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Oct. 28th, 2010


gilvan_blight

November 5th - Games and Grads at the GreenBean

The Windsor Gaming Resource is teaming up with the University of Windsor Graduate Student Society to host an evening of gaming on November 5th. This event will be held at the Green Bean Cafe and will run from 6:00PM until 11:00PM.

The Green Bean is a relatively new independent coffee house that I have been told has great coffee as well as a full dinner and lunch menu. They are located at 2320 Wyandotte St W. (Lower Level). You can find out more about The Green Bean here: http://www.greenbeancoffee.info/ The Cafe is providing us this space for free so please show your support and thanks by buying something to drink and eat.

As far as the gaming goes you can expect the usual mix of games from one of our Games and Grub events. A mix ranging from casual to strategic, from Ameritrash to Eurogame and pretty much everything in between. For example at our last event we had The Great Dalmuti, Shadows over Camelot, Modern Art, Hex Hex DX, Hive, Caylus, Agricola and more.

This is a casual event organized to get some people out to try some new games and to get a chance to play the games they love. This mixing of the WGR and the GSS is a great opportunity for people to meet and interact with other local gamers.

If you have any questions or comments please post here and we will do our best to answer them.

Original Thread on the Windsor Gaming Resource forum: http://wgamingresource.proboards.com/index.cgi?action=display&board=local&thread=7117#ixzz13fiFafgp

Oct. 12th, 2010


gilvan_blight

Free Miniature Painting Event This Saturday - October 16th

The Windsor Gaming Resource has teamed up with Hugin and Munin, Dark Elf Productions and Eastern Front Studios to bring you an afternoon of miniature painting on October 16th.

This will be a social event in which Windsor area painters and prospective painters can gather together to hang out, paint and share tips and tricks. No prior miniature painting experience is necessary and there will be seasoned painters on hand more then willing to show you the ropes.

Mick Leach of Eastern Front Studios has generously agreed to donate miniatures for this event in celebration of the re-launch of Eastern Front Studios!

In addition to Eastern Front Studios miniatures, we will have brushes and paints available for everyone to use, but if you wish to bring your own paints and/or minis you are welcome to do so.

This is mainly meant to be a social event but a little competition never hurt anyone. Mick has asked to judge a painting contest and will be awarding a special prize to the best painted Eastern Front Miniature of the day. In addition we will be having some other less serious contests and prizes.

Dark Elf Productions will be on site taking photos and video of this event to help Eastern Front publicize their re-launch.

This event will be 100% free to participate in, but we do have a limited number of Eastern Front Miniatures to give out. Therefore we will be taking sign ups for this event. The first 16 people to sign up will receive a free miniature. People above and beyond this number are still more then willing to come out and see what painting is all about, bring their own mini to paint or just come to chat and meet other gamers.

The event is being hosted at Hugin and Munin, 1664 Tecumseh Rd. E., Windsor Ontario. on October 16th and will run from noon until 5:00PM

Please reply here or stop in and see Ian at Hugin and Munin to sign up.

Note this event is running concurrently with our RPG Book Swap, where gamers will have a chance to trade in their old books and modules for stuff they can use!

The WGR on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/home.php#/group.php?gid=78735722971

The WGR is also on Twitter: http://twitter.com/windsorgaming/

Sep. 25th, 2010

Con-G Pimpin'

kittycanuck

Please Help Con-G Bring w00tstock to Guelph/KW!

Con-G has a chance to bring w00tstock to the Guelph/Kitchener-Waterloo area, but we need your help to do it!


To help out, simply "Like" our Facebook Page here!



What is w00tstock? Billed as "3 hours of geeks and music", it’s a fun-filled evening hosted by television host/special-effects artist Adam Savage ("MythBusters"), actor/author/blogger Wil Wheaton ("Star Trek: TNG", "Stand By Me") and music-comedy duo Paul & Storm (The Internet, Da Vinci’s Notebook) with additional guests based on location! These guys are awesome.

Songs, readings, comedy, short films, it’s the best parts of the huge US conventions all distilled into 3 hours.

