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Book Your 2019 Christmas Party

Every year we’re grateful to host many work holiday Christmas parties. They are always so much fun for your staff and ours!

We have accommodated many event styles from events with meals and drinks for everyone to just shareable snacks. Events include game play and we can also host a Trivia Night or more organized play if requested.

Whichever way you go, it’s a great way for your staff to unwind and enjoy celebrating another year! Contact us today for availability and more details at info@gamesontap.ca.

Vacation Hours

We will have some modified hours in late August and early September as we take some vacation time. Please see our modified hours below.

SUN
AUG 25
MON
AUG 26
TUE
AUG 27
WED
AUG 28
THU
AUG 29
FRI
AUG 30
SAT
AUG 31
6-11PM6-11PM6-12AM6-12AM
SUN
SEP 1
MON
SEP 2
TUE
SEP 3
WED
SEP 4
THU
SEP 5
FRI
SEP 6
SAT
SEP 7
CLOSEDCLOSEDCLOSED6-11PM5-11PM6PM-1AM6PM-1AM
SUN
SEP 8
MON
SEP 9
TUE
SEP 10
WED
SEP 11
THU
SEP 12
CLOSEDCLOSED5-11PM5-11PMRETURN TO REGULAR HOURS 12-11PM

A Great Two Player Game

playersAgestime
27+30min

Blokus Duo, a new addition to our library is a great two player game. The game play is very similar to the original except players start at the designated starting spaces more towards the middle of the game board. This, along with the smaller playing area, forces a bit faster interaction with your opponent. With just two colours this version is a bit easier for a new player to grasp the concepts of the game, as opposed to the two-player variant in the original.

blockus duo board game

Game play is similar with pieces laid corner to corner. The same colour pieces cannot overlap. Players get a bonus 15 points if they use all of their pieces and a bonus 5 points if their last piece played is the single square. Players lose 1 point for each square on any unused pieces. The player with the most points wins.

Stop in today and give it a try! Check out more details at board game geek. Check dout our full game list to see what else we have for play.

Just One

Hey Kitchener Waterloo Board Game Fans. Come try out Just One. The Most recent Spiel Des Jahres winner! Available for play today at the cafe.

PLAYERSAGESTIME
3-78+20′

Super fast past cooperative game. Everyone contributes a clue to the active player. With a Scattergories style twist clues are written in secret and any matching clues are cancelled out. Players will need to be creative with their clues to make sure the active player can see them. A game is played with just 13 cards so it’s a fast play with lots of fun. Come give it a try today at Games on Tap, the best board game cafe in Waterloo!

Summer Membership

Get Yours Today – In-Store Only

MEMBERSHIP BENEFITS
• FREE GAME PLAY SUN-THU (NO PURCHASE REQUIRED)
• OR FRI-SAT WITH PURCHASE OF FOOD OR DRINK
TWO OPTIONS
OPTION 1: One month (30 days) – $20 (plus tax)
OPTION 2: From when you buy until August 31 – $30 (plus tax)
DETAILS
Non-transferable. Must present valid photo id with name and picture for use.

Not valid for use on Trivia Nights. But, you can use on trivia night days if checkout is at least 30 minutes before the start of trivia.

June Game Highlight

We regularly add new games to our collection. Here’s a couple of recent additions. Stop in today and give them a try.

Dungeons & Dragons Rock Paper Wizard

Dungeons & Dragons: Rock Paper wizard

Players: 3-6
Play time: 30 Min
Ages: 14+

We had a lot more fun with this game than we expected. At first glance it looks like there’s a lot of hand gestures, but there are only every 4 at a time to choose from so it’s easy to do. I don’t recall the cards being non-PG, so you can probably play with a younger audience than suggested. It’s pretty easy to pick up. First to collect 25 Gold wins.

Come in and try it out today. For more details check it out on bgg.

Zangle!

Zangle!

Players: 1-6
Play time: 45 Min
Ages: 6+

From the same family of games as SET, this a good one for the whole family. Get rid of your cards first by building the shapes in the middle of the table with 2 or more of your cards. Good for pattern recognition, try it out with your kids next time you bring the family in.

For more details check it out on bgg.

The Binding of Isaac Four Souls

Players: 2-4
Play time: 30–60 Min
Ages: 13+

The Binding of Isaac Four Souls

A fun and fairly quick card game for up to 4. Defeat the tougher monsters to capture their souls, first to earn 4 souls wins. If you’ve played Munchkin, you may enjoy trying this one out. It has familiar aspects of loot, monsters, cooperation and betrayal.

Come in and try it out today. For more details check it out on bgg or at www.foursoulsspoiler.com/.

April New Games

New Game Additions for April. We’ve recently added Arboretum, Ethnos and Spirit Island. See below for more details about these new additions.

Arboretum

Players: 2-4
Play time: 30 min
Ages: 8+

check it out on bgg

Ethnos

Players: 2-6
Play time: 35-60min
Ages: 14+

Check it out on bgg

Spirit Island

Players: 1-4
Play time: 90-120min
Ages: 13+

Check it out on bgg