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FNM To-Go! A little Magic for Fridays from Gnome Games

Starting June 5th, Gnome Games is bringing a little Magic back to Fridays!

Due to Covid-19 we are all experiencing similar feelings of loss of community as gathering for events, leagues and Planeswalker Power program have had to be put on hold. Gnome Games wants to give you some opportunities to safely earn some rewards and remind the community that Magic is still going strong!

There are Two ways you can help:

1. Stop and shop at Gnome Games on Friday

Gnome Games is OPEN 10am – 6pm every Friday for limited shopping (masks required) and curbside pickup! Every purchase of sealed Magic: The Gathering will come with a reward* as a thank-you for showing your support to us and Magic!

  • Any New Sealed Magic purchase – 1 Random Promo card
  • Purchase $35 or more new Magic – 1 Normal Promo pack of your choice from available Promo Packs
  • Purchase $70 or more new Magic – 1 additional Normal Promo pack of your choice from available Promo Packs
  • Purchase $100 or more new Magic – 1 premium Promo pack from available Premium Promo Packs
  • You can earn up to 3 total Promo Packs (2 regular, 1 Premium, plus 1 promo card each Friday!)

Sealed products include: Booster packs (collectors and draft), Boxes, Bundles, Commander decks, Planeswalker decks and Box sets for Magic The Gathering.

*While supplies last. Each customer can earn each reward only once per week.

Interested in pre-ordering Core 2021? Preorder and save HERE

2. Play Arena and Share with the community

Play Arena Online – Every Friday Magic: Arena has a special Friday Event where you can earn digital in game rewards! Wizards of the Coast has given us reward codes to distribute to players who share their play experiences with the community!

Magic: Arena can be downloaded for PC HERE

How to get your Free Arena code: Play Magic: Arena’s Friday format (see below for formats). You will earn prizes for your first two wins within the game. Share a Screenshot and Tag your favorite Gnome Games Store to either your personal Facebook wall, or any Public Magic the Gathering Facebook page like Green Bay Magic.

Here are the Gnome Games Page links to use in your tags

Gnome Games Green Bay West
Gnome Games Green Bay East
Gnome Games Appleton


When you tag us it will send us a notification and we will get your prize code sent via private message. Then just redeem it and enjoy some in game perks!

Upcoming Arena FNM formats:

June 5 – Historic

  • Bring a 60-card deck from among any cards available on MTG Arena.

June 12 – Momir

  • You’ll have a deck of all basic lands and an emblem you can click to discard a card and pay X to make a token copy of a random creature card with converted mana cost X.

June 19 – Historic Brawl

  • Not quite Commander at home, but close. Build a 60-card Brawl deck with your Standard and Historic cards, then battle others.

Thank You!

We miss having you all at our tables and we look forward to a time when we can all get together safely. If you have any questions or comments about this program we want to hear from you! Message us on facebook or email us at [email protected]

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Spring Kill Team at GBE

Spring Kill Team!

Gnome Games Green Bay East (GBE)
League Kickoff: March 14th
League Finale: April 18

Tuesdays – 4pm to 9pm
Wednesdays – 4pm to 9pm
Thursdays – 4pm to 9pm
Saturdays – 9am – 2pm
League Cost: $5 entry (includes all weeks of play plus participation prizes)

It’s time for our Spring Kill Team League

Most of the campaign rules we are following come directly from the book, there are just a few things that we will be handling differently:
– Commander expansion is allowed if both players agree to play with them.
– We Will be using 100 point lists
– Roster Size Maximum: 20 models
– Specialists will now follow the same rules as Fire Teams, meaning they earn an experience point for surviving the mission and can earn an additional experience point by removing one or more enemy models from action.
– Choosing your mission: The mission will be determined using the rules below

Determining the mission:

After you have an opponent, each of you chooses one of the 8 following actions:
1. Advance:
You may take one additional strategy in the Scouting Phase. (Can’t be the same action twice.)
2. Assault:
Opponent rolls a D6 instead of a D10 when rolling for casualties.
3. Command:
Start the game with +2 command points. You no longer generate Command Points at the Beginning of the battle round for being Battle-Forged.
4. Bolster:
Upon victory gain one morale.
5. Demoralize:
Upon victory opponent loses one morale.
6. Raid:
Upon victory steal one territory from opponent.
7. Infiltrate:
Upon victory steal one intelligence from opponent.
8. Loot:
Upon victory steal one material from opponent.

After each of you has chosen, you reveal at the same time. These choices will pick the mission you will play based on the graph below! (the chart will also be available at the store)

If you have any questions or are interested – stop in and check out this awesome game!


