Updates

June 1st Update – In Store Play

Many of you have been asking about when we’ll start hosting events now that Phase 1 of reopening has begun. We know you’re excited to get back in for regular games and we are excited to have you come in for games. But, in an effort to maintain a safe, healthy environment, we will be taking it slow. Beginning Wednesday, June 3rd, we will be allowing private groups of 2-6 to reserve tables. To reserve a table, you can either call: 503-521-7610, or email: runeandboard@gmail.com. A $5 per player minimum purchase will be required.

To maintain a safe, healthy environment for everyone, the following rules must be obeyed:

  1. Wash your hands thoroughly before your game(s) begin. There are guides posted in each restroom that show proper hand washing techniques.
  2. Wash/sanitize your hands frequently while gaming. If you can’t remember how long it has been since you last did so, it’s time to do it again.
  3. No outside food or drink whatsoever. In the past we have made exceptions, but now the only exception is a resealable water bottle for personal use.
  4. Maintain 6 feet of social distancing between gaming groups at all times. We will be arranging tables to allow for this.
  5. Face masks must be worn. If you don’t have a face mask, we can provide you with a disposable one.
  6. Clean up after yourself. Dispose of any trash or bottles and cans during and after your gaming session. We will sanitize the tables and chairs between groups.
  7. If you are experiencing a fever, cough, or flu-like symptoms, DO NOT COME IN.

In addition to these rules, it is also imperative that each person be fully aware of their surroundings and how close they are to others. If you are within 6 feet of someone who is not part of your private group, you will need to move. Because of traffic flow, this will require coordination and cooperation between groups.

If all goes well, we will consider expanding our temporary hours to allow for more reservations.

Please remember, we’re in this together, and only together can we maintain a safe, healthy environment for everyone.

May update #2: Store Hours

Hey All!

Starting Monday, May 18th we will be open a little longer M-F:

  • Monday – Thursday: Noon – 6pm
  • Friday: Noon – 7pm
  • Saturday: Noon – 4pm
  • Sunday: CLOSED

If you plan to come into the store, please be aware that we are limiting customers in the store to a maximum of 3 at a time in order to maintain proper social distancing. When you enter the store you will need to sanitize your hands. We also have disposable face masks for those who don’t have one.

We hope that everyone is doing well and staying safe. Please continue to be patient and considerate of others. We’re all in this together.

May Update – Online Specials, Delivery

Good news: We’re still here! But have we been up to? Besides adding items to our online store, we’ve also been rearranging things in the store and adding some new product lines (more on this in a few days).

Now that our online store is loaded up with product, we’ve been putting together some special deals. This week we have ALL RPG books at 20% off. And through the end of May ALL miniatures games are 10-25% off. These discounts should automatically apply during the purchase process.

Along with expanding our online inventory, we’ve also added a new shipping feature: Delivery to Your Door by me (Nick) within a 10 mile radius. Cost for this is $5, or free if you purchase $75 or more. Once we receive your order we’ll call to setup a delivery time. In most cases it will be same day.

As always, we hope that everyone out there is doing well in these tough times. We certainly look forward to seeing everyone again once it’s safe to gather. But until we can do so again, use this time to build a new army, create a RPG campaign, make a new Magic deck, or learn a new board game. We’re all in this together, even if we’re apart.

 

 

 

April Update 2: More Profit Sharing

Following up on last week’s update, we pleased to announce that more publishers and manufacturers have joined in on the profit sharing. So, in addition to those listed in the previous April Update, the following have also joined in:

Dex Protection: https://dexprotection.com/?ref=19

Dragon Shield This program starts in May

Game Brewer Coupon Code: email us for a code: runeandboard@gmail.com

Magpie Games Add our name and email address when you checkout: Rune & Board runeandboard@gmail.com

Steam Forged Games: https://store.steamforged.com/?ref=eidFaIFhLW-C

 

In most cases you just need to include our name. For Dex Protection and Steam Forged, use the link provided.

These are tough times we’re living in right now. As much as we’d love to restart events and see everyone soon, it’s important that we don’t try to rush things and make them worse. Please continue to be patient and cautious over the next few weeks. Stay safe, stay healthy.

 

 

April Update & Publisher Profit Sharing

Good news: We’re still open for business, although in a limited fashion. Customers are strongly encouraged to order over the phone or from our e-commerce page and select In-Store/Curbside Pickup. We have been uploading more of our inventory everyday, but still have a long way to go, so check back often.

More good news: Many of the game publishers have set up profit sharing programs to help out local game stores. In most cases all you need to do is include our name when ordering directly from them and we’ll get a cut of the profits. This is a Win-Win-Win for customers, game stores, and publishers, especially since many games have been difficult to get since several of our distributors are either closed or utilising a skeleton crew in their warehouses.  Here’s a list of the publishers who are helping us all out:

Arcane Wonders

Drawlab Entertainment

Fireside Games

Fog of Love

Forbidden Games

Gate Keeper Games

Grand Gamers Guild

Greenbrier Games

Hub Games

IELLO USA

Japanime Games

Level 99 Games

Metallic Dice Games

Modiphius Entertainment

Pelgrane Press – email order info:  support@pelgranepress.com

Portal Games – enter this code: RUNEANDBOARD (you can also follow this link: https://portalgamesus.com/discount/RUNEANDBOARD )

R&R Games – use this code: stayNplayAtHome; email your order number and our name to:  sales@rnrgames.com

Sirius Dice

Smirk & Dagger

Van Ryder Games

White Wizard Games

In most cases you just need to mention our name, and possibly our contact info:

Rune & Board

Address: 238 SE Washington St, Hillsboro, OR 97123

Phone: 503-521-7610

Email: runeandboard@gmail.com

Now for bad news: It’s a tough time right now for everybody. Many businesses are closed; many people are out of work. But, we can all work together to make things better, so let’s do our best to be supportive of one another. And once we’re past all this, LET’S GAME!

