Sunday, 23 November 2014

2014 Windsor Gaming Resource Holiday Boardgame Bash - Friday December 12th


Join us at the Green Bean Windsor Star News Cafe at 6pm on Friday December 12th for our second 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.

Door Prizes

We can't have a holiday party without some presents. So in addition to the usual open gaming we will have some cool gaming related door prizes. All you need to do to have a chance to win one of these is show up and play at least one game. I've also got a Mammoth for the first 30 people who show up.

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

6pm - 11pm on Friday December 12th

Sunday, 16 November 2014

Brimstone Board Game Night - Featuring WWII

The Windsor Gaming Resource returns to Brimstone Games on Saturday December 6th as part of their twice monthly boardgame night which hits on the 1st and 3rd Saturday of every month. These events run from 5pm to 10pm and are open to all ages.

Brimstone is working to become Windsor's premier board game shop. They've got a great selection of the hottest games and tons of gaming space to play them. Not only that but all board games are currently 30% off!


You can win a board game! 

Every Board Game Night at 8pm the store will draw 1 ticket and the winner will receive a free board game!

Players earn 1 ticket for playing games, limit of 1 ticket per night. Earn 1 ticket for purchasing a snack or drink, limit 1 ticket per night. Earn 1 ticket for bringing 1 or more board games for people to play. Earn 5 tickets for purchasing a game. 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 street around back. Note that Brimstone used to be located in McGregor. This is no longer the case, they moved into Windsor just over a year ago.

Theme: World War II

There are a ton of amazing wargames out there and World War II is one of the most prominent themes for these games.

From deep strategy war-games like Advanced Squad Leader to modern Euro games like Duel of the Giants, there is no shortage of WWII based games.

In celebration of the event we will be giving away a copy of one of the most popular modern WWII games: Memoir 44 from Days of Wonder

Saturday, 15 November 2014

Games & Grub at the Green Bean Windsor Star News Cafe

The last Games & Grub of 2014!

Friday November 28th we've got a Games & Grub event being held at The Green Bean's Windsor Star News Cafe. This all ages event runs from 6pm until 11pm. Since the last Friday of the year falls on Boxing Day, this will be our last event of 2014. Let's also make it our best event of 2014.

The Windsor Star News Cafe is located at 300 Ouellette Ave, 3rd floor. This is the cafe that is part of the new Windsor Star located where the old downtown palace theater was.

The Green Bean Cafe has great food, coffee and other yummy things. The location is also licensed and offers some awesome beer from Walkerville Brewery as well as local Wines. Street parking is free after 6pm if you can find a spot and there are two parking garages in a very short walking distance if you can't.

We play a wide variety of games at these events. You will find card, dice and board games. We've even seen some miniature gamers bring their armies out. There's no theme to the event. Our last gaming event saw games of Catan, King of Tokyo, Timeline, Tribune, Merchants & Marauders, and more.

We encourage you to bring some games out, whether an old favourite or something new you want to try out. If you don't have anything to bring, that's cool too. There's always lots of variety and people are always happy to teach you the games they have brought.

Thursday, 13 November 2014

Oddball Aeronauts 2 give away. Create a custom Captain!

Back on November 4th I announced that Oddball Aeronauts 2 was about to launch on kickstarter. Well, now it's live! Even cooler than this though is that maverick:muse has agreed to work with The Windsor Gaming Resource again to offer a really cool give away. A give away that's even better than the one we hosted last time.

For those who don't know or remember Oddball Aeronauts, it's a two player card game that doesn't require a surface to play on. That's right: no table needed. Oddball Aeronauts 2 adds new factions to the game and also adds multi-player rules.

It's a really unique and cool rock, paper, scissors based game with quite a bit added to make it more strategic and interesting. My favourite part though is the artwork and theme of the game. I guess anthropomorphic steampunk does it for me :) To learn more about the game, check out the (p)review that was posted back on January 22nd.

