August 2017 Math Trade

by Nate T on August 17, 2017

WoodForSheep will be hosting a No-Ship Math Trade on Sunday, August 27, 2017, at the Game Centre.

All the details here.

Quick Summary

To participate, you will need

Key dates & times:

  • Submissions Deadline: Monday, August 21, 2017 at 10:00pm
  • Want Lists Deadline: Thursday, August 24, 2017 at 11:00pm
  • Results: Will be posted ASAP after the Want List Deadline.
  • Drop-off: Sunday, August 27, 2017 from 1:30PM to 2:00PM
  • Pick-up: Sunday, August 27, 2017 from 2:00PM to 3:30PM

What is a Math Trade?

Math Trades provide gamers with a way to trade away unwanted games for other players' unwanted games. All participants submit their list of games available for trade, and which titles they're willing to received in return (for each submitted game).

How does it work?

Ummm... This is where it can get complicated to explain. So let's use an example.

Miss Heart owns Game Green that just doesn't get played as much anymore. She puts it up for trade. Mr. Square has Game Orange that's also up for trade, that Miss Heart is interested in. Unfortunately, Mr. Square is not too keen on Game Green. In this case, no trade would occur.

But, what if Miss Heart can exchange Game Green into a game that Mr. Square would trade for? Like Miss Diamond's Game Gray. Miss Diamond isn't big into Game Green either, but would be interested in Mr. Circle's Game Yellow. Mr. Circle is interested in Game Green, and is willing to trade Game Yellow to Miss Heart for Game Green.

Miss Heart then swaps games with Miss Diamond (so she's now in possession of Game Gray), and now can go to Mr. Square for the Game Orange she really wants.

Now, take that above example, increased to multiple more opportunities and possibilities, and let a computer figure that all out... and that's a Math Trade.

Ok, I think I get it. So now what?

With your boardgamegeek account, you can put together a list of games you own, and are willing to part with. This will be open to everyone up until the "Submission deadline" (see Quick Summary).

Once the "Submission deadline" passes, everyone can see all the games that are available for trade, and you can then submit a "want list" for your games (ex. Game Green, which you own, for Game Orange). It's also possible that there are no games you're willing to take back, for a game you own, in which case you would submit a blank "want list".

After the "Want Lists Deadline" passes, we let the computer crunch the numbers and see what trades do occur. You'll be informed of the games you need to submit, and which ones you'll be receiving. Then its a matter of dropping by the Game Centre to say good bye to old games, and bringing home new titles.

Magic Hour of Devastation Prerelease

by Nate T on June 29, 2017

Saturday, July 8, 2017 | Starts at 12:30AM | Capacity: 16 players | $36 ($35 Flock)
*Yes, you read that right

Sunday, July 9, 2017 | Starts at 7:30PM | Capacity: 16 players | $36 ($35 Flock)

Prereleases are your first chance to crack open packs and play with the newest cards in Magic.Everything you'll need to play should be provided as part of your entry fee - you simply show up and play!

You'll build a 40-card minimum deck using the contents of a themed Prerelease pack. This play format is called "Sealed Deck." After you build your deck, you'll be randomly paired with another player for a best-two-of-three match. Each round, you'll report who won and be paired up with another player.

*** PLEASE READ CAREFULLY ***

To guarantee a spot, please contact the WoodForSheep Game Centre to sign up [phone: (905) 943-7567, email: info@woodforsheep.ca]. Please be sure to leave your name and contact information (phone, email) in the message.

Summer of Champions 2017

by Nate T on June 08, 2017

This summer, test your wits and skill at the WoodForSheep Game Centre. Will you taste the sweet thrill of victory? Or the bitter taste of defeat?

Phoenixborn War Within | Unrivaled | FFG Store Championships

Phoenixborn War Within

We continue and conclude the fight of the Phoenixborn in the War Within tournament. Choose a side and determine the fate of a future Phoenixborn!

