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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!)
$10/player

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

 

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!

 

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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!

ALL ABOARD!

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!

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GBE – December Board Games: Holiday Fun!

‘Tis the Season… For FUN!

Join us every Saturday in December as we show off some games you are sure to add to your favorites!

December 1st: Stocking Stuffer of the Year!

1pm – 3pm
Ages: 8+
Time: 30mins

The Gnomes will reveal our selected stocking stuffer of the year! Be the first to try out this years selected game and re-play stocking stuffer games from past years such as: Suspend, Spot it, Flux and more!
DON’T FORGET: The Gnomes will gift-wrap any game purchases!

December 8th: Ticket To Ride – North Pole Express SPECIAL EVENT!

1pm – 3pm
Ages: 8+
Time: 45mins

ALL ABOARD! You and your family are invited to climb aboard the North Pole Express! Come in your warm pajamas, enjoy hot cocoa, warm cookies and learn to play 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.

 

December 15th: 8-Bit Box

1pm – 3pm
Ages 8+
Time: 15 – 60mins

Inspired by retrogaming, 8Bit Box contains everything to recreate the sensations we all had playing classic games from the 80s. With the controllers in your hands, live a new gaming experience to share with your friends.

 

December 22nd: Gizmos

1pm – 3pm
Ages 12+
Time: 45mins

The smartest minds of our generation are gathering together at the Great Science Fair. Everyone’s been working hard on their creations, but only one will be crowned champion. Contestants will have to think on the fly, building their machines quickly and efficiently. Whose project will be the best?

In Gizmos, players take on the role of inventors, trying to create the most magnificent of machines. Using the four types of energy marbles, plucked from the innovative 3D marble dispenser, they will purchase and construct new additions to their works. As they build, new attachments can trigger chain reactions, letting them do even more on their turn. The player that builds the greatest machine and collects the most victory points is declared the winner.

December 29th: Thanos Rising – Avengers Infinity War

 

1pm – 3pm
Ages 10+
Time: 60mins

Thanos Rising – Avengers: Infinity War is a cooperative dice and card game for 2-4 players. In the game, players will recruit heroes and assemble a team to face off against Thanos and his villainous forces in an effort to thwart him from accomplishing his master plan – collecting all six Infinity Stones to power the Infinity Gauntlet and wreak havoc on the very fabric of reality.

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GBE – Saturday Board Games: November Thankful For FUN!

Celebrate friends and the games that bring us together this November!

Gnome Games Green Bay East celebrates friends and fun with this series of Learn to Play events! Join us every Saturday from 1pm to 3pm as we teach you how to play some excellent games. Bring your friends or make some new ones!

November 3rd – Cogs And Commissars

1pm – 3pm
2-6 Players
Ages 14+
45 Minutes

The Revolution Will Be Mechanized!

Cogs and Commissars is a clever card game of glorious robot revolution, where players control the means of production.

You are an inspirational leader! You might take the role of the Artificial Stalintelligence, Simulenin, or Gorobotchev, among others.

For the motherboard!

 

November 10th – SPECIAL EVENT: THANKSGAMING!  

10AM – 6PM
Everyone Welcome
All Ages!

Gnome Games invites you to Thanksgaming!

All are welcome at our tables
Let there not be an empty seat in the house.
Fill the halls with laughter and grand conversation
May new friendships be created
And old ones renewed.
May we all be thankful for the opportunity to play together.

 

November 17th – Code Names!

1pm – 3pm
4-8 Players
Ages 14+
15 Minutes

The two rival spymasters know the secret identities of 25 agents. Their teammates know the agents only by their CODENAMES.

The teams compete to see who can make contact with all of their agents first. Spymasters give one-word clues that can point to multiple words on the board. Their teammates try to guess words of the right color while avoiding those that belong to the opposing team. And everyone wants to avoid the assassin.

Codenames: win or lose, it’s fun to figure out the clues.

 

November 24th – Smash Up! + Hearthstone Fireside!

