Kessel Run PD Day Camps! Locker Rentals for gamers and more!

Kessel Run PD Day Camps! Locker Rentals for gamers and more!

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It's BACK TO SCHOOL TIME! Wave goodbye to the kids as they ride away on the big yellow bus. This time of year also means our camps are coming to an end. We had a good first year of Kessel Gaming Camps. Lots of campers were through the doors and experienced the fun of gaming, painting minis, heading to the park for water fights and much more. It was great to see parents who had been gamers themselves beam as their children showed them their first painted mini or the Druid the just rolled for D&D. Camps will definitely run next summer! With the success of our camps, we have decided to do something else new to the area and launch PD Day camps! No longer do you have to worry about taking a day off or scrambling to find somewhere for the kids to go on PD days. They can come to Kessel Run Games! We have some of our staff from the summer here on all school board PD days through the upcoming school year to run our tested program a day at a time. Kids will be playing games, watching movies, learning to paint/model and more. Contact us directly for specific info and see the below. If we are missing any PD days please let us know, but rest assured all PD days will be staffed. Book now as spots will be limited.  In other news, we have lockers now! Lockers are available for storage of all manner of gaming gear so you don't have to lug it to and from the store all the time. We have 2 sizes to choose from at At $8/month. Provide your own lock or purchase one here. You can pre-pay for as many months as you like here. Come on ind and check them out. 

The Holocron

The Holocron

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THE HOLOCRON - JULY 11, 2019 We are reviving the Holocron! Keep an eye out for future publications listing the in-store news, events and happenings! Core set Release weekend is upon us! Lots of shiny stuff will be available as well as drafts and other release weekend events. Click here to pre-order your goodies for pickup on Friday! We even have Surprise Sealed events coming up this weekend. Reserve your spot here.  Kessel Gamer Camp is going so well we've decided to run it during the school year on all P.D. days! Starting in September, you can send your young gamers over to the Shop for a day of games and activities. Contact the store directly or Tj@kesselrungames.ca for more info. We will post all of the details as back-to-school season approaches. There will also be tickets for each PD day posted online.  Our current campers are enjoying the D&D, board games, movies and park visits they have experienced so far. We seem to have quite a few returning campers each week. As always our counselors are real teachers as well as avid gamers! So you can be sure your young campers are getting the best experience at Kessel Gamer Camps. Contact us about returning week discounts or to register your camper at any time. Here are some pics of the camp in action! CLICK HERE TO RESERVE A SPOT CAMP INFO   Ultimate Guard  Dragon Shields Dice Transformers TCG Metroplex Blindwater Army Box  Devourer's Host Theme Box Invisible Sun RPG All-in-one Box More sales on our website.  Thats all for now! “Always pass on what you have learned.” – Yoda

Core Set 2020 and Gaming Camp!

Core Set 2020 and Gaming Camp!

by Tyler Wood Kessel Gaming Camp, Magic News Leave a comment

Core set 2020 is here! Check out what Wizards has to say about it here. There's Chandra and Chandra and Chandra even! Grab a seat at our pre-release and experience the novelty first hand. Tickets can be purchased here and spots are limited.  Why not also reserve your shiny new box to crack open, or some boosters, a bundle, planeswalker decks or theme boosters. All product is available to pre-order here.  In other news our Kessel Gaming Camps are seeing signups. We would love to fill up our vacant spots so please drop us a line with any questions you have. Remember, kids can attend from ages 8-16 (contact us if you have a camper outside that range) they will learn multiple game systems, get free game time, watch movies at Cine Starz, attend the Y for swimming and much more! Click here to get more info or reserve spots.   

Its Camp Time!

