Hello and happy Friday everyone. I have finally recovered from my cold, thanks for asking, and just in time for a pretty busy weekend at the shop. Our strategy Saturday nights have been going well, so stop on by tomorrow night at 6pm for some cozy board gaming. We have been seeing more heavy games at these events, but there is plenty of room for the lighter ones as well. Also check out our guild forums to see if anyone is planning a specific game. Just before the game night, our buddy Tam will be trying to rally for a Pathfinder adventure, so come on by at 4pm if you’d like to live out all of your fantasy dreams.
Sunday we’ll be getting up early for our booth at the Sellwood Middle School 5K fundraiser event. We have 4 registered Cloud Cap participants, so come cheer them on while you sip your coffee, and maybe stop by our humble booth for some entertainment. Then, at 2pm on Sunday, be prepared for the main event: the King of Tokyo Tournament! Anyone can play this fantastic movie monster game, and anyone can learn the rules rapidly during the first round of the tournament, so come join in even if you have never played this game. King of Tokyo is easily one of the best light-hearted game experiences, ever!
For new games this week we have only a single announcement, the old Dungeon board game has finally been reprinted by Wizards of the Coast and we will have a bunch arriving this afternoon. For the 12-year old boy in all of us, this game is hard to beat. It is a good old dungeon crawl adventure-fest without pages of finnicky rules but with tons of randomness, as it should be. The playability and great price ($20) make this game a must for fantasy lovers who can still squeal like a high school fanboy when they acquire an awesome magic wand, then use some lucky die rolls to turn a nasty gelatinous cube into a puddle!
We have had a lot of requests for the game Cards Against Humanity, and I just wanted to clarify our position on this game for those interested. In my opinion, this is the greatest party game ever made, there has not been and will never be a better party game for the adult American audience. But, sadly, we are not legally allowed to sell or rent this game in any form. The game is protected under a Creative Commons License that explicitly excludes any commercial use of the game. Now, at the Cards Against Humanity website they acknowledge that some resellers are selling the product, and that they can do nothing about it. I guess this means we could buy copies, mark them up, then sell them without fear of the designers legally attacking us. But you know what, we really don’t want to mess with that. We are on their email list for interested resellers if they ever decide to wholesale the game, and I cannot imagine that they won’t at some point do this as they will easily be able to retire from their normal jobs. But until that happens, you will have to buy the game from them directly, or pay way to much for a copy on ebay. If you do find a copy though, grab it, because you will want to play it with every group of friends you have.
Happy gaming everyone!
Saturday Strategy Gathering, 6-10pm: Same great game night style, now more palatable for the weekday workers. So far we have folks recruiting for a game of Game of Thrones and a game of Middle Earth Quest. Check out our guild forum for more info, to reserve a seat, or recruit for a game of your own.
King of Tokyo Tournament, Sunday @ 2pm: This is your chance to be a big bad Japanese movie monster, and win some Cloud Cap cash if you prove to be the king. King of Tokyo is like a mash-up of Yahtzee and king of the hill. Huge fun for ages 10 and up. Come stomp some skyscrapers!
Pathfinder Adventures: Our summer intern, Tam, is looking to run some Pathfinder adventures on Saturday evenings for up to 5 players, ages 13 and up. Strap on your armor and RSVP for this if you are interested.
Monthly RPG night: We are trying to get at least one night a month of roleplaying games going, probably every third thursday at this point. What we need however, is at least one gamemaster. All roleplaying systems are welcome. Let us know if you are interested and when we get enough we’ll officially add it to our schedule.
Magic the Gathering Club (Friday, 4-6pm): Bring your cards for playing and trading. We want to work our way toward Core level so we can run official prerelease events and tournaments, so bring some friends!
Pokemon League (Saturday, 10am-Noon): Trade and play and earn some free cards and badges.
Family Game Gathering (Sunday, Noon-6pm): Sunday is family game day, arrive when you want and test drive some games from our demo library. Do not be shy about asking us to teach you a new one.
Strategy Game Gathering (Wednesday, 6pm-11pm): One of the best darn game nights in town!