Thursday, 19 May 2016

Brimstone Board Game Night - May 21st - Featuring Good Cop Bad Cop


It's time for Brimstone Board Game Night!

Brimstone Board Game Night hits on the 1st and 3rd Saturday of every month. These events run from 5pm to 10pm and are open to all ages. 

Every event will feature at least one game. There will be demo copies of the game available and someone on hand willing to teach the game so you can try before you buy.

You can win games just by coming out to play. At every Brimstone Board Game Night you can earn tickets that give you a chance to win free games. Every event we will be giving away a copy of the featured game (see below) and some events we will be giving away even more.

Players earn 1 ticket for playing games, 1 ticket for purchasing a snack or drink, and 1 ticket for bringing 1 or more board games for people to play. Earn 5 more tickets for each game you purchase. First time players will receive 5 additional tickets.

You can find Brimstone at 3298 Walker Rd. Parking is available on the south side of the building and on the city streets around back.

Featured game: Good Cop Bad Cop


Good Cop Bad Cop is a 52 card hidden identity, deduction game where each player takes on the role of a law enforcement officer in a corrupt district. Players must investigate others to figure out who is on their side, grab one of the 2-3 guns on the table, and shoot the opposing leader to win the game.

Check out this dice tower review for more info:
https://boardgamegeek.com/video/56729/good-cop-bad-cop/dice-tower-reviews-good-cop-bad-cop

Tuesday, 3 May 2016

The CG Realm - Pirate Night - May 14th



It's Pirate night at The CGRealm!

Come out and enjoy pirate themed games all night. Dress like a pirate. Talk like a pirate. The event runs from 5pm until 10pm and everyone and anyone is welcome. No experience necessary. Bring your favourite pirate game or play one of ours. There's always people willing to teach games.

The CGRealm has moved to 1311 Tecumseh road east. At the site of the old Party Warehouse. Diagonally across from Family Video.

The new venue is a bigger, better retail space and gaming area! The new space can fit over 120 gamers. More space also means more merchandise lines. The new venue also means more organized events like X-Wing, Warmahordes, RPGs and more.


In addition, The Windsor Sandwich Shop shares the space and will be providing quality sandwiches, soups, salads, coffees, chips, smoothies and more! All available in a fun gaming environment!!

Check out their menu: http://www.windsorsandwichshop.com/menu.html

Personally I recommend the potato bacon soup when they have it.


Sunday, 1 May 2016

Brimstone Game Night - May 7th! Blood Rage!


It's time for Brimstone Board Game Night!

Brimstone Board Game Night hits on the 1st and 3rd Saturday of every month. These events run from 5pm to 10pm and are open to all ages. 

Every event will feature at least one game. There will be demo copies of the game available and someone on hand willing to teach the game so you can try before you buy.

You can win games just by coming out to play. At every Brimstone Board Game Night you can earn tickets that give you a chance to win free games. Every event we will be giving away a copy of the featured game (see below) and some events we will be giving away even more.

Players earn 1 ticket for playing games, 1 ticket for purchasing a snack or drink, and 1 ticket for bringing 1 or more board games for people to play. Earn 5 more tickets for each game you purchase. First time players will receive 5 additional tickets.

You can find Brimstone at 3298 Walker Rd. Parking is available on the south side of the building and on the city streets around back.

Featured game: Blood Rage


In Blood Rage, each player controls their own Viking clan’s warriors, leader, and ship. Ragnarök has come, and it’s the end of the world! It’s the Vikings’ last chance to go down in a blaze of glory and secure their place in Valhalla at Odin’s side! For a Viking there are many pathways to glory. You can invade and pillage the land for its rewards, crush your opponents in epic battles, fulfill quests, increase your clan's stats, or even die gloriously either in battle or from Ragnarök, the ultimate inescapable doom.

A combination of drafting, area control and dudes on a map makes for an amazing combination. This follow up to Chaos in the Old World from Eric Lang plays 4 players (or 5 with the expansion) and has some of the best looking components I've ever seen in a board game. Coolminiornot has a huge hit here that you have to check out.