What you can win:

Last time we gave away the chance to design the Bounty Hunter card. This time we are going a step farther and letting the winner name a ship and design their own captain. The winner will also get a copy of all core 26 cards. Here's the details from +Nigel Pyne:

The winner picks the faction of their choice - Pirates, Pendragon, Mechinauts or Free Kingdoms. They then pick a name for their airship and will then receive all core 26 faction cards for their choice with their chosen ship name on the back of every one. Plus, they get to work with Lloyd to design a character that will then appear on a Mercenary Captain Card of their very own - their unique Captain that they also name and they can use that Mercenary Captain in place of a regular Captain in any faction deck. Or they can have their custom Captain unique to a faction - their choice.
How cool is that? 

Thursday, 6 November 2014

Join us for a WYC'd (Wicked) Game Night


The CG Realm a great FLGS (Friendly Local Gaming Store) is hosting a game night to help out the local Youth Center. This looks like it's going to be a great event for a great cause.

The info:

Come one, come all you gamers to a WYC'd Game Night!
Saturday, November 22, 5pm-11pm The CG Realm will be hosting a game night for The Windsor Youth Centre ! We will be collecting donations for this great place who do great work with Windsor Youth!!
There will be free water as well as snacks!
All board games will be 10% off for this event!
There will also be a draw for 2 games for the event as well!
So come on out and bring something from the following list to The CG Realm that night and help out a great cause!
WYC is in constant needs of the following items:
Mr. Noodles
Kraft Dinner
Granola Bars
Pudding Cups
Crackers
Hot Chocolate Mix (or other hot drink mix)
Bus Tickets
If you would prefer making a small monetary donation instead we will have a donation box set up as well.
 So come on out and bring a few games and lets show the WYC how generous Windsor gamers can be!!

Tuesday, 4 November 2014

Oddball Aeronauts 2 launches on Kickstarter tomorrow!



You remember Oddball Aeronauts don't you? The really cool game from +maverick:muse where you don't need a table top play on.

I wrote up a (p)review of the original game back in January and then hosted a give away during their very successful kickstarter in February.

The kickstarter was a great success and +Nigel Pyne and his team even delivered the game on time! 

Remember now? Good! 


A follow up to the original game is about to launch on Kickstarter tomorrow.

Edit: The kickstarter is live now!
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/lloydashpyne/oddball-aeronauts-2-double-the-trouble

Monday, 3 November 2014

Brimstone Board Game Night Featuring Marvel Dice Masters - November 15th

The Windsor Gaming Resource returns to Brimstone Games on Saturday November 15th as part of their twice monthly boardgame night which hits on the 1st and 3rd Saturday of every month. These events run from 5pm to 10pm and are open to all ages.

Brimstone is working to become Windsor's premier board game shop. They've got a great selection of the hottest games and tons of gaming space to play them. Not only that but all board games are currently 30% off!


You can win a board game! 

Every Board Game Night at 8pm the store will draw 1 ticket and the winner will receive a free board game!

Players earn 1 ticket for playing games, limit of 1 ticket per night. Earn 1 ticket for purchasing a snack or drink, limit 1 ticket per night. Earn 1 ticket for bringing 1 or more board games for people to play. Earn 5 tickets for purchasing a game. 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 street around back. Note that Brimstone used to be located in McGregor. This is no longer the case, they moved into Windsor just over a year ago.

Featured Game: Marvel Dice Masters

It's the new hotness. The latest collectible gaming craze: Marvel Dice Masters from Wizkids.

Wizkids took the great dice game Quarriors! and enhanced it then made it PvP with players attacking each other and tossed a Marvel skin on it and it's amazing!

It's been years since I've been hooked on a collectible game but MDM has me good. I love this game.

Come out on the 15th and see what all the fuss is about. You could even win a copy of the new Uncanny X-Men starter set.

Monday, 27 October 2014

November 1st Brimstone Board Game Night

Hot on the heels of our amazing 2014 Extra Life Event, the Windsor Gaming Resource returns to Brimstone Games on Saturday November 1st as part of their twice monthly boardgame night which hits on the 1st and 3rd Saturday of every month. These events run from 5pm to 10pm and are open to all ages.

