Gnome Games announces the 2020 Stocking Stuffer of the Year – L.L.A.M.A. by Amigo Games!
Each year Gnome Games selects one game as the Stocking Stuffer of the Year. The selection criteria include fun factor, replayability, value, and of course the ability to fit inside the normal stocking. The Gnomes do not accept rewards, payment or consideration from the manufacturer in the selection of this award, and evaluate the games by playing them with friends, family, customers, and most importantly with kids as part of the Gnome Games Community Outreach and Family Game Night Program.
The 2020 Stocking stuffer of the Year is L.L.A.M.A – from Amigo Games.
Try to get rid of all your cards so you don’t take any markers, but if you can’t you have a real dillama—should I pick another card or quit? Maybe you can play that card later, but if not you’ve just hurt your score. The player with the fewest markers wins in this game with the name that says it all: Don’t Let Llamas And Markers Accumulate!
Nominated for the 2019 Spiel des Jahres
Unique scoring system adds strategy and risk
From well-known inventor Reiner Knizia (600+ games published)
Made in Germany—European quality and tariff-free!
Ages 8+ 20 Minutes to Play 2 – 6 Players
How to Play LLAMA
Don’t forget that we have other years Stocking Stuffer of the Year available too! Games like Astro Trash, Fluxx, Timeline and others that continue to provide hours of fun for families.
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 now offers Contactless Pickup from 11 AM – 3 PM Monday – Saturday at all of our stores and a daily Contactless Delivery Service in Green Bay and Appleton – with deliveries between 4 PM and 6 PM Monday – Saturday.
Here’s how Contactless Pickup or Delivery works
We’ll take your online requests on our Facebook Page Messenger anytime, and will process those Monday – Saturday.
We will also take Phone Orders from 11 AM – 3 PM Monday – Saturday at the stores
You will have to pay for your games before we set up the pickup or delivery. We can accept credit cards over the phone or message / email you an invoice you can pay online.
After you have paid we’ll set up the pickup or delivery.
Contactless Deliveries – We deliver Monday – Saturday between 4 -6 PM. The gnomes will call you from in front of your home to verify we are in the right place and ask you to show us where you want the games dropped off. We’ll wait for you to go back inside, then bring the games to your doorstep, give them a disinfectant wipedown and step back to make sure you get them. We will not enter any building for delivery.
Contactless Pickup, You can pick up your games and puzzles between 11 – 3 PM Monday – Saturday. When we get your payment we’ll ask you to call us from our parking lot. We’ll put the games on the Contactless Delivery Table by our front door and go back inside. You then exit your vehicle, grab your games and go!
We are also putting all our inventory online as well – at https:gnomegames.com/shop and you’ll be able to order there for local pickup in a few days
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.
Available in virtually any amount!
Click your favorite design and get a Gnome Games Gift Card today
Green Bay Packer Spot It! has a printing error – and we’ll refund or exchange!
We have just learned that some of the Green Bay Packer Spot It! games have printer errors that include St. Louis Cardinal cards and other anomalies that make the game unplayable.
If you purchased one of these from Gnome Games and would like to return it – please bring it in with your sales receipt and we will refund or exchange your Green Bay Packers Spot It! as we want you to be able to play the game.
We are working with the publisher to get a restock of the correct printing, but this will take some time.
Looking for other great Packer gifts and games? Visit any of the Gnome Games stores!
Pokemon Fans – the Gnome Games Pokemon Club Holiday Fun Day is Saturday December 14th.
Gnome Games invites young Pokemon Fans to join us for the Gnome Games Pokemon Club Holiday Fun Day Saturday December 14th. This event is free and give young Pokemon Fans a chance to write their Pokemon trainer Letters to Santa, Decorate Pokeball Cookies and have a lot of fun with other Pokemon fans! Bring your cards and play or learn more about the Pokemon game.
This event is open to all Pokemon fans, and is designed to be a casual, fun experience for younger Pokemon fans and their families.
Gnome Games hosts Free Pokemon Club Every Saturday at all our stores for kids 12 and under. Older siblings and parents are always welcome
Gnome Games Black Friday, Small Business Saturday – Just Desserts Sale! Friday November 29 – Sunday December 1st
Looking for great deals, free gift wrapping, the best customer service in the world and lots of fun and games? Gnome Games has it for you during our Black Friday, Small Business Saturday, Just Desserts Sale this weekend at all Gnome Games stores
Gnome Games invites you to stop in and grab the latest games and accessories for everyone on your list. We offer Free Gift Wrapping all season long as well as special ordering for those hard to find games.
This weekend we also invite you to stop in for a cup of hot chocolate, coffee or cider while you relax and play one of the games from our game library. You’ll also find some great deals on a lot of games all weekend long.
Plus all weekend long you’ll get your Just Desserts after you spend $40 or more in a single purchase!
FREE BOX BANDS!
Get a FREE BOX BAND with every board game over $40!
Here’s some of the deals you’ll find this weekend:
Watch as we add more goodies to this list – then check it twice, and when they are gone they are gone!
Gnome Games announces the 2019 Stocking Stuffer of the Year – Astro Trash by USAopoly
You’re going to need a slightly bigger stocking this year for the Stocking Stuffer of the Year!
Gnome Games is happy to announce that Astro Trash from the OP Games (USAopoly) has been selected as the 2019 Stocking Stuffer of the Year.
Each year Gnome Games selects one game as the Stocking Stuffer of the Year. The selection criteria include fun factor, replayability, value, and of course the ability to fit inside the normal stocking. The Gnomes do not accept rewards, payment or consideration from the manufacturer in the selection of this award, and evaluate the games by playing them with friends, family, customers, and most importantly with kids as part of the Gnome Games Community Outreach and Family Game Night Program. We do occasionally bend some of the rules in favor of a wonderful choice, as seen in this year’s pick.
