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    December Designer Demo Days 2014

    December 5, 2014

    Amidst the hustle and bustle of holiday shopping, it’s always nice to take a moment to enjoy yourself. What better way then checking out a new game? We’ve got you covered this year, like every year. While we’re stocking our store with a ton of great items for the holiday season, we’ve also organized a number of events in December at which you can meet the creators of some really awesome products right here at Gamescape. All through the month, we’ll be getting visits from a few local game designers and manufacturers who will have tables set up in the store to show you their wares. We’ll also be showing off a couple of our Holiday Gift Guide picks ourselves. You can give something new a try, learn a bit about the design process, or even get a game or two signed. Check out our featured designer visits and demos below and synch up your shopping days with our December Designer Days – and you can bet that we’ll have plenty of all of these in stock just in case you like what you see!

    Love Letter by AEG
    Saturday, December 6th 1-3pm

    Love Letter is a super-fun, inexpensive little card game that we think everyone should have on their shelves. If you don’t know about it already, now’s a perfect time to give it a shot. We’ll be running quick demos of all of the various Love Letter games through the afternoon so you can see firsthand what all the hype’s about. We’ll have a number of editions on-hand, including the recent Munchkin Loot Letter and one of the card game picks from this year’s Holiday Gift Guide, Letters to Santa!

    Peaceable Kingdom
    Saturday, December 13th 1-3pm

    At the forefront of the cooperative game movement for years, Peaceable Kingdom has a great mission statement: Make good, do good, be good! Using sustainable materials and working with independent designers and illustrators is only part of that mission. Focusing on cooperative games helps to emphasize play rather than competition is another important component. They strive to help build connection between players with great co-op titles for kids like Hoot Owl Hoot! and Stone Soup. And Fish Stix brings a perpetual smile to the faces of everyone who plays it. This year we’re very pleased to welcome Peaceable Kingdom into the store for an afternoon of great game demos.

      Qwirkle Trio Demo with Susan McKinley Ross
    Saturday, December 20th 1-3pm

    The highlight of the holiday season for us is the yearly visit from Susan to demo her latest game. Fans of Qwirkle, Color Stix, and Skippity will know that her games are elegant, easy to learn, and totally addictive. This year, Susan has brought us an updated version of her classic: Qwirkle Trio! Trio comes with the basic game and also two new ways to play using new game boards: Qwirkle Connect, which allows players to score bonus points by placing tiles on special spaces; and Qwirkle Select, where you can remove your opponents’ pieces from the board. Don’t miss a chance to meet the delightful designer of some of our favorite games in the store!

    The Game Doctor is IN!
    Saturday, December 27th 1-6pm

    Want to learn something you nabbed for the holidays but need some help with the rules? The Game Doctor will be on hand to help you out all through the afternoon! GSN invites you to come down to the store for a special learn-to-play event, where our staff will be on hand to answer any lingering rules or mechanics questions you might have about the games you got as prezzies. It’s free and fun, and represents part of what we do pretty much every Thursday at our regular Board Game Night. Don’t forget to book an appointment!