X-Wing Store Championship

42 players!

We had a fantastic turnout for yesterdays X-Wing Store Championship, 42 great players! After 5 rounds, we cut to the top 8 a little before 7pm. The top 8 battled to the end, with Aaron Bonar taking first place. and winning the Regional Bye, congratulations Aaron. Big thanks to everyone who traveled far and wide. Thanks to Heath for running such a great event and for keeping everything on track.

Aaron Bonar, showing off his winnings with Heath our TO.

Hopefully we’ll see some of you again in March 19th, for our Omaha X-Wing Store Championship. Please RSVP by adding yourself to the event. With that many players, we need to make sure we have the right amount of supplies.We want the next event to run just as smoothly as the previous one.

Here is the final placement for all 42 players and a link to the pictures from the event. Feel free to share this around the interwebs.

TGS, X-Wing Store Championship Placement

X-Wing Store Championship Pictures

Game on folks!

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X-Wing Store Championship in Bellevue Jan. 23rd

Full event details can be found on our Facebook page here.

Entry: $10.00
Build: 100pts

Registration starts at 10:00am
First round will begin at 10:30am
75 minute rounds, number of rounds will be determined by the number of players.

Please add yourself to the event for any possible updates.

The winner of each Store Championship receives a first-round bye at the Regional Championship of their choice; the winner of each Regional Championship
receives a first-round bye at their National Championship; and the winner of each National Championship receives
a first-round bye at the X-Wing World Championship! You will find many players in your area excited to attend Store Championships in their quest to get a jump on their competition for Regional Championships and beyond.

Store Championship Prizes

While many players will come to X-Wing Store Championships to compete for the Regional Championship bye awarded to the winner, there are other exclusive prizes up for grabs. Each kit contains enough prizes for the top 32 players.

Champion: The winner receives a Store Championship plaque and a card granting one first-round bye at a Regional Championship of the player’s choice.
Top Four: The top four players each receive one challenge coin (plus one for the judge/TO).
Top Eight: The top eight players each receive one acrylic range ruler (plus one for the judge/TO).
Top Thirty-Two: The top thirty-two players each receive one C-3PO alternate art card (plus one for the judge/TO). (not pictured)

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Fantasy Flight Games updates all of their game FAQs

2015 December Rules Update

Updated FAQ and Tournament Rules are Now Available

The time has arrived for another update to the FAQ and tournament rules for our Organized Play games. These two documents, along with each game’s original rulebooks, provide players with everything they need to know about their favorite game.

Download the Documents Now

It is important players stay up to date with the current documents. Knowing the details may be the difference between glorious victory and crushing defeat, and you can start learning these new changes by clicking on the links for your favorite games below:

All changes from today’s update will go into effect on January 1st, 2016.

Not Just For Tournaments

Tournament players aren’t the only ones who should read the new FAQ and tournament rules. In each document, you’ll find answers to many of the most commonly asked questions and rulings. Whether you’re looking to vie for the title of World Champion or play in the comfort of your own home with family and friends, the updated FAQs and tournament rules offer clarity and structure that will give you a better play experience.

Find them all here!

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Plan your last minute shopping trips!

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Hobbies FOREVER!

Why are adults still launching tabletop war?

  • 13 March 2012
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Warhammer 40,000 – set in a science fantasy universe – has just turned 25. Why are grown men still launching tabletop war?

You may have walked past one of the hundreds of Games Workshops on the High Street. You may even have wandered in, especially if you are a teenage boy or the parent of one.

If you know your Necrons (virtually invincible soulless metal warriors) from your Dark Eldar (sadistic elfin pirates), the chances are you are one of the dedicated tribe who have signed up to what fans call The Hobby.

Most days of the week, on table tops in “hobby centre” shops, in office lunchrooms, and bedrooms, players gather around home-constructed battle fields with miniature ruins and petrified forests. They assemble and paint small model fighters from a chosen army (several to collect) and using dice, tape measures and special rule books, battle rival militia in a fictional science fiction universe set in the 41st Millennium, called Warhammer 40,000.

