Tuesday, 2 August 2016

Brimstone Board Game Nights August - Costa Rica and 7 Wonders

Hey Windsor area gamers, come out to Brimstone Board Game Night! Meet other gamers, play some great games and maybe even win a game to bring home.

Brimstone Board Game Night hits on the 1st and 3rd Saturday of every month. These events run from 5pm to 10pm and are open to all ages.

Every event will feature at least one game. There will be demo copies of the game available and someone on hand willing to teach the game so you can try before you buy.

You can win games just by coming out to play. At every Brimstone Board Game Night you earn tickets that give you a chance to win free games. Every event we will be giving away a copy of the featured game and some events will feature even more. 

Players earn 1 ticket for playing games, 1 ticket for purchasing a snack or drink, and 1 ticket for bringing 1 or more board games for people to play. Earn 5 more tickets for each game you purchase. First time players will receive 5 additional tickets.

NEW LOCATION
Heads up, as of July 1st you can now find Brimstone at 1421 Tecumseh Rd. E. right next to Franco's. There is parking in back and there is a municipal lot across the street that is free after 6pm.

August 6th: Costa Rica

Costa Rica from Mayfare games was supper hot at Origins 2016. So hot I couldn't even get in to play a demo. Heard good things from everyone who did though.

Different sets of exotic animals, different terrains, and the omnipresent danger of mosquitos await in the jungle of Costa Rica, and the player explorers are here to collect sets of rare and exotic animals to rescue them from poachers. Collecting as many as you can of one kind is valuable, but having one of each kind can be beneficial, too. Just avoid being bitten too badly by the mosquitos!

In Costa Rica, all player take part in an expedition, with the active player of a turn deciding where to go and exploring a new tile. In clockwise order, each player must decide whether to leave this expedition and collect all of the animals seen so far, or whether to remain with the group to (hopefully) collect more animals later? Once a player does leave the current expedition, they remove their pawn from that group, collecting nothing else from it.

August 20th: 7 Wonders

7 Wonders is pretty much the gateway drafting game for large groups. It's been a regular at WGR events since it came out in 2010.

You are the leader of one of the 7 great cities of the Ancient World. Gather resources, develop commercial routes, and affirm your military supremacy. Build your city and erect an architectural wonder which will transcend future times.

7 Wonders lasts three ages. In each age, players receive seven cards from a particular deck, choose one of those cards, then pass the remainder to an adjacent player. Players reveal their cards simultaneously, Each player then chooses another card from the deck they were passed, and the process repeats until players have six cards in play from that age. After three ages, the game ends.





Tuesday, 28 June 2016

Catan Tournament at the Tecumseh Corn Festival 2016



Come out to the Tecumseh Corn Fest on August 28th and play some Catan.

Registration starts at 1:00 pm in the Knights of Columbus Festival Tent. Games start at 2:00. $5 registration. Winner determined after two rounds of play. Limited to 40 participants. All games will be played with the base game of Catan with no expansions. 

Check out the facebook event page here:

For more information on the Corn Fest: 

For more information on the great game Catan:




It's Halloween Hotness at CGReam on July 9th



Can't wait for halloween?  Don't!

Come out to Halloween Hotness at The CGRealm on July 9th and celebrate Halloween in July with us.

We've got Halloween themed games like Bring Out Your Dead, Village Crone, Mystery, One Night Ultimate Vampire, Gloom and more.  The event runs from 5pm until 10pm and everyone and anyone is welcome. No experience necessary. Bring your favourite dungeon delving game or play one of ours. There's always people willing to teach games.

Come out in a creepy costume and get 10% off game purchases made in store that night!

The CGRealm is located at 1311 Tecumseh road east. At the site of the old Party Warehouse. Diagonally across from Family Video. Huge retail space and gaming area that will fit over 120 gamers. 


In addition, The Windsor Sandwich Shop shares the space and will be providing quality sandwiches, soups, salads, coffees, chips, smoothies and more! All available in a fun gaming environment. Great for a snack between games or even while playing. 

Check out their menu: http://www.windsorsandwichshop.com/menu.html

Personally I recommend the potato bacon soup when they have it.


Brimstone Board Game Nights for July - Munchkin and Splendor

Hey Windsor area gamers, come out to Brimstone Board Game Night! Meet other gamers, play some great games and maybe even win a game to bring home.

Brimstone Board Game Night hits on the 1st and 3rd Saturday of every month. These events run from 5pm to 10pm and are open to all ages.

Every event will feature at least one game. There will be demo copies of the game available and someone on hand willing to teach the game so you can try before you buy.

