International Games Week

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For a few years now the American Library Association has put together a huge gaming event called International Games Week. The idea is simple. Get people to play games and use the local library as a great community space to do it! This year, Fireside Games is going to be participating here in our great town of Austin.

The event runs from November 4th through the 10th, but Justin and Anne-Marie will be spending this Saturday, November 10th at the Austin Central Library (the one with the 37 foot tall Grackle inspired sculpture!) running free demos of a bunch of games.

The Library is at 710 W. César Chávez St. and the gaming will be all the way up on the 6th floor. The event goes from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and our friends from Steve Jackson Games will be there as well, so there’s really no reason not to come join the fun.

If you’re looking for an event in your neck of the woods, check out the ALA’s website, where they have information about all the goings on. In addition, here’s a great map that shows all the libraries around the world that will be participating in IGW!

International Games Day Map 2018

Can’t make it out to a library, or there isn’t an event near you? Not to worry. ALA has you covered with an entire page full of links to FREE Print-and-play games! Give your printer and your scissors a workout and you can get in on the fun as well.

No matter how you celebrate it, we hope you have a great time spreading the awesomeness that is board gaming during International Games Week!

Grackles Demos Perching Near You!

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Love pretty abstract games? You’ll want to play Grackles. On your turn, you take one of four actions and plot to have the most birds on telephone lines. Game stores across North America will be hosting free Grackles demos September 22–23.

 

Find a participating store near you from the list below and compete to line up your birds!

UPDATED 9/19

John and Sarah, the designers of Grackles will be running some very special demo events this weekend in their home state of California! If you’re in the area, come by for a unique chance to play the game and meet the very nice folks that designed it! (Click here for details)

Arizona

Imperial Outpost Games (Glendale), 602-978-0467

 

Arkansas

Dragon’s Keep Gaming Room (Fayetteville), 479-249-8888

 
California – NEW!

The Game Getaway (Folsom), 916-234-7541 Saturday 12pm – 3pm

Great Escape Games (Sacremento), 916-927-0810 Sunday 3pm – 6pm

 

Colorado

Crit Castle Games (Aurora), 303-745-4140

Petrie’s Family Games (Colorado Springs), 719-522-1099

 

Connecticut

The Board Room (Middletown), 860-788-7824

Connecticut Gaming Center (Waterbury), 203-527-3918

 

Georgia

Tyche’s (Athens), 706-354-4500

Dice Drop Games (Macon), 478-737-1192

 

Hawaii

The Armchair Adventurer (Honolulu), 808-843-1250

Other Realms Ltd. (Honolulu), 808-596-8236

 

Idaho

Gameopolis (Idaho Falls), 208-529-8026

Safari Pearl Comics (Moscow), 208-882-9499

Gaming Adventures (New Plymouth), 208-649-4244

 

Illinois

AlleyCat Comics (Chicago), 773-907-3404

Bonus Round Games Cafe (Chicago), 773-857-1037

 

Indiana

Power Nine Gaming (Fort Wayne), 260-387-6136

Better World Books (Goshen), 574-534-1984

Good Games (Indianapolis), 317-493-1423

Saltire Games (Indianapolis), 317-823-1645

 

Kansas

Mission: Board Games (Mission), 913-242-7970

Sente (Wichita), 316-640-5344

 

Louisiana

Anubis Game & Hobby (Broussard), 337-330-6096

 

Maryland

Play More Games! Store (Gaithersburg), 240-801-9375

Dream Wizards (Rockville), 301-881-3530

Dice City Games (Silver Spring), 443-424-2637

 

Michigan

Acropolis Games (Adrian), 517-577-6192

Destiny Games (Canton), 734-404-5548

Nostalgia, Ink (Jackson), 517-784-8955

 

Minnesota

The Gaming Goat (Saint Paul), 651-690-4628

 

Mississippi

maCnarB Gaming (Gautier), 228-497-0303

 

Missouri

Pawn and Pint (Kansas City), 415-613-0476

 

Nebraska

Gauntlet Games (Lincoln), 402-420-5060

The Game Shoppe (Omaha), 402-991-8699

Sparta Games (Omaha), 402-934-8330

 

Nevada

The Glass Die (Reno), 775-384-1456

 

New Mexico

Zia Comics and Games (Las Cruces), 575-405-0461

 

New York

The Brooklyn Strategist (Brooklyn), 718-576-3035

Just Games Rochester (Rochester), 585-586-0586

 

North Carolina

Rocket City Games and More (Jacksonville), 910-577-5556

Event Horizon Games (Raleigh), 919-977-4009

Gamers Guild (Spring Lake), 910-497-2354

 

Ohio

The Guardtower (Columbus), 614-488-4311

Tabletop Game Cafe (Columbus), 614-725-0328

Bell, Book & Comic (Dayton), 937-643-9006

Beyond the Board (Dublin), 614-553-7677

Barnes & Noble (Pickerington), 614-751-0927

 

Oregon

Borderlands Games (Salem), 503-485-2554

 

Pennsylvania

Deal Me in Games (Boyertown), 484-415-0058

The Games Keep (West Chester), 484-905-5533

Caffeinated Gaming (Zieglerville), 610-287-1624

 

Rhode Island

Reality A Games (West Warwick), 401-500-1545

 

Tennessee

901 Comics (Memphis), 901-421-8819

 

Texas

Mage’s Sanctum (Austin), 512-428-4402

Brickhouse Games (Garland), 972-926-3398

Dragon’s Lair (Houston), 832-761-0072

Flash Candy and Toys (Lockhart), 512-668-5075

Mad Hatter’s House of Games (Lubbock), 806-763-4054

Stormcrow Games (Lubbock), 806-778-4281

Darkhound Game Center (Mansfield), 817-225-6145

Sockmonkey Junction (Mansfield), 682-999-8697

Madness Games & Comics (Plano), 972-943-8135

 

Utah

Blackfyre Games (Pleasant Grove), 801-785-9713

Game Haven (St. George), 435-627-0616

Demolition Games (Salt Lake City), 385-229-4739

 

Virginia

The Island Games (Centreville), 515-599-0360

Crossroads Tabletop Tavern (Manassas), 571-364-8885

 

Wisconsin

Lake Geneva Games (Lake Geneva), 262-885-1515

TK Games (Menomonee Falls), 262-257-0800

I’m Board! Games and Family Fun (Middleton), 608-831-6631

The GameBoard (Sheboygan), 920-453-4263

 

West Virginia

Four Horsemen Comics (Bridgeport), 304-848-9210

 

Wyoming

Games Gauntlet (Laramie), 307-299-7976

 

INTERNATIONAL

Canada

North of Exile Games (Penetanguishene, Ontario), 705-614-2801

Mexico

Mana Screw (Costa Azul), 52-1-646-176-4406

 

Read all about the game here.

