GOB Retail August Newsletter
GOB Retail August Newsletter - Events, Store News
How the time flies. As summer begins to wane we find it is once more time for us to talk a bit about what's happening here at the store. First, we have some great new events launching over the next month, so that's as good a place to start as any. Diving right in:
Sunday Pokemon League
An all ages Pokemon league every Sunday 1:30pm to 4:30pm. The first league day will be Sunday, Sept 1st. Nice casual play format for younger players. $5 entry gets each player 1 Pokemon booster pack of their choice, 1 random Pokemon single and they get to play in a 3 round swiss league event. For full details, visit:
We've also created a new facebook group for all things Pokemon here at GOB:
Friday Family Game Night
Also launching this September is GOB's family board and card game night. Every Friday evening at 6pm beginning on Friday, September 6th, GOB will be hosting our family board and card game nights. Each night we'll be demoing a different game from our game library and giving away Free board game rentals door prizes. We'll also be running ocasional Asmoplay special scenarios and giving away kit contents. Got your own games you want to play? That's cool tool. Bring them. Come join other area board gamers and try out some new games!
Games Workshop Speed Painting Competition
Like painting Warhammer models? Want to see how your painting stacks up? GOB is hosting a Speed Painting contest on Saturday, August 24th from 2pm to 3:30pm. To enter you need only to buy the model you will be painting. After painting, models will be placed in a showcase at GOB for customers to vote on for a period of two weeks. For full details:
Age of Sigmar Escalation League
GOB will be launching an Age of Signmar Escalation League on Saturday, August 31st. League will run until Saturday October 5th. Details to be announced soon. You can get the latest new as we release it on our facebook group here:
New Magic the Gathering Night - Pauper Tuesdays
Starting on Tuesday, August 27th GOB will begin hosting weekly Pauper play. 6:30 weekly. We'll be alternating play format from 1v1 3round swiss events to multi-player pauper. $2 entry with all going into store credit/Magic point prizing.
GOB is Hiring
Full time Store Associate with data entry experience and a love of games and comics. Details and apply online:
** Lots of great products coming in. Here is a quick look at some of the more notable stuff incoming : **
Magic 2019 Commander Decks
Four new Commander decks release on Friday, August 23rd. Just a few days left to reserve yours on Pre-Order Plus
Wingspan Board Game
The smash board game hit of the year - Wingspan has landed. The 12 copies arriving today though are already spoken for. If you were among the first 12 to pre-order Wingspan with us, your copies are here. We have a much larger shipment arriving in mid to late September and still have copies unspoken for. You can pre-order those today and guarantee you copy when they arrive:
Dungeons and Dragons Baldur's Gate: Descent into Avernus Adventure
The next Dungeons and Dragons book to release will be Baldur's Gate: Descent into Avernus, a large adventure model. This will release both with a standard cover and a limited edition hobby exclusive cover. GOB is accepting pre-orders for both on Pre-Order Plus:
Pokemon TCG Stock Up
GOB has massively expanded our selection of the Pokemon Trading Card Game. We've scoured the racks at all of our distributors and brought in absolutely everything still remotely available. Booster packs, Theme Decks, Elite Trainer Boxes, collectors tins, Poke-Balls, EX collectors sets and more. Come check it out.
Tons of Board Games - The Post Gen Con Flood
Each year game publishers save some of their biggest releases to showcase at Gen Con. Now those games are beginning to flood into the store. Tons of great new board games landed this week, with more sure to follow. You can check out the most recent arrivals here:
GOB Retail IS BUYING
GOB is buying all sorts of great oldies. Used RPG books (especially Dungeons and Dragons books of all editions), Magic the Gathering collections (bulk and singles), Pokemon TCG bulk collections, Used Video Games and Video Game Systems, Comics, POP Figures and more!!
You can see a complete list of things we are looking for:
7 days a week. Cash or trade. Bring in your previously loved gems and take hom good old fashion cash or trade in for some great new games, comics or more - chose from GOB's over insane 140,000 items!!
Store Transformation Underway!!!
Each year our family goes on vacation we build some extra time into visiting the best game and comic stores we can find. This year we visited an amazing 44 great stores from Texas and Florida. We're always exploring to find the best in game and comic stores and from these trips we get to see some amazing stores. And we bring home with us lots of great ideas on how to make GOB Retail the best store it can be for our customers.
This latest trip brought us a treasure trove of great ideas. From simple but important best practices to new ways to display things better to lots of great new merchandise we should be offering. So please bare with us over the next month or two if you find sections of the store undergoing a bit of transformation as we move things around to make room for a lot of great improvements and new products that are incoming.
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