The store will stay open until midnight New Year’s Eve and open regular hours on New Year’s Day, Noon to 6 p.m. We will offer mulled cider and snacks both days. Come in and ask for your free set of New Year’s Force of Will cards. Free but limited to 1 set per customer
In case you are looking for a last minute presented, we have both the release of the new edition of Steve Jackson Games’ Ogre as well as the Munchkin Christmas Lite 2 player version of Munchkin
Some cool last minute items arrived today for Christmas. We received Captain Sonar, Potion Explosion, Energy Empire and Cry Havoc, all of which sold out at GenCon and just came back into distribution. We also managed to find starters and boosters for the long out of print MechWarrior game as well as various pieces for the equally long out of print Mage Knight Dungeons, which make pretty nice pieces for any miniatures or tabletop RPG on their own. Limited quantities on all of these items and we will be open until 10:30 p.m. on Christmas Eve and from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Christmas Day.
Join us today, Sunday December 18, for cookies, doughnuts, hot cider and our annual Christmas drawing at 4 p.m. You receive 1 ticket for coming in, 1 if you have a Preferred Customer Card, 1 for each 5 cans or other usable food items, and 1 for each stamp earned on a Castle Card today. Drawing will take place starting at 4 p.m and you must be present to win.
Just in time for Christmas, we received our order of Haba Games. This line of games, imported from Germany, while suitable for all ages, is designed for players as young as two to understand and play. Stop by before Christmas and check out our newest product line.
What is the Stocking Stuffer of the Year? Each year we select a game that meets three criteria:
- It is fun to play
- It has a small package, the better to fit into a stocking
- It costs less than $20
The Stocking Stuffer of the Year in 2014 was Asmodee’s Timeline, a fun game that only costs $14.99 and in which knowledge of history helps but is not necessary. 2015’s choice was Love Letter, a neat little game of bluffing that can play in less than 15 minutes.
What is 2016’s Stocking Stuffer of the Year? Check back here on Monday or listen to Scott on Talk of the Town at 1o a.m. on December 12.
Join us for our annual Christmas Party and drawing. We will have cider and snacks available all day and our annual drawing at 4 p.m. Must be present to win. Meet the Southern Illinois Roller Girls! Get one ticket for coming in, one ticket if you are a Preferred Customer, 1 for each stamp you earn that day on your Castle Card and 1 for each 5 cans of usable food for the Good Samaritan Food Pantry. We will give away over $1000 in prizes, including the extremely limited Thopter Pie Network Magic Card. See you there.
We have had several people enquire about Star Wars Clue and when it would arrive. The answer, finally, is today. Unlike traditional Clue games, this one comes with a 3 dimensional board. Also, instead of solving a murder, the players must determine which planet will be destroyed, where the Death Star plans are and how they will escape.
The new edition of the very popular Robinson Crusoe board game arrived today, two weeks before the official release date. While they last, buy a copy and get the Spyglass promo and an extra character card, the Sailor.
Carbondale’s Annual Lights Fantastic Parade, the largest lighted parade in Illinois, takes place this Saturday, starting at 6 p.m. Downtown parking will start closing at 3 p.m. and detours around the downtown area will go up at 5 p.m. Downtown will also host a cookie walk, with several local businesses, including us, serving cookies from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. We will actually have cookies and hot cider all day, as well as 25% off all action figures. See you Saturday.