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September is sweet at New Game in Town!

Check out our Event Calendar for what’s going down this month, including our new  & improved Thursday night Draft League.  Same cool format, same league points, but now only $12 and everyone wins a pack for every round they win!  It’s almost like we’re giving it away!  We also have Indianapolis Grand Prix Trial and of course BATTLE FOR ZENDIKAR PRERELEASE AWESOMENESS!!

Magic not your thing?  No problem, we still have our weekly Wednesday Minis night, Board Games on Wed nights and D&D Expeditions and Pathfinder Society!  Don’t miss sweet September at New Game in Town.

August is awesome at New Game in Town!!

More magic than you can shake a stick at!! Start the month out today with our King of the Hill EDH/Commander tourney where you can win a box! Almost every Sat is another big Magic event, including Origins Gameday, Madison GPT (both of which you can win a box), and an EDH/Commander Grand Melee to win a From the Vault: Angels!! We still have our weekly Magic events (both Draft League on Thur & Standard League on Fri have just restarted, so now’s the time to jump in!) while our monthly Dungeons & Dragons and Pathfinder groups starting to grow! Remember our new Pokemon league every Tue night as well…all kinds of awesome in August at New Game in Town.

NOW PRESELLING MAGIC ORIGINS BOXES!

In-store special, $95/box or $550 per case (limit one case per customer). Buy-a-box promos go to the first 20 people, not boxes (another 20 may be coming)…

Better Than Fireworks! July at New Game in Town…

Even more awesome as we continue to grow at New Game in Town.  In addition to Magic Origins Pre-release & release weekends, starting in July we will have Pokemon League on Tuesday nights.  Also, we have our first Star Wars: X-Wing tourney and a new Warhammer 40K Slow Grow League starting in July!  In addition to our already weekly Magic Events, we will have a SPECIAL DRAFT WITH OUR LAST 2 BOXES OF MODERN MASTERS as well as a fun Conspiracy draft.  Check out our schedule of events on this webpage for more details on all our events.  Add this all together with our comic book discounts, and why would you go anywhere else??  July has much better to offer than just fireworks at New Game in Town!

New Game in Town hitting Dixon area with summer storms!

All kinds of awesome happening this summer here at New Game in Town.  Check out our schedule of events, including Magic Origins (pre-release, release & gameday), From the Vault: Angels (EDH/Commander Grand Melee), and multiple Magic Grand Prix Trials (win byes & boxes!).  For our non-Magic players, we have our first Star Wars: X-Wing tourney, along with Star Realms Gameday, Warhammer 40K league and maybe even some Pokemon events (tba).  This is all in addition to our normal weekly events (EDH/Commander league on Tue, board games & minis on Wed, Magic Draft League on Thur, FMM Standard & Commander on Fridays).  Something’s always going on at New Game in Town…including coin-operated arcade games & free air conditioning!!

End of an Era: One thing’s over but another begins.

 

Well, it’s sad to say, but New Game in Town will be leaving DeKalb. Unfortunately, the stress and time commitments involved in order to run multiple locations is taking its toll, and I find that I must make one of the most difficult decisions of my life. Including my first stint in DeKalb at Legends & Lohr (the original comic book/gamestore of DeKalb), I’ve dedicated 8 years of my life to this town’s gaming/comic book community, and I simply can’t thank you all enough for the experience. I got into this business for one main reason, to create an environment where people can feel they belong, especially groups that often don’t feel like they belong anywhere, and can come together and have a good time. I certainly hope I’ve done that for all of you and helped to bring a little fun into our corner of the world.

Sadly, for a few reasons but mainly stress related health issues, it’s time for me to downsize and move on. We will be keeping the Dixon location open, so of course you are all invited to come by and hang out if you’re ever in the area, or perhaps you might even go out of your way to make a special trip out there even; we will have many awesome special events after all. I hope that I can bring the same thing to that location that I’ve done here in DeKalb, and I thank you all again profusely for everything. You all mean more to me than you’ll probably ever know. Making the decision about which location to close, as I said, was incredibly difficult, but many factors involved lead me to this decision I now share with you.

NEVER FEAR!! THE SPIRIT OF THE TRULY LOCAL GAMESTORE OWNED AND OPERATED BY A TRULY LOCAL PERSON WILL LIVE ON!! Greg Havlik, one of the best employees I’ve ever had (the Spock to my Kirk one might say), has made the courageous decision to take over and keep the spirit alive! Where New Game is moving on, Kelpie Games will be taking the reins and riding this wild horse ever forward. I wish him nothing but the best in this endeavor and look forward to seeing the community continue to grow, evolve and thrive. Check them out on facebook.

On a more personal note, there are a few people I’d like to take the time to thank directly. Of course I have had an amazing staff that has done incredible things for me, the store and the community at large. Playing the role of Scotty & always keeping the ship running, sometimes on duct tape, paperclips and chewing gum, James Hayes has been an amazing person to work with and hang around for these years. This ship simply would not have operated anywhere near the capacity it has without him. Piloting the way well enough to be both Sulu and Checkov, Swifty has been irreplaceable in helping me keep both locations on course. The Bones of it all has been Jeff Jett, master of all things non-Magic or other CCGs & singly-handedly making HeroClix happen as well as being instrumental in the comic book and board game side of things. And of course Tom DeLeon, the new kid on the block, many thanks and much appreciation for helping us through this transitional period.