Thursday, 21 April 2016

Open Gaming at CG Realm - April 23rd


If you haven't seen it yet you need to come out to the new and improved CGRealm.

The CGRealm has moved to 1311 Tecumseh road east. At the site of the old Party Warehouse. Diagonally across from Family Video.

The new venue is a bigger, better retail space and gaming area! The new space can fit over 120 gamers. More space also means more merchandise lines. The new venue also means more organized events like X-Wing, Warmahordes, RPGs and more.


In addition, The Windsor Sandwich Shop shares the space and will be providing quality sandwiches, soups, salads, coffees, chips, smoothies and more! All available in a fun gaming environment!!

Check out their menu: http://www.windsorsandwichshop.com/menu.html

Personally I recommend the potato bacon soup when they have it.

Come out Saturday April 23rd from 5-10pm for a night of free open gaming. Bring your favourite game or try out one of the many demo copies available at the store. No experience needed there are always friendly gamers on hand ready and willing to teach new players.

Sunday, 3 April 2016

Windsor Hackforge Game Night - April 21st



Windsor Hackforge is hosting a free open game night on April 21st.

The event starts at 6pm and runs until 10pm. The event is being held at the Hackforge Makerspace in downtown Windsor at 255 Ouellette Ave.

From their facebook event page:

Join us for a night of board games and card games from 6-10PM. This event is free and open to everyone. If you’re new to board games, we encourage you to come by as we will have trusty Hackforgers there to help get you started.

We’ll have a games like Smash Up, Small World, The Resistance, and more. Bring your favourite game (that can be played in less than four hours)!



CGRealm CGame night April 9th


If you haven't seen it yet you need to come out to the new and improved CGRealm.

The CGRealm has moved to 1311 Tecumseh road east. At the site of the old Party Warehouse. Diagonally across from Family Video.

The new venue is a bigger, better retail space and gaming area! The new space can fit over 120 gamers. More space also means more merchandise lines. The new venue also means more organized events like X-Wing, Warmahordes, RPGs and more.


In addition, The Windsor Sandwich Shop shares the space and will be providing quality sandwiches, soups, salads, coffees, chips, smoothies and more! All available in a fun gaming environment!!

Check out their menu: http://www.windsorsandwichshop.com/menu.html

Personally I recommend the potato bacon soup when they have it.

Come out Saturday April 9th from 5-10pm for a night of free open gaming. Bring your favourite game or try out one of the many demo copies available at the store. No experience needed there are always friendly gamers on hand ready and willing to teach new players.

Wednesday, 30 March 2016

Brimstone Board Game Night - April 16th Featuring Aqua Sphere!


It's time for Brimstone Board Game Night!

Brimstone Board Game Night hits on the 1st and 3rd Saturday of every month. These events run from 5pm to 10pm and are open to all ages. 

Every event will feature at least one game. There will be demo copies of the game available and someone on hand willing to teach the game so you can try before you buy.

You can win games just by coming out to play. At every Brimstone Board Game Night you can earn tickets that give you a chance to win free games. Every event we will be giving away a copy of the featured game (see below) and some events we will be giving away even more.

Players earn 1 ticket for playing games, 1 ticket for purchasing a snack or drink, and 1 ticket for bringing 1 or more board games for people to play. Earn 5 more tickets for each game you purchase. First time players will receive 5 additional tickets.

You can find Brimstone at 3298 Walker Rd. Parking is available on the south side of the building and on the city streets around back.

Featured game: AquaSphere


AquaSphere is an underwater point salad from point salad
master: Stefan Feld.

The game board in AquaSphere has two main areas: A research station comprised of six sectors in which your scientist conducts experiments and a headquarters where your engineer supervises preparation of the bots. During each of the four game rounds, you take several turns, and on each turn you either:
Use your engineer in the headquarters to program a bot; each round you can choose from three of the seven actions.
Have your scientist bring a bot to a sector to perform an action.

