While it's not officially summertime yet, it is sure starting to feel like it. Enough so that it has inspired us to write a blog post. Now that the school year has finished, the weather is starting to get warmer, and the COVID restrictions are loosening (and hopefully going away soon), it has got us feeling like this:
Everything considered, we plan on rolling out our new summer schedule on June 1st and many summertime activities. We just wanted to highlight those things here.
Monday and Tuesday: 1 PM to 8 PM
Wednesday and Thursday: 1 PM to 10 PM
Friday: 1 PM to 11:00 PM
Saturday and Sunday: 12 PM - 6 PM
At GriffoNest Games, it is our goal to support as many games as possible for our gaming community. If you have not been in the store for a while, you may not have seen our new play area. Since expanding into the unit next door, we have doubled our play area in the store. The new area is free of merchandise and decked out with custom wargaming tables, extra play space, and other hobby décor to set the mood. We are looking for additional ways to make this space as appealing as possible to our players.
More Marvel Crisis Protocol Events Are Coming (Alexis Shows Her Dad a Thing or Two)
With summer vacation officially in full swing, Alexis and I took to the shop for a late night session of Marvel Crisis Protocol. Not only did her superbly painted models outclass my drab, unpainted ones, she managed to thwart my every move with her Guardians of the Galaxy squad. We have really been enjoying this game since our Infinity War League. While our tables remain open for casual games, we will be hosting a Separation Anxiety Organized Play Event soon.
Casual Commander and Progression League
Each Thursday from 6 PM to 10 PM, grab those 100-card decks and get ready for some fun. We are also hosting a Progression League that starts on Thursday, May 27.
Official Friday Night Magic Returns
Each Friday, we will be hosting FNM Pioneer and Booster Draft options. We also have the space available to potentially run FNM Commander. Over the course of the pandemic, we have stockpiled numerous promo boosters that we will now be able to use for prize support. We will also be reaching out to our Magic community for input on the distribution of prizes. During the casual, unsanctioned settings, we have been giving booster packs for each round won, with an additional prize pack for going undefeated. We are considering a return to handing out prizes to the top 3 to 5, depending on attendance. Again, we will gauge the opinion of our community when we make these decisions.
Warhammer: Underworlds on Saturdays
We will be kicking off our Underworlds in-store play with a League that meets each Saturday in June. This league will follow Relic Format rules. This league will also offer lots of prizes and fun giveaways to those who join. Let us know if you are interested!
The Return of Game Night
On Saturday, June 5th, we will host Game Night from 6 PM to 10 PM. We are looking at an every other week schedule for this. Dust off a game or come in ready to learn a new one. Game Nights are a great way to meet and network with other local gamers.
Pathfinder Adventure Card Society
On Tuesday, June 15th, we are looking to bring back this awesome game on an every other week schedule. All you need is a class deck (there are plenty available in-store) and the will for adventure.
We are looking to bring Starfinder Society back to Mondays on an every other week schedule. This amazing RPG system, set in the Pact Worlds, puts you in the role of explorers who travel the galaxy in search of lost knowledge and technologies. More news on this one coming soon.
Marvel Champions League
Looking to run counter to our Starfinder Society on every other Monday, Marvel Champions places you in the role of superhero. You will need to use your deck to thwart the plans of the villain and defeat their dastardly minions who do their bidding.
For the time being, we are asking our customers to continue wearing masks in the store. As information on the pandemic emerges, we will adjust our policies accordingly. We are hopeful that the masks will soon be gone. We appreciate your patience in this matter.
Looking for a Group?
At GriffoNest Games, it is our goal to serve as a community hub for gaming enthusiasts. If you are looking for a game that was not mentioned in this blog, please bring it to our attention and we would be happy to see what we can do to foster that game in our store.
Hope to see you soon!