This Week’s Game Spotlights at Third Eye for 8/2/17

Third Eye Games & Hobbies has expanded into a new location only 3 minutes away from where we were on West St. – our new address is: 209 CHINQUAPIN ROUND RD ANNAPOLIS, MD 21401!

Be sure to update your pals, and let ’em know that Third Eye is in a brand new location only a few minutes from our previous home!
We’ve doubled our space, and added a TON of awesome stuff – so make sure to come check us out!
Click here for all the information on the new location!

The new POKEMON set, SUN AND MOON: BURNING SHADOWS, drops this Friday 8/4/17!

We’re super stoked about the arrival of a new POKEMON set this week, and beginning this Friday 8/4/17, we’ll have plenty of booster packs, sealed booster boxes, trainer decks, and theme decks to get you hooked up!

Swing by & get your POKEMON on with one of the best sets we’ve seen in a minute!

 

 


Saturday 8/12/17 brings the return of MTG: Standard Saturday Showdown featuring HOUR OF DEVASTATION!

Third Eye Faithful, you are awesome – we’ve really been stoked about the super vibrant and fun community that’s grown with our weekly MAGIC events, and now we’re adding more cool stuff to make them even more fun!

Join us for our weekly STANDARD SATURDAY SHOWDOWN tournament, where you can compete with your Standard-legal deck to win special prize booster packs made by WOTC!

Click here for the event info

 


Tuesday 8/8/17 brings the next round of Casual Yu-Gi-Oh Night! Help us build the Yu-Gi-Oh community at Third Eye!

We are always looking to try new things and give our community another fun outlet to meet people. YuGiOh is that next venture.

YuGiOh is a trading card game where two players face off and reduce each other’s life total to zero using monster, spell, and trap cards. Cunning plots, powerful beasts, and quick thinking help guide you to victory.

Come on in and duel for bragging rights while getting to know the other YuGiOh players in the community. Never played before? No problem! Our Third Eye Elite, James, will be in to show you the ropes and get you started.

Click here for the event info


WARHAMMER Escalation League has BEGUN!

What Is It? Each week players will be assigned an opponent to battle sometime during that week. You will have a set point total and series of list restrictions that will help nurture a fair and consistent game experience throughout the league. As we get further into the month, the points allotted to each player will increase. This is what creates the “Escalation” part of the League.

When Is It? Escalation league will run the entirety of August. The first week’s pairings will be announced on 7/30; The last round of pairings will be announced on 8/27. The deadline to sign up is 7/29.

Where is it? Third Eye Games of course! Games can be played whenever you and your opponent can make your schedules line up and the store is open.

How are we doing it? At the bottom of this email will be a link to a private Facebook group. All you have to do is ask to join and you’ll be registered for the league!

Each week, pairings will be posted of who your opponent is. Then, you can use the group to work out when you can play your game.

When you come in for your game, let a Third Eye employee know and they will hand you your score sheet. After the game is done, fill out the sheet and turn it back in. Results will be updated on the group every Saturday after the store closes.

What’s the cost? FREE!!! For the first league we are not going to charge a single penny. We want people to be excited and learn one of the coolest war games in the world. Have fun and remember to help each other so we can all become better players.

Too late to sign up? We’d still love to have you join the group, and get in on the ground floor of the next League, as well as staying in the loop on future upcoming WARHAMMER events at the store!

Click here for the WARHAMMER 40K League group


Our HOUR OF DEVASTATION Sealed League continues this Saturday 8/5/17

All right Third Eye Faithful, are you ready for the all-new Magic League?!

Over the course of three weeks in July and one week in August you’ll have the chance to build and edit a brand new deck from sealed packs of AMONKHET & HOUR OF DEVASTATION and duke it out for weekly prizes.

The grand prize is a SEALED BOX OF HOUR OF DEVASTATION!

THE DETAILS:
WEEK 1 – $25 initial Buy-In. Each player gets 4 Packs of HOUR OF DEVASTATION & 2 Packs of AMONKHET. They build the best 40 card deck they can out of the cards they open and play out 3 swiss rounds.

WEEKS 2 and 3 – $8 Entry. Each player is issued a new AMONKHET pack & a new HOUR OF DEVASTATION pack. Everyone gets 15 minutes to alter their league deck. 3 rounds of swiss are played

WEEK 4 – $8 Entry. Each Player is issued two new packs, plus, players who came out each previous week receive two additional packs. Again, they are allowed time to make final alterations before entering the last tournament of the league.

