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Android Netrunner Store Championship!

Posted by Perry - 04/15/14

April 28, 2014
1:00 pmto5:00 pm

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Imagine Games and Hobbies will be running
an Android Netrunner store championship event!

When: Sunday, April 27
Time: Doors open at noon, first game at 1:00pm sharp
Cost: $10
# of rounds: Variable depending on number of players (3 rounds minimum)

Prizes include:

 Netrunner 2014 prizes

  • Store Champion: Store Championship 2014 Playmat + deckbox + Store Championship Plaque + 1 bye in any Regional Championship.
  • Runnerup: Store Championship 2014 Playmant + deckbox
  • 3rd and 4th Place: Store Championship Playmat
  • Participation: All players who participate will receive an alternate Kati Jones card at the end of the event!

Other Details: 
The event will follow standard tournament rules for Android: Netrunner tournaments, available on the Fantasy Flight Website HERE). All you need to play is a Runner and Corp deck and tokens.

Preregister now at the store! We hope to see you out.

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UPDATE (April 17):

So with the release of the new tournament rules I should let everyone know that the Imagine Store Championship will be classified as a competitive event (see the definition below, it’s still very beginner friendly). It will still be a normal swiss style tournament of about 4 rounds as well. There’s a sign up sheet at the front counter of the store or feel free to call or message them to put your name on there. We’re up to 6 already with plenty of room for more!

Competitive Event:
Competitive events require players to have general knowledge of a game’s rules. While experienced players will come to these events to compete for prizes, players should not be punished for their lack of understanding in the finer points of Android: Netrunner rules. Players can come to these events expecting a consistent experience from store to store. This tier includes Store Championships and unique, one-off events such as the X-Wing™ Wave 4 Assault at Imdaar Alpha event or the Android: Netrunner Chronos Protocol Tour.

And of course, here’s a LINK to the new FAQ and Tournament rules, for everyone to peruse.

Posted in Events, Misc

Thanks for International Tabletop Day!

Posted by Perry - 04/8/14

Last Saturday, April 4, was the second International Tabletop Day.

Tabletop Day was originally created from the webseries Tabletop by Wil Wheaton and Felicia Day – they wanted people all around the world to join them in an entire day of games and fellowship! And we wanted to join them! Last year was so much fun, we wanted to do it again. There was lots of food, fun and friendship to be had. Check out the pictures below after the jump!

Tabletop Day

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Posted in Misc

X-Wing Official Store Championship

Posted by Perry - 04/8/14

April 13, 2014

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Imagine Games & Hobbies will be holding
a Store Championship tournament, officially sanctioned by Fantasy Flight Games!

Date: SUNDAY, APRIL 13
Time: 12:00 to 5:00pm
(the store will open early at 11:30am)
Entry Fee: $10
Build Points: 100

PRIZES include:

X-Wing prizes

  • Champion: Store Championship plaque; card box for ship cards, upgrade cards, and tokens; first place certificate worth a first-round bye at one Regional Championship (held in Winnipeg!)
  • Runner-Up: Card box
  • Top 4*: Four acrylic range rulers
  • Participation: Thirty-two Ten Numb ship cards featuring movie still art.

X-Wing game

 OFFICIAL TOURNAMENT RULES:
Please see the Fantasy Flight Games site for their official tournament rules. In summary: we will be playing a Dogfight event, 100 point squads - players are required to supply their own ships, cards, dice, range ruler and maneuver templates (ship, base and card proxies are not allowed). The designated Tournament Organizer will review all squads prior to the tournament, and players will use that squad for the duration of the entire tournament. Tournament rounds will be 60 minutes. Depending on the number of players in the tournament, this will decide if we will play with a “championship bracket” (i.e. a final round with the top 2 or 4 point holders to determine a champion), otherwise the champion will be determined solely on points scored after a certain number of rounds.

PLEASE NOTE: The Imperial Aces packs are not legal in this tournament! Please make sure your squad does NOT include any of the ships/cards from the Imperial Aces pack.

As described the prizes above, the Store Champion will receive a certificate worth a first-round bye at the Regional Championship to be held right here in Winnipeg, at GameKnight Games & Cool Stuff! (date TBA).

Hope to see you out! And may the Force be with you!

Posted in Events, Misc

New Stock! April 2, 2014

Posted by Perry - 04/2/14

Hey folks!
We just want to make sure you are up-to-date with new games coming into the store these days. Today we received a couple of restocks, some new expansions, and a brand new game – all from our friends at Z-Man Games!

Let’s start with the NEW game: SPLENDOR.
Splendor
In Stock for $39.99

Splendor is a fast-paced and addictive game of chip-collecting and card development. Players are merchants of the Renaissance trying to buy gem mines, means of transportation, shops — all in order to acquire the most prestige points. If you’re wealthy enough, you might even receive a visit from a noble at some point, which of course will further increase your prestige.
On your turn, you may (1) collect chips (gems), or (2) buy and build a card, or (3) reserve one card. If you collect chips, you take either three different kinds of chips or two chips of the same kind. If you buy a card, you pay its price in chips and add it to your playing area. To reserve a card — in order to make sure you get it, or, why not, your opponents don’t get it — you place it in front of you face down for later building; this costs you a round, but you also get gold in the form of a joker chip, which you can use as any gem.
All of the cards you buy increase your wealth as they give you a permanent gem bonus for later buys; some of the cards also give you prestige points. In order to win the game, you must reach 15 prestige points before your opponents do.

