Updates

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.

September Update – THANK YOU; New TCG Pricing Structure

According to the calendar, we’re almost through September. We’ve had a crazy year so far, and have survived thus far. For that we give a huge THANK YOU to all of you, our loyal customers. Without y’all I’m not sure where we would be.

September also brings a change to Magic: the Gathering by introducing a new set to the Standard format, and rotating out 4 older sets. With this rotation we decided it was time to revisit and update our pricing structure, specifically for booster boxes. Instead of setting a flat price that was discounted below what would be full price (if you were to multiply the price of a pack times the packs per box), we will be applying a 20% discount to sealed booster boxes In-Store and Online. This results in slightly lower pricing for you. Additionally, we have also added our TCG pack discount (10% off 3 or more) to our online store. You just need to add 3 or more TCG booster packs to your cart and you’ll see the discount. These discounts will be good for any mix of TCG boosters.

If, for some reason, these discounts aren’t working for you, please let us know.

And once again, THANK YOU for all your support.

R&B Closed August 2nd-4th

Hey all, it’s been a crazy year and we need a short break. So, we will be closed Sunday, August 2nd through Tuesday, August 4th. We will reopen as usual on Wednesday, August 5th.

While we are closed, one person will be here doing some necessary maintenance, as well as accepting deliveries from our vendors. They will not, however, be able to assist with online orders. Any orders placed online after 4pm on Saturday, August 1st will be available on August 5th.

Thank you for your understanding,

Nick, Chadd, Emry, Sadie, Nicolas

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!