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Magic: Eldraine Season Finale Events at GBE!

 

Eldraine Season Finale Events at Gnome Games Green Bay East (GBE)

2019 is coming to a close, and with it the final chapter in our Throne of Eldraine Events!

The staff at Gnome Games Green Bay East  invite you to come celebrate some of your favorite Magic formats: Commander, Standard and Pioneer! Each Season Finale Event is FREE if you have played in any Throne of Eldraine Season Event at any Gnome Games location (there are still plenty of chances to play prior – be sure to check out our Magic Calendar!)

Finale Event List

Melee Under the Mistletoe!
Format: Commander + Two Headed Giant (see below)
Monday, December 23rd – 6:30 pm sharp!
Entry Fee: FREE!*

Bring your better half, best friend, casual acquaintance that plays magic, or attempt to find another lone player before the event and get ready for some 2 headed commander fun! Each team will be paired against another team, Team starting life total will be 60. A team can be eliminated via 21 General damage from a SINGLE general, not both combined or total of 15 poison counters. If you have any questions about 2 Headed Giant stop in and ask or check out the wizards 2HG article HERE
Each member of the winning team will receive 1 Throne of Eldraine Promo Pack!
Bonus: Ugly Sweater contest!
Both members of the team with the ugliest holiday sweaters (as decided by the Gnome Games Staff) will receive a Premium Promo Pack!

New Years Eve: Standard Season Finale!
Format: Standard
Tuesday, December 31st 6:00 pm sharp!
Entry Fee: FREE!*

Come and enjoy our final Standard Format tournament of 2019! We will be playing 3 rounds of swiss with prizes based on record at the end of the 3rd round. Additional random door prizes may be added based on attendance – so bring a friend!
0/3 – Throne of Eldraine booster pack
1/2 – extra promo card pull + Throne of Eldraine booster pack
2/1 – extra promo card pull + promo pack
3/0 – extra promo card pull + promo pack + premium promo pack!

This event should wrap up before 8:30 pm so you will still have plenty of time to get to your New Years Eve Parties!

Pioneer Season Finale!
Format: Pioneer (format information HERE)
Friday, January 3rd – 6:00pm sharp!
Entry Fee: FREE!*

Come and enjoy our First Pioneer event of 2020! We will be playing 3 rounds of swiss with prizes based on record at the end of the 3rd round. Additional random door prizes may be added based on attendance – so bring a friend!

0/3 – Throne of Eldraine booster pack
1/2 – extra promo card pull + Throne of Eldraine booster pack
2/1 – extra promo card pull + promo pack
3/0 – extra promo card pull + promo pack + premium promo pack!

*Entry to each of the Season Finale events is free for any participants that have played at any Gnome Games location during the Throne of Eldraine season. Players may still participate if they haven’t played by paying a $5 entry fee.

What’s Next? THEROS: BEYOND DEATH!

The closing of a season means the next set is just around the corner. Clear your schedule for the pre-release weekend: January 17th, 18th and 19th so you can join us as we return to Theros!

Pre-orders for booster boxes are now open, so stop in to your favorite Gnome Games and reserve yours today!

Thank You!

All of the staff at Gnome Games want to thank each and every one of you who have come out to our events this year. You all have made 2019, well… MAGIC!

As we enter the new season of Magic (Theros: Beyond Death) we want to hear from you! Do you like how the promo packs have gone out? Would you like to see a new event, or an event on a different day/time? Do you have any other questions or comments?
Let us know via our Facebook page (Gnome Games Green Bay East) or via email: [email protected]

Again, Thank You ALL!
-The Gnomes

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POWER UP – KeyForge Chainbound Events!

Welcome to the Time of Triumph!

Calling all Archons! Æmbershards are up for grabs!

The day is still young, but there are now many more Vaults awaiting your discovery. Within them? Many secrets… and a myriad of valuable Æmbershards, which you may exchange for prizes at Vault Tours and any other keyforge events that feature a Prize Wall.

And now—in the Time of Triumph —you can enrich your Master Vault account with even more of these elusive Æmbershards by participating in the ChainBound events held at all Gnome Games locations!

