Thursday, June 24, 2010

Roll2Play future is looking good!

I read an article about Gordon Lugauer and his store, The Board Game Barrister. This was very inspiring to me and exactly what I needed to hear. His family owns two stores that has gained an older following. They have successful open gaming nights and many many regulars. Gordon admits not being rich, but very happy.

Part of this article as discussed the growing gaming industry. I built Roll2Play at the perfect time!! As you all know, I am trying hard to grow Roll2Play to the point of having a real brick and mortar store. This place will have a coffee shop feel that will be inviting, warm and relaxing. Roll2Play is growing and Hubby is very supportive. It’s just a matter of when. I want to make sure we have $$ in the bank and a grand huge opening. I already have people that want to help spread the word when I open. I am very excited, but trying hard to stay cool, level headed and patient. Solid decisions must be made to be successful!!

Meanwhile, I am gaining momentum locally. I have been asked more and more to talk to groups on the gaming industry or bringing game night back into households. I love doing that!! I plan to continue to expand my event calendar to more schools and even start selling my wares in the lobbies of the corporate headquarters around here. Online visits are steadily growing. Sales are still sporadic, but with time and more exposure to Roll2Play as a ‘big’ name this will pick up too.

Keep on rolling!


Monday, June 14, 2010

June gameline, product and website updates for Roll2Play

Roll2Play is going after Lego Company. Why you may ask? Because they have a fantastic line of games that we want to carry. Our distribution doesn’t carry Lego products yet. We tried to contact Lego about two months ago with no response. It’s time to step it up! Just check out how cool these games are!

We will keep you posted as soon as we start carrying these innovative and imaginative games by Lego!

Meanwhile, we are adding Heroscape back to our line of products to offer. The owner had to take her time on understanding the system. *insert rolling eyes* Why carry a game when the staff can’t speak to it, right? Heroscape is a wonder gaming system by Hasbro. It’s for ages 8 and up. It’s got the flavor of Warhammer, but without the painting. The terrains are variety as well as all the awesome characters and factions. We got to play it over the last weekend and had a blast!

One last thing before the blog ends. Please checkout the website. We are updating the categories to make shopping and browsing even easier. For instance, Settlers of Catan has their own category, along with Munchkin, Heroscape and Killer Bunnies. These game lines just have too much going on! Those folks that want to focus on those games and all the expansions will have a much easier time now.

Send us your comments and questions.


Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Big Promotion on the Website for June

First of all, Risk: Halo wars is finally back in stock. We have it!!! Secondly, we are running a 15% off everything sale for June. It's summer time, perfect for playing games when it's way too freaking hot outside!

OK, now that I've promoted my website, I have to tell you. I am still not tired of Puerto Rico. I love that game! We played it yesterday along with a bunch of other games. I love having games that everyone loves! Big grins!!!

Next, I now have monthly Game Night events with the Lake Cities Library every fourth Wednesday and the Coppell YMCA every second Friday. It's getting exciting. I have a press release posted with the Star Community Paper and it is posted as an event in Facebook. I hope to see you there!

Coppell YMCA: Friday June 11th at 6:00 pm. Game to play is Munchkin! Munchkin Booty, Munkchin original and one more that I haven't decided on you. I will bring some others just for a little variety.

Lake Cities Library: Wednesday August 25th. First game to share will be Sherlock! Great game for Elementary kids and (believe or not) adults!

Tell your friends!!!