Gnome Games has a long tradition of hosting Magic the Gathering Prerelease events with special prizes when the Packers score and today is no exception! It’s time for the Magic Zendikar Rising Play at Home Prerelease – Packer Bonus Booster Event from Noon – 4 PM today – AT YOUR HOUSE!
Zendikar Rising Play at Home Prerelease –
Gnome Games has your Magic the Gathering Zendikar Rising Prerelease Kits at all of the Gnome Games stores. Stop in and pick one up for you, and more for each of the friends you’ll be playing with during todays Packer – Lions Game. Then make sure you sign up for the Zendikar Rising Play at Home* at the store (the even itself is free!)
When the Packers Score a Touchdown, Field Goal or Safety – we’ll pick one lucky player to win a Packer Score Bonus Booster they can pick up at the Gnome Games store where they registered to play. If you win, you can pick up your bonus Zendikar Rising Booster during normal business hours – Monday- Saturday 10 – 6, Sunday Noon – 4.
WE WILL WAIT UNTIL THE START OF THE SECOND QUARTER TO SELECT ANY 1st QUARTER WINNERS – this allows everyone some time to pick up a prerelease kit and not miss the 1st chances to win bonus boosters!
If I already got a Zendikar Rising Prerelease Kit am I able to use it to play? – Yes, all players that picked up kits AND signed up for a Play at Home Prerelease will be automatically entered into the Packer Backer Zendikar Rising Play at Home Prerelease
What time does Gnome Games Open today? Noon at all locations, but because of the game we are trying to get in just a little bit early so you can grab a prerelease kit, take it to wherever you are watching the Packers beat the Lions and play some Magic too! WE WILL WAIT UNTIL THE START OF THE SECOND QUARTER TO SELECT ANY 1st QUARTER WINNERS
Can we play in the store? No, random pairings of people in our stores is still not safe, and also tournaments with Wizards of the Coast products are currently not allowed by Wizards of the Coast. We don’t want to have you sit with someone you don’t know, so we aren’t running in store play at this time.
What’s in a Zendikar Rising Play at Home Prerelease Kit and how much are they? Play at Home Prerelease Kits are $30 and include:
Gnome Games sponsors Big Wheel Races and Bike Races at Kids Night – Back to School Night at “The Burg” Speedway in Luxemburg Sunday August 9, August 3.
It’s almost time for the kids to go back to school and that means this Sunday it’s time for the kids to go racing at the Burg Speedway in Luxemburg! Kids get in free, back to school backpacks loaded with supplies, Big Wheel Races, 2 Wheeler race for $50 cash and fun for the whole family!
Gnome Games is sponsoring Big Wheel Races and a $50 Dash for Cash in the Unlimited Class during the races at the Burg Speedway in Luxemburg.
Kids should bring their Big Wheels (or bike for ages 9-13) to the races and register between 3:30 and 5 PM. The Big Wheel and 2 Wheeler Dash for Cash will be held during intermission.
Come Early to meet the drivers, get autographs and check out the cars!
The great drivers the Gnomes sponsor are bringing their cars to the front gate before the races for you to check out! Meet great drivers like “Big Money Jay Matthias. Eddie the Eagle, multiple track champion “Budzo” Chris Budzban, last years state Champion Vince Engebretson, “Buns” Hunter Parsons, Jake Burt and more. Check out their cars, get some autographs and meet the guys behind the wheel before the races!
Free Pokemon Cards for all the kids!
The first 500 kids through the gates get a shiny Pokemon! *Pokemon card is a promo and supplies are very limited – you won’t get these in any booster pack or at Walmart or Target! Get to the track early to get yours! Actual Pokemon card may be different than the image shown
PLUS BACK TO SCHOOL BACKPACKS !!!
The Burg Speedway and a number of great sponsors have put together Free Back to School Backpacks full of supplies for the kids!
These folks have gone out of their way to make the back to school experience of race fans a little easier and a lot more fun!
There are 3 Classes for the Kids Night Races
3 Wheelers (Big Wheels, trikes and 3 wheelers)
Destroyer Class – Ages 5 & under
Lightning Class – Ages 6-8
2 Wheel Unlimited (2 Wheel Class) – Ages 9-13
All Racers are responsible for checking in between 3:30 PM – 5 PM and bring their Big Wheels / Bikes under the grandstand.
Helmets are required to race.
The Destroyer Class and the Lightning Class will race the length of the front straightaway and the winner will receive the 2020 Big Wheel Championship Trophy.
All Racers will receive a commemorative Medal!
The Unlimited Division will race one full lap around the track with the winner receiving the 2020 Dash for Cash Championship Trophy and $50 cash.
