End of the year with no end in sight!!

By: Bear | Date: 14 Dec 2014 | Comments:0

The year might be coming to an end, but there’s no end in sight to the fun here at New Game in Town!! Monday night EDH/Commander tournaments are growing, Tue night Standard league will be wrapping up & restarting soon, Draft League will take a short break to make way for our Jank Rare Drafts, and of course Friday Night Magic continues to go strong. And January marks the Pre-Release/Release of Fate Reforged!!

As if that’s not enough, PRELIMINARY PRO TOUR QUALIFIER THIS SATURDAY!!! Word is out that this is gonna be huge, so be sure to get in early!! Also, FREE CHRISTMAS FRIDAY NIGHT MAGIC!! The Friday after Christmas, FNM is on us, our way of saying thanks for another great year to all the people who support our amazing community!!

Not a Magic the Gathering player? No problem!! Still plenty going on…Thur night minis is still rocking, with HeroClix, Warhammer, 40K, Star Wars X-Wing, D&D Attack Wing, Dreadball & many many other games as well as the resurrection of the Dragon Ball Z cardgame. In addition, we will be having a huge Mage Wars Demo this Thur (12/18) & might be starting a Mage Wars league along with it.

And there’s still more!!! We are now an official Konami store!! Yu-Gi-Oh tourneys every Tue/Thur (maybe Sun) as well as upcoming Sneak Peaks & Game Days starting in January!! Check our schedule of events for more details.

And of course, most importantly, we will be having our Mason Lange Medical Fundraiser in February (alongside Fate Reforged Gameday). More details to come, but so much amazing stuff will be given out/raffled to help raise funds to help out one of our own!!

So much amazing happening to continue to make New Game in Town the best game in town!!


By: Bear | Date: 10 Dec 2014 | Comments:0

Yes!! It’s finally here, our first PPTQ. Standard Format, $20 entry…TOP 8 SPLIT A CASE OF KHANS! Saturday, Dec 20. Starts @ 1pm, doors open @ noon!! STAR REALMS SIDE EVENTS ALL DAY! Win cool promo cards & playmats!

October be hoppin at New Game in Town (DeKalb location)

By: Bear | Date: 29 Sep 2014 | Comments:0

Once again, many many humble thanks to everyone who continues to make New Game awesome! Seriously, i can’t even begin to thank U all enough. Yet again, our pre-release numbers for Khans were some of the best in Northern Illinois! Modern (Legacy) Mondays continues to grow along with our other weekly events, and now Tuesday Night Standard will also be Standard League!! Just like our draft league, we’ll keep track of weekly points for additional prizes just before the next pre-release. If that wasn’t enough, we have Khans of Tarkir Gameday where we’ll be giving away a box!! Which, by the way, we’ll also be doing in a FREE MODERN TOURNAMENT this Saturday (Oct 4). If that isn’t enough Magic for U, we also have our EDH/Commander Grand Melee (check our calendar for details on events)!! For those of U who miss it (cuz i know i do), it’s back!!! The good old fashioned EDH/Commander League is back; play for points (double points on Sundays) & at the end of the month, the top 8 in points get to play in an invite only tournament!

As if that isn’t enough, for those who aren’t into Magic, we still have our weekly Yu-Gi-Oh on Tue and HeroClix, Star Wars X-Wing & other minis on Thur as well as Star Realms League (win promo cards, playmats & free copies of the upcoming expansions!!). Sat, Oct 25, we having a special HeroClix Monster Mash! Alsp, every other Sunday we’re at The House Cafe doing boardgames (this Sun, Oct 5, we’ll be featuring Munchkin Legends). Also, D&D Encounters and Pathfinder Society are going strong as well. Come on in & ask about details!

October is hoppin at New Game in Town…come on down to New Game in Town!


By: Bear | Date: 4 Sep 2014 | Comments:0

These restrictions MUST be applied:
$95 + tax

Strict Limit 3 per person

Offer good
Friday, Sept 5th – Sunday, Sept 21st

(offer may end sooner depending on supply/demand)

Since this offer is already drastically discounted, store credit cannot be used and these terms MUST be applied.

June just keeps it coming at New Game in Town!

By: Bear | Date: 1 Jun 2014 | Comments:0

So much gaming goodness to report!! We start out June with the Chicago GPT and Conspiracy Release events! Then we keep it going with Monday Night Modern (proxies allowed), Draft & Sealed leagues, FNMs & monthly EDH/Commander Grand Melee, and then end it with our Monthly Monday Legacy (proxies allowed). Check our calendar of events for details.

HeroClix hits the ground running with Deadpool every Thursday @ 6pm as well as two AvX events (month 4 and our final blowout tourney for leftover prizes).

We also have our monthly Pathfinder Society which continues to grow (up to at least 3 tables), so be sure to click on our calendar of events: Pathfinder Society link to sign up on-line.

We end June with our awesomely amazing Star Realms Gameday & Tournament. Cool promo cards & playmat for prizes!!

Check our calendar of events or contact us for details! LET’S HAVE FUN!!

Why choose New Game in Town??

By: Bear | Date: 25 Apr 2014 | Comments:0

With so many game stores out there, why should U go to New Game in Town for your Journey to Nyx pre-release & release needs?? Well…how do we love thee?? Let me count the ways!!

1> EVERYONE WHO PLAYS GETS A PRIZE PACK! That’s right, win or lose, everyone gets at least one prize pack. So U’re already essentially getting 7 packs for $25 dollars. That’s a great value!!

