2770 El Camino Real, Santa Clara
We have daily events and a huge library of Demo games
Come play with us! All Are Welcome, especially Silly People who like to laugh and game with friends. We are a Safe Place.
New Games & SupplIES ARRIVING LAST WEEK, THIS WEEK, NEXT WEEK... NOWISH
Arkham Horror LCG Union & Disillusion Mythos Pack $14.95
Dust in the Wings $40.00
Jungle Speed Shwak Edition $24.99
Marvel Heroclix Avengers Black Panther & the Illuminati $12.99
Pokemon TCG Kangaskhan GX Box $19.99
Super Punch Fighter $39.95
World Shapers $25.00
Captain Sonar Operation Dragon Expansion $19.99
Dragon Ball Super Special Anniversary Storage Box $69.99
D&D RPG Acquisitions Incorporated $49.95
Imperial Settlers Roll & Write $30.00
Inis Seasons of Inis Expansion $49.99
Lanterns Dice Lights in the Sky $25.00
Legend of the Five Rings LCG For the Empire Dynasty Pack $14.95
Nightmarium Revised $16.99
Friday Night Magic: Draft
Format is Draft. Each gamer will receive 3 packs of Magic to Draft in a pod of fellow gamers. One booster pack prize per round win. (Friday, July 5th will be a Core 2020 Sealed Prerelease in lieu of regular FNM Draft).
The price is discounted if you preregister by 6pm on Fridays. After 6pm registration must be made via phone at 408-985-7655 or in-store.
Check in starts at 6:30p. If you have no DCI# do not fear! We will provide you one.
Transformers TCG - War for Cybertron: Siege Release Sealed Event- Sat, 6/29 at Noon
We will be playing a 5 pack sealed tournament with this brand new set as we start the fight for the fate of Cybertron! Come with your tokens and prepare to get your hands on the cards from this brand new set which features loads of new mechanics.
We will have each entry put 2 packs of War for Cybertron: Seige into the pool. Each player that stays to the end will get 1 pack and the top half of standings will get the remainder, determined by standings.
On top of that each player will get 1 promotional Private Smashdown character card. Private Smashdown will not be available in any booster packs and is only available at this event!
(If you do not have a DCI# one will be assigned to you at check-in).
Core 2020 Prerelease Events July 5-7th
This is the first Prerelease Weekend that starts on Friday! No Midnight Prerelease event this time! Join us for Friday Night a Sealed Prerelease, and come back from 3 more events on Saturday and 2 on Sunday!
The early registration discount will end before the event, so be sure to preregister.
Check in starts 30 minutes before each event. Each player will receive a prerelease kit to build their deck with. For the Two-Headed Giant Events, players will team up to build their decks and play together.
• 6 Core 2020 booster packs
• 1 Spindown life counter
Prizes Per Event:
For each player that stays to the end of the event, 2 packs of Core 2020 will go into the prize pool. Players that stay to the end of their registered Event will receive at least one prize pack. The rest of the prize packs will be distributed to the top half of the players based upon the scores at the end of each event.
Length of events:
All events will run 3 Rounds after Deck Building.
After players have completed their match in a round, they can play our side game "Roll The Dice" where one has a chance to win prizes or special discounts. This side event ends as soon as the the Round timer goes off.
All players must have a DCI # to play in this event. If you do not have one, we will provide you one at Registration. If you do not recall your DCI # we will attempt to look it up and will need to assign you a new number if we cannot find it.
FOR TWO-HEADED GIANT EVENTS YOU ARE PAYING FOR TWO REGISTRATIONS FOR YOURSELF AND YOUR PARTNER. In your registration below be sure to list your partner's name and the team name. We will email you back asking this information if you don't include it when you make your purchase.
Players under the age of 14 will need a Guardian over the age of 18 staying at Isle of Gamers for the duration of the event.
FFTCG Opus IX Prerelease Sat. July 13th at 2p
Each player will receive an Opus IX Pre-release Kit which contains:
- 6 Opus IX Booster Packs
- 1 Exclusive Vincent Promo Card
- 1 Exclusive Sleeve Pack
This will be a Sealed Event. Check-in starts a half hour before the event starts.