Astro Trash is a game in which each player must get rid of all the trash on their planet at the expense of the players to their left and right. Players simultaneously roll three dice and rapidly move the “trash” according to the direction, quantity, and color indicated on the dice. There is no turn taking, so it’s a mad frenzy to try to move all the trash off your planet. The first player to clear all their trash wins the round and is awarded a “Trash Trophy”. Play until someone has 3 trash trophies and they are the winner!
Bonus Stuffer – Bob’s Burgers – Belcher Family Food Fight
There is also a Bob’s Burgers themed version called Belcher Family Food Fight! Same great game, just with burgers instead of planet trash.
For ages 6+ and up to 5 players, Astro Trash is playable in 15 minutes. It’s a great game to play with all ages, but you might need a slightly bigger stocking this year!
Congratulations Astro Trash on being the Gnome Games Stocking 2019 Stuffer of the Year!
Honorable Mentions go out to:
Furry Foodies by the OP Games (Usaopoly)
Bubble Tea by Renegade Game Studios
Point Salad by AEG
So many good games this year! Thank you to all who helped us vote for the Stocking Stuffer of the Year – Astro Trash!
You can find the Stocking Stuffer of this Year and the previous years along with many other great games at any Gnome Games!
It’s time for that great Thanksgiving tradition – no not the parade – the annual Gnome Games Heroclix Turkey Chase! One of our favorite Heroclix events of the year, it’s always a fun tournament. We’ll also have a 3 month X-Men Regenesis Re-do, starting this month, in case you want to get more of those tournament exclusive figures.
Fill up on turkey and mashed potatoes then let’s play Heroclix!
Gnome Games Green Bay West Registration 12:30 pm Tournament Start 1:00 pm Entry $5 The traditional Gnome Games Thanksgiving HeroClix Event returns to the tables.
Each player builds a Modern 400 point team. Each team must include one character with Teleport/Phasing or Hypersonic Speed on its first click as the Turkey. It may not attack and is only able to run away and hide. Players want to protect their Turkey and take out the other player’s Turkey. KO the other player’s Turkey to win the game. Note: The Turkey may not be healed or have any game elements (Feats/Resources/Relics etc.) attached to it. 3 rounds.
Gnome Games Green Bay West Registration 12:30 pm Tournament Start 1:00 pm Tell us you are coming ahead of time – Sign up on the WizKids Event System https://win.wizkids.com/event.php?EVENT_ID=270221 Entry $18 Three month storyline event! All players will get 3 of the tournament only X-Men Regenesis single figure boosters. Players will have to choose which X-Man they will side with: Wolverine or Cyclops. This cannot be changed during the 3 month event. (If you pick Wolverine, you will only be able to win prizes associated with Wolverine, the same with Cyclops, so pick carefully!) Players will then have a chance to trade one figure with another player in their event. Players will build a 200-point HeroClix team out of X-Men Regenesis figures. This will be a Swiss-style event using 2×2 maps. The top finishers each month will earn prizes and points toward the Grand Prize.
In Months 2 and 3, players should bring back their X-Men Regenesis figures from the previous months in case they want to use them on their team or trade them away.
Prize support depends on which faction you choose: Wolverine Faction – #101 Wolverine, Cyclops Faction – #102 Cyclops.
Gnome Games continues our play with the designer program with an unexpected visit from Molly Zeff – the designer and publisher of Wing It on Thursday October 24th at Gnome Games Green Bay East.
“You have to design a fun game for all ages that the players will enjoy telling stories about. You have $33.17 in your savings account, a penguin, can sing in Swahili and once ate a block of cheddar. Tell us the story of your success”
Wing It is a hilarious storytelling and problem-solving game. You and your friends pit your imaginations against each other as you dream up ways to overcome unlikely challenges (…now an eerily well-coordinated horde of angry jelly fish begins to rock the boat until it tips precariously from side to side…) with an even unlikelier set of resources (…and all you have is an ice axe, ten coconuts, a set of snow tires, one pound of leg hair, and a complete collection of Hitchcock films).
Learn about the story of bringing Wing It to the tables, what’ it’s like to be a new game designer and publisher and have some fun playing at the Gnome!
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
Yugioh: Speed Duels
Dungeons and Dragons
Magic: The Gathering
SATURDAY LEARN TO PLAY
Learn to Play KillTeam with General Will
Ages 13+ Saturday, May 4th 10am – Noon Free!
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 Free!
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 $5/player
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 Free!
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!
SUNDAY LEARN TO PLAY
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 $10/player
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 Free!
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 $10/player
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!
Play an assortment of games that require putting together the clues, using your brains, and capturing the culprit! Try some of the actual things detectives use like luminol (used to see stains that may have been cleaned up), take fingerprints, decode special messages, and even practice taking your mugshot!
There are a lot of mystery games and we’re going to play as many as we can!
We have a special case from the makers of Detective a Modern Crime Boardgame – Detective Suburbia – try out this learn to play case set in the suburbs of
Cleveland where you face corruption at its finest.
Decrypto – Send secret codes to your team without being caught while trying to crack the other team’s codes.
– Race around London trying to catch the thief Mr. X as he jumps from hideout to hideout. One player is Mr. X trying to hide from the Scotland Yard detectives while the other players are using the clues Mr. X left behind to catch up and nab the thief!
Mysterium – Try to solve the mystery of the ghost before time runs out! Each round the ghost
gives players clues in the form of cards with dream-like pictures on them. Put the
clues from the ghost together to solve the mystery!
And many more! We
‘re going to get out every mystery game we have, so come in and see how much of a Sherlock you really are!