The Unlimited Division will have a staggered start based on age.
Entry for these races is free, and all racers must be accompanied by a legal guardian.
All racers must provide their own Big Wheel or bicycle to race and all Unlimited Racers must wear a helmet.
Street Stock Cars winners get bonus payout from Gnome Games with the fastest payout on dirt!
The Street Stock Cars are where the rubber hits the dirt this season, so we’ll be giving each of the Stock Car Heat, Consolation and Feature Winners $50! The Head Gnome will be paying out right in Victory Lane!
Without these drivers bringing their cars to the track every week, there wouldn’t be any racing, and this is a small thank you to all the drivers that make this sports fun for all ages.
Watch the Gnome Games Sponsored Cars Race every week!
We would like to invite everyone to join us at the tracks
Pokemon Darkness Ablaze Prerelease – Play in store and Play at Home starts August 1!
Gnome Games brings Pokemon to your tables and we bring the Pokemon Darkness Ablaze Prerelease to you starting August 1st! We have 9 days of Prerelease fun planned complete with Pokemon Prerelease Kits, Play at Home AND in store play opportunities, plus bonus Posters!
It all starts on Saturday August 1st at 10 AM at all Gnome Games stores. You can pick up a play at home Pokemon Darkness Ablaze Prerelease Kit or schedule a Prerelease Table for you and up to 5 of your friends at any of the Gnome Games stores.
Here’s what you get in a Pokemon Darkness Rising Prerelease Kit at Gnome Games:
1 Pokemon Darkness Ablaze Build and Battle Kit
Each box contains a selection of cards to let you easily build a playable deck in the fast-paced Prerelease format, where each player has a 40-card deck and sets aside four Prize cards at the start of play. The Build & Battle Box contains a 23-card Evolution pack, which includes a red-hot alternative-art promo card. This selection of cards is designed to give you a strong foundation for building a new deck. To fill out the rest of your deck, there are also four 10-card booster packs from the Sword & Shield—Darkness Ablaze expansion.
The Pokémon TCG: Sword & Shield—Darkness Ablaze Build & Battle Box includes:
A 23-card Evolution pack featuring key cards from current and prior sets, including 1 of 4 alternate-art promo cards
4 Pokémon TCG: Sword & Shield—Darkness Ablaze booster packs
1 deck-building tip sheet
In addition to the Build and Battle Kit each player will recieve:
Gnome Games invites you to play your Pokemon Darkness Ablaze Prerelease at Home or in the store!
When you pick up your packs to play at home we’ll add in a Pokemon Organized Play Poster* for each player as a bonus prize!
To Schedule a Pokemon Darkness Ablaze Prerelease for you and UP TO 5 of your friends please contact the store you want to play at directly.
We can only allow 1 group in the store at a time to play so we are scheduling 3 hour 3 round events at each store.
You can contact the stores via their Facebook pages or phone to request a Prerelease Table.
Gnome Games invites all brave adventurers to join us for Free RPG Day on July 25!
Free RPG Day is Saturday July 25th and Gnome Games invites you to join us on an epic quest for fun and adventure! While we can’t host any adventures in the store, we can bring some great Role-Playing games to your tables and have a little fun together too!
Free RPG Day Quest for adventure at Gnome Games
Brave Adventurers Wanted for Epic Quests at Gnome Games!
Free RPG Day Quests
Quest #1 Show up wearing a mask! –
Simply come to any Gnome Game store wearing a mask and ask for the Free RPG Quest Reward – Get a pick from the Free RPG Table.
The Show Up Quest Rewards Include:
Gnome Games will continue to bring fun and games to your tables despite COVID-19.
From the Head Gnome – Pat Fuge Last Updated – Thursday July 9, 2020
All of us at Gnome Games know you rely on our stores to bring the finest in tabletop games, puzzles and diversions to your tables. We are going to continue to do that, despite the situation presented by the coronavirus, affectionately known as COVID-19. I would like to keep you abreast of how we are going to do this safely for both you our customers as well as the most important part of Gnome Games, our staff.
We are open for shopping and Masks are required
Here’s what Gnome Games is doing to keep fun at the tables
First and foremost, we have a high concern for our staff and your personal safety. Gnome Games will follow all CDC and Wisconsin Department of Health guidelines in hosting and our attendance of events We will also maintain a high focus and attention to in store hygiene and cleanliness. As these guidelines may change, we will adapt our operations to meet them. These are all preventative measures to protect staff and customers, especially those who are in COVID-19 High Risk groups. Want to learn more – visit their websites. It’s always best to get the news from the source.
