How to Support your LGS (without spending a cent!)

How to Support your LGS (without spending a cent!)

by Chloe Brown Announcement Leave a comment

The last few months have been unpredictable for individuals, businesses and families. New Zealand came together as a country to ensure we can all enjoy the freedoms we get to again. During this time, there has been a big push towards supporting local businesses, something we, and every other New Zealand business, appreciate greatly. We have received messages of support, understanding and excitement, which have kept us going through these unprecedented times. As a company, we cannot express our thanks enough to everyone that reached out and sent us a message, came in store, or purchased through our website. We wouldn't be where we are without every one of you. If you want to continue to enjoy your favourite gaming store (or any store, this will apply to most small businesses), here's some ways you can help support us, without spending a cent. We realise times are tough right now for some, which makes us even more thankful of all the support we get. People can often forget that behind this business, there's a team of real people (*gasp* yes we're not robots!) who pour our lives into making sure you're able to enjoy your favourite hobby, so thank you to everyone who makes the journey an enjoyable one. With that being said, here's some awesome ways you can help us out: 1. Recommend us to a friend Like what we do? The biggest thing you can do is recommend us to someone you know! We, along with every other small business, don't have the marketing budget to be able to reach everyone that might like us, so your recommendation is the biggest thing you can do. If you're local to one of our stores, bring a mate in to our next event! We have an open day for the board game library this school holidays, which is a perfect intro to the store for anyone who hasn't been before. You can find details here. 2. Like us on social media This means you'll be kept up-to-date with our latest events and promotions, which means you can get in on the good deals when they come up! It also helps other people learn about us and help them see us as a trusted company. You can find us on Facebook and Instagram. 3. Let us know where we can improve Something you'd like to see? Or something you think we can do better? Let us know! Chances are other people have been wanting the same thing, so if you reach out and let us know your suggestions, we can work on making things better. 4. Share a post about us on social media Want to help your mates get great deals? If you see a great deal you like, post about it! You'll be helping a small business and your mates at the same time. Win-win!   Again, thank you for your support, we will continue to strive to bring you great products at great prices, with a smile on our faces. As always, please get in touch if you need anything from our team. Shop local!

Card Merchant is Coming to Christchurch, Tauranga and Wellington!

Card Merchant is Coming to Christchurch, Tauranga and Wellington!

by Chloe Brown Announcement, Armageddon, Expo Leave a comment

We are very happy to announce that we will be attending the Christchurch at Stand 63 (July 18th-19th), Tauranga at Stand 19 (July 25th-26th) and Wellington at Stand 16B (August 1st-2nd) for what is going to be some jam-packed weekends! We'll have a lot of products with us, so head along to pick up your favourite items. We will be bringing back our popular Mystery Boxes so you can get you Pokemon, Yu-Gi-Oh, Magic the Gathering or Pop fix all weekend!  Once again, we will be running the TCG Tournament areas in Christchurch, Tauranga and Wellington so make sure you stop by to check out the events!   Keep an eye on our Facebook Page for updates and sneakpeaks before the events!        Christchurch Armageddon July 18th-19th We are near the stage at Stand 63 (in the orange square).     Tauranga Armageddon July 25th-26th We are at Stand 19 (in the orange square).      Wellington Armageddon August 1st-2nd We are right nest to the Tournament are at Stand 16B (circled in orange).

West City Board Game Library

West City Board Game Library

by Chloe Brown Announcement, Board Games Leave a comment

We are very happy to announce the opening of our Board Game Library! We have been working on this for a while but now we're back to normal business we can crack out the games!What you need to know: $5 entry per person!And all the entry money goes into a fund for more games!  You can play all day!You can play as many games as you want for as long as you want (during opening hours)! You help choose what comes next!If you have any suggestions let our staff know! We will keep track of what is suggested and how many times!   The Games: Strategy Catan Ecosystem Escape Room Escape Room - Casino Expansion Unlock - Scheherazade’s Last Tale Social Codenames Coup One Night Ultimate Vampire #Alternative Facts Quick Games Exploding Kittens Fluttering Souls Gadgets Trap Ninja Easy Breezy Travel Harry Potter Card Games Family Tension Pic-n-mix Kids Card Games

Games and Chill - Winter Board Game Ideas!

Games and Chill - Winter Board Game Ideas!

