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International Tabletop Day 2016

Saturday, Mar 05, 2016 at 4:53pm

McNally Robinson is pleased to host a day of gaming in celebration of the 4th annual International Tabletop Day on Saturday, April 30th!

Starting in the morning and running all day, we'll have tables and chairs set up within the bookstore for casual gaming. We stress the term casual: just drop in any time and play! No need to register, and there are no fees involved. There will be demos provided for you to use — courtesy of F2Z, Blue Orange Games and Iello Games — or you can bring your own games from home. Or you can purchase something new off our shelf and crack it open.

And if that's not enticing enough already, there will also be prizes to give away. We're talking full games here! If you show up and play, you are eligible to enter the draw.

Categories: Winnipeg, Event News, Games

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Ashes: Rise of the Phoenixborn

Wednesday, Oct 07, 2015 at 5:37pm

You decide who will rise and who will fall… to the ashes

In our October Featured Game, Ashes: Rise of the Phoenixborn, you are a Phoenixborn — a powerful magic wielder battling other Phoenixborn in a duel of wits and magical prowess. Cast spells and summon allies in an effort to destroy your opponents and win the game.

This new offering from Plaid Hat Games features a streamlined card combat system, allowing players to pick their starting hand and using custom dice to generate power for spells. Unbelievable artwork, speedy play (15 minutes per player) for up to four players and six unique Phoenixborn with all the cards necessary for their recommended decks make this a must buy for any strategy game lover.

Ages 14 & up, playing time 30 minutes to 2 hours.

Categories: Saskatoon, Winnipeg, Games

TableTop Day 2015

Wednesday, Mar 18, 2015 at 8:09pm

McNally Robinson Winnipeg is proud to again participate in International TableTop Day!

On April 11th, from 10 am to 10 pm, we'll be hosting multiple gaming tables right inside the bookstore. You're invited to drop in at any time and to stay for as long or as short as you'd like. The event is entirely free and there's no need to register. Come alone or bring some friends. We'll have games to play, and you're encouraged to bring your own.

Come play some games with us and other Winnipeg gamers!

For more details, please visit our official TableTop Day event page.

Categories: Winnipeg, Games

July & August Featured Game: Wrebbit3D Puzzles!

Wednesday, Jul 02, 2014 at 7:30pm

Our Feature for July and August isn't a game but a puzzle! A series of puzzles: Wrebbit3D's line of three-dimensional puzzles!

Bring family members together around a table for hours of leisure and fun.

After 3D puzzle inventor Paul E. Gallant revolutionized the jigsaw puzzle world in 1991, the story of Wrebbit3D puzzles continues unabated. In addition to bringing back redesigned favourites like Big Ben, Taj Mahal, Neuschwanstein Castle and other prominent historical and architectural landmarks, Wrebbit3DTM continues to expand their offering with a new series of structures from the Lord of the Rings, such as the Orthanic Tower Isengard and the Hobbiton.

Made in Canada from non-toxic polyethylene foam, Wrebbit3D Puzzles use tenon and mortise technology to create sturdy 3D puzzle structures of the highest quality, both in terms of design and illustration.

Look below to see our current selection of Wrebbit3D puzzles. Find them in-store, or order right here on the website.

Categories: Saskatoon, Winnipeg, Games

The Game's Afoot: COAL BARON

Friday, Mar 07, 2014 at 5:19pm

Josef, our board game guru, recently returned from an exhibition of board games. There he had the opportunity to "test drive" some of the latest Euro-style board games that have almost entirely reinvented the board game world.

He came away impressed with Coal Baron, a game in which you are the owner of a coal mine fulfilling contracts for various types of coal. But the orders are very specific about the type of coal they demand. Since each kind is in a different mine level,you must expand your tunnels, and that costs money. It can also cost you the game.

Coal Baron is a game for 2 to 4 players ages 10 & up. Sessions take approximately 60-75 minutes to complete.

Categories: Saskatoon, Winnipeg, Games, Games Spotlight
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