Weekly Update: March 1, 2013

We’ve got another light new release week, and things should be calming down in general for the next few months.

We want to thank everyone who came to the shop to support the Llewellyn 4th grade class this Sunday. The day was such a huge success that we decided to double our donation. Despite my mild nuttiness over the sheer number of young ones in the shop, it was great to see so many people enjoying the shop, both at the game tables and just socializing in the space. Days like Sunday remind us of why we created Cloud Cap in the style that we did, it is a rare kind of crowd to see at a game store. But man was that a lot of kids!

A bit of bad news/good news to announce. The last Saturday in March will not be a meaty game day, in fact it may be quite the opposite because we will be hosting an International Tabletop Game Day at our shop. For those not familiar with the Tabletop show, it is a webcast starring everyone’s favorite Star Trek actor, Wil Wheaton. On the show, Wil invites other geeky stars to play games with him, and does a great job of explaining how the game works in the process. Well the show is now promoting an International Game Day and we will be taking part. So come on by the shop on March 30 to experience some of the favorite games featured on Tabletop. We will still be hosting our regular game gathering starting at 6pm, just don’t show up at 4pm expecting to plop down that 6 hour beast because the tables may be full, but there will still be fun to be had.

Alrighty, here are the new arrivals of note.

Ground Floor: Ever want to build your own corporate tower from the ground up? Now you can. Tasty Minstrel has created a nifty game where players compete to establish the most productive and profitable corporate tower. You won’t see too many new and exciting mechanics in Ground Floor, but the mesh between theme and mechanics works very well. As an added bonus, when you add a floor to your tower, you actually add a nifty piece of cardboard to your personal board, so the feeling of building something from the ground up really shines through. This is another kickstarter darling, so you may have seen copies of this baby floating around already.

 

Star Wars X-Wing, Slave 1 expansion: We don’t have any Millenium Falcon’s left, but Boba Fett is still here with his feared bounty hunting ship. I gotta say, I am impressed with the quality of the mini, and I sure wish I still had my awesome Boba Fett action figure to sit by my side.

That’s all, have a great weekend everyone!


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