Just In Time for Christmas

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.

Christmas Party and Drawing

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.  

Stocking Stuffer of the Year


What is the Stocking Stuffer of the Year? Each year we select a game that meets three criteria:

  1.  It is fun to play
  2. It has a small package, the better to fit into a stocking
  3. 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.



Christmas Party

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.

Lights Fantastic Parade


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.