  • Sunday, June 25, 2017 @ 2PM: Devotion Vs Vanity.
  • Sunday, July 2, 2017 @ 2PM: Protection Vs Conquest.

Standard sittings fees apply ($5/$4 Flock Member). Each event has a capacity of 12 players. Be sure to contact us ASAP to save your spot! More details here.

Unrivaled

Play Games. Win Games. Trip to Vegas.

WoodForSheep is participating in the 2017 Unrivaled Tournament Series. By playing (and winning) any of the "Unrivaled" games, you have a chance to qualify for a trip to Vegas in October 2017, and compete to be the National Grand Champion (which comes with additional prizes, like cash).

For 2017, the "Unrivaled" games are:

Qualifying Rounds

From Saturday, June 17, 2017 to Sunday, July 9, 2017, come by the Game Centre to play a qualifying round for each of the games in this year's "Unrivaled". Standard sitting fees apply. One qualifying round per game per sitting fee. There must be at least 4 players participating for the round to count. Example:

  • If you come on Friday, June 16 and play a game of King of Tokyo, this will not count since its outside of the qualifying dates.
  • If you come on Saturday, June 17 and play 3 games of King of Tokyo, only one of those games will count.
  • If you come on Saturday, June 17 and play 1 game of King of Tokyo, 1 game of Nevermore, 1 game of Ascension, all these rounds will count.

Don't know how to play any of these games? Play a 'learning' game first; we are more than happy to teach.

Invitational Final

Depending on volume of participation in qualifying rounds, a number of winners will then be invited back for a one-day, winner-take-all tournament. Tournament fee for each invitational event is $10 ($9 for Flock members).

  • Saturday, July 15, 2PM - Munchkin
  • Sunday, July 16, 2PM - Ascension
  • Sunday, July 23, 2PM - Epic Spell Wars... Tentakill
  • Saturday, July 29, 2PM - King of Tokyo
  • Sunday, July 30, 2PM - Nevermore
  • Sunday, August 5, 2PM - Villagers & Villains

FFG Store Championships

Win exclusive prizes and meet new friends, all while playing your favorite game in a friendly tournament. More details here.

  • Tournament fee: $10 ($9 for Flock members)
  • Maximum # of participants: 32
  • Participants are expected to be familiar with the rules of the game
  • Participants are expected to bring the required materials to play (ie deck, skirmish army, squadron of ships, etc).
  • Format: All participants will play 3-4 rounds of one-versus-one Swiss pairings (depending on number of participants). Players will be ranked based on wins and tiebreakers.
  • Prizes: Participants will receive a participation reward. Additional prizes will be given depending on number of participants. First place will receive a commemorative plaque and a first-round bye card valid at a future regional tournament.

For 2017, WoodForSheep will be hosting the following Store Championship tournaments:

  • Sunday, August 13, 2PM - Star Wars Destiny
  • Saturday, August 19, 2PM - X Wing
  • Sunday, August 20, 2PM - Star Wars Imperial Assault

 

Magic Amonkhet Game Day

by Nate T on May 18, 2017

Put your updated decks to the test at the Amonkhet Game Day.

Prizes for this Standard event include alternate-art, full-art promo cards and an exclusive Champion playmat for the winner.

Additional prizes may be awarded based on number of participants.

  • Date: Sunday, May 21, 2017, 7:30PM
  • Cost: $10 ($9 for members)

 

Ashes/Phoenixborn War Within Tournament

by Nate T on May 10, 2017

Every Phoenixborn has a choice to make in the War of Ashes. The drive to destroy and consume the power of other Phoenixborn will eventually win out, but there are those who resist in an attempt to safeguard the cities and regions they defended during the Great Cleansing.

Players are invited to take part in a series of tournaments designed to emphasize the conflict of Light and Dark taking place in the world of Ashes. This event series will be broken up into three separate tournaments, each focusing on a different aspect of the internal struggle within each Phoenixborn.

