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Family Summer Game Packs

One of the memories I have from childhood revolves around the summers I was stuck in a cabin or trailer in the mountains without any electronics and most of the books in my possession already read. My sister and I spent hours replaying games over and over. We’re talking about the classics of family games but also the best of Hoyle’s use of a standard poker deck.

Party games, Kids games, Card games… these are the staples of road trips, camping trips and the best companions to full-on boredom. With the electronic revolution, these situations rarely come up in our lives now, but we’d like to help you out for the similar moments you MAY have for the remainder of the summer.

We’ve combined packs of family, cards, party and travel games wrapped together in packs and no matter what the actual selling price, they are all just $25. Each bundle has a minimum of 5 titles and each one has at LEAST one game of renowned fame or high ranking.

X-WING STORE CHAMPIONSHIP

Once again, we had a record breaking attendance at our X-Wing Store Championships this year. We want to thank everyone that attended and hope we see you all return again soon!

Asa Graff (1st Place) Flew 2 A-Wings, 2 X-Wings and a Sheathipede Shuttle
Jon Connely (2nd Place) Flew Soontir Fell in a Tie Interceptor and Cpt. Chearno in a Decimator

Here are the highlights from the day in pictures.

BOARD & CARD GAME EVENTS COMING SOON!

The Board and Card Game Tournaments are our way to get more titles on the table for you. Most of the time these aren’t tournaments, per se, but more chances to learn and play your favorite titles. When ever possible, we want to award a copy of the game to a random participant so that you can win just for attending! Additionally, some titles have hard to find prize support of alternate miniatures, cards and promos. So the only way you can score this bling for your copy of the game is to come to store events.
Never hesitate to attend these events for lack of experience. We are always willing to teach and help you learn as you play.
More Ashes events are being planned and another run of board games coming in August!

Envoy Demo Events at Petrie’s!

Envoy is a company dedicated to bringing together the gaming industry — essentially bridging the gap between manufacturers and fans — by creating events so the games can be seen and played.

All of these events are free to play and we encourage all ages and all experiences to attend. Learn and play so you can find hidden gems that may be your next favorite title.

More are planned so please contact us and watch our calendar for events planned in August and the rest of 2018!

Formula D League

Racing fans it’s time to start your engines! 
Formula D is a high stakes Formula One type racing game where the players race simulated cars with the hope of crossing the finish line first. We run a league play game featuring multiple tracks all for fun. Join us monthly as we feature a new track each time. No need to commit to every session—just have fun!
Formula De was originally produced in 1991 and was reprinted as Formula D in 2008. After more than 25 years, it is still considered one of the top designer games ever created. We use a hybrid of both versions, utilizing boards from across the history of the game.
This has become an annual tradition for us and we look forward to hosting it again. We provide the boards and pieces—all you have to do is bring your willingness to have fun!
No reservations necessary, just show up at 6pm and we’ll get you in the race.

RPG Newsletter – June 2018

FREE RPG DAY IS HERE!
Free RPG Day is a national event that allows fans of role-playing games a chance to try out titles and receive free swag doing it! All day long we’ll have a table of RPG treasures that you can choose from (we’re asking that you take no more than 2 so everyone can get something) and then you can take part in one of the MANY games we have planned. It all happens this Saturday from 10 to 10!
Games are in blocks of 2 to 4 hours so you have the opportunity to experience a lot of games! The schedule is as follows (subject to change):

SCHEDULE

TABLE 1

Pathfinder – Eric 10AM
Starfinder – Eric 2PM
TABLE 2
Warhammer – JM 10AM
Warhammer – JM 3PM
Modern Age – Chris 7:30PM (Not Confirmed)
TABLE 3
Shadowrun – Mark 10AM
Broken Sphere – Carl 12PM
Broken Sphere – Carl 2PM
Numenera – Lisa 5PM
TABLE 4
D&D – Lenny 10AM
D&D – Lenny 2:30PM
TABLE 5
Starfinder – Kaleb 11AM
Kids on Bikes – Brandt 3PM
TABLE 6
Warhammer – Daniel 11AM
Fiasco – Grant 3PM
Misspent Youth – Grant 6PM
If you are a GM, we could still fit you in. Do you want to run a game? Let us know right away and we can add you in as an afternoon or evening game. All GM’s get a choice of GM gift and a copy of the free material matching the game you are running.
RPG SHOWCASE HAS MOVED
In case you haven’t heard, we’ve moved the monthly showcase to a weekly reoccurring event. Every Tuesday at 6:30PM we run an independent RPG for a few sessions… enough to let you get a good taste of a mini-campaign before moving on to the next title.
We’re asking that you bring your imagination and your dice as we cover tons of genre’s, settings and game mechanics!
REALITY SHIFT
On June 29 at 6PM, as part of our Friday Night RPG, we are testing a new RPG Reality Shift. We’re needing players and are hoping to fill the table in order to get the full experience! No reservations needed, just show up!
KIDS D&D – SUMMER CAMPAIGN
We are starting our 15 and under campaign for the summer. Starting June 23, it will run through August every 2nd and 4th Saturdays from 1 to 3. This is a kids only table but we ask that parents/guardians stay and watch younger kids. This is limited to two table with 3-6 kids per table maximum. Generally a snack break happens in the middle to help with focus at the table. If interested, please RSVP today.
  