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Magic: Theros Beyond Death Season at GBE

Planeswalker Promo Program
Gnome Games Green Bay East

Thank you all for making last season awesome! With the success of the Throne of Eldraine Season we will continue to move foreward and evolve the Planeswalker Promo Program based on your feedback.

How To get Promo Items:

There are three types of Promo Items that will continue to be distributed during this season: Promo Cards, Promo Packs and Premium Promo Packs. NOTE: All Planeswalker Promo Items are awarded IN ADDITION to each events normal prizing – YAY!

  • Promo Cards are given upon registering for ANY Magic event at Gnome Games. See a complete list of events on our Magic Calendar
  • Paid events will award Promo Packs and Premium Promo Packs to top finishers as well as random participants based on attendance
  • Free Leagues will award Promo Packs and Premium Promo Packs based on attendance

NOTE: Because of the limited nature of the Promo Packs and Premium Promo Packs, Gnome Games may increase or decrease the quantity or type of Promo Packs being given out based on remaining supply. Changes will be announced prior to the start of each event.

Events And Prizing For Green Bay East

Commander League – Free
Every Monday from 5pm – 9pm

  • Each player receives a Promo Card for registering (with active DCI#)
  • All promo packs are given to randomly selected players
  • 8+ players 1 promo pack awarded
  • 16+ players 2 promo packs awarded
  • 24+ 1 promo pack, 1 premium pack

Pioneer Tournament – $5 entry
Every Friday from 6pm – 9pm
Win-a-Match, Win-a-Pack (Standard legal) PLUS:

  • Each player receives a Promo Card for registering (with active DCI#)
  • 8 – 15 players – 1 promo pack to top player – 1 promo pack randomly
  • 16 – 24 players – 1 premium promo pack to winner, 1 promo pack to 2nd, 1 promo pack to a random player
  • 25 – 32 players – 1 premium promo pack to winner, 1 promo pack to 2nd, 2 promo packs awarded randomly

NEW DAY! Standard Tournament – $5 entry
Beginner Friendly
Every Saturday from 1pm – 4pm
Win-a-Match, Win-a-Pack (Standard legal) PLUS:

  • Each player receives a Promo Card for registering (with active DCI#)
  • 8 – 15 players – 1 promo pack to top player – 1 promo pack randomly
  • 16 – 24 players – 1 premium promo pack to winner, 1 promo pack to 2nd, 1 promo pack to a random player
  • 25 – 32 players – 1 premium promo pack to winner, 1 promo pack to 2nd, 2 promo packs awarded randomly

Season Finale Events!

One of the highlights of the Eldraine season was the Season Finale Event series. To continue this awesome tradition Gnome Games Green Bay East will be hosting another round of special events.

Finale Events have modified prizes and are FREE for all players that have attended ANY Gnome Games Event during the Theros Beyond Death Season (Feb 1st – Apr 11th).

Commander Season Finale

April Fools Un-Commander
Gnome Games Green Bay East
Monday, April 6th – pods of 4 paired at 6:30pm
For this event most Silver Bordered (Un-set and Holiday) will be legal.
The cards that are not legal are the following:

  • Ashnod’s Coupon
  • Double Cross
  • Double Deal
  • Double Dip
  • Double Play
  • Double Take
  • Enter the Dungeon
  • Magical Hacker
  • Mox Lotus
  • Once More With Feeling
  • R&Ds Secret Lair
  • Richard Garfield
  • Staying Power
  • Time Machine

Pioneer Season Finale

Return of the 10 Card Pioneer Playtest
Gnome Games Green Bay East
Friday, April 10th – 6pm
For this event players will be allowed to use up to 10 Playtest cards to try out the Pioneer format!
Prizing TBA

Standard Season Finale

Standard Mythic Gauntlet
Gnome Games Green Bay East
Friday, April 11th – 1pm
Bring your favorite Standard Deck and battle it out for a coveted Mythic Playmat! Additional Prizing TBA

Other Special Events

On March 21st, Gnome Games is proudly hosting our WPN Qualifier- Pioneer Format- at the Green Bay Distillery! If you are looking for competitive level Magic, be sure to check out the details an pre-register HERE

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Magic: Eldraine Season Finale Events at GBE!


Eldraine Season Finale Events at Gnome Games Green Bay East (GBE)

2019 is coming to a close, and with it the final chapter in our Throne of Eldraine Events!