All Random Player Interaction In Store Play is suspended until further notice
To keep the Gnome Games Staff and families of the communities we play in safe, we are suspending all in store play opportunities effective immediately. The less chance we give this bug to spread the better off we will all be, so we are doing our small part, by closing the demo libraries and suspending all in store play. We will reschedule as the situation allows once the COVID-19 threat has passed.
You and your small group can come in and play by appointment only
To allow you to play on our tables we require a reservation and are limiting your group size. You must all wear masks at all times and must make the reservation ahead of time by contacting the store you want to play at. We can facilitate Pokemon Play, Yu Gi Oh Play, Magic and other card games, have tables for miniatures and board games.
Masks must be worn at all times and there is a fee for this. Simply call or message the store you want to play at via Facebook
Gnome Games will continue to provide you with a safe place to shop
We have cancelled all in store and community outreach events , but you can still shop in the store for games to take home and play. We will monitor this situation closely and keep you informed about any changes in our schedules via our website and all of the Gnome Games Facebook pages. You can also have us deliver to your front door, or order games and puzzles for curbside pickup from all of the Gnome Games stores.
Cleaning and Disinfecting
We’ll do a lot of extra cleaning and wiping with bleach and other CDC approved cleaners throughout the day to keep all counters, tabletops and contact surfaces as clean as possible. We’ll also take additional measures at the checkout area, and you may see our staff wearing gloves as we handle transactions. Gloves protect them, and please don’t be offended if they are wearing them. If you would like, they will also remove shrink wrap from your games before you leave.
We’ll need a little help from you as our customer and guest as well
Gnome Games is going to need a little help with keeping the store clean and safe for you and our staff as well. While we are asking you to help – we’ll also make sure you get a few reminders if you need them as well. Please understand that if a Gnome Games staff asks you to do something, it’s because we want to make everyone’s experience a safe and fun one.
If you are sick or not feeling well, please stay home
If you are sick, have a cough, fever or other symptoms of the flu or COVID-19, we ask that you stay home. This doesn’t mean you can’t get a game or puzzle and I’ll cover that in a bit, but it does mean that we may ask you to leave if we observe any symptoms. It’s not because we don’t like you, it’s because we do, and we want to see you back at our tables when you are healthy.
Wear your mask. Properly
Wash your hands, a lot.
We’ll ask you to wash your hands at our events – a lot. Like after every round of a tournament. You’ll be touching other people’s cards or rolling those dice that were in the bag with those other dice that you took to Mordor and back. Who knows what could be on those! So, we’ll remind you to wash your hands after every round and give you some time to do it as well.
Spirit of the Game
You all know what that means. But in the wake of COVID-19, we are amending the rules just a bit. First, start-of-match handshakes are out. Knuckle bumps, under table toe taps, or Vulcan Hand Salutes are in. We’ll continue to have fun without sharing the germs.
Get some Game!
Gnome Games will provide Gnome Home Delivery – directly to your doorstep! We’ll bring you games to play, even if you are in a self-quarantine situation! Delivery service is available daily, and curbside contactless pickup is also available
An Ounce of Prevention…
All of these measures are preventative, to protect the Gnome Games staff and customers. We’ll keep updating them as the CDC, Department of Health and other agencies adapt to the COVID-19 situation. At the end of the day, Gnome Games will continue to provide you with the very best in tabletop fun at home or at our stores. We want to thank you for your support in this, and look forward to playing with you! If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact me directly via email here
What’s new for Warhammer 40K – New Edition Preview and Adeptus Mechanicus Preorders!
Saturday morning is made for Warhammer 40K and Age of Sigmar at the Gnome, and it’s time for a look at what’s new! This week we have a sneak peek at what awaits in the next edition of Warhammer 40K and some new miniature choices for an old favorite – Adeptus Mechanicus. Don’t forget to preorder online before Tuesday June 2nd to take advantage of the Gnome Games preorder special as well!
Warhammer 40K New Edition
Last week Games workshop shook things up a bit with the announcement of a new edition of Warhammer 40K. While we don’t have a date for it yet, and many of the details are still a long way off we do know a few things.
First you can learn about all of the news as it happens on the new Warhammer 40K site. Don’t worry that you won’t be able to get the cool stuff from Gnome Games – if Games Workshop has it – we can get it for you, and with the Gnome Games Preorder program we’ll save you a little bit of cash as well . Every Saturday we’ll give you a preorder for the following week (we can’t share that information before Saturday or the folks in Nottingham will send some suit with a chainsword to wreak havoc) and when you preorder online by Tuesday 9 AM – we’ll take at least 10% off your preorder. Your miniatures will be available Saturday morning at release, waiting for you to assemble paint and play with!