Remnants Demos Across the Land!

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Be ready for the post-apocalypse! Or at least have fun with real-time dice-rolling to scavenge for resources, building your compound, and fighting over Raiders and Mutant Creatures. Game stores across North America will be hosting free Remnants demos September 15–16.

 

Find a participating store near you from the list below and compete to become the lone survivor!

 

Arizona

Imperial Outpost Games (Glendale), 602-978-0467

 

Arkansas

Dragon’s Keep Gaming Room (Fayetteville), 479-249-8888

 

Colorado

Crit Castle Games (Aurora), 303-745-4140

Petrie’s Family Games (Colorado Springs), 719-522-1099

 

Connecticut

The Board Room (Middletown), 860-788-7824

Connecticut Gaming Center (Waterbury), 203-527-3918

 

Georgia

Dice Drop Games (Macon), 478-737-1192

 

Hawaii

The Armchair Adventurer (Honolulu), 808-843-1250

Other Realms Ltd. (Honolulu), 808-596-8236

 

Idaho

Safari Pearl Comics (Moscow), 208-882-9499

Gaming Adventures (New Plymouth), 208-649-4244

 

Illinois

AlleyCat Comics (Chicago), 773-907-3404

Bonus Round Games Cafe (Chicago), 773-857-1037

 

Indiana

Power Nine Gaming (Fort Wayne), 260-387-6136

Better World Books (Goshen), 574-534-1984

Good Games (Indianapolis), 317-493-1423

 

Kansas

Game Nut Entertainment (Lawrence), 785-856-1540

Mission: Board Games (Mission), 913-242-7970

Gatekeeper Hobbies (Topeka), 785-232-3429

Sente (Wichita), 316-640-5344

 

Louisiana

Anubis Game & Hobby (Broussard), 337-330-6096

 

Maryland

Play More Games! Store (Gaithersburg), 240-801-9375

Dream Wizards (Rockville), 301-881-3530

Dice City Games (Silver Spring), 443-424-2637

 

Michigan

Acropolis Games (Adrian), 517-577-6192

Pandemonium Games and Hobbies (Garden City), 734-427-2451

Nostalgia, Ink (Jackson), 517-784-8955

 

Minnesota

The Gaming Goat (Saint Paul), 651-690-4628

 

Missouri

Pawn and Pint (Kansas City), 415-613-0476

 

Nebraska

Gauntlet Games (Lincoln), 402-420-5060

The Game Shoppe (Omaha), 402-991-8699

Sparta Games (Omaha), 402-934-8330

 

Nevada

The Glass Die (Reno), 775-384-1456

 

New Mexico

Zia Comics and Games (Las Cruces), 575-405-0461

 

New York

The Brooklyn Strategist (Brooklyn), 718-576-3035

Just Games Rochester (Rochester), 585-586-0586

 

North Carolina

Rocket City Games and More (Jacksonville), 910-577-5556

Scott’s Collectibles (Kannapolis), 704-784-2277

Event Horizon Games (Raleigh), 919-977-4009

Gamers Guild (Spring Lake), 910-497-2354

 

Ohio

The Guardtower (Columbus), 614-488-4311

Tabletop Game Cafe (Columbus), 614-725-0328

Beyond the Board (Dublin), 614-553-7677

Barnes & Noble (Pickerington), 614-751-0927

 

Oregon

Borderlands Games (Salem), 503-485-2554

 

Pennsylvania

Deal Me in Games (Boyertown), 484-415-0058

Caffeinated Gaming (Zieglerville), 610-287-1624

 

Rhode Island

Reality A Games (West Warwick), 401-500-1545

 

South Carolina

Firefly Toys and Games (Columbia), 803-764-0596

 

Tennessee

901 Comics (Memphis), 901-421-8819

 

Texas

Dragon’s Lair (Austin), 512-454-2399

Mage’s Sanctum (Austin), 512-428-4402

Brickhouse Games (Garland), 972-926-3398

Dragon’s Lair (Houston), 832-761-0072

Flash Candy and Toys (Lockhart), 512-668-5075

Mad Hatter’s House of Games (Lubbock), 806-763-4054

Stormcrow Games (Lubbock), 806-778-4281

Darkhound Game Center (Mansfield), 817-225-6145

Sockmonkey Junction (Mansfield), 682-999-8697

Madness Games & Comics (Plano), 972-943-8135

 

Utah

Noggin Games (Cedar City), 435-586-3423

Blackfyre Games (Pleasant Grove), 801-785-9713

Game Haven (St. George), 435-627-0616

Demolition Games (Salt Lake City), 385-229-4739

 

Virginia

The Island Games (Centreville), 515-599-0360

Crossroads Tabletop Tavern (Manassas), 571-364-8885

 

Washington

Krampus Kave (Leavenworth), 509-888-2422

 

Wisconsin

Planet Chaos (Fort Atkinson), 920-563-2664

I’m Board! Games and Family Fun (Middleton), 608-831-6631

The GameBoard (Sheboygan), 920-453-4263

 

Wyoming

Games Gauntlet (Laramie), 307-299-7976

 

INTERNATIONAL

Canada

North of Exile Games (Penetanguishene, Ontario), 705-614-2801

 

Mexico

Mana Screw (Costa Azul), 52-1-646-176-4406

 

Read all about the game here.

Gen Con 2018: Booth 2455

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Planning for Gen Con always feels a little bit like planning for a wedding. You worry about every little detail, but at the end as long as you marry up happy gamers with fun games that you’ve proudly raised and sent off into the world, you’ve done your job.

