate for everyone except young children. Board game novices looking to learn something new should look for 1’s on our schedule.

Games with a rating of 2 are distinctly more complex than 1’s.  If you are a gamer, these games are probably your “bread & butter”.  Board game novices should probably avoid these until they have played a couple of 1’s (I guess at that point, you aren’t a novice!).

Games with a rating of 3 are much more intense. They will have long play times, complex rules, and many components. Depending on the time required, these games may not be completed fully in the allotted time.

Game Rental Program!

No, not the store! (TL;DR We now rent games)

Fair Game – after many hours of long brainstorming sessions and burning the midnight oil – is finally prepared to announce the latest “awesome new thing” to appear within our four walls.

Game rentals!

All of our demo games are now available for a 3-day rental. Just come on in, browse our huge selection and pick out a game to bring home. Fill out a small form and pay just 10% of the MSRP for the particular game you chose.  You will be able to keep the game for a total of three nights.

Even better – if you decide that you want to add a copy of that game to your library (or  buy for that special gamer someone in your life), just let our staff know when you return the rental. We will apply the rental fee to the purchase of a brand-new copy!

As always, if you have any questions at all about the Fair Game rental program, just give us a call, send an email – or even better – stop on in.

 

Saturday June 27 – Learn to Play schedule

Five more games – none of which have been featured to date (I think!). You know the drill – come on in to learn and play with some of the best teachers around!

Please arrive 5 to 10 minutes before game time to assure your spot in your chosen game. Standby players will be called at game time if tables are not full.

 GameTimeRating
Memoir '445pm1
Cthulhu's Vault5pm1

Dungeon Petz7pm2
Smash Up7pm1
Nations: The Dice Game7pm2

Every Saturday we coordinate with a group of volunteers to arrange a schedule of games to be taught. The volunteers set up the games, teach you how to play, and handle the clean up.

Players pay $5 for their seat, and in exchange get $5 of store credit.

For rating the complexity of the games, we use a simple scale of 1 to 3:

Games with a rating of 1 are appropriate for everyone except young children. Board game novices looking to learn something new should look for 1’s on our schedule.

Games with a rating of 2 are distinctly more complex than 1’s.  If you are a gamer, these games are probably your “bread & butter”.  Board game novices should probably avoid these until they have played a couple of 1’s (I guess at that point, you aren’t a novice!).

Games with a rating of 3 are much more intense. They will have long play times, complex rules, and many components. Depending on the time required, these games may not be completed fully in the allotted time.