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  • MTG Oath of the Gatewatch Game Day

    February 7, 2016

    MTG Oath of the Gatewatch Game Day Tournament
    Saturday, February 13th • 12-6pm

     
    Gamescape North is very pleased to be hosting another great Magic event this weekend: MTG Oath of the Gatewatch Game Day on Saturday, February 13th.

    This will be a Standard Constructed Tournament with an entry fee of $10.00. If you’re interested in attending this event, we ask that you please sign-up ahead of time, as we have limited space. You can do this in a number of ways: either by calling the store, sending an e-mail, or by dropping into the store in-person. There are 66 spaces available, so be sure to reserve yours soon! We ask also that you please arrive to the tournament an hour early in order to pay your entry fee and make sure you’re registered. Included in your entry will be the full-art Immolating Glare Game Day promo card. The top-eight players including the Game Day Champion will also get a Jori En, Ruin Diver promo card. The overall champion of the event will receive an exclusive Oath of the Gatewatch Champion Playmat.

    Our Standard Constructed Tournament will consist of one flight of entrants with the goal of the event to be completed by 6pm. Prizes will be given in the form of MTG Oath of the Gatewatch booster packs, promo cards, and some other nifty prize support that we have in the store. We regret that we will not be admitting players after 12:00pm SHARP. Please arrive as early as you can.

    Special Box Discounts

    As always, we’re offering 20% off the retail price on full boxes of MTG Oath of the Gatewatch. If you’re in our Customer Rewards Geek Card system, the points that you accrue on the purchase will also be tallied on your account. Individual boosters will remain at the standard retail price of $3.99.
     

    Saturday, February 13th 12-6pm
    Oath of the Gatewatch Game Day
    Full-art lands improve your game!

    Warmahordes Clearance Sale

    February 6, 2016

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    We’re blowing out all of our Warmachine and Hordes miniatures from Privateer Press at 50% until they’re gone. See the attached list for our current stock of items on sale, which will be updated on a regular basis. All sale items are available on a first-come/first-served basis and the sale prices only apply to items currently in stock. Give us a shout if you’d like us to hold anything from the list until you can make it into the store.

    Please note that we’re still more than happy to special order any items from PIP, and we can usually get most things within one day of ordering with no shipping charges attached.

    With the departure of Warmahordes from the store, we’ll be making room on our wall for other lines, including Bolt Action, SAGA, and a number of others.

    Review: Rolling America

    February 5, 2016

    Rolling America is a quick, easy-to-learn dice game with a light geography component. We’ve had a lot of fun teaching this one to families who are looking for a fun, replayable game in a small package.

    The game consists of six colored dice and one clear “wild” die, a dice bag, and a pad of map sheets. The map sheets depict a stylized representation of the United States of America with spaces to write in each state. Different regions of the map are separated into colors that match the colors of the dice. The goal of the game is to fill in your map with “legal” numbers which are rolled on the dice during eight rounds of play.

    Read more about Rolling America!

    Gotta-Play Games Line-Up February 2016

    February 5, 2016

     
    Our Gotta-Play series is a weekly spotlight on particular games that we think are exceptionally fun and that we believe everybody should try, whether brand-new or old classic. On most every Saturday afternoon we’ll have a game laid out on one of our front tables, and we’ll be offering free demonstrations and a chance for you to give it a shot.

    If you try it and find that you simply must have a copy, we’ll be offering a 10% discount on that title through the demo period. So it’s great way to build up your library of the very best games we have in the store – while saving a few bucks along the way!

    Each month’s games will be announced at the beginning of the month, so make sure you check the calendar for all the latest info.

    February’s Gotta-Play sessions are described below, and will be running on Saturday afternoons through the month @ 1-4 pm.
     
    Saturday, Feb. 6th
    Rolling America
    Gamewright

    Whether or not you are familiar with the layout of the United States, you will see America in a whole new light after playing this dice game. Inventor Hisashi Hayashi crafted a unique system that deftly combines visual strategy and planning with a dash of dice-rolling luck. You’ll need to think through each number placement carefully as you fill in your map. You’ll also need to wisely utilize the three special powers (color change, guard, dupe) if you want to get a perfect score. Speaking of which, we’ve played dozens of times and have yet to get a score below 5 Xs. See if you can outdo us and send us a Tweet with your complete map!
     
    Saturday, Feb. 13th
    Anomia
    Anomia Press

    Anomia is simple. Players flip cards in turn until the symbols on two players’ cards match. Matching players must race to give an example of the category on their opponent’s card. Whoever blurts out a correct answer first wins their opponent’s card, and drawing continues. Sounds easy, right? Think again! Wild cards create unexpected matches, and face-offs can cascade when you lose a card, revealing a new match. Pay attention – it could be your turn at any time! 
     
    Saturday, Feb. 20th
    Fluxx
    Looney Labs

    The latest and greatest version of the card game with ever changing rules! Easier than ever with just the four classic card types that fans the world over have come to know and love. It starts out simple: draw one card and play one card – but New Rule cards quickly make things chaotic. Even the object of the game will often change as you play, as players swap out one Goal card for another. Can you achieve World Peace before someone changes the goal to Bread and Chocolate?
     
    Saturday, Feb. 27th
    Quixx
    Gamewright

    This quick-playing dice game will have you on the edge of your seat from beginning to end! Qwixx is simple to play but each decision is crucial – the more numbers you cross off, the more points you score. With no downtime between turns you’ll have a chance to gain from each and every roll. Just one round of this thrilling game and you will be caught up in Qwixx-fever!

    Star Wars Armada Winter Tournament

    February 3, 2016

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    Official Organized Play events for Star War Armada are starting in February! This is the perfect place to test your fleet-building and piloting skills against the other Armada players in your local community. Gamescape North will be hosting an Armada Seasonal Tournament on Saturday, February 6th 12-5pm.

    Entry for the event is $10 per player. Come prepared with a 400-point fleet and a fleet list all filled out for easy verification. We’ll be playing three rounds of Swiss-style pairings with prizes handed out at the end according to the final standings.

    If you’ve not yet tried your hand in an Armada tournament, this is a great way to get introduced to tournament-style play with one of the best miniatures games out there. Come join us for an afternoon of starship maneuvers, full battery strikes, and far too many TIE Fighters…

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    Armada is an epic two-player game of tactical fleet battles in the Star Wars universe. Massive Star Destroyers fly to battle against Rebel corvettes and frigates. Banks of turbolasers unleash torrential volleys of fire against squadrons of X-wing and TIEs. As Rebel and Imperial fleets collide, it is your job to issue the commands that will decide the course of battle and, ultimately, the fate of the galaxy.
     

    Saturday, February 6th 12-5pm
    Star Wars Armada Winter Tournament
    The Force is strong within you…or is that just the garlic bread?

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