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  • Review: Sushi Draft

    July 4, 2015

    Sushi Draft is a fun, fast, and simple little card game from San Francisco’s own Blue Orange, the makers of the smash hits Spot It! and Gobblet. The general goal of the game is to “eat” the most of as many different types of sushi as possible in order to collect points. At the end of three rounds, the player with the most points wins. If only eating huge amounts of sushi were actually a game…

    There are two components to Sushi Draft: pretty round cards and cardboard scoring tokens. The thirty Sushi cards depict five varieties of sushi (tamago, maguro, kappa, ebi, and ikura), as well as two Wild cards that can represent any of the sushi types. Eighteen scoring tokens correspond to the different types of sushi with three others that are specifically for Dessert. To set up the game, the scoring tokens are sorted into their varietal piles and placed with their number values face-down within everyone’s reach. The Sushi cards get shuffled and three rounds of play begin.

    Read more about Sushi Draft!

    4th of July Board Game Party

    July 2, 2015

    Most stores observe national holidays by shutting down. Here at Gamescape, we think it’s better to keep the doors open so we can celebrate by PLAYING.

    On Saturday, the 4th of July, we’ll be gaming all day and evening at another great GSN Holiday Board Game Party. Come celebrate our indefatigable right to play as long and as hard as we want to – on the Nation’s birthday! Things get underway at 11am, and with a full library of demo games to dig into, there will be no shortage of fun. Of course, you’re more than welcome to bring one of your own favorites and gather a group of like-minded gamers to throw down with. We’ll keep the party going ’til at least 11pm, which gives you plenty of time for one of the big games that don’t usually come out on Thursday Board Game Nights. Optionally, feel free to squeeze in as many smaller, quicker games as you can. When the time comes, drop out to see some fireworks and then drop back in (just don’t set off any in the store, please).

    So come join us! Feel free to bring along snacks and/or drinks. Who needs family BBQs when you have a family of smack-talking gamers? You know you really want to play that new copy of Star Wars: Armada instead…
     

    Saturday, July 4th 11am-11pm
    Gamescape’s 4th of July Board Game Party
    Freedom isn’t free – but fun is!

    Star Wars Armada Demo

    June 10, 2015

    Following on the success of Star Wars: X-Wing, Fantasy Flight’s new fleet-based combat game Star Wars: Armada takes the fight up in scale. Now you’re in control of mighty capital ships as they maneuver and bring their gargantuan arsenals to bear on amassed fleets of foes in deep space.

    Instead of planning your moves in secret for the following turn, each ship has special orders that get placed up to three turns in advance. It takes time for these behemoths to respond to the helm’s orders! Meanwhile, squadrons of small fighters engage from all sides in an attempt to pull fire away from the command ships which they protect. Armada really captures the feel of what large-scale space encounters might be like, and we think it’s awesome.

    To show you what Armada is all about, we’ll have a base set and several expansions set up this weekend for teaching and playing a few rounds. Drop by on Saturday between 12 pm and 4pm and join in the fun. It’s only the galaxy at stake…

    You are in command now, Admiral. 

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    Saturday, June 13th 12-4pm
    Star Wars: Armada Tactical Fleet Combat
    Obi-Wan has taught you well. Now it’s our turn!

    Free RPG Day 2015

    June 6, 2015

    The schedule is here! For the ninth year running, summer heralds one of our favorite days of the year: Free RPG Day, where you can jump into a great game with other like-minded folks for some real adventure! The list of sessions we’re hosting is below, and all you have to do is sign up. No previous experience is necessary, so it’s a great chance to try out a system you’ve been eyeing for a while. Once you’ve got a confirmed spot, show up on June 20th, take home some of the free product, and have a blast with the other gamers who will be here!

    The list of sponsors this year is impressive, including Catalyst Game Labs, Steve Jackson Games, Wyrd Miniatures, Troll Lord Games, Campaign Coins, Paizo, and a bunch more. Each of these publishers has created a special gaming book or item for the event, and they’re all free for you to enjoy. Really – they’ll be spread out on our counter for participants to leaf through and bring home.

    Lastly, we’re going to have a ton of great prizes to hand out in a FREE raffle open to all those who participate in the event. Make sure to get your ticket from your GM before things get going. Trust us: you won’t be sorry you did.

    Below is the official lineup of role-playing games scheduled for this year’s Free RPG Day on Saturday, June 20th. Have a look below, and if you’d like to join us for any of these sessions, please select a game in which you’d like to participate and either call or write us back with your name and selection. All games are free and will be filled on a first-come, first-serve basis, and you’ll be responded to immediately with your status in the game.

    Free RPG Day Game Schedule

    Magic Modern Masters Draft

    June 2, 2015

    Coming up this Friday, June 5th, we’re stoked to be hosting a MTG Modern Masters Draft Tournament. The cost for entry is $45, which will net you three boosters of MTG Modern Masters. As per usual, we’ll be playing three rounds, which should take us to about 10pm. If you’d like to reserve a spot, feel free to give us a call or stop by the store to give us your name and DCI#. If you’re planning on joining the fun, please make sure you arrive at the store well before 6pm to get ready for the event.

    Join us for a rare chance to draft this very limited set, as we don’t know how much longer we’ll be able to obtain supplies from WotC. For this reason, all prizes will be handed out in the form of gift cards. Hope to see you Friday for a very special FNM event!
     

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    Friday, June 5th 6-10pm
    Magic: The Gathering Modern Masters Draft
    Friday Nights are full of Magic at GSN!

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