Sunday Standard Showdown
Bring your Standard Deck or purchase a Planeswalker deck from us and join in this weekly event. All gamers will go home with either a prize pack or promo card! (There will be no Standard Showdown on July 7th since that is Core 2020 Prerelease Weekend)
Pokemon Sun & Moon Unified Minds Prerelease- Sun. 7/28 at 11:30a
Event starts at 11:30am Please arrive at 11:00am to check-in.
Come join us at Isle of Gamers for the first event of this brand new set in the Sun & Moon block! This is a 3-round, Swiss tournament where you will build a 40 card deck from the prerelease packs distributed at the start of the event. The Prerelease packs include a small evolution deck, and 4 Pokemon Unified Minds booster packs, and a random promo card.
Attendance will be capped at 20 players so make sure to register early!
All players that stay till the end will receive 3 prize packs.
As long as you understand how to build a deck and know how to play, this event is for you! Participants must stay through the first Round, at the least.
Pokemon Play! ID required for entry. If you don't have one, we will provide you one when you arrive. (It's free!)
Summer X-Wing Furball Open Sun. June 30th at Noon
Come in for a day of casual flying to play a few games of Furball! Furball is a great multiplayer variant to your favorite miniatures game where you take part in a battle royale of 7 players and aim to be the first one to wrack up 7 points!
You'll be using Quickbuild ships that we build and provide, so you don't even need to bring your collection! Feel free to bring your measuring tools and tokens though, cause we may not have enough of those for all of you.
For a full list of updated rules for the variant, follow this link.
We will be giving out promos from the past few kits to all participants, and $10 Store Credit for first place, and $5 Store Credit for second place for each table.
Learn to Draft with Guidance from the SBLP- Sun. July 14th at 12:30p
This Beginners Draft is for folks who want to learn how to draft or practice drafting in a friendly environment that encourages people to ask questions. There will be folks on hand to help answer rules questions. This event is run by the South Bay Lady Planeswalker for Diversity, we strive to create nerdy spaces that are more comfortable for all people of any gender, sexuality, or race.
The set being drafted will be Core 2020. Each player will receive 3 booster packs to Draft with. There will be one prize pack per Round Win.
Check in starts at 12:30p. If you do not have a DCI# one will be provided to you at check-in.
This event will take place in the Pirate Game Room.
Gamers under the age of 14 must have a Legal Guardian stay at the store during the duration of the event.
X-Wing Extended League Starting July 16th at 6:30p
We'll be running a 6 week league where you can bring your favorite Extended lists and see how well they hold up to a variety of others! Come prove your dominance of the skies this summer with Isle of Gamers!
Everyone who plays their 6 matches will qualify to win highly sought after promos. Plus we will hold raffles for prizes each week at the Tuesday Night X-Wing event. Additional promos from Waves 1 and 2 will be provided to each player based on standing.
Core 2020 Release Draft Events
Each player will receive 3 packs of the new setCore 2020 to Draft with. One prize pack of Core 2020 per Round Win. We will give out a few of the new special Promo Packs, too!
Keyforge: Learn to Play Age of Ascension & Tournament- Sun. June 23rd at 11:30a
With a brand new set comes brand new mechanics! Make your way down to Isle of Gamers to learn how to play this new set of Keyforge, and put your newly acquired skills to the test with a tournament shortly after!
You'll be getting a new deck to open and learn at 11:30, then can bring that deck into a sealed tournament starting at 2PM where you can play it vs other fresh decks from the Age of Ascension set.
All participants will get some of the brand new promo cards, then top 4 players from the tournament will be playing for a new, Mars themed deck box, and 1st place will get a brand new Mars themed Playmat!
Gaming Summer Camp
PLEASE ENROLL ONLY ONE CHILD AT A TIME. All enrollment must be done online.
Each week this Summer, from June 17th through August 2nd, you can choose to enroll your children in either Boardgaming, Dungeons & Dragons, or Magic: the Gathering camp.
-Our Camps are for gamers aged 8-18. Camp will run weekly, Monday through Friday, from 2pm-5pm and will take place at isle of Gamers, located at 2770 El Camino Real, Santa Clara, CA. Our phone number is 408-985-7655.
-Cost of the Camps include a snack from our snack stock and bottle of water, each day. Parents concerned about their children's diet should send the snack from home.
-Campers may be dropped off starting at 1:55pm and must be picked up no later than 5:10pm. Campers aged 14+ may stay past that time without parental supervision.