Weekly Tournament Prize Payout:
(wins/losses/ties = prizes)
3/0/0 = 5 packs
2/0/1 = 4 packs
2/1/0 = 3 packs
OR convert your packs to store credit

SECOND & THIRD PLACE OVERALL: Will each win a Half Box(18 Packs) of Hour of Devastion!!!

TOP PRIZE: Player with the best record over all weeks of the league will win a SEALED BOX OF HOUR OF DEVASTION!

Click here for the event info!


Our MALIFAUX Tuesday Night Terror event returns Tuesday 8/8/17

Hey There Third Eye Faithful!
 
To celebrate our Awesome new wargaming tables, Henchman Bill has volunteered to run a Rapid Growth league for Malifaux in the month of August! Here’s what you need to know!
 
When: Every Tuesday Night in August! That’s right, Every Tuesday! You’ve asked for more Malifaux nights, and we’re giving them to you!
 
What: Play games to complete Achievements and Earn Points! Points for each week are as follows
 
August 1 – 26 points, led by a Master
August 8 – 30 points, led by a Master
August 15 – 35 points, led by a Master
August 22 – 40 points, led by a Master
August 29 – 50 points, led by a Master
 
This is a Great chance to get into Malifaux if you haven’t already! Stop by any night of the league and Bill will be happy to explain, run you through a demo, and show you what you need to get started with this awesome Steampunk Tabletop Skirmish game!

Click here for the event info!

 


Learn to play PATHFINDER with our Intro to Pathfinder Society event on 8/26/17! Help us continue to build our PATHFINDER community at Third Eye!

Third Eye Faithful, are you ready to roll some dice, kill some monsters, foil assassination plots, and solve a few murder mysteries? Join us for Third Eye’s introduction to Pathfinder and Pathfinder Society organized play!

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WHAT IS PATHFINDER?
Pathfinder is a Roleplaying Game (RPG) very similar to Dungeons & Dragons, set in a fantasy world where you create your character and turn them into an epic hero as they level up! You take on the role of a Pathfinder, going on adventures with your party to slay monsters and complete missions

WHAT DO I NEED TO PLAY?
Nothing! We’ll have pre-made characters and plenty of paper, pencils and dice you can borrow so you can jump right in! If you’ve played before you can bring your own level 1 or 2 character built with Pathfinder Society rules.
Everyone is welcome, from new players to experienced veterans. Children are also welcome!
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WHAT IS PATHFINDER SOCIETY?
The Pathfinder Society Roleplaying Guild is a worldwide fantasy roleplaying campaign that puts YOU in the role of an agent of the Pathfinder Society—a legendary league of explorers, archaeologists, and adventurers dedicated to discovering and chronicling the greatest mysteries and wonders of an ancient world beset by magic and evil.

Play is organized into Seasons, throughout which the actions and achievements of you and your fellow Pathfinders create an ongoing storyline. Each season consists of numerous scenarios set in a variety of exotic locations across Golarion.

Click here for the event info


IRON GM returns to Third Eye this Saturday 5/6/17

We had so much fun with the first IRON GM event that we’re super stoked to see it back at Third Eye!

What is IRON GM? You are a Game Master. But how do you stack up against other Game Masters? This Iron GM® Local competition is your opportunity to show the local gaming community your skills, ability, and imagination!

Choose your weapon wisely. Any game system is allowed. GMs are randomly assigned to a table of players. Inspired by three Secret Story Elements unveiled at the event, GMs create an adventure then run it for players. Afterwards, players judge GMs on their performance. GMs have one hour to craft their adventures, while players use the same time to build characters. After four hours of thrills, players rate GMs using tournament-tested criteria. The results are then tallied, and the winner will bear the title of Third Eye Iron Ranked GM.

Here is what you will need:
-The Core Rule book for your system of choice
-Your Good Dice
-Your writing tools
-Every ounce of creativity and imagination you can muster

If you are not a GM, we need players to take part in some great adventures and judge the Game Masters. Players are assigned at random, so be prepared to try something new!

This is an Iron GM® licensed event.

Click here for the event info!


Our very own Third Eye Ben teaches you How To Play POKEMON at our first official POKEMON event on 8/27/17 

Fun for the whole family – all ages are welcome! 

