Have a happy Holiday. We are closed on New Years Day, but will be back on Friday.
Have a Happy New Year.
12/11/14: Hey folks,, I know the kids are out of school today, so we will open up for a special event before normal hours (at noon). If we have enough players (IE, more then 4) we will do a prerelease rerelease mystery box tournament. If not, we will do a Zombie Conspiracy draft. Hope everyone survived the storm unsoaked and without been blown away in the wind. 😉
We have a bunch of great goodies in stock for the holidays…more coming.
We’re having a fun set of sales for Black Friday/Small Business Saturday. Deals are good on those days as long as supplies last.
In addition to what is on the list, EVERYTHING else is on sale in D20 Style (ok…we got this idea from another game store, but we thought it was so cool that we wanted to do it too.) Once you commit to your purchase, you get to roll 3 D6 and get that as a bonus discount. (We’ll make anything below a 10 into 10, to make sure it is always at least that much.)
All Day, Both Days… buy 3 packs, get one free (Magic and Pokemon)
Spend $25 or more, get a free Deck Box-up to 4.99 value.
|Magic Holiday Gift Boxes||19.99||$3 off Khans, $5 off Theros.|
|Magic Fat Packs||39.99|
|Khans/M15||Double Bonus Free Packs|
|Journey Into Nyx||39.99||25% off|
|Born of the Gods||39.99||25% off|
|2013 (Except Mindseize)||34.99||$15 off ($19.99)|
|2014 (Blue, Black, Green)||34.99||$15 off ($19.99)|
|Pokemon—sales in store|
|X-Men Dice Masters Starter Set||16.99||
12.99 + buy one 1.99 booster andget 3 free!
|Star Realms||$21.99||$7.00 off… $14.99 final price!|
|Two Adventure time Specials|
|Card Wars Game||$26.99-$21.99||$16.99 to $14.99|
|Adventure Time Munchkin||$24.99||$5.00 off to $15.99|
|Bang Big Deals…|
|Walking Dead Bang||24.99||$5 off- to $19.99|
|Halo Bang||24.99||$5 off- to $19.99|
|Vanguard Packs||3.99||50% off|
More in the store.
Hey folks… Happy Thanksgiving! (In this post…recomendations for great T-Day Games and what events are coming up this week….
We’re going to be open this week for some fun events as well as a Black Friday and Small Buisness Saturday Sale… More on that in a later post.
In the meantime, here are our top recomendations for great games to bring home for Thanksgiving to get people face to face, not screen to screen…
Loonacy: Perfect for post Turkey brains…not a lot of high level thinking, but a fast paced game with a bunch of goofy laughing.
Events for thanksging week:
No D&D on weds…but some other fun….
Tuesday: 11:30—Prerelease Rerelesase Mystery box Sealed Magic Event: Repeated on Wednesday
And Friday and Next Satruday after Thanksgiving…BIG SALE…..
So here is the dealeo with Events for the Khans Release weekend for Khans.
We will open at ~10 pm for a little pre-midnight Zombie Conspiracy.
After it dying out for a while, interest in the league has popped back up because of how much people are enjoying Khans. Stay tuned…
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 buy a box promo card for the first 30 boxes sold (that is 20 more at the time of this posting.) Traditionally the preorder prices go up $10 per week to encourage people ordering as far in advance as we can.
Latest spoilers are here
Some of our fave Cards so far….
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.
First…what are TCG’s (Trading card games)? Imagine making a game with baseball cards, where the what’s on the card can affect the game. The games are played by putting together decks of cards to battle each other.
What is good about the games (from a parent standpoint?) If you strip down the fantasy elements and pictures, what you get is math, logic, motivated reading and a chance to get the kids face to face, not face to screen. They are also great motivators for getting homework, chores and other needed carrots to counterbalance our sticks. See our other post, the Guide to Trading Card Games, for the full skinny. But the rest of this is specifically to help us parents in understanding the deal, and getting ahead of potential issues that might come up. (You may notice that we don’t include Yugioh in our list of these games. Yugioh is a very popular game, but we do not encourage kids to play it, and in fact have banned it at D20 Games, something we did not do lightly.)
Trading Issues: 80% of issues between kids that come up with kids at school regarding cards have to do with what end up being unfair (either intentional or unintentional) trades between the kids. Some of these cards can be worth real money, and nothing makes a kid feel worse then discovering that an older or more experience player took advantage of them. As we say to the kids: there is no piece of paper that is worth a friend.
We have three specific bits of advice for the kids regarding this:
A couple of particularly interesting events this weekend:
Tonight (Thursday. Aug 21st) we are having our first Star Realms tournament. This is a GREAT deck-building game that we finally got back in stock.
And on Sunday, we are having a Qualifier for the Salt Lake City Magic Grand Prix. Even if you don’t have any way to go, the qualifier is very interesting to try. If you’ve every wanted to see what it is like to play in a competitive tournament, this is a good one. It is an M15 Sealed-deck event, which means that everyone has an equal chance in terms of the cards they get. Competitive means that it includes things like opening and marking the contents of each set of six packs and then passing them around, dosie-do style so it ends up in another players hands. Decks must be made and registered (returned to the same starting state before each match, and the rules are enforced at competitive level (no, take backs, or “I actually meant to…” and playing to slowly can be called against you if the judge thinks that it is too much. This not an appropriate event for new players, but if you know how to play and want to play like the big boys (and girls) do…this is a great event.
Start time is 10 am on Sunday, Aug 24th.
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 trading card games end up really liking deck building games, though they may not realize it. The other big difference with deck building games is that while there are usually expansions, there isn’t the collectible card component so when you buy the game, you are usually all set.
The standard mechanic in the game is to have a set of cards that are used to buy stuff(usually better cards that you then add to your deck) and another that are used to defeat stuff (usually to gain you points). A typical starting deck for these games is between 10-12, with have drawn and played each turn. As soon as you acquire a new card, it goes into your discard pile, and when you’ve used all the cards you have, that pile is shuffled up and becomes your new deck. The more cool stuff you acquire, the better your deck becomes. Another common feature of the games is that there tend to be factions of cards that help each other out, oh, and the really great cards tend to cost a lot more. It is almost always a strategic struggle between decking to add cards that give you more of the getting stuff power vs. the attacking power.
The first major deck building game was the medieval themed Dominion back in 2008
Other great deck building games include the Ascension series as well as the Marvel Legendary Deckbulder series.
The most recent (and store favorite) add to the game is Star Realms, which changes the attack stuff mechanic, to attack, well, the other players…very, very, very fun.