February 28, 2014
February 25, 2014
February 10, 2014
Hi Gaming Library family,
We got a couple of great updates for you this week!
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We are on soft opening starting tomorrow, Feb 11, 2014 (9am - 6pm). We do not have a play area yet as we are still undergoing renovations so that part of the store is still locked out. However we're glad to say that it is now easier to find and access our flagship store (it is also a lot bigger!)
Currently we do not have yet the displays that we wanted but as a pick up point or if you want to shop around we should be able to cater to your needs already starting tomorrow (Feb 11, 2014).
All pickups will be done at the flagship store already.
We've sold a lot already and stocks are going out. Remember you only have until tonight (Feb 12MN) to place your orders!
Due to insistent public demand, we are creating a third round of seeding until March 1
Mechanics Update! A lot of people have asked what are the mechanics of the campaign. Well here's a quick sneak peek!
1.) Players will compete in different board game challenges throughout the campaign. They will be pitted against (Humans, AI, a different team of AI or Humans) and will be grouped into "PODs" . Each week the last placer of each "POD" will be eliminated. It is survival of the fittest!
2.) There will be a 2 week window for people to meet with their respective POD members to complete the challenge. This will enable them enough time to research, practice and plan regarding the challenge. All members of the POD must agree on a date and venue for the meetup. Should there be no consensus, majority wins and top seed breaks ties. Failure to comply with the meetup will automatically result in elimination (even if he/she has an immunity card)
3.) Immunity/Bonus cards - from time to time, challenges will give top winners of the PODs rewards (these range from store credit, immunity from elimination, etc...) - these will be announced at the same time of the challenge.
4.) Challenges - every 2 weeks there will be 3 sets of challenges that will come out. Each POD must decide which challenge they will participate in. Top seed breaks ties if there are no majorities. Things will get harder and harder each round that Gaming Library can assure you.
5.) Winners must post a report detailing the ff:
6.) Venues for meetups:
Gaming Library highly recommends the ff. venues:
Due to the sensitive nature of the campaign these venues will not be allowed :
2.) Any Neutral Grounds branch
So what are you waiting for? Sign-up and now get a chance to win 5,000Php worth of board games! Click here to sign up.
January 22, 2014
This year holds a lot of promise as Gaming Library is going to grow a lot bigger!
We are now creating a sub category called "Card Library" This category will house all LCG, TCG and CCG products that Gaming Library will be carrying. As of this moment,
is now available! You can get your singles (which includes hard to find triple rares and others) at a very good reasonable price.
Summoner Wars, Netrunner, A Game of Thrones are all moved under Card Library already. To celebrate the creation of Card Library, we have created several bundle sales to get you going!
Now is a good time to get great value for your card games! The savings simply cannot be beat.
Gaming Library found that its vision of being the preferred partner of moments of togetherness doesn't simply have to rely on board games. We have found new exciting products for the arts & craft and tinkers. With this we are proud to give you a sneak peak of our new product lines.
Gaming Library is the first store to be able to bring these items in to the Philippines!
4D Cityscape is a patented three layer puzzle design that is both fun and educational. Layer 1 & 2 assemble together forming a geographical map of the city...
The 4th Dimension is Time, located on the third layer of the puzzle. You refer to the Time Poster to locate & place each building on the map according to the year it was built.
As you work your way through the Time Poster you are placing each building in chronological order as if history is happening before you eyes! The year of the last building placed on the map represents the year you are in the puzzle.
The 4th Dimension Time Poster takes you through history as you insert each building into the puzzle floor in chronological order! As you play and refer to the poster, you rebuild and learn how the skyline actually evolved over time! Its fun, challenging, and educational...
We highly recommend checking it out. It is simply amazing!
The Pioneer of DIY Creative Models – Modelshop
Paper automata are not just toys. They are works of art and demonstrations of science. A lot of thought goes into the design of every model. Each is marvelous on its own, and shines even more brightly as part of a collection.
All Modelshop automata are constructed from paper rather than plastic. Paper is lightweight, strong, easy to work with and environmentally friendly.
From Famous Ships and Cruises to Taiwan Vintage Model Houses and European Automata Art Masters Collections, all Modelshop collections recall poignant moments in history. They are equally appealing to adults and children.
Pull the levers, turn the crank and watch with delight as the model springs into life.
These items will soon be availabe for pre-order in Gaming Library! Stay tuned.
Only from the best and most innovative best friend store that you will ever have - Gaming Library.
December 30, 2013
The GL awards would take on a different approach. This year we are now only doing 4 categories but each category would have two winners. One is for the best game of the category and the other will be the best new release for 2013 of that same category.
The awards are based on the following criteria:
There is no other game in 2013 that simply came close to King of Tokyo in all 3 of our criteria. King of Tokyo is fast and simple to learn making it one of the best games to introduce people into the hobby of board gaming. Due to its quick playing time, KOT is still being played over and over again up till today. It is also no secret that this is Gaming Library's best seller.
Pathfinder Adventure Card Game was a surprise hit this year. It quickly rose to the top and beat out several other contenders. What was more surprising was that it did this in just mere 2 months! The game evolved Dominion and gave it a sense of RPG thereby expanding the board game community even more. Only time will tell if this will have staying power but with the scenarios being churned out, I'm sure it will.
The new edition of Pandemic is a big hit among families. The game is cooperative and fosters communication and teamwork among the participants making it a great family game. Parents, sons and daughters are having a great time saving the world from the deadly virus.
Tokaido is another surprise hit for Gaming Library this year. This is one of the newest games of Antoine Bauza, the designer of 7 Wonders. The game is very simple and easy to learn and the theme is really family friendly. Participants travel through Japan and score points based on their journey.