Players will register to one of two opposing “Spheres” in each event, and the sphere that gathers more players will affect the art, ability and cards of the upcoming Phoenixborn. To demonstrate how the decisions of a Phoenixborn affects the lives of those around them, players will be awarded special alternate-art versions of certain Allies based on which side they choose to align with.

  • Sunday, June 4, 2017 @ 2PM: Mercy Vs Malice. Standard sittings fees apply ($5/$4 Flock Member)
  • Sunday, June 25, 2017 @ 2PM: Devotion Vs Vanity. Standard sittings fees apply ($5/$4 Flock Member)
  • Sunday, July 2, 2017 @ 2PM: Protection Vs Conquest. Standard sittings fees apply ($5/$4 Flock Member)

The event series will follow the standard structure for Ashes Organized Play, and each kit provides materials for up to 12 players to participate in every event. Players will choose between Light and Darkness for each event, and this will determine which Ally they receive and which side is awarded points for that player. Remember, the winner of each event will also score additional points for the side they chose! Event organizers will then tally up and turn over these results to determine the fate of an upcoming Phoenixborn.

Space is limited to 12 players per event. Be sure to contact us ASAP to save your spot!

May Magic League

by Nate T on April 28, 2017

The WoodForSheep Magic League is a six-week event featuring fast-paced games where you're in control of how often you play and who you want to match up against. Getting started is easy. You'll get three booster packs and build a 30-card deck out of the most exciting cards inside, plus basic lands.

Magic League

Week Dates Challenge New Packs?
1 May 1 to May 7 Initial 3 packs
2 May 8 to May 14 1 pack
3 May 15 to May 21 Pauper
4 May 22 to May 28 1 pack
5 May 29 to June 4 1 pack
6 June 5 to June 11 Modified Commander

League Nights

  • Sunday nights - 7PM to 10PM
  • Monday nights - 7PM to 10PM
  • Wednesday nights - 7PM to 10PM
  • Friday nights - 7PM to 10PM

Details, in no particular order:

  • Players purchase a 'league pack' to participate ($36/$35 for members) - includes 6 packs of Amonkhet.
  • Standard sitting fees apply for league days participated beyond the first.
  • Players can enter at any week and can access the card pool at the week they enter (ex. Players that enter at week 1 can access the initial 3 packs, players that enter at week 4 can access 5 packs).
  • 'League packs' will be left at the Game Centre.
  • Players create a minimum 30 card deck to compete in matches with their available card pool. Players are allowed unlimited deck modifications between matches.
  • In week 1, players can access 3 packs with additional packs being accessible in week 2, 4 and 5.
  • Matches consist of one game; players may get one free mulligan per game.
  • League points will be awarded as such: 3 points for a win, 1 point for a tie.
  • Players can compete against the same opponent a maximum of two times per week.
  • Challenge - Pauper (week 3) - additional restriction on deck construction - only common cards are allowed.
  • Challenge - Modified Commander (week 6) - additional restriction on deck construction:
    • 50 card deck + 1 commander card
    • Commander card can be any creature - but all cards in the deck must share the same colour identity as the commander
    • Mana generated by the deck must match the commander or will be considered colourless
    • Only 1 copy of a card is allowed in the deck, except for basic land
    • Players start the game with 30 life
    • Normal win conditions apply in addition to if a player's commander deals 16 total damage to the opponent, then that player wins
Prizes:
  • Weekly prize will be given to the individual that collected the most League points in that week
  • Additional prizes will be given at the conclusion of the league for: Most games played, Most League Points, Friendliest player (as voted on by all league participants), and random draw

May 2017 Math Trade

by Nate T on April 26, 2017

WoodForSheep will be hosting a No-Ship Math Trade on Sunday, May 14, 2017, at the Game Centre.

All the details here.