The staff at Gnome Games Green Bay East  invite you to come celebrate some of your favorite Magic formats: Commander, Standard and Pioneer! Each Season Finale Event is FREE if you have played in any Throne of Eldraine Season Event at any Gnome Games location (there are still plenty of chances to play prior – be sure to check out our Magic Calendar!)

Finale Event List

Melee Under the Mistletoe!
Format: Commander + Two Headed Giant (see below)
Monday, December 23rd – 6:30 pm sharp!
Entry Fee: FREE!*

Bring your better half, best friend, casual acquaintance that plays magic, or attempt to find another lone player before the event and get ready for some 2 headed commander fun! Each team will be paired against another team, Team starting life total will be 60. A team can be eliminated via 21 General damage from a SINGLE general, not both combined or total of 15 poison counters. If you have any questions about 2 Headed Giant stop in and ask or check out the wizards 2HG article HERE
Each member of the winning team will receive 1 Throne of Eldraine Promo Pack!
Bonus: Ugly Sweater contest!
Both members of the team with the ugliest holiday sweaters (as decided by the Gnome Games Staff) will receive a Premium Promo Pack!

New Years Eve: Standard Season Finale!
Format: Standard
Tuesday, December 31st 6:00 pm sharp!
Entry Fee: FREE!*

Come and enjoy our final Standard Format tournament of 2019! We will be playing 3 rounds of swiss with prizes based on record at the end of the 3rd round. Additional random door prizes may be added based on attendance – so bring a friend!
0/3 – Throne of Eldraine booster pack
1/2 – extra promo card pull + Throne of Eldraine booster pack
2/1 – extra promo card pull + promo pack
3/0 – extra promo card pull + promo pack + premium promo pack!

This event should wrap up before 8:30 pm so you will still have plenty of time to get to your New Years Eve Parties!

Pioneer Season Finale!
Format: Pioneer (format information HERE)
Friday, January 3rd – 6:00pm sharp!
Entry Fee: FREE!*

Come and enjoy our First Pioneer event of 2020! We will be playing 3 rounds of swiss with prizes based on record at the end of the 3rd round. Additional random door prizes may be added based on attendance – so bring a friend!

0/3 – Throne of Eldraine booster pack
1/2 – extra promo card pull + Throne of Eldraine booster pack
2/1 – extra promo card pull + promo pack
3/0 – extra promo card pull + promo pack + premium promo pack!

*Entry to each of the Season Finale events is free for any participants that have played at any Gnome Games location during the Throne of Eldraine season. Players may still participate if they haven’t played by paying a $5 entry fee.


The closing of a season means the next set is just around the corner. Clear your schedule for the pre-release weekend: January 17th, 18th and 19th so you can join us as we return to Theros!

Pre-orders for booster boxes are now open, so stop in to your favorite Gnome Games and reserve yours today!

Thank You!

All of the staff at Gnome Games want to thank each and every one of you who have come out to our events this year. You all have made 2019, well… MAGIC!

As we enter the new season of Magic (Theros: Beyond Death) we want to hear from you! Do you like how the promo packs have gone out? Would you like to see a new event, or an event on a different day/time? Do you have any other questions or comments?
Let us know via our Facebook page (Gnome Games Green Bay East) or via email: [email protected]

Again, Thank You ALL!
-The Gnomes

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GBE – Pokemon Standard League Challenge

Pokemon League Challenge: August

Gnome Games Green Bay East (GBE)
Sunday, August 25th
Noon Registration – 1pm Start
$5/player – Each player gets a pack, top 4 get league challenge top 4 promos!

Unified Minds League Challenge
Gnome Games Green Bay East

Entry $5
Best of 1 – 30 minute Rounds

Everyone gets a Unified Minds Booster for playing
Top 4 in each age division get a Top 4 Promo
More information can be found HERE!

Also, be sure to challenge the professors in our very special Face the Professors Day!

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GBE: Summer Kill Team Arena!

Summer Kill Team Arena Schedule

Gnome Games Green Bay East (GBE)
Open play (practice matches): May 11th, May 18th, May 25th
10am – 3pm
Cost: Free!

Bring your Kill Team (or learn to play with the store armies) and have some fun in this smaller skirmish sized games of 40k! We will be using the most recent kill team rules found in the Arena book!

Tournament: Saturday June 1st
100 points – Using Kill Team Arena Tournament Rules
10am start (be sure to have your rosters done before hand!)

Welcome to the Summer Kill Team League. Each week players will play practice games using the newest rule set for Kill Team: Arena! The final week – June 1st – Will be our Summer Kill Team Tournament! Prizes include 1st, 2nd and 3rd place medals as well as store credit based on attendance!