 

March Update: COVID-19

Now that Governor Brown has issued an executive order to Stay Home we will be adjusting our business to comply. Since we are allowed to stay open, so long as Social Distancing is taking place, we have decided to switch to “curbside pickup” until the Stay Home order is lifted. For our store this means picking up your purchase from our back door since we do not have parking in front of our store.

We are in the process of establishing an e-commerce site for online ordering, but until that is live we encourage your to call during our reduced business hours to verify availability of products and to pay over the phone. You may also email (runeandboard@gmail.com) or message us through social media (Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter) to confirm stock and pay vial Paypal.

If you are not looking for any new items, but would like to help support Rune & Board, we can also sell you giftcards or put money onto your account for use in the future.

Stay well, stay healthy!

January Prereleases

January this year brings us two prereleases –  Magic: the Gathering the weekend of the 17th and a Pokemon prerelease the weekend of the 25th.

M:tG is returning to Theros with Theros Beyond Death. Our first prerelease is the evening of Jan 17th with additional prereleases on the 18th and 19th.

Pokemon is bringing Sword and Shield to the US and our prerelease is Jan 25th at 12:30pm. This new set brings Pokémon V and Pokémon VMAX and will shake up the game by removing Fairy type Pokémon and replacing them by Psychic type.

Call or drop in to reserve your spot!

September Events and News

Time for a round up of what’s going on at Rune & Board this September! We’re returning to Rose City Comic Con this year and will be near where we were last year, between Artist Alley and Rose City Jr. Find us in booth #1050 – we’re handing out discount cards good for purchases in store, so be sure to stop by.

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A new D&D book is coming in September: Baldur’s Gate: Descent to Avernus will be available Sept 17, and we’re taking pre-orders for the alternate cover. This is a new campaign book that takes characters from level 1-13 as they travel through Avernus, the first level of Hell. It’s the first campaign book to take place in fan-favorite Baldur’s Gate so we’re hoping it provides more detail for the city itself for future adventures.

We’re gearing up for the next Magic: the Gathering pre-release later this month. Throne of Eldrane is inspired by fairy tales and Arthurian legends, with lots of us hoping for more fairies. We’ll be running pre-release events Sept 27, 28, and 29. Keep an eye on our calendar or Facebook page for details and times.

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Earlier this year we started selling Cardfight!! Vanguard, a Japanese card game based on an anime and manga series, and so have added open play on Sundays to our calendar, starting Sept 22. If you have played YuGiOh or Pokemon, you may like Cardfight!! Players start with a pre-constructed deck and can add new cards with additional booster packs so it’s easy to get started.

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Our continuing events include Open Play for the A Song of Ice and Fire Miniatures Game on Friday nights, along with our regular FNM Standard and Draft events. If you play M:tG Pauper, we have casual tournaments Tuesdays, with $3 to join the event, and packs going to 1st and 2nd place. And with the release of Pathfinder Second Edition, we have occasional events posted on our Warhorn page. Hopefully with increased interest, we’ll have more events in the future.

Summer is Warming Up!

We have the entire store stocked full of new items. The expansion is open and we are down for new gamers to join us!  (Ps. We have AC!)

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We are actively looking for D&D Adventurers League DMs to run weekly Games! Please email us if you are interested! To qualify you need to: Pass a Quick Background check, be willing to Run D&D Adventurers League content and follow it’s rules and be down to have fun!

 

Modern Horizons is Coming (2)

Upcoming Special Events!!

June 1st: International TableTop Day

Come join us playing Game Demos for Discounts! Play a planned Demo to get 25% off the Game you demo. Get 10-20% off all Board games in store

June 1st: ITTD Adult Gaming!

From 7pm-10pm we will be closing off one side of the store to minors and running more Adult themed Party games!

June 8th and 9th: Modern Horizons Pre-Release!

Join us for Prerelease Draft, Sealed and 2 Headed Giant events!
Saturday:
11.30 am: Sealed
Noon: On demand Draft
5:30pm: 2 Headed Giant
Sunday:
11:30am: 2 Headed Giant
Noon: Draft
5:30pm: Sealed

June 15: RPG Demo Day

Play RPG Demos all day without any purchase required for a seat! 20% off all RPG Books all day!

June 18,20,25& 27: D&D Kids Camp

Kid’s play D&D in this awesome day camp

Spring Kids Camp! (1)

 

Weekly Events You Can Join!

Mondays
Closed
Tuesday
  5pm-9pm Open Board Gaming
6pm MTG Pauper
~5pm-9pm 40k Kill Team
Wednesday
 ~5pm-9pm WarMachiene/Hordes & Monsterpocalypse
Thursday
 4pm-9pm MTG Commander/EDH
1st & 3rd R 6pm Song of Ice and Fire League
Friday
 6.30pm MTG Standard Constructed
7pm MTG Draft
Saturday
1pm
  MTG Modern Constructed
1pm Pokemon League
5pm Warhammar 40k Kill Team
4pm-8pm Open Board Gaming
Sunday
 Noon-5pm Open Miniatures Gaming