Jingle Bells. It is the most wonderful time of the year! Board games are the best gift for Christmas. Why? Because unlike other gifts, board games are shared to be enjoyed and who better to share it with than to the giver right?
But with all of the new releases (this year alone our board game count grew by about 500 titles), what can Gaming Library recommend to give as the perfect gift for Christmas? We know our games and below is the list that we recommend. All of these are currently in stock as of now.
1.) Cat Tower Bundle (Base + Expansions)
The newest game from the Taiwan Board Game Design Group is here! Cat Tower is a simple casual game that's meant for the whole family.
It is a simple card stacking game that has awesome cute components! How can you say no to that cat?
The bundle also already comes with a Cat Tower Lite and Cat Tower Plus
Video review here:
2.) Zombicide : Season 2 Prison Outbreak
The best selling Zombie game of Gaming Library for 2013 and 2014. Zombicide takes you to the Walking Dead Series and simulates different scenarios that you and your friends have to encounter. Help each other, fight the horde and run from the scary mutations!
Season 2 offers way more fluff and pieces plus minor fixes to the gameplay.
3.) Timeline : Music & Cinema
Everyone loves trivia and we're all connected to Music & Cinema in some form or genre. Timeline brings those things together in an elegant simple gameplay of correctly guessing the timeline.
Check back in next week for the feature on the other games on our Gift Guide!
For interested applicants the next steps are the ff:
That's it! I look forward to you joining the team. Rest assured Gaming Library is a fun and awesome place to work at!
Hans Kenner Fernandez
General Manager, Gaming Library
With Gaming Library's quest to further improve and cement itself as your #1 online board game store, Gaming Library has expanded its team in order to better serve you!
Name: Fabrice D. Salas
Position: Account Manager
Top 3 Board Games:
Interesting notes regarding oneself:
I don’t drink or smoke.
I am adventurous when it comes to food.
I am a big fan of the ADMU Blue Eagles in UAAP basketball.
Favorite type of games: Coop and Party games
Story of how you got into the hobby:
Back in 2006, a good friend from college introduced me to Settlers of Catan. I got hooked instantly, bought my own copy that weekend and taught it to my different circles of friends. Among the people I taught were Chris Otero and Leo Castillo, who are still part of my gaming groups today.
During one of the following game nights hosted by Leo, he taught me about BGG, Scott Nicholson’s reviews and had already ordered games from the US. Ever since then, it has been a continuous, delightful journey in board gaming with no turning back.
Name: Francis Timbol Fabie
Top 3 Boardgames:
1830: Railways & Robber Barons
Ticket to Ride: USA 1910
Fun Facts About Me:
I am a foodie who especially loves burgers and steaks. I am a dancer and one of the original members of the Skittlez Crew from DLSU-M. I co-own Burger Company, incidentally the Quezon City branch of Gaming Library. I am a gamer and not only because of tabletop games but video games as well on all these platforms: Windows PC, iPad, iPhone, PlayStation Portable, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, and XBox 360! My favorite games are mostly Japanese Role-Playing Games or JRPGs and my most favorite game is called Suikoden.
Board Games I Love To Play:
I really love playing economic and euro games. I want to play games that has a lot of strategy like Agricola, Le Havre, and Stone Age. I am so into train-themed games as well, for some reason, like Ticket to Ride, Chicago Express, and 1830. I also like a lot of deck-building games like Dominion, Star Realms, and DC Comics Deck-Building Game.
What Got Me Into The Hobby:
It was New Year's Eve and my brother bought Dominion. I was not even enthusiastic or intrigued by what the game was but my brother forced me and my cousin to play it. We played it once, then twice, and a couple more times after that. I was hooked. For the next few months, me and my friends would go and play Dominion for 8 hours straight usually from 10:00 PM to 6:00 AM. After that, I started collecting more games, getting into the community, and now, I have a personal collection of around 70+ games that anyone is free to play at the restaurant.
Position: Store Manager - Makati Branch
Top 3 Board Games:
2.Roll Through The Ages
Interesting notes regarding myself
I co-own the Brilliant Light photography and videography freelance firm.
an avid photographer at heart i also have a strong passion for games namely Video Games and Tabletop Games. i am also a foodie and a scale modeler most times.now i own a personal library of 30 Boardgames since i started back in 2012, plus a plethora of Miniature models and a compilation of Console Games from the Family computer to the Current Gen consoles.
Favorite type of games
Role Playing Games
Miniature war Games
Story of how you got into the hobby.
i started playing pen and paper RPG since 1998, an avid fan of zombies i got introduced to a certain miniature wargame that involved zombies. during one of our wargame gigs a friend introduced me to Last Night on Earth back in 2012, and the rest was history.
Name: Irene Quintela Samante
Position: Customer Service Manager
Top 3 Boardgames:
I am a culinary student with a great passion for cooking, baking, eating, playing board games, pen and paper RPGs and BACON. I also love collecting specialty dice and playing with my pets; Nimbus our dog and Chessex our cat. In terms of board games I prefer playing euro style, like Takenoko, Power Grid and Splendor but I also enjoy games like Avalon, Epic Spell Wars, Survive and games that involve a lot of dice. When I’m not at work you can find me planning my turns, rolling dice and acting my character out at Makati B&B.
