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Beer & Board Games

Do you play board games? Do you like beer? Adventure Brewing Company in Stafford has you covered. Join them this Wednesday for board games and beer.

D&D Encounters

At 6pm every Wednesday in September, starting on the 3rd (tonight), we will be having a D&D encounters group for any players interested in trying out the the new edition. What is D&D Encounters you ask? From the Wizards of the Coast website:

“D&D Encounters is our weekly Wednesday play program, geared for a casual play audience with short sessions each week. It serves as a great introduction to our main storyline events, and uses material right from published adventure product. Each session only takes 1-2 hours to play, so it’s easy to fit your game in after school or work. And each week there’s a new and exciting challenge. Jump in anytime!

D&D Encounters participants are supported in-store with kits that include player (faction) and DM packs. These packs come in a beautiful folio designed with your faction’s colors and symbol. When you arrive for your first session of D&D Encounters, you’ll choose a faction pack with all sorts of goodies contained within – blank character sheets, log sheets, table tents, special certificates, and more. Dungeon Masters will receive a pack themed to the storyline, containing items for their use.

We’ll introduce the Tyranny of Dragons storyline by adapting a portion (levels 1-4) of the first adventure, Hoard of the Dragon Queen, for play. This adventure adaptation will be available as a complimentary PDF for stores that schedule D&D Encounters, who can then pass it along to their Dungeon Masters. After you’ve finished playing that portion of the adventure, you can continue play by picking up the rest of the adventure from the store or play in D&D Expeditions.”

Sunday Boardgaming Nights

Join us on Sunday nights from 5pm-9pm for open board game night! Bring your favorite or play one from our library of over 100 games. We have been running these for the past two weeks and getting around 10 people each night. As an added incentive (come on, finding new players for your favorite board game isn’t enough?), give your name at the front desk after you play at least one game. After 5 gaming visits you’ll get 40% off the game of your choice (provided it’s either in stock or we can order it from our vendor)

Khans of Tarkir M:tG Pre-Release

We have Magic: the Gathering sealed prerelease tournaments for the next set, Khans of Tarkir on Saturday September 20th and Sunday September 21st both starting at noon and 5pm on their respective day. Yes, that’s two tournaments on each day for a total of four prerelease tournaments.

For sign ups (only required for the noon events, just show up for the the 5pm events):

Saturday, September 20th @ Noon

Sunday, September 21st @ Noon

Also, we will be having a Midnight Release event on September 25th for the actual release of the Khans of Tarkir set.

HeroClix Con In Your Store Event Weekend August 30th-31st

If you play HeroClix or want to learn then this is the weekend to set aside to come to Game Vault! We have a ton of prize support and tournaments running all day both Saturday and Sunday. This is part of the exclusive Con In Your Store program WizKids is running, that means we have the exclusive prize support to go along with it. We’ll also have demo games available to new or novice players with free figures to go home with all demo game participants.

New/Novice Players: come in any time for a free demo game. Participate in a demo game and get a free 200-300 point team (1 per customer). You can also throw your name in a pot to receive one of our demo games, either the Man of Steel 2 Figure Mini Game, Lone Ranger 2 Figure Mini Game, or Iron Man 4 Figure Mini Game.

All players:
Gather 3 like-minded players and start a Battle Royale any time during the weekend. $12 per player per battle. Each participant opens a booster of their choice from our available inventory to use those figures for the game. When there is only one player left standing all figures from everyone’s boosters are put on the table. Figures are chosen based on a player’s placement in the tournament: 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 4th, 3rd, 2nd, 1st, 1st, etc. 1st Place will get an additional LE or rare from our supply.

Saturday at Noon:
$25 – 2 booster Sealed Tournament – build your best 300 pt team using 2 Teen Titans boosters
1st Place: Batcave! (8 player minimum)
2nd-8th Place: LEs from our supply including CIYS LEs

Saturday at 5pm:
$25 – 2 booster Sealed Tournament – build your best 300 pt team using 2 boosters of your choosing from our available inventory
1st Place: Watchmen Collector’s Set (8 player minimum)
2nd-8th Place: LEs/Rares from our supply

Saturday 4-6pm is designated as trade hours. You’re welcome to trade amongst yourselves all weekend but we thought we’d set this time aside specifically so players know to come in with their trade stock for the best chance at meeting other traders. We’re sorry but the store is not interested in buying or trading HeroClix with any player.

Sunday at Noon:
$30 2 booster + 3 gravity feed Sealed Tournament – build your best 300 pt team using 2 Teen Titan boosters and a random assortment of 3 gravity feed boosters from our stock
1st Place: Factory set of Fear Itself! (8 player minimum)
2nd Place: brick of Fear Itself (8 player minimum)
3rd-8th Place: Les/Rares from our supply

Swap Meet Saturday, March 8th 10am-?

Join us Saturday for another amazing swap meet. I’m sure people will be busting down our doors at 10am. I make no guarantees for how long it will last but expect some excellent deals as long as it does. As usual, nothing illegal and no money can change hands. If you must buy something from someone please come to the counter for funny money/gift certificates. At the end of your sales bring all funny money to the counter for store credit. As usual, be fair and play nice. Thanks in advance for making these so successful.

We just culled our Board Game Library so we will have some used board games at a deep, deep discount. If you’re a board gamer you definitely don’t want to miss out on these.

35 Pt Warmachine Blood, Sweat & Tiers

Pointsize: 35
Signup at 10-dice roll at 11
Time: Death Clock
Cost: $10

Rules : Blood, Sweat and Tiers is a format that requires every list that can be played(up to 2 lists) to be a tier list, reaching at least level 1 tier. This is more of a fun and relaxed format for people to play those lists that they have always wanted to but was never sure if they will be competitive or not.

We can support a max of 32 people at the GameVault so please let usknow if you are going to come so that we can start signing people up.

You can ask questions, sign up, and learn more here

35 Point Warmachine Slow Grow Tournament

Date: Saturday, February 15th
Sign ups start at 11am, Dice Roll at 11:30am

Fully Painted and Based
Scenarios TBA at the tournament, Death Clocks at 45 minutes, 1 List

$10 Entry Fee
Prize Support:
1st Place: 40% of all entry fees in store credit
2nd Place: 30% of all entry fees in store credit
3rd Place: 20% of all entry fees in store credit
Best Painted: 10% of all entry fees in store credit

You can sign up and ask questions here: http://forums.thegamevault.net/viewtopic.php?f=30&t=982

Closing Early Christmas Eve

The store is closing at 8pm tonight. If anyone is interested in Christmas dinner we’ll be hosting it at the store at 3pm. You’re welcome to join us. (We will not be open for shopping or looking at Magic cards.)

New Year’s Lock-In

December 31st 7pm – January 1st 6am

Join us for another New Year’s Lock-in. Thanks for another great year! Donations are welcome but not required. We’ll cater this from somewhere good and open game until the morning.

  • No alcohol allowed.
  • You must be over 18 to attend after midnight. We will not be responsible for children in our store after midnight. We will not allow children in the store after midnight.