Star Wars X-Wing Tournament: 8/29/15

Last month we had a great turnout of X-Wing players at the store. Thank so much to everyone who came out - from near and far - to play. We hope to have an equally great turnout this Saturday. 

Start: 11AM
Entry: $10
Squad Size: 100 points
Tournament Rounds: 60 minutes 
Prize Support: Summer 2015 Tournament Kit

Bullfrogs - Casual Play and Demo: 8/29/15

All experience levels welcome.

Bullfrogs is the flagship title from Thunderworks Games designed by Keith Matejka. Players control factions of bullfrogs and battle over control of territory, being careful to not sacrifice winning the war to win one battle. It's a light, family-friendly card game that offers strategic gameplay through simple rules.

If you buy Bullfrogs tonight, you can get a second game of equal or lesser value for 30% off.

Start: 6PM

L5R Tournament - Twenty Festivals Arc: 8/29/15

Test out your deck and get in ready for Kotei season - including the one we'll be hosting here on 10/10/15.

Start: 6PM
Entry: $5
Format: Twenty Festivals Arc
Prize Support: Yep.

Shadowrift - Casual Play and Demo: 9/1/15

All experience levels welcome.

We love this game. It's a cooperative deck building game that is a blast to play. Players are heroes desperately fighting to protect a village from the evil forces that assail it. You must fight to keep the townspeople alive while simultaneously sealing the rift that allows the hordes to replenish. 

The cards you buy give you a great deal of character diversity and will help you to aid each other and the townsfolk. The townsfolk will offer what aid they can, but if you don't protect them, they will be torn to shreds by the invaders that grow more powerful each turn they are allowed to live. 

This is a great game and will be well worth your time to come and check out.

If you buy Shadowrift tonight, you can get a second game of equal or lesser value for 30% off. For example, you could get Shadowrift: Archfiends the games highly rated expansion.

Start: 6:30PM

Warzone - Demo: 9/2/15

All experience levels welcome. 

Warzone Resurrection is the vibrant new wargame set in the Mutant Chronicles universe. It has a large range of resin miniatures, a novel approach to wargaming, and a captivating background that has been developed by fans of Mutant Chronicles. Our demo provider is an enthusiastic player and loves to share his passion for this game. So if you love Mutant Chronicles (I remember the board game myself) or maybe you've been curious about this game or wargaming in general, it's a good day to stop in and learn!

Start: 5PM and throughout the night

Descent: Journeys in the Dark (2e) - Casual Play and Demo: 9/4/15

All experience levels welcome.

Descent is a cooperative game, unless you're the player who takes on the role of the treacherous overlord! The remaining players (up to four) take on the roles of courageous heroes attempting to stop the overlord from carrying out his vile plot.

The great thing about Descent is it can be played as a continuous storyline where players - overlord and heroes - level up their characters or it can be played as one-shot scenario. We played in story mode with our extended family and had a blast playing with them once-a-week until we finished the arc.

Tonight our demo leader will be the evil overlord. This may create conflict of interest in teaching you the rules, but we will trust to his true innerwardly good nature to be upfront about your abilities. 

If you buy Descent tonight, you can get a second game of equal or lesser value for 30% off. 

Start: 7PM

DMing - Demo: 9/5/15

All experience levels welcome - especially entry level.

Have you ever been interested in DMing? Tonight we have DMs on hand to help teach you how to lead a game for others. There will be group instruction and sample situations will be provided. Please keep in mind, this is meant for those who are interesting in Dungeon Mastering specifically. It will not be an opportunity to get in another RPG game.

We look forward to seeing future DMs in and learning the art of story leading.

Start: 6PM

Nefarious - Demo: 9/5/15

All experience levels welcome. 

The Envoy Herald for our store will be running demos of Nefarious from 10AM - 3PM today. So come in and check it out!

Your genius could have been such a boon to humanity. Your death ray had wonderful pest control applications, and your volcano activator was perfect for fighting global warming. But the fools at the institute, they wouldn't listen. They called you mad! You built a monster to rend them limb from limb, which your minions assured you was the very worst way to be rended. 

When it became clear that the only hope for the world was your own benign leadership, you took control of TV to announce this fact. But your broadcast was interrupted by someone else taking control of TV and announcing his own plan for world domination – and then that broadcast was interrupted by yet another interloper. So. Competition. Well, the world will never be as scared of these upstarts as it will be of you. Archimedes once said, "Give me a long enough lever and a place to stand, and I will move the world." You will be the most terrifying lever the world has ever seen.

Time: 10AM - 3PM, Multiple demos.

Star Trek: Attack Wing Year of Hell Tournament: 9/8/15

Come play some Attack Wing tonight! We will be running the STAW: Star Trek: Attack Wing Year of Hell OP Kit

Start: 6:30PM
Squadron Size: 120 points preconstructed
Entry Fee: $5 (no blinds)
Prize Support: Star Trek: Attack Wing Year of Hell OP Kit

Wonky and Gold am Orinoko - Casual Play and Demo: 9/8/15

All experience levels welcome.