All right Third Eye Faithful, are you ready to be a POKEMON MASTER?! This is your chance to put all your awesome EX Pokemon to good use and learn more about the trading card game!

Pokemon Master Ben will be running demos for How to Play the POKEMON card game as well as answering questions and facilitating casual play between new players.

If you’re already familiar with Pokemon, come on out to play some casual games and help grow the community!
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CAN I BRING MY KID/PARENT?
Of course! If you’re child has been collecting cards but wants to learn how to play the game this is the perfect opportunity! Same goes if you want to bring your parents into the fold and teach them all about the Pokemon TCG. Games are always more fun when the whole family plays!
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WHAT IF I’VE NEVER PLAYED?
No worries! Third Eye Ben will be there to help you learn how to play. We’ll also have Trainer Kits and Intro Decks available to pick up so you can play right out of the box without having to build one yourself!
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IS THIS A TOURNAMENT?
No, today will be a casual event where players can hone their skills or start playing for the very first time. If you’re an experienced Pokemon player, come on out with a fun deck and help grow the community at Third Eye! The more players we get for casual events like this, the sooner we can run full blown tournaments!

Click here for the event info!

 


HEROCLIX: Sidekick League begins this Saturday!

A great way to learn how to play HEROCLIX & get started!

We are excited to announce Sidekick League, a new initiative to introduce players to HeroClix, Dice Masters and Star Trek: Attack Wing.

Sidekick League is a casual, fun, and welcoming event series for you and a friend!
For more information about this event type, check out: http://win.wizkids.com/wp/sidekicknight/

Additional Info

300-point Modern Constructed! Bring a friend and be in the running for exclusive rewards!

Click here for the event info


Third Eye Board Game Day returns Saturday 8/19/17 Get ready for our next Board Game Bonanza!

There are tons and tons of games out there, from CATAN to CLUE! Whether you’re brand new to the world of board games or you’ve played every edition of AXIS and ALLIES, we’ve got something for you.

Board Game Day, the last Saturday of each month, is an open event where you can meet new people, learn new games or maybe introduce your favorite to someone who has never heard of it before! Third Eye Tom will be there highlighting a new game each month, as well as sharing his expertise on plenty of other games in our demo library.

This month, he’ll be showing off NEFARIOUS!

Nefarious is a game where everyone competes to take over the world! You are a mad scientist creating wild inventions that threaten the rest of the humanity! Spend your turn wisely placing your henchman to earn you money, spy on other scientists or work diligently on your inventions to build the best doomsday device EVER! Plus, every game is totally different thanks to 2 Twists that you choose randomly at the beginning.

Click here for the event info


Our weekly X-WING night continues this Thursday with X-WING CASUAL PLAY!

We were so stoked on the huge turnout for our X-WING intro event that we’ve put together a regularly scheduled bi-weekly X-WING night to help build a fun and vibrant X-WING community here at Third Eye!

Join us next Thursday – whether you’ve been playing a while, or you’re brand new, all are welcome, as we start getting the X-WING awesome rolling!

Click here for the event info!


This Friday is FNM: Modern and Standard play! Get the new August Promo card!

With the growing popularity of our FNM events, and due to popular demand, we’re now offering WEEKLY Modern and Standard play events at Third Eye’s Friday Night Magic!

The fun continues this Friday, and now, every week, you can take part in MODERN & STANDARD at our FNM events!

Click here for the event info on FACEBOOK!

 

 

 


Our AUGUST Event Calendar is LIVE! Check it out!

Tons of fun events this month – check it out!

We’ve got our AUGUST event calendars up now! Go check ’em out, and find out what we’ve got cooking at Third Eye this month!

And, don’t forget, print calendars are in-store now – swing by & scoop your’s

Click here to check out the calendar!

 

 


ADVENTURER’S LEAGUE: TALES OF THE YAWNING PORTAL continues this week! 

Third Eye Faithful, wanna score some sick loot and kill a ton of monsters along the way?

Join us for our weekly DUNGEONS & DRAGON’S ADVENTURER’S LEAGUE night, which is part of the Wizards of the Coast ORGANIZED PLAY network for DnD!