Shout outs to the staff of the past as well. Sean Farlee continues to play a vital role in helping the Dixon store move forward, and has become a staple in the DeKalb community. Billy Nichols will always be remembered and forever missed, as he propelled us into the future with online sales and away trading. Zach Gerrard and Jeff Raun both played important roles in getting things going and moving in the first place and will always be remembered and appreciated. Thanks to Reed Hartmann and Christ Kallas for stepping up when extra tourney help was needed. Joe Walls is one of the greatest ‘behind the scenes’ people I’ve ever had the privilege to work with and be around and continues to help keep the Dixon location alive. And of course, Court Schuett gets huge props for saving the shop on so many occasions I can’t even imagine the absolute disasters that were avoided because of him. THANK YOU ALL SO SO SO MUCH!!

But not just to the staff, so many members of the community were also irreplaceable and so important to New Game in Town. Shout outs to Greg Chyson and Andrew Karolus for keeping the minis crowd going when I knew almost nothing about that market. Stuart Helm, Kris Muller and Brad Bound all get many thanks for Game Mastering all things role playing, always fun and a pleasure working with you all. Mike Venditti and Rocky Allen were awesome with our monthly Pathfinder crowd; thanks so much for that!! Aaron Tymec and Hayden Ross were amazing at helping us bridge gaps and were always instrumental in board game events at outside locations, as well as always being ready to extend helping hands. Thanks and much respect to the NIU Comic Book Club; all so much fun to have on Wed nights! And most importantly, thank you to all the community that truly made this the best game in town!!

The DeKalb location will stay open through the month of May, with our last day being Sat, May 30, our annual Customer Appreciation Day. This website with then transfer over to the Dixon location, so everything on our event calendar for May is the DeKalb location, then June and beyond will be the schedule for the Dixon location.  Kelpie Games will take over the DeKalb location the first week in June. What a long strange trip it’s been!!

Spring has sprung bringing more new to New Game in Town

April is amazing at New Game in Town as we continue to grow and evolve for the needs of the community.  New events include Tiny Leaders every Monday night (alongside EDH/Commander…two tourneys, your choice!).  Wednesdays are now Star Wars night, including X-Wing, Armada, Imperial Assault, Living Card Game and more!  Also, check out Board Game Night on Thursday nights at Cademon Brewery in Genoa, sponsored by New Game.

In addition to our regular events, several special events coming up include Las Vegas Grand Prix Trial (win byes & a box!) & Dragons of Tarkir Gameday (win a box & cool promos), HeroClix: Age of Ultron (or Justice League Trinity War…depending on Wiz Kids schedule), AND ONCE AGAIN…INTERNATIONAL BOARD GAME DAY!!  Last year we were packed wall-to-wall for this amazing event.  Playing board games all day, giveaways, promos & tournaments as well, and this year we’ll be partnering up with The House Cafe for an awesome 2-day event!  You don’t want to miss this!  Check our events schedule for details.

NOW TAKING PREPAID PREORDERS FOR DRAGONS OF TARKIR BOXES!!

These restrictions MUST be applied:
$95 + tax

Strict Limit 3 per person

Offer good
Tue, Mar 10th – Sunday, Mar 22nd

NO EXCEPTIONS!!
(offer may end sooner depending on supply/demand)

Since this offer is already drastically discounted, store credit cannot be used and these terms MUST be applied.

PRELIMINARY PRO TOUR QUALIFIER!!

Yes!! It’s finally here, another PPTQ. Standard Format, $20 entry…TOP 8 SPLIT A CASE OF KHANS! Saturday, March 14. Starts @ 11am, doors open @ 10:30!! STAR REALMS SIDE EVENTS ALL DAY! Win cool promo cards & playmats!

March Madness Means Magic & More at New Game in Town!

Still going strong with our weekly Magic events, Mon–EDH/Commander, Tue–Standard League, Wed–Draft Legue, Fri–Standard FNM, with new addition:  Tiny Leaders the last Monday of every month!!

Thur night minis and Sunday Yu-Gi-Oh! also still going strong, with a Secret Forces box tourney on Sun, March 8 & Astral Packs coming in the near future!!  D&D every Tue as well as Pathfinder Society once a month as well.  New addition: Monthly Pokemon Family Day!  Check calendar of events for more info!

In addition to our normal weekly/monthly events, March brings us the Star Wars: X-Wing in-store Championship!!  We expect an amazing crowd for this, so show up early or call to let us know you’re on your way.

And the Magic events in Magic are amazing!!  We have another Preliminary Pro Tour Qualifier (top 8 split a case!!), and of course, Khans of Tarkir pre-release & release!  Best prize payouts around along with amazing prices on pre-paid product, so no reason to go anywhere else!!