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 ARRIVING LAST WEEK, THIS WEEK, NEXT WEEK... NOWISH
Campy Creatures 2nd Edition $24.99
Campy Creatures 2nd Edition Expansion 1 $14.99
Castle Panic Big Box $89.95
Century New World $39.99
MtG TCG Core 2020 Booster Box $120
MtG TCG Core 2020 Spellslinger Starter $9.99
MtG TCG Core 2020 Planeswalker Deck $12.99
MtG TCG Core 2020 Land station $19.99
MtG TCG Core 2020 Deck Builder's Toolkit $19.99
MtG TCG Core 2020 Bundle $41.99
MtG TCG Core 2020 Theme Booster $7.99
Sailor Moon Crystal Dice Challengers $34.99
Shadowrun 6E Beginner Box $24.99
Shadowrun Sprawl Ops $49.99
Star Trek Conflick in the Neutral Zone $39.99
Star Wars X-Wing 2nd Ed Tie/vn Silencer Expansion Pack $19.95
Star Wars X-Wing 2nd Ed Millennium Falcon Expansion Pack $39.95
Star Wars X-Wing 2nd Ed Naboo Royal N-1 Starfighter Expansion Pack $19.95
Star Wars X-Wing 2nd Ed Hyena-class Droid Bomber Expansion Pack $19.95
Star Wars X-Wing 2nd Ed A/SF-01 B-Wing Expansion Pack $19.95
Star Wars X-Wing 2nd Ed VT-49 Decimator Expansion Pack $39.95
Star Wars X-Wing 2nd Ed Resistance Transport Expansion Pack $29.95
Star Wars X-Wing 2nd Ed Deluxe Movement Tools and Range Ruler $19.95
Ticket to Ride New York $19.99
Unlock Heroic Adventures $29.99
Choose Your Own Adventure War with the Evil Power Master $24.99
Final Fantasy TCG Opux IX Lords & Chaos Booster $3.99
Jaipur (New Edition) $24.99
Legend of the Five Rings LCG Bonds of Blood Dynasty Pack $14.95
Friday Night Magic: Draft- Fridays at 7:15p
Format is Draft. Each gamer will receive 3 packs of Core 2020 Magic: the Gathering to Draft with in a pod of fellow gamers.
Prizes: One booster pack prize per Round Win. Also, one Promo Pack will be awarded to the top player of each pod. Then, at least one Promo Pack will be opened in front of players and the individual cards randomly awarded among those that have not yet received a Promo Pack for the evening.
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. Please be prompt so we can start on time.
If you have no DCI# do not fear! We will provide you one in-store,or you can go to dci.wizards.com to register for one now.
Keyforge: Age of Ascension Triad Archon Tournament, Sat 7/20 at Noon
We're taking a shot at the intriguing Triad tournament type at Isle of Gamers!
Each player has 3 decks that they can use throughout the tournament. Each round, each player chooses one of their opponent’s decks to “bench,” making that deck unusable for that match.
Each round consists of a best-of-three match. When a player wins a game, they must switch to their other deck for the rest of the match. This means that a player must win a game with each of their non-benched decks to win the match. You can use any deck from Call of the Archons, or Age of Ascension.
Prizes: Each participant who stays till the end walks away with a brand new deck of their choice from Call of the Archons, or Age of Ascension! Plus first place gets their choice of a new Mars Playmat, or a Mars-themed deck box to house their collection! Second place gets the remaining, Third gets a full set of Mars-themed Key cards, and everyone else gets their choice of promo cards from our pool.
MtG Standard - Sundays at 1p
Bring your Standard Deck or purchase a Planeswalker deck from us and join in this weekly event.
Prizing:The top 4 gamers will receive regular promo packs, and 1st place gets a premium promo pack. The remaining players will receive a booster pack from the current set.
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!)
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.
Kids D&D: Autumn Session
The last thing you remember is burning alive.
The next thing you know, you are pulled out of slime, out of place, and out of time.
Many things have happened while you slept. Civilization has spread to other planets. Numerous empires formed and fell. Interstellar war sputtered like a dying candle for millennia.
