MunchkinSteve Jackson Games has announced a pop-up store in New York City to coincide with Toy Fair NY 2015. In addition to items in the Munchkin line, the store at 353 W. 46st (between 8th and 9th Avenues) will feature a open gaming space, a three-day Munchkin Invitational event, and signings by Steve Jackson, John Kovalic, and Andrew Hackard.

Munchkin World NYC will open on Friday, February 13, 2015 and close Sunday the 15th. Toy Fair NY 2015 runs from February 14th through the 17th.

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1461744_183019598562452_932684334_nTwo alumnae of the University of Maryland will be opening a 3000 sq. ft. game cafe at The Varsity, an off-campus student housing and retail space in College Park, Maryland. Board and Brew will be set up as a coffeehouse, with an hourly fee for the first three hours of gaming. The game cafe will have between 500-100 board games from family game night classics like Hungry Hungry Hippos to more current games like Through the Ages and Blokus. Ben Epstien, one of the partners behind the venture said, “I think part of the reason we came out with [the cafe concept] is there are plenty of places that are gaming shops … but they’re really just a game store that has some people come in and play games.” Board and Brew is hoping to fill a vacancy in the local entertainment scene by having the game cafe be more than just a game store, with weekly open mic events, singles events, and live entertainment in addition to game tournaments, leagues, and “learn to play” nights. Board and Brew is scheduled to open in late January.

For more information, visit the Diamondback’s coverage of the store and the partners’ informal announcement thread at Reddit.

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Fantasy Flight Games will be opening the Fantasy Flight Games Center on November 1st as part of the company’s move to a newer headquarters. The center is a gaming retail store, including a café, gaming space for over a hundred players, and a dedicated event hall. The first major event scheduled at the new facility is the second annual World Championship Weekend, featuring tournaments for several of the company’s living card games and the X-Wing miniatures game, on November 7th and 8th. In July, the company began moving the office space and consolidating the warehouse into a nearby building. Located directly across from the new headquarters, the Fantasy Flight Games Center is located at 1975 Country Road B2, Roseville, MN.

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