Brimstone is working to become Windsor's premier board game shop. They've got a great selection of the hottest games and tons of gaming space to play them. Not only that but all board games are currently 30% off!


You can win a board game! 

Every Board Game Night at 8pm the store will draw 1 ticket and the winner will receive a free board game!

Players earn 1 ticket for playing games, limit of 1 ticket per night. Earn 1 ticket for purchasing a snack or drink, limit 1 ticket per night. Earn 1 ticket for bringing 1 or more board games for people to play. Earn 5 tickets for purchasing a game. 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 street around back. Note that Brimstone used to be located in McGregor. This is no longer the case, they moved into Windsor just over a year ago.

Theme: Sports Games

Who says gamers don't like sports? What about Formula D, Thunder Road, Red Tide (the table-tennis card game) or Strat-O-Matic Baseball?

The theme this event is sports games! Any kind of sport. Bring along what ever sport games you own.

In fitting with the theme the game you can win this night is: Blood Bowl Team Manager from Fantasy Flight games. An awesome card version of the classic Games Workshop Fantasy Football miniature game.

This is a fantastic card game for 2-4 players that does an awesome job of capturing the Blood Bowl feel.

Monday, 20 October 2014

October 25th - Gaming auction in support of Extra Life


As part of the Windsor Gaming Resource contribution to Extra Life this year, we will be hosting a live geeky gaming auction. Anyone is welcome to attend and take part. You don't have to be a previous WGR member or be taking part in the 24 hour game-a-thon.

The auction is scheduled for October 25th at 8:00pm and will be held along side our 24 hour gaming event, at Brimstone Games.

You can find Brimstone at 3298 Walker Road in Windsor Ontario Canada.

Extra Life is an awesome worldwide 24 hour gaming event raising money for the Children's Miracle Network of Hospitals.

This our second year participating and we've upped our target to $2000! 100% of the proceeds from this auction go towards meeting (and hopefully beating) that target.

The auction items will be a mix of new and used games and some other cool geeky items. Our big ticket item is a sealed copy of the Ticket To Ride 10th Anniversary Edition. There will also be some awesome dice bags from Mercantile 519. Sealed copies of Little Devils, Crazy Creatures of Dr. Gloom, Alhambra, Smash Up, Oddball Aeronauts. A Hardcover edition of the awesome D6 steampunk Westward RPG and Azamar a D6 fantasy RPG. As well as many other items graciously donated by WGR members and some kick ass game publishers.

If you have something you would like to donate to the auction, that would be awesome. You can either bring it to the event or contact Moe Tousignant some time before the 25th.

If you are interested in supporting us in some other way, perhaps joining us for 24 hours of gaming or making a donation to the cause, check out this post for everything we are doing for Extra Life.

Saturday, 18 October 2014

Games & Grub at the Green Bean - Oct 24th

The night before Extra Life, on Friday October 24th we've got a Games & Grub event being held at The Green Bean's Windsor Star News Cafe. This all ages event runs from 6pm until 11pm.

The Windsor Star News Cafe is located at 300 Ouellette Ave, 3rd floor. This is the cafe that is part of the new Windsor Star located where the old downtown palace theater was.

The Green Bean Cafe has great food, coffee and other yummy things. The location is also licensed and offers some awesome beer from Walkerville Brewery as well as local Wines. Street parking is free after 6pm if you can find a spot and there are two parking garages in a very short walking distance if you can't.

We play a wide variety of games at these events. You will find card, dice and board games. We've even seen some miniature gamers bring their armies out. There's no theme to the event. Our last gaming event saw games of Catan, King of Tokyo, Timeline, Tribune, Merchants & Marauders, and more.

We encourage you to bring some games out, whether an old favourite or something new you want to try out. If you don't have anything to bring, that's cool too. There's always lots of variety and people are always happy to teach you the games they have brought.