Launched 25 years ago, 40K was so named to distinguish it from traditional fantasy Warhammer of elves and vampires. Both lines, together with a Lord of the Rings brand, continue to attract hundreds of thousands of new fans in Britain and across the world – 70% of sales are abroad.

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Yu-Gi-Oh News!

Attention Duelists! The 2016 Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG World Championship & Dragon Duel World Championship will be held next August in the United States!

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ASMODEE, FANTASY FLIGHT, DAYS OF WONDER CONSOLIDATE

Days of Wonder Exclusive Ends, Online Sales Restricted
Posted by Milton Griepp on December 17, 2015 @ 6:48 pm CT

Business operations for Asmodee (headquartered in Montreal), Days of Wonder, and Fantasy Flight Games will be consolidated at Fantasy Flight’s headquarters in Roseville, Minnesota, the companies announced today.  Fantasy Flight CEO Christian Petersen will become the CEO of Asmodee North America.  Fantasy Flight and Asmodee merged late last year (see “Fantasy Flight Games Merges with Asmodee”).

As a result of this change, Days of Wonder products will no longer be exclusively distributed by Alliance Game Distributors and Diamond Comic Distributors; instead they will be distributed by the full Asmodee roster.  Days of Wonder has been exclusive with Alliance and Diamond since 2008 (see “Days of Wonder Goes Exclusive”).  It was acquired by Asmodee last year (see “Asmodee Acquires Days of Wonder”).

This is the second game company this year to end an exclusive distribution relationship with Alliance; Cryptozoic ended its exclusive relationship in May (see “Cryptozoic Ends Exclusive Distribution on Games”).

The combined operations will reduce the number of U.S. distributors authorized to carry the company’s products.  The new roster is ACD Distribution, Alliance Game Distributors, GTS Distribution, PHD Distribution, and Southern Hobby Supply.  Eliminated from the Fantasy Flight distributor roster are Aladdin Distributors, E-Figures Miniatures Distribution, Golden Distribution, and Mad Al Distributors.  In addition to selling through five distributors, Asmodee North America will also sell directly to retailers.  Canadian distribution will be unaffected by the changes.

Changes in the distributor roster and in how products are sold will take place on January 1.

The consolidation is being done “to harness new resources and make investments in marketing and communications that will positively affect both the trade and game consumers,” the company said. “The first major improvement will be the launch of the new Asmodee Publishing website in early 2016.”

New sales policies for specialty retailers will take effect on April 1.  Those policies will restrict sales by game stores to “consumer transactions through retailers’ physical retail locations” and at cons.  Online sales and mail order will be prohibited with exceptions granted for online retailers that “contribute either significant scale, unique service, or other exceptional differentiation,” the company said.  Those sales will take place under separate terms of sale from the Specialty Retail terms.

New CEO Christian Petersen explained the change in the companies’ online sales policy.  “The marketplace has long been distorted by providing one-size-fits-all sales terms to every retail account, regardless of its channel of sale,” he said. “The growth in demand for games over the last decade, in our view, has been fueled not only by fantastic product, but by the support of specialty retailers who incubate personal connections between players, facilitate tournaments and leagues, provide instant product availability, and increasingly provide a ‘third place’ that is instrumental for so many gamers to enjoy and discover our products. The retailer cost of providing such channel services is significant, and so we’re now making policy changes to ensure that the sales terms provided to those retailers, relative to other channels, are positively reflective of the value they add to our distribution chain.”

The creative publishing units of Days of Wonder, Asmodee, and Fantasy Flight will remain separate from the Asmodee North America business unit.

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Flick’em Up demo @ Friday night open gaming

He shoots….

 

It’s a direct hit! Nice shootin!

 

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The 10 Best Boardgames of 2015

Check out this handy list of the top 10 board games of 2015. Did one of your favorites make the list?

The 10 Best Boardgames of 2015

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Give the gift of games this holiday season!

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