Games – Ohio Newsletter: November/December 2018

It is the end of the year and I am going to take this chance to remind you of the Games – Ohio network of stores and their TCG schedules, which you can find at the bottom of this post. Also, sometimes the stars align and Pokemon events line up into a circuit, so for this holiday season there are four stores, each with League Cups on consecutive Saturdays, as shown below. Have a happy and safe holiday season. – Anthony Haslage

-=[ Pokemon League Cup Lost Thunder December Circuit Schedule ]=-
Games – Ohio: https://gamesoh.wordpress.com/2018/11/16/pokemon-league-cup-lost-thunder-december-circuit-schedule/

-=[ North-Central Ohio Weekly Events ]=-
https://gamesoh.wordpress.com/2017/11/20/north-central-ohio-weekly-events/

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Games – Ohio Newsletter: September 2018

All,

Welcome to the 2019 season-year for most games. If you go to https://gamesoh.wordpress.com/, you can see all of the league start times for Pokemon, CardFight: Vanguard, Dragon Ball Super, HeroClix, Transformers and Yu-Gi-Oh at north-central Ohio hobby shops that are part of Games – Ohio.

This month, Level Two Games in Avon begins with Official Tournament Store status from Konami for Yu-Gi-Oh! Plus, the new Transformers Trading Card Game releases on the 28th, but we are going to meet on the 27th to talk everything Transformers. We also have both Pokemon trading card and video game events this month as well as a CardFight: Vanguard Sneak Peek at the start of October.

Based out of Level Two Games, I have come up with a few activities to fill Thursdays. One event is a night where I live stream participants playing their favorite games via social media. The other night is trivia with cash prizes! I have to warn you, my first trivia night will have softball questions to ease you into it… The second trivia night in October will almost require a thinking cap like the one Doc Brown wears in Back to the Future.

Thanks to Ryan Patterson, I judged a Pokemon League Cup on September 1 and our very own league member, Josh Vardous, won the Master Division. Congratulations! The League Cup was held at The POP Shop in Sandusky and had over 50 players in attendance.

Speaking of Pokemon, starting this month, I will be pushing back the start time of Pokemon events at Level Two Games to 7 PM. While league will still be from 6 to 9 PM, any league tournaments, League Challenges and Premier Challenges after September 6 will begin at 7 PM. Not only does this give our core players a little more time to get to league after work, it allows me to start the other events occurring on the same day without being overwhelmed.

Two things that I am excited about this month… The Yu-Gi-Oh Legendary Duelists: White Dragon Abyss booster set and the Pokemon Dragons Majesty Elite Trainer Box. I cannot wait to make some new decks for these trading card games.

– Anthony Haslage

-=[ Upcoming North-Central Ohio Events ]=-

[2019] Pokemon Premier Challenge (Sep. 6 – Avon, OH) [Autumn]
COST: FREE | REG: 6 PM | START: 6:30 PM
https://www.facebook.com/events/936771613159458/

L2G Night Live (Sep. 13, Oct. 11, Nov. 8 & Dec. 13 – Avon, OH)
COST: FREE | REG: 5 PM | START: 5 PM
https://www.facebook.com/events/2259427864084484/

Trivia Night (Sep. 20, Oct. 18, Nov. 15 & Dec. 20 – Avon, OH)
COST: $5 USD | REG: 7 PM | START: 7 PM
https://www.facebook.com/events/315881215849637/

[2019] Pokemon League Challenge (Sep. 27 – Avon, OH) [Season #2]
COST: $5 USD | REG: 6:30 PM | START: 7 PM
https://www.facebook.com/events/236990073652044/

Transformers League & Tournament (Thursdays – Avon, OH)
COST: FREE | REG: 6 PM | START: 6 PM
https://www.facebook.com/events/305273093574912/

CardFight: Vanguard Strongest! Team AL4 Sneak Preview (Oct. 2 – Avon, OH)
COST: $20 USD | REG: 6 PM | START: 6:30 PM
https://www.facebook.com/events/307347586481022/

Games – Ohio Newsletter: August 2018

Hey all,

If you are active in any trading card games, you may know that it is championship series season. So things are slowing down a bit as people experience championship burnout. Otherwise, I am still waiting on Official Tournament Store status from Konami and Pokemon has yet to allow sanctioning for Premier Challenges for the Autumn 2018 season. Right now, short of an occasional non-hobby shop event, I am keeping everything that I am doing to the local area. Thus, I do not have much going on this month. If you run a north-central Ohio hobby shop and wish to hold a Pokemon event, contact Jimmy Gurney.