What is Kill Team Arena?

Kill Team: Arena is an expansion for Warhammer 40,000: Kill Team that introduces rules for competitive play, using evenly balanced terrain set-ups and mission objectives to offer each player an even playing field. Also included are missions and rules for running competitive Kill Team tournaments, either for single players or teams of two allies (known as Battle Brothers).

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Gnome Games Summer Sampler!

Gnome Games presents a Summer Sampler!

Try out some of the Hottest Games for the summer! Learn how to play, learn about our summer gaming programs!

Saturday May 4th and Sunday May 5th
Gnome Games Green Bay East
1683 E. Mason Street Green Bay WI

It’s time to get ready for summer! Here at Gnome Games we believe that everyone should be able to have fun this summer so we put together our BIGGEST two-day learn to play extravaganza yet! There is something fun for everyone to try and staff will be available to assist with teaching all new players!

This year’s summer sampler includes:

  • Warhammer 40k Kill Team
  • Miniature Painting
  • Yugioh: Speed Duels
  • Dungeons and Dragons
  • Pokemon TCG
  • Magic: The Gathering
  • KeyForge



Learn to Play KillTeam with General Will

Ages 13+ 
Saturday, May 4th
10am – Noon

Enter the Warhammer 40k Universe – a bleak future filled with only one certainty: War! In KillTeam, each player has a small tactical force that they use to try and complete missions in campaign style play. KillTeam is a perfect way to get some experience and learn about the different factions of Warhammer 40k!

For this event, General Will will be available to teach and give tactical advice to the new recruits!  We will also take sign ups for the Summer Leagues

Miniature Paint and Take

Ages 8+ with adult or 10+
Saturday, May 4th
11am – 2pm

Have you ever wanted to paint a miniature for D&D or Warhammer 40k but don’t know where to start? This is the event for you! Each painter can come and go as they please during this open, free form painting event. Each painter will get a Space Marine miniature to test their brush skills on – and you get to take it home with you! Experienced painters are also welcome to come in and show off some of their techniques, and offer advice to beginning painters!

Learn to Play Yu-Gi-Oh!: Speed Duels

Ages 10+ 
Saturday, May 4th
Noon – 3pm

It’s time to DUEL! Yu-Gi-Oh! Speed Duels are the perfect way to learn the exciting collectible card game Yu-Gi-Oh! Each player will get a 20 card Speed Duel Deck and Staff will be available to teach the ins and outs of Dueling!  Make sure you grab a summer Duel Schedule!

Learn to Play Dungeons and Dragons with Dungeon Master Dale!

Ages 8+ with adult or 10+
Saturday, May 4th
2pm – 4pm Session 1
4:30pm – 6:30pm Session 2


Calling all adventurers: A world of magic, monsters and treasure await! No experience is required to go on this quest but you best bring your imagination! Dungeon Master Dale specializes in teaching D&D and your first adventure is sure to be a blast! Seating is limited so please check in when you arrive to ensure your seat!

We’ll have weekly adventure opportunities all summer long!


Learn to Play Pokémon TCG with Professor Nate

Ages 8+ or 6+ if they have strong reading skills! (adults also welcome!)
Sunday, May 5th
1pm – 3pm

Have you or your child ever wanted to start your very own Pokemon adventure? This is a perfect chance to hop in and learn from a real Pokemon Professor! Each new player will get to choose from a pre-built Pokemon theme deck, which they get to keep. Professor Nate will then teach everyone the basics of the Pokémon Trading Card Game! Each player will then be able to play their very first game of Pokémon! – With professor Nate near by to answer any questions and provide help as needed!

Make sure you grab one of the Summer Pokemon Trainer Calendars too!

Magic: Open House

Ages 10+
Sunday, May 5th
2pm – 4pm

This entry level event is great for anyone interested in learning Magic: the Gathering! Each player will get a free learn to play deck as well as a special Open House promotional card! We will have experienced players and staff ready to help you through your first game.

Learn to Play KeyForge!

Ages 13+ 
Sunday, May 5th
3pm – 5pm

Welcome to KeyForge – A truly Unique card game from the creator of Magic the Gathering: Richard Garfield! In KeyForge every deck is One-of-a-kind, no one else will have the same deck as you! Players must learn the ins and outs of their deck in order to gather enough aember to forge 3 keys before their opponent! Each player in this event will get their very own, unique KeyForge deck! Staff will be available to help players learn this amazing game!