Wonky is a fun game we ran across while at GenCon. It's a great family game and party game. The goal of Wonky is to get rid of your cards while your opponents keep getting more. As you stack the oddly shaped pieces, you try to set up your opponent to topple the tower of increasingly wonky structure.

Gold am Orinoko is a game by HABA - one of the leaders in games for families and young children. In this game, players are trying to get their adventures to the ruins of a city that has gold. To get there, they need to cross the treacherous full of moving logs and other adventurers. Good luck surviving the river to reach the gold!

If you buy either title tonight, you can get a second game of equal or lesser value for 30% off.

Start: 6:30PM

Five Minute Fun Friday - Casual Play and Demo: 9/11/15

All experience levels welcome.

AEG makes a line of games known as Five Minute Fun. That's because it only takes five minutes to get through the rules and get to the fun. Something else that makes them great is that they are fast and compact so you can take them on the go to school, to work, on vacation, whatever it might be. 

Tonight, we're teaching three of these games:

Lost Legacy: The Starship
Agent Hunter
Love Letter: Batman

Buy any of these titles tonight and get a second game of equal or lesser value for 30% off.

Start: 7PM

Magic Commander - Casual Play: 9/12/15

Got a commander deck? Want to play it? Come today and play some great games with our community. No tournament. No prizes, just a great chance to get in some excellent games.

Start: 2PM

Undercity - Casual Play and Demo: 9/12/15

All experience levels welcome.

Evil lurks beneath the city of Corvis. Burdened by the growing tide of corruption, the desperate and undermanned City Watch turns to a mercenary company for help investigating a rash of smuggling activity and strange disappearances. But beneath the soot-filled streets of the metropolis a sinister plot unfolds, greater and more dangerous than anyone has dared imagine. 

Join the Black River Irregulars and delve into the treacherous Undercity in this fully-cooperative adventure board game for 2-4 players. No game master necessary.

If you buy Undercity tonight, you can get a second game of equal or lesser value for 30% off. 

Start: 6PM

The Guardians: Explore - Demo: 9/15/15

All experience levels welcome.

We met the creator of this game, Jonathon Ruland, at GenCon. This looks like a great game and is scheduled to come out on Kickstarter today. Jonathon sent us a preview copy so that we could run demos at the store. You can try the game before you Kickstart it with us!


It's spring break in Arthursburg, a time when kids set out on heroic quests of excitement and imagination. But this year, the danger and magic are real - the residents and wildlife around town have been transformed into evil monsters bent on total destruction! Only you and your friends have the power and wits to rise up and save your loved ones from this unknown evil.

The Guardians: Explore is a card drafting, deck refinement adventure game for 2-5 players, running eight total turns, and games lasting approximately 45-90 minutes long.

Start: 6:30PM

Conquest - Tournament: 9/15/15

Conquest tournaments are fast paced, so don't worry about a long, late night. This is a great time to come in, have some competitive fun, and get to know our community.

Start: 7PM
Cost: $5
Prize Support: This will be done as in-store credit until the next kit is released.

BattleCON - Casual Play and Demo: 9/18/15

All experience levels welcome.

As new villains appear to lay claim to the world of Indines, new heroes rise to challenge them. BattleCON: Devastation of Indines puts you in control of 30 mighty heroes and deadly villains to decide the fate of the world.

BattleCON: Devastation of Indines is a standalone dueling card game designed for head-to-head and team play. Each player selects a character who uses a unique gameplay mechanism to give them an edge in combat. Take control of guitar-playing summoner, a pair of tag-teaming werewolves, a prodigal paladin, a genius artificer, and more! Each character's play style requires new strategies, but uses the same foundational tactics, making a new character easy to learn, but challenging to master.

If you buy BattleCON tonight, you can get a second game of equal or lesser value 30% off.

Start: 7PM

Star Wars Armada - Tournament: 9/19/15

It's our first Armada Tournament and we're excited to have our players in for some epic battles. This is a more casual tournament, so don't worry about submitting your fleet list. However, we expect you to keep the rule that you will not change your fleet during the tournament.

Start: 11AM
Entry: $5
Fleet Size: Each player’s fleet cannot exceed 300 points, though it may contain fewer than 300 points. A player’s fleet cannot contain more than 100 points worth of squadrons.
Prize Out: FFG Spring 2015 Kit
Round Length: 120 mins

Here are the latest Tournament Rules.

Netrunner - Tournament: 9/21/15

It's the third Monday, so it's Netrunner night! Come join the community and compete for Netrunner prizes and in-store credit.

Start Time: 6:30PM
Entry Fee: $5
Prize Support: We used our Summer 2015 kit last tournament, so this time prize support will be in-store credit.

King of Tokyo - Casual Play and Demo: 9/22/15

All experience levels welcome.

You are a monster - but not just any monster - you are a rampaging, ginormous monster crashing through Tokyo to prove that you are the king of all monsters and Tokyo. Battle for control against others who would usurp your spot as monstrous conqueror of all Tokyo. 

