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Board Games Are Making A Comeback

Board Games Are Making A Comeback In Edmonton

Axis & Allies EdmontonI am old enough to remember the days before video games when we gathered around the table to play a game of Monopoly or Risk, but I am also young enough that I remember getting my first Nintendo and my first game Ice Hockey back in 1988. This started a love of video games that continues to this day, but I still always loved to play tabletop board games such as Axis & Allies, RISK, Combat Commander, and Age of Steam.

The one problem with the introduction of video games was the solitude of gaming that started to develop, no longer did you require that a group of friends or family would get together to play a game, you could just sit down in front of your TV and entertain yourself. This can be fun from time to time and of course with the addition of the internet and the ability to play against people from all over the globe there seems to be an endless amount of willing players, but no longer sitting face to face with friends and enjoying their company.

Of course, board games still existed but certainly took a back seat to the video gaming consoles and still do in sales volume but are really starting to make a comeback with people gathering either at home or heading out to board game cafe’s where they can sit with old friends or new friends and enjoy a tabletop game and maybe a coffee or beer. This was the reason we opened The Vault Gaming Room, we wanted to bring the social aspect of gaming back to the public for both board games and console gaming.

Dice Hockey GameThe Vault Gaming Room offers multiple table settings where a group can sit together and play console games while enjoying a pizza and drink or they can choose to use one of the inhouse board games for free. We also have 14 solo stations that have LAN settings to allow for inhouse gaming tournaments or single-player use. We didn’t stop there though, The Vault also has space for D&D, Magic The Gathering, and Warhammer fans, these private rooms allow for RPG gaming that might take a full day to complete without having to be interrupted. Of course, The Vault also offers it’s clients the use of over 100 board games free of charge for use while visiting us.

 

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Axis & Allies EdmontonI have always been fascinated with the events of World War II, whether it was the tragedy,  innovation, industrial movement, sacrifice, or the culture shock that took place because of it I was fascinated as a kid and even more so today.

I remember growing up playing with my little green army men where I would line them up in formations and take turns with my friends shooting them down with elastics until only one army remained. And of course, learning about World War II in school and hearing stories from my Grand Father pulled me in even more.  Over the years reading books of both fact and fiction continued to fuel my desire to learn more, and now today I find myself searching for great movies and documentaries that depict war stories from both the Axis & Allies point of view.

From blockbuster movies such as Saving Private Ryan, The Dirty Dozen, and Schindlers List to Das Boot, Downfall, and Dunkirk, and great documentaries such as The Battle Of Midway, The Soviet Story, and The Battle Of Britain. Now today Netflix World War II In Color has my attention.

All of these movies, books, and stories have played a part in my desire to play Axis & Allies as often as I have been able to find willing participants to take part in this amazing war strategy game. This game is not for the faint of heart who expect to be finished in 30 minutes to an hour, plan to spend at least four hours letting the battles unfold before you, watching your Alley partners plan their next moves and the opponent Axis commanders try to foil your well-laid plans.

The game requires that you spend time both planning your strategy and reacting to the strategy of your opponents, but you must also pay attention to allocate your limited production and building up your battered battlefronts. Make big decisions and plan attacks while navigating geopolitical issues against the world leaders of the time.

This was a pivotal time in history and the game does a good job at painting broad simulation of this fascinating and complicated time in history.

Weekly Axis & Allies Gaming At The Vault

The Vault Gaming Room offers a place for fans of Axis & Allies to gather and play many different versions of the game each week on both Tuesday nights from 6-10 and Sunday afternoons starting at 2:00 PM. We are a fully licensed restaurant so you can enjoy a drink and great food while you play and we have space to offer multiple games at the same time.

The Vault also offers other games such as Risk, Warhammer, D&D, and Magic The Gathering to more new games that are just being released to the marketplace. We are located at 16642 109 Ave. inside the Black Bull Kitchen.