How I got into the Hobby:
My boyfriend tricked me on going to B&B there we played Ticket to Ride: Europe. From that day on, I got hooked with board games and couldn’t stop playing and learning new games.
In an effort to improve and be of better service to our customers, we are making several changes to our policy.
Changes are below:
At the same time, we are now adjusting all of our ETAs by one month in our pre-order page. We truly apologize :(
Thank you for your continued patronage. We will have a big announcement tomorrow as we unveil the new team of Gaming Library that will strive to improve our customer satisfaction rating!
Hans Kenner Fernandez
General Manager, Gaming Library
*Do you have having to keep looking at the cards? How about referring always to the rulebook? Check this out.
The Great Khan is dead, plunging the world of Eretsu into total war. The Khan’s heirs fight amongst themselves for control of his shattered Dominion as the Durani Empire mobilizes to regain lost lands and honor. Their most fearsome weapon are Golems, arcane war machines created and mastered by powerful sorcerers.
As the world of Eretsu descends into chaos, now it’s your turn to take command of a Golem army and fight for honor, glory, or riches.
Golem Arcana is a digitally enhanced miniatures boardgame that leverages the power of a smartphone or tablet to deliver an unprecedented and engaging experience. GA offers the richness and tactical depth of other miniatures boardgames without any of the hassles; the free Golem Arcana app handles all the rules and record keeping, freeing up the players to concentrate on devising strategies and having fun.
Golem Arcana is point-based army building game. Each player fields an army consisting of Golems, Knights (sorcerors who “pilot” the Golems) and Ancient Ones (powerful gods that might intervene on the army’s behalf), and Relics (powerful magical artifacts that can be carried and deployed by Golems). Golems are represented on the game board with pre-painted figures, while Relics are depicted on game cards. Knights and Ancient Ones are digital characters obtained within the Golem Arcana app.
Each unit has special powers and capabilities. The key to victory is figuring out how to best combine these abilities to unleash havoc on the enemy.
The magic of the Bluetooth-powered Tabletop Digital Interface (TDI) Stylus keeps the Golem Arcana App connected to the action on the gameboard. Players move their Golems and launch attacks by tapping the appropriate game pieces with the Stylus.
To Launch an Attack:
The Golem Arcana App regularly downloads new scenarios, unveiling new chapters in the saga of Eretsu and keeping the game fresh. Players can also use the app to purchase new Knights and Ancient Ones, giving them the opportunity to constantly evolve their strategies.
The TDI stylus uses a tiny infrared camera to read microcodes which are invisibly printed over the top of the icons and values of the figure’s bases and over the terrain art of the board’s regions. The TDI transmits the microcodes it reads to the Golem Arcana app (running on your smartphone or tablet) via Bluetooth 4 LE (Low Energy). For a list of known Bluetooth 4 LowEnergy devices click here.
The Golem Arcana app streamlines gameplay by acting as a sort of referee. It remembers and adjudicates the rules and takes care of all the necessary bookkeeping. The app also delivers a few features that have never been possible in a board game before.
One of Golem Arcana’s important design goals is to keep your focus on the figures and the tactical situation on the board, and not on your mobile device’s screen. The device acts something like a scoreboard at a baseball game, presenting the information you need, when you need it.
Start your journey with the Base Game Set. Later you can add one or more of the available Expansion Sets for more army building options.
You can now pre-order your Golem Arcana items. Check it out here.
After coming back from Gencon it has become apparent to us that Gaming Library has a bright future ahead. Most of the publishers are now recognizing the Philippine market as an opportunity to grow their brand and they're very happy to partner with Gaming Library to accomplish this.
With this, Gaming Library will be embarking on a big expansion plan but we need your help! We're now opening part time and full time work opportunities to our dear community members. Are you ready to have a career in gaming?
Perks and Compensation to be discussed during the interview. Interested applicants please submit your resume together with your chosen brand/publisher. Please indicate in the email a short paragraph of why you are the perfect fit for the role.
Please email your application to email@example.com and indicate in the subject "Application - Chosen Role"
Board Game King Updates - ZMan round
Game - Agricola
Venue - Makati BnB
Fab Salas - 50
Reuben Ferrer - 44
JC Yamizero - 14
Lean Sibulo - Originally confirmed but had to back out last minute (Eliminated)
POD 3 RESULTS:
(nakalimutan ung plus 3 galing sa Church Warden) :D
POD 4 Results:
Changes in Tournament Mechanics:
In an effort to simply and make the tournament more efficient, we are changing certain mechanics of the tournament as we enter the top 9
-* Hans Kenner Fernandez ( will join to balance out the Pods *auto last place)
BG King will join the first round of the tournament and will have the same mechanics as below:
Advancement to Top 6:
After the first round, participants may continue on the tournament if they wish to do so.
Good luck and be legendary!