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Biggest Learn to Play Weekend EVER! – GBE

Learn to Play Weekend!

Friday March 1st through Monday March 4th, Gnome Games Green Bay East (GBE) will  be hosting our BIGGEST learn to play weekend ever! If you or your child have ever been interested in learning: Pokemon, Dungeons & Dragons, Yugioh or Magic: The Gathering be sure to stop in and see what the buzz is all about!

Staff and Friendly players will be on hand to walk you through the basics and get you playing!

Learn to Play – Magic: The Gathering

Friday, March 1st, 5pm – 8pm
Gnome Games Green Bay East (GBE)
Cost: FREE!

Welcome to Magic: the Gathering. Stop in during this beginner friendly event and learn the basics of this strategic, social and most of all FUN card game!
No Experience? No cards? No problem!
Every new player will be given their very own Welcome Deck for Free! After a brief rules explanation from one of our staff, players will have a chance to play against each other in a friendly non-competitive learning environment!

Learn to Play – Dungeons & Dragons

Saturday, March 2nd, 2pm – 6:30pm (1 hour sessions)
Gnome Games Green Bay East (GBE)
Cost: FREE!

Have you ever wanted to explore an ancient cave, battle a horde of goblins, solve a magical murder mystery or stockpile mounds of glittering treasure? If so you won’t want to miss this learn to play event!

Dungeons & Dragons is a cooperative storytelling game where each player role-plays an adventurer with unique (and sometimes magical) abilities. As a group, you will work together using each of your strengths to overcome a wide range of obstacles.

During the learn to play event, you will be provided a character and our on staff Dungeon Master will walk you through the basics of play in a one hour beginner adventure!

Learn to Play – Pokemon TCG

Sunday, March 3rd, 1pm – 4pm
Gnome Games Green Bay East (GBE)
Cost: FREE!

Unless you live under a rock, you surely have heard of Pokemon! This learn to play event is the perfect chance to see what the cultural phenomenon is all about!

In the Pokemon Trading Card Game, players collect cards, build decks and battle against other trainers. During this event players will be taught everything they need to know to play, by an official Pokemon Professor! After this brief explanation, you will then get to use a specific learn to play deck to play against other new players. Professor Nate will always be around help players and answer any questions that parents or players have! Best of all, after you play your first full game, you will get to pick an exclusive Pokemon League Promo card!

Your Pokemon Trainer Journey Starts TODAY!


Learn to Play – Yu-Gi-Oh!

Monday, March 4, 5 – 7pm
Gnome Games Green Bay East (GBE)
Cost: $10/player

It’s Time To DUEL!
Yu-Gi-Oh is a hugely popular anime based card game, and with the recent release of the new Speed Duel starter decks, learning to play has never been easier!

In the game of Yu-Gi-Oh, players try and reduce each others life points to zero by summoning powerful monsters, unleashing devastating spells and outwitting their opponents with traps. Speed Duels has taken everything from the main game and condensed it so it is easier to learn and faster to play!

During this learn to play event, each player will get a starter set of 3 Speed duel decks and a special yugioh pen and notepad to track life points. After a brief rules explanation players will have a chance to use their new decks to duel other players! In addition, 4 lucky players will be given limited edition Yu-Gi-Oh Speed Duel Play mats as well!

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POWER UP – KeyForge Chainbound Events!

Welcome to the Time of Triumph!

Calling all Archons! Æmbershards are up for grabs!

The day is still young, but there are now many more Vaults awaiting your discovery. Within them? Many secrets… and a myriad of valuable Æmbershards, which you may exchange for prizes at Vault Tours and any other keyforge events that feature a Prize Wall.

And now—in the Time of Triumph —you can enrich your Master Vault account with even more of these elusive Æmbershards by participating in the ChainBound events held at all Gnome Games locations!

In order to play in chainbound events players are REQUIRED to have a Master Vault QR code (can be printed or on phone). If you need help finding or setting up your account stop in early for your event!

Your QR code is located in the Master Vault app or on the under your login

When are Chainbound events?

Gnome Games Green Bay East (GBE)
1683 E. Mason Street, Green Bay, WI, 54302
Every Friday at 5:30pm
Formats: Each week will be Single Archon Best of One, except the fourth week in each month which will be Sealed Archon Best of One.
Cost: $5 for Single Archon, $15 for Sealed Archon

Gnome Games Green Bay West (GBW)
2160 S. Ridge Road, Green Bay, WI, 54304
Every Saturday at 2pm
Formats: Each week will be Single Archon Best of One, except the seccond Saturday in each month which will be Sealed Archon Best of One.
Cost: $5 for Single Archon, $15 for Sealed Archon

Gnome Games Appleton East (APE)
W3192 County Rd KK Suite H, Appleton, WI 54915
Every Sunday at 1pm
Formats: Each week will be Single Archon Best of One, except the third Sunday in each month which will be Sealed Archon Best of One.
Cost: $5 for Single Archon, $15 for Sealed Archon

What are these fabulous Prizes?