Starting this month, Comics Are Go (Sheffield Village), Level Two Games (Avon) and Warhost Games (Avon Lake) are teaming up to cross-promote a game that each store only offers.

HeroClix: Saturdays @ 1 PM
Comics Are Go (5188 Detroit Road, Sheffield Village, OH 44035)
https://www.facebook.com/comicsaregoshop/

Pokemon: Tuesdays @ 6 PM
Level Two Games (37319 Detroit Road, Avon, OH 44011)
https://www.facebook.com/leveltwogames/

Dragon Ball Super: Saturdays @ 2 PM
Warhost Games (32848 Walker Road, Avon Lake, OH 44012)
https://www.facebook.com/WarhostGames/

Right now, on Tuesdays from 6 to 9 PM, you can find me at Level Two Games in Avon. We have FREE CardFight: Vanguard, Pokemon and Yu-Gi-Oh leagues. If we have enough players, we can swing into a tournament. I am looking for something to fill Thursdays at Level Two Games starting in September, other than the new Transformers Trading Card Game, which is already planned. Maybe video game related or live streaming? Have ideas, let me know via Games – Ohio’s Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/messages/t/160899470640578).

Upcoming Events:

CardFight: Vanguard Shop Tournament (August 2018)
COST: $5 USD | REG: 6 PM | START: 6:30 PM
https://www.facebook.com/events/209274986597734/

CardFight: Vanguard Champions of the Asia Circuit Sneak Preview
COST: $20 USD | REG: 6 PM | START: 6:30 PM
https://www.facebook.com/events/381604608912108/

Pokemon League Challenge (Aug. 30 – Avon, OH) [Season #1]
COST: FREE | REG: 6 PM | START: 6:30 PM
https://www.facebook.com/events/220535101981780/

Pokemon Premier Challenge (Sep. 6 – Avon, OH) [Autumn]*
COST: FREE | REG: 6 PM | START: 6:30 PM
https://www.facebook.com/events/936771613159458/

* This is the third time that I have pushed this event back. I am waiting for 2019 season sanctioning to open. The competitive Pokemon video game scene is much smaller than the trading card game, so its event options and window is also smaller.

– Anthony Haslage

Games – Ohio Newsletter: July 2018

Howdy all,

It looks like winter turned into summer here in Ohio. I am told that we had two weeks of spring, but I must have missed it. I have a few things going on in July…

GameStop Annual Pokemon TCG Tournament (Jul. 21 – Elyria, OH)
– GameStop is providing prizes for the top three overall players. Do not worry, if we have a lot of players, we will be holding the tournament at a nearby restaurant.
COST: FREE | REG: 12:30 PM | START: 1 PM
https://www.facebook.com/events/1882355121830157/

CardFight: Vanguard Shop Tournament (Jul. 24 – Avon, OH)
– Each paid participant will receive a special tournament pack.
COST: $5 USD | REG: 6 PM | START: 6:30 PM
https://www.facebook.com/events/657108991296160/

Pokemon SM-Celestial Storm Pre-Release (Jul. 24 – Avon, OH)
– This is a great event to either start playing Pokemon or return to the game. Pokemon Professor Jimmy Gurney will be on hand to help you build your decks!
COST: $25 USD | REG: 6 PM | START: 6:30 PM
https://www.facebook.com/events/1850635175230437/

[2018] Pokemon Premier Challenge (Jul. 28 – Avon, OH) [Summer]*
– Back by popular demand, play UltraSun and UltraMoon competitively with others!
COST: FREE | REG: 4 PM | START: 4:30 PM
https://www.facebook.com/events/936771613159458/

CardFight: Vanguard The Destructive Roar Sneak Preview (Jul. 31 – Avon, OH)
– This is a great event to either start playing CardFight: Vanguard or return to the game.
COST: $20 USD | REG: 6 PM | START: 6:30 PM
https://www.facebook.com/events/202026503948093/

[2018] Pokemon League Challenge (Jul. 31 – Avon, OH) [Season #3]*
– The top player in each age division will win a booster pack.
COST: FREE | REG: 6 PM | START: 6:30 PM
https://www.facebook.com/events/1317898484980401/

* At the time of this post, the ability to sanction was unavailable due to point tallying for the Pokemon World Championships. We will attempt to sanction the events at a later date. If we can, they may award points for the next calendar season-year.