Quick Summary

To participate, you will need

Key dates & times:

  • Submissions Deadline: Sunday, May 7, 2017 after 10:00pm
  • Want Lists Deadline: Wednesday, May 10, 2017 at 11:00pm
  • Results: Will be posted ASAP after the Want List Deadline.
  • Drop-off: Sunday, May 14, 2017 from 3:00PM to 3:30PM
  • Pick-up: Sunday, May 14, 2017 from 3:30PM to 4:00PM

What is a Math Trade?

Math Trades provide gamers with a way to trade away unwanted games for other players' unwanted games. All participants submit their list of games available for trade, and which titles they're willing to received in return (for each submitted game).

How does it work?

Ummm... This is where it can get complicated to explain. So let's use an example.

Miss Heart owns Game Green that just doesn't get played as much anymore. She puts it up for trade. Mr. Square has Game Orange that's also up for trade, that Miss Heart is interested in. Unfortunately, Mr. Square is not too keen on Game Green. In this case, no trade would occur.

But, what if Miss Heart can exchange Game Green into a game that Mr. Square would trade for? Like Miss Diamond's Game Gray. Miss Diamond isn't big into Game Green either, but would be interested in Mr. Circle's Game Yellow. Mr. Circle is interested in Game Green, and is willing to trade Game Yellow to Miss Heart for Game Green.

Miss Heart then swaps games with Miss Diamond (so she's now in possession of Game Gray), and now can go to Mr. Square for the Game Orange she really wants.

Now, take that above example, increased to multiple more opportunities and possibilities, and let a computer figure that all out... and that's a Math Trade.

Ok, I think I get it. So now what?

With your boardgamegeek account, you can put together a list of games you own, and are willing to part with. This will be open to everyone up until the "Submission deadline" (see Quick Summary).

Once the "Submission deadline" passes, everyone can see all the games that are available for trade, and you can then submit a "want list" for your games (ex. Game Green, which you own, for Game Orange). It's also possible that there are no games you're willing to take back, for a game you own, in which case you would submit a blank "want list".

After the "Want Lists Deadline" passes, we let the computer crunch the numbers and see what trades do occur. You'll be informed of the games you need to submit, and which ones you'll be receiving. Then its a matter of dropping by the Game Centre to say good bye to old games, and bringing home new titles.

ITTD 2017 - HungerFree edition!

by Nate T on April 04, 2017

This Tabletop Day, we are teaming up with World Vision in the battle to end world hunger, by playing board games and raising money in the process!

Visit the Game Centre between April 22-29, donate and receive a raffle ticket for a chance to enter in a draw and win some amazing prizes! All proceeds collected for the raffle will be donated to World Vision's global hunger projects.

  • Donations in multiples of $10: 3 tickets
  • Donations (remaining) in multiples of $5: 1 ticket
  • Example donation of $25 = 7 tickets

Can't make it to the store? Donate here!

On International Tabletop Day (Saturday, April 29), we will randomly select 3 winners to receive the following prizes*:

  • Grand Prize: one winner will receive a curated selection of board games and a $50 gift card! (Total estimated value: $200)
  • Runner-Up Prizes: two winners will receive a $25 gift card and a copy of Hanabi!
  • In Store Draws: join us in store on April 29, 2017 from 1PM to 1AM! If you have tickets, you'll also be eligible for hourly draws for game promos (you have to be there to claim these, otherwise, we'll just keep drawing until a winner is present)

A HungerFree world is possible. Come join us in support of putting a stop to this worldwide crisis.

*Prize packages can be picked up at the Game Centre after the draw. If winner is unable to pick up, packages can be shipped for additional cost.

Imperial Assault Tournament

by Nate T on April 04, 2017

*** PLEASE READ CAREFULLY ***

To guarantee a spot, please contact the WoodForSheep Game Centre to sign up [phone: (905) 943-7567, email: info@woodforsheep.ca]. Please be sure to leave your name and contact information (phone, email) in the message.

