I love it when one of us it actually home to receive deliveries! From our friends over at F2Z Entertainment.. Dead of Winter (sold), Kemet + Expansion (sold), Alchemists, Mice and Mystics, and a new demo game: Code Of Nine!
We’ll be trying out Code of Nines at the Mississauga Central Library this coming Saturday (February 20th, 2016). Hope to see you there!
Some of you may have noticed that Solid Board Gamers stored only closed for a couple months before quietly reopening. We still answer phone calls, and yes we usually redirect board games requests to other stores in the area, but we aren’t gone. We haven’t stopped ordering games for local (and not so local) customers. We hasn’t removed our listing from Google. The website will continue to have games added and removed (based on availability). Several of us are still very active in the board gaming community and we plan to keep it that way.
There are changes coming in 2016.
We encourage our online followers to find time during your week to turn off your phones, tablets, laptops, etc, etc… … do a digital disconnect and go participate in local board gaming events wherever you are (you may need to keep your devices on to help you find the event though)! The Solid Board Gamers crew will attend and/or organize Mississauga Board Gamers Unite! events as often as possible.
Hey Solid Board Gamers Friends and Fans,
It’s been a very busy time in the personal lives of the Solid Board Gamers partners and volunteers, so we’ll be rolling back our operations over the next few months. We regret to inform you that we will be shutting down the online store. As many of of our followers know, Solid Board Gamers is an unpaid part time side project for the partners and volunteers and the project is becoming bigger than we can handle on our own.
A Few Major points:
1. We’re planning a Spring Sale/Auction. More details coming soon via Facebook and Twitter.
3. There are going to be making immediate changes to our shipping fulfillment times (Please give us 2 weeks to fulfill)
4. The Web store is projected to close by May 2015. There will be no restocks, and we’ll be selling off all our existing stock.
5. We will be taking lists for final orders for every existing customer during the month of March, and we’ll have those orders ship for the first week of April. Please send your lists to email@example.com
6. Existing pre-orders will be fulfilled.
7. Kickstarter Projects made by local game designers will still be supported and advertised on our website. For example: Grimslingers Kickstarter by Stephen Gibson (he’s from Ontario Canada, and even did some play-testing at our Studio 89 events!)
If anyone has any questions or concerns, please post a comment, or message us directly.
Thank you all for your support,
The Solid Board Gamer Team
The Holidays are coming up and we’re busy making sure our “shelves” are full of great games you can give as gifts!
A couple highlights that arrived this past week:
King of New York Richard Garfield’s new standalone game based on the popular King of Tokyo.
Castles of Mad King Ludwig a new tile laying game from the company that brought you Suburbia and Ultimate Werewolf
Guardians Chronicles a superhero theme co-op adventure game.
Bandu also known as Bausack, it’s a crazy Jenga like game with irregularly shaped pieces and a couple other twists.
There will be plenty more great games arriving over the coming weeks and we’ll make sure we post the highlights. We’ll be a bit more busy in the month of December, so order processing time may take a bit longer than usual. Thank you in advance for your patience!
Other restocks and new stuff you can look up on our website:
Arcana Revised Edition
Villainy (going quickly)
Red Dragon Inn Brother Bastian
Catan: Traders and Barbarians
Concept (already sold out, but we’re re-ordering)
Gloom 2nd Edition
Some notable arrivals!
Carcassonne Traders and Builders
You can find them all at SolidBoardGamers.com!
We’ll also be at the Richtree Natural Market at the Eatons Centre in downtown Toronto on Saturday October 25th and Sunday October 26th raising money for Sick Kids Hospital with Extra Life and the Geekz United team. The event is called Critical Heal, and you can check it out here.
There will be products for purchase there if you want to skip buying things online. Or you can purchase online, and pick-up in Toronto on the 25th!
This is a list of my top ten favorite games I played during 2013. I didn’t get to play every game that came out in 2013, and a few of these are games I learned in 2013 that came out in previous years. Here they are:
This simple, plays in 20 minutes or less, game something I picked up because of a recommendation by a friend. After playing a few rounds I discovered quite a bit of depth. It’s a good casual game and plays best with 3 or 4, but can still be played with 2. There are a few variants of the game, the original comes in a little red velvet pouch, and 2 different special editions that come in boxes, and add additional cards that can replace the Princess card. I prefer the pouch version over the boxed version. Due to the size of the game, it’s an easy one to travel with which adds to its appeal as part of a game collection. My wife and I have introduced it to several couples, and it’s always been a hit!
After our first convention, I’m left to dream about the future of Solid Board Gamers. We had the unique opportunity to take part in ConBravo, taking up an 8 foot table covered in board games that con attendees could try out.
Neuroshima Hex! proved itself popular, seeing quite a bit of play, as well as King of Tokyo, Parade, Dominion, Ticket to Ride, Pandemic, Dixit Odyssey, Carcassonne, Cards Against Humanity, Apples to Apples, Small World , Jungle Speed, Blokus, Settlers of Catan, Munchkin and Shadow Hunters. All these games were opened up and taken for a spin.