1pm – 3pm
2-4 Players
Ages 13+
30 Minutes

Join us the last Saturday of the month for our merger of Tabletop and Digital Gaming! For November we will be Hosting a Fireside Gathering for Hearthstone and teaching the Smash Up physical game!

Smash Up Learn to Play:

Smash Up, designed by Paul Peterson, is the Shufflebuilding game from Alderac Entertainment Group.  In Smash Up players draft two faction decks, such as pirates, ninja, robots, zombies, and more, and combine them into a force to be reckoned with!

It may sound simple, but how simple is it when the Zombie-Ninja deck Assassinates your minions then creates an Outbreak, loading the Base with minions from their discard pile?

Or when the Pirate-Dinosaurs Full Sail onto the base with the mighty King Rex, whose massive power dwarfs that of other minions?

Each combination gives a different experience, Pirate-Aliens play very different than Pirate-Zombies, and with 8 factions in the base set there are 64 combinations to try out and every expansion set increases the options exponentially!

Hearthstone: Fireside Gathering

For our Hearthstone Tavern Founding Event we will be keeping it casual! Bring your mobile device or laptop (we have wi-fi and power outlets) and battle other Hearthstone players from around the area!

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GBE – Kill Team Campaign!

Gnome Games Kill Team Campaign

When: October 13th – December 15th
Where: Gnome Games Green Bay East
Cost: $5/player (covers the entire league)

What is the Kill Team Campaign

Each player will chose an army and begin the campaign with a total of 32 resources split into 4 categories. Using the rules outlined on page 63 of the Kill Team Core manual players will fight out 100 point matches using a “Battle-forged” Kill Team. The player that loses the mission will also lose some of their precious resources as determined by the scenario.

If any of your resource categories fall to 0 support from your faction is pulled! If this happens don’t fret you still may play league games but as part of the guerrilla faction! There are even special prizes for the guerrilla player that plays the most games!

When can I play?

Players are encouraged to play on Saturdays, however league games may be played any time during the week. Players should report their games and update their resource cards as their games finish. A league week runs from Saturday morning to the following Friday night.

Spoils of war! Fabulous Prizes!

Participation prizes are given out weekly, the first time a player checks in that week. These include “Tactics” cards that give players cool in-game benifits! In addition if you play at least one game each week in a 3 week period you get the following:

  • Oct. 13th – Nov. 2nd: Play in all 3 weeks to earn a pair of Kill Team Counter Spinners!
  • Nov. 3rd – Nov. 23rd: Play in all 3 weeks to earn a set of Unique Kill Team Dice!
  • Nov. 24th – Dec. 15th: Play in all 3 weeks to earn set of Unique Kill Team Objective Markers!

Also, at the end of each 3 week period, the player from each faction with the most remaining resources will receive a “Best in Faction” button to show off their tactical skills! If a player has lost their faction and are fighting for the guerrillas, they will be awarded the Best Guerrilla button if they have played the most games (only applicable in league section 2 and 3).

The Best Overall Kill Team (the single team with the most resource points) will be awarded a Prize Medal as follows:

  • Nov. 3rd – Nov. 23rd: Silver Medal
  • Nov. 24th – Dec. 15th: Gold Medal
  • Oct. 13th – Nov. 2nd: Bronze Medal

If you have any questions about the league, stop in and ask!

October 13th will be the league kickoff so come in and unleash some carnage!

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GBE – Saturday Board Games: October Monster FUN!

Looking for some MONSTER FUN for your Saturdays?

Gnome Games Green Bay East has you covered with our series of Learn to Play events! Join us every Saturday from 1pm to 3pm as we teach you how to play some excellent games. Bring your friends or make some new ones!

October 6th – King of Tokyo

1pm – 3pm
2-6 Players
Ages 8+
30 Minutes

Play mutant monsters, gigantic robots and other monstrous creatures, rampaging the city and vying for position as the one and only King of Tokyo!

Combine your dice to gather energy, heal your monster or just slap the other monsters down! Spend your energy to trigger permanent or one-shot special powers: a second head, body armor, nova death ray…

October 13th – Zombicide: Black Plague

1pm – 3pm
1-6 Players
Ages 13+
60 Minutes

Zombicide: Black Plague is a standalone cooperative boardgame that brings the relentless zombie-killing action of Zombicide into a brand new fantasy setting!

