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Passport Game Studios Partners with Barnes & Noble for In-Store Game Night

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Passport Game Studios Featured AT Barnes & Noble’s Second In-Store Tabletop Game Night Event

October 11th, 2016 – Passport Game Studios, premiere publisher of dozens of the best games in the tabletop game industry, is excited to announce that we are partnering with Barnes & Noble to feature our hit auction game Warehouse 51 during in-store Tabletop Gaming Meetup events on Saturday, October 15th, in Barnes & Noble stores nationwide. In April of 2016 Barnes & Noble hosted their first gaming meet up and proved it to be a massive hit, and we’re proud to have been selected for their second national event.

In Warehouse 51, you are a multimillionaire who is eager to show the world just how exorbitant you can be. But you aren’t the only one eyeing the prized collection of the US Government; moguls from all corners of the globe seek to add these rare and valuable artifacts to their collections. But things aren’t as they seem, and those wishing to own these ultra-rare items may not know what they’re getting themselves into. After all, there’s a reason why the government kept these items locked away in a nondescript warehouse for so long. Warehouse 51 pits players against each other in a fast game of bidding, hidden information, and bluffing. The millionaire who can make out with the most valuable items, while also avoiding the perils that accompany these mythical items, will come out ahead in life.

Participants in the event are encouraged to take & post photographs of them enjoying their games on social media using the hashtags #BNGameNight and #Warehouse51.

For more information on the event, customers can visit the Barnes & Noble Blog, or can contact Passport Game Studios at info@passportgamestudios.com for any inquiries about the event.


ABOUT PASSPORT GAME STUDIOS
Passport Game Studios is an independent board game publisher based in the Pacific Northwest. Since the company’s founding in 2012, Passport has partnered with a selection of hand-picked companies to publish over 30 English-language titles for gamers in North America and beyond. Passport’s mission: To provide the best tabletop games in the world, to the gamers who love to play them.

ABOUT BARNES & NOBLE, INC.
Barnes & Noble, Inc. (NYSE: BKS) is a Fortune 500 company, the nation’s largest retail bookseller, and a leading retailer of content, digital media and educational products.  The Company operates 638 Barnes & Noble bookstores in 50 states, and one of the Web’s premier e-commerce sites, BN.com (www.bn.com).  The Nook Digital business offers a lineup of popular NOOK® tablets and eReaders and an expansive collection of digital reading and entertainment content through the NOOK Store®. The NOOK Store features more than 4 million digital books in the US (www.nook.com), plus periodicals and comics, and offers the ability to enjoy content across a wide array of popular devices through Free NOOK Reading Apps™ available for Android™, iOS® and Windows®. 

3 Wishes Available Today!

Passport Game Studios is Excited to Announce the Official Release of 3 WISHES

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New 3-5 player microgame from publishing partnership with Strawberry Studio and game designer Chris Castagnetto.

3 Wishes is a party/family microgame for 3-5 players that plays in 3-5 minutes. With its simple rules, this memory, intuition and bluffing game is as much about playing the game as it is about playing the other players. A poker face will go a long way – well, not too long, since the game may last only three minutes – and it will also serve you well as a fast and fun memory training.

The story: A not-so-nice-but-not-too-evil genie appears as if from nowhere (someone, somewhere probably did rub a lamp) and pitches the crowd against one another, granting the most astute player no fewer than three wishes — but not all wishes come true, and only the player with the right balance between super powers, benefits for the world, and selfish gifts will be enter the good graces of the genie.

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3 Wishes was pre-released at Gen Con in Indianapolis in August of this year to wide critical acclaim. Take a look at what some prominent reviewers have already had to say about the game!

The Dice Tower Reviews with Tom Vasel
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The Game Wire & Watch It Played Plays 3 Wishes
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3 Wishes is available now at friendly local game stores everywhere for just $10.
Need help finding a store? Try our Store Locator!

For more information on the game you can visit our product page for 3 Wishes here.

 

Hello fellow travelers! Ryan with Passport here, and today I wanted to recap the amazing time we had attending Gen Con 2016 this month. You’ll get a little look behind the scenes, and an overview of all the fun things we got up to in our booth. So pack your bags… Adventure Awaits!

For Passport and most exhibitors, Gen Con starts a few days before the masses. Setup for the show actually consisted of a couple days this year. The team all arrived Monday afternoon, and that evening would be the last chance any of us had to relax for the next 7 days! Tuesday and Wednesday were heavily committed to the setup of our booth in the exhibit hall. A lot of work goes into making the booths at a show like Gen Con a reality. Here’s a look at things as they were being finalized. Lots of debate over how best to stack all our hot new games!