For this category there will be no 2013 new release award as the winner is already a 2013 release. Love Letter is one of the most portable game out in the market right now. It is light and easy to carry so that you can always have it with you every where. Game is simple, easy to learn and infuses deductive reasoning giving the game enough depth.
Summoner Wars continues to exceed expectations and churn out innovations while maintaining balance and compatibility with the old. The 2nd Summoners of Summoner Wars gave a whole new deck building options, new simple mechanics and hones the meta gaming experience. They are not must buys for you to win tournaments but they are just so fun to play that you will still want to own them.
December 25, 2013
Merry Christmas Everyone!
Given that it is the time of love and family, we want to thank you our dear GL family for being part of a great year for us. We have these gifts for you:
True to our commitment to make gaming hassle free, Gaming Library is striving to already be where you are. We did this through our app so that you can make ordering games on-the-go. This 2014, we are going to do so much more!
We have partnered with Comic Odyssey Fully Booked Promenade (Top most floor) into becoming a gaming venue for us! The space is huge and will be outfitted with tables and chairs good enough for 30-40 people. Regular gaming nights will be held on Thursdays 7pm till mall closing.
Since it is in Greenhills Shopping Center, commuting to the venue is super easy as it is in the middle of the metro. Parking space is abundant, food choices are A LOT and can cater to your craving and/or budget. It is going to be one of the best places to hangout and play board games.
The best news is that in order to show support to the venue. A store credit of ONLY 50Php will be placed every game night. The store credit can be used to buy comics, sleeves or toys in the shop. Tournaments will also be held here and the store credit will already be a part of the tournament fee for the prizes.
The search for the board game king will test your skills in the various categories of board games. You will enter into the arena and challenges will come out. The ultimate winner will get 5,000Php worth of board games! It will be a 3 month campaign ending into the return of All aBOARD in March. Don't worry time and scheduling will not be tight.
We are going to open the biggest board game haven- The Gaming Library flagship store! There will be lots of games displayed and it will be huge! More pictures to follow.
We still have 5 aces up in our sleeve but for now this is our gift to you. Gaming Library continuous improvement in order to give you the best value for your money.
December 23, 2013
This Christmas season Gaming Library highly recommends these games for your family reunion.
In Walk the Plank!, players represent the worst pirates in a captain's crew. The captain has rounded you all up because you're all lazy and stupid and simply not worth the rum and loot you get paid. That said, the captain has decided he's willing to keep two of you in his crew. To prove you're worthy, you will fight amongst yourselves, trying to shove other players' pirates off the end of the plank while keeping yours alive!
In game terms, each round players secretly stack three of their ten action cards, then they take turns revealing and playing those actions one by one no matter what's gone wrong between the planning and the doing. If you plan to have a pirate shove someone off the plank on your third move and all he sees are his own best mates, he will still shove away! Some cards bear a skull on them, and these powerful cards must remain on the table the round after they're played, but otherwise players then pick up their action cards and start a new round. As soon as two or fewer pirates remain on board, the game ends and the owner (or owners) of these pirates win! Watch out, though, as sometimes every pirate will end up in the drink, which means that no one wins other than the sharks circling in the water below...
You can buy Walk The Plank here.
King of Tokyo is simply the best game out there right now. It is quick, simple and easy to learn. Players play as the Kaiju that want to invade Tokyo ( you can either play as Gigazaur, Kraken or the Alien etc..) But only one Kaiju can occupy Tokyo, so you fight it out with others until only one of you is left. It is FUN and comes highly recommended as kids as old as 7-8 can already start playing.
The expansion adds special abilities to each monster so that a depth of strategy is layered unto the game. More monsters are also added (There's the Panda! and the Jack O Lantern). Check out tabletop's video below.
Fluxx: The Board Game lives up to its card game namesake as this board game is all about change: changing rules, changing goals, and changing tiles on the board.
Players start the game with their three pieces in the center of a 3x3 grid of tiles, with each tile divided into four spaces and each space showing an icon of some type (chocolate, sun, cookies, etc.) or an octagon or a portal. Players each start with three cards in hand, and the overall goal of the game is to collect 3-6 goal cards, with the exact number possibly changing during play.
On a turn, a player draws one card, plays one card, then moves one space, with all of those values being subject to change during gameplay; depending on what's currently allowed by the rules, you can also use movement points to rotate or move tiles in the play area. If you have a piece on each icon shown on the topmost goal card in play, you claim that card and are that much closer to winning. Players can also claim goal cards they have in hand by, again, placing their pieces on the appropriate icons. Other cards in the game allow players to change the rules, the game board, the ownership of player pieces, and so on.
Game Length: 15-30 minutes
December 12, 2013
Step1 : Check out the available games section and look for games with the green "Click for 10% off" Button! (it might take a bit of loading time)
Step 2: Write why you want that item on the text bar and click share! Facebook and Twitter Both social networks would ask for your login credentials and authorization.
Step 3: Add to cart the quantity that you want and click " add to cart"
The rest should be the normal way of buying games at Gaming Library. =D
December 10, 2013
We've got loads of goodies coming in. Check out the games that are slated to arrive this December 2013 - January 2014. *Please note this is not a complete list. Featured games below are the anticipated items :)
The new couples game of preparing for the grand ball.
From the maker's of Agricola, Le Havre and Ora Et Labora!
The new hotness that keeps getting sold out. But Gaming Library has secured 3 copies for the Philippines!
The Resistance game now evolved into a more in-depth bluffing game. Resistance Coup!
December 05, 2013