Through actions such as improving your lab, sending out submarines, collecting crystals, and examining octopuses, you expand the abilities of your team or gather knowledge points, which are necessary to win. Additional challenges result from the limited size of your lab, which is your personal stock; you can increase the size of your lab, which makes life easier, but this costs valuable time.

AquaSphere is a challenging game of strategy and tactics with different paths to victory that requires planning in advance as well as skillful use of short-term opportunities.



Sunday, 27 March 2016

Come check out the new CGRealm on Saturday March 26th


Come check out the new and improved CG Realm this Saturday March 26th.

The CGRealm has moved to 1311 Tecumseh road east! At the site of the old Party Warehouse. Diagonally across from Family Video.

The new venue is a bigger, better retail space and gaming area! The new space can fit over 120 gamers. More space also means more merchandise lines. The new venue also means more organized events like X-Wing, Warmahordes, RPGs and more.

In addition, The Windsor Sandwich Shop shares the space and will be providing quality sandwiches, soups, salads, coffees, chips, smoothies and more! All available in a fun gaming environment!!

You can check out their great sounding menu here: http://www.windsorsandwichshop.com/menu.html

Come out any time after 5pm Saturday to check out this great new venue. This is an all ages, no xp needed free open gaming event. Bring your favourite games or feel free to try one of many demo games available in the store. Other gamers always bring great games to try and there's always someone willing to teach what they brought. 

Friday, 25 March 2016

Brimstone Board Game Night featuring Knit Wit - April 2nd


It's time for Brimstone Board Game Night!

Brimstone Board Game Night hits on the 1st and 3rd Saturday of every month. These events run from 5pm to 10pm and are open to all ages. 

Every event will feature at least one game. There will be demo copies of the game available and someone on hand willing to teach the game so you can try before you buy.

You can win games just by coming out to play. At every Brimstone Board Game Night you can earn tickets that give you a chance to win free games. Every event we will be giving away a copy of the featured game (see below) and some events we will be giving away even more.

Players earn 1 ticket for playing games, 1 ticket for purchasing a snack or drink, and 1 ticket for bringing 1 or more board games for people to play. Earn 5 more tickets for each game you purchase. First time players will receive 5 additional tickets.

You can find Brimstone at 3298 Walker Rd. Parking is available on the south side of the building and on the city streets around back.

Featured game: Knit Wit


Knit Wit is a word game along the lines of Scattergories, with players trying to think up unique answers to particular categories in order to score points, but instead of using fixed categories, players generate their own categories while playing the game.

The game plays 2-8 players and a game can be finished in about 15 minutes. 



Friday, 11 December 2015

2015 Windsor Gaming Resource Holiday Boardgame Bash - Friday December 11th


Join us at the Green Bean Windsor Star News Cafe at 5pm on Friday December 11th for our thrid annual Holiday Boardgame Bash!

What better way to celebrate the holidays than by playing some games with friends? This is a free, all ages, open gaming event. It's an excuse to get together one more time before all the holiday craziness starts. It's a chance to try out some new games and find stuff to add to your wish list. It's a great chance to discover the perfect gift for the gamer that has everything.

Hidden Gaming Gift Exchange

Bring a gaming related gift to join in the Gaming Gift Exchange. This is completely optional but it's a lot of fun so I recommend everyone take part.

Here's how it's going to work:

Everyone who wants to participate brings a wrapped gaming related gift. These will all be put out on display at the Cafe. The exchange will take place at around 8pm (we'll let people in the middle of games finish up if possible). At that time everyone will receive a random playing card. Then we will draw one card and the first person will pick one of the gifts and open it. Going forward every subsequent person will have an option: open a new gift or "steal" one of the gifts already opened. If your gift is stolen you then get the same choice, open a new gift or "steal" one that's already opened (but no stealing back what was just taken from you). Finally, the player who goes first is at a disadvantage as they have no steal option at the start. To offset that. If no one ever steals from the start player, at the end of the game they can swap their gift with any other person.

Location

The Green Bean Windsor Star Cafe is located at:
300 Ouellette Ave - 3rd floor
Windsor, ON N9A 7B4
5pm - 11pm on Friday December 11th