Valhalla's Gate Games
"Great Games for Everyone"
News and Updates
We are about a week out from our target date to reopening Valhalla's Gate for in-store shopping. We are excited to see everyone and can’t wait to show off the improvements we have made to the store. As we count down to Tuesday, June 2, we want to set expectations for some requirements we are implementing to help keep our staff and our customers safe. 1) If you are sick or are caring for someone who is sick, do not come in. 2) Customers will need to use hand sanitizer upon entering the store. 3) All customers will need to wear a mask while in the store. No exceptions. Our staff will be wearing masks for your safety. If you do not have a mask, we will have a limited number of disposable masks available for purchase at $2 per mask. 4) For those who cannot wear a mask, we will still be offering curbside pickup. 5) We are limiting the number of people in the store at one time to 4 customers so we can adequately maintain social distancing of six feet. 6) All customers must be seven years of age or older. All children will be expected to stay with their parent or guardian. 7) Customers will need to keep their visits brief, preferably no longer than 15-20 minutes. This will reduce exposure for our staff and help make sure that everyone who wants to shop has the opportunity. 8) Everyone should maintain social distance from staff and other customers. 9) No outside food or drink. We will not have candy or soda for sale. 10) No bags or backpacks allowed. Leave them in your car. 11) The store will be closed from 1 - 1:30 pm for staff lunch. 12) The Event Center is closed. All organized play and events are suspended for the foreseeable future. 13) For all Magic singles requests of more than four cards, customers will need to use the order form on our website in advance. Staff will pull the cards and contact you to let you know when you can pick your order up. 14) No bulk Magic singles boxes will be available. 15) Staff are frequently cleaning all high touch areas with CDC approved disinfectants. We will be cleaning the counter between customers.
We got the big sheet of acrylic attached to mission control last night. Mark thinks it needs a heads up display on it. Jasper has a new location near the counter.
Our long anticipated restock of Gloomhaven arrived today. We only got a couple of copies so if you are interested, don't wait to order! Gloomhaven is a game of Euro-inspired tactical combat in a persistent world of shifting motives. Players will take on the role of a wandering adventurer with their own special set of skills and their own reasons for travelling to this dark corner of the world. Players must work together out of necessity to clear out menacing dungeons and forgotten ruins. 1 to 4 players, great with 3.
Carpet cleaning is underway again today. We have some tough stains (I would guess some sort of soda) that don't seem to be coming out. Unfortunately, the current circumstances with the coronavirus has pushed back our ability to replace the flooring in the main area.
We glammed up the roleplaying side of things by adding some Frazetta prints.
The beautiful Wardlings RPG Campaign Guide from Renegade arrived today. This book is 5E compatible and brings an enchanted setting to life, where the minds of youth, uncorrupted by the vices and responsibilities of their elders, are able to perceive magic creatures and events in the world around them. Here, children are saviors of the land who venture on epic quests to protect their realm, and holding on to the virtues of youth has never been more imperative. The world of Or'Mya awaits its mighty champions. What kind of hero will you be? Manufacturer says ages 10+ but we think it might also suit some 8-9 year olds.
Newly arrived is Wave 11 of Nolzur's Marvelous Miniatures from Wiz Kids. My favorite is the undead dragon.
Received some new Heroclix releases today - Fantastic Four Cosmic Clash and Justice League Unlimited Starter Sets, Black Widow Gravity Feed, and Black Widow on a Motorcycle. We also have Justice League boosters.
Anyone need a shelf with hidden cubby at the bottom to store their plushies?
Today we got the next to last wall painted. It might be the last wall, though, because the other wall that needs painting is barely visible behind a cabinet. We finished putting away fixtures. Now we are mostly down to cleaning, arranging, and putting finishing touches on things. Still on target to reopen to the public on June 2.
Everdell is a game with unique art that focuses on critters and construction. Play as a hedgehog, squirrel, turtle, or mouse as you create your city (my personal favorite are the mice meeples). You can also play by yourself! The game is a strategic, tactile management game perfect for anyone who loves wilderness and board games.
Jasper got a better fitting mask today. As you can see, he really likes Truman Jr. and MU Children's Hospital.