Just a reminder that I am at Level Two Games every Tuesday in July from 4 to 10 PM running CardFight: Vanguard, Pokemon and Yu-Gi-Oh leagues starting at 6 PM. If we get enough players for any of the games, we can hold either free or $5 USD tournaments, assuming that no special events for that game are occurring at the same time. Starting in August, we will be expanding to Thursdays. As of this time, I am not quite sure what to do on Thursdays. If you have any ideas, please let me know via the contact form (https://gamesoh.wordpress.com/home/aboutgo/contact-go/) on Games – Ohio. Thanks.

One last thing, as of this month, Comics Are Go (Sheffield Village), Level Two Games (Avon) and Warhost Games (Avon Lake) are teaming up to cross-promote a game that each store only offers. Here is what they are cross-promoting beginning in July!

HeroClix: Saturdays @ 1 PM
Comics Are Go (5188 Detroit Road, Sheffield Village, OH 44035)
https://www.facebook.com/comicsaregoshop/

Pokemon: Tuesdays @ 6 PM
Level Two Games (37319 Detroit Road, Avon, OH 44011)
https://www.facebook.com/leveltwogames/

Dragon Ball Super: Saturdays @ 2 PM
Warhost Games (32848 Walker Road, Avon Lake, OH 44012)
https://www.facebook.com/WarhostGames/

– Anthony Haslage

Games – Ohio Newsletter: June 2018

Hey all,

It is that time of month again where I send you an e-mail letting you know what events I have coming up. You can check out the upcoming events by scrolling down.

I am now at Level Two Games (http://www.LevelTwoGames.com/) every Tuesday from 4 to 10 PM. Starting this month, we will be holding leagues for CardFight: Vanguard, Pokemon and Yu-Gi-Oh at 6 PM. As you can see below, special events will typically occur during league hours. If Yu-Gi-Oh turns out to be successful, we will commit to buying sealed product.

Speaking of Level Two Games, I have had Discord channels set up for the games that I run. You can join via this URL: https://discord.gg/45UkuSs

Just a reminder, Jimmy Gurney (jimmy[at]kemony.com) has taken over as the premier organizer for Pokemon in North-Central Ohio. If you need event assistance, feel free to reach out to him.

– Anthony Haslage

-=[ Upcoming North-Central Ohio Events ]=-

CardFight: Vanguard Unite! Team Q4 Sneak Preview (Jun. 19 – Avon, OH)*
COST: $20 USD | REG: 6 PM | START: 6:30 PM
https://www.facebook.com/events/1904753856211309/

[2018] Pokemon League Challenge (Jun. 26 – Avon, OH) [Season #2]
COST: FREE | REG: 6 PM | START: 6:30 PM
https://www.facebook.com/events/177968269708007/

GameStop Annual Pokemon TCG Tournament (Jul. 21 – Elyria, OH)
COST: FREE | REG: 12:30 PM | START: 1 PM
https://www.facebook.com/events/1882355121830157/

Pokemon Sun & Moon – Celestial Storm Pre-Release (Jul. 24 – Avon, OH)*
COST: $25 USD | REG: 6 PM | START: 6:30 PM
https://www.facebook.com/events/1850635175230437/

CardFight: Vanguard The Destructive Roar Sneak Preview (Jul. 31 – Avon, OH)
COST: $20 USD | REG: 6 PM | START: 6:30 PM
https://www.facebook.com/events/202026503948093/

CardFight: Vanguard Champions of the Asia Circuit Sneak Preview (Aug. 28 – Avon, OH)
COST: $20 USD | REG: 6 PM | START: 6:30 PM
https://www.facebook.com/events/381604608912108/

* Kidforce Collectibles, Ground Zero, No Limit Gaming, Recess and The POP Shop should also be holding Celestial Storm Pre-Releases. Next month you should be able to check out their social media and/or websites for details. The POP Shop is also be holding the Unite! Team Q4 Sneak Preview. That information should now available via their social media.

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