Next, let’s talk about some new expansions for two very popular and award winning games. First up we’ve got one for Formula D, a fast paced Formula One style racing game with the innovative dice-gear mechanic! Expansion #5 continues to expand the circuits with racetracks from New Jersey and Sotchi!

Formula D   Formula D 5

Formula D: $59.99,    Cicuits 5 (New Jersey + Sotchi): $29.99

 

Secondly, we have a new expansion for Eclipse, the game of interstellar civilization and conflict where you explore star systems, research technologies and build spaceships! Speaking of spaceships, that’s what this new expansion is all about: Ship Pack One includes six unique sets of plastic ship models – Interceptors, Cruisers, Dreadnoughts and Starbases – for the alien species in the Eclipse base game, a Terran/Magellan player board, and some other new components.

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Eclipse: $99.99                     Eclipse: Ship Pack One: $49.99

 

Okay, and then we’ve got some restocks: Terra Mystica ($79.99), Stone Age ($49.99), and Sherlock Holmes: Consulting Detective ($39.99). Drop by today and check them out! And while you’re here, browse the rest of the store for our excellent selection of board games, card games, RPGs (and don’t forget about the army surplus stuff in the back!).

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Credit where credit is due: some of the game descriptions above come from the fine people at boardgamegeek.com. Check out their website for all sorts of great game information, pictures of component parts, chat with the community, and even see homebrew rules and components! If you want more information about the games mentioned above (including pictures of what’s inside the box), click on the following links:

Splendor; Formula D; Circuits 5: New Jersey/Sotchi; Eclipse; Ship Pack One; Terra Mystica; Stone Age; Sherlock Holmes, Consulting Detective.

Posted in Misc, New Stock & Re-stocks

TABLETOP DAY IS ALMOST HERE!

Posted by Perry - 04/1/14

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It’s almost here! This Saturday is the second annual Tabletop Day!

Drop by anytime from 11:00 am to 6:00 pm and play some games with us!
We’ll have lots of tables available for people to drop by and hang out, and play games, and of course:
ADMISSION IS FREE!

We’ll also have free baked goods to eat and a raffle!
Every $5 worth of food donations to Winnipeg Harvest will get you a ticket.

Check out the list of games below that we’ll have available for pick-up-and-play – some of these will be run by our volunteers, and others will be available for anyone to pick up and try out.

We’ll also be running a special OFFICIAL Z-MAN GAMES PANDEMIC game – the Pandemic Challenge! It’s a competitive cooperative game played in teams of two!

Thanks to our volunteers Rick, Nathan, Perry and Matt for coming out to help and bringing some of their games! And of course, thanks to Wendy, the owner, for the baking!

LIST O’ GAMES:
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Sentinels of the Multiverse
Lords of Waterdeep
The Resistance
Escape from the Aliens in Outer Space
Shadows Over Camelot
Firefly boardgame
Fiasco
Dungeon World
Castle Ravenloft
Tsuro of the Seas
Fortune and Glory
Machine of Death
Star Fluxx
King of Tokyo
Tremulus
Chez Geek
Chrononauts
Three Dragon Ante
Wasabi
The Walking Dead (TV) boardgame
Resident Evil (LCG)
Red Dragon Inn
Carcassonne
Ticket to Ride
Settlers of Catan
Pandemic

Posted in Misc

Vengeance Book Release Event!

Posted by Perry - 03/13/14

Warmachine vengeance

The Warmachine Vengeance Book Release Event will run at the store THREE TIMES!

Wednesday, March 19 (6pm to 8:30pm)
Thursday, March 20 (6pm to 8:30pm)
Saturday, March 22 (noon to 5:00pm)

The full details of the event can be found HERE. We’re running this over multiple days to give players as much time as we can to play. If you’re a hordes player, you will get to pick a Warmachine faction to fight for to try and claim their prize.

There will be a one time entrance fee of $10 and you’ll have to stick with one faction throughout the event. There is no set game size but sticking to smaller games is generally best. Looking forward to seeing everyone there!

Go join the event at our Facebook Page to let us know you’re coming!
And make sure you’re friends with us at our Facebook group!

Also please note: YOU CAN JOIN IN ANY TIME! So, if you can only play Saturday, drop in Saturday! This is a fun event with some great prizes, so we hope to see you there!

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Sentinels of the Multiverse is Super!

Posted by Perry - 03/11/14

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From boardgamegeek.ca: A mad scientist holds the world hostage with his terrifying inventions. An alien warlord from a far away galaxy brings his limitless army of bizarre minions to conquer the planet. A giant rampaging robot cuts a swath of destruction across the coast, destroying major population centers. And who will stand in their way? A team of heroes, all with impressive powers and abilities stand between the world and the forces of evil. Will you help them? Answer the call to protect the multiverse!

