BEHIND THE SCENES : BOARD GAME 101 - Carcasonne

Board Games 101
Carcassonne
by Chris Kreuter

Introduction
When I first got serious about board games years ago, one of the first games I was introduced to was Carcassone. It was neat building the board as we played, and I struggled a bit figuring out how to maximize my precious few “meeples” to score me points. Over the years, I have consistently played Carcassone, because it is one of my top “Gateway Games” I use to get new gamers excited about the possibilities of board games. It remains one of my favorite games, even after more than a hundred plays.

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Posted: October 3rd, 2012 | Tagged: Column - Board Game 101

Return to Ravnica Release

Pumped for more #MTGRTR? Didn’t get a slot in the prerelease? Here comes the Return to Ravnica release event! We’ll be hosting both Sealed and Draft throughout Saturday 10/6 and Sunday 10/7.

You can sign up both in-store and online:
twentysidedstore.com/signups/return-to-ravnica-release

Schedule

We’ll have two main Sealed events on both Saturday and Sunday. Drafts will start firing at noon on both days as soon as we have 8 people and table space to accommodate.

Saturday – October, 6th 2012
10am – Sealed, $30
4pm – Sealed, $30
Noon – Drafts, $15

Sunday – October, 7th 2012
10am – Sealed, $30
4pm – Sealed, $30
Noon – Drafts, $15

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Posted: September 28th, 2012 | Tagged: Magic: the Gathering

Twenty Sided Store Seasonal Championship

The inaugural Twenty Sided Store Seasonal Championship is set to begin on Friday, September 28th during FNM. The goal of this program is to reward regular players who come to the store and to grow and strengthen the vibrant community we have. Over the course of several months you can accrue points for playing in Twenty Sided Store Magic events to qualify for an awesome end of the season tournament!

This is an opt-in program; it is free to participate and you register for this at twentysidedstore.com/seasons. In this first season, the Top 16 players will be invited to play in a tournament covering multiple formats. Up to date scoring will be maintained throughout the season so you can track your overall ranking. Sweet!

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Posted: September 28th, 2012 | Tagged: Magic: the Gathering

D&D Encounters : Council of Spiders : Session 4 RECAP

Watch all about, warily, and the Goddess may give you the gift of continued life…

ADVENTURE RECAP:
Our heroes were tasked with finding one of the members of the tribunal who assigned them their first mission. They infiltrated a hideout used by wizards of the Council of Spiders, looking for their ally Hoshtar Xorlarrin, thought to be held captive there. All the members of the Council of Spiders they met seemed to believe that Hoshtar was there for a peaceful meeting. At the end of the session, the party descended a stairway into the cellar beneath the hideout and ran into male drow, holding a rapier and glaring…

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Posted: September 25th, 2012 | Tagged: Dungeons and Dragons

BEHIND THE SCENES : BOARD GAME 101 - Pandemic

Board Games 101
Pandemic
by Chris Kreuter

Introduction
Pandemic is a co-operative board game designed by Matt Leacock and was released in 2008. This design burst onto the scene due to its popularity among many different groups of gamers, and is considered by many as one of the best co-operative games on the market. It was nominated for the prestigious Spiel des Jahres (Game of the Year) in 2009, and has won a plethora of other awards.

In Pandemic, the players represent scientists who have the unenviable task of saving the human race from the outbreak of four horrible diseases that threaten to envelop civilization! To stop these viruses, you must work as a team to fight off virus infection hot spots while researching cures. To win, you must stop the spread of all four viruses,
- while there’s still enough people alive to award you all the next Nobel Prize for medicine.

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Posted: September 24th, 2012 | Tagged: Column - Board Game 101