This month's newsletter is chock full of new events at Labyrinth and plenty of Valentine's Day gift ideas!

Happy Valentine's Day!

Is your loved one a puzzle fan or a lover of games? Then stop by and check out some of the fun gift ideas at Labyrinth!

From lovely little wooden jigsaw puzzles to two-player board games to books chock full of crosswords and Sudoku, we've got the perfect thing for your puzzle-and-game-loving significant other!

First Edition D&D Re-prints!


Wizards of the Coast is offering a limited time re-print of the original Dungeons & Dragons books! Available in hardcover, the set will feature the Dungeon Master's Guide, the Player's Handbook, and the Monster Manual, with all-new commemorative artwork on the covers. A portion of the proceeds from the sale of these reprints go towards the Gygax Memorial Fund, to honor the "father of roleplaying games", Gary Gygax, with a statue in Lake Geneva, WI.

To pre-order your copies, call us at 202-544-1059 or email kathleen@labyrinthgameshop.com! Don't wait - we'll only be able to get a limited number of copies!

Exciting D&D News!

As announced in the New York Times and the official Wizards of the Coast website, a new edition of Dungeons & Dragons is under development! Labyrinth Games & Puzzles has been chosen to participate in play-testing the new game, so stay tuned for more details!

Two-Player Games!

Looking for a game that's just right for two players? We've got a good selection of classic strategy games like backgammon to more recent card games like Lost Cities and Jaipur that are suited best to two players! If card games aren't your forte, there's also a good selection of more in-depth Euro-style boardgames that play well with two players, such as Thurn & Taxis, Carcassonne, Asara, Roll Through the Ages, and Caylus.

Thursday Game Nights

Every Thursday, 6pm - 10pm

It's a party every Thursday at your favorite local game store!

Word Game Night - The first Thursday of every month will be dedicated to your favorite word games! Scrabble, Bananagrams, Lexigo, Boggle, and more!

Party Game Night - The second Thursday of the month is a riot of party and social games, from the beloved Apples to Apples to newcomers like Dixit and Crappy Birthday.

European Board Game Night - The third Thursday remains our most popular game night. In partnership with DC Game Night, we play all your favorite Euro-style board games! Recent favorites include 7 Wonders, Thurn & Taxis, and Coloretto.

Abstract Strategy Night - The fourth Thursday of the month is dedicated to classic games of strategy, like chess and go. We are happy to teach beginners!

No need to RSVP to any of the Thursday Game Nights, but seating is limited so try to come early!

Magic: the Gathering February Events

Friday, February 3, 6pm
Friday, February 10, 6pm
Friday, February 24, 6pm


Join us for the Dark Ascension Launch Party on Friday, February 3! The format is booster draft, and the seating is first-come-first-serve. We will be holding two more Dark Ascension/Innistrad booster drafts on Friday, Feb. 10 and 24. All Friday Night Magic Events start promptly at 6pm! We hope to see you there!

Summoner Wars Demo!

This Saturday, February 4, 11am - 2pm

Join us to play Summoner Wars. Novices and experienced players are welcome! A player is eligible to receive a free promotional Champion card for each game played.

A Taste of Storybuilding with Daniel Solis!

Sunday, February 12, 11am - 6pm

REGISTER NOW! ONLY A FEW SEATS LEFT!

Daniel Solis, a rising star in the world of game design, is coming to D.C. to help us run a full day of his award-winning games Happy Birthday, Robot! and Do: Pilgrims of the Flying Temple. These games are family-friendly storytelling games. This event is especially designed for adults and children 10+! For more information, click here!

Please RSVP by calling 202-544-1059 or emailing kathleen@labyrinthgameshop.com. If reserving by email, please include which game and time slot you prefer.


Murder at Mardi Gras: A Masked Murderer Unveiled!

Sunday, February 19, 5pm - 8pm at the Hill Center
Cost: $20, plus cash bar
   

Limited tickets for this event may be purchased by calling Labyrinth at 202-544-1059 or stopping by the store!

   "The honor of your presence is requested at the annual Krewe of Midas Masquerade Ball. Our King, Pierre DuPre, and his Queen, Melissa DuPre, look forward to seeing you at the Hill Center for what promises to be the social highlight of Washington, DC’s Mardi Gras celebration!"
 
There’s mystery afoot on Capitol Hill – the Krewe of Midas’ King Pierre DuPre has been strangled with a set of Mardi Gras beads. It’s time for all party revelers to discover the truth about his demise!

This event follows our extremely successful Halloween murder mystery event. It is a "mix and mingle" event, and each attendee will have a "character" and clues to share with other guests. Festival carnival garb is encouraged!

This event will be hosted by Labyrinth Games & Puzzles at the Hill Center. Questions? Please call 202-544-1059 or email kathleen@labyrinthgameshop.com.

A Taste of Catan: Oil Springs!

Friday, March 2, 6pm-10pm

Join us for an evening of the new Settlers of Catan scenario! Learn the new rules and play with the designers, Erik Assadourian of the Worldwatch Institute and game designer Ty Hansen.  The new scenario features a new resource, oil, which (with its use and consequences) highlights the challenging topic of sustainability and climate change. Don’t miss out on this fun opportunity to experience a classic board game in a new way.  Will you and others risk destroying the island of Catan in order to win the game? The answer might surprise you! For more about this scenario, visit: http://www.oilsprings.catan.com/

This event is first-come-first-serve for seating, and if you have a copy of Settlers of Catan, please bring it along!


A Taste of Marvel: Heroic Roleplaying!

Sunday, March 4, 12pm - 5pm


"The Avengers have been disassembled, the Fantastic Four are somewhere in space, and the X-Men aren’t answering their phone. When dozens of dangerous villains are sprung from the maximum-maximum security prison known as the Raft, who’s going to stop them? You are."

Join Dave Chalker of Critical Hits, game designer Rob Donoghue, and others for a taste of Marvel: Heroic Roleplaying, the new game from Margaret Weis Productions, the same studio that brought you the critically acclaimed Leverage and Smallville role-playing games!

Space will be limited, so RSVP by calling 202-544-2059 or emailing kathleen@labyrinthgameshop.com!

Good Moves Game Club in your school!


Labyrinth is pleased to announce that due to popular demand, we are continuing to expand our Game Club aftercare programs. Children find learning much more fun while playing games, and at the Game Club we focus on social skills and problem solving. If you are interested in considering this program for your school next fall, please contact Kathleen at 202-544-1059 or email kathleen@labyrinthgameshop.com
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