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Wednesday also gave us a chance to attend Trade Day, in which we met with and demoed new games to retailers, librarians, and educators who attended looking to learn more about how they could bring Passport games to their clientele. This was a great first look at how our new releases would be received at the show, as our demos for 3 Wishes, Mythe, and Quartz were all met with a huge amount of positivity from the Trade Day attendees!

Come Thursday, we were ready for the main event. Everything was setup, including a wonderful demo table donated by our friends at Geeknson.com which spent the week showcasing the Funforge hit Tokaido. Here’s the Passport booth shortly before the doors opened at 9am that morning.

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And here it is shortly after! Quite a full house with fans shopping all our games.full_booth full_2

In addition to our catalog of many, many great games, we had three all-new titles which debuted at Gen Con. 3 Wishes, our new micro game from designer Chris Castagnetto, was a staple in the booth all week, and we rarely had someone stopping through our booth without picking up a copy. In addition to the great response we had, Chris himself stopped by on several occasions to sign copies of the games for attendees. Just look at how excited these fans were!3_wishes_signing

Mythe, our latest offering partnered with LudiCreations, was also a huge hit at the show. Fans couldn’t get over how great the folding pop-up game board is and how beautiful the art is! The demo tables for this game were filled non-stop, and we had the pleasure of selling out of the game by Sunday.alvin_mythe

Our last new release for the show was Quartz, a wonderfully fun new game from the designers of Warehouse 51 and Sheriff of Nottingham, Sérgio Halaban and André Zatz. Like Chris with 3 Wishes, Sérgio also stopped into the booth to sign copies of his game for fans, and was busy with his pen constantly!sergio

Last but certainly not least, we had the pleasure of hosting award winning game designer Bruno Cathala throughout the week to demo his upcoming game Pocket Madness, coming soon from Passport and Funforge. Fans loved it, and were so disappointed when they couldn’t buy it yet! Don’t worry; Pocket Madness will be coming very soon to a FLGS near you!bruno

Gen Con is always a whirlwind. Every year we exhibitors are exhausted by the end and are increasingly ready to be off our feet as the week goes on, and yet come Monday morning all we can say is, “Sure can’t wait until next year!” Thanks to all our fans who came out and supported us, and to all our volunteers, without who the entire show would simply not be possible for us! Can’t wait to see everyone next year for Gen Con 50!thumbs_up

Did you miss us at Gen Con? Our next public appearance will be BoardgameGeek.Con in November. We’ll have more exciting new things to show everyone there so if you’re going, don’t forgot to stop by: your next adventure awaits!

Top 10 Games from Gen Con 2016

3 Wishes, the inaugural game from Passport partner Strawberry Studios, was included in Paste Magazine’s list of the 10 Best Games at Gen Con 2016! That’s one wish granted, two to go!

Read the article at: https://www.pastemagazine.com/articles/2016/08/the-10-best-boardgames-at-gen-con-2016.html

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Going to Gen Con? Then don’t forget to use Passport’s Gen Con Coupon of Unlimited Awesomeness!

It’s simple: get $5 off every $25 you spend at the Passport Game Studios booth at Gen Con.

Find our coupon in the Gen Con coupon book. Use it at our booth, #2533. Save big. Amaze your friends. Confuse your enemies.

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Argentum’s “El Gaucho” Contest!
Attention, cattle barons! Argentum is having an El Gaucho contest and you are invited. Just answer several trivia questions for a chance of winning one of twelve copies of El Gaucho!

Enter the contest at: https://boardgamegeek.com/contest/elgaucho

el_gauchoIn El Gaucho, two to four players compete for the best cattle and the biggest herds to sell. Dice are rolled, gauchos are placed, cattle are snatched away under the noses of your competitors. Get the most value out of your cattle but be aware, lest your opponents snatch up a cattle tile you’ve been eyeing! Choosing the dice and using the Special Actions give you an edge in becoming the most successful cattle baron the Pampa has seen.

The twelve winners of Argentum’s contest will each receive a copy of the El Gaucho.

Good luck and keep on playing!

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Meet the designer!
The designer of 3 Wishes, Chris Castagnetto, will be at Passport Game Studios’ Gen Con booth, #2533, on Thursday & Friday from 10-11:30am, and Saturday from 12-1:30pm. Come learn the game from its designer!

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Come see us at booth #2533 for fun, games, special appearances, and a few more surprises we have in store…