Thursday, November 18, 2010

DARN! Swarm & Santa Parade

This Saturday (November 20th), we are being Swarmed! If you come shop at Minotaur between 1-3pm and mention DARN! (the Downtown Action Revitalization Network), we will donate 20% of the cost of the items you buy to Loving Spoonful, a local food charity. We'll be serving hot chocolate all day and Carrie Whalen will be painting faces from 4:30-6:30pm. Drop in before, during or af the Santa Claus parade for more hot chocolate and a chance to warm up! Be sure to check out our amazing holiday window display by Kevin Merritt!

Sunday, July 25, 2010

Princess Street Promenade

This Saturday (July 31st) Minotaur is participating in the Princess Street Promenade. Businesses on Princess Street between Division and Ontario will be spilling outo the street and hosting events. Check out and click on the Participants button for a full listing of those events. The street will be open to pedestrians and closed to cars between 10am and 6pm.

Minotaur will have game tables on the street with unique Scrabble and Monopoly boards by Kevin Merritt, face painting by Carrie Whalen and free coloring pages by artist Nick Csernak.

See you there!

Friday, May 14, 2010

KingCon Settlers of Catan Eastern Canadian Qualifier Tournament

Judge: Michael White

Location: Minotaur

Date: Saturday, June 12, 2010, 10am - 9pm

Cost: $20.00

The winner of the KingCon Settlers of Catan Eastern Canadian Qualifier Tournament will get a seat at the Eastern Canadian Championships, which will consist of a table of four players. The Winner of the ECC will get a free trip to Germany to play Settlers in a castle at the World Catan Championships.

To sign up, please sign up in person at Minotaur or by phoning: 613-545-2308.

KingCon Postponed

Rather than scramble and offer an inferior experience, it has been decided to postpone KingCon until the Fall giving us time to find a new venue. This will give us time to make KingCon an even better event than it would have been this May. It is unfortunate that the hotel garage collapsed, but we will make the best of it and make it an event to remember! As soon as we have that new date, we will post it on the KingCon website:

Meanwhile, certain events will happen anyway. The Warhammer 40K and Fantasy events will take place at Kingston's Gaming Nexus on the 15th and 16th of May. The Board Game Blitz will run at Minotaur on Sunday, May 16th. 4-Colour 8-Bit will run it's Legacy Tounament on Sunday, May 16th as planned.

Saturday, April 10, 2010

KingCon Tickets

King Con Tickets are now on sale at 4-Colour/8-Bit, Minotaur and Nexus.
Friday night - free
Saturday - $8.00
Sunday - $8.00
OR buy all three for $12.00!

Settlers of Catan King Con Feeder Tounament

We will be holding a Settlers of Catan King Con Feeder Tounament at Minotaur on May 2nd starting at noon. Cost $10.00. The winner will get tickets to KingCon and a seat at the KingCon Settlers of Catan Eastern Canadian Qualifier Tournament.

Come sign up at Minotaur!

The winner of the KingCon Settlers of Catan Eastern Canadian Qualifier Tournament will get a seat at the Eastern Canadian Championship Tournament, which will consist of a table of four players. The Winner of the ECC will get a free trip to Germany to play Settlers in a castle at the World Catan Championship Tournament.
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Thursday, April 8, 2010

Soviet Era Board Games

I don't read Russian, so I have no idea what the names of these board games are, let alone how they were played, but I love the artwork. Some of the box art is awfully dire.

Check out the following link:

Friday, March 5, 2010

Worldwide Dungeons and Dragons Game Day

Saturday, March 20 from 12 - 4pm.

Come to Minotaur and help us test out the new Player's Handbook 3! Pre-gen characters showcasing the new classes will be provided.

Saturday, February 20, 2010

Scrabble for Literacy

The Queen's Students for Literacy are running a Scrabble Night at Minotaur to raise money for literacy programs on Thursday, March 4, starting at 7pm. Admission is $5 per game and $10 for the tournament. There will be prizes. Come support a most worthy cause and show off your mad scrabble skills!

KingCon Website & request for submissions

Another way to get information about KingCon is to go directly to I encourage any and all suggestions, comments & ideas.

We are also looking for people to run games. The three stores involved will be running tournaments and gaming sessions, but having individuals come and run games, will make the con that much more interesting! There are few if any limits on what you can run as a game. Board gaming, role playing, CCG's, card games, table top minis, etc. are obvious choices, but we are very open to other ideas. For example a local club will be running a couple of table hockey tournaments.
We even are happy to consider things that aren't games as long as they fit: mini's painting workshops, comic jamming, chainmail design, what ever brilliant ideas you can come up with!

So, let us know if you are interested in running something, by posting on this blog, the KingCon website or by emailing or dropping into 4-Colour/8-Bit, Minotaur or Nexus and letting us know!

Saturday, January 30, 2010

King Con is Coming

Mark your calendars! King Con will be held on May 14th, 15th and 16th this year! Once again it will be at the Confederation Place Hotel. There will be frequent updates on this blog as information becomes available.

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Happy New Year! Game sale!

January and the cold heart of winter are here! We've gone through our store copies and sorted out a bunch to sell off cheap - stuff that we can't get any more and a few that just don't get played as often as they deserve. There are also few shrink-wrapped games in our sale section.

Just in at Minotaur - a variety of new greeting cards, Heroscape Master Set 3: D&D Batle for the Underdark, 2 D&D 4th edition RPG books: Underdark and Players Handbook Suppliment: Races - Dragonborn.

And coming Friday: Z-man's new board game: Dungeon Lords.