Hey all! Hope everyone’s March went well!.
Things have stayed busy here at the store during spring and there are tons of fresh upcoming events, tournaments, and contests to announce! So without further ado, let’s start talking about what’s going on!
But before I do, don’t forget that we have a facebook site as well where our upcoming events get posted along with reminders for dates/times. https://www.facebook.com/#!/groups/89235835082/
So feel free to sign up and see what’s coming up next!
Blitz Round 2 Results
The word game/social gaming round had a larger turnout that round one! We got to see players tearing it up with great games like Bannanagrams, Dixit, Quiddler, and many more! As always the competition was fierce! Creationary (A lego version of pictionary) was a much sought after choice for many of the competitors!
But ultimately there could be only one winner. (Pictures of our winner and runner up to follow)
Jody Steele brought home the gold! He excelled at both genres of gaming, despite his protests before the tournament that he sucked at both. Was this a cunning ploy? Who can tell, but it’s worth noticing and for his efforts earned a $90.00 gift certificate. Second place was a tie between Byrant Tong and Corey Campbell, but rather than play one final round of word games to determine a winner the pair decided to split the second place prize and both end up with a $20.00 gift certificate a piece! I’m always impressed by these gamers for their competitiveness to win, but also by their eagerness to share. Great work you two!
Blitz Round 3: Card Games
Yeah, yeah, Henry. That’s nice…but what about the NEXT tournament of the blitz? That’s what we really want to know about! Well, I hear you.
Saturday April 20th is going to be the next Blitz Tournament.
It will be $10.00 a head to enter, just like previous rounds, and will commence at Noon and finish up around 6pm.
The Card Games that will be featured in the tournament are:
7Wonders, Dominion, Tichu, Bohnanza, Condotierre, and Race for the Galaxy.
The scores from each round carry on from one to the next for the overall standings so winners and runner ups will win gift certificates on the day, but everyone’s scores will be counted towards the overall King or Queen of the Blitz!
Current Standings: Here are some of the top leaders! I chose to just post the top 5 so far. There are plenty in the ‘pack’ trailing a few points behind, and plenty of newcomers that had exceptional scores of but a single round, so it’s still anyone’s to take!
Jody Steele 35
Andrew Hoyte 34
John Dupont 29
Darius Gorganzadeh 29
Ryan D’Eon 26
Art Gallery Submissions / New Subject
The Into the Woods Art show was a blast! I haven’t seen this many submissions for an art show since Under the Sea. I continue to be floored by the range, scope, and variety of art we keep getting from all of Kingston’s wonderful artists!
If you weren’t at the opening night to hear, or if you’re a new artist wondering how you can get art into the store to be part of the Gallery exhibitions here’s the rundown and the next theme!
‘Time’ Each artist can submit one art piece as long as it connects in some way with the theme. With a broad subject like Time there should be tons of scope for different interpretations and concepts. Just make sure it fits the theme enough, or our top notch staff will have to crack down on you!
The submissions may be any medium as long as it’s ready to hang / display. You can chose to try and sell your submission or just have it showing for the duration of the show. It’s a 60/40 split %wise for sucessful sales in favor of the artist, so please factor that into prices.
Artists should submit their work with a Title (if any), Artist’s Name, Medium, Price (if any), and a contact number or email to let you know when to come pick up your art at the end of the show. The galleries usually run for a month and a half to two months.
The submission due date for ‘Time’ is May 22nd, the day before opening night which will be May 23rd as part of the Art After Dark Kingston galleries tour. We hope to see just as many or even more submissions this time! Tell your friends to all submit! Whether you consider your works Van Goh’s or you’re the Boss of Stick Figures all art is welcome!
You guessed it, it’s that time again! Crib warsssss dum dum dum! Well…just plain cribbage. Not crib wars the game.. *gets back on track*
We have a cribbage tourney coming up for April 6th at 7pm. Players will play 7 round robin 1v1 games of cribbage. The winner at the end of the night will be the player with the highest cumulative score. It’ll be $10.00 per person to enter and winners/runners up will take home gift certificates based of the number of participating players.
The last Cribbage winners were Genevieve and Kyle in February. Seen below holding their gift certificates!
So get your game faces on and let’s crib!
Whil Wheatonnnnnn! *shakes fist*
So I’m sure many of ye olde followers of Tabletop and, by extension the channel Geek & Sundry, are already well aware of this, but for those who haven’t heard March 30th is officially Tabletop day.
So here’s what we’ve decided to do. If on March you come in and either play or buy a game featured on Tabletop it will make you eligible to answer a trivia based question in order to win some free swag! We have free games to give away, limited edition game expansions for Gloom + 7wonders, extra card decks for Gloom, posters, bookmarks, dice, and much much more! Questions will vary in difficulty so players should at least be able to pick a catagory to answer within.
So a bunch of awesome local stores have banded together! United! Allied against all evil! Really though what we’ve done is made a Loyalty card with a twist.
If you spend more than $20.00 at any of the participating locations (or every ticket purchase at the Screening Room) you get a stamp on your card. After your card is filled up with nine stamps, from a minimum of two participating stores, you can redeem your card at any location for 20% off a purchase of $20 or more (or obtain a free Screen Room Ticket)
Participating stores include: Novel Idea, 4 Color 8 Bit, The Screening Room, Minotaur Games + Gifts, Get Funky, and Bombshell.
So that’s all for now everyone! Should be a lot to chew on *gnaws away at it!* More to come early in April with updates and more events to come! Till next time.
I’m Henry McCulloch and this has been the Labyrinth. Game On!