The Imperial Assault skirmish game is an exciting experience in which two players create armies using their favorite Star Wars characters. The armies then face each other on the battlefield in a winner-takes-all skirmish mission.

One unique element of the skirmish game is that players can build their own personalized armies. This allows them to control their experience and see how their own ideas and strategies stack up against different foes.

Army building has players not only choose the figures in their armies, but also which Command cards they wish to use. Command cards have a wide range of special abilities, and add suspense and unexpected tactics.

Different combinations of figures and Command cards create wildly divergent experiences and open up unique strategies. Players can discover unexpected synergies, plan daring gambits, and feel more invested in their armies.

  • Date: Sunday, April 30, 2017 @ 1PM
  • Cost: $10 ($9 for Flock members)
  • Maximum # of participants: 16
  • Participants are expected to be familiar with the rules of the game
  • Participants are expected to bring their own complete Skirmish army (40 point build + 15 command cards), as well as the requisite components to build the various maps.
  • Format: All participants will play 3-4 rounds of one-versus-one Swiss pairings (depending on number of participants). Players will be ranked based on wins and tiebreakers.
  • Prizes: Participants will be given a core prize card. Top 4 winners will then have the opportunity to draft elite prize cards or elite prize item/set (depending on availability). Additional prizes may be added based on number of participants.

April Magic!

by Nate T on April 03, 2017

Magic is in the air in April, here at WoodForSheep! We are slinging spells throughout the month in anticipation of Amonkhet, the latest Magic The Gathering set.

Open House

Saturday, April 15, 2017 | 2PM to 6PM | Standard sitting fees apply

This event is for people who have never played Magic before, need a Magic refresher, or want to introduce a friend to the game! Show up, get a Welcome Deck, and play Magic against other newer players.

Prerelease

Saturday, April 22, 2017 | Starts at 12:30AM | Capacity: 16 players | $36 ($35 Flock) *Yes, you read that right

Sunday, April 23, 2017 | Starts at 7:30PM | Capacity: 16 players | $36 ($35 Flock)

Prereleases are your first chance to crack open packs and play with the newest cards in Magic.Everything you'll need to play should be provided as part of your entry fee - you simply show up and play!

You'll build a 40-card minimum deck using the contents of a themed Prerelease pack. This play format is called "Sealed Deck." After you build your deck, you'll be randomly paired with another player for a best-two-of-three match. Each round, you'll report who won and be paired up with another player.

*** PLEASE READ CAREFULLY ***

To guarantee a spot, please contact the WoodForSheep Game Centre to sign up [phone: (905) 943-7567, email: info@woodforsheep.ca]. Please be sure to leave your name and contact information (phone, email) in the message.

Draft Weekend

Friday, April 28, 2017 | Starts at 8:30PM | $16 ($15 Flock)

Sunday, April 30, 2017 | Starts at 7:30PM | $16 ($15 Flock)

Draft the newest cards all weekend

Booster Draft is a fun way to play Magic where a group (usually six to eight players) opens packs, selecting the most exciting cards to immediately build decks with. Each player only needs three boosters to get started.

How does it work?

At the start of the draft, each player opens a pack and picks a single card. Then everyone passes the rest of their pack to the player on their left. Each player then picks a card from the pack they just received before passing again. This process continues until all the cards in those packs have been selected.

Then each player opens a second pack, this time passing the pack to their right.

After all those cards are drafted, a third pack is opened and passed to the left again.

Once all the packs have been drafted, each player builds their deck from the cards they have selected. You may add as many basic lands (Plains, Islands, Swamps, Mountains, and Forests) to your deck as you'd like. Each deck must have at least 40 cards.

*** PLEASE READ CAREFULLY ***

To guarantee a spot, please contact the WoodForSheep Game Centre to sign up [phone: (905) 943-7567, email: info@woodforsheep.ca]. Please be sure to leave your name and contact information (phone, email) in the message.

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