In order to play in chainbound events players are REQUIRED to have a Master Vault QR code (can be printed or on phone). If you need help finding or setting up your account stop in early for your event!

Your QR code is located in the Master Vault app or on the https://www.keyforgegame.com/ under your login
Example:

When are Chainbound events?

Gnome Games Green Bay East (GBE)
1683 E. Mason Street, Green Bay, WI, 54302
Every Friday at 5:30pm
Formats: Each week will be Single Archon Best of One, except the fourth week in each month which will be Sealed Archon Best of One.
Cost: $5 for Single Archon, $15 for Sealed Archon

Gnome Games Green Bay West (GBW)
2160 S. Ridge Road, Green Bay, WI, 54304
Every Saturday at 2pm
Formats: Each week will be Single Archon Best of One, except the seccond Saturday in each month which will be Sealed Archon Best of One.
Cost: $5 for Single Archon, $15 for Sealed Archon

Gnome Games Appleton East (APE)
W3192 County Rd KK Suite H, Appleton, WI 54915
Every Sunday at 1pm
Formats: Each week will be Single Archon Best of One, except the third Sunday in each month which will be Sealed Archon Best of One.
Cost: $5 for Single Archon, $15 for Sealed Archon

What are these fabulous Prizes?

Prizes include the following:

  • 1 Æmbershard will be added to your Master Vault for entering a Chainbound Event
  • 1 Æmbershard will be added to your Master Vault for each game you win
  • 1 Archon Deck will be added to the prize pool for every 2 players entered. Half of the prize decks will be given to top finishing players, the other half will be given out randomly – determined by the TO.
  • Participation – House specific Promo Cards for Æmber, Power and Stun (depending on season, while supplies last!)

How do I improve my Power?

Power level and Handicap Chains are an awesome way to prove your skill as well as balance the local meta! Chains will be assigned or reduced at the end of each event using the following charts. Your decks power rating (based on accumulated chains is listed in column 3). Will you get your favorite Archon to power level 4!?

4-8 Players (3 Rounds)

9+ Players (4 Rounds)

Power Levels

  • 1 or 0 wins = subtract 1 Chain
  • 2 wins = add 2 Chains
  • 3 wins = add 3 Chains
  • 1 or 0 wins = subtract 1 Chain
  • 2 wins = no change
  • 3 wins = add 3 Chains
  • 4 wins = add 4 Chains
  • 1-6 Chains = Power Level 1
  • 7-12 Chains = Power Level 2
  • 13-18 Chains = Power Level 3
  • 19-24 Chains = Power Level 4
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Green Bay East – January KeyForge Events!

January KeyForge at Green Bay East!

Let the Tournaments BEGIN!

Gnome Games Green Bay East will be kicking off “The Year of the Forge” with a plethora of organized play opportunities for new and experienced Players alike! Choose your Archons carefully, gather your Æmber hastily and FORGE SOME KEYS!

Events

All of the following events are at our Green Bay East Location
1683 E. Mason Street, Green Bay WI

Forge Friday League
January 4th, 11th and 25th
5pm to 10pm – Cost: FREE!
Format: Open Play

Join other local players and spar with one another to prepare yourself for battle! NEW PLAYERS ALWAYS WELCOME! Be sure to stop in and play each week to collect your Discovery Season Token Card!*

Forge Friday Special Event: January Tournament!
(METAL KEYS & WILD WORMHOLE PLAYMAT!)