You can win games just by coming out to play. At every Brimstone Board Game Night you earn tickets that give you a chance to win free games. Every event we will be giving away a copy of the featured game and some events will feature even more. 

Players earn 1 ticket for playing games, 1 ticket for purchasing a snack or drink, and 1 ticket for bringing 1 or more board games for people to play. Earn 5 more tickets for each game you purchase. First time players will receive 5 additional tickets.

NEW LOCATION
Heads up, as of July 1st you can now find Brimstone at 1421 Tecumseh Rd. E. right next to Franco's. There is parking in back and there is a municipal lot across the street that is free after 6pm.

July 2nd: Munchkin Night

July 2nd the featured game will be Steve Jackson Games' Munchkin.

We will be Giving away, 1 Regular Munchkin, 1 Themed Munchkin & 1 Deluxe Version!

Munchkin is a humorous take that game where players are competing to get to level 10. At first players must work together but once it gets near the end it's all about who's stabbing who in the back.

July 16th: Splendor

July 16th the featured game will be Splendor from Space Cowboys.

This game is hugely popular here in Windsor. I can't remember the last game night that at least one game of Splendor didn't get played.

Very simple rules and very easy to teach but so difficult to master. In this abstract tableau builder players are using gems represented by poker chips to buy various cards that give them more gems to spend each round. In addition higher value cards are worth victory points. Get the right sets of gems and you get a bonus Royalty scoring card. It's a race to 15 points but the player that gets there first may not win if someone gets more on the final round.



Monday, 6 June 2016

It's Dungeon Delving Night at The CG Realm - June 11th



It's Dungeon Delving night at The CGRealm!

Come out and enjoy dungeon themed games all night. Feel free to dress up like an adventurer. Get some use out of that SCA Garb! The event runs from 5pm until 10pm and everyone and anyone is welcome. No experience necessary. Bring your favourite dungeon delving game or play one of ours. There's always people willing to teach games.

The CGRealm has moved to 1311 Tecumseh road east. At the site of the old Party Warehouse. Diagonally across from Family Video.

The new venue is a bigger, better retail space and gaming area! The new space can fit over 120 gamers. More space also means more merchandise lines. The new venue also means more organized events like X-Wing, Warmahordes, RPGs and more.


In addition, The Windsor Sandwich Shop shares the space and will be providing quality sandwiches, soups, salads, coffees, chips, smoothies and more! All available in a fun gaming environment!!

Check out their menu: http://www.windsorsandwichshop.com/menu.html

Personally I recommend the potato bacon soup when they have it.


Sunday, 29 May 2016

Brimstone Board Game Night June 4th - Bonus night - Spot it! and Agricola


It's time for Brimstone Board Game Night!

Brimstone Board Game Night hits on the 1st and 3rd Saturday of every month. These events run from 5pm to 10pm and are open to all ages. 

Every event will feature at least one game. There will be demo copies of the game available and someone on hand willing to teach the game so you can try before you buy.

You can win games just by coming out to play. At every Brimstone Board Game Night you can earn tickets that give you a chance to win free games. Every event we will be giving away a copy of the featured game (see below) and some events we will be giving away even more.

Players earn 1 ticket for playing games, 1 ticket for purchasing a snack or drink, and 1 ticket for bringing 1 or more board games for people to play. Earn 5 more tickets for each game you purchase. First time players will receive 5 additional tickets.

You can find Brimstone at 3298 Walker Rd. Parking is available on the south side of the building and on the city streets around back.

Featured game: Spot It! 


The featured game this week is Spot It! from Blue Orange Games.

This is a fast based quick party game that's got more bite to it than it first looks. Great for kids and adults alike. There are a slew of different ways to play some more complex than others.

Don't dismiss this on was a kids game.



Bonus Give Away: Agricola and Swag!


Mayfair games recently sold of the rights to their flagship game: Catan. To fill that void they are releasing a new version of Agricola. Along with it they have sent out a ton of cool swag and we are giving away some of that swag at this event. 

Agricola is one of the tightest and most punishing worker placement games out there. People call it Misery Farm for a reason. If you like tight thinky games, Agricola is for you.


Thursday, 19 May 2016

Brimstone Board Game Night - May 21st - Featuring Good Cop Bad Cop


It's time for Brimstone Board Game Night!

Brimstone Board Game Night hits on the 1st and 3rd Saturday of every month. These events run from 5pm to 10pm and are open to all ages. 

Every event will feature at least one game. There will be demo copies of the game available and someone on hand willing to teach the game so you can try before you buy.

