There has been a lot of talk around the shop lately about this Saturday’s Great Stories Game Fest Aug 26th. This is a great event for all ages and levels of gamers. Whether you are new to table top games or a veteran, it is a fun time to be introduced to new games and new friends.
This event happens on the last Saturday of every month at the Solomon’s Temple Lodge in Uxbridge, MA (aka the Mason’s Hall). So if you happen to miss us this weekend don’t worry, there will be plenty more to come. The event runs from 3pm to 9pm and tickets for all day gaming are only $10. If you ask me; that is a great deal for the amount entertainment you get within a six hour period. There is also a fantastic concession table run by the masons.
I was able to ask a couple of the avid gamers around the shop to see why they love attending the game fests. The most notable answer I got was that events like these are awesome because it gets you out of the house to meet other true gamers like yourself. There is nothing that is more fun than rolling dice and hearing it hit the table seeing everyone’s reaction to the outcome. Also, it’s great to be able to disconnected from the tech in our lives and just talk face to face people and actually see a person across the table instead of a computer screen.
Each month there is a new game that is featured at the event so that everyone can get a feel for a new game that you may or may not have heard of. But fear not, if you’re not interested in that game there are plenty of other games to play. At last month’s Game Fest we had a group of people playing Munchkin, another group was playing the Dark Souls board game and others were playing Magic the Gathering. Just that right there, you can tell the variety of games that takes place.
At this month’s Game Fest, Great Stories will be featuring the UnRivaled Tournament Games. The UnRivaled Tournament was the summer event that players competed for a chance to win a trip to Nationals in Las Vegas. For this game fest these games will be running at certain times.
Villagers and Villains at 3:00 PM-4:30 PM
Nevermore at 4:30 PM-6:00 PM
King of Tokyo at 6:00 PM-7:30 PM
Epic Spell Wars at 7:30 PM-9:00 PM
I’ve had the joy of trying King of Tokyo in the shop and playing Villagers and Villains in the tournament making it to the regional tournament later this summer. Both are games that relay on a lot of strategy and paying attention to what all of your opponents are doing. Each game recommends a minimum of four players. After hearing pleasant reviews of Nevermore and Epic Spell Wars from around the shop I am excited for this Saturday so I finally learn them. I would also recommend any of these four games to anybody looking for a new game to play.
Until next time fellow gamers,
See you across the table