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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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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!

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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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We’re having a Tea Party – A Dragon Society Tea Party, that is!

You are Cordially Invited to Attend a Dragon Society Tea Party at Gnome Games! Saturday October 6 at 1 PM

Gnome Games Green Bay West is hosting a Learn to Play and Tea Dragon Society Tea Party to celebrate the world of the Tea Dragon Society! We are teaching the Tea Dragon Society Card Game, based on the comic by Katie O’Neill, sipping tea, and coloring our very own Tea Dragons!

There will be Gnome Games staff on hand to teach the Tea Dragon Society Card Game, serve delicious hot tea and enjoy the tea party with. We will also have Tea Dragon Society coloring pages available if you’d like to relax between games and design your very own Tea Dragon to take home with you.

What are Tea Dragons?

Tea Dragons are a specially bred and domesticated kind of dragon. They bond with a specific person, and as they build memories together their horns grow tea leaves over time. Their owner can carefully harvest and brew these leaves to relive memories they have had together! Tea Dragons provide companionship but require tons of care and attention. Owners must keep the Tea Dragons properly fed, groomed, entertained and provide ample sleeping time to keep their dragons happy and healthy. 

How does the Tea Dragon Society Card Game work?

The Tea Dragon Society Card Game puts you in charge of one of four particular types of Tea Dragon (Rooibos, Ginseng, Chamomile or Jasmine) as you play through four seasons caring for them and making memories! The player who can best tend to their Tea Dragon and build the most memories will be the winner at the end of the game! The mechanics of the game are easy to learn and fun for all ages.

When is the Tea Dragon Society Tea Party?

Saturday, October 6th

1:00 pm

Gnome Games Green Bay West

This event will be family-friendly and ALL ages are invited to attend! Everyone is welcome to dress up for high tea, but are by no means required to! We hope to see you there!

The Tea Dragon Society Tea Party is free – and if you RSVP before October 4th you will have a chance to take home one of the demo games from the event!
Just sign up to let us know you are coming.  RSVP at the bottom of this page!

Want more Board Game Fun at Gnome Games? Our Green Bay West store hosts a board game night every Friday at 6:00 pm with a different featured game to learn to play!


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Learn to Play Bolt Action – Saturday November 18 Green Bay East

Learn to Play Bolt Action

Learn to play Bolt Action at Gnome Games Green Bay East Saturday Nov. 18.

Learn to play Bolt Action on Saturday November 18th from 1 – 3 PM at Gnome Games Green Bay East. If you are a World War II history buff, a tabletop wargamer or just want to see what Bolt Action is all about this is an event you won’t want to miss.

Learn to Play Bolt Action

Gnome Games Green Bay East
Saturday November 18
1 PM – 3 PM

Bolt Action is a historical 28mm World War II tabletop wargame, using miniature soldiers, tanks and terrain to fight battles in the shattered towns of occupied France, the frozen steppes of Russia or even the sweltering jungles of the Pacific. Players assemble their units and take to the tabletop battlefields using the Bolt Action rules.

Bolt Action

World War II Wargaming

From Blitzkrieg to North Africa, from the Russian Front to the D-Day Landings, Bolt Action puts YOU in command of the most brutal and famous battles of the Second World War.

Assemble and paint your brave men and armoured tanks, field them on a table-top battlefield, and use all your strategy, cunning and luck to defeat your opponent.