Wednesday, March 14, 2012

The Labyrinth: Holy Badass Blitz Batman!

So February kinda just flew by like a 747!
*makes vwooshing sounds as he runs around the store pretending to be a big jumbo jet*

And now March is well underway!
There's a lot happening over the next few weeks so lets try to cover it all asap to make up for lost time!
First of all the biggest breaking news at the store is the upcoming Board Game Blitz!!
In the past the blitz has taken place at King Con but this year it will be happening right at Minotaur on Saturday the 24th of March. We have a sign-up sheet at the store as well as a list of the games that will featured in the different rounds.

Now if you've competed in some of the previous blitz's then you're a hardened gaming vet and you know what to expect but some of you newcomers must be thinking...
"Wait what exactly is this blitz you speak of and why do I want to play in it??"

Here's the breakdown for you!
I'm no math wiz by any means... but if e=mc² then the blitz is proven, through raw science, to be ridiculously fun on a rising scale of infinite awesomeness.
Picture the store as a gladiatorial arena if you will....Where gladiators (IE: you the players) are pitted against all sorts of diabolical challenges (aka: different types of games) In order to play everyone must put in a share of pure gold coins to enter themselves as an official challenger! (lets call that 10 bucks in current day cash) It pays for your exciting chance to dual to the death* all day long.

*please note we most likely WILL NOT force customers to actually play until they die from mental or physical exhaustion but we also cannot 100% rule it out as a possible outcome. After all shit sometimes gets pretty real at the blitz!

So really what's on the line, more than anything else... is gamer pride.
The winner of this tournament gets to unequivocally claim the title of 'The bestest gamer of alllll time in Kingston for the year 2012'.
In addition to being able to brag and boast their impressive title to all fellow gamers it means they will receive a shiny crown to mark their status as an elite tournament champion.
We encourage that this deluxe plastic crown should be worn at all times until the next blitz the following year to alert viewers of your immense gaming prowess.
The winner will also receive a free ticket and a fully expense paid trip to FanExpo in Toronto to play in the Championship Tournament of the Great Canadian Board Game Blitz.

I feel that this main prize for the tournament winner, while impressive, pales before the social status as a gaming guru that the individual will hold.

The Where: At the store! 165 Princess St.
The When: Saturday March 24th
The Cost: 10$ per person!
The Time: 10am-6pm

The ROUNDS: In total there will be four rounds making up the blitz.

1st round 1hour:
Games - Condottiere, Dominion Intrigue, Quarriors, Race for The Galaxy, San Juan, Seven Wonders.

2nd round 2hours:
Games- Cities and Knights, Endeavor, Tikal, Pillars of the Earth, Small World Underground, Tempus

1hour Lunch Break

3rd round 1hour:
Games- Kingdom Builder, Saint Petersburg, Samurai, Through the Desert, Thurn & Taxis, Ticket to Ride Europe.

4th round 2hours:
Games- Agricola, Caylus, Factory Manager, Power Grid, Princes of Florence, Puerto Rico

For more details on the tournament breakdown, rules, payment, proper attire, training regimes, arrival plans, and power point scenarios hunt for the elusive Justine Scala. =P

Well in other news...Did i have anything major other than the blitz to report?
Umm Cribbage tourney!!
It'll be on the 31st of March.
Same format as the last three still 10$ entry fee 7games long from 7pm till late.
Sign-up sheet for that will also be at the store.
Ummm anything else?
Think that's all folks!
As always,

This has been the Labyrinth and I'm Henry McCulloch. Game on!


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