Valhalla's Gate Games
"Great Games for Everyone"
News and Updates
Our catalog has expanded again. It now includes miniature games from the following companies - Games Workshop, Mantic, Corvus Belli, Battlefront, Warlord, and Wyrd. It also now includes paints, brushes, modeling tools, and hobby supplies. If you wish to order any of these items, you can check what we have in stock via the catalog and place an order using the ordering form on our website.
By strict definition, Valhalla’s Gate is not an essential business. We do not sell food, shelter, or utilities. But what we do provide are items that support stress relief, spending time with companions, creativity, and pure escapist fun. All of these are important for our mental health, even more so with everything going on in the world because of the coronavirus pandemic. According to Columbia’s shelter in place order, we can perform actions to maintain our business, sell online, and ship orders. After speaking with a city representative, we also are good to offer delivery. Contactless delivery offers very little exposure for our driver and our customers so we feel it is the best option for the foreseeable future. Within the city limits, we will deliver for a small fee of $5. For any deliveries outside the city limits, we will determine the fee on a case by case basis. Currently, we are treading water and trying to create enough income to be able to pay our staff beyond the end of the month and to pay rent and utilities. We have added a product catalog to our website at www.valhallasgate.com/index.php/products. The catalog contains board games, roleplaying games, miniatures for RPGs, dice, and accessories. We expect to have the rest of our products added soon. Mark has added an order form to the website so you can place your order or ask for any game suggestions. I can also provide game suggestions on Facebook. Just message us. More details will be in my next post. We are weighing the possibility of providing store-hosted, virtual roleplaying sessions for a fee. We have some talented staff with time on their hands to prepare one-shot games. We are still working out logistics but if you are interested let us know. We appreciate ALL of your support. We are thankful that so many of you are shopping local and helping Columbia businesses. We are all in this together and together we will make it through to the other side. We hope all of you and yours stay safe and stay healthy. Don’t forget to wash your hands. PS. If you need ideas for Easter baskets, we have plushies, full-sized candy bars, and small card games. And we will deliver.
Our driver is out this afternoon making deliveries for everyone who ordered and paid on Sunday. We included a little token in the bags. Today's orders will be billed and prepped tomorrow.
I saw a t-shirt fundraiser to help support local businesses. I love the company offering it, it's a great idea, and I hope it helps generate some money for them. Then I was reminded that we already have store-branded T-shirts and sweatshirts. If you are interested in purchasing a VG shirt or sweatshirt, we can hook you up once we begin contactless delivery. SM & M = $14.99 or $37.99 L & XL = $14.99 or $38.99 2XL (sweatshirts only) = $39.99 3XL (sweatshirts only) = $41.99 4XL= $22.99 or $42.99 5XL = $23.99 or nearly $50
Tonight's family game was Call to Adventure from Brotherwise Games. I was a mighty conquering sailor. I think my favorite part is the story we tell at the end of the game based on our cards. #CV19GameChallenge -7
All delivery orders we received this weekend and were paid for by 3:30 pm on Sunday are packed and ready to go for delivery tomorrow afternoon. I am waiting to see if we have any more orders to ship before heading to the post office, probably on Wednesday. Thanks, everyone!
So you want to order from Valhalla's Gate in the time of shelter in place from Covid-19? Here's how you do it. 1) Figure out what you want to order. Our product catalog is on our website at www.valhallasgate.com/index.php/products. 2) If you need suggestions, you can FB message us or use the ordering form to ask for recommendations. 3) Use the order form on our website to place your order. https://www.valhallasgate.com/index.php/ordering 4) We will email you an invoice. You will be charged for the products you ordered, sales tax, and a delivery fee. 5) Pay the invoice. 6) Once we receive notice the invoice is paid, we will prep your order for delivery at the next available opportunity. (We are not out delivering in the evening or in the middle of the night.) What that means is that we wash our hands, wipe down the counter, pull your order, and place it on the clean counter. Then we wipe down the entire box with a disinfectant. Books we can only do the covers. We place the items in a bag with the receipts. Orders are placed in our delivery bin that has been wiped down with disinfectant. 7) As we begin, we will only be delivering a few days a week. As orders pick up, we will increase our deliveries. We will generally deliver orders between noon and 5 pm. on weekdays. 8) We will leave the order on the porch, out of the elements as best we can. The delivery driver will wear gloves. 8) We will text, email or FB message you that your order is outside. 9) If you wish to tip our driver, they will appreciate it. Let us know, we can add a line for it to the invoice. We want to avoid contact as much as possible. I think that is it. If you have any questions, let me know.
Let's talk plushies for Easter or just because someone you love (even yourself) needs a snuggle buddy. We have regular, flipables, phone holder, and teeny ty plushies. We might have a few in backstock that aren't pictured. I did not think to restock before taking photos.
I had a few deliveries already. Here's what I looked like bagging orders up.
Please note, most of our distributors are shut down or are shutting down. We have no idea when they will reopen. That means for really popular items (looking at you Pandemic 2013) we have no good way to restock right now. We will contact manufacturers directly and see what they can do to help our supply, but some things we may be out of for a month or more. Thank you for your patience.
Metallic Dice Games is another company supporting local stores. If you order direct from MDG and mention Valhalla's Gate Games with our email () they will send us 50% of your order. So if they have dice or dice trays we are out of, this is a nice option.
In case you want to know what the VG-branded sweatshirts look like.