Axis & Allies Edmonton

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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Are You Looking To Play Axis & Allies In Edmonton?

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.

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Where To Play RISK in Edmonton

RISK EdmontonWhen’s the last time you were challenged in a war strategy game such as risk or axis and Allies? The vault gaming room in Edmonton Alberta now offers both of these great Wargame classics which are available free to play with your friends or join one of our weekly groups where you can conquer the world.yuh

You also might remember risk as a game that lasts 8 to 10 hours or maybe, even more, it’s one of those games where you bring in a case of beer, order a few pizzas and plan to spend a lot of time playing over the weekend. Well, this great classic still does exist in this format you can also now play a game of risk with some of the new rules in about one hour.

The game of risk is definitely an adult style game, it’s not really meant for kids 10 and under but truly it’s enjoyed more by people 16 and up.

How To Play The New Version Of RISK

To play the game you get a deck of cards with all the territories, you deal out the cards and then you place your troops. There are different types of troops in this game there are The infantry which are worth one soldier, the Calvary which are the equivalent of five soldiers and the artillery which is equivalent to 10 troops.

Your place your troops throughout the different territories and then it’s time to attack, what are you do is you take a different territory using dice, the attacker uses three dice in the defender users two dice. whoever rolls the highest number on today’s wins that battle or at least removes one of their troops from the field.
If you wanna reduce the length of time that it takes to play this game there are a couple of different options, first there is the C-Spire card which you can place somewhere in the middle of the deck and when you come across this card the game is over and the player with the most territories wins. The second way is to choose how many territories a player needs to claim victory. It’s still a massively fun game they’ve just made it a whole lot shorter.
Now personally I love classic risk and they still include the rules for classic risk which means you’re going to have to take all the pieces one at the time and clean territories and have massive battles with all the troops until somebody claims complete dominance and takes over the world.
So the choice is yours do you want a faster version where you can get it done in an hour or so or do you want to play the classic version it’s going to take a little more time but in my opinion, it’s much more fun.
So what are you waiting for? Get down to the Vault Gaming room today and start playing this classic war simulation game.

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The Vault Has Board Games!

Board Gaming in Edmonton

The Vault Gaming Room also offers a selection of board games! From classics like Electronic Battleship to Pandemic, Monopoly, and Risk to new games link Bang the Dice Game, Exploding Kittens, Cattan, and Ticket To Ride.

We also offer weekly games of Magic The Gathering, Warhammer, and soon D&D to go with our 20 console gaming stations.

 

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Axis & Allies Edmonton

Did you know that we run an ongoing Axis & Allies game every week at the Vault? We start on Tuesday night and play four hours that night and continue the game the next night for another four hours if required. This classic war strategy game is an amazing time and never the same twice. We have every edition of the game and offer up to two tables of five players when the demand calls for it.

 

 

We Even Created A Few Games of Our Own

One of our goals with the Vault Gaming Room is to show people how easy it is to take a game from just a thought to a rapid prototype. How many times have you or a friend said that they have an idea for a game but don’t know where to go next. So we have taken a few game ideas that we have had and taken them to a level where we can playtest and enjoy the game. If other people really love the game then we will take it to the next level and try to crowdfund the game through Kickstarter or the like.

One of our first games is the “Dice Hockey Game”. This action-packed game involves going through a draft to select your team and then facing off against an opponent in a game of chance where the player attributes and a roll of the dice will determine the outcome of the game. The game is fast and packed with lots of laughs as you try to get more goals than your opponent.

Food & Drinks By The Black Bull Kitchen

No need to pack a lunch or drinks, the Black Bull Kitchen has all the great food and drinks you could imagine.

Come down to The Vault Gaming Room, located inside The Black Bull Kitchen, serving some of the best food Edmonton has to offer!