Solomons Dragon Boat Festival

Solomons Dragon Boat Festival

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Greetings gamers! I'm excited to announce that High Tide Games will be participating in an fun-filled community event next month. The Solomons Dragon Boat Festival features a race of epic proportions on actual dragon shaped boats! 16 rowers paddle in time with a drummer at the helm! Team High Tide will be showcasing their skills as they compete against other local businesses. The event is a fundraiser benefitting adults with developmental disabilities in our local community so if rowing like a Viking isn't in your repertoire you can still help! Here's a link to our team's donations page: https://somdcr.org/donations/hightide/ We already have some rowers lined up, but we're looking for more! Let us know if you'd like to be on the boat! Check out this video of the 2019 final race! https://www.facebook.com/watch/?v=370336023657110

Three Chilling Reign PreRelease Events Left!

Three Chilling Reign PreRelease Events Left!

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We still have three Pokémon Chilling Reign PreRelease Events coming up this weekend! Get your tickets before they sell out. Chilling Reign! Encounter Pokémon from the cold, polar regions of the world and discover the Galarian versions of the legendary birds Articuno, Moltres, and Zapdos! Tickets available for these dates and times: Saturday, June 12th @ 11AM Sunday, June 13th @ 12PM Sunday, June 13th @ 2:30PM We are also offering a special on Battle Styles Booster Boxes - only $100+tax until the end of the weekend! Buy them in store or on our website: Battle Styles Booster Box Sale Check out these awesome pulls from last weekend's prerelease!

Pokémon Chilling Reign PreRelease

Pokémon Chilling Reign PreRelease

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Pokémon Chilling Reign PreRelease Events are filling up fast! Get your tickets before they sell out. As I type this, there are only 9 tickets left for Saturday, June 5th. Chilling Reign! Encounter Pokémon from the cold, polar regions of the world and discover the Galarian versions of the legendary birds Articuno, Moltres, and Zapdos! Tickets available for these dates and times: Saturday June 5th @ 11AM Sunday, June 6th @ 12PM Sunday, June 6th @ 2:30PM Saturday, June 12th @ 11AM Sunday, June 13th @ 12PM Sunday, June 13th @ 2:30PM

Upcoming Special Events

Upcoming Special Events

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In addition to regular, weekly in-store gaming, we also have several special events planned for the near future. Here's an overall list. I will drill down into each one and post links to tickets where applicable below. DATE EVENT TIME June 5th-13th Pokémon Chilling Reign PreRelease Various Times June 11th-13th Modern Horizons 2 PreRelease Various Times June 26th Paint and Take - Dire Troll (*Rescheduled) 12-4PM July 3rd Local Author Book Signing 12PM July 9th-11th Magic the Gathering: Dungeons & Dragons: Adventures in the Forgotten Realms PreRelease Various Times August 7th YuGiOh! Dawn of Majesty Premier 1PM September 18th Pop-Up Gen Con 12PM October 16th Free RPG Day 12PM   Dire Troll Paint and Take: Join us June 26th at 12PM for a Paint & Take! This time we've got a Dire Troll! Paint this fearsome creature up and take it home to add to your collection or use in your next game! (This event had to be rescheduled. It was originally May 29th) Pokemon Chilling Reign PreRelease: Join us for the prerelease of Chilling Reign! Encounter Pokémon from the cold, polar regions of the world and discover the Galarian versions of the legendary birds Articuno, Moltres, and Zapdos! Tickets available for these dates and times: Saturday June 5th @ 11AM Sunday, June 6th @ 12PM Sunday, June 6th @ 2:30PM Saturday, June 12th @ 11AM Sunday, June 13th @ 12PM Sunday, June 13th @ 2:30PM  Modern Horizons 2 PreRelease: Join us for the pre-release of the much-anticipated Modern Horizons 2! Tickets available for these dates and times: Friday, June 11th @ 3PM - Early Bird Friday, June 11th @ 7PM - FNM PreRelease Saturday, June 12th @ 12PM - Two-Headed Giant Saturday, June 12th @ 5PM - Saturday Night Sunday, June 13th @ 1PM - Sunday July 3rd Local Author Book Signing: Robert Lackey - Leonardtown local and author of the historical fiction series 'The Pulaski Saga' will be in the store signing books and chatting with fans from 12-4PM. He will be joined by Karen Janowski - author of the 'The Persistence of Memory' book series. July 9th-11th Magic the Gathering will be entering the plane of Dungeons and Dragons! Join us in the Forgotten Realms for PreRelease! Specific times will be posted as the event nears. August 7th at 1PM - YuGiOh! Dawn of Majesty Premier: Details will be posted as the event nears. September 18th Pop-Up Gen Con: Get a taste of the Gen Con experience without the hassle of traveling! Pop-Up Gen Con attendees can see, demo, and in some cases, purchase games being released exclusively at Gen Con in Indianapolis. October 16th Free RPG Day: The can’t miss RPG event of the year at hobby game stores around the world! We will give away a treasure trove of new and exclusive RPG adventures, previews, and accessories to provide an unparalleled day of roleplaying celebration. Attendees will get to snag cool exclusives, maybe play new games, and be surrounded by like-minded gamers!