Prizes include the following:

  • 1 Æmbershard will be added to your Master Vault for entering a Chainbound Event
  • 1 Æmbershard will be added to your Master Vault for each game you win
  • 1 Archon Deck will be added to the prize pool for every 2 players entered. Half of the prize decks will be given to top finishing players, the other half will be given out randomly – determined by the TO.
  • Participation – House specific Promo Cards for Æmber, Power and Stun (depending on season, while supplies last!)

How do I improve my Power?

Power level and Handicap Chains are an awesome way to prove your skill as well as balance the local meta! Chains will be assigned or reduced at the end of each event using the following charts. Your decks power rating (based on accumulated chains is listed in column 3). Will you get your favorite Archon to power level 4!?

4-8 Players (3 Rounds)

9+ Players (4 Rounds)

Power Levels

  • 1 or 0 wins = subtract 1 Chain
  • 2 wins = add 2 Chains
  • 3 wins = add 3 Chains
  • 1 or 0 wins = subtract 1 Chain
  • 2 wins = no change
  • 3 wins = add 3 Chains
  • 4 wins = add 4 Chains
  • 1-6 Chains = Power Level 1
  • 7-12 Chains = Power Level 2
  • 13-18 Chains = Power Level 3
  • 19-24 Chains = Power Level 4
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Stuck up on Glue?

Looking for the right glue for your miniature project? Gnome Games has you covered!

There are a lot of different types of glue available for your miniature projects and quite often there’s a little bit of confusion about which glue is best for each of the projects. We’ll go through the various types of glue we carry, and what each is best for.

First – we want to make sure everyone understands that many of these glues are cyanoacrylate adhesives (CA). They really don’t dry – they cure in the presence of water. The water reacts with the molecules in the glue to form super strong chemical chains that are tough to break. These are often called “super-glue’ because of the speed of curing and the strength of the bond. What makes the cyanoacrylate adhesives cure is water. Therefore it tends to stick to your fingers and skin so very well. Acetone (fingernail polish remover) will dissolve the bonds and remove the glue.

Types of Glue at the Gnome

We have several different types of glue available at Gnome Games – mostly for your miniature and scenery projects.

Maxi-Cure™ – (Pink)

Maxi-Cure™ extra thick CA is the best CA for most plastics, including GE’s Lexan.

MAXI-CURE™ is the best choice for plastic model assembly. When used with INSTA-SET™, it works better than any putty for modifying or filling voids. It can be carved with a knife or razor blade and sanded and feathered to form a finish indistinguishable from plastic. MAXI-CURE™ bonds fiberglass, hardwood, metal and rubber better than any other hobby adhesive.

Insta-Cure+™ – (Purple)

Insta-Cure+™ is a higher viscosity CA for loose fitting joints in which the adhesive must bridge gaps.

Normally, the thicker CA is applied to one surface and then the parts are held tightly together for about 5 to 15 seconds. To prevent premature curing, don’t spread the glue into a thin film. Lay down a serpentine bead with about 1″ separations on one surface, then assemble the parts, letting the pressure spread the CA out.

Insta-Cure™ – (Blue)

Insta-Cure™ has a water-thin viscosity that wicks deep into joints by capillary action and cures in a matter of a few seconds.

Make sure that the surfaces to be bonded are tight fitting and hold them together while you apply the CA around the edges of the seam. When CA’s cure, they give off a vapor that can irritate the nose and eyes, so be prepared. Thin CA’s work very well on balsa since they penetrate into the wood and form more than just a surface bond.

Super-Gold+™ – (Gold)

SUPER-GOLD™ Thin and SUPER-GOLD+™ gap filling medium thickness are our odorless foam safe CAs.

They are non-frosting and take only 2 or 3 seconds longer to bond compared to Insta-Cure and Insta-Cure+. There are no fumes that irritate the nose and eyes.

The SUPER-GOLD™’s do not attack white foam; therefore, they can be used in the building of foam core terrain and the assembly and repair of plastic and foam structures

They will not fog clear plastic. SUPER-GOLD+™ is ideal for attaching clear and transparent bits to figures; however, MAXI-CURE™ is still recommended for assembling the rest of plastic kits.

