May 24, 2016
Coming up this Saturday, May 28th, Gamescape North will be hosting a MTG Grand Prix Trial for the upcoming Montreal Grand Prix Tournament. Doors open at 10:00 am, registration starts at 10:00 am and closes at 11:00 am. The competition will be tougher than usual, but the rewards will be greater – the overall winner of the event gets a two-round bye at the Montreal Grand Prix event on July 29-31. The format for our tournament is Sealed, so study the set and get ready to duel some of the best MTG players in the area!
Saturday, May 28th 11am-10pm
Magic: The Gathering Grand Prix Trial – Montreal
Tap out your opponent and survive the Trial!
May 14, 2016
Seven Dragons is a handsome card game of visual strategy for two to five players of ages 6 and up. You can think of it in the same family as a basic game of dominoes, as players are trying to connect panels of different colored dragons with the goal of creating an unbroken link of seven dragons of a particular color. Because each player’s favored dragon color is kept secret, no one knows for sure who is planning what strategy and there’s plenty of room for bluffing and deception along the way. It’s a nice little twist on visual perception with a hint of hidden identity thrown in for good measure!
May 11, 2016
Another great OP event from Fantasy Flight is on deck! Official Seasonal Organized Play events for Android Netrunner The Card Game are the best way to test your deck-building and infiltration skills against other local Runners. Gamescape North will be hosting a Netrunner Tournament (with the Winter 2015 kit) on Saturday, May 14th 12-6pm.
Entry for the event is $10 per player. Each player must bring both one Corporation and one Runner deck. We’ll be playing three rounds of Swiss-style pairings with prizes handed out at the end according to the final standings.
In Android: Netrunner, you and your opponent constantly vie for better information, the strongest economy, and the control of valuable data. Corps attempt to secure their business plans within massive servers, layered with lethal traps and formidable ice, while Runners seek to navigate these virtual labyrinths. Each cat-and-mouse game is full of bluffs and counter-bluffs, with vast, virtual fortunes and the well-being of millions of people at stake!
Saturday, May 14th 12-6pm
Android: Netrunner Seasonal Tournament 2016
Turn on, plug-in, and make that run!
May 7, 2016
As part of our Warhammer 40,000 Tank Shock campaign month, we’re running a bunch of awesome in-store events that highlight the gigantic and deadly tech that the races of the 40K universe like to use on the battlefield. We’ve got a box of cool prizes to hand out for Tank Shock events like special damage counters, certificates, and award buttons. And all Warhammer 40K vehicles will be 10% off through May 2016! Check out the list of events below:
Saturday, May 8th 12-6pm – Engines of War Build Night
The first Tank Shock event is Engines of War, which is a building event that will roll over into the evening’s Pizza & Painting Night. Participants are encouraged to grab a cool 40K vehicle that they want to use in the events throughout the month, and spend the day with us putting it together with other like-minded tankers. Take advantage of the 10% discount on vehicles through the month!
Sunday, May 9th 12-6pm – Parade Day Speed-Painting Contest
Our Parade Day is a dedicated speed-painting event meant to give tankers a special day to decorate their new beasts in good company. Participants may paint a vehicle they’ve purchased previously but they must paint the entire thing at the store during the allotted time. Upon completion of the event, the GSN staff will vote on the best painted vehicle based on a number of criteria. Prizes and glory could be yours!
Tuesday, May 17th 6-10pm – Mechanized Strike Mega-Battle
Mechanized Strike is a massive group game where players will break into one of two sides and fight it out on the battlefield. Each player may bring a 500-point army (or 750 points if their army is fully painted) Elite Vehicle Assets rules will be in play, which means that at the beginning of the game each player will choose a singe vehicle in his or her army to gain a special rule from the Vehicle Assets table. Vehicles that destroy other vehicles in the Shooting Phase can earn additional rolls on the table. As a final bonus, any vehicle that was built or painted at the previous Tank Shock events will also receive a free roll on the Vehicle Assets table.
Sunday, May 22nd 12-6pm – Brute Firepower Tournament
Our Brute Firepower tournament is the conclusion of this month’s Tank Shock campaign. This will be a 1500-point event using a modified version of the Maelstrom of War Missions. Players need to build and bring a deck of 21 Tactical Objective Cards. Players may, if they wish, include the faction-specific tactical objectives that match the faction of their army’s Warlord when selecting which objectives to use. Elite Vehicle Assets rules will be in play, which means that at the beginning of the game each player will choose a singe vehicle in his or her army to gain a special rule from the Vehicle Assets table. Vehicles that destroy other vehicles in the Shooting Phase can earn additional rolls on the table. Entry to the tournament is $10.
May 7, 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 end of the previous month, so make sure you check the calendar for all the latest info. We also try our best to post reviews for every Gotta-Play game we host, and you can check out the archive of them here.
May’s Gotta-Play sessions are described below, and will be running on Saturday afternoons through the month @ 1-4 pm.
Saturday, May 7th
SET, The Family Game of Visual Perception, has won over 35 best game awards including MENSA Select. SET is a board game where any table becomes your board! It’s a perfect travel game and a party favorite! Race to find a SET of three cards where each feature is either all the same or all different on each card. With no turns and no luck, SET is challenging, fast and fun! It makes a perfect after dinner game that can be played in only 20 minutes. SET can be played alone or with as many players as you can fit around the table!
Saturday, May 14th
Seven Dragons is a fast domino-like game, where players attempt to be the first to create a connected territory of seven panels of their dragon. Secret Goals add the opportunity to bluff, and with aggressive Action cards in the mix, subterfuge is a necessity! Seven Dragons features original paintings by Larry Elmore, the greatest dragon artist in the fantasy industry today!
Saturday, May 21st
If you like your quiz games simple, fast and fun, then welcome to Linkee. This family party game does things a little differently than other quiz games – for starters, you don’t win by getting the questions right, but by guessing the link between the answers!
Saturday, May 28th
Crash of Games
The freight is rolling into the yard and it’s up to you, the Yardmaster, to organize and manage it making sure everything is where it’s supposed to be and readying the trains for departure. In Yardmaster, 2-5 players race to build trains comprised of railcars of different goods and values. However, players are restricted in connecting railcars of only the same value or good type. Every turn players will compete to purchase railcars of specific goods or value in order to get to the point total to win!