Planning is in the early stages, and nothing is guaranteed, but you can help make a difference! We have been told that we need to show there are enough people who would attend a w00tstock performance held in Guelph/KW before planning can continue. Until now, they have only done performances in the USA, and all on the West Coast. We need to show them that it would be worth their while to come all the way to Canada! If we can show that at least 750-1000 people (the size of a US show) in the area want to attend, they will consider coming to Con-G!


If you would like to attend a w00tstock performance in Guelph/KW, please "Like" our Facebook Page to show your support, and pass the link on to anyone else you know that would attend!
If you do not have a Facebook account, please leave a comment on our blog indicating your support.


To learn more about w00tstock visit w00tstock.net.
To learn more about Con-G visit Con-G.com.

(cross-posted)

Sep. 20th, 2010


gilvan_blight

Free local boardgaming event - Oct 2nd Noon-6:00PM

This is an open invite to all Windsor and surrounding area gamers.

The Windsor Gaming Resource will be hosting an afternoon of gaming on Saturday October 2nd at the Walker Road Knights of Columbus, in Windsor Ontario, from Noon until 6:00PM. This will be our 16th Games and Grub event.

At previous events we played some great games including Advanced Civilization, Alhambra, Attika, Bang!, Bohnanza, Chez Dork, Dust, El Grande, Formula D, Igor, Hacienda, Munchkin, Power Grid, Pandemic, Puerto Rico, Settlers of Catan, Shadows Over Camelot, , Smallworld, Starcraft, Ticket to Ride and more.

We will have access to 2-3 large tables that should fit up to three reasonably sized boardgames each, or one massive one like The World of Warcraft Boardgame. The Knights of Columbus will be open to the public at the time, but this has never been a problem in the past and we have held multiple events at this venue. The worst that happens is regulars come over and ask what the heck are we playing and then ask if it's anything like Risk or Monopoly.

The KofC has a good sized offering of home cooked comfort food style items. Alcoholic and non-alcoholic Beverages will also be available. As the Council is not charging us to host this event I encourage everyone to support the venue by purchasing some food and/or drink while at the event.

The KofC is is located at 1711 Walker Road between Tecumseh and Seminole.



At these events we usually play boardgames, but we have also had people there playing Star Wars Minis and various CCGs. There are usually plenty of games to choose from, I know I always bring 8 or so different games and other players bring their favourites. Feel free to bring yours! If you have any specific requests or want to know if people are interested in playing your game, feel free to post a comment here.

A disclaimer: The WGR has no ties or affiliation with the Knights of Columbus or what they represent, it's just a good venue to play some games at that also happens to be free.

The WGR on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/home.php#/group.php?gid=78735722971

The WGR is also on Twitter: http://twitter.com/windsorgaming/

Aug. 9th, 2010


gilvan_blight

The Great Canadian Boardgame Blitz! This Saturday! Free Event! Prizes!



The Windsor Gaming Resource (WGR) and Hugin & Munin will be hosting a Windsor qualifier of the Great Canadian Board Game Blitz on Saturday August 14th, 2010 starting at 10am. Come join us for some nice, weekend board-gaming!

The Great Canadian Board Game Blitz (GCBGB) is a circuit of board game tournaments held at Canadian game conventions and retailers. Each participant plays five different games of varying lengths and complexities over the span of the day, collecting points based on finishing rank in each game. The points are used to determine priority for choosing games in following rounds and to determine the winner at the end of the tournament.

There is NO COST to participate in this event. There will be $50-100 in prizes from for the top-ranked players, depending on participation. The first place player will also receive a free pass to FanExpo for the GCBGB finals in August.

What types of games will be played?

Games are mostly 'euro'style games and will include: Saint Petersburg, San Juan, Dominion, Ticket To Ride, Settlers of Catan, Small World, Acquire, Ra, Carcasonne, Power Grid and more. Click here for the full games list

Do I need to know all the games to play in the tournament?

Although this is a tournament, a casual and friendly atmosphere are encouraged. You do not need to know any of the games to play in the GCBGB but knowing them would give you a strategic advantage. The rules for each game will be explained before starting, if needed, and any rules questions during the game will be answered.