Wood can be bonded to white foam with SUPER-GOLD +™ in less than fifteen seconds. For bonding foam to foam, spray a very light fog of INSTA-SET™ to one piece and apply SUPER-GOLD+™ to the other before joining. Excess INSTA-SET™ may create too much heat, which can melt the foam. Both SUPER-GOLD™’s cure to a more flexible consistency for better shock absorption.

Insta-Set™ – (Copper Spray)

NSTA-SET™ is a catalyst which acts as an accelerator that allows CAs to quickly cure in thick layers by enhancing the alkaline conditions during polymerization.

INSTA-SET™ in a spray bottle is normally used to cure the CA that flows from joints when parts are pressed together.

Applying an additional bead of thick CA along a seam and then curing it with INSTA-SET™ significantly enhances a joint’s strength.

For difficult to bond materials, INSTA-SET™ can be applied to one surface and CA to the opposite surface. When brought together, they will bond instantly. INSTA-SET™ is formulated with a strawberry scent and activates CA in 6 to 8 seconds without any degrading of the CAs strength, which can occur with many other accelerators. It is compatible with all surfaces, even clear plastic and white foam.

Plastic Glue – (Polystyrene Cement)

Polystyrene (poly) cement is only suitable for rigid polystyrene plastic which is the type used for injection molded kits. It works by dissolving the surface of the plastic which then re-hardens. If a bead of poly cement is put between two pieces of plastic, then both faces of the plastic dissolve and meld together so that when they harden, they have formed a solid joint. In effect, the two pieces have been welded together, so a very good bond is formed that is as strong as the plastic.

The drying time will vary mainly depending on how much is applied and the viscocity (thickness) of the glue. Very thin formulas will normally dry in seconds, but the very thick tube glue might take a few hours. Note that even when a bond has formed the plastic may not have fully re-hardened so should be treated with care for a time.

The major disadvantage of poly cement is that if too much is used, then it will completely dissolve through the material being glued and damage it. Also, if any glue is dropped or smeared on the surface of the model it will damage any surface detail. For this reason, it does have to be used with care and the minimum amount should be used. Furthermore, glue should not be placed into holes and cavities that are not exposed to the air, because it will not be able to dry and will slowly dissolve the surrounding plastic.

PVA Glue (Wood Glue)

PVA – Polyvinyl Acetate is a water-based glue that works well for basing and gluing sand, flock and other basing components to terrain or miniature bases.

It remains flexible and is water soluble.

What else might I need for my glue projects?

There are a few other things you might want to have on hand for your miniature gluing projects.

Acetone – (Nail Polish Remover)

Acetone dissolves CA adhesives – and is great for removing it from fingers and other places where you really don’t want it.

Make sure you get the acetone version of nail polish remover, other types of nail polish remover that contain ethyl acetate, isopropyl alcohol and propylene carbonate and do not react with CA adhesives.

  • Acetone is very flammable – always make sure you use CA and Acetone in a well ventilated area, away from any open flames.

Extender Tips

These small plastic extenders are designed to fit over the applicator tip of the glue bottles and the flexible tip can be cut to the length and/or inside diameter that is needed for a specific application. With the tip, the CA can be applied to confined areas.

If you don’t see these on the shelf – don’t worry! Gnome Games is your source for extenders and glue.
Ask for the #301 for the bigger bottles of glue and the #304 for the pocket bottles.

Un-Cure™ – (Green)

UN-CURE™ debonder will soften cured CA. If parts are bonded incorrectly or your fingers are stuck together, a few drops of UN-CURE™ will dissolve the CA in about a minute.

Apply on bonded skin and roll apart fingers. Once stuck, use acetone to clean off softened CA, then wash off with soap and water.

Since cured CA is essentially acrylic plastic, anything that will dissolve CA will also soften most plastics. Be careful when using Un-Cure on plastics or they may turn to soft gooey mush.

Have any questions or need some help with your miniatures?

Stop in and ask our miniature experts – or message us on the Gnome Games Facebook pages!

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Green Bay East – January KeyForge Events!

January KeyForge at Green Bay East!

Let the Tournaments BEGIN!

Gnome Games Green Bay East will be kicking off “The Year of the Forge” with a plethora of organized play opportunities for new and experienced Players alike! Choose your Archons carefully, gather your Æmber hastily and FORGE SOME KEYS!