Its Camp Time!

by Tyler Wood kessel gaming camp, kids camp, Store activities Leave a comment

Alright young gamers, its camp time. As you may know, we are launching Kessel Gaming Camps next week. Drop in for a week and learn a new game system, play open gaming, watch movies, go to the park, have a swim and more! Our camp is packed with activities from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. with an extended care option from 7 a.m. to 6 pm. Our camp will be supervised by Ottawa teachers. Staff all have valid police checks and first aid certification. We are currently accepting ages 10-16, but let us know if you have a potential camper outside that range and we will try and accommodate. Discounts for early registration ($40 off) and discounts for multiple campers from the same family. Get tickets!   Here's our official writeup:  Kessel Run Games is excited to introduce Summer Gamer Camps into our schedule of family friendly events. Each week this summer, Kessel Gaming Camps will have a different theme introducing young gamers to the different platforms available. In addition to learning the gaming platform of the week, young gamers will participate in other activities such as outdoor sports and swimming. Each week will end with a special event such as a trip to the movies.  CAMP PLATFORMS:  Every day I’m Shuffling: Gamers are introduced to different card games including Pokemon, Magic the Gathering, Smash Up, and Euchre and will participate in mini tournaments throughout the week to test their new skills.  Dungeons & Dragons: Gamers will learn the concepts of Dungeons & Dragons including character building, story creation, how to be a Dungeon Master (narrator) and will run a D&D campaign.  Board Game Classics: This week will cover all the board games that you know and love such a Monopoly, Risk, Life, and Clue plus introduce Gamers to some Board Games fresh out of the box.  Table Top Miniatures: Gamers will learn the skill of strategic thinking, as they become the General for their armies for games such as War Hammer, War Machine, and X-Wing. Gamers will learn how to put together a cohesive army, learn to balance power vs speed, and put their wits to the test as they launch a series of mini-campaigns against fellow campers armies.    CAMP INFORMATION: All camps are designed for young gamers age 10-16, however, campers as young as 8 will be considered based on knowledge of games.  Location: Pick-up and drop-off each day at Kessel Run Games, A102-240 Centrum Blvd, Orleans. Camp activities will occur at Kessel Run Games and in the immediate neighbourhood. Camp Hours: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Extended day available from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. for an additional $50/wk. Late pick-ups (15 mins after arranged time) will be given a warning on first late pick-up after which they will be charged $5 for every 15 mins past pick-up time. ½ Day Drop-ins: For gamers 12 & over who are interested in gaming only, there is the option to participate in ½ day for $25/day. Gamers can pre-register or drop-in the day of, subject to availability. Identification Policy: All Young Gamers under the age of 12 must be signed-in and out by a parent/guardian identified on the registration form. Government issued photo I.D. must be shown. Campers over the age of 12 can be given permission to leave camp at the end of the day if identified on the registration form. What to Pack: Young Gamers are responsible to bring their own lunch and snacks for the day. In addition, they will require a hat, sunscreen, bug spray, water bottle and any prescription medication. Campers are to come dressed for the day’s activities, and ensure they have a bathing suit, towel and lock for swimming days. Cost of special events are included in the camp fees, however, campers will need to bring their own money for additional purchases.  Prohibited Items:  Nut products Weapons  Lighters Camp Staff: All of our camp staff are First Aid qualified, and have up to date police record checks.

We've Gotta Buy 'Em All!

We've Gotta Buy 'Em All!

by Tyler Wood Pokemon, Store News Leave a comment

  Pokemon is here! Our database is live with shiny pictures. Our buylist now has a section to select which card game you'd like to sell. Our prices are set and we are ready to buy and sell all the Pokemon! Click "buylist" on our website to access the buylist. Here you can search for the cards you want to sell, and at them, in any accepted conditions to a list that is submitted to the store. Once this is done, drop of or mail in your cards. We will grade them when they arrive and pay out the store credit or arrange for a cash payment! We are currently buying 4 of every card. Cards with a value of less than $1 are paid out at a lower rate than the standard 50% cash or 65% store credit. We are currently accepting near mint or lightly played cards.  "Cause I always play to win" - Ash Ketchum