Resumption of In-Store Gaming

Resumption of In-Store Gaming

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Greetings gamers!An update on the resumption of in-store gaming...We're all eager to get back into the swing of things. Here's what we've accomplished so far:*Everyone on staff has gotten at least their first shot of vaccine.*We received and assembled brand new gaming tables!*Interviews are taking place this week for more staff to cover events. The current plan is to start back slowly with a few of the bigger gaming groups and add smaller games over time. So far we've settled on the following starting dates, and each event will occur weekly after its starting date going forward: Friday, May 21st @ 6PM - Magic the Gathering Draft NightSaturday, May 22nd @ 5PM - Warhammer 40KFriday, May 28h @ 6PM - St. Mary's Board GamersSaturday, May 29th @ 1PM - YuGiOh Casual Meet-upWednesday, June 2nd @ 6PM - D&D NightSunday, June 6th @ Noon - Pokémon Casual PlaySaturday, June 12th @ 10AM - D&D Teens If you haven't gotten your vaccine yet, do it now so you're ready when in-store gaming starts back up!

Play! Pokémon Team Challenge - Take 2!

Play! Pokémon Team Challenge - Take 2!

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The Play! Pokémon Team Challenge is a Pokémon TCG tournament where local game store teams compete for prizes and glory! The tournament is open to Masters Division players only so your birth date must be 2004 or later to participate. The entire tournament series is 100% virtual and will utilize Pokémon TCG Online, rk9 Labs tournament organizing software, and High Tide Games Discord server. The team for High Tide Games will be formed by the winners of each of four qualifier tournaments that will take place at 2PM on the following dates: Sunday, April 18th Sunday, April 25th Sunday, May 9th Sunday, May 23rd Once the teams are in place for each store, they will compete against teams from other stores in an elimination bracket. Each bracket match will be a 3v3 round-robin competition against another team, with the team that earns five or more wins advancing to the next round. Initially teams will play other stores from their state, and then will be reseated at regional, national, and global levels if they progress. This round will also take approximately 10 weeks, starting on June 2021. The Team Challenge culminates in a Grand Final between the top two stores' teams in late August 2021. To play in the qualifiers, follow these steps: Go to the rk9 Labs website, sign in, and create a quick profile. You'll need your Pokémon Player ID and your Pokémon TCG Online Screen Name so have those ready. Find the tournament you'd like to register for here, click on it, and then click "Go to Registration", and then "Register". Click on "Player Dashboard" at the top, select the tournament you just registered for, and then click "Deck List Creator". Select "New Standard List" and then "Import from PTCGO". Open Pokémon TCG Online, got to "Deck Manager", view the deck you'd like to play in the tournament, and then click "Export Deck". This copies the list to your computer's clipboard. Go back to the rk9 website and right-click and paste into the big text box and then click "Convert deck list". Make sure the list looks correct and then click "Save Standard legal decklist". This will take you back to the Deck List Creator page. Click the circle at the top beside the tournament you're registering for and then click the green "Submit" button near the list below. Now if you go back to your Player Dashboard, you should see "Deck list submitted" as the status. You are all set for the tournament! Just show up on Discord at 2PM on the date of the tournament. If you have any trouble registering, please message us and we will help you. After the end of the qualifiers, High Tide Games will be awarding 1 participation booster pack per round for each local player who plays in a round! The final team members will receive additional booster packs. We don't know which set the packs will be from yet, but they will be from a current set. To get these prizes, you have to be able to personally pick them up at the store. Please keep in mind that we don't have these packs yet and won't be able to hand them out until the end of the qualifiers. We will let everyone know when they're ready to be picked up.

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