 

This year is no exception. We are excited this year to show you Remnants and Grackles. Drop by and hang out with us in booth 2455. We’ll have fun showing you our new games, showing you the promo for Remnants, and offering you some special convention deals. We’ll even have limited quantities of both Remnants and Grackles available for sale.

 

Demos: If you are looking to try out our new games, Remnants and Grackles, we can set you up. We’ll also have demos of Hotshots, Kaiju Crush, Castle Panic with The Wizard’s Tower, and Here, Kitty, Kitty! going.

 

Promos: With a purchase of any game, you’ll receive a free promo. We have the special Giant Scorpion promo card for Remnants. You can also simply buy a promo if you already own the game.

 

Pin Bazaar: This year we’re participating in the Pin Bazaar! Fans of Castle Panic will love the Monster Face pin we’ve designed. We do have limited quantities, so make sure you get yours early.

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Deals: In addition to all of the games in our catalog, we will have a special discount bin where you can pick up games before they go out of stock.

 

We’re so excited to see you there! Safe travels!

 

 

 

Kaiju Crush Demos at Your FLGS

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Missed out on the Smash and Burn Tour? No worries. We’ve got you covered with nationwide demos of Kaiju Crush November 10–16. (There are even 2 in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada!)

 

Read all about the game here, and find a participating store near you from the list below to start smashing cities!

 

Arizona

Game Depot (Tempe), 480-966-4727

 

Arkansas

Dragon’s Keep Gaming Room (Fayetteville), 479-249-8888

 

California

Black Diamond Games (Concord), 925-681-0600

Isle of Gamers (Santa Clara), 408-985-7655

It’s Your Move Games & Hobbies (Oakland), 510-547-4386

 

Colorado

Crit Castle Games (Aurora), 303-745-4140

Denver Central Games (Denver), 720-514-9911

Shep’s Games (Aurora), 303-690-0566

 

Connecticut

The Board Room (Middletown), 860-788-7824

YFN Tabletop Shop (Newington), 860-436-2213

 

Delaware

Scarecrow’s Games (Millsboro), 302-853-2644

Twisted Anchor (Laurel), 302-875-2305

 

Florida

2Drop Game Shop (Fort Myers), 239-313-5342

Campus Cards & Games (Orlando), 407-730-3161

Dungeon Games (Estero), 239-221-8523

Highlander Novelties Comics and Games (Ocoee), 407-347-5436

Krum’s World (Winter Garden), 407-614-1881

 

Georgia

Comics Plus (Macon), 478-257-7111

Dice Drop Games (Macon), 478-737-1192

Heroes and Villains (Warner Robins), 478-322-0004

 

Hawaii

The Armchair Adventurer (Honolulu), 808-843-1250

 

Idaho

Black Dragon Games (Twin Falls), 208-944-9193

Safari Pearl Comics (Moscow), 208-882-9499

 

Illinois

Red Raccoon Games (Bloomington), 309-828-9196

Titan Games (Peoria), 309-981-5376

 

Indiana

Family Time Games (Indianapolis), 317-429-9817

The Game Preserve (Indianapolis), 317-881-4263

Games Inn (Hobart), 219-940-3289

The Librarium Café (Hobart), 219-940-3174

 

Kansas

The Burrow (Wichita), 316-209-6217

Headshots Bar & Grill (Wichita), 316-260-4370

Hero Haven Toys & Collectibles (Wichita), 316-677-7543

Mission: Board Games (Mission), 913-242-7970

 

Kentucky

Legendary Games (Lexington), 859-523-9430

Ultimate Games & Comics (Hanson), 270-322-3050

 

Louisiana

+1 Gaming (Metairie), 504-883-7333

Tubby & Coo’s Mid-City Book Shop (New Orleans), 504-598-5536

 

Maryland

Dream Wizards (Rockville), 301-881-3530

HobbyTown (Easton), 410-822-7800

Play More Games (Gaithersburg), 240-801-9375

 

Michigan

Acropolis Games (Adrian), 517-577-6192

The Loaded Die (Ferndale), 248-240-4174

MeggaXP Zone (Jackson), 517-879-7804

Nostalgia, Ink (Jackson), 517-784-8955

Pandemonium Games and Hobbies (Garden City), 734-427-2451

Summit Comics & Games (Lansing), 517-485-2369

 

Mississippi

maCnarB Gaming (Gautier), 228-497-0303

 

Missouri

Cards ‘n Stripes Games (Republic), 417-647-5151

 

Montana

Rooks Comics and Games (Bozeman), 406-556-2153

 

Nebraska

Gauntlet Games (Lincoln), 402-420-5060

Ground Zero Comics (Bellevue), 402-292-3750

 

New Mexico

Zia Comics and Games (Las Cruces), 575-405-0461

 

North Carolina

Hit Point Hobbies (Aberdeen), 910-692-8447

Hobby Chest of Jacksonville (Jacksonville), 910-353-4473

 

Nebraska

The Game Shoppe (Bellevue), 402-292-4263

Gauntlet Games (Lincoln), 402-420-5060

Ground Zero Comics (Bellevue), 402-292-3750

Sparta Games (Omaha), 402-934-8330

 

Nevada

Games Galore (Reno), 775-826-7788

 

New Jersey

The Bearded Dragon Games (Bernardsville), 908-502-5112

The Only Game in Town (Somerville), 908-725-7077

 

New York

Alterniverse (Hyde Park), 845-233-4234

Haven for Heroes (Port Jervis), 845-856-1866

 

North Carolina

Hit Point Hobbies (Aberdeen), 910-692-8447

Hobby Chest of Jacksonville (Jacksonville), 910-353-4473

 

Ohio

Barnes & Noble (Pickerington), 614-751-0927

Bell, Book & Comic (Dayton), 937-643-9006

Beyond the Board (Dublin), 614-553-7677

Next Level Gaming Center (Gallipolis), 740-578-4982

Ravenstone Games & Hobbies (Columbus), 614-844-6463

Wizard’s Guild (Athens), 740-594-5300

 

Oregon

Guardian Games (Portland), 503-238-4000

 

Pennsylvania

Caffeinated Gaming (Zieglerville), 610-287-1624

Encounter Comics & Games (Allentown), 610-774-9565

 