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As we settle into winter here are some great board games for you, your friends and your family!   Kids Games We have a large range of games to keep kids busy this winter!   Penguin Trap and Igloo Mania are fun dexterity based games where kids try to remove pieces without making the structure fall!  These are great short games that are easy to set up and play again and again! Zoo Run is a great game for younger kids, with cooperative and competitie options!  For ages 4+ you work together to free the animals by creating animal matches.  And for ages 6+ you use your animal matching prowess to race against each other.    Check out more here.   Family Games Looking for games to play all together?  Here's what we suggest! Heist is a new cooperative game, where you work with your team to break into the safe!  A quick paced game where you move items, grab money and press buttons with the goal of getting all of the money and cracking the safe!  There are 5 levels to choose from and a 6th level you can unlock after perfectly completing level 5! Munchkin is an award winning card game which will let you and your family compete as you fight your way through a dungeon, level up your characters and collect loot!  While the original has awesome art, there are also many versions of the game based on your favourite movies and shows. Mysterium is a who-dunnit game for ages 10+, and 2-7 players so is a great game for all the family to play!  This game combines the murder mystery aspects of cluedo with the picture clue style of Dixit to create a unique and fun game with beautiful illustrations.    Strategy Games With darker and colder nights, winter is the perfect time to sit down and settle in to your favourite strategy board games! Coup is based on deception, deduction, manipulation and influence.  Can you make it so that you one on top?  Or will you fall prey to someone else's power! Dominion is a classic strategy game, where you are competing to expand and improve your kingdom!  Build you deck up throughout the game to get more and more resources to expand your kingdom with!   Ecosystem is a quick tile placement strategy game, where the goal is to create the best Ecosystem.  Get points by aligning the cards so that the animals are in the environment where they most flourish! Check out more here.   Escape Room Games We love our escape room games and we think you will too!  We have a wide range of options for different ages and difficulty levels, but no matter which you choose, they are great for an afternoon testing your skills with friends and family! See our range here. And if you enjoy these but are looking for something a bit longer, KOSMOS Adventure Games let you explore a building and solve a mystery from the comfort of you own home, with 3 chapters and a simple way to pause the game and come back to it later!   Party Games Planning a mid-winter Christmas?  Here are some must have party games to keep you all laughing! Trial by Trolley is the latest game out by Cyanide and Happiness.  In it you and your friends have to face serious philosophical questions (and jokes)! Would you choose to save the plant that can end world hunger?  Or would you save the Batmobile?  Build the best option to try and make the trolley driver save your track, and sabotage your opposition on the way! Llamas Unleashed is an Unstable Unicorns Game!  Compete against your friends to get 7 animals into your field before anyone else!  Who can resist the cute fluffy animals and the chance to sabotage your opponents cards! Secret Hitler is a classic mafia style game with a twist!  Try to figure out who is liberal, who is fascist and make sure you don't vote "Hitler" in as chancellor.  Do your best to defend the free world and begin to doubt what you know about your friends!  For 5-10 players this is a great game for get togethers with friends! Check out more here.   Dungeons and Dragons Whether your just starting out on your adventure or are halfway through a campaign, we have heaps of D&D Books, Minis and Dice to keep you stocked up over winter!   Check out the range here.   Trading Card Games As always, we have our great range of your favourite TCGs!  Winter is a great time to get into a new TCG or to hold some family tournaments!  We have all you need to get started with Pokemon, Magic: the Gathering or Yu-Gi-Oh!    We hope you all have a safe and warm winter!

Picking Up Orders in Level 3

Picking Up Orders in Level 3

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***Update: With the return to Level 3 we have resumed "drive thru" style click and collect.  Everything you need to know about picking up your order in level 3! In order to comply with Government guidelines, our click and collect service in level 3 will be "drive thru" only. Customers will not be able to pick up by foot until level 2. At the moment, click and collect is only available at our WestCity store.  Step 1: Order online and select Pick Up In Store Step 2: Wait for email saying the order is ready to collect. This is NOT the order confirmation email that gets sent after you've placed an order. It will be an email that lets you know your order is packed and ready to collect and will link you to this blog to follow the instructions. Step 3: Drive to WestCity. Park in park 7 or 8 in the image below. This image is of the main car park that goes to the Hollywood Bakery entry / entry to the back of our store. Note, our click and collect service is only active between 10am-1pm Monday-Friday. *** If you are not able to park in the designated car parks, please park as close to the doors as possible and let us know where you are when you notify us of your arrival. Step 4: Call the store phone and give your name, order number and licence plate of your car. The store phone number is 021 182 2153.  Or you can message us on our Facebook Page Messenger.  Step 5: Our staff member will come and deliver your parcel in the space next to your car. Do not open your door as you see our staff approach. Please wait until they have dropped the parcel and walked away to collect your parcel. If you have any questions, please email us on info@cardmerchant.co.nz Thank you for your support, we hope to see you in store again soon.

Card Merchant Easter Egg Hunt

Card Merchant Easter Egg Hunt

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***Update: Our Easter Egg Hunt has now concluded! Make sure you check out our Facebook Page to see who our winner is! Welcome to Card Merchant's Easter Egg Hunt!  Can you find all of the Easter Eggs on our website? Search through our website to see how many easter eggs you can find hidden in the product images, descriptions, or just about anywhere else, to go int he draw to win the prize pack below.  There will be a new post daily on our Facebook Page with a Hint about where to find the sneaky ones! For an image that you see multiple times (such as the picture above), just count the eggs once!  Once you think you have found all of the Eggs comment on our post on our Facebook Page with the number you think we have! But don't worry, if you find more later you can always comment on our Daily Hint with your new guess! How it works:1 Entry Per Day for making your Guess!*1 Extra Entry if you Guess Correctly1 Entry Per Day for Tagging a Mate to join the Hunt!1 Entry for Sharing the Facebook Post. Entries will close on Sunday, and the winner will be contacted through Facebook! You have already found 4! Now go find the rest!

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