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International Tabletop Day is April 11th

International TableTop Day was founded three years ago as a way for the world to celebrate tabletop gaming together. Every spring, fans host thousands of events all over the world and every year, the event grows. TableTop Day 2014 was celebrated in 80 countries, over all 7 continents, and had over 3,000 events in total. 2015 is going to be even bigger!

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This year at Gryfalia’s we are going to be running game demos from 10am – 10pm – official schedule to be released in the next couple of days! Or if you don’t want to play a scheduled game, then bring your own, or choose one from our enormous demo games rack!

We also have a ton of raffle prizes that we’re going to be giving away throughout the day, and newly added, we are going to have some bigger prizes that you can bid on silent auction style, with all proceeds to benefit Wishbone Canine Rescue!

International Tabletop Day is a great day to meet new friends and play new games. Parking is free downtown on Saturdays, and if the street is full, both parking garages are free all day Saturday also!

Schedule (more stuff might get added)

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10amDominionMunchkin PanicMunchkin
11amDominionMunchkin PanicMunchkinPathfinder
12pmSplendorPathfinderStar Trek
1pmSplendorStar RealmsSteve Jackson Dice GamesHeroclixPathfinderStar Trek
2pmGeek OutStar RealmsSteve Jackson Dice GamesHeroclixGPT TorontoPathfinderStar Trek
3pmEscapeSheriff of NottinghamStudent BodiesHeroclixGPT TorontoPathfinderCamel Up
4pmSheriff of NottinghamStudent BodiesHeroclixGPT Toronto7 Wonders
5pmDominionSheriff of NottinghamStudent BodiesGPT TorontoPathfinder7 Wonders
6pmDominionGPT TorontoPathfinder
7pmGeek Out:  Pop CultureDead of WinterMice & MysticsPathfinderUltimate Werewolf
8pmCarcassonneDead of WinterMice & MysticsPathfinderUltimate Werewolf
9pmCarcassonneDead of WinterMice & Mystics

Plus we’ll have Fluxx and Batman: Love Letter out all day, and our demo rack will be for open play all day!

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Ticket To Ride

Ever wondered what it would be like to be a Railroad mogul? Think you’ve got what it takes to reach your destinations faster than your friends and family? Then you’re in luck – Ticket to Ride is just what you need. Gameplay is straightforward — your job is to connect your destinations together. The more routes you successfully connect, the more points you get. Of course, your opponents are trying to do the same thing. Barcelona to Constantinople via Berlin? It isn’t how you get there… just that you do.

Several available expansions (including various continents and timeframes) prevent the game from becoming stale.

Want to take a ride before buying a ticket? We understand. Bring some friends into the store and pick it up off our demo rack. Sit down at one of our tables and play a game! But be forewarned… it’s addictive!

Settlers of Catan

Trade some sheep for some wood? This game is a classic. It’s been around since 1995 and once you’ve played it, it is easy to see why. This is another easy to learn game with some complex strategical possibilities. You play as settlers moving into a new land. You have to claim land wisely, as each type of land generates unique resources which you’ll need to accomplish… well…. everything. (It’s tough to build without wood, for instance. No grain means you go hungry. You get the idea.) The object is to reach the required number of victory points before your opponents do. One interesting spin to the game is the ability to trade. While it’s fun to stick it to your oppnents every chance you get (and you do get some), you’re going to need them (well, their resources anyway) at some point. A typical game lasts somewhere in the neighborhood of 60-90 minutes. You can play with 3 or 4 players with the base set. Numerous expansion sets are available, allowing you to increase that to 5 or 6, or even play with 2.

You may have seen it being played on The Big Bang Theory.