Tennessee

The Game Cave (Hermitage), 615-678-5768

 

Texas

Collected Comics & Games (Hurst), 817-595-4375

Dragon’s Lair (Houston), 832-761-0072

Flash Candy and Toys (Lockhart), 512-668-5075

Madness Games & Comics (Plano), 972-943-8135

The Multiverse Comics, Collectibles & Games (Hurst), 817-952-3553

Sockmonkey Junction (Mansfield), 682-999-8697

 

Utah

Blakfyre Games (Pleasant Grove), 801-785-9713

End Zone Hobby Center (Clearfield), 801-774-5050

Gamers Asylum (Ogden), 801-621-4752

Gamers Asylum (Brigham City), 435-723-0586

 

Virginia

The Compleat Strategist (Falls Church), 703-532-2477

The Island Games (Centreville), 515-599-0360

 

Wisconsin

Board Game Barrister (Wauwatosa), 414-316-3900

The GameBoard (Sheboygan), 920-453-4263

Lake Geneva Games (Lake Geneva), 262-885-1515

Menagerie Games (Pleasant Prairie), 262-361-8238

TK Games (Menomonee Falls), 262-257-0800

 

Canada

A Muse N Games (Winnipeg, Manitoba), 204-415-1112

GameKnight Games and Cool Stuff (Winnipeg, Manitoba), 204-487-4263

 

Gearing Up for Gen Con

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Wow, it feels like we were just at Origins, and it’s time for Gen Con! Our plans are coming together smoothly, and we can’t wait to see you all there.

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Drop by and hang out with us in booth 1349. We’ll have fun showing you our new games, giving out promos for those games, and offering you some special convention deals. We’ll even have limited quantities of both Hotshots and Kaiju Crush available for sale.

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Demos: If you are looking to try out our new games, Hotshots and Kaiju Crush, we can set you up. We’ll also have demos of Here, Kitty, Kitty! and Dastardly Dirigibles, quick games that will keep you going.

GenCon-Promos

Promos: With a demo or purchase of our new games, you can pick up the special River Tile promo for Hotshots and the Oblique-Checkerboard promo card for Kaiju Crush.

Deals: In addition to all of the games in our catalog, we will have bundles, jewelry for Here, Kitty, Kitty!, a special discount bin, and promo specials.

 

Bundles

  • Panic expansion bundle: $45                                                                                                                                                                                    (includes The Wizard’s Tower, The Dark Titan, and Engines of War)
  • Small box bundle: $50                                                                                                                                                                                                (Here, Kitty, Kitty!, Dastardly Dirigibles, and Bears!)

 

Here, Kitty, Kitty!

Earrings and Necklaces

  • 1 for $15
  • 2 for $25
  • 3 for $30

 

Discount Bin

  • 1 for $15
  • 2+ for $10 each

 

Promos

  • 1 for $5
  • 2+ for $3 each

Events: And if that’s not enough, we’ll have ticketed events with all of the following games in Hall D through Double Exposure. (Thank you, guys!) Players will be given a coupon worth $5 on a purchase of $25 or more.

  • Castle Panic
  • Here, Kitty, Kitty!
  • Dastardly Dirigibles
  • Bears!
  • Dead Panic
  • Munchkin Panic
  • The Village Crone

 

We’re so excited to see you there! Safe travels!

Come Smash and Burn with Fireside Games

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We’re taking to the road on our Smash and Burn Tour! Join us in person or through social media as we visit 16 stores in the Midwest. We’ll be demoing our new releases, Hotshots and Kaiju Crush, and giving out promos. It’ll be a great opportunity to meet Justin De Witt, designer of Castle Panic, Hotshots, and more. Bring in your favorite Fireside Games, and he’ll be happy to sign them. You might also make it into our store videos!
Tour-Smash and Burn-PromosFor more information on the games, check out these links:

https://firesidegames.com/games/hotshots/
https://firesidegames.com/games/kaiju-crush/

 

Tour Schedule
8/22 (Tuesday), 6:00–10:00 Family Time Games (Indianapolis, IN)
http://www.family-time-games.com/

 

8/24 (Thursday), 6:00–10:00 Epic Loot Games & Comics (Centerville, OH)
http://www.epiclootgames.com/

 

8/26 (Saturday), 1:00–4:00 Good Games (Indianapolis, IN)
http://www.goodgamesna.com/us/stores/indiana/indianapolis.html

 

8/27 (Sunday), 1:00–4:00 Saltire Games (Indianapolis, IN)
http://www.saltiregames.com/

 

8/29 (Tuesday), 6:00–10:00 Beyond the Board (Dublin, OH)
https://www.facebook.com/BeyondTheBoardLLC/

 

8/31 (Thursday), 6:00–10:00 The Malted Meeple (Hudson, OH)
http://maltedmeeple.com/

 

9/1 (Friday), 6:00–10:00 The Game Annex (Fort Wayne, IN)
http://www.thegameannex.com/

 

9/2 (Saturday), 1:00–4:00 Secret Door Games (Elkhart, IN)
https://www.secretdoorgames.org/

 

9/12 (Tuesday), 5:30–8:00 Cat and Mouse Games (Chicago, IL)
https://cat-n-mouse.com/

 

9/14 (Thursday), 6:00–10:00 Da Sorce (Chicago, IL)
http://dasorce.com/

 

9/19 (Tuesday), 5:00–9:00 The GameBoard (Sheboygan, WI)
http://the-gameboard.com/

 

9/21 (Thursday), 6:00–9:00 I’m Board! Games (Middleton, WI)
http://www.imboardgames.com/

 

9/25 (Monday), 6:30–9:30 Pegasus Games (Madison, WI)
http://www.pegasusgames.com/

 

9/29 (Friday), 5:30–8:30 Gnome Games—Green Bay West (Green Bay, WI)
https://gnomegames.com/gnomeblog/

 

9/30 (Saturday), 1:00–4:00 Gnome Games—Green Bay East (Green Bay, WI)
https://gnomegames.com/gnomeblog/

 

10/1 (Sunday), 1:00–4:00 Gnome Games—Appleton (Appleton, WI)
https://gnomegames.com/gnomeblog/

 

10/7 (Saturday), 1:00–5:00 Castle Perilous Games (Carbondale, IL)
http://castleperilous.com/

International Panic Weekend

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(UPDATED 6/23)

For a variety of reasons, we had decided not to celebrate International Panic Day this year, but after a groundswell of requests, we thought a small-scale event would be nice. One thing led to another, and now we are thrilled to report that between June 29 and July 2, we will have 137 stores spanning 44 states and 3 countries opening their doors and teaching people how to play Castle Panic and Munchkin Panic.

