June 2015 Around the Shop
June is coming and we're ready for the warm summer days and great events! PortConMaine is at the end of June and we will be closed Thursday the 25th, Saturday the 27th, Sunday the 28th, and Monday the 29th. We will be open regular hours on Friday the 26th for Magic Tournaments. See you at the convention!!
Join us on Thursdays for open board games. We have scheduled demos as well as a giant library- or bring your own to play!
In August we'll have our next Prelim Pro Tour Qualifier. It will be at the Juniper Lane American Legion Hall in Westbrook. Same as before: $25, prizes, and side events! More information coming soon.
Our next YuGiOh Win A Box will be Saturday the 13th. $10 entry.
Finally, our next League Challenge for Pokemon before Worlds will be Sunday the 7th! $5 entry!
Other New Events:
- Saturdays we will be hosting 12pm Tiny Leader Tournaments for Magic! Only $3 entry.
- Saturday the 6th will be our free Smash Brothers Tournament nd Saturday the 20th will be our $5 tournament. Both start at 4pm.
- WA Anime Watchers will host screenings after hours at 8:30pm on Tuesday the 2nd, 16th, and 30th. These are free!
- 18+ Cards Against Humanity will be Friday the 12th at 6:30pm.
- Sundays: 12pm Pokemon CG, 3pm Pokemon VG, 4pm Dice Masters, 4pm Standard Magic
- Mondays: 5:30pm Heroclix, 6pm YuGiOh
- Tuesdays: 2pm Drawing with Dan, 4pm Coup, 6pm Magic Drafts
- Wednesdays: 2pm Sentinels of the Multiverse, 5pm D&D Encounters, 6:30pm Nihongo Club
- Thursdays: 5:30 Board Games, 5:30pm Dean's Pathfinder
- Fridays: 3pm Magic Standard, 3:30 Commander, 6pm Draft, 6:30pm Modern, 5pm Gibby's D&D
- Saturdays: 12pm Tiny Leaders, 12:30pm YuGiOh
Let us know how we're doing! Leave us feedback and suggestions at http://bit.ly/wastorefeedback.
See you in June and have a great start to your summer!
May 2015 Around the Shop!
It's spring, it's spring!! And it's May around the shop!
This month we'll be hosting a few special sales in appreciation of our awesome customers and community.
On Saturday and Sunday May 30th and 31st parents will receive 20 % off everything (excluding bricks, boxes, and cases). Thank you to all the awesome parents out there!
Saturday May 16th we'll host a Gundam kit sale- 20% off all day all kits and Gundam accessories. We have all the biggest, best, and newest kits- the largest selection in Maine. Join our Gunpla facebook group to meet others who enjoy the hobby and come visit to see our kits!
College students: school is ending soon! To celebrate: for the entire month of May we'll be doing double points in our loyalty program for all students with a valid ID on all purchases. That includes tournaments!
Now let's talk events:
Saturday May 2nd from 5pm through 9pm we'll be helping to host another Cosplay dance: Spring themed! The charity will be the Animal Welfare Society. It's $5 at the door suggested entry.
To celebrate the release of Modern Masters we'll be hosting Fill & Fire drafts all day Saturday May 23rd. $30 entry, a max of 4. For every pod of 8 that arrives we'll fire a draft!
Our next GPT will be Dallas- Saturday May 9th. $10 entry. 3 packs per person to the prize pool. To celebrate- we'll also have a $25 gift card to Texas Roadhouse for the winner!
Our next huge Pre-TQ will be Sunday May 24th at 9am. $25- and as requested- it will be at the Juniper Lane American Legion Hall. Tons of space, tons of games, join us for a great day of Magic the Gathering!
Sunday May 3rd will be our next Pokemon Prerelease- Roaring Skies. $30 entry. Deck building starts at noon!
YuGiOh Light VS Dark Tournament: Saturday May 30th. The cost is a starter and $5 for prizes. The tournament will start at 12:30pm.
YuGiOh's next sneek peek will be Crossed Souls on Saturday May 9th. We have space and support for 32 players- join us and get a chance to win prizes including a cool exclusive play mat!
Our hugely popular potluck events are back for May- join us Thursday May 21st for board games: good people, good food, good times. Free with food to share or $5 without. 5pm until close!
Join us in May for board games every Thursday- this month we'll be hosting Shinobi Wat-aah, King of New York, and Illuminati.
May's Smash Brothers Tournaments will be Free on May 2nd and $5 on May 16th. Both will start at 4pm. Prizes based on attendance.
Finally, WA Anime Watchers will start hosting free after hour anime viewings! Every other Tuesday at 8:30pm the store will have anime screenings on the projector screen! Join us in 'May for No Game, No Life.'