All sessions are run by Teachers/School Aides that have extensive experience with neurotypical and Special Needs kids. We are an inclusive Game Space and actively welcome gamers who are LGBTQ and those with ASD. Parents, Therapists and Aides are welcome to be here for the kids that need that support.
For all games we will teach Gamer Etiquette, Strategy and Creative Thinking.
If you have any questions not answered by the information below, please feel free to contact me, Anna Cebrian, Founder and CEO of Illusive Comics & Games, LLC and Isle of Gamers. If you have a store credit you wish to use so you cannot enroll here, please contact me.
What better way to help your child work on Social Skills and Strategic Thinking than learning and playing new Board Games?! Each week will have a different theme. All games will support 2-6 players, so kids can play in smaller or larger groups within their session. Gamers will get to pick out an age-appropriate game to take home at the end of the week, valued up to $40.
Week 1: Co-op Including games like: Forbidden Island, Codenames, Hanabi
Week 2: Hand full of cards, Including games like: Sushi Go Party!, Smash up! Lotus
Week 3: Roll-em up! Including games like: Dice Throne, King of Tokyo, Betrayal at house on the Hill, Railroad Ink
Week 4: Not board yet! Including games like: Carcassonne, Quest for El Dorado, King Domino, Bunny Kingdom
Week 5: Our (& your) Favorites Including games like: Ice Cool, One Night Ultimate Werewolf (& more!)
Week 6: Hand full of cards Part II, Including games like: Fox in the Forest, Codenames
Week 7: Co-op Part II including games like: Forbidden Desert, Spy Club
• Dungeons & Dragons
D&D will have a ratio of 1 Teacher per 6 Kids, except for the final week of Co-D&D which will be 1:5. Each week we will run adventures we have not previously run for Camps or Seasonal D&D. Cost of the camp includes all gaming materials needed- a set of Dice, a Dice Bag, and Minis to keep.
>Intro Level: Gamers will start with pre-made characters and learn about dice-rolling, what a Dungeon Master does, how to follow a story and work with other players to go on a journey that will be directed by their Camp Teacher. Gamers will get to create their own character if they would like.
>Intermediate Level: Gamers roll a character and each Intermediate Week go on increasingly more challenging adventures.
>Practice Becoming a Dungeon Master: DM: Diplomacy Matters - asking questions and questing answers; create a world together! Each person in a group of four will take turns DMing a collaborative adventure throughout the week. The first day is brainstorming day, where you each decide what scenario you would like to create, and how they would all fit together in a story. This is for Intermediate gamers. Each attendee will get to be the Game Master for one day. The Teacher will co-GM as needed.
• Magic: the Gathering
Trading Card Games helps kids work on their math and strategy skills! Cost of camp includes all of the gaming materials provided in each level.
>Beginner Level: Participants will be taught the basics of the world's most popular trading card game in a casual and friendly environment. They will also learn deck building, tournament etiquette, and strategy. Attendees will receive Demo Decks and participate in a Sealed Event on the 4th day of camp. Campers get to keep all the Demo Decks and cards from the Sealed Event (which includes 6 packs of the latest set of Magic).
>Intermediate/Advanced Level: Higher level strategies will be the focus here. We will explain the different formats of decks and run a variety of events. Attendees will receive a Planeswalker Deck to game with, and participate in a Sealed Event on the 4th day of camp. Campers get to keep their Planeswalker Deck and the cards from the Sealed Event (which includes 6 packs of the latest set of Magic).
STRICT RULES OF CONDUCT:
- For D&D- no attacking other characters. The gamers and their characters should always play together, not at odds.
- No throwing, cursing, or yelling (except out of joy)
- Attendees that have a difficult time moderating their emotions should have their aide or parent attend the sessions with them.
- Missed days cannot be made up by attending another group.
- Any act of violence will lead to immediate ejection from the group and there will be no refunds. Any verbal abuse will receive a single warning and a parent/guardian will need to attend for the remainder of the session.
- We know that it can be emotionally involving for some, but these are games. The most important thing is that everyone is having fun.
- Gamers should stay with their Teacher in the shop and not wander around interacting with non-Campers and non-Staff.
EARLY REGISTRATION DISCOUNTS END MARCH 15TH.
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