For the event, we’ve created a new Castle Panic promo, called Fickle Fortune.  And for Munchkin Panic, we have the original Bookmark of Free Masonry.

Panic Day Promos 2017

To see if there is a participating store near you, check out the list below. Have a great time playing Castle Panic and Munchkin Panic. Enjoy the day and the promos!

 

Alabama

Quality Collectibles (Jasper)

Gamers N Geeks (Mobile)

Game Time Hobbies (Opelika)

 

Alaska

Gateway Games (Ketchikan)

 

Arkansas

Dragon’s Keep Gaming Room (Fayetteville)

Mena Game Lounge (Mena)

Imagine! Hobbies & Games (Sherwood)

 

Arizona

Imperial Outpost Games (Glendale)

WesterCon 70 (Tempe)

 

California

Paladin’s Game Castle (Bakersfield)

Games of Berkeley (Berkeley)

Crazy Squirrel Gaming Store (Fresno)

The Dice House (Fullerton)

Comic Quest (Lake Forest)

At Ease Games (San Diego)

Empire Collectables (San Diego)

Crazy Fred’s (San Diego)

Pair A Dice Games (Vista)

 

Colorado

Shep’s Games (Aurora)

 

Connecticut

Your Friendly Neighborhood Tabletop Shop (Newington)

 

Florida

Gods & Monsters (Orlando)

Kitchen Table Games (St. Petersburg)

 

Georgia

Tyche’s Games (Athens)

Quest Comic Shop (Carrollton)

 

Hawaii

Other Realms Ltd (Honolulu)

The Armchair Adventurer (Honolulu)

 

Idaho

Safari Pearl Comics (Moscow)

Infinite Heroes Games (Nampa)

 

Illinois

Castle Perilous Games & Books (Carbondale)

Da Sorce (Chicago)

Fair Game (Downers Grove)

 

Indiana

Reader Copies (Anderson)

Better World Books (Goshen)

Castle Comics and Cards (Lafayette)

 

Iowa

The Hobby Corner (Iowa City)

 

Kansas

Boom Comic Shop (Lawrence)

Collector’s Cache by Feral Events (Olathe)

 

Kentucky

Hobby Town (Bowling Green)

Comics 2 Games (Florence)

 

Lousiana

Plus 1 Gaming (Metairie)

Mechacon 2017 (New Orleans)

 

Maryland

Xpanding Universe (Aberdeen)

Canton Games (Baltimore)

Play More Games (Gaithersburg)

Dream Wizards (Rockville)

 

Massachusetts

Round Table Games (Carver)

Greenfield Games (Greenfield)

 

Michigan

Acropolis Games (Adrian)

Dreams of Conquest (Bay City)

TC Paintball (Traverse City)

TC War Room (Traverse City)

Imperium Games (Wixom)

 

Mississippi

maCnarB Gaming (Gautier)

Tupelo Sportscards and Games (Tupelo)

 

Missouri

Capital City’s Game Emporium (Jefferson City)

CCYDNE Hobbies (Lebanon)

 

Minnesota

Lionheart Games (Waite Park)

 

Montana

Orion’s Keep Games (Hamilton)

 

Nebraska

The Game Shoppe (Bellevue)

Game On – Grand Island (Grand Island)

Game On – Kearney (Kearney)

Hobbytown USA (Lincoln)

Gauntlet Games (Lincoln)

Game On – McCook (McCook)

Game On – North Platte (North Platte)

The Game Shoppe (Omaha)

 

Nevada

Little Shop of Magic (Las Vegas)

Games Galore (Reno)

 

New Hampshire

Double Midnight Comics (Concord)

The Relentless Dragon (Nashua)

 

New Jersey

The Bearded Dragon Games (Bernardsville)

Arcana Toys, Games, and Hobbies (Washington)

 

New Mexico

Zia Comics and Games (Las Cruces)

 

New York

Alterniverse (Hyde Park)

The Game Gamut (Pittsford)

The Arena (West Babylon)

Freakopolis Geekery Inc. (Whitehall)

 

North Carolina

Hillside Games (Asheville)

The Spot (Newton)

Red Door Games (Richlands)

The Comic Monstore (Salisbury)

DreamDaze Comics, Fun, & Games, Inc. (Wilson)

3 Blind Dice (Winston-Salem)

 

North Dakota

Force of Habit Hobby Shop (Minot)

 

Ohio

Sci-Fi City (Cincinnati)

The Rook OTR (Cincinnati)

Flying Monkey Comics and Games (Delaware)

Beyond the Board (Dublin)

Fun Factory (Mt. Gilead)

Barnes & Noble (Pickerington)

Checkmate (Toledo)

 

Oregon

Funagain Games (Eugene)

Guardian Games (Portland)

 

Pennsylvania

Mister J’s Asylum (Muncy)

Six Feet Under Games (New Holland)

AnthroCon (Pittsburg)

The Games Keep (West Chester)

 

South Carolina

Firefly Toys & Games (Columbia)

Boardwalk Games (Greenville)

 

Tennessee

Pair A Dice Games (Athena)

The Game Cave (Hermitage)

 

Texas

Wonko’s Toys and Games (Austin)

Clockwork Games & Events (College Station)

Cards and Comics Connection (Conroe)

Dragon’s Lair (Houston)

Ettin Games (Houston)

Flash Candy and Toys (Lockhart)

Three Suns Unlimited (Longview)

Sockmonkey Junction (Mansfield)

Fleur Fine Books (Port Neches)

The Gaming Goat (Spring)

Gerard’s Gaming and LAN Center (Webster)

 

Utah

Gunjah The Bead Forest (Cedar City)

Game Grid (Layton)

Blackfyre Games (Pleasant Grove)