Now here’s a Sneak Peek at the new Warhammer 40K edition trailer
The cool things we already know –
Current Codexes and troops will all be playable in the new edition.
Narrative play experience – battle experience can be used to improve and harden your troops!
Tanks are back!
Combat Patrols to Apocalypse – it’a ll in here
New Strategic Reserves
The Head Gnomes favorite – Artillery and big guns on the table!
Up in the air! YES! – Watch the video to learn more!
Gnome Games will be ready for the new edition and get your armies to you!
What’s New – Adeptus Mechanicus New releases – June 6
Adeptus Mechanicus is getting some new firepower, new troops and a Psychic Awakening on June 6. Preorder your miniatures and books from Gnome Games before 9 AM June 2 and we’ll have them waiting for you on Saturday June 6, and when you preorder online, you’ll save 10%! It’s our way of saying thank you for preordering with us (and doing all the data entry work). Just head over to the Preorder page and grab what you want!
Adeptus Mechanicus Pteraxii – The 5 figure Pteraxii kit builds two new units – the Sterylizors and Skystalkers – to expand the tactical options of the armed forces of the Omnissiah.
Adeptus Mechanicus Archaeopter – the design of the Archaeopter can be assembled in 3 different configureations – the Transvector, Stratoraptor and Fusilave; as a troop transport, a gunship or as a tactical bomber!
Calvary and Scouts!
Adeptus Mechanicus Serbery’s Raiders – 3 mounted cavalry that can be assembled to be Serberys Raiders or the Serberys Sulphurhounds and are the scouts and shock cavalry of the Adeptus Mechanicus.
It’s Friday and that means it’s time for Friday Night Magic at the Gnome – This week – Play FNM at home!
In Wisconsin Friday nights are made for fish fries and Friday Night Magic, but this week you’ll have to play FNM at home. Wizards of the Coast is helping bring a little extra fun this week with play any card in standard FREE FNM on Magic Arena all day long. Plus, the Gnomes have secret codes to get you some cool card backs for your Arena decks today as well.
FNM AT HOME (IN MTG ARENA)
What: FNM events that give all MTG players a place to play familiar experiences.
When: April 3 for 24 hours, running Thursday at midnight to Friday at midnight, PT.
Gnome Games provides Gnome Home Delivery and Curbside Pickup Service!
Update March 23
All Gnome Games stores are closed to the public, but we will offer curbside pickup and home delivery options. Curbside pickup is currently available from 10 – 5 PM Daily M- Sat, Noon – 5 Sunday
Gnome Games brings the very best in tabletop fun to the tables, and now you don’t even have to leave your home to get the games you want to play delivered right to your home or office with Gnome Home Delivery! Gnome Games will deliver games from our Green Bay stores to your home 7 days a week.
Here’s how the Gnome Home Delivery Service works:
Simply message either of the Gnome Games Green Bay stores via Facebook or give us a call before 4 PM and we’ll deliver the games, puzzles and supplies you want directly to your home the same evening. We will make one delivery run in both Appleton and Green Bay each evening before 8 PM. Special arrangements may be available for delivery at other times based on driver availability.
Stay at home where it’s warm and safe. Play with your family without venturing out. New Games. Old Games, Fun Games – all delivered from Gnome Games.
Delivery fees start at $5 per delivery, within 15 miles of any Gnome Games location, with additional fees based on distance.
Gnome Home Delivery will deliver new board games, puzzles, booster displays, collectible card decks, puzzles, role playing books, dice, miniatures, paints and painting supplies and other accessories to your home or business. We will not deliver singles, used merchandise, card sleeves, playmats or most TCG accessories at this time.
Gnome Home Delivery Frequently Asked Questions
Does someone have to be home for the delivery? Yes, we will not deliver to a mailbox, empty house or location where the customer that purchased the games is not present. The customer will have to provide a photo ID for delivery.
How can I pay for my games? You can pay vial PayPal or credit card over the phone. We will not take cash at the door for our drivers safety.
Can I have games delivered to my office or where I work? No, this is no longer an option – as we want everyone to stay home, be safe and offices tend to bring people together.
Why is Gnome Games doing Gnome Home Delivery? Because we have been asked for it a few times, to allow our customers to get great games locally today without having to leave the safety and comfort of their homes. While we encourage everyone to get out and play with friends and family; sometimes it’s not a good idea to come out and play, or you simply can’t get out of the house. That’s where the Gnomes bring the best in tabletop directly to you.