Other events of note:
- Cards Against Humanity (18+) Friday May 15th at 6:30pm
- PortConMaine Meeting Saturday 5/9 3pm
- Mondays: Heroclix and YuGiOh!
- Tuesdays: Magic Drafts, Drawing with Dan, and Coup
- Wednesdays: Nihongo Club, Casual Magic, Sentinels of the Multiverse, and D&D
- Thursdays: Board Games, Pathfinder
- Fridays: Friday Night Magic Modern, Standard, and Drafts, Gibby's RPG
- Saturdays: Events, YuGiOh, DBZ CCG, and Sales
- Sundays: Standard Magic, Pokemon, and WACA Arcade.
Let us know how we're doing! Leave us feedback and suggestions at http://bit.ly/wastorefeedback.
See you in May and have a great start to your spring!!
April 2015 Around the Store
Spring is coming! Spring is coming! And we have tons of events and new product on the way for April!
April 11th from 10AM-5PM join us for FREE International TableTop Day! We've rented space at South Portland High School in South Portland, ME. There will be TONS of people, games, light, and space! Join us as we play our favorite tabletop board games, card games, and miniature games! All are welcome- we'll have tons of promos and cool stuff day of! For more information visit our event page.
Keep an eye on Facebook for our inventory as we get it in: we always have tons of new games, anime figures, imports, heroclix, and card games coming in on the regular, and the best way to keep track of it all is to follow our facebook feed and make sure you have us showing all updates. We also post about events and store blog posts there- so staying on top of what's going on is easier when you follow us on Facebook!
By popular request: we'll be hosting another store wide sale on Saturday and Sunday April 11th and 12th. Everything in the store is 20% off with the exception of boxes and bricks. Looking for that board game you've always wanted? Want to pick up some wicked cool anime figs? Need a new Gundam kit to work on? Swing on by!
In April we'll be having the following Thursday Board Game Days: 2 Thousand White Cards, 9 Small World, 16 Cthulhu Wars, 23 Trivia Potluck, and 30 Carcassonne! As always: our board game library will also be available as well as any of the games we have in storage. If you're looking for a particular game: let us know! We probably have an open copy of it!
On Thursday April 23rd at 5PM we'll host our bi-monthly popular Trivia Potluck! Free with food to share or $5 without. Prizes supplied!
The Lavaridge Pokemon League Challenge will be Sunday April 12th at 12PM. $5 entry. Get ready for worlds in Boston by testing your decks in a fun, friendly, and large league!
The next Pokemon Prerelease will be Sunday May 3rd for Roaring Skies. Deck construction starts at noon, games at 1pm. $30 to enter.
We'll be hosting a Modern Win a Box tournament Saturday April 18th at 4pm. $10 entry, 8 person minimum. 3 packs per person will be added to the pool for each person above 8. You can trade in packs for store credit or cash after. Promos to all. The winner wins the whole box.
Saturday April 4th at 4PM a $5 entry Commander Tournament will occur. Group game, last man standing. Prizes based on attendance, promos for all.
On Saturday May 9th at noon we will host GPT Dallas Standard! $10 per person. 3 packs added to the pool per person. Packs redeemable for cash or store credit. 1pm games. Winner receives 2 byes for Dallas, packs, and a $25 gift card to Texas Road House. Yeehaw!
Our Magic Junior League Tournaments will be Saturday April 11th and 25th at 3:30PM. Free for all juniors entering! Prizes awarded!
Saturday April 18th is our next Win a Box for YuGiOh. 12:30pm. $10 entry.
Our next April Smash Bros tournaments will be the 4th (Free!) and the 18th ($5) of April. For more information: visit our Super Smash Brothers Facebook group.
Finally, Dan will be hosting Drawing with Dan time every Tuesday at 2pm. Want to come in and draw with Dan? Join him! This is a completely free, art community building event. All are welcomed no matter what skill level or age!
Repeating Event Schedule & Other Notes:
- Cards Against Humanity: 18+ 6:30PM Friday the 17th of April
- Sundays: 12PM Pokemon Tournaments, 3PM Pokemon Video Game Play, 4PM Magic Standard
- Mondays: 5:30PM Heroclix 6PM YuGiOh
- Tuesdays: 2PM Free Drawing with Dan, 4PM Coup Day, 6PM Magic Draft
- Wednesdays: 2PM Sentinels of the Multiverse, 5PM D&D Encounters, 5:30PM Richard's RPG, 6:30PM Nihongo
- Thursdays: 5PM Dice Masters League, 5:30PM Board Games, 5:30PM Dean's Pathfinder RPG
- Fridays: 3PM FNM Standard, 3:30PM FNM Commander, 5PM Star Wars Fantasy with Gibby, 6PM FNM Magic Draft, 6:30PM FNM Magic Modern
- Saturdays: 12:30PM YuGiOh Tournaments, 4PM DBZ CCG League
March 2015 around the shop!