October 20th – Betrayal at House on the Hill

1pm – 3pm
3-6 Players
Ages 12+
60 Minutes

The creak of footsteps on the stairs, the smell of something foul and dead, the feel of something crawling down your back – this and more can be found this award-winning and highly acclaimed game of strategy and horror!

 

October 27th – Boss Monster + Hearthstone Fireside!

1pm – 3pm
2-4 Players
Ages 13+
30 Minutes

Join us the last Saturday of the month for our merger of Tabletop and Digital Gaming! For October we will be Hosting a Fireside Gathering for Hearthstone and teaching the Boss Monster physical game!

Boss Monster Learn to Play:

Inspired by classic video games, Boss Monster challenges you to become a villain, build a dungeon, lure adventurers, and destroy them! Will you create the most enticing and deadly dungeon and be crowned Boss Monster Champion?

Hearthstone: Fireside Gathering

For our Hearthstone Tavern Founding Event we will be keeping it casual! Bring your mobile device or laptop (we have wi-fi and power outlets) and battle other Hearthstone players from around the area! Try your hand at October’s Fireside Brawl format: It’s High Noon! More information for the format and gathering can be found Here!

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Boldly Go! Star Trek at Gnome Games Green Bay East!

Star Trek Role-playing comes to Gnome Games!

Stardate: 47634.44 – September has arrived on Earth, Starfleet sensors have discovered several anomalies. Your ship is the only one in the sector and you have orders to investigate!

Each Thursday in September, Gnome Games Green Bay East will be hosting missions for the Star Trek Adventures Living Campaign! Enlist in Starfleet – Mission briefings below!

Want to create a Star Fleet Character – Start here! https://geekandsundry.com/how-to-build-a-star-trek-adventures-rpg-character-featuring-william-riker/ 

Ticketing is located at the bottom of the page!

September 6th – Decision Point
6pm – 8pm

Image result for star trek science vesselYour ship has been ordered to search for the S.S. Tesla, a science ship that went missing 6 weeks ago. However, the ship and her crew went missing in a region of space that has numerous spatial and temporal anomalies that could play havoc on a ship’s systems and crew. Eighteen hours ago, sensors picked up a plasma trail, and you have set course to follow it.

Seating is limited, tickets go on sale August 31st!

September 13th – Doomed to Repeat the Past
6pm – 8pm

Starfleet has received a message from the Klingon Empire requesting aid for a dangerous plague that was thought to be long dead. Your ship has been sent to deliver not only medical supplies to the Empire, but also Starfleet’s knowledge on the virus, it’s long and troubled past, and a potential cure.

Seating is limited, tickets go on sale September 7th!

September 20th – Fading Suns
6pm – 8pm

You have been ordered to deliver scientific equipment to Epsilon 19, a scientific research station in the Osarin system. The star in the Osarin system is collapsing at a very unusual rate and is also emitting triolic waves for unknown reasons. Once your ship has dropped you and the equipment at the station, it sets a course to the star to gather some close-range data. While on the station, you are invited to dinner along with the station commander, and an unusual guest.

Seating is limited, tickets go on sale September 14th!

September 27th – Convoy SE-119
6pm – 8pm

You and your crew must escort a convoy of merchant vessels carrying supplies to a remote research outpost deep within the Shackleton Expanse. Accompanying you as escort is the Klingon bird-of-prey I.K.S. Mupwl’ (Hammer), which is under the command of a unique Klingon warrior.

Seating is limited, tickets go on sale September 21st!

GBE – Star Trek Adventures

Star Trek Adventures

Stardate: 47634.44 – September has arrived on Earth, Starfleet sensors have discovered several anomalies. Your ship is the only one in the sector and you have orders to investigate!

Each Thursday in September, Gnome Games Green Bay East will be hosting missions for the Star Trek Adventures Living Campaign!

Tickets become available 1 week prior to the event.
Seating is limited so be sure to preregister and save your seat HERE!