Where is Hugin & Munin?

Hugin & Munin is located at 1664 Tecumseh Rd. E. Windsor.

I'd like to thank Hugin & Munin for their generosity in letting us use their store for this event. Please take the time to visit their web site, linked above. Normally we hold these at game conventions, which means it costs at least the entrance to the con. This one is entirely free!

How do I sign up to participate in the tournament?

Sign-ups are strongly encouraged to guarantee your spot. To reserve a spot, RSVP using the Facebook Event or by sending an email to info@gcbgb.ca.

Jun. 3rd, 2010


gilvan_blight

G&G At the University - Local Gaming

G&G at the University!

We will be having our first Sunday Event!
G&G stands for Games and Grub. G&G are gaming events where Windsor area gamers get together for an afternoon of gaming. At these events we usually play boardgames, but we have also had people there playing Star Wars Minis and various CCGs. At previous events we have played games like: Alhambra, Bang!, Munchkin, Power Grid, Pandemic, Puerto Rico, Settlers of Catan, Ticket to Ride and more.

When: Sunday June 13th - 1pm
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Where: University - CAW Centre

Note that in terms of food, the cafeteria is closed for the summer but there are many food places nearby (Subway, Ali Baba's, Eros, 7-11, Pita Grill, Giglios, etc) all within two blocks.


We will be in the CAW Student Center. The Parking lot is on the North side of the University and is accessible from University Ave. As the event is on Sunday parking is free.

May. 6th, 2010


gilvan_blight

Games and Grub 14 - An afternoon of gaming on May 22nd

This is an open invite to all Windsor and surrounding area gamers.

The Windsor Gaming Resource will be hosting an afternoon of gaming on Saturday March 22nd at the Walker Road Knights of Columbus, in Windsor Ontario, from Noon until 6:00PM. This will be our 14th Games and Grub event.

At previous events we played some great games including Advanced Civilization, Alhambra, Attika, Bang!, Bohnanza, Chez Dork, Dust, El Grande, Formula D, Igor, Hacienda, Munchkin, Power Grid, Pandemic, Puerto Rico, Settlers of Catan, Shadows Over Camelot, , Smallworld, Starcraft, Ticket to Ride and more.

We will have access to 2-3 large tables that should fit up to three reasonably sized boardgames each, or one massive one like The World of Warcraft Boardgame. The Knights of Columbus will be open to the public at the time, but this has never been a problem in the past and we have held multiple events at this venue. The worst that happens is regulars come over and ask what the heck are we playing and then ask if it's anything like Risk or Monopoly.

The KofC has a good sized offering of home cooked comfort food style items. Alcoholic and non-alcoholic Beverages will also be available. As the Council is not charging us to host this event I encourage everyone to support the venue by purchasing some food and/or drink while at the event.

The KofC is is located at 1711 Walker Road between Tecumseh and Seminole.

At these events we usually play boardgames, but we have also had people there playing Star Wars Minis and various CCGs. I'm not sure exactly what games I will be bringing this time, but I am more then willing to teach any game I do bring. I also encourage others to bring games they would like to share with their fellow gamers.

If there are any requests for games to be played please let me know and I see will do what I can to accommodate.

A disclaimer: The WGR has no ties or affiliation with the Knights of Columbus or what they represent, it's just a good venue to play some games at that also happens to be free.

The WGR on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/home.php#/group.php?gid=78735722971

The WGR is also on Twitter: http://twitter.com/windsorgaming/

Apr. 23rd, 2010

RetroRocket Gal

dygitalpunk

HEROCLIX TOURNAMENT @ Retro Rocket

Saturday April 24th 2010
Starts @ 12PM

Restricted to "Avengers" and sets produced after.

Your 600 pt team MUST Consist of the following:

Minimum 2 figures. No pogs, BFCs, or FEATS (except legal Alternate Team Abilities)

Your team must be at least 50% (300pts) constructed from the new BRAVE AND THE BOLD Heroclix Set

or

Your team must be at least 50% (300pts) constructed of legal figures with the "DUO ATTACK" ability.