2> All winning records get additional prize packs!! Unlike some stores who only pay to top 3 or 5, we payout to all winning records…so even if U go 3-2, U’ll still get additional prize packs.

3> Consolation prize box!! For those who don’t have winning records…U STILL GET PRIZES!! That’s right, even if U don’t win additional prize packs, U get to chose from our consolation box, which includes deck boxes, sleeves, playmats & more!! (while supplies last)

4> FREE DRAFT!!! What?? No way, this can’t be real?? Oh, but it is. If U participate in at least 4 of our Journey to Nyx events between pre-release and release, U will automatically be eligible for our free draft on Sat, May 3 @ 6pm.

5> AS IF THAT WASN’T ENOUGH…we are now including sealed and draft events in our rewards stamp program. That’s right!! So essentially, if U are in all of our events for pre-release, U will end up with 7 stamps (only 3 more needed for the free $10 in-store credit)…if U’re in the 2HG events as well, that’s another 7 stamps, for a total of 14, getting U the $10 dollars in-store credit with 4 stamps left over for the next rewards. Include the free draft, and that’s an extra $25 in value just for playing here!!!!!

And of course, as always, U will have our excellent customer service as well as our highly competitive singles market (thanks Hotsauce!!!) in addition to the amazingly outstanding atmosphere & community that has come the make New Game in Town the BEST GAME IN TOWN!! SEEYA ALL FOR PRERELEASE!!!

And next week we’ll tell Ya about how awesome our release is gonna be…


By: Bear | Date: 22 Apr 2014 | Comments:0

New comic book policies: 10% off all comic book merchandise INCLUDING HEROCLIX when U sign up for our comic book pull list club. Over 10 titles, 15% & over 20 titles 20%. Also, during HeroClix events, if U are registered, 20% off all comic book purchases during events!!

Watch here next week for awesome new Magic tournament improvements!!


By: Bear | Date: 19 Apr 2014 | Comments:0

Fri, Apr 25 @ Midnight
Sat, Apr 26 @ 1pm & 6pm
$25 Sealed Events
Sun, Apr 27 @ 1pm & 6pm
$35 2HG Sealed Event

Remember, participate in at least 4 or our pre-release and/or release events & you are automatically eligible for our FREE JOURNEY TO NYX DRAFT on Sat, May 3 @ 6pm.


By: Bear | Date: 6 Apr 2014 | Comments:0

So, as i finish up with all the closing duties at 2:50 in the AM after the most successful non-Magic the Gathering event in the history of this game store, i just have to reiterate a few things.

First of all…WOW. We do open play board games every Sunday for those of U who came out and enjoyed International Table Top/ Board Game Day.

Second, and far more importantly, we just simply couldn’t do this without U. i know we may not always have the cheapest prices, we may not always give the best deals on trade-ins, we may not always whatever else it may be that we don’t always do, but we most definitely and most assuredly have the most badd @$$ killer gaming community i have ever had the privilege and honor to be a part of, and we will always do our best to provide for, entertain and support all of U who support us!! i can honestly say that i’m almost completely certain that everyone who left here today left with a smile on their faces, no matter how they were feeling when they got here. i know i’ve said it before, but i sincerely and wholeheartedly mean it when i say thank U. Thank U to all of U who keep coming back for more. Thank U to all off U who are new and loved your first experience here. Thank U to all of U who haven’t been here yet but will eventually find us & find out how awesome it is to be a part of all this. And a very important thank U to all of those who oppose us & “talk smack” about us & challenge us to be better so we do improve and continue to support and uphold higher standards of this greater gaming community. i am truly humbled before U all…THANK U!

And finally, a very special shout out to the incredible employees at New Game that made this all happen: Jeff Jett for taking the initiative to make this event larger than life (larger than i imagined to be sure!!), James Hayes for rockin the house behind the register and juggling everything needed to maintain the day’s finances and comfort level that made such an event even possible, Greg Havlik, who wasn’t even working but still pitched in over and above what was expected, as he always does & Andrew Swift, also not working & even injured from his other job but still came in to support, experience and be a part of this historic event. And to Aaron Tymec and Hayden as well, not even employees but still constantly pitching in & busting their arses to make New Game successful on a regular basis (3 totes full of games??? Seriously awesome!).

If i had my way, because of all of U amazing people (customers, employees, friends & family), i would call this The Best Game in Town!! (and if it didn’t sound so darned self-involved & pretentious…lol)

So yeah, if i didn’t mention it…thank U!!

Amazing April at New Game in Town!

By: Bear | Date: 24 Mar 2014 | Comments:0

All kinds of awesome stuff happening in April. With March winding down, we still have the Minneapolis GPT coming up; then April brings International Board Game Day, our monthly EDH/Commander Grand Melee, HeroClix AvX (vs Galactus??) charity event for TAILS DeKalb, and ending with JOURNEY TO NIX PRE-RELEASE!! Check our calendar of events for details. In addition, we’ll have a HeroClix/Captain America: Winter Soldier event where WINNER GETS TICKETS TO THE NEW CAPTAIN AMERICA MOVIE! As if that’s not enough, Game of Thrones returns to HBO & we’ll be watching it here in store every Sunday!! Even more!! Our Born of Gods sale continues until the end of April (see post below). U don’t want to miss Awesome April at New Game in Town. Why would U go anywhere else???