What if I’m really sick – will Gnome Games still deliver? Yes, this is an important part of why we have the Gnome Home Delivery Program. We do ask that you let us know if you or someone in your house is sick so our staff can take appropriate personal safety measures. All of our home deliveries are now contactless. We bring the games, and call from the street to make sure you are home. You let us know you are, we drop the games off by the door and watch you pick it up. WE DO NOT ENTER APARTMENT BUILDINGS OR RESIDENCES TO DELIVER.
How about delivery if I live in Pulaski or Denmark or Marinette? We can deliver to outlying areas, but there will be an additional delivery fee based on distance. Just ask and we’ll let you know how we can get you the games or puzzles you really want to play.
What about Appleton? Appleton now has Gnome Home Delivery there too!
Can I return a game? We are not accepting any returns of unopened games or items. We are currently not accepting any returns, however unopened games that were sold after March 1, 2020 may be returned using our normal return policies AFTER the COVID-19 threat has passed. We will extend the normal return date. Please save your receipt if you aren’t going to open the games.
Want to give the gift of games but can’t make it to Gnome Games? We’ve got e-Gift Cards available for you to get from home. Perfect gifts, never expire and sure to bring a smile to whoever you give them to.
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Gnome Games brings the best in tabletop fun and games to the tables, and to keep our staff safe we are suspending all in store play until further notice.
Gnome Games is suspending all in-store play until further notice to ensure the safety of our staff and customers as we take proactive measures to combat COVID-19. We will continue to provide the community with the finest games, puzzles and diversions as the Gnome Games stores will remain open for shopping, curbside pickup and home delivery.
We take the safety of the Gnome Games staff and customers seriously, and are taking the following proactive measures to mitigate the spread of the COVID -19 virus effective immediately.
All In Store Play is suspended until further notice. This includes casual play, tournaments, leagues, role-playing events, miniature events, and using the game demo library. All Play areas are closed to the public.
Store Hours are adjusted slightly – 10 AM – 8 PM Mon – Fri, 9 AM – 7 PM Sat, Noon – 6 PM Sunday
Only store staff will handle single card binders and pull cards. Please bring your lists, request cards via messenger or email, or shop for in store pick-up at cards.gnomegames.com
All Outreach and Community Events are cancelled – and we will reschedule as appropriate.
Gnome Home Delivery is available in Green Bay and Appleton. Simply call or message the store, ask for the games you want. We’ll process the transaction via PayPal and deliver to your home for a small fee.
Curbside Pickup is now available at all stores. Simply call or message the store you wish to pickup the games at. We’ll have them ready and will bring them out to your vehicle. We can accommodate credit card transactions at the curbside or via PayPal before you arrive
Special Orders are always welcome! We’ll get the games you want to play while you are doing your part to fight COVID-19. Simply call, email or message and we’ll get the games you want to play as long as they are available for us to get for you.
Returns of games and unopened products are also suspended. We will honor any returns of unopened merchandise with receipt after the COVID-19 threat has subsided.
What you can do to help
We still ask that if you are sick, not feeling well or may have been exposed, that you don’t come to the store. We’ll do everything within our power to get you great games or puzzles to help the time go a little faster, and so you can have a little fun too. We’ll also continue our diligent measures in the store to keep you safe we announced earlier – – and have modified a few to do it a little safer! If you have a special request please just ask via phone call, email or messenger.
We’d also love to hear and see how you are playing and having a fun at your table! Please share your tabletop fun with the Gnome families on our Facebook pages,We all could use a smile – and when you share yours with us – you double the fun.
We want to thank you for your support in this, as well as for your support of Gnome Games as a business. We look forward to playing with you soon!
Pokemon Sword and Shield League Cup Season is here!
Gnome Games brings you the Sword and Shield Season Pokemon League Cups!
Pokemon Trainers it’s your chance to earn Championship Points on your way to the Pokemon World Championship by playing at Gnome Games! We have 3 League Cup Tournaments for you to play in during the Sword and Shield Season.
These are competitive events and players must bring a decklist, a legal 60 card deck, a randomizer, condition markers and damage counters. (Download a Decklist here)
All of the Gnome Games League Cups are best of 1, 30 minute rounds with the round winner getting 2 boosters for each round win!
Plus each age division winner takes home a sweet League Cup Championship Playmat
Players also earn Championship Points based on their final finish and promo cards are give out to players too while supplies last.
How much does it cost?
Juniors – $15
Seniors – $20
Masters – $25
Preregister early and save $5!
Want to play even more Pokemon?
Join the Gnomes for Pokemon every week with Pokemon League, Pokemon Club for the younger Pokemon Fans and weekly tournaments to test your deck and refine your Pokemon Skills! You can always see what’s happening on the Gnome Games Pokemon Calendar.