Newsletter 13/03/20 - Coronavirus Update & Newsletter
Friday, 13 March 2020 | Russ
Welcome to our newsletter
I am realising now that this is our first newsletter this year.....where is the year disappearing to?!?
Although we've been quiet on the newsletter front, we have been hard at work and are about ready to start streaming on our YouTube channel again with a permanent streaming setup in store now - and we also now have our largest ever range of stock! Our shelves are positively bulging! So be sure to have a browse on the website if you haven't visited lately :)
We wanted to send a newsletter out explaining our current situation in regard to Coronavirus - in short, we're open as normal and in the worst case, if the store is forced to close in future, we still anticipate being to operate online mostly as normal, so you don't need to worry about orders with us at this point :) You can read our update here : https://www.facebook.com/TheBoardGameHut/posts/2595128987408439
If you do have to self-isolate, we hope you turn out to be clear or, if you do contract the virus, we hope you recover fully & quickly!
You know what might help see you through any self-isolation? Board Games! If you are preparing, why not add a game or two to your shopping list? ;)
*** We are aware there may have been some performance issues with our website at times recently - our website host is aware of this and is working to resolve this over the next few days meaning there maybe some downtime overnight - in the longer term they are also upgrading to faster storage over the next few weeks ***
Marvel Champions Playmats - we do have a few of the character playmats mats still available! (https://www.theboardgamehut.co.uk/search/for/marvel+champions+playmat/)
Disney Villainous (In stock now)
We have had a nice big Ravensburger delivery this week and have both the base game as well as both of the expansions (which can be played standalone with 2 or 3 players).
Be a Villain…Defeat the Heroes…Enact Your Evil Scheme!
In this epic contest of sinister power, take on the role of a Disney Villain. To win, you must explore your character’s unique abilities and discover how to achieve your own story-based objective. Each villain guide will inspire you with strategies and tips. Discover your character’s unique abilities and winning strategy while dealing twists of fate to thwart your opponent’s schemes.
£34.99 (expansions are £23.99)
Jaws (In stock now)
In JAWS, one player takes on the role of the killer shark off Amity Island, while the other 1-3 players take on the roles of Brody, Hooper and Quint to hunt the shark. Character and event cards define player abilities and create game actions for humans and the shark. Gameplay is divided into two acts — Amity Island and The Orca — played on a double-sided board to replicate the film's story
Lords of Vegas (Expected Early Next Week)
Hit the jackpot in a gambler’s paradise! With careful planning, wise investments, and a bit of luck, you’ll build the most magnificent casino the city has ever seen. Will you play your cards right and take your place as the lord of Vegas?
A long overdue reprint of this classic game - Russ has played this and found it to be great fun! - a bit of area control, a bit of dice rolling & a bit of gambling - plus has a scoring system that makes it hard for anyone to be a runaway leader! :)
£44.99 (RRP is £52.99)
The Isle of Cats (arriving early next week)
The Isle of Cats is a competitive, medium-weight, card-drafting, polyomino cat-placement board game for 1-4 players.
You are citizens of Squalls End on a rescue mission to The Isle of Cats and must rescue as many cats as possible before the evil Lord Vesh arrives. Each cat is represented by a unique tile and belongs to a family, you must find a way to make them all fit on your boat while keeping families together.
£41.99 (RRP is £45)
Azul : Crystal Mosaic (Arriving early next week)
Azul: Crystal Mosaic is an expansion for the first Azul game and contains double-sided player boards, with each board offering new challenges and exciting new strategic opportunities.
The "Crystal Mosaic" of the title is actually a plastic overlay that provides a recess to keep tiles from being accidentally bumped out of place. Four overlays are included in this expansion.
£13.99 (RRP is £14.99)
Horiffied (In stock now)
The stakes have been raised. Imagine living in a place so wretched that it's not plagued by one, two, or even three monsters — but seven of the most horrifying fiends!
In this game, you'll come face to face with them all as you work together to rid the town of the maniacal or misunderstood creatures…before it's too late.
Minecraft : Builders & Biomes (In stock now)
As in the original Minecraft digital game, in Minecraft: Builders & Biomes players explore the Overworld, build structures, and mine resources, earning points for structures and the largest connected biomes of forest, desert, mountain, or snowy tundra spaces on their player boards.
Familiar foes like Endermen, Creepers, and other mobs also appear throughout the game, and they need to be defeated using weapons collected from the board. Defeating mobs earn players points in addition to granting additional awards. Game scoring occurs as the resource cube's layers are depleted. As soon as the third layer runs out, the adventure comes to an end, and the builder with the most points wins.
Best Wishes, Russ & Kelly