You can win games just by coming out to play. At every Brimstone Board Game Night you can earn tickets that give you a chance to win free games. Every event we will be giving away a copy of the featured game (see below) and some events we will be giving away even more.

Players earn 1 ticket for playing games, 1 ticket for purchasing a snack or drink, and 1 ticket for bringing 1 or more board games for people to play. Earn 5 more tickets for each game you purchase. First time players will receive 5 additional tickets.

You can find Brimstone at 3298 Walker Rd. Parking is available on the south side of the building and on the city streets around back.

Featured game: Good Cop Bad Cop


Good Cop Bad Cop is a 52 card hidden identity, deduction game where each player takes on the role of a law enforcement officer in a corrupt district. Players must investigate others to figure out who is on their side, grab one of the 2-3 guns on the table, and shoot the opposing leader to win the game.

Check out this dice tower review for more info:
https://boardgamegeek.com/video/56729/good-cop-bad-cop/dice-tower-reviews-good-cop-bad-cop

Tuesday, 3 May 2016

The CG Realm - Pirate Night - May 14th



It's Pirate night at The CGRealm!

Come out and enjoy pirate themed games all night. Dress like a pirate. Talk like a pirate. The event runs from 5pm until 10pm and everyone and anyone is welcome. No experience necessary. Bring your favourite pirate game or play one of ours. There's always people willing to teach games.

The CGRealm has moved to 1311 Tecumseh road east. At the site of the old Party Warehouse. Diagonally across from Family Video.

The new venue is a bigger, better retail space and gaming area! The new space can fit over 120 gamers. More space also means more merchandise lines. The new venue also means more organized events like X-Wing, Warmahordes, RPGs and more.


In addition, The Windsor Sandwich Shop shares the space and will be providing quality sandwiches, soups, salads, coffees, chips, smoothies and more! All available in a fun gaming environment!!

Check out their menu: http://www.windsorsandwichshop.com/menu.html

Personally I recommend the potato bacon soup when they have it.


Sunday, 1 May 2016

Brimstone Game Night - May 7th! Blood Rage!


It's time for Brimstone Board Game Night!

Brimstone Board Game Night hits on the 1st and 3rd Saturday of every month. These events run from 5pm to 10pm and are open to all ages. 

Every event will feature at least one game. There will be demo copies of the game available and someone on hand willing to teach the game so you can try before you buy.

You can win games just by coming out to play. At every Brimstone Board Game Night you can earn tickets that give you a chance to win free games. Every event we will be giving away a copy of the featured game (see below) and some events we will be giving away even more.

Players earn 1 ticket for playing games, 1 ticket for purchasing a snack or drink, and 1 ticket for bringing 1 or more board games for people to play. Earn 5 more tickets for each game you purchase. First time players will receive 5 additional tickets.

You can find Brimstone at 3298 Walker Rd. Parking is available on the south side of the building and on the city streets around back.

Featured game: Blood Rage


In Blood Rage, each player controls their own Viking clan’s warriors, leader, and ship. Ragnarök has come, and it’s the end of the world! It’s the Vikings’ last chance to go down in a blaze of glory and secure their place in Valhalla at Odin’s side! For a Viking there are many pathways to glory. You can invade and pillage the land for its rewards, crush your opponents in epic battles, fulfill quests, increase your clan's stats, or even die gloriously either in battle or from Ragnarök, the ultimate inescapable doom.

A combination of drafting, area control and dudes on a map makes for an amazing combination. This follow up to Chaos in the Old World from Eric Lang plays 4 players (or 5 with the expansion) and has some of the best looking components I've ever seen in a board game. Coolminiornot has a huge hit here that you have to check out.




Thursday, 21 April 2016

Open Gaming at CG Realm - April 23rd


If you haven't seen it yet you need to come out to the new and improved CGRealm.

The CGRealm has moved to 1311 Tecumseh road east. At the site of the old Party Warehouse. Diagonally across from Family Video.

The new venue is a bigger, better retail space and gaming area! The new space can fit over 120 gamers. More space also means more merchandise lines. The new venue also means more organized events like X-Wing, Warmahordes, RPGs and more.


In addition, The Windsor Sandwich Shop shares the space and will be providing quality sandwiches, soups, salads, coffees, chips, smoothies and more! All available in a fun gaming environment!!

Check out their menu: http://www.windsorsandwichshop.com/menu.html

Personally I recommend the potato bacon soup when they have it.

Come out Saturday April 23rd from 5-10pm for a night of free open gaming. Bring your favourite game or try out one of the many demo copies available at the store. No experience needed there are always friendly gamers on hand ready and willing to teach new players.