High Gear Games & Hobbies (Salt Lake City)

Gameland World (Spanish Fork)

 

Virginia

The Island Games (Centreville)

 

Washington

Mox Boarding House (Bellevue)

Uncle’s Games, Puzzles, & More—CrossRoads Mall (Bellevue)

Diversified Games (Chehalis)

Fantasium Comics & Games (Federal Way)

Uncle’s Games, Puzzles, & More—Redmond Town Center (Redmond)

Shane’s Big League (Renton)

The Comic Book Shop (Spokane)

Uncle’s Games, Puzzles, & More—Downtown Spokane (Spokane)

Uncle’s Games, Puzzles, & More—Spokane Valley Mall (Spokane Valley)

Uncle’s Games, Puzzles, & More—Tacoma Mall (Tacoma)

 

Wisconsin

Lake Geneva Games (Lake Geneva)

Let’s Play (at the Gnome Games booth) (Appleton)

Pegasus Games (Madison)

 

West Virginia

Nerd Rage – Morgantown (Morgantown)

J and M’s Used Bookstore (Parkersburg)

 

Wyoming

Games of Chance (Riverton)

Games of Chance – Flying Eagle Location (Riverton)

 

Canada

Dragon’s Den Games (Saskatoon, Saskatchewan)

 

New Zealand

King of Cards (Auckland)

 

Engines of War Demos Roll On!

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Time to add ballistas, catapults, and spring traps to Castle Panic! Game stores across the USA will be hosting free Engines of War demos January 7–8. Read all about the game here, and find a participating store near you from the list below to start building your own engines of war!

Arkansas

Dragon’s Keep Gaming Room (Fayetteville), 479-249-8888

 

Arizona

Imperial Outpost Games (Glendale), 602-978-0467

 Game Depot (Tempe), 480-966-4727

California

Comic Quest (Lake Forest), 949-951-9668

Crazy Squirrel Game Store (Fresno), 559-431-0188

Game Kastle (Fremont), 510-651-4263

 

Colorado

Crit Castle Games (Aurora), 303-745-4140

Shep’s Games (Aurora), 303-690-0566

Enchanted Grounds (Littleton), 303-795-0772

 

Connecticut

Regency Gaming (Mashantucket), 860-917-1111

YFN Tabletop Shop (Newington), 860-436-2213

 

Florida

Emerald City (Clearwater), 727-398-2665

 

Georgia

Heroes and Villains (Warner Robins), 478-322-0004

Prime Time Gaming (Macon), 478-257-7018

Tyche’s Games (Athens), 706-354-4500

 

Idaho

Gameopolis (Idaho Falls), 208-529-8026

Safari Pearl Comics (Moscow), 208-882-9499

 

Illinois

Red Raccoon Games (Bloomington), 309-828-9196

 

Indiana

Deck Factory Gaming Center (Fort Wayne), 260-498-2153

Good Games Indianapolis (Indianapolis), 317-493-1423

Secret Door Games (Elkhart), 574-350-2295

 

Kansas

Wizard’s Asylum (Wichita), 316-262-6642

 

Kentucky

Legendary Games (Richmond), 859-575-7284

The Louisville Game Shop (Louisville), 502-456-2734

 

Maryland

Looking for Games (Rockville), 301-378-8550

Neverland Games (Hagerstown), 301-739-4263

Play More Games (Gaithersburg), 240-801-9375

Walt’s Cards and Games (Dundalk), 301-466-9603

 

Michigan

Acropolis Games (Adrian), 517-577-6192

Destiny Games (Canton), 734-404-5548

The Gamer’s Wharf (Grandville), 616-551-3881

Pandemonium Games and Hobbies (Garden City), 734-427-2451

TC War Room (Traverse City), 231-943-0248

 

Mississippi

Dark Knights Gaming (Long Beach), 228-236-7580

 

Missouri

Game Nite (St. Louis), 314-270-8440

Cards ‘n Stripes Games (Republic), 417-647-5151

The Fantasy Shop, South County (St. Louis), 314-842-8228

 

North Carolina

Cape Fear Games (Wilmington), 910-798-6006

Red Door Games (Richlands), 910-430-0132

Scott’s Collectibles (Kannapolis), 704-784-2277

 

Nebraska

The Game Shoppe (Omaha), 402-991-8699

Gauntlet Games (Lincoln), 402-420-5060

Sparta Games (Omaha), 402-934-8330

 

Nevada

Games Galore (Reno), 775-826-7788

 

New Jersey

Arcana Toys Games and Hobbies (Washington), 908-223-1120

Elite Battlegrounds (Green Brook), 732-424-0744

The Game Room Store (Woodbridge), 732-636-1111

 

New York

Alterniverse (Hyde Park), 845-233-4234

Dragon Snack Games (Buffalo), 716-833-0740

The Game Gamut (Pittsford), 585-218-0988

Legendary Realms Games (Plainview), 516-595-7088

 

Ohio

In the Ball Park (Lancaster), 740-653-5955

The Rook OTR (Cincinnati), 513-954-8191

 

Oregon

Haven Gaming (Salem), 503-990-7570

Red Castle Games (Portland), 503-774-4263

 

Pennsylvania

The Game Table Café (Mechanicsburg), 717-695-0836

 

Tennessee

The Game Cave (Hermitage), 615-678-5768

 

Texas

Dragon’s Lair (Houston), 832-761-0072

Flash Candy and Toys (Lockhart), 512-668-5075

 

Utah

Game Haven (St. George), 435-627-0616

Fongo Bongo Games (Riverton), 801-938-5962

Mystic Hobby Games (Sandy), 801-571-8258

 

Virginia

The Island Games (Centreville), 515-599-0360

 

Washington

Fantasium Comics & Games (Federal Way), 253-874-3084

 

Wisconsin

The GameBoard (Sheboygan), 920-453-4263

I’m Board! Games and Family Fun (Middleton), 608-831-6631

Pegasus Games (Madison), 608-833-4263

Dastardly Dirigibles Demos Galore!

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Break out your goggles, wrenches, and cravats! Game stores across the USA will be hosting free Dastardly Dirigibles demos August 13–14.

