New Year’s Eve 2017 in the Fort
Dec22

New Year’s Eve 2017 in the Fort

The countdown to 2018 has already begun, but it becomes official on New Year’s Eve.  As usual, Fort Wayne will not be short on happenings for the big day.  This New Year’s Eve, you’ll have a variety of choices on how best to ring in 2018.  Read on for some of our favorite celebration ideas for December 31, 2017.  There’s something for everyone! For the Kiddos Science Central’s Countdown to Noon Join Fort Wayne’s favorite science museum from 10am-3pm to don a party hat and noisemaker and enjoy face painting, science demos, and the museum’s many interesting exhibits.  Get there early to count down the seconds to noon and witness the 2,018-balloon drop.   View this post on Instagram Hey #fortwayne ! Come celebrate the New Year at Science Central! Countdown to Noon is on December 31st from 10 am to 2 pm. 🎉 #nye #dtfw A post shared by Science Central (@sciencecentral) on Dec 27, 2016 at 12:19pm PST ACPL Countdown to New Year’s Head to the Globe Room at the main library branch from 2-3pm if your little ones love arts and crafts.  Confetti pipes and other projects are on the agenda, along with noisemakers and an apple juice toast.   NYE Kids Lock-In Party If you’ve been searching for a New Year’s Eve babysitter, look no further than Game Day Sports Camp.  Their responsibly screened and trained staff, along with security and law enforcement, will supervise (and feed!) your K-8th-graders at The ASH Centre as they play sports and games, watch movies, and other surprises.  All they need is a sleeping bag! View this post on Instagram The kids of Fort Wayne will have the best New Year Celebration ever! Bring sleeping bags and excitement! Your children will party and play safely while you ring in the New Year, guilt-free. Sports, Games, Movies, and NYE surprises! Countdown toast at midnight. Dinner and breakfast provided. Hired security/law enforcement will be present. Lock-in will be supervised by a well trained, highly screened staff. $50 per party guest Grades K-8 Email info@gdscamp.com to RSVP. #nye #fortwayne #ops #gdscamp #party A post shared by Game Day Sports Camp ™️ (@gdscamp) on Oct 31, 2017 at 9:43am PDT For the Whole Family Fort Wayne Komets vs. Toledo Walleye Every year, the Komets host an exciting and well-attended New Year’s Eve hockey game.  Beat the crowds and buy your tickets now.   View this post on Instagram It's time to make your #NewYearsEve plans! 🎉🎉 ⠀ Komets vs Walleye at 7:30PM⠀ A post shared by Fort Wayne Komets (@fwkomets) on Dec 18, 2017 at 12:46pm PST Fantasy of Lights December 31st is...

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City Game Stores Celebrate International TableTop Day 2014
Apr05

City Game Stores Celebrate International TableTop Day 2014

If you listen carefully on Saturday morning, you may hear the sounds of laughter and dice-rolling as many of Fort Wayne’s game stores celebrate the second annual International TableTop Day! A Day to Play More Games! International TableTop Day launched last year through Wil Wheaton’s popular TableTop YouTube series. The day’s goal is simple: Bring people all over the world together to have fun and play modern tabletop board games and card games. Last year’s very first International TableTop Day inspired players to gather at more than 3,000 events in 64 countries. (Yes, that’s a lot of gaming!) Events happened in game stores here in Fort Wayne, in every state and province of North America, and on every continent across the globe. Rumor has it that even some researchers in Antarctica got into the act, making International TableTop Day truly a worldwide event! Where to Play Here in Fort Wayne, several local game stores organized special events, tournaments, game demonstrations, and promotional giveaways in honor of International TableTop Day’s sheer awesome fun. The events are all free, so grab a friend or meet some new ones across the gaming table this Saturday at the second annual International TableTop Day! Clem’s (4240 West Jefferson Boulevard) Bring your friends for open board gaming with their large game library from 1-9pm. Organized game demos begin at 5 p.m. for Forbidden Island, Munchkin, La Boca, and many more! Attendees can pick up promos and prizes throughout the day. Hope you’re lucky! Deck Factory Gaming Center (4526 Parnell Avenue) Game demonstrations and open gaming start on Saturday at 11am. Game Annex (4705 Illinois Road) The day starts with family game demonstrations from 10-11:30am, but that just builds up steam for the Ticket to Ride tournament at noon — where everyone who plays gets a prize! Game demos start up again from 1-5pm, with a Speed Gaming Tournament launching at 7pm. They’ll have giveaways and raffle items all day, too! Gamequest (3619 North Clinton Street) Learn a new game at one of the demos running throughout the day. Prefer to play something you already know? There’s open gaming all day as well. Hang around for the door prizes and cool promotional items, too!  Power Nine (1010 West Coliseum Blvd, Suite B) Open gaming from noon to midnight, with game demonstrations all day! If you learn a new game at one of their demonstration sessions, you earn tickets for the 9pm raffle drawing. They’ll also have Tabletop episodes playing through the day. All ages are...

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Fort Wayne Caters to the Tabletop Gamer
Jan21

Fort Wayne Caters to the Tabletop Gamer

Being a self-proclaimed nerd, I’ve dabbled in a wide range of tabletop games from my high school days of pen and paper Dungeons and Dragons, to my latest stint back into Magic: The Gathering.  Most recently I picked up a game called Android: Netrunner from The Game Annex. Netrunner is a Living Card Game created by one of my favorite gaming companies, Fantasy Flight Games. I’ve been spending my last few Sunday’s at GameQuest on Clinton learning and playing it, and I am hooked. In the years I’ve lived in this city I’ve discovered that no matter what side of Fort Wayne you live on there seems to be a local game shop nearby. Whether your into Eurogames like Settlers of Catan, Wargames like Warhammer 40k, or Collectible Card Games like Magic: The Gathering, Fort Wayne offers a wide range of venues for each and every gamer. For my fellow gamer nerds, and non-gamer friends I have yet to corrupt, I’ve compiled a list of local game shops and conventions in and around Fort Wayne. I hope to see you there. Game-on! Local Game Shops Clem’s Collectibles: clemsfortwayne.com GameQuest: facebook.com/gamequestfw Books, Comics, and Things: bctcomics.com Power Nine Gaming: powerninegaming.com Nerdvana Games: nerdvanagames.com DeckFactory: deckfactory.com The Game Annex: facebook.com/thegameannexfw Nearby Game Shops The Collector’s Box, Huntington, IN: facebook.com/pages/The-Collectors-Box-Inc DZ Gaming, Decatur, IN:  facebook.com/pages/DZ-Gaming Conventions  Three Rivers Gaming Convention: 3congames.com PentaCon: pentacongames.com Appleseed Comics and Arts Convention: appleseedcon.com Did we miss something? Let us know by emailing us at:...

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