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Games We've Been Playing

Posted by Linda Schmidt on

Greetings from the Schlemoine household in lovely Humboldt Park!  These past few weeks we've been getting a lot of gaming in, since both Andre (teacher) and Cyrus (college student) have finished up with school.  The two of them have been particularly busy revisiting a lot of older games that are no longer in print, as well as some more recent medium-heavy weight games.  They've been having a blast, even though Cyrus usually wins.  No need to feel sorry for Andre, though.  He remains undefeated in Viticulture, one of our family favorites, and he's finding some solace in that! In addition to head-to-head...

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Status Update #4 - Open for walk-in shopping!

Posted by Linda Schmidt on

We are welcoming customers back into the store with walk-in shopping every day from 11:00 am to 5:00 pm. Below are the details, but please understand that we might have to revise this as we go along. No more than 6 customers will be allowed in the shop at any one time. To assist us with our reduced ability to accommodate in-store customers, please limit your group to 2 household members and stay for no more than 15 minutes. If you need longer to shop or need to be around fewer people for any reason, we will be offering private shopping...

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Status Update #3 - Onward to the next exciting chapter of Adventures in Retailing!

Posted by Linda Schmidt on

Oh boy, so many things have changed over the last few weeks, I'm not sure where to start this update.  Scratch that, because actually, I do. THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT!   We're still here and doing pretty well, all things considered, and that's entirely due to all of the wonderful people like YOU who have shopped with us and offered kind words of encouragement through all of this.  We miss you terribly, and hope that you and your families are weathering this crisis as best you can.  We truly do have some of the best customers in the whole world.  Thank you SO...

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New Game Arrivals - May 14, 2020

Posted by Charlie Graham on

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Cat & Mouse Recommends: Family Card Games that are NOT Uno!

Posted by Charlie Graham on

We've been selling a LOT of classic and retro games during the pandemic, which is understandable. They're like comfort food! BUT... if you're thinking that your family has played enough games of UNO, we have some other card games to recommend that we think you'll like just as much! In this video, Alejandro recommends Monopoly Deal, Take 5, and Cabo. PS - We're bringing back Cat & Mouse Recommends in a new format. Linda will do some at the store every now and then, but mostly, Alejandro will be doing a few from home every week. He'll also be filming...

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