This Spring, we explore many realms as we play through the TALES OF THE YAWNING PORTAL!
WHAT TO EXPECT: When the shadows grow long in Waterdeep and the fireplace in the taproom of the Yawning Portal dims to a deep crimson glow, adventurers from across the Forgotten Realms, and even from other worlds, spin tales and spread rumors of dark dungeons and lost treasures. Some of the yarns overheard by Durnan, the barkeep of the Yawning Portal, are inspired by places and events in far-flung lands from across the D&D multiverse, and these tales have been collected into a single volume.
Within this tome are seven of the most compelling dungeons from the 40+ year history of Dungeons & Dragons. Some are classics that have hosted an untold number of adventurers, while others are some of the most popular adventures ever printed.

Tales from the Yawning Portal includes the following adventures:
Against the Giants
Dead in Thay
Forge of Fury
Hidden Shrine of Tamoachan
Sunless Citadel
Tomb of Horrors
White Plume Mountain

MORE ABOUT ADVENTURER’S LEAGUE: AL provides a running story line where the players actions determine the fate of the world. Every season of AL builds on the one prior of the players actions or inactions. It is structured in such a way that players can drop in and out as desired but to witness and take part in the full campaign they should return weekly. With a worldwide community they can take their characters and play anywhere adventures league rules as followes. While there are some restrictions on character creation and rules variance, it allows a fair play across the board to allow the flexiablity of travel and play.

Click here for the event info!

Saturday 8/12/17 is our first ever X-WING DOGFIGHT Tournament!!

All right Third Eye Faithful, with our X-wing community getting bigger and better, it’s time for the main event!

That’s right it’s our first ever official X-wing Tournament!

We’re super stoked to launch into the competitive side of this amazing miniatures game, with all the intense dogfights, prizes, and PEW PEW PEW you could want!
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DETAILS:

We follow the standard Fantasy Flight Dogfight rules for X-wing Organized Play.

Come in with a ready to fly squad of one faction using a maximum of 100 squad points.

We ask all pilots to register by 11:50 am so we can jump right into the action!

Also – this is on a Saturday, so PLEASE be sure to use the overflow parking lot at the AIRECO building (behind our building) after you unload your miniatures. 🙂 You can pull right up to the back steps and unload there, and then move to Aireco.

ENTRY FEE: $5.00

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PROMOS/ PRIZES:

All participants will receive an alternate art Tactician upgrade card!

1st prize: A promo Ello Asty pilot card and a set of promo evade tokens, courtesy of Fantasy Flight Games!
2nd and 3rd place: Your choice of either promo card while supplies last

So come in and help make our first X wing tournament a blast, and may the force be with you!

Click here for event info

Magic the Gathering Commander returns this Sunday!!

While COMMANDER LEAGUE may be done, we’re bringing the return of our normal weekly COMMANDER tournament until we begin the next League!
Come out and join us for one of our favorite MTG Play Formats, as we continue to build the COMMANDER community!
Click here for event info

This Thursday night is our MAGIC THE GATHERING “IT’S CASUAL” Booster Draft event!

Looking to sharpen up your MTG skills? Just getting into the game and looking for a friendly, low-key environment to begin? This is it!

We’re holding our CHAOS DRAFT this week, but fear not, next Thursday night, we’re hosting a special THURSDAY NIGHT MAGIC: It’s Casual booster draft which is the PERFECT way for you to delve into MTG!

Whether you’re brand new, or been playing for a while and looking to sharpen your skills, this is a great, friendly, low-key environment to crack some packs and have some fun!

Click here for the event info!


DICE MASTERS MONDAYS: ANYTHING GOES

We know that you’re all major DICE MASTERS fans, and we’ve decided to begin hosting a weekly Monday night DICE MASTERS event for you!

This week is an OPEN PLAY casual night. Test out new teams, face off against other Dice Masters and maybe even trade for some cool new cards!
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Never played? No worries! Third Eye Dan will be running the event and can teach you everything you need to know to get started. Plus, many of our top players started not too long ago and love introducing new players to the game!

PLAY FORMAT: In Dice Masters, two players take the role of masterminds directing the actions of a team of powerful supers (represented by dice) to battle each other! Each turn, you’ll roll your dice to see what resources you have available, buy dice, send your team members into the field, and then strike at the enemy mastermind. Reduce the opposing mastermind’s life to zero, and save the day!

Dicemasters is a dice-building game (similar to deck-building card games) where players collect and assemble their team of character dice and battle in head-to-head gameplay.

Click here for event info 


Come join the game & have fun with us!

Make sure to click here and check out our full event calendar!

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