Saturday, September 26, 2009

Board Game Blitz

Marc Lanctot, who played in the King Con 2009 Mixed Euro Game Arena tournament, enjoyed himself so much that he took the idea to FanExpo 2009 and ran a tournament of his own. That in turn was such a success that the MEGA tournament idea (now called a Board Game Blitz) is going national with feeder tournaments at game conventions all across Canada. We'll host one at King Con 2010. Feeder tournament winners will go on to compete in the finals at FanExpo 2010.

The first feeder tournament will be held at Draconis 2009 in Montreal on the 17th of October from 2-10pm. For a list of games go to:

For more information about the Draconis Game Convention go to:

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Costume Show

Tomorrow, Minotaur will be participating in Fashion Active, a charitable event to raise money for Fashion Action ( supporting sweatshop free, enviornmentally friendly clothing) and We'll be contributing with a costume show featurning Clelia Scala's masks, matching costumes modelled by several Minotaur employees and a few other poor saps who have agreed to participate. I'll post pictures after the fact.

There is also a retail area Minotaur's booth will feature board games (board gaming is an eco-friendly pastime) and some of our locally made and eco-friendly gifts.

Add to the above, free snacks, a cash bar and live music.

The event will take place at Renaissance, 285 Queen Street on Thursday, September 24th at 7pm. Tickets are available at the door, at and at Fancy That Boutique on Princess St.

Saturday, September 19, 2009

August Winner

Adam Baig has won our August blog contest. Congrats Adam! Sorry Adam for taking so long to do the draw and post this. Come in and pick up your $20.00 gift certificate!

Pandemic - On the Brink

Yep, the new Pandemic expansion is now in stock. It contains the following:

  • 7 new and 1 revised Role cards

  • 8 new Special Event cards

  • 12 pawns

  • 8 Virulent Strain Epidemic cards

  • 12 purple desease cubes

  • 1 purplle disease cure marker

  • 1 purple "cured disease" tile

  • 2 Mutation cards

  • 3 Mutation Event cards

  • 1 Bio-terrorist location pad

  • 1 added Epidemic card

  • 1 added reference card

  • 4 blank cards for customizing

  • 6 petri dishes and labels

  • 1 rulebook

In addition you can now play the game with 5 players and at a "Legendary" difficulty level!

For more information go to:

- Justine

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Saturday, September 19th is Worldwide D&D Day

This Dungeons and Dragons event gives attendees an opportunity to partcipate in group adventure design and then to play another group's adventure. No experience necessary. No paraphanalia required either, but if you have your own dice and Player's Handbook, bring them in and you won't have to share!

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Gen Con Indy - Catan North American Championsips

Hi All - sorry for the long gap in blog postings - I've been busy elsewhere, among other things, away from the store with a nasty cold. I'll try to delegate if this happens again!

Ian Watson, our entrant in the Catan North American Championships, had a great time at Gen Con an placed 9th over all in the Catan Tournament. Top prize went to another Canadian, Edgar Zurawell, who gets to go to Germany next year. Congrats Edgar! For a sample of what went on in the Mayfair booth, check out the following link: . Ian Watson can be picked out of the crowd by his CBC t-shirt.

I'll post again very soon - before the end of the week with a list of upcoming events at Minotaur!

- Justine