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What awesome board game mashup will you create?

At the Mix n Mash Tabletop Design Challenge, you join a small team (2-4 people) and combine two board games to create a mashup that is uniquely yours!

At each biannual installment of the event, each team will have their own copy of one Featured Game to use. The Featured Game for February 2020 is Rock Paper Wizard, designed by Canadian trio Josh Cappel, Sen-Foong Lim and Jay Cormier! This game of second-guessing and dramatic reversals is like rock paper scissors, but each gesture casts a different spell as players try to outdo each other with the intent of snagging the most loot from the dragon!

While the Featured Game for each team is the same, your second game will be different, as you will draw two random games from a pool, and choose one (with up to two redraws). Don’t worry if you aren’t familiar with the games, as the hosts will explain how they work. Then the mashing begins!

Your team must use some elements from both games, such as theme, components or mechanisms. However, you can omit or alter any of the original elements, or add in your own! A selection of prototyping materials will also be available to use on the day, including tokens, dice, blank cards, etc. Let your imagination run wild.

When you have an idea of how your game will work, it’s time to start creating, playtesting and reiterating it. Of course, don’t forget to give awesome names to your team and game.

Then, Jay Cormier, co-designer of Rock Paper Wizard and more than 20 other games, makes a special appearance, and gives feedback and encouragement on everyone’s mashups!

And of course, prizes! Jay will choose one mashup as the winner, with one simple criterion: the game he wants to play most. Each member of the winning team will win a gift card from Rain City Games! (amount TBD)

In addition, each team will get to keep their copy of Rock Paper Wizard! You’ll have to decide among yourselves who takes it home.

By joining the event you’ll also automatically be entered to win a door prize, including the following:
Storm Crow hat
Storm Crow playing cards
Cthulhu tiki mug
Meeple Leaf t-shirt
More copies of Rock Paper Wizard in shrink (we have 10 total and will give the remaining copies away as door prizes)

There is a $10 fee to join the event. You can buy your ticket here.

We would prefer if you bought your ticket in advance so that we know how many to expect, but alternatively you can pay at the door. Tickets are non-refundable but are fully transferable. If the event is cancelled, all tickets purchased will be refunded in full.

You are not required to make a food and/or drink purchase at Storm Crow. However, as they have generously allowed us to use the space for an extended time, and you have to eat anyway, why not show your support for the host venue by buying your meal there.

Minors are allowed, as long as they are with their legal guardian. If they join as part of your team, then you will need to buy a ticket for them regardless of age.

You can’t say “mundane” without “Monday”, and there’s a reason for that! It’s a well-known fact that Monday is the least cool day of the week. It’s time we changed that with BOARD GAMES!

Boring Mondays are gone. Here is what your Monday night looks like now:

Firefighters Pub has a great location attached to the east side of Metrotown, across from Bonsor Community Complex. They’ve got great food and service, the interior is spacious, and the big wooden tables are perfect for board games.

The host will greet you, and ask a few questions about your gaming experience and preferences, then get you settled into a table. Singles are welcome!

There will be a selection of 30+ games, the focus being ones that are easy to learn and fun to play! The host will teach you how to play and answer any questions you might have. Absolutely no reading rulebooks allowed! 😉

If you’re a seasoned gamer and want to bring your own more complex games, of course that’s cool too! The host will help find others who are interested in that kind of game.

People usually order food first when they arrive, and just hang out for a bit, or maybe play a quick card game. I do ask that you buy your meal for the evening at Firefighters Pub, so that we can continue to enjoy this awesome space! There is no cover charge, and no minimum spend.

Monday specials:
Beef Dip $10.99 (regular $13.99)
Goose Island IPA (20 oz) $6.08
Gin Fizz $4.56
Pitcher of Budweiser (60 oz) $12.99

By 7 everyone is pretty much settled in, and the real gaming begins!

Then at 8:00 the host will draw the door prizes! That’s right, not only is there no fee to play the games, just by joining the Board Game Night you’ll even be entered to win one of two prizes every night!
$20 gift card for Firefighters Pub
$15 gift card for a local board game store

Pretty cool eh! Mondays will never be the same again.

Other stuff:

This is a family-friendly establishment. About half the people will get a drink or two, but you are not expected to and it won’t be weird if you don’t. No minors after 10.

The event officially ends at 9, but you’re welcome to stay later on your own. The kitchen closes at 10, bar at 11.

If you’re going, please RSVP; if you RSVP, please go. A well-attended event helps draw in more people and keep the community growing.

Note: When falling on a holiday Monday, this event will be cancelled for that week. Check the Meetup posting for the latest updates.

Hope to see you there, and happy gaming!

Sign up here.

Board games and bubble tea were made for each other! And you can be a part of this amazing feat of nature by going to this meetup, held every Tuesday 6-9pm at Kingsize Bubble Tea & Games on Main St.

The host and venue will supply a selection of games to choose from, or if you have your own you’d like to play, feel free to bring those too.

There is no fee or minimum spend for this event, but we do ask that everyone makes a purchase, as the owner has been kind enough to let us use the space for an extended period of time. They use a lot of fresh ingredients, and their lemon tea is especially popular.

You don’t have to be there at exactly 6:00, but the closer to 6 you arrive the less likely you’ll have to wait for a game to finish so you can jump in. The event ends at 9 but the shop is open till 10, so you’re welcome to stay past 9 to finish up your game.

We play all kinds of games, just let us know what you’ve played and what you like, and we’ll get you set up!

Register here.