As you know, the state’s quarantine rules have been extended and expanded since our initial closure announcement. We’re now estimating our reopening to be on May 1st and I have updated our very pared back events page to reflect this. Many of you have asked how you can help ensure that we and all of our staff are able to survive and come back from this so we have compiled three ways that our community can help.
Though we don’t have an online operation ourselves and lack the resources to start one from scratch on such short notice, the following game companies have all announced online sales programs that allow you to support us through online game buying. (Thank you to Games of Berkeley for putting together this incredible list, btw. They’re great.)
o Ad Astra – https://www.adastragames.com/ – If a customer lists a game store (and the game store’s email address), we will PayPal 25% of the MSRP of the products they ordered from us to the game store they specify. We’ve also offered a discount for shipping games without boxes (BOXLESS2020).
o Arcane Wonders – https://www.shop.arcanewonders.com – Retailers who refer their customers to our site should ask them to write in the name/city/state of their local game store in the comments section of the order during checkout. We will reach out to that store and send them 25% of the total purchase price.
o Deep Water Games – https://www.deepwatergaming.com/ – Offering 25% reimbursement if customers leave a note with their LGS’s contact info.
o Drawlab Entertainment – https://www.drawlab.com/ – Donating 20% of all orders to your FLGS. All you have to do is put their name in the notes section at check out. The more info you give of course the easier it will be for us to reach out to them.
o Fireside Games – https://firesidegames.com/ – Offering 25% off all products on their website. And if customers name your favorite local game store in the Order Notes section, they will send that store 25% of payment received.
o Fog of Love – https://www.fogoflove.com/ – Donating 20% of all orders to FLGS if a customer leaves store’s information in the notes section at check out.
o Forbidden Games – https://www.forbidden.games – Donating 50% of their online consumer sales to FLGS when customers leave a comment mentioning their store name, city, and state.
o Gate Keeper Games – https://www.gatekeepergaming.com/ – When customers buy online we donate to their FLGS of choice! We’re donating 15% of our online sales to the FLGS of each customer’s choice when customers leave a comment mentioning store name, city, and state.
o Grand Gamers Guild – https://store.grandgamersguild.com/ – Grand Gamers Guild will donate 20% of our online sales to the FLGS noted in comments.
o Greenbrier Games – https://greenbrier-games-inc.myshopify.com/ – Any purchases made on our website over the foreseeable future will also go to your favorite game shop if you list their website in the Company option on your address! As more lockdowns begin, we want to do what we can to help shops that can’t safely open their doors right now. For now all our games are 25% off and then an additional 25% of sales will go to the retailer of your choice.
o IELLO USA – https://iellousa.com/ – Announcing the immediate release of King of Tokyo: Dark Edition. Splitting net costs with retailers mentioned on checkout screen of online orders.
o Japanime Games – https://japanimegames.com/ – Offering 50% of their online sales of in-stock product if customers leave a note with their FLGS as well.
o KTBG / Burnt Island Games – https://www.kidstablebg.com/ and www.burntislandgames.com – Starting April 1st, donating 20% of net funds raised from their stores to any FLGS that is named in the comments of customers’ web purchases.
o Metallic Dice Games – https://metallicdicegames.com/ – Donating 50% of their online sales to FLGS when customers leave a comment mentioning store, city, and state name.
o Pelgrane Press – https://site.pelgranepress.com/ – Get a slice of our online sales when your customers email their April 2020 Pelgrane webstore order number and your store name to email@example.com, and we’ll donate 20% of the sale amount to your store.
o PvP Geeks – https://shop.playskytear.com/en/ – Donating 50% of the order to a store mentioned in the order notes. Please help us reach out to the store by inserting phone number or email in the order notes.
o R&R Games – https://www.rnrgames.com/ – Offering 30% off any product during this period of social distancing. Use coupon code stayNplayAtHome. Mention your favorite FLGS by emailing your order number to firstname.lastname@example.org and we will donate 25% of the sale amount to that store.
o Sirius Dice – https://www.siriusdice.com/products – Retailers will receive 50% of any sale when the customer mentions store name during checkout.
o Smirk & Dagger – https://www.smirkanddagger.com/ – We are starting by promoting our recently launched The Deadlies, with a 25% donation to the buyer’s favorite FLGS. This will continue to our full line in the coming days.
o Van Ryder Games – https://www.vanrydergames.com/ – Donating a portion of the proceeds from their web sales to retailers specified by the customer during checkout. This is for any brick and mortar retailer and particularly those unable to be open due to the current events of the Pandemic.
There is also a GoFundMe campaign for those looking for a way to provide direct support.
Thank you in advance to all of you who are able to help in whatever way that you can during this unprecedented time. We look forward to supporting you back in kind just as soon as we are able.