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PHD and The Army Painter Miniature Painting Competion – Test Your Painting Skills!

Gnome Games, Army Painter and PHD Distribution invite you to paint your miniature and win big prizes in the Into the Darkness Painting Contest!

Break out your brushes and pop the caps off your paints! The Army Painter and Peachstate Hobby Distribution have joined forces once again to bring an exciting miniature competition to all Gnome Games stores!

The Army Painter: Into the Darkness Painting Competition will allow you to compete nationally with other minis painters for some awesome prizes.

With this national competition, someone will be promoted to the top miniature painter at each Gnome Games store and receive a $50 store credit for The Army Painter products.

Then, each store’s winner will move on to the finals in which the Best of the Best will win The Grand Prize: The Limited Edition Wargamers Complete Paint Set valued at $350!

The Rules:

  • Register for the store competition at the store of your choice when you purchase your miniature. We’ll log it and get a “before” picture. All miniatures entered into the contest must be purchased at the store where you enter.
    Then begin painting! Bring it back for judging on or before December 6. A winner will be announced by December 8 for each store.
  • You may only submit one miniature for judging in this competition per store.
  • We’ll be taking pictures of the winner and the winning mini and sending them to PHD for the national judging. Gnome Games and PHD will be posting all entries to Facebook. PHD will be posting all the store winners to their Facebook page so everyone can enjoy the amazing work of all the epic-level painters!

The Details:

  • The competition theme for the participating miniatures is “Into the Darkness” where the only criteria is creatures or humanoids that reside in or venture into the deep recesses of the earth. They must fit on a 40mm base or smaller. If a miniature that does not fit into this category should win a store competition, and is submitted for final judging, that miniature may be excluded at the sole discretion of our expert panel of judges.
  • Miniatures must be entered into the store where they are purchases – so remember to check in when you buy your mini!
  • On, or before 9 PM , December 6, 2019, all minis must have been brought into the store for photographing and final entry. The store winner will be announced by December 8, 2019.
  • At that time, each store will award the winning painter with their $50 The Army Painter credit.
  • Each store will take additional color pictures of the winner and winning miniature to send to the national competition.
  • The winning store entry will be announced on December 15, 2019 via PHDs Facebook page.
  • Please note that our judging panel’s decision is final and no correspondence will be replied to regarding selection of the winning entry.
  • By registering for the competition, customers agree to allow PHD, Army Painter and Gnome Games full use of ALL submitted images and photographs for marketing and promotional purposes.

The Prizes:

  • The Limited Edition Wargamers Complete Paint Set will be awarded to the best overall figure from the submissions of all of the participating store winners.
  • Each store winner will receive $50 in store credit for The Army Painter products.
  • Want to follow along and see all the cool minis? During the event period follow the hashtags: @TheArmyPainter  #TheArmyPainter  #BornFromGaming  #Warpaints  #Quickshade  #IntoDarkness  #DungeonsAndDragons  #DnD
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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!