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Find a participating store near you from the list below and compete to become the heir to Professor Hornswoggle’s airship-building factory!

Arizona: Imperial Outpost Games (Glendale), 602-978-0467

Arkansas: Dragon’s Keep Gaming Room (Fayetteville), 479-249-8888

California: Comic Quest (Lake Forest), 949-951-9668
California: 4 Color Fantasies (Rancho Cucamonga), 855-692-6642

Colorado: Crit Castle Games (Aurora), 303-745-4140

Connecticut: Regency Gaming (Mashantucket), 860-917-1111

Georgia: Heroes and Villains (Warner Robins), 478-322-0004
Georgia: Tyche’s Games (Athens), 706-354-4500

Hawaii: The Armchair Adventurer (Honolulu), 808-843-1250
Hawaii: Other Realms Ltd. (Honolulu), 808-596-8236

Idaho: Gameopolis (Idaho Falls), 208-529-8026
Idaho: Safari Pearl Comics (Moscow), 208-882-9499

Illinois: Titan Games (Peoria), 309-981-5376

Iowa: Games King (Sioux City), 712-224-4238
Iowa: Games Plus One (Davenport), 563-391-1680

Indiana: Better World Books (Goshen), 574-534-1984
Indiana: Secret Door Games (Elkhart), 574-350-2295

Kansas: Boom Comic Shop (Lawrence), 785-856-2709

Maine: All About Games (Belfast), 207-338-9984

Maryland: Canton Games (Baltimore), 410-276-2640
Maryland: Play More Games! Store (Gaithersburg), 240-801-9375

Michigan: Acropolis Games (Adrian), 517-577-6192
Michigan: Nostalgia, Ink (Jackson), 517-784-8955
Michigan: TC War Room (Traverse City), 231-943-0248
Michigan: Warriors 3 Comics & Games (Wayne), 734-895-9069

Mississippi: Dark Knights Gaming (Long Beach), 228-236-7580

Missouri: The Bearded Dragon Collectibles and Hobbies (Independence), 816-427-1264
Missouri: Game Nite (St. Louis), 314-270-8440

Montana: Rooks Comics and Games (Bozeman), 406-556-2153

Nebraska: Hobbytown USA (Lincoln), 402-434-5040
Nebraska: Sparta Games (Omaha), 402-934-8330

New Mexico: Zia Comics and Games (Las Cruces), 575-405-0461

New Jersey: Arcana Toys Games and Hobbies (Washington), 908-223-1120
New Jersey: The Bearded Dragon Games (Bernardsville), 908-502-5112
New Jersey: Elite Battlegrounds (Green Brook), 732-424-0744

New York: Alterniverse (Hyde Park), 845-233-4234
New York: Legendary Realms Games (Plainview), 516-595-7088

North Carolina: Game Theory (Raleigh), 919-787-4449
North Carolina: Red Door Games (Richlands), 910-430-0132

Ohio: Recess (North Olmstead), 440-779-7008

Oregon: Guardian Games (Portland), 503-238-4000
Oregon: Off the Charts Games (Gresham), 503-912-1220

Pennsylvania: Comix Connection (York), 717-767-4871
Pennsylvania: The Game Table Café (Mechanicsburg), 717-695-0836

Rhode Island: Toy Vault Games (Warwick), 401-738-4325

Tennessee: The Game Cave (Hermitage), 615-678-5768
Tennessee: Hobbytown USA (Knoxville), 865-675-8647
Tennessee: Stabler Games & Comics (Oakridge), 865-685-0279

Virginia: The Island Games (Centreville), 515-599-0360

Washington, D.C.: Labyrinth Game Shop, 202-544-1059

Wisconsin: The GameBoard (Sheboygan), 920-453-4263
Wisconsin: Pegasus Games (Madison), 608-833-4263

Read all about the game here.

Gen Con Goodness

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Final preparations are underway for Gen Con 2016, and we couldn’t be more excited! We’ll have free demos, promos, events, and all kinds of fun!

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Free Demos in Booth #743: Want to check out the latest games from Fireside? This is the best way to make sure you’re taught the rules correctly with friendly people who want to make sure your experience is great. We’ll be demoing Star Trek Panic, Here, Kitty, Kitty!, Dastardly Dirigibles, and Bears! in booth #743.

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Promos for Demos: We’ll also be giving demoers these hard- to-find promos for checking out the games.
Star Trek Panic: Vulcan Mind-Meld
Here, Kitty, Kitty!: Milkshake
Dastardly Dirigibles: Smoke Bomb
Bears!: Alarm Clock

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Heir-On-Stick-Blog-PostExtras: Dastardly Dirigibles winners can pose with the dapper Heir-on-a-Stick to show their win to the world. And purchasers of Star Trek Panic receive a spare U.S.S. Enterprise! It’ll look great on your desk. That is, until you need to replace the one in your game after all of that damage!

Events: This year, Fireside Games is hosting events for the first time! We sold out of our original events within 3 days and opened up more. Just 4 seats remain open. One for Dead Panic, and three for The Village CroneClick here to sign up. After you click on the link, select the Board Game category to find our events. Hope to see you there!

The Dark Titan Wins Origins Award!

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Origins Game Fair was last week and it was a blast! We had a booth in the Main Exhibit Hall and ran demos of Here, Kitty, Kitty!, Dastardly Dirigibles (releasing July 6), and Star TrekTM Panic® (available now!). Our booth was so busy and we got to see so many familiar faces and make some new friends.

We had the designer of Here, Kitty, Kitty! in the booth playing with attendees and the artist, Tony Steele, was back in the art area drawing cats on boxes for anyone who picked up a copy and asked nicely.

Star TrekTM Panic® received lots of attention and we had demo after demo of excited gamers devouring the latest variation in the Panic Line.

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Saturday of the show happened to coincide with International Panic Day and it was fun to see Social Media explode with posts from Friendly Local Game Stores around the country hosting events in-store to celebrate the day, while we played the latest variation with attendees at the show.

The biggest thrill of the show was at the Origins Awards ceremony Saturday night when it was revealed The Dark Titan, the second expansion to Castle Panic®, was the winner of the Fan Favorite award for the Gaming Accessory category! Thanks fans!

