I would like to first take a moment to apologize to my regular readers. Life got rough over the past year, and a lot of personal life changes occurred. However, now we are moving forward, stronger than ever. What doesn’t kill us makes us stronger, right? But let me offer a heartfelt apology to everyone who regularly reads this blog, or who submitted games to be reviewed. Things will be moving forward starting… now!
So the bad is behind us, what does the future look like? Well, for starters, the future has a bright shiny new gaming space. Ok, it’s not new… the building is actually about 12 years old, and is in the historic Fountain Square district of Indianapolis. That’s right, I have taken a huge leap of faith and rented a retail space for us to host the library from. Now gamers can come in and play one of our 1000+ games, Tuesdays through Sundays from noon till 1am. Yes, now you have another great late night option that isn’t a bar.
A lot of people have asked about events and such, and yes, we certainly plan to do that. In fact we are hosting a “Are You A Werewolf?” tournament on June 8th, with prizes given to the winner. But we know that people are clamoring for lots of other events. If you are a sanctioned judge, I would love to talk to you. Give us a call! Our new store number is 317-972-GAME.
Let’s see, what else can I tell you about our new endeavor… well… hmm…
We are both a retail shop, and a board game library. Most people are familiar with board game stores, we sell board games. Pretty simple. Although we are also going to be carrying lots of other really cool gamer gear, including T-shirts, geeky buttons, stained glass dice, etc. It’s going to be epic.
The part of the shop that most people don’t quite understand is the library, and that is the bulk of our business model, so allow me to explain: We have 1000+ open box games (and a pool table, how cool is that?), and for a small membership fee you can play any game you like off of the shelves. No need to pay $40+ per board game, when you have the ability to play so many games for very very little. How little? Well, you can play at an hourly rate of $5/hour, and this has a $12.50 daily cap on it. So if you come in at noon, and play till we close, you are still only going to get charged $12.50. Cool right? Let’s say that you want to play often though…. like every week… or shucks, even every day. Well, then our monthly pass is probably right for you, it’s $35, and if you plan on coming in at least three days a month, it’s totally worth it.
So that is the new skinny. I really hope that I see you in the shop some time soon!