April 07, 2014

Gaming Library Pledges 5% of Sales to Tabletop Indiegogo Fund

 

 

believes in the passion of

 

 

and so we pledge to donate 5% of April sales of board games starting (April 8, 2014 until April 30, 2014). Gaming Library has always been on the crusade to grow the board game hobby, to create markets because we believe in the hobby.

 

If you want to pledge directly, just check out the embed below.

 

 

 

We believe it so much that we are actually on the verge of releasing our own YouTube channel :

 

 

 

 Let's support Tabletop! Support Gaming Library. Support the Board Game Hobby.

April 07, 2014

Wil Wheaton needs your help!

Hi Gaming Library members,

 

Wil Wheaton, host of YouTube Board game show "Tabletop", needs your help funding Season 3!

 

According to the article:

 

"Gamer geek extraordinaire Wil Wheaton needs help from you. Yes, you! After two seasons of letting Google bankroll his let’s-hang-out-and-play-games show TableTop, he’s going rogue and asking fans to pick up the tab for the next season of the show on the online channel Geek and Sundry.

Wheaton’s Indiegogo campaign, announced today during the second annual International TableTop Day, hopes to raise $500,000 for 15 episodes, but if the campaign reaches $750,000 it’ll fund a slate of 20. If it cracks a million bucks, Wheaton says he’ll launch a spin-off dedicated to a Dungeons & Dragons-esque role-playing game. The idea, Wheaton says, is to create a season for, and funded by, the global community of tabletop gamers."

 

 

 

 

Gaming Library will make a sizable donation to their cause. We hope you can do too as we help grow the hobby that we all love. Back them up!

 

Source: http://www.wired.com/2014/04/wheaton-tabletop-crowdfunding/ 

March 21, 2014

Z-Man Games appoints Gaming Library as exclusive distributor for the Philippines!

Today Gaming Library takes a big step towards growing the hobby of board games in the Philippines.

 

 

 

Z-Man games, the renowned publisher of top selling games such as Pandemic, Agricola, Sushi/Wasabi, Robinsons' Crusoe, Carcassonne, Terra Mystica, Clash of Cultures etc (and a ton of other great games)... has chosen Gaming Library as the exclusive distributor of their games in the Philippines.

 

 

Z-Man believes in Gaming Library's capability to grow their games in the Philippines and is very happy with Gaming Library's performance. Pandemic has risen to the top of the best selling games and is now being followed by Agricola and Robinson's Crusoe.

 

 

Check out the Z-Man Games collection here.

What does this mean for the board gamer?

 

  • Customer service issues will be managed directly by Gaming Library to ensure that issues are resolved quickly. 
  • Gaming Library is the only authorized reseller to other game stores
  • Faster arrival of games for Gaming Library!
  • Advance previews of their new hotness of games plus demos!!
  • Tournaments and prize support with Z-man's help, we will grow our events base! (whenever applicable)
  • More cool games!

They have a lot of awesome new stuff that's coming in. We'll start with some previews of the newest game by Uwe Rosenberg, the game designer of Agricola.

 

Glass Road

 

*taken from Z-Man games website:

 

Glass Road is the new game from designer Uwe Rosenberg, creator of Agricola, Ora & Labora, Babel, and many other fantastic games! Oh yeah, and it is also a game from the same people that brought us Terra Mystica: Feuerland Spiele! So this game is going to be epic!

 

What is it about?

Glass Road commemorates the 700 year old tradition of glass making in the Bavarian Forest. You must skillfully manage your glass and brick production in order to build the right structures that help you to keep your business flowing. Cut the forest to keep the fires burning in the ovens, spread and remove ponds, pits and forests to supply yourself with the items you need. There are 15 specialists at your side to carry out your orders...

Although the game features some typical Uwe-elements, it is not a typical "Rosenberg". Since you are forced to play a specialist card when somebody else plays it, you have to deal with chance. Flexibility is the key. While it is a 1-4 player game, it is still a great game to play when you are only 2! 

Here is a glimpse of what the game looks like. (In German, but it still gives you a idea!)

 

 

 

Like another popular Uwe Rosenberg game, Ora & Labora, Glass Road includes a Production Wheel mechanic. However, the Production Wheel in Glass Road is entirely different from any other Production Wheels you have seen in the past.

 

The Production Wheel in Glass Road, is actually two different wheels: one for your Brickworks and one for your Glassworks. Both Wheels are there to indicate the number of goods you have available.

Each of the Production Wheels is divided into two sections. The larger area is for basic goods, such as Water, Wood, and Clay. The smaller area is for refined goods, such as Glass and Bricks. Whenever both brown sectors on the Wheels do not have any resources on them, they MUST be rotated until one of the spaces is no longer empty. 

In this example, before the rotation there was: 1 Food, 2 Quartz, 2 Charcoal, 3 Water and 4 Wood. After the rotation, we now have less of everything, and no longer have any Food. However, on the other side of the Wheel, there is a little green pawn, it represents Glass, a refined resource. With the rotation of the Wheel, a refined resource, Glass, was created.

So manage your resources wisely, because you could lose something you needed if you’re not paying attention to the different sections of the Wheels.

 

 

Pre-ORDER it now as stocks will be arriving in May. We only have 2 copies left! (as of March 20, 2013). Click here.

 

Z-man games believes in Gaming Library. Gaming Library believes in the community of Filipino boardgamers. We are now a force that's being noticed. 