All of the following events are at our Green Bay East Location
1683 E. Mason Street, Green Bay WI

Forge Friday League
January 4th, 11th and 25th
5pm to 10pm – Cost: FREE!
Format: Open Play

Join other local players and spar with one another to prepare yourself for battle! NEW PLAYERS ALWAYS WELCOME! Be sure to stop in and play each week to collect your Discovery Season Token Card!*

Forge Friday Special Event: January Tournament!

January 18th
5:30pm Tournament Start – Cost: $5/player!
Format: 2 Archon Survival (Bring 2 decks)

It’s time to test your skills! Bring your favorite two archon decks and battle in best of 1 matches! When an Archon is defeated it is eliminated from the tournament. If a player loses both archons they are eliminated, so play smart and FORGE THOSE KEYS! See below for prizes*

KeyForge Sunday Tournament: Sealed
January 6th
1PM Tournament Start – Cost $15/player
Format: 1 Deck Sealed

Forge a great beginning to the new year! Each player gets a brand new sealed Archon deck and games will be played as best of 1 matches. Will you adapt to your new Archon or will you be locked outside the prize vault? See below for prizes*

KeyForge Sunday Tournament: Triad
January 13th
1PM Tournament Start – Cost $5/player
Format: Triad (Bring 3 decks)

Each player will bring 3 decks that they can use throughout the tournament. At the start of each round, your opponent will “bench” one of them making that deck unusable for that match. Each round consists of a best-of-three match. When a player wins a game, they must switch to their other deck for the rest of the match. This means that a player must win a game with each of their non-benched decks to win the match. See below for prizes*

KeyForge Sunday Tournament: Adaptive
January 20th
1PM Tournament Start – Cost $5/player
Format: Adaptave (Bring 1 deck)

Each round of this tournament consists of best-of-three matches. Players use their own deck for game one. Players use their opponent’s deck game two. If the third game occurs, players bid chains to use the deck which won both of the previous games. The player who brought the deck starts by bidding 0 chains, and then the players take turns outbidding each other until a player declines to bid higher. The player who bid the highest uses that deck for the third game (with their bid number of chains applied at the start). See below for prizes*

KeyForge Sunday Tournament: Reversal
January 27th
1PM Tournament Start – Cost $5/player
Format: Reversal (Bring your single worst deck)

Each player brings a deck to the tournament which they believe is challenging to win with. Each round of this best of 1 tournament, opponents temporarily swap decks, and try to win the round with the deck their opponent brought. Players will keep the deck they originally bring.


During the Month of January we will be using the contents of the KeyForge Discovery Prize Kit!

Friday League Check-in

  • Players will receive 1 Power Token Card each week they play *While Supplies Last!
  • Players will each get to add 1 Vote to the house of their choice for the 2019 Active House Challenge

Sunday Tournament Prizing

  • The Winning player at the end of each event will receive a set of Metal Damage Tokens!
  • The Winning player will get a sealed Archon Deck!
  • The top 4 players will each get a set of 3 Stun Token Cards.
  • Each player will get a House specific Chain Tracking card of their choice (while supplies last)
  • For every 2 players entered in the event, 1 Archon deck will be randomly given out.

Friday Special Tournament Prizing (January 18th)

  • The Winning player at the end of this event will get choice of a Wild Wormhole Playmat or a set of Metal Keys!
  • The 2nd place player will get item not chosen by the winning player!
  • The Winning player will get a sealed Archon Deck!
  • Each player will get a power token card (while supplies last)
  • For every 2 players entered in the event, 1 Archon deck will be added to the prize pool.


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GBE – Ticket To Ride: North Pole Family Day!

Ticket To Ride: North Pole Family Day!

Where: Gnome Games Green Bay East (GBE)
Saturday, December 8th
From 1pm – 4pm
Ages: 8+
Time: 45 minutes to play
Cost: FREE!


You and your family are invited to stop in and celebrate this very special time of year with a very special game: Ticket To Ride! Come in your warm pajamas, sip some hot cocoa, enjoy a cookie and learn this award winning family friendly board game!

Rumor has it that Santa has dropped off a few early Christmas gifts for some lucky passengers as well!

Don’t know how to play? Let us teach you!

The rules of the game are fairly simple and you will be lining up your train cars and completing routs in no time!

What is Ticket to Ride?

Ticket to Ride is a cross-country train adventure where players collect cards of various types of train cars that enable them to claim railway routes connecting cities in various countries around the world.

The longer the routes, the more points they earn!

Additional points come to those who can fulfill their Destination Tickets by connecting two distant cities, and to the player who builds the longest continuous railway!