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Grandpa Beck In Store Visit!!!

Grandpa Beck In Store Visit!!!

Grandpa Beck, creator of a number of games, including one of our all time favorite games, Cover Your Assets is coming back to the store to visit.  Get a chance to play with the master, or bring in your copy and get it signed by the creator.  This is a very special treat, not only…

Special Halloween Innistrad Block Draft-8pm

Special Halloween Innistrad Block Draft-8pm

A special Draft of the best Halloween set ever…Innistrad Block. Take a trip back to the classic horror of Innistrad, Dark Ascension and Avacyn Restored. At the most, 36 players.

Pokemon Phantom Forces Prerelease

Pokemon Phantom Forces Prerelease

Prerelease for Phantom Forces. $30 gets 6 packs of the new set to make deck, plus 2 packs after tournament. Registration at ~10 am, first come, first served…click for more info.

Pokemon Phantom Forces Release

Pokemon Phantom Forces Release

Release for Phantom Forces. $30 gets 6 packs of the new set to make deck, plus 2 packs after tournament. Preregistration available…click for more info.

Khans Two-Headed Giant

Khans Two-Headed Giant

Two-headed Giant is team Magic for Buddies, couples, and parent/kid combos. Get packs at 4, play at 5:30. $17.50 pp.

Featured Posts

D20 Games-Intro to D&D for Parents (and others)

D20 Games-Intro to D&D for Parents (and others)

By Ben Calica This guide is designed as a simple, English translation for parents, significant others, and just those who felt curious as to what the heck D&D is all about.  We run D&D Encounters at D20 Games these days, and I’m old enough to have played the game with the first white books back in the…

Kahn’s of Tarkir-Preorder Boxes now…

Kahn’s of Tarkir-Preorder Boxes now…

Hey folks.  Kahn’s of Tarkir Is looking great and just revealed a big surprise…the return of the onslaught Block Fetch Lands! This..(and the General Fun Cards that are being previewed in the Set) are making buying the booster boxes a hot commodity.)  Presale boxes are going for $109.99 as of Sept 2nd and will include the…

Parents back to school Guide for Trading Card Games

Or how to send your kid off to school with their beloved trading cards and get both back happy and whole… Private Note to (fellow) Parents: Ok…now that school is back in session, a few parent to parent bits of advice about collectible card games during the school year. Trading Issues: 80% of issues between kids…

Guide to Tabletop Games# 2 Deck Building Games

Guide to Tabletop Games# 2 Deck Building Games

  If games like Magic and Pokemon (Trading Card Games) are games where you build a deck to go and play each other, deck builders are games where you start with tiny decks, and part of playing the game is competing to acquire the cards to make your deck better. Most people who like the…

Guide to Tabletop Games: #1 TCG/CCG (Trading Card Games)–Magic/Pokemon/Yugioh etc…

Guide to Tabletop Games: #1 TCG/CCG (Trading Card Games)–Magic/Pokemon/Yugioh etc…

Hey guys…I’ll keep adding to this as time goes on, but I get asked a lot (particularly by parents) about what games like Magic and Pokemon really are.  Here’s a shot at doing geek to English translation. Magic, Yugioh, and Pokemon are what are known as trading card games(TCG) or collectible card games(CCG).   Basically…

The Scoop on the Magic 2015 Core Set, M15 Rocks

The Scoop on the Magic 2015 Core Set, M15 Rocks

Magic sets come out every 3 months, and this time each year in July, we get the next  Core Set.  This year, in addition to the normal bucket of old classic cards, the Magic 2015 Core set  is overstuffed with goodies, both great individual cards, and a collection of mini-themes, some of which lay some big hints about...
(April Fools) Big Changes at D20..Played out…

(April Fools) Big Changes at D20..Played out…

April 5th…yes there is Date Night Magic tonight. Update….Happy April Fool’s Day…;-)—A joke…relax…just a joke…really… It is with very mixed feelings that I need to announce some big changes for D20.  After almost three years of working to make things work as a game store, I’ve needed to face some very difficult realities and admit…

Game Reviews

Betrayal at the House on the Hill

Betrayal at the House on the Hill

Oh man is this game fun.  The horror story type language makes it a bit much for very young kids, but for the PG-13 and above crowd this is one of the best games group games I’ve come across in a long time.  (Clearly I missed the boat on this, because the ebay sold prizes…

Love Letter – Don’t need lots of cards for a great two player (up to 4) game

Love Letter – Don’t need lots of cards for a great two player (up to 4) game

We are always on the hunt for two player games, particularly those that can work for couples.  Love Letter was a particularly good find, since it blends deceptively simple game rules and quick game play with an hidden sophistication that revolves around doping out the other player (actually players, since the game can play up…

Cover your Assets Review, D20 Games

Cover your Assets Review, D20 Games

Cover Your Assets by Grampa Beck Games.. Ben’s Review:  (Store owner Guy) Summery:  Deceptively great game in a goofy box.  Great for virtually all player levels, and good social fun.  Best played with 3-6 players.  Extremely easy to learn, but stays fun for a long time.  Play time, 20-30 minutes a round, usually needs two rounds to…