 

Some games to look forward to in the next previews:

 

  • Fairy Tale with a new variant by Richard Garfield of Magic the Gathering, Netrunner and King of Tokyo!
  • Russian Railroads
  • Terra Mystica - the Golden Geek game of the year!

 

 

 

Cheers!

Hans Kenner Fernandez

General Manager, Gaming Library

 

 

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March 20, 2014

Creating An Account now made easy!

Creating an account on Gaming Library is now made even easier!

 

Introducing Gaming Library social login.

 

 

 

 

  • To create an account simply click on the login button at the upper right corner of the page
  • Choose the social account that you want to use
  • Or checkout as guest and you will be able to create an account after you have placed your first order (using an email address).

 

Gaming Library continuously improving to serve you better.

March 17, 2014

New Product Monday Mania! #1

Check out the new items posted on Gaming Library. This update will feature all of the new awesome stuff that you can pre-order. 
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Ticket To Ride 10th Anniversary Edition

Upgraded components on a very classic game.

First introduced in 2004, Ticket to Ride has continued to delight millions of board game fans worldwide.

This year the award-winning train adventure game turns 10 years old and it’s time to celebrate with this very special Ticket to Ride 10th Anniversary Edition! Coming this July 2014.

 

Pre-Order Ticket to Ride Anniversary
Hive is a highly addictive strategic game for two players that is not restricted by a board and can be played anywhere on any flat surface. Hive is made up of twenty two pieces, eleven blue and eleven silver, resembling a variety of creatures each with a unique way of moving. 

Pre-Order it here.

A Game by Tom Vasel of Dice Tower!

The Capo is getting old and about to retire. You think. Maybe it's time for you to make your moves from behind the scenes, to put the gangsters into play that support your goals. Will you gain the most respect?


Pre-Order it here.

February 28, 2014

Golden Geek Award Winners

 

 

February 25, 2014

Adventure Time Card Wars. #PimpYourBoardGame

  
  

Adventure Time Card Wars now available


Card Wars is the most epic card game ever found in the Land of Ooo - or anywhere for that matter! In the Adventure Time episode "Card Wars" Jake begs Finn to play his favorite trading card game. Finn accepts, despite warnings from Beemo on how very competitive Jake can be while playing the game. Finn and Jake battle against each other to decide who will be the Dweeb and who will be the Cool Guy. Now fans can play the actual Card Wars game! Each Starter Set comes with a pair of unique, 40-card decks ready to play right out of the box, which can be combined with other decks to create righteous combos!


Check them out now on Gaming Library! click here.


 
New Kickstarter Items now up on Gaming Library!

Heroes Wanted / Peasant Buffet and many more. Click here.

 

 

Get them all here!

#PimpYourBoardGames with these special meeples! We got tons of them up for pre-order that will arrive in April. These are Polymer Clay meeples that are baked to perfection!

 

 

      

February 10, 2014

Flagship store and Board Game King Updates #2

Hi Gaming Library family,

 

We got a couple of great updates for you this week!

 

First of all here is the new address of Gaming Library's flagship store.

 

 

Address: 7A B. Padilla St. San Juan Metro Manila Philippines 1500 Google maps below.

 

 


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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.

 

Gaming Library Anniversary Sale

 

We've sold a lot already and stocks are going out. Remember you only have until tonight (Feb 12MN) to place your orders!

 

 

Board Game King Update #2

 

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:

  • Venue and Date where challenge was held
  • Challenge Undertaken
  • Ranking of Players (top to bottom)
  • Picture as evidence 

 

6.) Venues for meetups:

Gaming Library highly recommends the ff. venues:

  • Akiba Cafe - Ash Creek Center, Ortigas Ave. San Juan
  • Plaza 1 Cafe - Corinthian Plaza, Gamboa St. Makati near GB1
  • Gaming Library flagship store
  • X-tended Play Annapolis San Juan - 30Php per head
  • Fully Booked Comic Odyssey - Greenhills Branch (50php per head) 
  • All aBOARD ( Month of March and May)
  • Anywhere convenient =D - Any venue is actually allowed provided players are willing to host their respective PODs.

Due to the sensitive nature of the campaign these venues will not be allowed :

1.) Appraisery

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

Expansion of Gaming Library

This year holds a lot of promise as Gaming Library is going to grow a lot bigger!

 

Website Improvements

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.

 

Craft Library!

 

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

 

 

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.

  • Learn how a city develops and evolves
  • Explore historic buildings and architectural styles
  • Get to know the geography of an area
  • Discover the defining moments in history
  • Perfect for group play
  • Makes a great souvenir & gift

 

 

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...

 

 

Game of Thrones Special Edition

 

We highly recommend checking it out. It is simply amazing!

 

                               

 

ARToy Automata Hobby

 

                                   

 

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

Gaming Library 2013 Awards

Awards 2013

 

 

It has been a great year for board games for 2013. A lot of new games captured our playing time this year but there are still these classics who kept it going through their staying power. Gaming Library would like to recognize these games through the GL awards.

 

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:

  • Sales
  • Impact to Community - how it has grown/evolved the community
  • Staying Power - Is it still being played despite all of the other new releases

 

Gaming Library Game of the Year

 

 

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.

Gaming Library 2013 Release Game of the Year

 

 

 

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.

 

Gaming Library Family Game of the Year

  

                                                           

 

 

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. 

 

Gaming Library 2013 Release Family Game of the Year

 

 

 

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. 

 

Gaming Library Best Filler Game of the Year

 

 

 

 

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. 

 

Gaming Library Best Expansion of the Year

 

 

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.