National Board Game Day, 16 June
A selection of Exclusive Books stores will be participating in National Board Game Day on Saturday by running demonstrations of brand new boardgames available at selected Exclusive Books Stores. The public is invited to participate and try out fantastic new titles like Settlers of Catan and Game of Thrones. As participation will be limited due to space, please contact your local participating store for more information.
- Loch Logan: Settlers of Catan and Game of Thrones
- Mimosa Mall: Settlers of Catan and Game of Thrones
- Centurion: Settlers of Catan and Game of Thrones
(10.30 am – 15.00 pm) Settlers of Catan and Game of Thrones Base Games
(15.00 pm – Late) Game of Thrones and Settlers of Catan Expansion
- Woodlands: Settlers of Catan and Game of Thrones
- Menlyn: Settlers of Catan
- Westville: Settlers of Catan
- Tyger Valley: Settlers of Catan (11 am – 2 pm)
- Sandton City: Prima Toys event
A New Era For Board Gaming
Board Gaming in South Africa is a growing phenomenon, says Eugene Vermeulen, director of SkyCastle Games, South Africa’s largest importer of hobby board games.
People are starting to discover an entire world of games out there far beyond Monopoly, Cluedo and Scrabble. Not that there is anything wrong with those games, but the scope is much bigger than just that. There are games that simulate running farms, settling new communities, fighting wars, pirating on the high seas, going on fantasy quests, surviving zombie invasions, combating global epidemics and exploring the galaxy. – Eugene Vermeulen
Even popular franchises like A Game of Thrones, Lord of the Rings, The Walking Dead, Battlestar Galactica and many others have been converted to successful, quality board games that have received critical acclaim.