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Keyforge Starting on Tuesday Nights

It’s a hit! The newest card game from Fantasy Flight Games sold out city-wide and had sold out attendances at release events. This original game is easy to learn but so much deeper to master.

This is the world’s first Unique Deck Game, created by legendary designer Richard Garfield, two players step into the roles of mighty Archons, racing to forge keys that unlock the Crucible’s hidden Vaults. Leading their diverse teams, filled with followers from three of the Crucible’s great Houses, the Archons must gather Æmber, stave off their opponent’s progress, and ultimately be the first to open a Vault and gain its incredible knowledge. With a vast array of creatures, artifacts, and abilities and over 104 quadrillion possible decks, every deck is completely one-of-a-kind, and no two battles will ever be the same!

We’ve been getting calls every day for the last two weeks asking for an opportunity to play your unique decks. So starting this coming Tuesday we’ll host casual KeyForge starting at 6pm. Then, just as we do with all our FFG Living Card Games and FFG X-Wing, we will have a larger tournament or special event at least once a month on Saturdays. More on the Saturday events coming soon.

Story Teller Day

Today we host the annual Storytelling Day, so named because this is where we pull out the games and activities for families to interact with each other through imagination and laughter. We’ve been doing this event for nearly 8 years now. Each year we add different games and events to the schedule of events but one game in particular has taken the front stage. A small independent story telling game by the name of “The Secret Lives of Gingerbread Men.”

This game is unique in that every player builds their character for the group story out of cookies and candy. The character is of course a cookie and the decorations given to the cookie determines the character’s abilities. These abilities are then used to play out a story of the Christmas cookies and their quest to make it to Santa’s sleigh where they will be whisked away to the North Pole. But along the way there are a lot of pit falls for the tiny Gingerbread: cats, the dark place behind the fridge, the runaway train under the tree… so many things can happen on such a dangerous quest.

Tables for The Secret Lives of Gingerbread Men start at 10, 11, 12, 1 and 3. Space is limited and there is a cost of $6 for this event only. Every thing else happening is free.

We’ve also got other planned events but the most important one is a visit from Santa himself. The magic Santa will arrive at 11am and be with us until 1pm. Come get your photos taken and have some cookies and beverages while you play some games and help us assemble our Christmas puzzle.

Oh! And every family that attends, gets to put their names in the drawing to win a Ravensburger Advent Calendar or the Christmas puzzle. So it’s worth it drop by even just to say hi! See you then!

Fall Game Swap is Here

While the first day of fall is September 22, it’s September 1st that marks the end of summer for Petrie’s. Saturday evening at 5 PM we’re hosting our game swap and pot luck event and you’re invited.

If this sounds familiar to you, it should. Every spring, we have done something similar for many years and this last spring we received a lot of feedback that once a year is not enough. With an extended weekend, it was a perfect excuse to swap out a few more games, and get some new ones to prepare for the winter months cooped up indoors.

We also want to highlight our community and because of that we’re hosting a pot-luck and game time too. Play board and card games while the swap is happening. And for anyone that is setting up a table to swap games, we’re asking for a shareable food item for our food table. So dinner and games while getting to know fellow gamers is the ultimate goal.

Additionally, we just finished our astoundingly large Math Trade through Boardgamegeek and all participants will be dropping off and picking up the results of that trade. And usually with an event like this not every game that was offered got picked up, so there will be Math Traders looking to swap their remaining titles. This spells opportunity for you!

Keep in mind that Saturday is also the Petrie’s Labor Day sale and we’ll be having specials on all of our used games, and many select new games and toys. There will be some titles as high as 60% off — All titles are marked with individual sales prices.

We hope that you’ll swing by and take part in the trading, food and game-play. See you there!

CS BOARDGAMERS MOVES TO GOOGLE GROUPS

The Colorado Springs Boardgamers has recently moved to using Google Groups. For many years they have existed over on Yahoo. Yahoo Groups had become cumbersome and it was important to create continuity before things completely died off. This is a trial run, and there may be other changes depending on how successful google groups is for the community.

The associated Google Calendar has also been created.  You can configure the Calendar to personalize event notifications, and of course all CSBG Calendar subscribers will see the events you posted covering the wide array of board and card game events all over the city.
You do need to apply for permission to see the group but with three moderators currently working to make the group as active and verbose as possible, response time should be minimal.
The CSBG exists as a loose confederation of former strangers that enjoy playing all kinds of board games. The primary function of the group is to get players talking to other players and setting up gaming opportunities. [There are] two public monthly sessions, but there are many other chances to play.

Ashes: Rise of the Phoenixborn League and Casual Play

We’re bringing Ashes to you as a monthly event starting in August. Every 1st Saturday at 10:00 am. We want to bring new players to the game as well as to serve as an event where players already in love with the game can practice and play. If you want to learn to play, we have you covered—there is no need to bring or have any of the cards. For everyone else, bring your favorite decks and prepare for battle.

Ashes is a card game from Plaid Hat Games, originally published in 2015. It uses traditional deck building design mixed with dice all wrapped up in a package of some of the most beautiful artwork in gaming history.

From the publisher: Players take on the roles of Phoenixborns, demi-gods and protectors of this world. These characters are the great saviors of their civilizations. Before they came into existence, the humans were plagued by monsters like chimeras that took away their lands and forced them to live in walled-off cities. When the Phoenixborns came, they fought off the chimeras and freed the lands for humans to take over once again.

But the time of peace was short-lived. A prophecy arose that if one Phoenixborn was able to absorb enough Ashes of others, they would ascend into full gods and take mastery over this world. This, as well as humans’ greed for land, fueled the War of Ashes. The great cities now fight among each other, each one of them with a Phoenixborn at its helm, and you will decide who will rise and who will fall to ashes.

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!

MAGIC THE GATHERING: CORE19 IS ALMOST HERE

The next set is coming! Yes Magic fans, the core sets are back and we’re bringing you tons of events to celebration. All of the Drafts, Showdowns, and League events plus the PreRelease events are coming your way starting next week!
And don’t forget to pre-order your boosters, bundles and planeswalker decks, available at pre-release special prices now!

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.
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