If you buy King of Tokyo tonight, you can get a second game of equal or lesser value for 30% off.

Start: 6:30PM

Dice Masters - Tournament: 9/22/15

It's Dice Masters. It's fun. So are the tournaments. Bring your favorite faction or combination there of and throw it down with others at the store. 

Start: 7PM
Entry: $5
Prizes: Yes. We have cards. The top two places can pick which two sets of cards we'll prize out with. 

Penny Press - Casual Play and Demo: 9/25/15

All experience levels welcome.

Set during the tumultuous 'yellow journalism' years at the end of the 19th century, Penny Press has players taking on the role of newspaper magnates such as Pulitzer and Hearst as they strive to become the dominant paper in old New York City.

If you buy a copy of Penny Press tonight, you can get a second game of equal or lesser value for 30% off.

Start: 7PM

L5R - Casual Play and Demo: 9/26/15

All experience levels welcome.

We've had some requests for an L5R demo night. All players are welcome with an emphasis on brand new or beginning players. The more experienced players that come, the more new players we can teach. Spread the word to your friends and on your forums. We'd love to have a great turn out and share the L5R excitement.

If you buy an L5R starter box tonight, you can get a second game (or starter box) of equal or lesser value for 30% off. 

Start: 7PM

Warmachine/Hordes Carolina Invitational Qualifier: 9/26/15

Registration and all information such as Masters Rules and ADR are here.

Our Press Ganger, Keaton, is running a qualifier for the Carolina Invitational at the store! We'd love to see as many people from our community as possible playing and competing for the coveted MACE ticket. Prize out and additional tickets will increase with the number of participants.

It would be much appreciated if you'd sign up beforehand so that we can get a solid headcount. Thank you in advance for registering and helping things go smoothly on Saturday morning.

Here's what else you need to know:

Registration: 10:30AM, Bring your lists.
Start: 11AM
Entry: $15
Format: It's 50pt, 2 lists, and will follow the Masters packet.
Prize Out: First place will get a MACE ticket. We'll be giving out additional prize support and tickets based on the number of participants we have.

X-Wing - Tournament: 9/28/15

It's Monday and what better day for a tournament? No pesky weekend conflicts like RPG games, other tournaments, etc. Come in for a great night and some really fun games!

Start: 6:30PM
Entry Fee: $10
Squad Size: 100 points
Tournament Rounds: 60 minutes 
Prize Support: Yes, it will scale to the number of participants.

Province and Seventh Hero - Casual Play and Demo: 9/29/15

All experience levels are welcome.

Province: Two families vie for power as you settle a new provincial town. Build camps and banks, smithies and harbors and control growth as your town develops! This is a mini-euro game that is super easy to travel with a lot of fun.

Seventh Hero: Players are competing to build the greatest group of heroes. The first to recruit six unique heroes and complete their entourage wins!

If you buy either title tonight, you can get a second game of equal or lesser value for 30% off.

Start: 6:30PM

L5R Kotei: 10/10/15

More details to come, but we've got it - second weekend in October. Absolutely excited to be hosting this event!

D&D Encounters: Wednesdays at 7PM

If you've been looking for an RPG that you can attend weekly or sporadically, this might be a good way to go! We have a large group of players, and several DMs on hand to meet the need, so come on in and join a game! 

    Youth Game: We have a DM lined up to run a youth game on Wednesday nights. Those between 10 and 16 (or thereabouts) are welcome to play and youth will get preference placing. Parents are invited to join in if there is room.

Dice Masters: Tuesdays at 7PM

Every Thursday is Dice Masters free for all play. Bring your favorite genre and come play!

Warhammer 40K: Second Saturdays 11AM - 6PM

It's a Saturday dedicate to Warhammer casual play. We set aside tables for your games, so come on out and get some in!

D&D Expeditions: Third Saturday at 6PM

We host D&D Expeditions every third Saturday if the month. If you're looking to try out 5th Edition for the first time, or you are a veteran looking for a casual group to join for a fun night of adventure, come check out our Expeditions night. Each adventure lasts 4 - 6 hours. If you want to DM an event, please let us know at 

Also, we have a youth game scheduled for Saturdays. If your child is between 10 and 16, this is a great way to get them into a peer group for play. Parents are welcome to join in the fun, but priority will always be given to youth participants.

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Your Local Game Store

Your Local Game Store
Located in the Charlotte area, directly across from the Matthews Downtown Post Office, Your Local Game Store is a family friendly game store specializing in board games and tabletop games for all ages and interests.

We have tables for you to use, and many different kinds of games in our Games Library for you to play. We have party games, strategy games, kids games, role playing games, and lots more for you to check out. Not sure what game to try next? Let us help find the right game for you!

Store Hours:
 Monday - Thursday
 Noon - 10 pm
 Friday  Noon - Midnight
 Saturday  10 am - Midnight
 Sunday  Closed