October Board Game Demos

Join us Saturdays at 1p for Board Game Demos in Franklin!

October 5th – Ticket to Ride
The original Ticket to Ride is perfect for an experienced tabletop enthusiast, families, and those new to the hobby. Simple rules and beautiful design make it easy for anyone to play and have fun!

October 12th – Planet
The spark of life is about to jump from your hands to spread out in the world. Deploy your mountain ranges and your deserts, spread out your oceans and your glaciers. Handle wisely your continents to form environments suitable for the apparition of animal life and maybe you’ll manage to create the most densely populated planet!

October 19th – Tiny Epic Mechs
Tiny Epic Mechs is an arena-style player-vs-player action-programming game. It features ITEMeeples with plastic molded power armors and a Mech suit that the ITEMeeples actually go inside of.

 

October 26th – Tiny Towns
You are the mayor of a tiny town in the forest in which the smaller creatures of the woods have created a civilization hidden away from predators.  Cleverly plan and construct a thriving town, and don’t let it fill up with wasted resources! Whoever builds the most prosperous tiny town wins!

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New Games To Watch For!

Obscurio – Available Now!

The Grimoire guides their team towards the exit using images, upon which they point at certain details. Working together, the other players have to find the exit as quickly as possible while avoiding picking the wrong cards. However, a member of the team is a traitor looking to lead the other players astray. A wide variety of traps are on your way to the exit of the library, making player communication harder!

Obscurio is a family game, an original mix between an image-based communication game and a secret role game in which the players have to be careful when sharing ideas with their team. Supported by rich contents, Obscurio proposes a fresh new experience in its genre by putting the emphasis on the details of the images and the constant doubt created by the presence of the traitor.

Our team had a chance to get hands on with this game and it is great! It’s from the creators of Mysterium and we have a demo copy at our Brookfield location that you can come check out!

Ecos: First Continent – Available October 25th!

What if the formation of Earth had gone differently?

In Ecos: First Continent, players are forces of nature molding the planet, but with competing visions of its grandeur. You have the chance to create a part of the world, similar but different to the one we know. Which landscapes, habitats, and species thrive will be up to you.

We were able to snag an early copy of Ecos and in early October we will have a demo version of this game for you to check out! The gameplay in Ecos is simultaneous, which is great to keep every player engaged. Each round, one player reveals element tokens from the element bag, giving all players the opportunity to complete a card from their tableau and shape the continent to their own purpose.

Eternal: Chronicals of the Throne – Available Now!

From the makers of the award-winning Clank! A Deck-Building AdventureEternal: Chronicles of the Throne combines deck-building games and strategy card battlers into an intense strategic experience. Summon powerful allies to attack your opponents, or build an unbreakable defense. Will you exhibit patience and seek the power of the Eternal Throne, or forgo such a risky path? The decisions are yours in Eternal: Chronicles of the Throne!

 

This is a fun, fast-paced deck-builder that introduces new ideas and mechanics, and one we suggest!

Harry Potter’s “Everything Potter” Event!

What: Harry Potter’s “Everything Potter” Event!
When: Saturday, August 31st
Where:
GU – Franklin
 
Come join the fun with us while we run a Harry Potter themed event all day! The day will consist of the following items, plus more!
 
HARRY POTTER DISCOUNT – All Harry Potter product will be discounted at 15%!
HARRY POTTER PUNCH and SNACKS!
DEMOS!12pm: Harry Potter Hogwarts Battle Demo with Darlene!
3pm: Harry Potter Hogwarts Battle Defense Against the Dark Arts 2-Player Demo with Darlene! 
3pm: Harry Potter Miniatures Adventure Game Demo with Ken! 
COSTUMES are HIGHLY RECOMMENDED! – Our staff will be dressed up in various Harry Potter garb and we recommend you join the fun with them!
 
MUSIC – Harry Potter Soundtrack Music played all night.

We cant wait for you to celebrate Harry Potter with us!

We Buy Board Games!

Game Universe is proud to announce that we are now BUYING Used Board Games*!