Battles will take place on the new BRAVE AND THE BOLD Graveyard Map.

***************
Restricted Figures:
Anything earlier than AVENGERS Heroclix Set.
"Clown Prince of Crime" (4 base) figure
Any Collosal Figures
***************

Regular Entry Fees Apply: $3.00 18+, $2.00 under 18

BRAVE AND THE BOLD Boosters still available for $11.95 + tax

SUPPORT YOUR LOCAL VENUE!

Questions? Please call Chris @ Retro: (519) 653-4460

Apr. 8th, 2010

mozmagic

Moz Magic Rise of the Eldrazi Pre Release

Saturday April 17th & Sunday April 18th

DCI Rise of the Eldrazi Pre Release Event-Sealed Event
Modified Swiss - No Elimination Rounds
Cost: $ 35.00 ( $30.00 for Gold Members )
Time: Saturday 12:00 Registration, 1:00 Start / Sunday 2:30 Registration, 3:00 Start
Product: 6 Rise of Eldrazi Boosters
Build a 40 card deck..

There will be a Cap of 34 Players. Based on 5 rounds of swiss play.
Prizes:
1St Place = 34 Boosters *
2nd Place = 21 Boosters *
3rd Place = 11 Boosters *
4th Place = 8 Boosters *
5th Place = 6 Boosters *
6th Place = 5 Boosters *
7th Place = 4 Boosters *
8th Place = 3 Boosters *

Gold Members ( Top 3 finishing members will receive an additional 5 / 3 / 2 boosters )- total 10 more boosters

* Based on 34 players / 3.5 packs per player, less players will remove additional boosters for both main prize and randoms. Also based on WOTC prize support for the event. WOTC has placed a a cap of 2 boosters per player for prize support so boosters may be a mix of Rise & Worldwake and / or can be picked up after the release.

Free Door prizes: 9 Random Boosters ( Top 8 removed from random pool , Gold Members will get 2 instead ) = 9 -18 Random boosters

Total Prize Boosters will 120 Boosters Each Day - 240 total prize boosters

Promo Card: All registered players receive a Free Emrakul, the Aeons Torn Foil Promo ( while supplies last )

Mar. 12th, 2010


gilvan_blight

Open invite to Windsor Area Boardgamers - Gaming Day on March 27th

This is an open invite to all Windsor and surrounding area gamers.
The Windsor Gaming Resource will be hosting an afternoon of gaming on Saturday March 27th at the Walker Road Knights of Columbus, in Windsor Ontario, from Noon until 6:00PM. This will be our 13th Games and Grub event.

At previous events we played some great games including Chez Dork, Igor, Munchkin, Power Grid, Alhambra, Formula D, Bang!, Shadows Over Camelot, El Grande, Settlers of Catan, Hacienda, Bohnanza, Puerto Rico, Starcraft, Advanced Civilization, Attika, Ticket to Ride, Smallworld and more.

We will have access to 2-3 large tables that should fit up to three reasonably sized boardgames each, or one massive one like The World of Warcraft Boardgame. The Knights of Columbus will be open to the public at the time, but this has never been a problem in the past and we have held multiple events at this venue. The worst that happens is regulars come over and ask what the heck are we playing and then ask if it's anything like Risk or Monopoly.

The KofC has a good sized offering of home cooked comfort food style items. Alcoholic and non-alcoholic Beverages will also be available. As the Council is not charging us to host this event I encourage everyone to support the venue by purchasing some food and/or drink while at the event.

The KofC is is located at 1711 Walker Road between Tecumseh and Seminole.

At these events we usually play boardgames, but we have also had people there playing Star Wars Minis and various CCGs.

If there are any requests for other games to be played please let me know and I see will do what I can to accommodate.

A disclaimer: The WGR has no ties or affiliation with the Knights of Columbus or what they represent, it's just a good venue to play some games at that also happens to be free.

The WGR on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/home.php#/group.php?gid=78735722971

The WGR is also on Twitter: http://twitter.com/windsorgaming/

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