Any questions? Visit our Role Playing Page for the latest updates or contact the store. RPG events at the store are managed by Cameron and JM-all questions can be addressed to them.

GameCon X was a success!

Last month we saw the return of GameCon at Rampart High School, a local con that happens twice a year specifically for high school and junior high aged kids. This is one of our favorite events as it establishes one of our core components: community involvement. There’s such a great sense of comradery among those running the event and the kids attending demonstrate a constant joy and excitement all day long.
According to the GameCon leadership, GameCon X on was a huge success:
  • We had nearly 500 students and spectators from more than 70 schools across the Pikes Peak Region and beyond!
  • We had more than 150 adult and student volunteers assist in the running of games and set-up!
  • We served 175 pizzas!
  • We had an amazing array of tabletop games, including dozens of roleplaying games, board games, miniature war games, and collectible card games.
  • We had excellent community partners, including the Pikes Peak Library District, Petrie’s Family Games, Gamer’s Haven, GalaxyFest, Sheath Comics, AmtGuard, and more.

If you would like to volunteer for GameCon XI, on  November 10, 2018, let Cameron know so he can begin communicating what Petrie’s will be supporting the next time around.

LOCAL FATHER-DAUGHTER TEAM CREATE NEW TABLETOP GAME

The sun beat down as a dry wind swept over the small desert town. Squinting his eyes, the bartender looked out across the dusty horizon. Hundreds of varmints were closing in. The little monsters had to be dealt with; it was time to call in help.

After nearly a year of development, rewrites and play testing, a local family is ready to launch production of a new tabletop game called, Varmint. The game was created by the father-daughter team of Ray and D Sevits. “We are a gaming family and are always dreaming up fun, new ideas for games that someday we’d like to create,” said Ray Sevits, “and now we’re doing it.”

Ray and D started developing Varmint for a contest for small games that fit inside a mint tin. Their concept quickly outgrew the mint tin but, gained momentum when the Sevits family and their friends began play testing it and developing the old west-themed art for the game. “We couldn’t stop laughing and the characters D created are perfect for the theme.”

The varmints may look cute and cuddly but, they are causing all kinds of problems for the game’s heroes

The game’s wild west heroes work to round up rascally varmints, that look cute, but are plaguing the land. The player who captures the most varmints wins the game. This is accomplished by flicking disks at, and hitting, varmint cards (and if you’re really devious, hitting your opponent's hero cards). Each hero has its own unique special abilities that affects game play and there are a variety of different types of varmints to capture, including the elusive Varmicorn!

Varmint is ready for production, so the Sevits team is launching a Kickstarter campaign to fund the first production run of the game. Backers who pledge $20 to the campaign
will receive the first copies of the game. Backers who make higher pledges will receive original pieces of signed Varmint artwork. The Kickstarter campaign runs through April.  “We  are incredibly excited to bring Varmint to life; we hope we can secure the backing we need to produce the game.” said D Sevits.

Ray Sevits is a local educator (20 years at North Middle School) and an avid board game player. He incorporates strategy-based games into his pre-engineering curriculum and hosts a weekly after-school board game club. D Sevits is a freelance artist and recent graduate of Colorado State University. She works at the Colorado Springs Fine Art Center and developed the original art for the game.

GenCon 50 – Day 3 part 1

Today was when many of the late attendees arrive and it got even busier. We did our best to get in as many demos as we could and for presentations, Jake took in Fantasy Flight’s Flight Report while Cam attended TCG Player’s report.

For FFG the only piece of news that hadn’t already broke was their new miniature game set completely in the Star Wars universe called Legion. Otherwise it was a confirmation of the new reprint of Twilight Imperium, West End’s Star Wars, and several of the up coming expansions and new product. They did finally confirm the retail date for L5R will be the first week of October.

Additional buzz surrounded the news of Endeavour getting reprinted but not by Z-Man but rather by Burnt Island Games.

Cam demoed a Kickstarter called Outlaws: Last Man Standing. Each player has western characters that stand so the opponent doesn’t know which one is which. Through various special powers, players manipulate positions while trying to deduce where the opponents characters are hiding. There are three ways of winning: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly. Good is having your governor get elected; Bad is having your hitman kill the opponents governor; Ugly is arresting a hitman attempting a kill with your marshal.

Don and Cam found a fun bluffing game called Cake Duel. The premise is sheep attacking other sheep to get their cake but watch out for Wolfie, the wolf in sheep’s clothing trying to get… cake. It plays a little like Liar’s Dice mixed with Love Letter, and is made up of only about 20 cards. The packaging is amazing and overall we’re looking forward to the whimsical art and simple design to show up in retail very soon.

There’s a lot more but it’s late so we’ll do more tomorrow.

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