Store Closing

It is with mixed emotions that I announce that Game Vault as you know it will close for the last time at 10pm on Sunday, May 21st. As most of you already know, my lease was up and I am going home to spend time with my family and home school my children. I have enjoyed nearly 11 years growing the gaming hobby in Fredericksburg with my wonderful customers who’ve been the only thing that kept the doors open. You guys took me from zero experience in both retail and gaming to remaining open through the recession. It has been my absolute pleasure to be here. I’m still in talks with someone to open a comparable game store locally but there are many variables he has to take under consideration before making a commitment. If he decides to open I will let you know where and when and give him my full endorsement.

Those of you with store credit are asked to use it by the 21st or lose it. Those with more than $25 will be contacted directly if your contact information is still accurate. (That’s less than 20 people.) As of now all items in the store are 20% off with the exception of tournament fees, drinks, snacks, and items already marked even lower (booster boxes, bricks of Heroclix, etc.) Items with an “E” on their price tags have already been marked down to eBay prices. You will receive only your usual 5-10% discount on those low prices. I will stop taking special orders on May 7th.

Thank you for a wonderful decade! Happy gaming everyone!!!

Closed for Inventory

Game Vault will be closed for inventory from Monday, February 20th to Thursday, February 23rd at 5pm. We apologize for any inconvenience. (yes, this did formerly say Friday but I’ve changed it to tomorrow night)

Christmas & New Year’s Hours

We will be open 10am-4pm Christmas Eve. If you need me to stay here up to 6pm please call. I would hate for someone to miss out on a Christmas present over 2 hours of time I can be useful in the store.

We are closed for Christmas.

We are open New Year’s Eve for our annual New Year’s Lock-In. This is a free event with food and fun for all. Please no alcohol. Do not pre-drink for this sober event. We can have good stupid fun without the help.

We will be open New Year’s day 12-10pm.

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year from all of us at Game Vault!

Website hasn’t been updated in awhile

You may be wondering why our website hasn’t been updated in awhile…in a long, long while. Return on effort – I get about 2% of interest from the website followed by an even split between Facebook and word of mouth. I’m choosing to use my time where it makes the most difference. I keep the calendar updated here and the directions page is essential since getting here is tricky. The forums are up mainly for the Flames of War players. If you hate Facebook and want me to change this policy let me know. The more people who bring it to my attention, the greater the chance I’ll make more of an effort to update this. As usual, any concerns you have are definitely worthy of my attention. Please talk to me. It’s because of you great customers that Game Vault has lasted more than 10 years!!!

Here is our FaceBook page. You don’t have to have an account to view the page.

Just Because Sale!

Because I feel like it, everything in the store is an extra 10% off this week. Sale ends Tuesday, July 12th. (excludes tournament fees, drinks, food, booster boxes & case discounts)

Closed on the 4th of July

We will be closed on the 4th of July. Go outside. Enjoy your independence.

Swap Meet!!!

Date: Saturday, June 25th starting at 10am

Bring your unwanted stuff & get new stuff/new to you stuff.

Rules: nothing illegal, no firearms or weapons, in lieu of paying someone for their gear please come to the counter for store credit chits.

This will be followed immediately by a Paint & Glue party. We’ll order some food, play a movie if it’s quiet enough, and sit and paint/glue our new/old stuff.

Lock-In! Friday-Saturday June 10th-11th

Come celebrate the release of Eternal Masters and play in draft. Sign ups are necessary. We will run this after our regular FNM and play into the wee hours. The earliest it will start is 11:30pm. You must have a reliable ride home. We will not stick around after 7am. No one under 16 is permitted after midnight.

We will run 3 tables – 24 players total (maybe more if demand warrants it). These drafts will be $30 per person. We will NOT be doing our usual rare & foil drafting after the tournament. What you pull for draft is what you keep. There will be no other prize support for this event.

Don’t play Magic? Come play anything else – bring your friends. All the tables are open for play. The store will be open all night long.

Youth Magic Tournament

Don’t forget our first monthly youth tournament for Magic. These will continue on the last Sunday of each month at 1pm.

Age restriction: You must be under 16 on the day of this event to enter
Cost: $4
Format: 3 rounds Standard (Dragons of Tarkir forward)
Further details on the format can be found here.

Prize support: 1st place 2 packs, all others 1 pack

Earn a $40 Gift Card

Get into Games Workshop!
1.) Buy a Start Collecting! box set at full price
2.) Paint & base it by June 12th*
3.) Play at least 2 games with your new set(s) in the store by June 12th**

* Paint must be GW standard: 3 color minimum + basing on all models in the Start Collecting! box set. You are permitted to have someone else paint for you.

** The customer who takes part in this must be the one to play both games. They must include at least one model from your new Start Collecting! set. You can play games before your models are fully painted. Games must be registered at the front desk. If you need help learning the game just ask. This will count as game 1. If you need help finding an opponent please ask.

Limit one Start Collecting! box set from Age of Sigmar & one Start Collecting! from 40K per person for a total of up to two $40 gift certificates. You must satisfy all requirements and bring your entire box set in with all figures painted by June 12th. There will be no exceptions to these rules.

This is a 6-ish week event with the clock starting now and ending at close of business on Sunday June 12th.