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    The Return of Gotta-Play!

    September 30, 2014

    We’re thrilled to announce the return of one of our coolest in-store events: Gotta-Play Game Demos are back with a new format! The 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 every Saturday afternoon we’ll have a game laid out on one of our front tables, and we’ll be offering free demos 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.
     
    October’s Gotta-Play sessions are described below, and will be running each Saturday through the month @ 1-4 pm.
     
    Saturday, Oct. 4th
    Five Tribes
    Days of Wonder

    Crossing into the Land of 1001 Nights, your caravan arrives at the fabled Sultanate of Naqala. The old sultan just died and control of Naqala is up for grabs! The oracles foretold of strangers who would maneuver the Five Tribes to gain influence over the legendary city-state. Will you fulfill the prophecy? Invoke the old Djinns, move the Tribes into position at the right time and the Sultanate may become yours!
     
    Saturday, Oct. 11th
    Settlers of Catan
    Mayfair

    The women and men of your expedition build the first two settlements. Fortunately, the land is rich in natural resources. You build roads and new settlements that eventually become cities. Will you succeed in gaining supremacy on Catan? Barter trade dominates the scene. Some resources you have in abundance, other resources are scarce. Ore for wool, brick for lumber – you trade according to what is needed for your current building projects. If you found your settlements in the right places and cleverly trade your resources, then the odds will be in your favor.
     
    Saturday, Oct. 18th
    Smash-Up
    AEG

    In Smash Up, players take two factions, such as pirates, ninja, robots, zombies, and more, and combine their decks into a force to be reckoned with! When the game begins, players take turns drafting one of several faction decks. Once each player has two decks, they shuffle them together, combining their distinct abilities into a unique 40-card deck. Players then deal out a number of Base cards, and play their decks to attempt to have the most power on a base when it is scored.
     
    Saturday, Oct. 25th
    Ticket to Ride: Europe
    Days of Wonder

    From the craggy hillsides of Edinburgh to the sunlit docks of Constantinople, from the dusty alleys of Pamplona to a windswept station in Berlin, Ticket to Ride Europe takes you on an exciting train adventure through the great cities of turn-of-the-century Europe.