Let the Whiskey Win – Introducing Pawn and Pint’s Next Star Wars X-Wing League

The time is coming soon, when beer and liquor shall be available at the Pawn and Pint – and as such, the next league at P&P shall be slightly alcohol themed.

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The league will run from January 31 to March 7. [6 Weeks]

Participation in the league will be free for members at Pawn and Pint and simply cost the $5 Pay to Play for non members.

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Sex Can Sell Somewhere Else: Why the Pornification of Nerd Culture Helps No One

We’ve all seen it – a video game with a half naked girl on it. A picture of a barbarian holding her up, as she looks suggestively at the viewer, in distress. Whether it’s a chain mail bikini or a slave girl outfit, it’s a well known fact – there are a lot of books, tv shows, games and movies which seem to cater to what is perceived as the typical “gamer” – single heterosexual cisgendered Caucasian males.

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A great example – a great game, with a needlessly pornographic cover

I, the author, am one of these people, a heterosexual cisgendered caucasian male – and in the following article, I will present 3 concrete reason why it is better for EVERYONE that we ditch this almost comical sexualization of our preferred medium of enjoyment.

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Pawns and Pints to Host Gamers Haven Games Library!

Hello all!

With only 33 hours to go in our Kickstarter we have a big announcement – We shall be hosting the Gamers Haven Games Library at Pawns and Pints!

For those who do not know, the Gamers Haven Library is a collection of approximately 330 board games, which served as the games library for Planet Comicon, KantCon, Midwest Gamefest, and MidAmericon 2 this year. An incomplete list of the collection is available here.

Convention Goers at KantCon enjoying many of the games provided by the Gamers Haven Library
Convention Goers at KantCon enjoying many of the games provided by the Gamers Haven Library

Furthermore, the Gamers Haven Podcast is nearing it’s 10th anniversary, and has over 20 full days of quality audio available online here! We are excited to have them recording at Pawns and Pints in the future 🙂

Also – remember – this is the beginning of the last chance to pledge to our Kickstarter – and get exclusive rewards such as naming a NOOK after yourself, a loved one, or a pet – or get our annual membership for an incredible discount of $150 (normally $195)!

Pledge today by clicking right here! 

Also, don’t forget to follow us on facebook, twitter and instagram!

Cheers and Happy Gaming!

Edward Schmalz

Games You are GUARANTEED to Find At Pawns And Pints (Part 1)

Hello readers, Kickstarter supporters and those who randomly stumbled upon our blog!

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We have been talking with a bunch of you and one of the chief things which always comes up in conversation is what games are we going to have at Pawns and Pints. Therefore, we are going to begin doing a series where we announce 10 Games, at random intervals, which we shall have FOR SURE at Pawns and Pints for your playing pleasure. So, without further adieu….

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Board Games for Date Night

Let us preface this by saying – board games are an AMAZING thing to bring to a first date, if you can slip them in. Both men and woman across the world agree that board games are a great social experience and they offer a variety of benefits above and beyond simply entertainment – but there are some games which are better than others for getting to know your partner better.

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We have broken games into 4 categories in order to give you the best opportunity to decide what games are best for you and your date. The categories we choose are:

  • Cooperative – These games pit the players against the board in some way and they must work together to survive and win. Games like this typically encourage cooperation and are a great first date game too make you and your partner feel like a team.
  • Competitive Games: These are games which pit you and your partner against one another. For some, these are the perfect game for couples to build some excitement, for others they are not.
  • Party Games: These games are designed for a few people or occasionally a large group and are typically very simple to learn.
  • Get To Know You Games: These games are designed to help you learn more about your partner and enjoy the thrill of a game at the same time. Continue reading “Board Games for Date Night”