We have awesome events planned for March! It might be a snowy mess out there, but we'll make sure to have tons of options for things to do: at our shop or with friends at your home! As always: we have space if you're interested in hosting an event or group at the store, and a good discount for those of you who do.
We've had a lot of people checking out our new inventory of children's board games, family board games, and Japanese imports. If there's something you're looking for: let us know! We now carry a ton of the newest Japanese series figures and key chains as well as import Japanese goods to cook with, clean with, and generally enjoy the cuteness of! If there's a series you really love that is just coming out in Japan, our distributor in Yokohama probably has some cool items for it. Just send us a special order request!
Starting in March we'll be hosting every other Saturday Junior Magic tournaments! These tournaments are only for children 15 and under- and will be filled with prize support that is completely FREE. They will start at 3:30pm. Our March dates will be March 14th and 28th.
It's that time of the year again! Maine Pokemon States will be Saturday March 21st at 9am. Games start at 10am. Deck lists are required- so make sure to visit Pokemon.com ahead and fill out your deck slips before coming! We'll be hosting at the VFW at 17 Dunn Street in Westbrook. For more info, visit our Pokemon group on FB.
To celebrate we've got some import Gengar sleeves and deck cases in the shop as well as some other cool Pokemon items on the way!
Don't forget: Pokemon Worlds is in Boston this year!
The Pokemon Mauville Challenge will be Sunday March 1st at 12:00PM. Games start at 1pm!
Board game day is Thursday- with scheduled demos this month of X-Com, Pandemic, and Ghost Stories. Our Board Game Potluck will be the 19th. Board game demos are always completely free, and our library of over 200 games is available at all times. If you don't see what you're looking for in our closet, ask a store employee: we might just have it upstairs in storage!
The March Hare Fancy Hat Tea Party Board Game Potluck (phew!) will be March 19th at 5pm. Fancy hats and fancy food! Free with food to share or $5 without. This is a great way to have a good meal, hang out with good people, and play fun games!
Coup is so popular we're giving it a day and time! Tuesdays at 4pm before the draft: join us for CoupDay Tuesdays! Free! This is a quick and easy game to learn that is hard to master and fun to play.
Starting in March- Sundays at 3pm we will be hosting Pokemon VGC league! We will eventually start to host tournaments when enough players join us!
Dragons of Tarkir prereleases will start Friday the 20th at Midnight. As always: only $25 with a free box raffled at the end of all the events. Raffle tickets are given for entry to any of the events or for $5 of magic product purchased. The set releases the following week: boxes are just $95 a box.
Our two headed giant will be Saturday at 9PM.
By popular request- we'll be doing another PreTQ! Everyone loved the space- so we're renting another VFW hall to host it in. Sunday May 24th join us at 9am at 300 Conant Street/the VFW on Juniper Lane in Westbrook for the PreTQ Milwaukee. $25 per person, standard. 8 packs per person for prizes, those packs are redeemable for cash or credit. We'll have side events! Snacks! And tons of space for everyone!
Saturday May 2nd we'll be helping out at another Charity Cosplay Dance event- this time a Cosplay Spring Fling. It's $5 at the door- with proceeds going to the Animal Refuge League. It will run from 5pm until 9pm.
April 11th from 10-5pm we'll be hosting Tabletop Day at the SPHS Cafeteria. Tons of space, tons of games, tons of fun! Join us: bring a game of your own or play one of ours. Roleplay, board games, card games- whatever your fancy let's celebrate gaming in a big way! FREE! Interested in hosting something? Let us know or post on our facebook event page!
- WACA Commander League all week long!
- 18+ Cards Against Humanity: March 13th 6:30pm
- Sundays: Pokemon CCG at noon, Pokemon VGC at 3pm, Magic Standard at 4pm.
- Mondays: Heroclix at 5:30pm, Casual YuGiOh at 6:30pm, Magic Drafts at 7pm
- Tuesdays: Coup at 4pm, Magic Drafts at 6pm
- Wednesdays: 2pm Sentinels of the Multiverse, 5pm D&D Encounters, 5:30PM Richard's RPG, 6:30PM Nihongo Club
- Thursdays: Board Game Day, 5:30pm Dean's RPG
- Fridays: 3pm Magic Standard, 5pm Star Wars, 6pm Magic Draft, 6:30pm Magic Modern
- Saturdays: DBZ Rpg 12PM, 12:30PM YuGiOh Tournament, 4pm DBZ League