January 18th
5:30pm Tournament Start – Cost: $5/player!
Format: 2 Archon Survival (Bring 2 decks)

It’s time to test your skills! Bring your favorite two archon decks and battle in best of 1 matches! When an Archon is defeated it is eliminated from the tournament. If a player loses both archons they are eliminated, so play smart and FORGE THOSE KEYS! See below for prizes*

KeyForge Sunday Tournament: Sealed
January 6th
1PM Tournament Start – Cost $15/player
Format: 1 Deck Sealed

Forge a great beginning to the new year! Each player gets a brand new sealed Archon deck and games will be played as best of 1 matches. Will you adapt to your new Archon or will you be locked outside the prize vault? See below for prizes*

KeyForge Sunday Tournament: Triad
January 13th
1PM Tournament Start – Cost $5/player
Format: Triad (Bring 3 decks)

Each player will bring 3 decks that they can use throughout the tournament. At the start of each round, your opponent will “bench” one of them making that deck unusable for that match. Each round consists of a best-of-three match. When a player wins a game, they must switch to their other deck for the rest of the match. This means that a player must win a game with each of their non-benched decks to win the match. See below for prizes*

KeyForge Sunday Tournament: Adaptive
January 20th
1PM Tournament Start – Cost $5/player
Format: Adaptave (Bring 1 deck)

Each round of this tournament consists of best-of-three matches. Players use their own deck for game one. Players use their opponent’s deck game two. If the third game occurs, players bid chains to use the deck which won both of the previous games. The player who brought the deck starts by bidding 0 chains, and then the players take turns outbidding each other until a player declines to bid higher. The player who bid the highest uses that deck for the third game (with their bid number of chains applied at the start). See below for prizes*

KeyForge Sunday Tournament: Reversal
January 27th
1PM Tournament Start – Cost $5/player
Format: Reversal (Bring your single worst deck)

Each player brings a deck to the tournament which they believe is challenging to win with. Each round of this best of 1 tournament, opponents temporarily swap decks, and try to win the round with the deck their opponent brought. Players will keep the deck they originally bring.

FABULOUS PRIZES!

During the Month of January we will be using the contents of the KeyForge Discovery Prize Kit!

Friday League Check-in

  • Players will receive 1 Power Token Card each week they play *While Supplies Last!
  • Players will each get to add 1 Vote to the house of their choice for the 2019 Active House Challenge

Sunday Tournament Prizing

  • The Winning player at the end of each event will receive a set of Metal Damage Tokens!
  • The Winning player will get a sealed Archon Deck!
  • The top 4 players will each get a set of 3 Stun Token Cards.
  • Each player will get a House specific Chain Tracking card of their choice (while supplies last)
  • For every 2 players entered in the event, 1 Archon deck will be randomly given out.

Friday Special Tournament Prizing (January 18th)

  • The Winning player at the end of this event will get choice of a Wild Wormhole Playmat or a set of Metal Keys!
  • The 2nd place player will get item not chosen by the winning player!
  • The Winning player will get a sealed Archon Deck!
  • Each player will get a power token card (while supplies last)
  • For every 2 players entered in the event, 1 Archon deck will be added to the prize pool.

 

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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!

December Pokemon League Challenge – GBE

Join us for the December Pokemon League Challenge at Gnome Games Green Bay East

Pokemon Trainers it’s time for the December League Challenge at Gnome Games Green Bay East.

Get started in the world of competitive Pokémon TCG play at League Challenge tournaments. League Challenges are smaller entry-level events on a local scale. In Pokémon TCG League Challenge tournaments, players can earn Championship Points and work toward earning an invitation to the Pokemon World Championships!

December League Challenge

Sunday December 15th
Gnome Games Green Bay East
Registration opens at 12:30
Tournament Seats at 1:00
Entry $5
Standard Format
Best of 1, 30 Minute Rounds
Decklists are required

League Challenge events are open to all players. Entry fee for all players is $5.

Players need to bring their own legal 60-card deck.  This event is Standard Format, and decklists are required for all players. You can learn more about Standard Format Here

Decklists must be turned in when you register for the event.

League Challenge events consist of only Swiss rounds; there is no top cut to single-elimination rounds.

Players must have a Pokémon Trainer Club account with a Player ID attached, and must have opted in to the Play! Pokémon program in order to earn points and prizes. All participants will receive 1 Play! Point just for playing, and the top four players in each age division will win a special promo card.  You can get a Free POP ID at any Gnome Games Pokemon League or at the League Challenge.

Learn more about Pokemon League Challenges here https://www.pokemon.com/us/play-pokemon/pokemon-events/pokemon-tournaments/tcg-league-challenge/