Game Universe features a Used Games section, full of gently used games at great prices. We are interested in creating a wide and diverse inventory of used board games. So, be sure to stop in any day with your old collection of board games that you want to sell. (You will still be able to sell your game on consignment if you choose.)

Each item (or set of items) has an accompanying condition report, full of helpful information about the games’ condition and completeness. Swing on by and check out the offerings – they change all the time!

Here’s how it works:
1) Bring in your used games
2) We will quote you a price based on condition (No quotes over the phone)
3) Payment will come in the form of a GU Gift Card or a check, whichever you prefer

Want to sell your gently used games on consignment at Game Universe? Read on!

  • We are currently accepting used board games, and war game miniatures to sell. (Novels, toys, dice, and collectibles are currently not being accepted.)
  • A seller is limited to five items for active sale in our Used Games section. Exceptions can be made upon request and by approval of store owner.
  • Within reason, the seller may sell a “set” of items as a single item (such as a game plus expansions). These items will be shrink-wrapped together and presented and sold as a single item.
  • The seller must complete a USED GAME SUBMISSION FORM (a fillable form that you can complete and print ahead of time) for each item sold. You can download this form and bring it in, or we will have copies available at the store. The seller is expected to be honest about the condition of their item. Game Universe staff will review the Submission Form and suggest changes if we deem them appropriate. These forms will be available to view by potential buyers.
  • The seller determines a single asking price for the item. Please mark your sale price in whole dollars if possible (but this is not required). This price will be non-negotiable and Game Universe will only sell that item at that price. We will not break up item sets.
  • Upon submission, within a reasonable amount of time, Game Universe staff will prepare the used game for sale. We will attach a Used Game Sale Sticker (Post-It note adhesive only) to the item and shrink wrap the item before shelving. This note includes the asking price of the game and a summary of the Submission Form condition report.
  • Once shelved, an item will be given at least 60 days to sell. After that time, Game Universe may ask that the seller take the item back. An unsold item may not be submitted for sale again for at least another 60 days.
  • If a seller does not pick up a game within 30 days of being asked to take back their game they will surrender ownership of the game to Game Universe
  • Upon the sale of an item, the buyer will be given 3 days to return the item if he or she does not agree with the Submission Form condition report. This is the only condition under which we will accept a used game return.
  • Three days after the sale (or as soon as possible), the seller will receive a store credit for 80% of the asking price of the item, as submitted by the seller. Game Universe will process any Wisconsin Sales Tax associated with the purchase.
  • Game Universe has the right to refuse to accept any item due to demand, condition, appropriateness, existing copies already for sale, or any other reason.
  • A Used Game is sold on consignment and remains the property of the original owner until such a time as it sells or is removed from circulation. Game Universe does not purchase used games for resale.
  • Game Universe will assume responsibility for the care of item while in our possession.
  • Please note that, due to the nature of how Used Games are made available and sold, the price of a Used Game may not be adjusted. This means that discounts from the use of the membership program and other discounts may not be applied to Used Game purchases.

*GU will be happy to look at any collection and make an offer. Some of the types of games we tend not to be able to pay as much for include: heavily worn games, missing components.

Warhammer Quest: Blackstone Fortress

The Blackstone Fortress Awakens…

Warhammer Quest: Blackstone Fortress is a dungeon-crawling adventure game that puts you in the heart of an unfolding mystery in the 41st Millennium!

Timeless, nigh indestructible and immune to all natural law. The Blackstone Fortresses are one of the 41st Millennium’s most enduring mysteries. They are rumored to be the Old Ones’ last and deadliest gift to the galaxy they once ruled, none can say they know the truth of their origin.

Warhammer Quest: Blackstone Fortress uses an innovative system of procedural generation so no two adventures will be the same and it has new layouts, enemies and more in every playthrough.
Unlock its secrets 11/17!

 

Prototype Day – 9/8

Come join the fun at Franklin at  noon!

Prototype Day is a get-together of amateur and established game designers to test and promote nearly-finished game prototypes. The atmosphere is casual, yet everyone is serious about their goals and dreams of publishing games.