...and the grey goo lingered in the background of stars.
A handful of you were found in the depths of space, highly improbable survivors of the gray goo. Those that found you don't know why you were spared from decomposition. A fair number of them fear you, a few of them want to worship you...but what is their hidden agenda?
There are different experiences for each Session's groups, but kids will have the same questions to explore
during the Autumn Season of Kids D&D, which will run for 11 weeks.
For kids, ages 8-18, who want to learn to play or already love to play Dungeons & Dragons. There will be a max of 6 kids in each group and one very experienced and friendly Game Master.
The events will take place at Illusive Comics & Games, 1270 Franklin Mall, Santa Clara in Franklin Square. The phone number is 408-985-7481.
New players will be given a pre-generated character, and more experienced players will learn to roll a character. The campaigns will be based upon 5th Edition D&D and run the length of the quarter. The kids will only need a pencil and a set of dice. We have dice available at our shops.
Gamers will learn to work together as a team, practicing creative problem solving and growing their imaginations.
Guardians do not need to stay during the event, unless their children need assistance. Guardians do need to return promptly at the end of the gaming. We have plenty of seating for the parents in our shop, along with Wi-Fi and movies. We also have reading material (we ARE a comic shop after all), as well as beverages and snacks for purchase.
There will be a $5 fee for each minute Guardians are late for pick up, starting 10 minutes after the event has ended.
STRICT RULES OF CONDUCT:
- No attacking other characters. The children and their characters should always play together, not at odds.
- No throwing, cursing, or yelling (except out of joy)
- Children that have a difficult time moderating their emotions should have their aide or parent attend the sessions with them.
- Skipped sessions cannot be made up by attending another group
- Any act of violence or verbal abuse will lead to immediate ejection from the group. There will be no refunds.
- We know that it can be emotionally involving for some, but this is a game. The most important thing is that everyone is having fun.
Keep in mind there are no make up sessions--if you miss a Saturday, you cannot drop by a Monday session to make it up.
Saturday 3:30 D&D is now sold out.
D&D Baldur's Gate: Descent Into Avernus
Releasing September 17th.
FORGE YOUR FATE IN HELLFIRE!
Diabolical dangers await in this adventure for the world’s greatest roleplaying game.
Welcome to Baldur's Gate, a city of ambition and corruption. You’ve just started your adventuring career, but already find yourself embroiled in a plot that sprawls from the shadows of Baldur's Gate to the front lines of the planes-spanning Blood War! Do you have what it takes to turn infernal war machines and nefarious contracts against the archdevil Zariel and her diabolical hordes? And can you ever hope to find your way home safely when pitted against the infinite evils of the Nine Hells?
- This heroic Dungeons & Dragons adventure book takes players from levels 1 to 13 as they journey through Baldur's Gate and into Avernus, the first layer of the Nine Hells.
- Baldur's Gate is among the most iconic locations in fantasy culture. A mist-cloaked metropolis on the Sword Coast, it’s a place of history and a home to heroes.
- The book introduces the infernal war machines to fifth edition D&D—battle-ready vehicles, which you can customize as you blast off into the Blood War.
- Dungeon Masters will entice their heroes with devils' deals, designed to lure adventurers with the ultimate temptations of power and treasure.
The alternative art cover with a distinctive design and soft-touch finish is available exclusively in game stores.
MtG Chaos Grab Bag 7/27 at Noon
Come in and reach into the depths of Isle of Gamers Magic collection! Each player will get a deck box and a random handful of cards. You will have 45 minutes to build a deck and then you face off against your foes to see who fares the best! This will likely be a janky, chaotic mess which, based on some of your commander decks, should be up most of your alleys!
Prizes: One pack from the Standard Set per Round Win. Extra Promo Cards will be given out in a chaotic manner.
PATHFINDER RPG - SECOND EDITION: ADVENTURE PATH - HELLKNIGHT HILL (AGE OF ASHES 1 OF 6)
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In Franklin Square, between Mountain Mike's Pizza and the old Post Office
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We carry the largest selection Current Comics in the Silicon Valley as well as one of the largest selections of Pop Vinyl toys in the Bay Area!