Good Afternoon all! Just wanted to update everyone on a few upcoming events and some ideas we wanted to share after some great feedback from last nights Members Meeting.
-- Don't forget we have Thursdays up at Old School Gaming (open to everyone, need not be a member of BSG). The more the merrier!! You're club membership also gives you an extra 5% off discount when you buy games up there!
-- We are going to start OPENING EVERY SATURDAY for members while still picking 1 Saturday a month for a Themed Public event. We still plan to join Old School Gaming for their 1 Saturday a month days as well so be on the lookout for those posts on our Facebook page. Most likely Saturdays will start around 12/1PM and run into the evening. Anthony will personally be opening the doors for the first few weeks while we get the schedule worked out with the other officers.
-- CHRISTMAS IS UPON US!! To help sweetn' your holiday, will be doing a "Cookie Walk" to help raise money for the club. Details on this to come but I'm sure it will be a weekend before Christmas Day. Walk in and buy bulk cookies for your family!
-- Reminder that if you are looking for Christmas Gifts, we do have 2 games up for RAFFLE still this month (Sushi Go and Biblios) and we currently only have 4 entries into the drawing so we can't draw a winner yet!!. We might possibly push these 2 into a 3-pack raffle opportunity for December so what better gift to give than a free game, right?? Also be on the look out for other raffle opportunities like "Free 1 month Memberships" or "Free Snack Vouchers" in the coming months.
-- WHITE ELEPHANT CHRISTMAS GIFT EXCHANGE (Members Only)- So something we wanted to do this year for the holiday was to do a gift exchange for all us friends up at the club DEC 23rd. We would like to start it around 4PM and members are welcome to participate. All you have to do is show up with a gift (up to $20 in value) that is NOT a board game. If its an accessory like a dice tower or something, those are acceptable just not a full fledged game, we have plenty of those, haha. When your turn comes up, you can choose to steal an already opened gift or open a new one. Gifts can only be stolen twice before they are considered dead and can't be stolen again. Please, NO "Adult" gifts (although bottle of wine are acceptable).
-- We are going to start a REFERRAL SYSTEM in the coming weeks to help boost membership numbers. Simply put, if you get a friend to sign up for year, you will receive money off on your next membership payment. Details to come once the officers have a chance to get together and hash those out. System should be implemented by Dec 15th.
I think that's all I have to report for now. Its a lot to review but all very good ideas and a good way to give that club that 2nd wind heading into the next 6 months in Peddlers Alley. Hope to see you all out soon and as always..... Happy Gaming ;)
~Anthony Kniss - Club President
Good Afternoon all! Our sponsor retail store, Old School Gaming up off of Airport Highway by TGIFridays, is hosting their monthly board game day and is demoing "Dragonfire" SATURDAY Nov 18th at 3PM. A few of the officers from Black Swamp will be up there passing out flyers and free day passes that you can redeem on any of our "members only" days at the clubhouse in Waterville. We plan on being at OSG just about 3PM when the event start and will be there playing many different games into the evening. Also as a reminder, if you are a paid member with Black Swamp Gamers, you can also receive an additional 5% off board game purchases at Old School Gaming when you show them your membership card which could come in handy this holiday season for Christmas gifts :) Check out the facebook link below for event details. Hope to see some new faces out there tomorrow and as always, Happy Gaming!!
Good Afternoon all, we have our next public themed day planned and its just in time for HALLOWEEN!!! We'll be playing Betrayal at House on the Hill, Zombicide, The Walking Dead, Mysterium, and many more. Don't know how to play any of those games, No Problem!! We will teach you how to play!! Bring your friends and family up for a fun filled day of scary gaming. Free snacks and drinks will be provided for our guests. Come on out Saturday Oct 21st starting at 2PM and see what the club is all about. Be on the lookout for any news about this game day as well. Hope to see plenty of new faces, and as always, Happy Gaming!!
Good Morning Everyone! We have our next Public Game Day planned and we are going back to our roots with a "Family Game Night" theme for September 16th!! All the classics from The Game of Life to Monopoly to Scrabble will be available to play. Our doors open at 2PM. We'll provide a few snacks as well. Bring your friends and family up to the clubhouse to see what we're all about. Thanks and Happy Gaming!!
~~IMPORTANT UPDATE 8/31~~ After a meeting with our officers last night, we have decided that we are going to extend our Family Game Night to be a multiple weekend event!! We will be open Sept 16th as originally planned and ALSO Sept 23rd!!! I'll extend the event date to include the 23rd but yeah, we wanted to try something different this time :) If you have any questions, please let us know and we'll get back to you as soon as possible. BOTH EVENTS ARE FREE!!
Good Morning All, we have our next public event day scheduled for anyone that's interested. We are having a Lord of the Rings themed game day!! Join us August 19th starting at 2PM for fun game play, from deck builder card games to army management board games. See information below and if you have any questions, please email us through the contact form above. Hope to see you there and Happy Gaming!!
BSG is holding its first Public Event!! If you have ever been interested in learning a deckbuilder card game, this is your chance!! We will be teaching games then later in the afternoon, if we have enough players, we will hold a small tournament with a chance to win prizes. Tournament Entry Fee is free for members and $5 for non-members. Join us for a fun learning day, bring your friends, and Happy Gaming!!
yay, my Bears VS Babies kickstarter is on its way :) BUT besides that, Just wanted to give everyone a reminder that tomorrow up at Old School Gaming on Airport, they have their weekly open game day for anyone who is interested starting at 6PM. They recently picked up "Star Trek - 5 year mission" for their demo shelf that I really want to try out. There is a Wil Wheaton table top video of it somewhere :) let others know on here if anyone else is headed up there and remember, your membership with us will get you an extra 5% discount on your purchase up there on top of the already 10% you get on thursday for board games (must present membership card, if you have paid and don't have one, please contact Daniel Crews and he'll get one filled out for you)
ALSO we have our club game day on Friday. Mike Pelton and JJ will be there to open the place up. We only have a few more days left in June too so MAKE SURE YOU GET INTO THE RAFFLE for SpyFall!!! Tickets can be purchased from an officer for 1ticket for $1 or 5tickets for $4. I will be out of town Thursday through Monday but I'll draw the winner on July 4th when I'm up there installing our newly donated TV :)
LASTLY, we are looking to do a public club event on Saturday July 15th. We don't know the details yet but this will be open for everyone including non-members. please spread the word to keep that day open if anyone wants to come visit. We will advertise on here, our fan page, and the club window display when we get the details :)
Happy Gaming all, here are some random photos from our closed D&D session last night and Monday members day :)
Yup, you read that right, we are officially opening our doors for visitors and gaming this evening starting off with our open house event for people to come in, say hello, and maybe play a game or 2. We will have some refreshments available and we will be giving away some free raffle tickets for our end of June drawing of Spyfall!! Tonight would be the best time to come in and talk to an officer about what the club is all about and what we are trying to accomplish. We will also be posting some regular shop hours as to when someone will be at the shop for people to come play or just hang out so keep an eye out for that!
Hope to see you all out tonight!! Happy Gaming!!
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