October 29, 2014 / by Joe Olk

Honestly, did any of you know Steve Jackson’s OGRE was re-released? It’s been a long time since I’ve thrown up jamscreens and battled the hulking tanks in 2085 A.D.

Here’s a tiny amount of history…

A while ago, back in 2012, Steve Jackson released the “designer’s edition” But the real story began back in 1977. It was the first game Steve Jackson ever developed, and I can only hope that he knew deep in his subconscious that the world needed to simulate large hulking tanks assaulting highly defended futuristic military bases.
And it’s three bucks, which is cheaper than very expensive gum.

This is how excited I am about large tanks. Also, if you do the Carlton dance during the game it really distracts you opponents.


It is from Japan, it’s a wheat beer and it’s adorable. What else can I say? A lot actually, so I’ll try to keep it brief. It’s definitely at wheat beer, but it’s light, refreshing and has more than a touch of ginger. The refreshingness is the key point here, you can down can after adorable can and it stays crisp, never heavy. Which means you won’t feel slowed down as you play Talisman for hour after hour.
In addition, you can peel off little stickers with English words that reveal Japanese words. So, in theory you culd teach yourself Japanese! What other beer can say that? Also, it has a cat on it.

May 08, 2014 / by Eric

May is upon us. And with it comes 4 new great special events for you and your friends to participate in.

FRI MAY 09 Learn to play Magic with Queer Geek Seattle

That’s right. Seattle Met‘s favorite Queer Ladies Night has invited Ben Hayes and a few of his co-workers from Wizards of the Coast to come in and teach you how to play magic in an inclusive environment for LGBT-friendly female-identified individuals and their friends of all genders.

Entrance is free, supplies are provided, and the crowd is awesome so come on out and try something new!


FRI MAY 16 Save Clara! Doctor Who Costume Party and Fundraiser

Our resident Dalek, , has taken some wear and tear during her year of convention appearances and lounge guest photo ops and, with her creator living on an income so fixed it’d make your head spin, it’s up to us to save her! So we’re holding a night of special Clara themed viewing and gaming, hosting a Whovian costume contest (Come in as a Doctor, companion or villain and have a drink on us! Best costume per category wins prizes!) raffling off an array of door prizes and donating $1 from the sale of every item sold to funding much needed repairs, improvements and upgrades for our beloved cybernetic organism.

Costumes are optional, a love of having fun supporting local creative pop culture is required.

Dalek Clara supports all loves.

Dalek Clara supports all loves.

FRI MAY 23 Old School New School Console Gaming Tournament

Our pals over at Video Game Break are hosting a video game tournament featuring Balloon Fight and Bombsquad.

Preregistration is available through their website, spectators are welcome, and we are assured that it’s going to be one hell of a show.

old school new school

FRI MAY 30 Rice Sniffing Gangster Party with Amanda Chan

Raygun Netrunner Team Captain Amanda’s mother got her a new rice cooker and to celebrate we’re throwing down a double feature of the finest rice-fetishizing-Japanese-gangster movies the world has ever known; Branded to Kill and it’s gender-swapped remake by the same director, Seijun Suzuki, Pistol Opera. Amanda will be on hand to serve sticky rice balls from the cooker that kicked it all off and maybe hand out some of the custom t-shirts and underwear we’re talking about commissioning for the event.

Mmmmmm… rice.

All of these events and more can be found on our lounge event page and that great new calendar that just put up behind the bar.


So come on down for some great gaming and some great company this week. We’ll see you soon.


December 04, 2012 / by Eric
Ninjitsu Day

As everyone everywhere knows, December 26th is an American holiday named Boxing Day to celebrate Muhammad Ali‘s legendary 1974 victory over Joe Frasier in Zaire’s Rumble in the Jungle.

And, of course, December 27th is named Karate Day to (also known as “Boxing Day” in Hong Kong and “Kung Fu Day” in China) celebrate Gō Fujita’s highly contentious victory over Chen Zhen in Shanghai in 1937, or as it’s known in China, Chen Zhen’s glorious and righteous victory over the evil Japanese oppressors.

But December 28th’s Ninjitsu Day is a mystery. It came out of nowhere like a twilight shadow. One minute it wasn’t there. The next, BAM-O, it just rolled up on the world and smoked like a blunt. A really seriously bloody blunt. Totally unlightable.

In order to celebrate and placate this ancient warrior clan, we will be celebrating this mysterious holiday through mighty discounts. Yes, this Ninjitsu Day, for twelve hours, from 10am until 10pm, all of our Gift Certificates will be worth 25% more. You buy them a $40 gift certificate and they get $50 in store credit on December 28th. So get your gift certificates now and be sure to let their recipients know all about Ninjitsu Day.

This one went out to all of our ninjas in Bruges.