Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Gaming on the East Side

Attention wannabe knights and wizards! All anyone's been talking about lately is the flooding, and nobody seems to be mentioning its upside. That's right, I said upside.

Due to the virtual demolition of the Coralville strip, many businesses have temporarily relocated. Thanks to this relocation, I discovered a little shop called Critical Hit Games. Apparently this place has been in Coralville for some time, but I only found out about it because it's currently holed up in temporary digs at the 1st Ave. Mini-Mall, on the south east side.

It's been a while since I've been a hardcore dice & paper player, but this place does a lot of neat stuff. They have open boardgame demos every wednesday night. They are installing two big tabletops in the back of the store. They have a lot of seating, and are convieniently located across the street from a source of Doritos and Mountain Dew.

The owner said they're only going to be in this spot for around 6 months, so the decor is rather sparse. But it's no worse than your friend's mom's basement, and they have way cooler stuff going on. Check out the event calendar for upcoming sessions of your favorite CCG or RPG.

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