News for January 2010
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Announcing the Fantasy Flight Games Event Center
Event Center | Published 07 January 2010

Fantasy Flight Games is proud to announce the upcoming grand opening of the Fantasy Flight Games Event Center, a spacious facility with over 8,000 square feet of play space devoted to the hobby gaming experience!

Located in Roseville, MN, the Fantasy Flight Games Event Center offers players a chance to share our love of board, card, and miniatures games. With table space for 250+ players, along with over 40 professionally created modular terrain sections for miniatures gaming, the Fantasy Flight Games Event Center is sure to become an exciting gaming destination for all who visit.

At the Fantasy Flight Games Event Center, you can play play your favorite board, card, or miniatures game. And if you don’t know how to play an FFG title, attend a scheduled demo led by a member of our knowledgeable staff! Looking for opponents? We can help with that, too. Our Flight Deck matchmaking system serves as a schedule of daily events and demos as well as a source for players seeking groups to game with.

The North Hall of the Fantasy Flight Games Event Center

In addition to daily open gaming, the Fantasy Flight Games Event Center will host special events of all sizes, where you can meet game designers, compete in a tournament, check out demos, and more! Our Community Events offer frequent opportunities to enjoy seminars and other exciting events (check out our upcoming Runewars sneak peek), while our Main Events (the first of which we will announce soon) are mini-conventions that offer a chance to enjoy select FFG (or FFG Partner) games over the course of an entire weekend!

On February 20th, the Fantasy Flight Games Event Center will celebrate its grand opening. Head over to our detailed information page to learn more, then make plans to join us!

(Retailers: For more information on this momentous opening, please see our retailer information page)

Located in Roseville, Minnesota, the Fantasy Flight Games Event Center is a spacious and beautiful facility devoted entirely to building the Twin Cities hobby gaming community through daily, weekly, and monthly special events.

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sp00ne
Published: 1/19/2010 3:12:10 PM
#30

it's all i ever wanted.  all in the wrong state.  after this thing becomes a huge success, build one in VA for the east coasters.  keep on kicking butt, FFG.

TheGreenKnight0
Published: 1/15/2010 10:37:58 PM
#29

I have to say that it is awfully big of FFG to sell and allow other GW products to be played in their event centers, it's a real shame that GW hasn't followed suit.  I was shocked to find, upon showing up to the Chicago Battle Bunker a couple months ago, that not a single FFG game or book was even present in an event center that had ample space to share.  What was particularly surprising was that this was just around the time that FFG games associated w/ GW properties had gained wide recognition and popularity for the great games they are, GW just can't stand any competition, even in a realm they are not actively competing in. And don't even get me started on GW stores. As I said, FFG continues to show it's class time and time again. 

ImperiumRex
Published: 1/9/2010 12:42:11 PM
#28

You guys have to make those wall hangings available for us.  I must have the Twilight Imperium one.

danno
Published: 1/8/2010 2:10:23 PM
#27

I suspect this is, at the very least, going to go better than the WotC stores just because the overhead has to be about 1/3rd of what it was costing Wizards.  WotC stores were in class-A mall locations and they tried to stock a little bit of everything.  The FFG EC is in a suburban industrial park, right next to their offices, where they're probably paying a few bucks a square foot for rent, combined with the fact that they won't stock anything that can't be schlepped, literally, across the street. 

The fact thaty they're going to allow 40k/Fantasy gaming and have a sizable stock of tables is huge.  There really isn't a good FLGS on the east side of Minneapolis/St. Paul that allows for mini-gaming. 

I'm looking forward to checking it out on the Runewars preview day next week.

lnealjr
Published: 1/7/2010 9:58:12 PM
#26

Sounds fantastic, LOOKS AMAZING, that is a space I would love to play games in when not at home! I really wish more retailers had the space to do such amazing layouts, congratulations on the space and please my compliments to the designers and builders here. I am in the South (not too deep) but the south nonetheless, and as such have no real amount of compelling reasons to get up this way other than FFG itself! This just became an even more urgent "must plan" trip; I really am liking the space!


Also the sneak peek is a great Idea, too bad for me I will not get to experience it first hand, but sessions, reports and yes video, would all be very welcome!

 

 

umfpt
Published: 1/7/2010 6:15:42 PM
#25

Awesome.  I have to stay in Roseville at the Radisson hotel for meetings and this place is right on the door step.

RudyHuxxxtable
Published: 1/7/2010 4:33:23 PM
#24

Hmm.  I live in Los Angeles so this does me no good.  THANKS!

Congratulations on the space!  I bet it's going to be a huge hit.

Until you set one up in Los Angeles and it's an even BIGGER hit.

 

:)

David Spangler
Published: 1/7/2010 1:33:39 PM
#23

With this development, particularly if it branches out into FFG EC in other cities (which I hope happens), FFG really is becoming the GW of the boardgaming world.  Did they catch a virus or something when they took on the license?

StarkLord
Published: 1/7/2010 12:36:51 PM
#22

Please, please don't come see the Mall of America. You will be disappointed. Seen one mall, seen them all. Now this event center, on the other hand, looks like something to see!

wiles01
Published: 1/7/2010 12:25:21 PM
#21

We've been considering a road trip to see the Mall of America but just couldn't justify driving all the way from Kansas very well, now there is definitely a reason to go!

Mutant
Published: 1/7/2010 11:50:22 AM
#20

Why in the heck can't FFG work with other FLGS shops to carry promo materials like posters of thier games and such. Gamers outside MN would enjoy stuff like this as well.

Torbal
Published: 1/7/2010 10:20:12 AM
#19

If my wife ever wants to visit Mall Of America again, I now may be more agreeable to the idea. The center looks fantastic...!

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