Summer Update: Face-masks, etc.

TL:DR – For the health and safety of our customers and staff, we have decided to continue requiring face-masks to be worn unless you are able to show proof of full vaccination.

With Governor Brown’s recent annoucement about face-masks, we began discussing how best to handle this within our store. Our decision is as follows:

After much consideration, we feel it is best to continue requiring the wearing of face-masks while in the store for shopping or events*. If, however, you are able and willing to show proof of full vaccination, we will allow you to enter and participate without a face-mask. Our reasoning for this is that many of our customers, as well as some of our staff members, are immunocompromised. In order for us to provide a safe and healthy environment for everyone, we feel it is necessary to take extra precautions.

For those who prefer to not to wear a face-mask, or are unable to get the vaccination, we continue to offer friendly curbside pickup and local delivery (within a 10 mile radius) through our online store or over the phone.

Please remember, we’re not out of the woods just yet, but by working together and looking out for each other, we’re getting closer.

*yes, you read that right, events will be returning soon!

Status of in-store play

With the recent update from Wizards Play Network to begin allowing in-store organized play on May 28th, we have had several inquiries as to when we will begin to allow in-store play. The short answer is eventually. The longer answer is once we feel it is safe for everyone to gather in an enclosed space for extended periods of time. Considering that Washington County was recently downgraded to High Risk, we do not feel it is safe to allow in-store play at this time.

When Washington county is upgraded to Moderate Risk or Low Risk, we will reconsider our stance on allowing in-store play. Please realize, we want to provide an atmosphere and space that is clean and safe for everyone.

Concering Digimon, Pokemon, and TCGs in general.

Over the past few months the trading card market has gone bonkers with unprecedented demand and very limited supply. Due to this, we often don’t know when or if we will be receiving a restock on popular products until our distributors are ready to ship them to us. In some cases it is literally a surprise when a distributor calls and says, “hey, we have _________ for you; do you want it?” Unfortunately, this means that we can’t take any orders on out of stock TCG products, nor will we add your name to a list because that list would be several pages long if we had one.

So, the best thing fo you to do is follow us on Instagram, Facebook, or Twitter. When we receive restocks, we will make a post on each of these.

March Update

Hey look, it’s still March! Or is it March again?

With vaccines rolling out and restrictions slowly lifting, we have been getting more questions about when we’re going to allow in-store play. We have chosen to be very cautious since most games do not allow for social distancing. Unlike a restaurant where you can typically maintain appropriate distance from other parties, it’s difficult to do so in most games, especially games like Magic the Gathering or Pokemon.

When we do begin allowing in-store play again, it will be restricted to private parties of up to 6 people. We are still a few weeks away from this, however, due to some ongoing maintenance on our building. Once we are ready, we will post on social media.

Digimon Update

Digimon has been in high demand since it was first announced a few months ago. Many of you have been asking when we’d start taking preorders for the official release. But, as outlined in my (Nick) previous post, we don’t take preorders for a product until we know how much we will be getting.

So, on to the news about Digimon:

The good news is I was sent our allocation this morning. The bad news is it’s nowhere near what I had requested. For release day, we will have Zero starter decks and only a few booster boxes (my distributor rep is currently trying to get us more). Because of this shortage, we will be selling individual boosters only, with a limit of 6 per household per day, until we are sold out. Additionally, these will be available in-store only. We will not be accepting online or phone orders, and we won’t be able to hold product.

Thank you all for your understanding in this difficult situation. Hopefully, we will see more Digimon product in the near future.

December/January Update: We Survived 2020!

2020 is almost over we’re still here. A huge THANK YOU to all of our wonderful customers who have supported us throughout this difficult year. I know I keep saying this, but without all of you we wouldn’t be here.

It’s also our 4th anniversary this week. In the past we’ve had a big sale to celebrate, but this year we decided to combine it with our post-Christmas Inventory Reduction Sale. Stay tuned for awesome specials December 26th-31st.

Since 2020 has been a crazy year, we all need some time for Rest & Relaxation to recharge. So, at the beginning of January we will be closed the following days:

  • 1st: New Year’s Day
  • 2nd-3rd: taking inventory
  • 4th-10th: much needed R&R

We will reopen on Monday, January 11th.

Thank you all for your understanding and support throughout the year and into the next.

MTG Commander Collection Green price change

Hey everyone,

With the release of Commander Collection Green last week we saw an immediate drop in the market price. When I (Nick) first established our price, we were well under the market price I had seen from other sellers and online, which were as high as $150 at one point. But, after seeing price reductions over the weekend, it’s pretty clear that many sellers (us included) had overpriced the product. For this reason, we have decided to lower our price to $79 each. If you preordered one with us, don’t worry, we have credited you the difference already.

Moving forward, we will do our best to establish more accurate pricing on limited edition items like this.

Thank you all for your understanding and continued support!

Best Month Ever! (also, December update)

Wow! Just WOW! November was our best month ever!!! Thank You to everyone who helped make it happen. We didn’t just set a new record, we shattered the old one.

Now, on to December. The governor has lifted the “freeze” on businesses, but Washington County is still considered Extreme Risk. Because of this, we will continue to limit the number of customers to 6 at a time. I (Nick) feel this is in the best interest of the health and safety of everyone. I ask that you please be patient and respectful of others when shopping.

In addition to limiting the number of customers, we have also made the difficult decision to keep our play space closed for the remainder of the year. As much as we miss hosting events and having play groups come in, it’s just not safe or wise to do so right now.

Please remember, it takes the cooperation of everyone to get through this crazy time we’re living in. Be thoughtful of others while out and about.

Thanksgiving and Black Friday

We’d like to wish everyone a happy Thanksgiving. Even though it’s a difficult time right now, it’s still important to remember the things we’re thankful for. For us at Rune & Board, we’re most thankful for all of our wonderful customers who have supported us throughout this crazy year. As a thank you, we’ve started our Black Friday sale a few days early so that you can grab some games, puzzles, RPG books, minis, etc. for Thanksgiving Day at home. Most deals are available in-store and online, but our Clearance Sale is in-store only.

Be Safe and eventually we’ll make it through this.

November Update – New Restrictions

For the health and safety of our customers and employees, we have decided to suspend table reservations until after the governor’s business freeze is lifted. We will also will be limiting the number of customers in the store to 6 at a time. In order to minimize contact, we encourage you to shop our online store and choose either Curbside pickup or $5 local delivery. As always, if there’s something you’re looking for that we don’t have online, let us know and we’ll see if we can special order it in for you.

For the upcoming Black Friday and Small Business Saturday, we will have many in-store specials which we will try to make available online, as well. If you do choose to come in, we ask for your patience and understanding. It may be necessary to lineup outside the store, so wear your warm and water-resistance coats.

Thank you for your cooperation.