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    Gotta-Play Games Line-Up April 2016

    March 30, 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.

    April’s Gotta-Play sessions are described below, and will be running on Saturday afternoons through the month @ 1-4 pm.
     
    Saturday, April 9th
    Guillotine
    Wizards of the Coast

    This irreverent and humorous card game takes place during the French Revolution. Players represent rival guillotine operators vying for the best collection of noble heads over three rounds. Each round twelve nobles are lined up for the guillotine. The nobles are worth varying points depending on their notoriety. During your turn you play action cards to change the order of the line so you can collect the best nobles. The player with the most points at the end of the game wins. Will you be skillful enough to bribe the guards to collect Marie Antoinette? Or will you lose points for beheading the Hero of the People? Heads are going to roll!
     
    Saturday, April 16th
    Cauldron Quest
    Peaceable Kingdom

    The evil Wizard has cast a spell to destroy the kingdom! You have the power to create a potion to break the spell, but you must work together. Your quest is to find the three correct ingredients hidden under the potion bottles and move them up the paths and into the Cauldron before the Wizard blocks all of the paths. If you do not get all three potion bottles with correct ingredients to the Cauldron before the paths are blocked, the Wizard triumphs and the kingdom is destroyed.
     
    Saturday, April 23rd
    Mad Libs: The Game
    Looney Labs

    Since its creation in 1958, Mad Libs has become the world’s most popular word game, with over 125 million Mad Libs in print. And now, Looney Labs has turned it into Mad Libs: The Game — a party game that captures all the unexpected silliness of classic Mad Libs. Every player is dealt Word Cards, which each feature a key word used as different parts of speech. Players use the Word Cards, along with the Sentence Card in play, to make the most appropriately inappropriate sentences possible!
     
    Saturday, April 30th
    Feed the Shoggoth!
    Squamous Studios

    Feed the Shoggoth! is a devious and fast-paced card game in which players each control a different cult faction, facing a very angry and hungry Shoggoth in the middle of the table. Players earn points and win the game by sacrificing minions from their cult to the Shoggoth (bad news for Minions, but what do you expect when you join an evil cult?). However, the Shoggoth is indiscriminate in who he eats; if you can’t feed the Shoggoth on your turn with a Minion, it eats you, and you’re out of the game!