Last Minute Holiday Gift Ideas

Last Minute Holiday Gift Ideas

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With Christmas just a few days away and shipping deadlines passed, I thought it might be a good time to promote some of the cool gift-worthy items High Tide Games is proud to carry. Please check out this short newsletter I put together...

Help Us Put A Game on Every Table!

Help Us Put A Game on Every Table!

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We need your help to put a game on every table this holiday season! The "Game on Every Table" program was designed by a fellow game store owner Pat Fuge of Gnome Games in Greenbay, Wisconsin. Several game publishers have joined in to support the program and it is being picked up by Local Game Stores throughout the country. The concept is simple - when someone purchases a game included in the program, they have the option of buying a second copy at half price to put in the Toys for Tots donation box. Local details: This is our first year participating and we got the details figured out a little later than we'd hoped so we're offering games from only one publisher. The good news is that publisher is Haba and their amazing selection is full of family games that I know your family will love and will be perfect additions to every table! Our Toys for Tots pick-up date is Saturday, December 4th. Here's a list of the games we're offering this year:  Brandon the Brave - A tile laying game perfect for players 5-8 years old. It also has a solo play mode that is challenging even for adults! Adventure Land - An award winning adventure game for ages 10 and up.  Air Bears - A magnetic game about travel that is also great for trips! Recommended for ages 4-8. Barnyard Bunch - A cooperative game where players work together to keep animals from straying too far from the farm before sundown.  Cloaked Cats - A cat themed deduction game. Recommended for ages 6-9. Critter Cruise -  A cooperative game themed around Noah's Arc. Recommended for ages 3-7. Dragon Rapid Fire - Take your dragon on an adventure. Recommended for ages 3-6. Dragon's Breath - An action-packed 3 dimensional collecting game. Recommended for ages 5 and up. Hedgehog Haberdash - Decorage hedgehogs in this bright, colorful memory game for ages 3-6. Honga - A tactical game featuring a very hungry sabre toothed tiger. Recommended for ages 8+.  In a Flash! Firefighters - Earn firefighting medals by being the first to untangle and lay out your fire hose. Recommended for ages 5 and up.  Iquazu - A beautifully illustrated adventure game recommended for ages 10 and up.  Karuba the Card Game - Guide your adventurer through the jungle while collecting treasures. Recommended for ages 6 and up.  King of the Dice - Attract citizens to your newly formed kingdom. Recommended for ages 8 and up.  Meduris the Call of the Gods - A Challenging resource building game for ages 10 and up. Miyabi - Design and build a Japanese garden. Recommended for ages 8 and up. Monza - A Car Racing Beginner's Board Game that Encourages Thinking Skills. Recommended for ages Ages 5 and Up.  Mountains - A Collecting Game Requiring Memory, Strategy and a Bit of Luck. Recommended for ages Ages 8 and up.  Rhino Hero - A Heroic 3D Stacking Card Game. Recommended for Ages 5 and Up. Rhino Hero Super Battle - Bigger buildings and more characters are a recipe for fun for all ages!  Unicorn Glitterluck - Follow your unicorn on a journey across poofy clouds and rainbow slides while collecting cloud crystals. Recommended for ages 3 and up. Unicorn Glitterluck: Cloud Stacking - Work together to stack up your over-crowded cloud castle just right. For players ages 4-8.  Valley of the Vikings - Knock Down Barrels & Collect (or Steal) the Most Gold! Recommended for Ages 6 and Up.  Wobble King - Fast Paced Push Your Luck Wobbly Game of Balance and Dexterity. Recommended for Ages 4 and Up.  Snail Sprint - Creep, Crawl and Race to The Finish Line in This Secret Identity Roll & Move Game of Luck and Choice. Recommended for ages 5 and up.  My Very First Games: Building Site - This fun cooperative game has kids working together at the construction site to build a house. Recommended for ages 2 and up.  My Very First Games: Nibble Munch Crunch - Play together and work on colors, shapes, and animals with this collection of small games. Recommended for ages 2 and up. My Very First Games: Tidy Up - A cooperative tidy up game for 1-3 little cleaner-uppers. Includes matching and competitive game variations. Recommended for ages 2 and up.  My Very First Games: Hungry Bear - Fosters memory, dexterity and language skills. For solo play or for up to 3 players. Recommended for ages 2 and up.

Free RPG Day Newsletter

Free RPG Day Newsletter

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I hope this format comes out okay. The newsletter will be available in print tomorrow at the store as well. While supplies last, every player who comes in will get to choose one of the RPG offerings from this year's collection. You can find a sneak peak of the freebies here: https://www.freerpgday.com/ In addition to giving out free stuff, we'll be running demos of featured games all day! These will be one shot adventures with pre-generated characters and are geared towards new and/or inexperienced players. Our GMs are putting lots of work into these games so please come out and support them by playing! One Shot Demos Schedule: 12 Noon - Victoriana with Rich B.1PM - Vampire with Shaun W.2PM - Soulbound with Blake L.3PM - Zombicide RPG with Matt T.4PM - Star Trek Adventures with Rebecca (Yay me!) We hope to see you all there!

Vampire: The Masquerade 5th Edition

Vampire: The Masquerade 5th Edition

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The nights are long, but never long enough. You are Kindred, cursed to hide from the sun and drink the blood of mortals forever... or until you meet your Final Death at the hands of circumstance, the Second Inquisition, or the fiendish nightly machinations of your kind. Vampire: The Masquerade is a storytelling game of personal and political horror. Take on the role of a vampire, blessed with supernatural strength and cursed with damnation, struggling to maintain your humanity in an endless night. Get caught up in the schemes of the Camarilla, an organization dedicated to maintaining order among the undead, or cast off the chains of the ivory tower and live free as an Anarch. There are things to be gained, and lost, in any choice. We are all stocked up on Vampire: The Masquerade 5th Edition books!

COVID Precautions

COVID Precautions

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I'm very sad to have to make yet another post about COVID-19. We've been monitoring local case numbers and we're very worried about the increase in number of cases in St. Mary's county. Given the current situation, we will be doing the following: Innistrad: Midnight Hunt PreRelease scheduled 9/17-9/19 will still take place with reduced capacity and the option to play on outside tables. We'll also be offering "PreRelease at Home" to anyone who doesn't feel comfortable coming in to the store to play. Here's the link to all of those options: Innistrad: Midnight Hunt PreRelease Options The Pop Up Gen Con scheduled for 9/18 at 5PM will still take place with reduced capacity and the option to play on outside tables. Badges can be purchased on the Pop Up Gen Con website or in person. Everyone is encouraged to mask as often as possible while inside the store. We ask that unvaccinated players please use the outside or at home options. We have no way to verify vaccination status, but we sincerely hope everyone complies for their own safety and the health of all of our loved ones who can't yet get a vaccine. More announcements will be made about events further out than these as soon. Thank you for your understanding and cooperation. Please stay safe everyone! ~Rebecca

What's the most bizarre thing you've ever snagged while fishing?

What's the most bizarre thing you've ever snagged while fishing?

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What's the most bizarre thing you've ever snagged while fishing? I hope it was less frightening than what the unsuspecting fisherman on this card caught! This is an exclusive Innistrad: Midnight Hunt preview card given to us directly from Wizards of the Coast to share with our community before anyone else gets to see it!

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