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
February 2015 at Weekend Anime & Games
February is going to be a lot of fun around the shop- join us for games, clubs, events, and more! Looking to start something or host an event that you're interested in? Want to DM a game in our back room or send the call out to form a club on a specific hobby or interest? Let us know! We have spots open in the schedule all week long and are always open to hosting for our community!
- All Week: WACA Commander League
- Sundays: Pokemon at Noon followed by 4PM Sunday Standard.
- Mondays: 5:30PM Heroclix Tournaments, 6PM Casual YuGiOh, 7PM Magic Draft: Player's Choice
- Tuesdays: 6PM Magic Draft
- Wednesdays: 2PM Sentinels of the Multiverse, 5PM D&D Encounters, 5:30PM Richard's RPG, 6:30PM Nihongo Club
- Thursdays: 2PM Board Games, 5PM Marvel Dice Masters League
- Fridays: 3PM FNM Standard, 5PM Force & Destiny Demos, 6PM FNM Draft, 6:30PM FNM Modern
- Saturdays: 12:30PM YuGiOh Tournaments, 4PM DBZ League
Special Events for February:
Craft Club will meet in February Monday the 16th at 5PM. Sam's Cards Against Humanity (18+) is scheduled for Friday the 6th at 6pm.
Join us Saturday February 28th at 5PM for a free board game event! We'll be playing all sorts of games with a focus on an older crowd. Want to play some Cards Against Humanity? The back room will be open for the rated R games!
On Sunday February 1st we'll host the Dewford League Challenge for Pokemon. $5 entry. Earn those points for Worlds- which in 2015 will be held in Boston!
All throughout February Thursdays will be dedicated to board games- with specific games being demoed during the month. On the 5th we'll be hosting Coup, on the 12th Skulls & Roses, and on the 26th Steampark. Bring your own games, play one of ours, or play a demo!
Our popular Trivia Potluck returns in February on the 19th! Free with food to share or $5 without- join us for trivia with prizes and questions from all sorts of nerdy topics! The potluck starts at 5PM.
By special request: we'll host a Magic the Gathering Modern Tournament on Saturday February 21st at 3pm! $10 entry with at least 3 packs added per person to the prize pool.
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January around the store!
Happy Holidays to all! Stay warm and enjoy your hobbies through the season- be it a great board game with friends or relaxing with a great new season of anime. We have a bunch of exciting events still yet to occur in December, and some great things planned for January. Thank you to everyone who has supported small business by coming in for gifts this holiday season- we love our community and how awesome you all are! For those last minute shoppers, our last minute holiday sale (20% off everything, excluding boxes, cases, and bricks) will be this weekend: Saturday the 20th and Sunday the 21st. We will be closed for Christmas Eve, Christmas, New Years Eve, and New Years.
Upcoming January Awesome:
The biggest magic event of this month is our PreTQ. Saturday the 24th we've rented the VFW hall to host our first ever big scale magic event: a standard tournament that's $25 entry. 9am registration, 10am games. 8 packs will be added per person and the winner will get an invite. Packs are redeemable for store credit or cash (although it's the newest set- so enjoy!). Side events will include drafts & commander. We'll have snacks and food at the event as well as some great people and matches. Join us as we do magic in a BIG way!
Also on Saturday we'll be at the Winter Charity Cosplay Ball! This will be hosted at the South Portland High School Cafeteria- 637 Highland Avenue in South Portland, ME. This cosplay event is only $5- will a contest, free prizes, and pocky and ramune available for sale. This event runs until 9pm and is a great way to spend the evening in costume! ALL proceeds will go to this year's charity: The Robbie Foundation!
Potlucks, potlucks, potlucks! Join us on the 22nd for our next awesome potluck: one of the biggest regular events we do at the store that's filled with good food, good times, and good people! $5 or FREE with food to share-- the theme? Dorm Food! The Dorm Room Food Potluck is your chance to come learn a new game while enjoying hot pockets, pizza bites, and easy mac. All ages welcome!
Fate Reforged, the newest Magic Set, will have prereleases starting Midnight Friday the 16th! Our prereleases are $25 with a free entry into a raffle for a box at the end of the events on Sunday. We run them Friday at midnight, Saturday at 4pm, Saturday at Midnight, and Sunday at 3pm. It's a great way to see the new set and play with a variety of new and familiar faces. When the set releases, we sell boxes for $95. Buy a box promos are available while they last. Interested in a case? Contact Ryan for case prices at a significant discount over retail!
The Pokemon Primal Clash Prerelease will happen on Sunday the 25th! Play the set weeks before it releases. $30. Deck building at noon, games begin at 1pm!
Join us Saturday the 10th for the YuGiOh Secrets of Eternity Sneak Peak! We have tons of space and enough promos for all the players in our community. 3 playmats! New cards! A great time had by all!
Also for YuGiOh- join us Saturday the 24th for YuGiOh Day! $5 entry, with a playmat and promo cards available as prizes.
Later that night we'll have a Super Smash Bros Wii U tournament! Our first was such a success that we'll have another- the equipment ready: are you?
Magic fans will enjoy FNM Modern Tournaments starting in January every Friday at 6PM. It will be free with promo and pack prizes! FNM Standard will still occur at 3pm as well as FNM Drafts at 6pm. Our drafts are always only $10 and our standard is $6!
By popular request, DBZ tournaments have been shifted to Saturdays at 4pm. Tournaments and league play are great ways to get into the game or to continue playing. Join us for a classic, fun fighting CCG!
- Our monthly Cards Against Humanity game will be Friday the 16th at 6:30pm. Samantha keeps it going with hilarious monthly opportunities to play the worst of games.
- Interested in Japanese culture and language? The Nihongo club is always looking for new members! They meet every Wednesday at 6:30pm.
- Craft Club continues to meet the third Monday of each month. Bring whatever you'd like to work on, be it art, crafts, sewing, or making gundam kits and work with others. The Craft Club will meet on the 19th of January.
- Heroclix is going strong! Mondays we have our bigger gatherings with tournaments, followed by casual play throughout the week. We have players coming in on Tuesdays as well as Wednesdays. Looking to host a big event? Want to talk with everyone about an idea for a game structure? Looking to trade figs? Check out our community group via facebook!
- Force and Destiny Beta Testing will continue to occur Fridays with Gibby starting at 5PM.
- Marvel Dice Master league play will continue to run Thursdays at 5pm. We have the original starters, current starters, and current boosters for sale. As always, all at MSRP. We also have a ton of extra dice and cards available for players just starting as well as promos you can only get from going to store play. Join us for an exciting dice collectable game that is easy to get into and forming as a new community at our store!
- Interested in Sentinels of the Multiverse? Wednesdays at 2PM Josh demos the game for any and all who want to enjoy a good super hero face off!
- Our Magic drafts happen three times- Mondays at 7pm for the people who need it later and want to try different sets, Tuesdays for 6pm, and Fridays at 6pm! Our drafts are always only $10. Call ahead if you'd like to come and might be a few minutes late and we'll see if we can hold the event for you.
- We have a ton of Facebook Groups set up on our website for community discussions. Interested in magic, pokemon, or yugioh? Heroclix or making a board game? Join one of our many groups! All of them are listed on our website at www.weekendanime.com! Tim is going to start some facebook events that will be worth store credit this month! Stay tuned on our facebook pages for more information!
- Events Wanted! Looking to host a roleplaying game? Want to start a community for your favorite CCG? We have space for your club or event: just ask us for times! We have a back room that we love to fill with people gaming! Community is our thing, so help us help you host whatever community event you're looking to run! If we don't have space, we'll find you some nearby!