On Saturday, April 28th, the Allison Wonderland group is going to be hosting a mega game day at the Mermaid in Moundsview. We’ve rented out a huge ballroom (over 6,000 square feet) for an all day game marathon going from 8 in the morning until 1 in the morning (though of course you don’t have to be there the whole time). We can easily host a few hundred people so there will be no limit on how many can sign up. We’ll have strategy games (Agricola, Puerto Rico, Small World), party games (Cranium, Pictionary, Taboo), trivia games (Trivial Pursuit, Smart Ass, Wits and Wagers), card games (Spades, Tichu, Coloretto), and more (Arkham Horror, Galaxy Trucker, Android), with lots of people to play them with as we’re promoting this to several groups.
There will be a $10 admission charge, but that includes not just the full day of gaming, but pizza as well! The pizzas have been ordered! We have 75 large pizzas coming and based on current RSVP's, that should effectively make it all you can eat! We'll be putting them out starting at 11am and they should be available all day long. We plan to have Cheese, Meat Lover's, Supreme, Vegetarian, Olive&Mushroom, Pepperoni, and Hawaiian.
Beverages will be available from the bar or you can bring your own. You can also order food from the bar if you want something in addition to pizza. If you want to bring kids, kids 12 and under will be $5. Admission will be collected at the door.
Within the gaming area we’ll have a few different zones. One zone will be more for family games where kids are encouraged to play. Another zone will be for new games by local game designers. If you have a board game you’ve been working on and would like to have people play, bring it along. If you’d like to see some new games made by local people, then check out the New Game zone. We’ll also have a game central where we will keep games that can be shared and you can go to if you’re looking for people to start up a game with.
The Mermaid is located in Moundsview, off 35W just two exits north of 694. The address is 2200 County Rd 10. Moundsview, MN 55112. We will be in the Atlantis Ballroom which has an entrance off the front parking lot (which is handicapped accessible), or you can get to it from the stairs in the bar. You can go to the Mermaid’s website at http://mermaidminnesota.com/ for more information on the venue (do note however that they list their address as Highway 10 which will take you to the wrong spot on most map programs. They are actually on OLD highway 10, aka “Blue 10” which is actually County Rd. 10 when using a map program).