We now have Gift Vouchers

Posted by Don B on 04 December, 2018 0 comments

With the end of the year rapidly approaching, gifts are on everyone's mind. But how do you decide what to get for that gamer friend or relative. With our gift voucher's you don't have to.

Tabletop Games in the Mountains Facebook Group

Posted by Don B on 03 December, 2018 0 comments

Tabletop Games in the Mountains is a facebook group that we started when we were running the shop in Hapenny Lane in Katoomba. The intention was to help people to find like-minded people and organise games events in the mountains. It never got much use, probably in part because we were running games twice a week at the shop at the time. When the shop closed we changed the name so it was clear that it was a regional group and not really 'owned' by the shop in any sense. Since the shop closed it has been in a state of rigor mortis. 

Other people have organised more or less private get-together's but those tend not to be very visible. Since we have been running the monthly event at the Katoomba Library, it feels like there is still a need for some sort of public face for gaming in the Mountains. 

I will start posting information about the Library events in this group. For other people who are organising events and want them to be more publicly visible, feel free to post about them in this group. 

At the moment you have to request to be able to join and until now I (Don) have been the only administrator and have been a bit slow in approving membership requests. I would like to maintain some sort of approval process for members since members can basically do what they like once they are in the group (there are too many people out there who are more than willing to flood a group like this with spam if you make it easy for them to do so). However, I have now invited a few other people to be admins to help make the group more responsive and hopefully drive a little more activity.



New Games for the Week of 2 Dec 2018

Posted by Don B on 02 December, 2018 0 comments

Azul - Stained Glass of Sintra - if you like Azul you are going to love this new release fresh from Essen 2018. 

Thornwatch - and The Dark of the Wood expansion. We supported this as a retailer for the Kickstarter more than 2 years ago. There was an issue with getting our copies so they took several months more than they should have, but we have them now.

Caterpillar Dice - One of the great little games from Haba, intended for children as young as 3 year of age, this game helps them to learn colours and structured play. 



New games for the Week of 25 Nov 2018

Posted by Don B on 28 November, 2018 0 comments

Not too many new games this week but worth checking out.

The games from Essen 2018 have arrived

Posted by Don B on 20 November, 2018 0 comments

The games we bought at Essen just arrived.

Parcel pick-up from Food Hall Supermarket, Wentworth Falls.

Posted by Don B on 16 November, 2018 0 comments

We have added a new free pick-up arrangement to our shipping options, to allow customers to collect their parcel from  Food Hall Supermarket at 19 Station St Wentworth Falls.

More new games for week of 11 Nov 2018

Posted by Barbara C on 16 November, 2018 0 comments

The last of the new games for this week and a few restocks. 

Coimbra - One the hot games at Essen Spiel this year.

A Handful of Stars - I played a late prototype of this game with Martin a couple of years ago and really enjoyed it. 

Oceanos - From the prolific mind of Antoine Bauza, the creator of 7 WondersHanabi, Takenoko and Tokaido among many others

Dragon's Breath - winner of the German Children's game of the year for 2018

Codenames Harry Potter - a retheming of Codenames Duet into the world of Harry Potter. 

Harry Potter Hogwarts Battle - this is a restock but well worth investigating.

Harry Potter Hogwarts Battle - Monster Box of Monsters Expansion a restock of the expansion for Harry Potter Hogwarts Battle

Grimm Forest - A beautiful family game with a fairytale theme.

Stuffed Fables - the first "AdventureBook Game" a new concept from Plaid Hat Games and a great family game to play with the kids.

Ticket to Ride Europe - a restock of the classic Gateway game. Europe is the friendly version of Ticket to Ride where the stations make it difficult for players to completely block you.  


Ticket to Ride - Rails & Sails - Ticket to Ride on steroids. It adds boats and a number of clever twists to one of the most popular gateway games.

D&D Player's Handbook - a restock. All a D&D player needs (apart from people to play with and a dungeon master).

D&D Art and Arcana Hardback Edition - an incredible collection of art from the whole history of D&D.


D&D Art and Arcana - Special Boxed Book Edition - the deluxe version of the collection of art from the whole history of D&D with lots of extra things like posters and ephemera.


New games for the week of 11 Nov 2018

Posted by Barbara C on 14 November, 2018 0 comments

A huge list of additions to the store this week - a mixture of new games and restocks. Enjoy!

Forbidden Sky - Do I detect a theme here... the 2018 released co-operative game from Matt Leacock. 



Monster Café in a tin - A great one for young kids. This is out of print with Gamewright so it will probably be hard to get soon. 

Sushi Go -  An oldie but a goodie. A great family game - just like trying to put together the best sushi meal at your local sushi train. 


Forbidden Island - Back in Stock. One of the original co-operative games. Still one of the best for families.

Forbidden Desert - Back in stock. Another classic cooperative game from the master designer Matt Leacock. A small step up from Forbidden Island but well worth it. 


Azul - Back in stock! Beautiful to behold, sumptuous to touch and an interesting strategy game that your family will love.


Pandemic - Back in Stock! The co-operative game that really started it all and still the standard by which other co-ops are judged. 

Qwirkle - Back in Stock. Addictive simple gameplay. Like scrabble with shapes and colours. 

Balderdash - Back in Stock. An oldie but still a great game for trivia and word game lovers. Derived from the 19th Century parlour game Dictionary, but so much more. 

Lovecraft Letter - for Cthulhu enthusiasts and those looking for a new twist on the delight that is Seiji Kanai's runaway hit game: Love Letter. 

Blue Lagoon - a delightful game offering simplicity and surprising depth from the master designer Reiner Knizia. A great family strategy game.

Scarabya - one of this year's releases from one of our favourite authors Bruno Cathala. 


Terraforming Mars - Back in Stock. Explore, terraform and settle the red planet.

Shadows in Kyotoa two-player abstract game set in the world of the hit game Hanamikoji. Intrigue and geisha's with the beautiful art of Maisherly.


Mystery of the Temples - yet another beautiful game from Emperors4 - the publishers of the runaway hit game Hanamikoji.

Set Card Game - Back in Stock. The classic multiplayer puzzle game you either love or hate. I love it, Barbara hates it!

Anomia the card game - the word/trivia game with an evil twist. This will keep you on your toes.




New games this week

Posted by Don B on 07 November, 2018 0 comments

We have a bunch of new games in stock this week and more on the way. Exciting!

Advertising for Board Game Geek

Posted by Barbara C on 05 October, 2018 0 comments

Working on some advertising for the online shop!