Birthday weekend update and more

The birthday weekend was awesome. I had a great time in the shop on Saturday passing the day with lots of people, old faces and new. We shared a delicious Chocolate Orange Brownie cake in the afternoon, provided by Tea@ 94 on short notice. Thank you again Michelle. Free gifts and discounts were distributed and given away and a lot of laughs were had.

On Sunday I ran my first session of Warhammer fantasy roleplay for adults in years. “For Crimes Against Pie” admittedly wound up being a bit more for “crimes against sausage” and has changed the way I will look at David’s finger forever but it was brilliant fun to run. There were many Purveyor’s of only the Finest things, there were rats, there were sewers, there was righteous Halfling vengeance and there was gastronomic torture of the kind only halflings are capable of. I haven’t laughed so much in a long while so thanks to Craig “The Spirit of Scottish Gaming” Oxbrow, Izzie, David, Stuart, Oda and Christopher for making it as much fun as it was :D

Now that’s over, I have to start planning the birthday party. So far this much is certain:

We’ll be in the Victoria Park Hotel all day and possibly into the evening on the 27th of October with loads of stuff. So far I have a small kids corner planned, a big table of Battletech, lego men, lots of games, 15 cakes and a 10 foot long death star trench to play X-Wing on…

 

Running these things is always fun but hard on your own so if you have an idea for something you’d like to see or even better, something you’d like to run then drop us an email  at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and I’ll see what we an do. The 10th birthday party was a great day and I’d love it if this one was even bigger and better so clear your diary for that day and let your friends know too.

Birthday Week starts here

Last week was all about the nerdage. I had some serious hardcore nerd chat for 4 days straight. I got to play some games, sell lots of stuff and meet loads of people. A pretty good end to the week really.

This week is all about the birthday. And restocking the shelves. On Saturday the 5th of October (this weekend in fact) we’ll be 15 years old. I’ll be here all day and I’m looking forward to it. Then we’re having a birthday party on the last Sunday of October (the 27th) in the Victoria Park Hotel. There’s still a lot to confirm and arrange but I’m hoping it will be as much fun as out 10th birthday party was! Also, 15 cakes. Even if I have to bake them myself…

 

Anyway, to start things off and help celebrate the fact that we’re older than some of our customers and certainly than most of the game lines we sell, we’ll be giving anyone who comes in and wishes us a Happy Birthday this week a 10% discount on their purchase! 

The Gauntlet has been thrown down...

On Friday I spent most of the day at work in the company of two true scholars of nerdage and it was awesome. We shall call them The Night Beast and The Glacial Ninja to save their true identities. The discussion started at the now resolved Pirates vs Ninjas debate and swiftly moved on to who's win in a fight between an Imperial Star Destroyer and Battlestar Galactica...

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It is done...

It was a long slog. We dodged and dived, barrel rolled and reversed, flipped and circled.

Shield were slowly depleted. The Enterprise's replenishable photon torpedoes and Picard's free action each turn (used to acquire a new target lock or go to battle-stations took their toll and a critical saw Han Solo blinded! It was all looking so good for Picard...

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New Releases!

It's that time of the week again- a look at what's coming out next week.  As always, get in touch if you want us to get anything in for you- hopefully, we'll be able to get it in for you early next week, unless it's insanely popular.

Not-new, but of note- Dixit is finally getting a reprint, and will be available again next week.  unless, of course, every games store in the country wants it, in which case it might not be.  Who knows!  Conquest of Planet Earth is available again, too- I mention this for reasons that will become clear in, ooh, three paragraphs?

 

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