Anne-Marie De Witt, our CEO, accepted the award on behalf of Fireside Games because Justin De Witt, the designer and Chief Creative Officer for the company, was back at home in Texas working on the THIRD expansion. You can expect more news on that game to be coming VERY SOON!

Castle Panic and the first expansion, The Wizard’s Tower, were both Origins Awards Nominees in their respective release years, so you know the whole line is good. Fans really love the toughness of Agranok in The Dark Titan and we appreciate all the support and dedication to this line you, the fans, bring every time you see us at a show or a local game store.

Thanks to all of you for making Origins Game Fair 2016 such a success and so much fun. We’ll see you there next year. And remember… Just PANIC and Play Games!

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June Events – Where to Play Our Games

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June is a great month to get out and play some games! Our games will be available for demos and Play-to-Wins at several conventions around the country this month, as well as being in many game libraries.

You can also check out your Friendly Local Game Store to see what events they have planned and make some new friends over an evening of Dead Panic®.

PrairieCon Manitoba, Canada June 3–5
DieCon Colinsville, IL June 10–12
Origins Columbus, OH June 15–19
International Panic Day Various (click for list) June 18–19
RageCon Reno, NV June 24–26

 

International Panic Day 2016

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Join us on June 18th when we celebrate International Panic Day (yes, it’s a real thing) the only way we know how . . . with GAMES!

You can participate in the fun by visiting one of the stores listed below that will be providing FREE demos of the various games in our Panic Line. You can also host a game day with your friends and help spread the Panic!

If you are playing our games that weekend, please tag us in your social posts with #PanicDay and let’s see how far we can get this thing to go.

Don’t forget we have lots of helpful How To Play videos on our YouTube Channel if you run into a tricky situation and need a little guidance. There’s no shame in asking for a little help, especially when you are clearly panicking!

And don’t forget our special Panic Line Bundle will be available starting June 18! It includes one copy each of Castle Panic®, Dead Panic®, and Munchkin® Panic®. Each of these variations offers a different set of objectives and gameplay twists for a variety of game play experiences each time you sit down at the game table.

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Each game in the bundle comes with an EXCLUSIVE promo piece only available in this bundle and the bundle is only available through brick and mortar game stores!

RETAILERS! Are you hosting an in-store event? Not on the list below? Contact Us and let us know so we can add you to the list!

STORE NAME LOCATION
Dragon’s Keep Gaming Room Fayetteville, AR
Imperial Outpost Games Phoenix, AZ
Game Kastle Fremont, CA
Crit Castle Games Aurora, CO
Dragon’s Lair Wallingford, CT
Emerald City Clearwater, FL
Smallville Hobby Store Macon, GA
Tyche’s Games Athens, GA
The Armchair Adventurer Honolulu, HI
GameQuest Fort Wayne, IN
Game Preserve Indianapolis, IN
Better World Books Goshen, IN
Secret Door Games Elkhart, IN
TableTop Game & Hobby Overland Park, KS
Boom Comic Shop Lawrence, KS
A+ Comics and Games Lexington, KY
Hobbytown USA Frederick, MD
Brainstorm Comics & Gaming Frederick, MD
Acropolis Games Adrian, MI
TC War Room Traverse City, MI
Game Nite St. Louis, MO
Dark Knights Gaming Long Beach, MS
maCnarB Gaming Gautier, MS
Penta Smite Gaming Pearl, MS
Red Door Games Richlands, NC
Spielbound Omaha, NE
The Game Shoppe Bellevue, NE
Arcana Toys, Games, and Hobbies Washington, NJ
Elite Battlegrounds Green Brook, NJ
The Game Room Store Woodbridge, NJ
Alterniverse Hyde Park, NY
Legendary Realms Games Plainview, NY
Rockin’ Rooster Comics & Games Cincinnati, OH
Six Feet Under Games New Holland, PA
The Temple Games Pawtucket, RI
The Game Cave Hermitage, TN
The Next Level Games Madison, TN
Clockwork Games & Events College Station, TX
The Island Games Centreville, VA
Leesburg Hobbies & Collectibles Leesburg, VA
The Compleat Strategist Falls Church, VA
Diversified Games Chehalis, WA
Pegasus Games Madison, WI
The GameBoard Sheboygan, WI
Lost Legion Games & Comics, The Rifleman South Charleston, WV

That’s A LOT of places to PANIC! We hope you can join us for the fun.

Let us know what games YOU’LL be playing on International Panic Day in the comments!

May Events – Where to Play Our Games

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Our games will be available for demos and Play-to-Wins at several conventions around the country this month, as well as being in many game libraries.

Of course, you can also always check out your Friendly Local Game Store to see what events they have planned and make some new friends over an evening of Castle Panic®.

PDXAGE Portland, OR May 13–15
ChupacabraCon Round Rock, TX May 13–15
Geekway to the West* St. Louis, MO May 19–22
MomoCon Atlanta, GA May 26–29
Evergreen TableTop Expo Tacoma, WA May 27–29
Nexus Game Fair** Milwaukee, WI May 27–30

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International TableTop Day 2016

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International TableTop Day is almost upon us! Quick! Grab some friends and a couple of games and plan a day around it!

We will be visiting a few local game stores in Austin, TX on the day (April 30th this year) and invite you to join us. Anne-Marie and Justin will be at Wonko’s Toys & Games from 12–2:30 PM CT and then from 4–6 they will be at Dragon’s Lair Comics & Fantasy-Austin. They will be playing Here, Kitty, Kitty! and showing off an early copy of Dastardly Dirigibles (releases in July)!

If you aren’t in the Austin, TX area but want to find a local place to meet some new gamers and hang out for the day’s festivities, check out the list of participating retailers on the official Geek & Sundry International TableTop Day page to find one near you.

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We have also partnered with Geek & Sundry on the official retailer event kits and there will be special, exclusive Castle Panic promo towers at 300 stores around the country. Check with individual game stores to see if they will have a kit and how they will be distributing the goodies, it will vary by location.

Hosting an event with your friends at your house or neighborhood hang out? Be sure to use the official #tabletopday hashtag to connect with people near and far! You can watch the 24-hour live stream on Twitch and see what gamers all over the world are doing to celebrate gaming this year.