Sentinels of the Multiverse is a cooperative, fixed-deck card game with a comic book flavor. Each player plays as one of ten heroes, against one of four villains, and the battle takes place in one of four different dynamic environments.

Each player, after selecting one of the heroes, plays a deck of 40 cards against the villain and environment decks, which “play themselves”, requiring the players to put the top card of the appropriate deck into play on the villain and environment turns. On each player’s turn, they may play a card from their hand, use a power printed on one of their cards in play, and draw a card from their deck. Each round starts with the villain turn, continues clockwise around the table, then concludes with the environment turn. Each villain has various advantages, such as starting with certain cards in play, as specified by the villain character card. Play continues until the heroes reduce the villain to 0 or fewer HP, or until the villain defeats the heroes, either via a win condition or by reducing all the heroes to 0 or fewer HP.

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We have the core set in stock, plus a bunch of the expansions which lets you add more heroes! More villains! More environments! More super fun!

Sentinels of the Multiverse, core: $39.99
SoM expansion, Rook city and Infernal Relics: $39.99
SoM expansion, Shattered Timelines: $19.99
SoM Mega-expansion, Vengeance: $29.99
SoM character expansion, Unity: $4.99
SoM character expansion, The Scholar: $4.99
SoM villain expansion, Miss Information: $4.99
SoM villain expansion, Ambuscade: $4.99
SoM environment expansion, Silver Gulch 1883: $3.99
SoM environment expansion, The Final Wasteland: $3.99

Posted in Misc

Organized Play Netrunner and X-Wing!

Posted by Perry - 02/27/14

Event kits

 

We’ve just received two glorious packages in the mail – Organized Play kits from Fantasy Flight Games!

What does this mean for YOU?

We’ll be holding two Store Championship games in March, one for X-Wing and one for Netrunner. Dates to be announced soon! Prizes! Fun! Don’t miss out!

Posted in Misc

Warmachine Mangled Metal/ Hordes Tooth and Claw

Posted by Perry - 02/11/14

March 1, 2014
12:00 pmto5:00 pm

Warmachine pic

Saturday, March 1st there will be a 15pt Mangled Metal/ Tooth and Claw Steamroller tournament run at the store. The first game will start at noon and we’ll keep going until 4 or 5pm. This was a crazy, great time last year and should be the same this year!

Check out the rules for Steamroller HERE.

Check out Privateer Press’s home page to see their great product line.

And check out the Manitoba Warmachine/ Hordes Facebook Group here to find other players and see what’s happening in the province.

Details:
15pt Mangled Metal/ Tooth and Claw

One 15pt list consisting of only the Warcaster/ Warlock (and any attachments the come with them, like Goreshade and Deathwalker or eMakeda’s Warlock unit) plus Jacks and Beasts

Games are won by destroying the opposing players Warcaster or Warlock, all their beasts or jacks, by control points from the scenario or by the opponent timing out

No entrance fee
No painting requirement
Chess clock timing
5-6 games minimum

SPECIAL: No Colossals or Gargantuans! Sorry, they just unbalance things too much at 15pts

Posted in Events

Netrunner 4 Week League!

Posted by Perry - 02/11/14

February 22, 2014 11:00 amtoMarch 15, 2014 6:00 pm

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This is a league for NEW and experienced Netrunner players to try new decks and meet new players. The only thing required to play is your own cards. The league will run for 4 weeks, from February 22nd to March 15th at the store during regular business hours. Sign up and record sheets will be available at the counter on the first day of the league. Now for the details:

Start date: February 22nd, 2014
End date: March 15th, 2014
Entrance fee: Free!

Venue: Imagine Games and Hobbies during normal business hours (if for some reason you need to make alternate arrangements, contact the league organizers).

Deck/ Card Restrictions: None, all currently released cards from all sets are legal. Players are required to follow normal deck construction rules.

Organizers: David Miller and Michael Haire. Feel free to private message us with any questions on Facebook.

Finding Other Players: There are usually players at the store Wednesday evenings and all day Saturday. You can also find players to arrange games with in the Winnipeg Android Netrunner Group.

Format: Players will have to play 1 match each week consisting of 4 games against 1 other player. They will play 2 games with their Corp deck and 2 games with their Runner deck. They will not be allowed to alter their decks once a match has begun. Players can not play the same person twice in a row.

Each week players will need to use a deck from a different Corp and Runner faction, playing each faction at least once. For the last week players can use a different identity from a Runner faction they’ve already played.

Players should try to play only other players in the league but can play someone not participating as long as they both adhere to the league format. A player should let their opponent know before the game begins that they are counting it as their league match.

Your opponent does not have to count the game as their league match if they don’t want to or have already played as long as they let you know before the match begins.
The player who wins the most games in the match will receive 2 match points, the loser will receive 1. If there is a tie, both players receive a match point. Players will also get 1 agenda point for each agenda point they scored or stole in each game. These will be used as a tie breaker. The player with the most League points at the end will be the League Champion.

Hope to see you out!

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