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Let's keep it local
Cape Town based board game designer and friend of the store Rob Acton has his first game on the way!
Ambition by Action Games is a tension-filled and fast paced card game of deduction and misdirection for personal gain, set in a dark neo-feudal world recovering from years of enslavement by insectoid oppressors. Players must manipulate the powers of a series of 16 characters in order to gain tokens of power (coins).
We played a very early version of the game and were very impressed by the solid mechanisms, interplay between characters and sneaky ways the game allows players to outwit each other.
The official launch will be this weekend at The Big Box, but for us "Northerners" that don't want to venture that far, we'll be hosting our own event on the 29th to enjoy the game for ourselves. Feel free to join us! For more information on events at the shop. visit the Events page.
Star Wars Destiny Store Championship
The time has come for Fanaticus to host a Star Wars: Destiny Store Championship.
This is what you need to know: Cost: R120 p/p Time: Registration begins at 10:00 with the first round beginning at 12:00. This event may run late depending on attendance.
Format: 4 or 5 Swiss Rounds followed by a Top 4/8 cut. This is all dependant on numbers.
Bring your legal SWD deck and all the bits you need to play.
The 2017 Store Championship Kit (pictured above) will be used for prize support.
Look forward to seeing you all there! If you're interested in joining please RSVP on the Facebook event so we have an idea of how many to expect.
For more information on events at the shop, visit the Events page.
The New Loyalty Club
There's two ways to experience a nice dinner. You can buy the ingredients at a grocery store and then spend half the evening figuring it out and making it yourself. With time you get better at knowing what the bits mean so you can tackle other recipes without having to relearn how an oven works. Kind of sounds like buying a board game and learning the rules, doesn't it?
The other way to experience a nice dinner is to go to a restaurant. It might be a little more expensive, but things are prepared for you. All you have to do is enjoy the meal. We at Fanaticus try our best to make that the experience of a new board game. That's why we stock our demo game cabinet with hundreds of games, why we learn the rules and teach you instead of leaving you to figure it out yourself.
To this end, we've introduced the new loyalty club. When I say "introduce the new" I mean "shamelessly ripped off from your nearest coffee shop". Every time you play games with us, we put a stamp on your card. If you bring a friend to join us for the first time, that's another stamp. After 5 stamps the card can be redeemed for 5% discount. When it's completely full, 10% discount. Full details on this page over here.
We'd like to promote the idea of trying a board game before buying it, or experiencing the modern board game hobby before having to invest in it. It might sound like I'm talking myself out of sales here, but growing the community and making friends is more important than selling that last copy of an old game that I know you won't be able to figure out when you get home.
If you'd like to join us for one of our events, visit the Events page.
I think that's everything for now. If there's any questions, comments, feedback, anything, feel free to contact us directly. Details below.